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(SeattlePI)   Vladimir Putin's name hurriedly removed from secret Finnish list of wanted criminals after police realize no one in Finland is brave enough to arrest him   (seattlepi.com) divider line 55
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2013-04-10 09:08:07 PM  

Apos: "This kind of incident is extremely exceptional and is not appropriate under any circumstances....."

That's Putin it mildly.


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2013-04-10 10:04:38 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Thudfark: Gyrfalcon: Evil High Priest: Tunney: [24.media.tumblr.com image 348x654]

Re: winter war. All of four months. Jebus.

It was pathetic. The only reason the Soviets "won" is the Finns ran out of bullets. A 10:1 kill ratio is something most armies can only dream of. IIRC, there was at least one battle where the kill ratio was something like 30:1, and some Finns had to leave the lines because they were having nervous breakdowns from killing so many defenseless Russian soldiers.

It was the first battle around the Mannerheim Line. The machine gunners had to be rotated.

So, can you perhaps tell me: Is the REAL reason anyone was afraid of the Red Army during the Cold War only because they would keep coming until you ran out of things to kill them with? Because my research seems to indicate that nobody who faced them in combat was inferior in any way but numerically. Even in the Battle of Berlin, I know the Wehrmacht had a 4:1 kill ratio, and that was when the German Army consisted of invalids, old men and schoolboys. Who were we so scared of?


Stalin had just purged the Army of mass quantities of experienced officers.  That tends to reduce your performance when suddenly thrown into combat, either on the attack (Winter War) or on the defensive (against Germany).
 
2013-04-10 10:13:40 PM  
Oldiron_79: Id rather have St Vlad than Barry the Kenyan, can we trade leaders?

Oh look. You want an ex KGB agent in the White House.

How about that.
 
2013-04-10 11:54:43 PM  
Finns can't be bothered with Putin.  They've got more important things to shave. NSFW   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvXNwNzey78
 
2013-04-11 08:18:15 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Thudfark: Gyrfalcon: Evil High Priest: Tunney: [24.media.tumblr.com image 348x654]

Re: winter war. All of four months. Jebus.

It was pathetic. The only reason the Soviets "won" is the Finns ran out of bullets. A 10:1 kill ratio is something most armies can only dream of. IIRC, there was at least one battle where the kill ratio was something like 30:1, and some Finns had to leave the lines because they were having nervous breakdowns from killing so many defenseless Russian soldiers.

It was the first battle around the Mannerheim Line. The machine gunners had to be rotated.

So, can you perhaps tell me: Is the REAL reason anyone was afraid of the Red Army during the Cold War only because they would keep coming until you ran out of things to kill them with? Because my research seems to indicate that nobody who faced them in combat was inferior in any way but numerically. Even in the Battle of Berlin, I know the Wehrmacht had a 4:1 kill ratio, and that was when the German Army consisted of invalids, old men and schoolboys. Who were we so scared of?


It wasn't the immediate battle that many feared, it was the aftermath if the Russians won that everybody was worried about. Civilian and soldier alike.
 
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