…. including for RT who got caught–DO NOT READ TG Channels and learn to distinguish, even between “official” reporters, who are those 2-3% of people who do their job professionally and report the reality and who are, as Alexander Rogers coined the term “voenkurva” (Polish friends will easily understand this)–kurwa (or kurva) being, of course, a bitch. So, voenkurva is a military bitch, which is also a derivative of voenkor, which stands for voennyi (military) correspondent.
But, RT, you should know by now that those “certain Telegram channels” are “manned” by people who monetize hype and raw emotions, who do it for their own egos, especially having zero serious military education, such as overwhelming majority of “reporters”, or being straight up SBU, TZIPSO and NATO supported purveyors of BS. So, as with Kinzhal BS, we now call company-sized recon in force an “offensive”.
But let’s fast rewind a few hours back. Before wholesale debunking of this “news” and “reports”.
Evgeny Poddubny, who became “war correspondent” and has degree in psychology–and read my lips–CANNOT have any idea of “offensive” or “retreat” or anything else, because he simply has no idea what type and volume of combat information is pouring to the command posts in Moscow, Rostov-on-Don or staffs of frontline formations, because his only skill is to confabulate and to gather rumors from the frontline and do photo-ops with high ranking people. NO serious operational level officer will even talk to this guy, let alone divulge any kind of operational data which is highly classified. Very few of those military correspondents on Russian side deserve professional applause for their integrity and professional attitude to their main work–actual reporting.
That is why, speaking of me personally, I do not have any TG channels, I do not read them, with the exception of channels of MoD, Maria Zakharova and a very few other people I trust professionally and personally. And I am talking about a number of those TG channels which could be counted on the fingers of one hand. And here is the difference–I know my limitations, I know what I DO NOT know and I established this posture long time ago. Maybe, just maybe, because unlike Poddubny and his ilk I was a bearer of Form 1A clearance and know what staff operations and communications with even Brigade or District operational officers are. Sadly, we seldom get Eva Bartletts, Marat Khairulins or Graham Phillipses in this world, for some reason we get “psychologists” by trade who, quoting a General from famous dialogue in Diplomatic Rail Car with Stirlietz describing Hitler stated: “A lower rank who stole general’s uniform boots. He decided that one can fight without studying in military academies.”(c)