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Rexia2022 t1_je4o9va wrote

Show of strength? Bruh, this is just insecurity on a state level. It's the government equivalent of writing a Reddit post about how you're a sniper with over 400 confirmed kills.


BigManScaramouche t1_je4opgy wrote

Putin every few days: What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in KGB, and I've been involved in numerous secret raids on Pro-democratic activists, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I'm the top sniper in the entire Russian Armed Forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the World and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You're fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that's just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire nuclear arsenal of the Russian Federation and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little "clever" comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn't, you didn't, and now you're paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You're fucking dead, kiddo.


phlogistonical t1_je4szb1 wrote

This ready like something trump could have said, except with more swearing and longer


BGAL7090 t1_je4zekt wrote

This is far more coherent than anything that dribbled out of his mouth


_000001_ t1_je5i0lj wrote

What you're saying is that Putin is actually just a(n overly) sensitive little soul, right?

(Mmm, which is a little worrying, because I've just remembered: that's exactly how my girlfriend described herself to me... Maybe time to sleep with one eye open, I think.)


Complex_Construction t1_je4sf97 wrote

Like we’ve not seen what’s happening to his “boys” in Ukraine. Some of them are killing themselves.


_000001_ t1_je5hka5 wrote

Hey everyone, I'm a sniper with over 400 confirmed kills! AMA!


bt65 t1_je4oait wrote

So you have 3000 troops, that don't impress me much...


doomdoom15 t1_je4p4k9 wrote

He (dont) got the brains but do he got the touch?


Robbotlove t1_je4qs0o wrote

don't get me wrong, I think he's all Reich.


jimmycoletrane t1_je4r668 wrote

but that won't stop the war in the middle of this fight


doomdoom15 t1_je4rhwl wrote

I never knew a guy who kept launch codes in his pocket


jimmycoletrane t1_je4rttl wrote

and pollonium in his tea, just for taste


doomdoom15 t1_je4sipd wrote

All those extra soldiers on the ground better win it


PM-me-Gophers t1_je4sxma wrote

'Cause heaven forbid, they should fall out a window


FM-101 t1_je4ymsr wrote

Whoooa whoooa no purgatory, whoooa whoooa they going straight to hell.


FreeMetal t1_je4plnw wrote

What's the point of having 3.000 troops during a nuclear exchange, idiot


TwittwrGliches t1_je50mzd wrote

He is obsessed with crowd size?


_000001_ t1_je5hby8 wrote

I've never heard it called a "crowd" before.


gk99 t1_je6qs2j wrote

Ah, you know the saying, three (thousand)'s a crowd.


der_titan t1_je5eu77 wrote

Tactical nuclear weapons are designed to be used on the battlefield by specialized troops. That is quite different than strategic nuclear weapons


Jj-woodsy t1_je4nqrg wrote

It’s not really menacing when his army is being beat by Ukraine, though is it.


AdmiralBarackAdama t1_je4panc wrote

If you need 3000 troops to wage nuclear war then you're going to lose


Darzanak t1_je4oews wrote

We get it, Putin, you’re an insane dictator who is so desperate to make a name for yourself that you are willing to start another world war.


JustHereForTheBacon t1_je4s1st wrote

Launch one nuke and the world ends. There is no show of strength in this scenario. What is an orderly column of troops and equipment going to do for anyone?


my20cworth t1_je4rgrc wrote

That's all he has now. Gone straight to using nuclear threats. He's running out of troops and weapons so it's in desperation that he threatens weapons of last resort. After 12 months the Russian Army has not been able to over run a smaller country and has been humiliated that if failed its invasion and had to retreat. Over 100,000 dead troops and thousands of pieces of hardware are gone. It will be upto the Russian Generals what's left of them, if they are willing to allow Putin to sacrifice Russia for some personal vendetta against the "immoral" West.


CitrusBau t1_je52zx7 wrote

"Menacing show of strength"

No. You don't threaten nukes unless you're heinously weak.


Successful_Ad_6248 t1_je4r4el wrote

I did not think he would violate the agreement with China so soon after signing it, given that is one of the few agreements he can afford to violate now.

Really shows that any peace deal with Ukraine has with Russia has to be enforced militarily.


III_lll t1_je4rjs5 wrote

It seems the definition of "menacing" has changed, huh?


Cycode t1_je4rlno wrote

3k troops? so a force that is killed in ukraine in around 2-3 days because how "strong" they are?


[deleted] t1_je4z2rb wrote

Dear (insincere) Putin,

Just. Fucking. Die. Already.

The entire world rejects you. Your only allies are trying to pimp you out. If you just died we could get back to the "goodold times".


ShadyRedditInvestor t1_je4ope7 wrote

Aw that's cute. Meanwhile, nuclear war games involving NATO use TENS of thousands of soldiers. We can literally train more soldiers to be vaporized than Russia can come up with in the first place.


Light_fires t1_je4ryrr wrote

I get that "menacing show of strength" is what they were going for but don't journalists have an obligation to report objective news? They got cought with their pants down and now they're trying to recover. It's embarrassing.


Ok-Run5317 t1_je4s5ag wrote

The fear of victim is the fuel for the bully. Once the fuel stops, the bully run out of power.


Equivalent_Ad_8413 t1_je4yocj wrote

Menacing? Sounds more like an editorial than a news story.

