Quote of the Day: ‘The Fight is Here; I Need Ammunition, Not a Ride’

 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was asked to evacuate Kyiv at the behest of the U.S. government but turned down the offer.

Zelensky said in response: “The fight is here; I need ammunition, not a ride,” according to a senior American intelligence official with direct knowledge of the conversation, who described Zelensky as upbeat.

according to a senior American intelligence official with direct knowledge of the conversation, who described Zelensky as upbeat.

Germany has changed their policy of not sending military aid to Ukraine. Germany is now sending Stinger missiles, and anti-tank missiles to Ukraine.

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  1. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Great quote. 

    • #1
  2. Percival Thatcher
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    Doug Watt: Germany has changed their policy of not sending military aid to Ukraine. Germany is now sending Stinger missiles, and anti-tank missiles to Ukraine.

    It’s about time.

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  3. Doug Watt Moderator
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    Apparently military aid is being delivered in spite of the Russian presence in Ukraine. Even if I knew how it was being done, I would not put that info in a post. When it comes to military actions transparency needs to take a rest.   

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  4. kedavis Inactive
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    WOLVERINES!!!

    • #4
  5. MiMac Thatcher
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    For a comedy actor whose big role was in a TV series about an actor elected president, Zelensky has done a good job during the invasion. I wish our leaders were as impressive.

    • #5
  6. Western Chauvinist Member
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    MiMac (View Comment):

    For a comedy actor whose big role was in a TV series about an actor elected president, Zelensky has done a good job during the invasion. I wish our leaders were as impressive.

    The more I learn of him, the more I like him. God bless him and the Ukrainian people!

    Maybe we’ve been looking in all the wrong places for good leaders — Zelensky, Reagan, Trump. . .

    • #6
  7. MiMac Thatcher
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    @MiMac

    Best road sign in the Ukraine:

     

    • #7
  8. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
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    @DrewInWisconsin

    • #8
  9. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
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    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    When it comes to military actions transparency needs to take a rest.

    Maybe we could take CNN offline for a few weeks.

    • #9
  10. iWe Coolidge
    iWe
    @iWe

    This is one reason Putin discounted Zelensky:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbmZrzN3WFE

    • #10
  11. Jim McConnell Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    Isn’t that Lt. Col. Vindman? Where did he get that CIB?

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  12. Doug Watt Moderator
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    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    Isn’t that Lt. Col. Vindman? Where did he get that CIB?

    He spent one short tour in Iraq, unlike the multiple tours that others spent, including National Guard, and Reservists spent in Iraq, and Afghanistan.

    • #12
  13. No Caesar Thatcher
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    Ukraine seems to seriously have a fighting chance.   Today’s news shows lots of evidence that in addition to being tough fighters (I guess the Cossack gene still runs strong) they are very good at psyops, and cyberops.  The creation of the Ukrainian Foreign Legion is brilliant PR.  I don’t know how much good it will do militarily, unless a lot of Western veterans show up, but it is enormous for morale.  The honor, courage, intelligence, and determination that Zelensky is displaying demonstrates that leadership does matter.  If he’d gone into exhile, Putin’s puppet would be in Kiev.  He didn’t and this may end with Putin the one in a grave.  Win or lose, we are witnessing someone become a hero for the ages.

    If Ukraine withstands the assault and does not agree to any territorial concessions, they will have won a better victory than if a foreign army had come to their rescue.  The more nations can defend themselves (with help from friendly nations) the better.  In the event of Russia gaining not territorial concessions, Ukraine should use this to reclaim the Crimea as compensation for Russia’s unprovoked attack.  Additionally, Taiwan should be taking notes; ensure that Xi knows every Taiwanese citizen has plenty of arms and ammo.   These smaller nations can stand up if they are a porcupine.

    • #13
  14. MarciN Member
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    Today I am deeply regretting I didn’t read all of the stories about the famous Trump-Zelenskyy phone call. I ignored the entire event because it was just one more stupid let’s-get-Trump-by-any-means-necessary. 

    I wonder what they said to each other. I’m full of questions today. 

    • #14
  15. Unsk Member
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    The lady correspondence Debra in the video assertion that Russia’s actions have really “galvanized” the NATO alliance into action is a key point.  A huge point which has far reaching repercussions. Notice though that  it is Britain not America that is holding a conference to round up weaponry for Ukraine and put assets towards their delivery. 

    The question needs to be asked “Where’s Senile Joe and his Woke Generals”? The “Leader of the Free World” I guess has taken a desperately needed  extended ice cream break to calm himself and to frame what’s happening in the Ukraine just right for domestic political consumption , so we just need to wait till he is up to  it. Ya know anything else would be discrimination against the Senile Elderly – would it not?

