• The Soviet War Strategy

    From Raskolynikov@21:1/5 to All on Wed Feb 15 07:32:16 2023
    Traditionally, the war strategy of charging on the entrenched enemy
    was to send more soldiers as "cannon fodder" than the enemy has

    This had already been proven inefficient in WW1, leading to a stalemate position in which both (or all) sides entrenched themselves in concrete
    bunkers and sent feeble flesh on concrete bunkers with machine guns
    defending them.

    It seems that Mr. Putin and his roundhead generals share the same
    strategy they seem have worked for Mr. Stalin: send more soldiers
    than the enemy can possibly kill (lacking ammo) and have the
    "reliables" with guns at their back.

    This makes me feel that I feel pity for the conscripts that couldn't
    run away from Russia and drafting more than Mr. Putin does.
    But this also probably makes us appear weak in his eyes.

    But our job is not to kill as many Russians as possible, but to preserve
    them as many as possible. This is what I believe in my prayers for the
    only reasonable outcome of this unnecessary war: ceasefire and
    peace negotiations, leading to a lasting peace agreement.

    Russians are indeed men created in the image of God Almighty,
    so it is a sin to kill any of them. But having families murdered, raped,
    and buried in a mass grave is kind of awkward and requires saints
    to endure.

    In light of this, I see the Bucha massacre as a cousin of the Srebrenica massacre, both of whose victims I am not worthy to speak.
    I can only add my prayers to the list of those who pray that this
    madness stops.

    Bucha massacre sent the message that the entire Ukraine could turn
    Bucha if Mr. Putin wins. Skyscrapers full of families and children
    targeted in a "precision strike" by anti-ship missiles send another message: the victim is guilty of defending themselves and only trying to survive.

    And God forbid that.

    in the name of the LORD Merciful, Almighty

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  • From Raskolynikov@21:1/5 to All on Fri Feb 17 01:30:09 2023
    There was some controversy about my statement that the Russians
    are created in the image of God and that it is a sin to kill them.
    This goes in accord of the proverbial "Russian meat" ("Rusko meso")
    thesis of the value of Russian life and maybe especially virginity.

    But it is just a reference on account of the Book of Genesis 9:

    Genesis 9
    4 But you must not eat meat with its lifeblood still in it.
    5 And surely I will require the life of any man or beast by whose
    hand your lifeblood is shed.
    I will demand an accounting from anyone who takes the life of his fellow man:
    6 Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man his blood will be shed;
    for in His own image God has made mankind.
    7 But as for you, be fruitful and multiply;
    spread out across the earth and multiply upon it.”

    in the Name of the LORD Merciful, Almighty

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