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Tue Aug 16, 2022, 02:11 PM

Putin allies threaten to attack Tower Bridge with Kalibr cruise missile

Vladimir Putin’s propagandists have once again threatened to attack Britain, this time warning of missile attacks on Tower Bridge and the use of nuclear weapons against British troops assisting Nato in Estonia.

The threats are the latest outpouring of ant-Western bile broadcast from state TV in Moscow as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to falter.

Senior MP Oleg Morozov claimed that Boris Johnson was plotting with Kyiv to explode Putin’s vanity project bridge which links the annexed Crimea to the Russian mainland.

Last week Ukrainian special forces destroyed an airbase in Crimea which sent shockwaves rippling through Putin’s top brass as many of them began to fear more retaliatory strikes from their neighbours.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/putin-allies-threaten-to-attack-tower-bridge-with-kalibr-cruise-missile/ar-AA10JeSJ?cvid=ee1f54c47c2047b783a75a37389a934c

That would trigger Article 5 of the NATO charter, not something Putin wants, but hey, good luck with that.

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Reply Putin allies threaten to attack Tower Bridge with Kalibr cruise missile (Original post)
MarineCombatEngineer Aug 2022 OP
HAB911 Aug 2022 #1
MarineCombatEngineer Aug 2022 #3
Irish_Dem Aug 2022 #10
MarineCombatEngineer Aug 2022 #12
Irish_Dem Aug 2022 #14
MarineCombatEngineer Aug 2022 #16
Irish_Dem Aug 2022 #18
mitch96 Aug 2022 #17
lpbk2713 Aug 2022 #2
MarineCombatEngineer Aug 2022 #5
Lovie777 Aug 2022 #4
ProudMNDemocrat Aug 2022 #6
The Unmitigated Gall Aug 2022 #7
Chainfire Aug 2022 #8
sarisataka Aug 2022 #9
Irish_Dem Aug 2022 #11
MarineCombatEngineer Aug 2022 #13
Irish_Dem Aug 2022 #15
muriel_volestrangler Aug 2022 #19
AntiFascist Aug 2022 #20

Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Tue Aug 16, 2022, 02:14 PM

1. All the computer war game scenarios

end in a nuclear exchange. Good luck to us!

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 16, 2022, 02:17 PM

3. Yup, unless sane Russians remove him, like his Generals,

is there a Claus von Stauffenberg among the Russian High Command?

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 16, 2022, 02:59 PM

10. Stauffenberg failed and was executed. Hopefully someone successful this time.

But I hear Putin is heavily guarded.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 16, 2022, 03:28 PM

12. Yeah, unfortunately,

but so was Hitler and he was gotten to, unsuccessfully, but it was close, so maybe............
I'd settle with him being a vegetable due to injuries.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Reply #12)

Tue Aug 16, 2022, 03:38 PM

14. Before he dies, Putin is hell bent on achieving his goals of world power through terror.

So Putin is going to protect himself as much as possible.
He is said to be the world's richest man, so he can afford a lot of security.

For example, he may not even be in Moscow right now.
But some secret undisclosed location.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #14)

Tue Aug 16, 2022, 03:41 PM

16. Dammit!!!

You're raining on the parade in my head.
Stop it.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Reply #16)

Tue Aug 16, 2022, 03:51 PM

18. Sorry, I can't help it. If I were Putin, I would have departed Moscow months ago.

I am certain he has underground tunnels at the Kremlin or his private residences.
But these might not be safe.

I assume Ukrainian agents may be trying to track Putin in Moscow.
And as you point out, his generals and advisors might not be happy with him.
The Russian people may not like Putin right now either.

Putin is rich enough to have secret safe havens all over the world.

Maybe he is rotating among them.

And he is rich enough to have the world's best doctors following him wherever he goes.

During WWII, Churchill and FDR made secret trips outside of London or Wash DC.
It was classified, due to wartime conditions of course.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 16, 2022, 03:42 PM

17. "unless sane Russians remove him" There are some sane people over there.

VALENTIN SAVITSKI is one.. He disobeyed orders and stopped an nuclear mess..
It was the little told story of Soviet naval officer Vasili Arkhipov, the Brigade Chief of Staff on submarine B-59, who refused to fire a nuclear missile and saved the world from World War III and nuclear disaster.
m

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/oct/27/vasili-arkhipov-soviet-submarine-captain-who-averted-nuclear-war-awarded-future-of-life-prize

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Tue Aug 16, 2022, 02:16 PM

2. Putin could find no place to hide if he attacked a NATO country.



He would sleep with the fishes like OBL.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 16, 2022, 02:17 PM

5. +100. nt

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Tue Aug 16, 2022, 02:17 PM

4. Apparently Russia must be losing the unprovoked war on Ukraine ....

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Tue Aug 16, 2022, 02:27 PM

6. Article 5 of the NATO Charter says....

"An attack on one NATO country is an attack on all."

Vladimir Putin is reckless in his threats as he is ruthless in dealing with his inner circle of adversaries. But stupid he is not.

I also could be wrong here.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Tue Aug 16, 2022, 02:42 PM

7. Goodness...that's some bilious bile

You’re spewing there, Russkies.

Oh, and…FU.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Tue Aug 16, 2022, 02:42 PM

8. The Russians better be careful, they may be poking fun and someone may take them seriously.

Beating the nuclear drum is dangerous to the max.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Tue Aug 16, 2022, 02:46 PM

9. Putin allies may want to pause

And consider the fate of the last nation that decided to launch an aerial attack on London.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Tue Aug 16, 2022, 03:01 PM

11. Putin and China have decided the way to power is to bully, threaten, and terrorize enemies.

Britain may not scare so easily, they put up with years of Hitler's relentless bombing of London and did not surrender.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 16, 2022, 03:31 PM

13. The one thing I came away with while I was stationed in the UK

is that the British people are very reserved but determined and don't scare easily.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Reply #13)

Tue Aug 16, 2022, 03:41 PM

15. Yes that is consistent with the historical accounts.

Nightly bomb raids for years, death and destruction, and the Brits got up and went to work each day literally stepping over the rubble.

And the rest of Europe learned the hard way that appeasement doesn't work.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Tue Aug 16, 2022, 05:07 PM

19. Blowhard who knows nothing about London, and perhaps Crimea too

‘The Crimean bridge from a military strategic view is similar to Tower Bridge in London,’ he said.

‘If the UK is discussing a Crimean bridge attack with Ukraine, why don’t we discuss using Kalibr missiles to attack Tower Bridge in return?’

Propagandist TV anchor Yevgeny Popov, also an MP, agreed with his guest and colleague, adding that ‘for a complete analogy’ it should involve Russia seeking help from a third country to knock out Tower Bridge.

Just twaddle. Tower Bridge is not 'strategic' in any sense; it may be the easternmost bridge in central London, but there are multiple bridges just upstream from it, and tunnels downstream. And the military doesn't give a toss about driving through central London. But since it's the only British bridge he's seen on film, it's what he names. Russian TV seems to be filled with arseholes talking bollocks to keep the gullible Putin supporters onside. Rather like Fox, Newsmax and so on.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Tue Aug 16, 2022, 05:12 PM

20. Shades of Spider-Man n/t

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