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    Russia to use Cuban bases

    Russian strategic bombers could use Cuba airfields, At least they say they can be ready to deploy to Cuban airfirlds at any time.

    The reason they are saying is I believe they want to test Obamas reaction.

    any other thoughts?
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    Russia has been testing the US forces' limits on a regular basis for the past few years such as overflying a carrier, flying right up to the Alaska border with bombers, etc. They all required fighter interceptions and the like.

    I agree with you. Just another test for the n00b prez.


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    If they figure out how to make their tanks fly we're ****ed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    If they figure out how to make their tanks fly we're ****ed.
    they are probably having enough trouble just keeping their planes fueled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    they are probably having enough trouble just keeping their planes fueled.
    uh ?
    Since Putin, Russia has been upgrading their military big time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivas View Post
    uh ?
    Since Putin, Russia has been upgrading their military big time.
    upgrade compared to what?

    "The Russian military has seen a steady decline since the 1991 Soviet collapse, lacking funds to modernize its Soviet-built weapons, hold exercises and even properly feed and dress servicemen. President Vladimir Putin has sought to reverse the military's meltdown by ordering a gradual transfer from the draft to a volunteer force by 2010. The plan has faced stubborn resistance from military top brass.
    In stark contrast to the computerized, satellite-guided U.S. military, the Russian army's arsenals are of Cold War vintage, precision weapons are few and tactics largely imitate World War II patterns.
    Bad maintenance of weapons, the lack of proper training for troops, rigid command and poor coordination, which are believed to have contributed to the Iraqi defeat, are also sapping the readiness of the Russian army.
    While the top brass is using the Iraqi war as a pretext to plead for more funds, critics are urging the military to further trim ranks, get rid of excessive weapons and radically streamline its bloated, antiquated structure."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    upgrade compared to what?

    "The Russian military has seen a steady decline since the 1991 Soviet collapse, lacking funds to modernize its Soviet-built weapons, hold exercises and even properly feed and dress servicemen. President Vladimir Putin has sought to reverse the military's meltdown by ordering a gradual transfer from the draft to a volunteer force by 2010. The plan has faced stubborn resistance from military top brass.
    In stark contrast to the computerized, satellite-guided U.S. military, the Russian army's arsenals are of Cold War vintage, precision weapons are few and tactics largely imitate World War II patterns.
    Bad maintenance of weapons, the lack of proper training for troops, rigid command and poor coordination, which are believed to have contributed to the Iraqi defeat, are also sapping the readiness of the Russian army.
    While the top brass is using the Iraqi war as a pretext to plead for more funds, critics are urging the military to further trim ranks, get rid of excessive weapons and radically streamline its bloated, antiquated structure."
    Where's your quote from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    Good thing we 'RESET' or 'OVERCHARGED' our relationship with them. pheww.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    Where's your quote from?

    http://www.eng.yabloko.ru/Publ/2003/...ap_210403.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    They have enourmous gas supplies.They can spend zillions of euros at any moment and make quite a few western countries to collapse.
    With oil at current prices they can do a lot more than what they have been doing since the USSR fell.

    I can answer you with xyz url's how russian military is being "upgraded" but I'm not here to argue with you or start some pointless flame war
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivas View Post
    They have enourmous gas supplies.They can spend zillions of euros at any moment and make quite a few western countries to collapse.
    With oil at current prices they can do a lot more than what they have been doing since the USSR fell.

    I can answer you with xyz url's how russian military is being "upgraded" but I'm not here to argue with you or start some pointless flame war
    Quit arguing and start folding

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    This week Russia threatened Poland, its former Soviet satellite, after Warsaw inked a deal allowing the United States to place 10 interceptor missiles on Polish territory.

    "Russia, in this case, will have to react and not only through diplomatic protests," Russia's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, this just days after a top Russian general warned Warsaw it could face a nuclear attack if it went ahead with the deal.




    nuclear threat? i think that is a little overkill.
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    In an analysis of the conflict published by the Foreign Policy Research Institute, Chang argued that Russia's offensive in Georgia "does demonstrate the Russian military's renewed ability to prosecute a relatively complex, high-intensity combined arms operation."
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    its abc news, 1000000x censored, you dont even know what's going on on your own backyard and you are going to talk about country you never even seen ?

    btw off topic ...why do you think so many americans are watching canadian news instead of yours ?
    usa is a wagon full of dynamite and it's going to explode, sooner or later.
    I hope it will never happend but reading all your gov. bs, lies, backstabbing, assassinations what is uod posting ....well ....if you cant help yourself no one else will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    Quit arguing and start folding
    I'm just not online as often
    I will leave at least one comp online sugar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivas View Post
    I'm just not online as often
    I will leave at least one comp online sugar


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