The day after Vladimir Putin’s 70th birthday,  someone gave him a birthday present he wasn’t expecting.

Blast damages Crimea bridge central to Russia war effort

KYIV, Oct 8 (Reuters) – A powerful truck explosion seriously damaged Russia’s road-and-rail bridge to Crimea on Saturday, hitting a prestige symbol of Moscow’s annexation of the peninsula and the key supply route to Russian forces battling to hold territory captured in southern Ukraine.

The blast on the bridge over the Kerch Strait, for which Russia did not immediately assign blame, prompted gleeful messages from Ukrainian officials but no direct claim of responsibility.

Russian investigators said three people had been killed, probably the occupants of a car travelling near the truck that blew up.

Russia seized Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and the 19-km (12-mile) Kerch bridge linking it to Russia’s transport network was opened with great fanfare four years later by President Vladimir Putin, who drove a construction truck across it.

It now represents a major artery for the Russian forces who have taken control of most of southern Ukraine’s Kherson region, and for the naval port of Sevastopol, whose governor told locals: “Keep calm. Don’t panic.”

It was not yet clear if the blast was a deliberate attack, but the damage to such high-profile infrastructure came at a time when Russia has suffered several battlefield defeats and could further cloud the Kremlin’s messages of reassurance to its public that the conflict is going to plan.

It also took place a day after Putin’s 70th birthday.

The head of Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council, Oleksiy Danilov, posted a video of the burning bridge on social media alongside a video of Marilyn Monroe singing “Happy birthday, Mr President”.

Things are not going so well for Mr. Trump’s friend, is it?

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ruralcounsel
ruralcounsel
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October 8, 2022 10:21

Just another factor to push into nuclear weapons, that don’t need a bridge. We are pushing Russia into it. First pipelines. Now this.

We are committing “suicide by Russia.”

readerjp
readerjp
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October 8, 2022 13:11

On Thursday, the increasingly erratic 79-year-old (Biden) whose regime has become embroiled in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine – delivered his ominous remarks that “We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis,” during a Democrat Party fundraising event. Like with so many of Biden’s other disturbing diatribes, the White House was forced… Read more »

Red Five
Red Five
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October 8, 2022 18:59

Things are not going so well for Mrs. Clinton’s friend, is it?

Fixed it for ya.

readerjp
readerjp
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October 8, 2022 22:38

THANKS, JOE. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has overseen a historic increase in illegal alien arrivals, according to the Center for Immigration Studies.“Since you assumed office as the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security(DHS) 19 months ago, there have been over 4.4 million illegal crossings, including over 3.5 million apprehensions by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)… Read more »

terrapod
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October 9, 2022 07:44

Keep projecting. So far history is painting President Trump as the most effective manager and honest politician to reside in the white house since perhaps, Dwight Eisenhower or Harry Truman. As far as I am concerned, there had better never be anyone voting for the D party ever again, seeing what they have done to this nation’s people, our laws… Read more »

readerjp
readerjp
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Reply to  terrapod
October 9, 2022 13:28

What do you mean by “Keep projecting?”

terrapod
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Reply to  DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
October 11, 2022 19:59

Can’t remove DJT from any picture. The constant attacks on DJT by the entire D party, Washington bureaucracy and a large portion of the R party are simply tiresome. I understand you may not like the guy, but prove to me that he did not dutifully carry out the sworn responsibilities of office in a proper and honest manner, with some… Read more »

Emperor Misha I
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October 10, 2022 06:10

And it worked out marvelously for Ukraine, didn’t it? I wonder when Lvov, Kiev, Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk, Zhitomir etc. will be able to turn on the power again after today. I guess Ol’ Vlad is the kind that likes to return presents to show his appreciation. “Nordstream, Turkstream attempts, Kursk power plant and now the Crimea Bridge? I guess infrastructure is… Read more »

readerjp
readerjp
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Reply to  Emperor Misha I
October 10, 2022 13:15

Don’t ya know? Sleepy Joe has promised us Armageddon. Russia? Iran? N. Korea (our ally per VP Harris)? Joe’s vaunted experience and wisdom in foreign affairs.

Terrapod
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October 11, 2022 20:15

An update to the Might Yet What Be post on the rail strike

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/10/11/joe-biden-brokered-railroad-union-deal-falls-apart/

BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!

readerjp
readerjp
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October 14, 2022 14:06

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