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Ukraine weapons thread   General Military Discussion

Started 24/2/22 by gatnerd; 189968 views.
graylion

From: graylion

21-Aug

I really wish the SPD would grow a pair :(

schnuersi

From: schnuersi

21-Aug

graylion said:

I really wish the SPD would grow a pair :(

Well, if you ask me, I would have preferred if they would not have been elected in the first place. Allthough Laschet also isn't a top choice. This way the CDU at least can reorganise itself and find a way back to its roots. Which will increase the chances they will be elected next time and somthing will be done right after that.

The SPD IMHO is a lost cause. They will never grow a pair. Even currently they are pushed by the Greens, who supprisingly grew a very large pair, and the Liberals. In addition to the immense pressure from other EU countries and the US. I really think without this the SPD wouldn't have acted on the Russian invasion at all.

graylion

From: graylion

21-Aug

Being an old SPD member I hate to agree with you. But it had its day. The Greens are the future.

schnuersi

From: schnuersi

21-Aug

graylion said:

The Greens are the future.

This thought is outright scary!

schnuersi

From: schnuersi

21-Aug

Oh yes!
And scary is very mild and reserved.
We talk about people who have only one topic and are allmost completly detached from reality. They are docmatic to the point of pseudo religion. Just as with any religion scientific facts have no meaning for them. Their decisions are entirly based on their dogma and they equal it with truth and the moral good. As a direct result large parts of the base of the green party are anti democratic and thus potentially dangerous.

If they are the future... its a very dark one.

graylion

From: graylion

21-Aug

I heartily disagree, but this argument does not belong here.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

21-Aug

schnuersi said:

heir decisions are entirly based on their dogma and they equal it with truth and the moral good.

I'm not too hip with German politics as a whole, but as a nuclear power fan, I've come across many an article about the Greens absurdly dogmatic anti-nuclear stance. Which of course is anything but 'green' as nuclear is the most successful carbon free energy production method.

This one from today - even in the face of a looming energy crisis due to Ukraine war, they still wont keep the existing nuclear plants open:

https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/german-minister-rules-out-keeping-nuclear-plants-running-save-gas-2022-08-21/

This anti nuclear dogma apparently extends to viewing Lignite Coal - one of the most C02 emitting of all power sources - as 'greener' then coal. 

...

In Germany's defense though, US 'green' activists are no less dogmatic or impractical. 

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

21-Aug

Pretty amusing / interesting. Ukraine is buying oversized drones from Aliexpress, and turning them into sort of RC Cruise Missiles / suicide drones to strike inside Crimea. This is much further then we've seen other drones employed.

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/ukraine-situation-report-shadowy-long-range-kamakaze-drone-strikes-again

Whether this is an indictment of Russian air defense, or a worrying portent to the danger DIY armed drones pose to the world, remains to be seen. 

renatohm

From: renatohm

21-Aug

Both can be true at the same time

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