Maybe if they said something like "in an attempt to be menacing..."


powe808 t1_je4yphb wrote

I somehow don't think that their "friends" to the east are too impressed by this either.


Safe_Departure7867 t1_je4stqf wrote

3000? We have larger groups of historical military than that. My state has a larger active national guard. We are all quaking.


Tiny_Ad_638 t1_je4tr8b wrote

He has no strength left, he is just a scared little man pretending he is important.


Tendersituation00 t1_je4vm2u wrote

By " menacing" you mean desperate as fuck and we are all beginning to wonder why we need to give a shit about anti putin propaganda anymore. Dude is busted and has a target on his head. Moving on


jonahvsthewhale t1_je4vvuj wrote

At this point, I’m convinced it’s 50/50 whether any of their nuclear weapons actually work if they try to use them


PuterstheBallgagTsar t1_je4yb9g wrote

I think maybe spellcheck changed "whimpering" to "menacing"

The days of anyone finding Russia menacing are pretty much done


AltNationReality t1_je527sr wrote

Sorry..... NOT impressed, at all..... russia is a 3rd world country (always has been) and holding drills with nukes NEVER impresses. Why not hold drills with your aircraft carrier? OH YEAH... it's sitting on the bottom at the pier.


Chairman_Mittens t1_je54gpc wrote

This is the equivalent of a fat drunk guy trying to intimidate someone by taking his shirt off during a fight.


positive_charging t1_je4o5ho wrote

I thought in like december he was running out of troops and was using prisoners n all


ShadyRedditInvestor t1_je4owka wrote

Turns out the convict meat shields were even too much of a liability for Wagner. Being "out of troops" doesn't mean you can't raise/train more, it just means that the current force you're deploying is no longer combat effective for any number of reasons. The winter operational pause was enough time for them to at least plug the gaps.

Problem is, if he wants to mobilize more conscripts, sooner or later he's going to have to start dipping into manpower from the Moscow region, which is where his political alliances are. They've been avoiding conscripting from those regions like the plague.


oddkoffee t1_je76712 wrote

that last paragraph was something that i hadn’t ever thought about. that could be a very interesting scenario.


autotldr t1_je4ogky wrote

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 86%. (I'm a bot)

> Russia has begun a giant training exercise on its intercontinental ballistic missile system with 3,000 soldiers, in a sinister show of military might.

> Vladimir Putin's forces are training on the Yars missile system, which can carry multiple nuclear warheads and can reportedly hit targets 7,500 miles away - with the US and Europe within range.

> Mr Putin has said he wants to make Yars, which replaced the previous Topol missile system, the centrepiece of Russia's ground-based nuclear warchest.

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FM-101 t1_je4yqos wrote

This is embarrassing lmfao


LeverageToMyPRT t1_je4z27g wrote

Nuclear exercise? Troops? Lol. Pretty sure that’s what subs are for


NealR2000 t1_je56noq wrote

This is Kim Jong Un behavior.


Renovatio7000 t1_je58ugc wrote

Moron. ‘I can blow you up with nukes!’ All it takes is getting blown up himself?!?!?


BeefTenderloinz t1_je5i8sx wrote

Not sure how folks felt during the Cuban Missile Crisis but modern day me is completely desensitized. Hey Vlad, ya pussy, cool.


Vix_Sparda t1_je4ti5m wrote

Just make sure to record when they trip on their shoelaces o.o


Shnibblefritz t1_je51aor wrote

I must have missed that. Should I be worried?🤷‍♂️


MatsThyWit t1_je51b0j wrote

Oh no...anything but that...I'm so scared...this is me absolutely quaking with fear right now...


Eisekiel t1_je53yy0 wrote

You didn't expect to see clowns at the circus, did you? Did you?!


ThirdSunRising t1_je59kua wrote

Menacing show of strength. Huh. He's flexing on us. How cute.


s4t0sh1n4k4m0t0 t1_je5gg9n wrote

Menacing? That's a weird way to spell 'pitiful'. Also, 3,000 troops is supposed to be menacing? he's like the little fucking chihuahua that thinks it's a big and scary beast


Available-Anteater48 t1_je5px4y wrote

Russian saber rattling is just like North Korea’s and really for internal consumption. It’s tiresome and doesn’t really register anywhere else with the constant almost comical threats.


ukrzxv t1_je6o94x wrote

It's a useless attempt: barking dog doesn't bite. All they can do: create some boogie man to scare ppl.


infodawg t1_je6vbjw wrote

Menacing show of butthurt, you mean


landybug13 t1_je74zzc wrote

Asked by LBC's Andrew Marr if the Kremlin would resort to the nuclear option, ambassador to the UK Andrey Kelin replied: "In this conflict? No, we have a very clear doctrine, and it is describing a very precise case when a nuclear weapon can be used.

Read more: Tense footage shows Russian fighter jet colliding with American Reaper drone over Black Sea

"It is if nuclear attack is launched against Russia for the first time, and if a conventional attack will be so grave that existence of our state is in dange


gordonjames62 t1_je89hmr wrote

>Vladimir Putin's forces are training on the Yars missile system

Training is a good idea.

It would be a shame if an accident happened in downtown Moscow because those troops didn't know what they were doing.

Even worse would be if the country Russia is at war with managed to sabotage or detonate one of those near the Kremlin.

So many people world wide would shed a tear for the one or two innocents who are more damaged by Putin's removal than by his continuing in power.