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Fri Nov 25, 2022, 08:10 AM

What would happen if we gave Ukraine long range missiles and they could strike inside RU?

If interior Russian supply depots and their power and other infrastructure got hit, I wonder what the RU people's reaction would be. Will be hard to hide Belgorod or some other major city with its power turned off.

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Reply What would happen if we gave Ukraine long range missiles and they could strike inside RU? (Original post)
dutch777 Nov 25 OP
2naSalit Nov 25 #1
wnylib Nov 25 #2
yagotme Nov 25 #4
sop Nov 25 #3
roamer65 Nov 25 #5
Calculating Nov 25 #8
Trenzalore Nov 25 #6
Calculating Nov 25 #7
DavidDvorkin Nov 25 #9
Just A Box Of Rain Nov 25 #10

Response to dutch777 (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2022, 08:13 AM

1. Hard to say...

But recently I've been thinking we should let them strike cities and infrastructure inside that miserable country. The supporters of pooptin should feel this pain themselves. Might end this quicker.

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Response to dutch777 (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2022, 08:23 AM

2. Instead of striking utilities power infrastructure,

what about obliterating Russian launchers and missiles at storage sites? Make it impossible for Russia to continue bombarding Ukraine.

Personally, my fantasy is a nuke dropped on Putin, wherever he's hiding out. Too bad that he is probably hiding in a nuke proof bunker. If we took out Putin, Russian oligarchs and military who are fed up with him might be so pleased to be rid of him that they wouldn't even retaliate. OK, it's a fantasy.

ON EDIT: I wonder if it would be possible to disable Russia's nuke launching system so that a real, retaliatory war could be waged against them. Unfortunately, there are still Russian nuclear subs.



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Response to wnylib (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 25, 2022, 12:04 PM

4. I believe most of the launchers are mobile,

so they would have to be tracked real time (up to us, most likely, and called "interference". Disabling their nuke launching capability would probably be in the same category as your Putin fantasy, as he probably keeps tight rein on the controls, and just bombing the sites wouldn't be enough.

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Response to dutch777 (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2022, 08:34 AM

3. Probably WWIII.

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Response to dutch777 (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2022, 12:06 PM

5. The response by RuZZia would be greatly moderated if we gave Ukraine tactical nukes.

MAD works.

Mutual Assured Destruction.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 25, 2022, 12:17 PM

8. I'm starting to wonder if that's not the only way to end this

Give Ukraine some nukes, mad is then in effect between Moscow and Kyiv. Seems like the threat of completely destroying each other is the only way to stop wars.

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Response to dutch777 (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2022, 12:11 PM

6. Probably a mushroom cloud in your backyard.

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Response to dutch777 (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2022, 12:15 PM

7. It's really the only way to stop the Russian rocket terror attacks

Deterrence works, Ukraine needs the ability to hit back or Russia has no incentive to stop hitting. For some reason the Russians believe they should be untouchable in this conflict.

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Response to dutch777 (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2022, 01:41 PM

9. WWIII, but it would be emotionally satisfying for a few minutes.

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Response to dutch777 (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2022, 04:35 PM

10. We'll meet again, Don't know where, Don't know when, But I know we'll meet again some sunny day

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