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  16. kedavis Inactive
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    Unsk (View Comment):
    Ya know anything else would be discrimination against the Senile Elderly – would it not?

    Not as bad as the Senile Elderly abuse of making him president.

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  17. Doug Watt Moderator
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    Unsk (View Comment):

    The lady correspondence Debra in the video assertion that Russia’s actions have really “galvanized” the NATO alliance into action is a key point. A huge point which has far reaching repercussions. Notice though that it is Britain not America that is holding a conference to round up weaponry for Ukraine and put assets towards their delivery.

    The question needs to be asked “Where’s Senile Joe and his Woke Generals”? The “Leader of the Free World” I guess has taken a desperately needed extended ice cream break to calm himself and to frame what’s happening in the Ukraine just right for domestic political consumption , so we just need to wait till he is up to it. Ya know anything else would be discrimination against the Senile Elderly – would it not?

    After the Afghan debacle, especially bugging out of the Bagram airbase without informing our NATO allies in Afghanistan, the Brits do not trust Biden. They are not going to wait for Biden’s approval for shipping arms into Ukraine.

    The Greek government is going to send ammunition and firearms to Ukraine.

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  18. Nathanael Ferguson Contributor
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    Unsk (View Comment):
    The question needs to be asked “Where’s Senile Joe and his Woke Generals”? The “Leader of the Free World” I guess has taken a desperately needed  extended ice cream break to calm himself and to frame what’s happening in the Ukraine just right for domestic political consumption , so we just need to wait till he is up to  it. Ya know anything else would be discrimination against the Senile Elderly – would it not?

    I believe the “Leader of The Free World” title has been passed to President Zelensky.

    • #18
  19. Kozak Member
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    MiMac (View Comment):

    For a comedy actor whose big role was in a TV series about an actor elected president, Zelensky has done a good job during the invasion. I wish our leaders were as impressive.

    Just goes to show what our pants crapping drooling “president” thinks is the response of a leader whose country is fighting for its life should do.

    For Anyone interested….

     

     

    I also ordered one of these.

    • #19
  20. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
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    No Caesar (View Comment):
    If Ukraine withstands the assault and does not agree to any territorial concessions, they will have won a better victory than if a foreign army had come to their rescue.  The more nations can defend themselves (with help from friendly nations) the better.

    It will also be a symbol for all nations that “nationalism” is not some white supremacist thing as American leftists insist. It is, in fact, survival.

    • #20
  21. Kozak Member
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    MiMac (View Comment):

    Best road sign in the Ukraine:

     

    I almost pissed myself when I saw that.

    • #21
  22. Kozak Member
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    @Kozak

    No Caesar (View Comment):

    Ukraine seems to seriously have a fighting chance. Today’s news shows lots of evidence that in addition to being tough fighters (I guess the Cossack gene still runs strong) they are very good at psyops, and cyberops. The creation of the Ukrainian Foreign Legion is brilliant PR. I don’t know how much good it will do militarily, unless a lot of Western veterans show up, but it is enormous for morale. The honor, courage, intelligence, and determination that Zelensky is displaying demonstrates that leadership does matter. If he’d gone into exhile, Putin’s puppet would be in Kiev. He didn’t and this may end with Putin the one in a grave. Win or lose, we are witnessing someone become a hero for the ages.

    If Ukraine withstands the assault and does not agree to any territorial concessions, they will have won a better victory than if a foreign army had come to their rescue. The more nations can defend themselves (with help from friendly nations) the better. In the event of Russia gaining not territorial concessions, Ukraine should use this to reclaim the Crimea as compensation for Russia’s unprovoked attack. Additionally, Taiwan should be taking notes; ensure that Xi knows every Taiwanese citizen has plenty of arms and ammo. These smaller nations can stand up if they are a porcupine.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/englishukraine/status/1497986717470580744

    • #22
  23. Ammo.com Member
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    Words to live by.

    • #23
  24. iWe Coolidge
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    @iWe

    Kozak (View Comment):
    https://mobile.twitter.com/englishukraine/status/1497986717470580744

    This is sheer PR GENIUS

    The Ukrainians have won the PR war and it has made a huge difference. When was the last time Turkey and Greece agreed on anything? Yet today they both shipped weapons to Ukraine.

    • #24
  25. MiMac Thatcher
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    @MiMac

    Kozak (View Comment):

    MiMac (View Comment):

    For a comedy actor whose big role was in a TV series about an actor elected president, Zelensky has done a good job during the invasion. I wish our leaders were as impressive.

    Just goes to show what our pants crapping drooling “president” thinks is the response of a leader whose country is fighting for its life should do.

