HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Oddly... Russian success ... » Reply #16

Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Sun Feb 27, 2022, 03:38 PM

16. It's impossible to invade and subjugate

a country that fiercely resists it. We learned that in Iraq and Afghanistan which were far easier opponents than the Ukrainians are, who have a real armed forces that is 200k strong with 200k reserves + volunteers with the West feeding them intelligence, weapons and aid. The US trained them to fight a guerilla war, anticipating this situation, and provisioned them with the appropriate weapons incl javelins ands stingers which are highly effective. They have home field advantage, lots of buildings/houses they can snipe from and throw molitov cocktails and other home made explosives. Even if Russia uses more brutal tactics and 'takes the capital' it's a pyrrhic victory as no gov't they install will last.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 29 replies Author Time Post
WarGamer Feb 2022 OP
TheRealNorth Feb 2022 #1
leftieNanner Feb 2022 #2
WarGamer Feb 2022 #4
leftieNanner Feb 2022 #14
WarGamer Feb 2022 #15
WarGamer Feb 2022 #3
Kingofalldems Feb 2022 #5
WarGamer Feb 2022 #6
edhopper Feb 2022 #20
WarGamer Feb 2022 #21
edhopper Feb 2022 #22
WarGamer Feb 2022 #24
edhopper Feb 2022 #25
bullwinkle428 Feb 2022 #28
WarGamer Feb 2022 #29
OnDoutside Feb 2022 #7
WarGamer Feb 2022 #9
unblock Feb 2022 #8
WarGamer Feb 2022 #10
uponit7771 Feb 2022 #12
uponit7771 Feb 2022 #11
WarGamer Feb 2022 #13
LineReply It's impossible to invade and subjugate
radius777 Feb 2022 #16
empedocles Feb 2022 #18
MaryMagdaline Feb 2022 #17
usajumpedtheshark Feb 2022 #19
Kaleva Feb 2022 #26
Kaleva Feb 2022 #23
Scrivener7 Feb 2022 #27
Please login to view edit histories.