War re Ukraine: Thread

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 22:14:14 PST 2022

Putin the asshole that already needed to die for mass invasion,
is now also freezing millions to death without power in winter,
someone needs to take this cocksucker out.

Satellite Imagery Shows Extensive Destruction Of Ukraine Power Grid

It was only a matter of time.  The recent Russian pull-back of troops
clearly indicated a broad shift in tactics, and the one thing that the
Kremlin avoided for several months seemed like the next most logical
step - Full spectrum strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure.

Initially, Ukraine's media spin suggested that the precision strikes
were "ineffective", with western news outlets showing only a handful
of images of craters in streets and some scarred apartment buildings.
There were limited admissions of damage to the power and water grids,
but Ukraine claimed that these systems would be back and functional
within days.  This did not happen.

Not surprisingly, Ukraine suffered far more damage to their utilities
than the government and media let on.  Later estimates ranged from 60%
to 80% of the nation's grid destroyed or unusable and the latest
satellite photos of active lights at night support this.  Below, we
can see lights across Ukraine on February 24th at the start of the

Next, we have an image taken from November 24th.

More than half the nation is in total darkness and the comparison to
neighboring countries is stark.  For the majority of the war Ukraine
enjoyed near full use of their power grid, internet, water, gas, and
other amenities, which is highly unusual during an invasion.  The
reasons for Vladimir Putin seeking to avoid damage to infrastructure
are unknown, but public optics are the most likely explanation.  With
power resources nearly destroyed, the citizenry of Ukraine is facing a
long cold winter with little to no relief in sight.

No doubt the media will portray this as a cold weather holocaust,
though, elimination of infrastructure is usually the first measure of
a large scale attack.  It is standard operating procedure for the US
military, for example.  At this point, the coldest temperatures have
yet to hit Ukraine, with average lows of 21°F (-6°C) in December.
This kind of weather is not a problem with infrastructure intact, but
with the grid down there will be chaos.

Water pipes will freeze and bust across major population centers,
leaving only well water. The effects of the cold will be cumulative,
and without heating and electric most other operations including
economic operations will grind to a halt.  Ukraine's population will
have gone from relative comfort to brutal survival in the span of a
couple months.

The next most obvious outcome is a refugee crisis, with millions of
people seeking shelter in neighboring countries in order to escape the
cold.  Though mainstream analysts are finally admitting to the grid
problem, there is still very little coverage of the actual
consequences we are about to witness.  The assertions that Ukraine is
"winning" the war are harder to sell while at the same time
acknowledging the massive economic and humanitarian disaster that is
escalating in the wake of supposed victory.

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