...and yet you quote the Ukrainian minister of Defense's count down to the exact number of key missiles.

The fact is we really don't have a good idea of how many missiles, shells and armament Russia had, has, or is producing.

There has been a sthitton of speculation about Russia's armament reservese since the start of their invasion. So far all of it has been wrong. Particularly the statements that Russia is about to run out of precision guided ordinance. I've been reading about that consistently since April, and it is now almost December.

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I do this for most everything I buy, with the research time spent proportional to the price. This cuts waaaaaay down on impulse buys.

Something will sit on a list or browser bookmark library for days to years. If I see that something has been on a list for a "long time" ("long" being relative), I recognize what was potential "retail therapy." Sometimes I delete it from the list, sometimes I leave it in case I get the same idea sometime in the future. Seeing it there reminds me I already decided I don't need "it."

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This story has been debunked months ago, but like a zombie won't die. They did not find washing machine components in Russian tanks. IIRC, they found computer chips similar to commercial chips in either a missile or a tank, and through retelling the story has become the one you are repeating.

If you count the number of missiles and tanks Russia is firing daily and sending to Ukraine, there would be no more appliances in Europe.

Russia is most likely making their own chips by now. US /EU level of technology? Of course not. But they don't need cutting edge technology. Washing machine level technology obviously will suffice. ;-)

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Jack Albrecht

Jack Albrecht

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US expatriate living in the EU; seeing the world from both sides of the Atlantic.