    For Anyone interested….

    I also ordered one of these.

    The joke is that the Javelin is the world’s leader in distributing T-72 tank parts……

    • #25
  26. MarciN Member
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    iWe (View Comment):

    Kozak (View Comment):
    https://mobile.twitter.com/englishukraine/status/1497986717470580744

    This is sheer PR GENIUS.

    The Ukrainians have won the PR war and it has made a huge difference. When was the last time Turkey and Greece agreed on anything? Yet today they both shipped weapons to Ukraine.

    As I understand it, some of the credit goes to Elon Musk. Right? :-) 

    One little push of a button and the Internet remained open for Ukraine. One of the best stories I’ve ever read. 

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  27. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Kozak (View Comment):

    No Caesar (View Comment):

    Ukraine seems to seriously have a fighting chance. Today’s news shows lots of evidence that in addition to being tough fighters (I guess the Cossack gene still runs strong) they are very good at psyops, and cyberops. The creation of the Ukrainian Foreign Legion is brilliant PR. I don’t know how much good it will do militarily, unless a lot of Western veterans show up, but it is enormous for morale. The honor, courage, intelligence, and determination that Zelensky is displaying demonstrates that leadership does matter. If he’d gone into exhile, Putin’s puppet would be in Kiev. He didn’t and this may end with Putin the one in a grave. Win or lose, we are witnessing someone become a hero for the ages.

    If Ukraine withstands the assault and does not agree to any territorial concessions, they will have won a better victory than if a foreign army had come to their rescue. The more nations can defend themselves (with help from friendly nations) the better. In the event of Russia gaining not territorial concessions, Ukraine should use this to reclaim the Crimea as compensation for Russia’s unprovoked attack. Additionally, Taiwan should be taking notes; ensure that Xi knows every Taiwanese citizen has plenty of arms and ammo. These smaller nations can stand up if they are a porcupine.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/englishukraine/status/1497986717470580744

    Intense.

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  28. Kozak Member
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    @Kozak

    MiMac (View Comment):

    Kozak (View Comment):

    MiMac (View Comment):

    For a comedy actor whose big role was in a TV series about an actor elected president, Zelensky has done a good job during the invasion. I wish our leaders were as impressive.

    Just goes to show what our pants crapping drooling “president” thinks is the response of a leader whose country is fighting for its life should do.

    For Anyone interested….

    I also ordered one of these.

    The joke is that the Javelin is the world’s leader in distributing T-72 tank parts……

    I have a decal of an F-4 Phantom  ( the plane my squadron flew in the USAF) that says

    “Worlds Largest Distributor of MIG Parts”.

    • #28
  29. MarciN Member
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    @MarciN

    I’m thinking, in terms of the massive global reaction against Putin I’m seeing, that this is a similar timeline to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. There were many escalating terrorist attacks in the years preceding that one, and the world kept ignoring them, just as the world pretty much ignored Putin’s two earlier incursions into Georgia. He’s getting a lot of pent up anger from every country in the world right now. He took the world’s earlier silence as a license to keep going. Little did he know,  . . .  :-) 

    • #29
  30. No Caesar Thatcher
    No Caesar
    @NoCaesar

    Kozak (View Comment):

    No Caesar (View Comment):

    Ukraine seems to seriously have a fighting chance. Today’s news shows lots of evidence that in addition to being tough fighters (I guess the Cossack gene still runs strong) they are very good at psyops, and cyberops. The creation of the Ukrainian Foreign Legion is brilliant PR. I don’t know how much good it will do militarily, unless a lot of Western veterans show up, but it is enormous for morale. The honor, courage, intelligence, and determination that Zelensky is displaying demonstrates that leadership does matter. If he’d gone into exhile, Putin’s puppet would be in Kiev. He didn’t and this may end with Putin the one in a grave. Win or lose, we are witnessing someone become a hero for the ages.

    If Ukraine withstands the assault and does not agree to any territorial concessions, they will have won a better victory than if a foreign army had come to their rescue. The more nations can defend themselves (with help from friendly nations) the better. In the event of Russia gaining not territorial concessions, Ukraine should use this to reclaim the Crimea as compensation for Russia’s unprovoked attack. Additionally, Taiwan should be taking notes; ensure that Xi knows every Taiwanese citizen has plenty of arms and ammo. These smaller nations can stand up if they are a porcupine.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/englishukraine/status/1497986717470580744

    Wow!  Powerful.  It appears from what I’ve seen a substantial number of the Russian soldiers do not want to be there.  Low morale invaders against a highly-motivated defending populace,  my cards are on the latter, assuming Putin doesn’t ratchet things to the next level.  

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