Russian General Thread 10-17-2016

Reports on current military activity
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Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:30 pm

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Stingertap wrote:Seems to me Russia has clearly taken the opportunity to assume the role of aggressor to capitalize on the the instability. They're in almost the same boat as N. Korea in that way, although Russia can and would follow through with their threats. Russia isn't economically in a good place right now, and Putin is facing more push back from his people than ever, to the point of having a rival assassinated. He wants to keep that post his own private dictatorship for as long as he can. It's why they opened fire on the N. Korean boat that refused their search procedure. They knew no one would do anything to them. It'd frankly be too dangerous.

The fact they agreed to an 8 Hour pause is a miracle. Hopefully progress can be made from there. Scare tactic to back Obama off on airstrikes or not, seeing that Russian media is telling it's citizens to prepare for nuclear war with the US is downright scary to me. SO if it worked, I can see why.
Putin is the master at playing a very weak hand. He knows you can overplay, and I think that's what we're gonna start seeing. There's been a pattern of big acts that push us two to the brink and then small concessions that take us away again. I think Putin's main strategy is to continue this, getting as much as he can without going to war (which I believe we could have came very close to this week) and then let tensions ease for a little while, giving up very small pieces of what he's gained. He has a net gain and no war.
I trust Putin far more than our leadership not to get us into a nuke war. He's far to smart and far too selfish.
Well said. Putin is playing Poker not chess working with a smaller hand which forces you to have to go all in sometimes.

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http://www.breakingnews.com/item/2016/1 ... killed-20/

United States-led coalition warplanes killed 20 ISIS militants in Syria over the last 24 hours, Turkish military say - Reuters

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Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:24 am

Were any members on this site alive during the cold war?

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Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:38 am

Alertfatigue2983 wrote:Were any members on this site alive during the cold war?
I was. Born in 1966.
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Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:34 am

Wtf Turkey

https://twitter.com/Conflicts/status/788308813539606528
ERDOGAN: Turkey, US debating possible joint operation in Syria's Raqqa - @anadoluagency

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Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:06 am

Turkish is a joke...

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Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:31 am

Alertfatigue2983 wrote:Were any members on this site alive during the cold war?
yes and I still remember the drills to rush us into the bomb shelters in the school basement. :roll:


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Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:46 pm

Alertfatigue2983 wrote:Were any members on this site alive during the cold war?
Yes, born in 1969. The early and mid 80s were the height of Cold War tension for my Generation(Gen X).

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Alertfatigue2983 wrote:Were any members on this site alive during the cold war?
Yup, albeit a kid for a bit of it.

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