1. (Peter Sudyka, 7 December 2022 14:38)
    From the New York Times: “Today we learn that the U.S. supplied howitzers are not very robust: The war in Ukraine has a rate of artillery shelling not seen in a war since the Korean War. That intensity is so high that it’s putting a strain on the artillery pieces themselves, with a third out of commission at any point.”

    “A large portion of the approximately 350 howitzers provided by Western nations to Ukraine — including 142 American M777 howitzers — are damaged, destroyed or simply breaking down from overuse. Citing multiple U.S. defence officials, the report said that repeated use is wearing down the barrels. The artillery pieces have to be taken out of service and sent to a repair centre outside of Ukraine.”

    The Patriot System is just another piece of crap otherwise why not give it to Ukraine? What’s the harm?
    What a stupid question why would Russia attack Latvia or Poland? They are currently demilitarising not only Ukraine but NATO as well. Smart people think with their head and dumbs ones sit on their brains and ask why Russia does not attack Latvia. The Baltic states will die out naturally. No gas no electricity no nothing. When this is over your Poland will be a beggar state and yes your Poland is looking to take over west Ukraine; over the same people that killed over 100,000 poles in WW2.
    (sj, 12 December 2022 22:13)

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  2. Peggy

    Poland is not interested in the Western part of the Ukraine and we'll certainly not go to war over it.

    One would think after the horrors of the 2nd World War that countries in Europe would stop invading each other for historical lost land or for land where a given minority exists. That's what Hitler did and look what it led to.

    This is why Russia must be stopped.
    (Peter Sudyka, 8 December 2022 10:24)

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  3. This is not an offensive system so how are they preparing for war?
    Defending against missiles is one thing but having them to launch is another.
    Not in Poland's interest to go to war with Russia now anyway when they are so close to getting the western part of Ukraine.
    It's a possibility if they play nice.
    (Peggy, 7 December 2022 23:25)

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  4. Love it how Germany is trolling the paljaki. Asked for new reparations from WW2, Germany's response was: njet, but you can have the Patriots so to defend your tractors when Ukries hit your peasants by mistake :)
    (Iskander, 7 December 2022 19:02)

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  5. This comment by the gentleman re-the Patriot defence is bang on and very
    comical, especially about saurkraut statement.
    (Pedro, 7 December 2022 14:43)

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  6. This comment by the gentleman re-the Patriot defence is bang on and very
    comical, especially about saurkraut statement.
    (Pedro, 7 December 2022 14:43)

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  7. No sj, the Patriot system is not crap. It had a very good service history in both Iraqi conflicts and when used by both the Israelis and the Saudis. The big majority of balistic missiles and drones were successfully shot down. Some operational failures are to be expected and doesn't make a given piece of military equipment automatically crap because they have failed a handful of times.

    And hypersonic missiles are not, Russia is not that stupid as to attack Poland. If they were so brave, powerful and unafraid of NATO, why haven't they attacked Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania yet? They are smaller than Georgia and border Russia, were part of the Soviet Union and Russian sphere of influence, so why haven't they tried to secure and protect their Russian minorities in those countries, huh sj, oh-so-intelligent one?
    (Peter Sudyka, 7 December 2022 14:38)

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  8. Who writes this rubbish? Poland going to war? with what? Sauerkraut? The Patriot was offered by Germany as a means of shooting down any stray missiles coming from Ukraine not going to war. Now if Poland goes to war what are they going to use against the hypersonic missiles? Duda's underwear? The Patriot system is CRAP just ask the Saudis when drones hit their oil refinery.
    (sj, 7 December 2022 10:42)

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