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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief View Post
    As long as it hinders us and cost them nothing... why not? As soon as it's no longer free... I wouldn't bet on it.



    Do you think they can win? Forget about the US.. do you think they can beat a united Europe? Russia is not tested against any first world nation. They look awesome when they are rocketing paramilitaries and farmers from helicopters, but it's not going to look like that when they start rolling up on Europe. Russian military morale is low since the fighting in Ukraine. They may want Eastern Europe, but they may as well want the moon.
    Umm... They WON in Ukraine. And successfully took Crimea, before then. And are doing pretty damn well in Syria. And are in their best shape in many years, all in all. I doubt their morale is all that low.

    That said, a war between Russia and Europe is a war nobody would win, and therefore one nobody wants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CEngelbrecht View Post
    Why not a reunification of Korea?
    The Chinese will not allow it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CEngelbrecht View Post
    Why do you think Kim has the guts to do these weapon developments? Because he knows he's protected from up on high by the Politburo.



    What Russia wants is an excuse for taking back Stalin's old war loot Eastern Europe. NATO against Comintern 2.0 is a perfect opportunity. If they think they can win.
    No, they don't. At most, they want to secure the ex-USSR as their "sphere of influence" or whatever. Poland and such and even the Balts, nobody cares about them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BitterPill View Post
    So your title is a lie.
    My title is the headline from the news story.


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    https://jamestown.org/program/russia...act-on-morale/

    Evidence has emerged in Russia’s Southern Military District (MD) that the conflict in Ukraine is not popular among Russian contract personnel (kontraktniki). Reportedly “dozens” of kontraktniki have absconded from or deserted their units on grounds of their opposition to being sent to fight in Donbas. After more than a year of the Kremlin-spun official line that there are no Russian troops fighting in southeastern Ukraine, paradoxically the most striking evidence to the contrary is from a garrison tribunal in Maykop, in which Russian soldiers are being prosecuted for absconding from their unit or for desertion. These men face penalties of up to five to ten years in prison (Gazeta.ru, July 10).
    Interesting read. The Russians have great propaganda, but the people can't eat it, nor can they spend it, and certainly their army can't use it to rest their troops. I agree with you that no one wants a war between Russia and Europe, so this whole idea of WW3 over North Korea just doesn't hold water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    My title is the headline from the news story.


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    You wrote, "President Trump declined to draw a read line. He made no direct threat," so there is a lie there somewhere, and it is your lie. Still, you are no pathological liar, just a run-of-the-mill variety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    No, they don't. At most, they want to secure the ex-USSR as their "sphere of influence" or whatever. Poland and such and even the Balts, nobody cares about them.
    I care about them.

    *hugs for my Polish peeps*

    Also have great friends in Lithuania.
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    For the record, I also hold Obama and GWB accountable for kicking this can down the road. Both of them had the opportunity to stop NK before it came to this and they both failed to act sufficiently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief View Post
    For the record, I also hold Obama and GWB accountable for kicking this can down the road. Both of them had the opportunity to stop NK before it came to this and they both failed to act sufficiently.
    Wow. It seems you have a plan.

    Let's hear it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BitterPill View Post
    Sent from the deck of the USS Carl Vincent via semaphore.
    Just noticed this... I see this ship quite a bit when I am working at NAS North Island. I'm totally looking for a bitter looking duder with flags on the flight deck next time I'm drilling.

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