President of Russia is now 70 years old. and his dream for Greater Russia is crumbling due to his greed.
Vladimir Putin’s prized bridge spanning the Kerch Straits was damaged by truck bombs and fuel tanker rail car fires for his 70th birthday.. One lane’s two spans were broken up and the rail cars above were set afire. the actual damage to the underlying concrete and steel by the fuel fire remains to be seen. It may look fine after cleanup but still have lost much of it’s strength. Putin had the bridge constructed after he “Annexed” the Crimea area so he would have an invasion supply line for his 20 year project to conquer Ukraine and make it part of Russia.
Surveillance video looks to me to be of 2 tractor/trucks pulling semi-trailers. Semis blew down against road bed, odd there is a car next to each truck. Two spans were broken in the outbound from, Crimea, side lane. Early report, Russian, was that the lead truck driver survived ?!? He was an independent, hired thru the Internet to drive…… How did 2 truck bombs get sent from Crimea?? “To Russia with love” from Russian controlled area to Russia??? By Ukrainians !! to coincide with a group of loaded Railroad tank cars on the above nearby rail road bridge. Boy them NATO directed Ukrainians are awesome to pull this off !
Putin began the latest conquest February 25 with the intent to present his successful inclusion of all of Ukraine into the Russian Federation for his big planned celebration of the 75th anniversary of Russia’s Victory over the Nazi’s during the Great Patriotic War. We are 226 days into that attempted conquest and it is appearing to be that Putin’s Special Army is doing badly in that effort. Ukraine has demonstrated that the once highly Vaulted Russian Military has become a Paper Tiger after 20 years of the Putin Oligarchy Kleptocracy. It’s vast stock piles of old Soviet equipment has proved to be shallow, while massive, on paper, numbers of trained solders and modern equipment have proved to be nearly nonexistent. On the other hand Putin and his Oligarchs have looted the military to build vast estates and fleets of Huge yachts to prove their importance to each other. Putin’s fall back was to force the weak lazy Western Democracies to force Ukraine to surrender to his demands. That doesn’t seem to be working ether.
an Australian gives his evaluation of events : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laOy8v3dQ04 he gives good presentation of all the facts in his V-blog postings I don’t always agree with his conclusions but a good man to follow.
He threatens Nuclear War if he doesn’t get his way! Nobody important seems to be impressed as Russian Nuclear doctrine does not permit him to launch on his orders. that doctrine only permits use after Russia is attacked with nuclear weapons and the West has stated that they will not use Nuclear weapons first.
Now after the botched callup to conscript a new Army, that he can’t pay or supply, Revolts are beginning to brew as well as Putin’s private War is rapidly becoming personal problem to the people of the Federation. Putin does not have legal power under the provisions of the Federations Charter to do these things.
Save Ukraine, saves the Russian Federation, Putin must be put down!
A Propheice says that the “Head Oligarch will be assassinated by a Muslim group”. ” foolish on their part as he was the one that empowered them.” Sounds to me that Ramzan Kadyrov and his Chechen’s are good candidates for doing that double-cross. Kadyrov is dumb enough to go for it. Dreaming of using his new statise in Putin’s system to grab power and become military dictator while arranging Putin’s removal.
In the end Russia will leave all of Ukraine as ordered by the world’s body politic. International borders can not be changed by force. International disputes no longer will be settled in armed conflict. War is outlawed!
Update 12 October 2022
Notice Road bed blast damages, left and right spans likely jerked off their supports by the blast over the center one, As well as Rail Road tanker cars fire damage to the rail road bed. The fire was so hot the rails were melted and the concrete damaged
“The Brothers of the North will unite and Outlaw war.”
This is beginning to sound like NATO and It’s new doctrine. The UN has voiced the same concept, War can not be used to change International Borders. Or settle international disputes.
The beginning of a thousand years of peace….. actually one turn of the wheel. 780 years.
Putin and his criminal band returned the favor by raining 80 missiles onto Ukrainian cities.
As they have little that they can do about the Ukrainian Army so bombing civilians is their only response. They can launch those from outside Ukraine without fear of retaliation. I wonder just how long that will be allowed to continue?
New update; only single file of cars allowed on remaining lane spans, load limit 1500 Kilos (3600pds ) Fate of Rail Road bridge utility is unknown at present.
The more I learn about this and think about it , the stranger this gets.
That train was parked at just the right spot for several hours. So that group of fuel tankers were grouped above the nearest spot at the highest point above the road bed.
It appears from the Russian provided surveillance camera video, that 2 tractor trailers were being shepherded along the roadway at just the right spacing to damage 2 road spans. The trailers were mined, to blow down and catapult the molten trailer bodies up onto the rail tankers located above. Quite a trick on a bridge system that Russia had bragged was the best protected and most secure in the world, connecting two Russian controlled areas.
There are some indications that the “Revenge” 85 missal attack was set up a week before the blasts. Actual damage to the Bridge is really minimal and can be repaired by replacing the damaged spans, Only one lane of the roadbed is out of use and one lane of the Rail Road Bridge is out of use. As this was a military asset I would suspect that replacement spans are available along with the construction assets needed to quickly put them into place.
Ukraine seems to be unwilling to take credit for this ingenious attack.
The Bridge is not really needed at this time for heavy transport as the Russian Army supply system is exhausted and a good excuse is needed to coverup their inability to supply their Southern Army forces. Any new attacks into Ukraine will come from the North or East. Meanwhile the Putin regime beats the drums of Total WAR against the West to turn the Federation into a GREATER RUSSIA Military Dictatorship to fight their new Patriotic War against the Western Nazis.
Bridge all ready under repair on the 12th