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(Washington Free Beacon)   Vladimir Putin, clearly out of farks to give, sells S-300 missiles to Iran   (freebeacon.com) divider line 22
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2013-09-14 12:16:58 PM
6 votes:
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2013-09-14 01:20:52 PM
3 votes:
Newsflash: the right has had a raging war-boner for Iran for quite a while now, and they successfully managed to dupe the whole country into invading the last country who dressed all slutty and acted like they wanted it.. The S-300 is a defensive system. This is Iran buying a can of mace.
2013-09-14 01:23:44 PM
2 votes:

jjorsett: Well how's the Jerusalem Post and International Business Times?


That's fine as long as it's not THIS SOURCE, which should be completely avoided except by right wing nutjob idiots who can't discern a valid source of information and think that BECAUSE something isn't reported in the "mainstream" media, it is automatically true, which is a great way for ignorable morons to out themselves, so I can ignore the words they fart out of their mouths and move on with my life.
2013-09-14 01:02:42 PM
2 votes:
Yes, because they are defensive missile systems.  We shouldn't allow any country to own defensive missile systems.  Not like most of the Eastern block countries that currently are customers of the U.S. list of military industrial complex of corporations, should Iran or any other nation own defensive missiles that could knock out planes that might be flying overhead.
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-09-14 12:47:24 PM
2 votes:

jjorsett: Is it your customary habit to ignore verifiable facts when they're reported by a source that you don't like?


If it's an unreliable source yes.  If it's correct then real news organizations will report it.
2013-09-14 07:23:14 PM
1 votes:

clambam:  and why the Russians never quite made it to the moon. Their technology is clumsy and unreliable, and always has been.


The Russians got:

First satellite in space
First animal in space
First man in space
First woman in space
First inhabited space station

The US got the first man on the moon, which hasn't been revisited for many decades, while the Russians built the first space station that was in operation for over a decade and from which we (humans) learned a lot and were able to build a better ISS cooperatively between nations.
2013-09-14 06:02:04 PM
1 votes:

Tremolo: clambam: While this is a possibly dangerous situation, can anyone here give an example of Russian-armed force going up against an American-armed force and the Russian side winning by dint of superior technology? I didn't think so. There's a reason the Soviets backed down during the Cuban missile crisis, why American fighter jets routinely shot down MiGs during the Viet Nam war, and why the Russians never quite made it to the moon. Their technology is clumsy and unreliable, and always has been. Accepting technology from the Russians means a) accepting a large contingent of Russian technical advisers to help make sure a drunken technician in Vladivostok didn't accidentally switch the red and the blue wires and b) never being quite sure it's going to do what it';s supposed to do when you want to do it, or simply explode on the launch pad.

Right, if something was true in the 70's then of course it's true forty years later. Especially when we're talking about technology.


OK, please give me an example of anything, anything Russian-made, in any area of technology, that is top notch, premium quality "state of the art."  Do you drive a fine Russian automobile? Is that a sleek Russian wristwatch I see you wearing? Is your computer made in Russia, running one of those efficient Russian operating systems? Do you purchase Russian fashions, or even their vodka? About the only thing the Russkies excel at these days seems to be writing computer viruses and even that the average 16 year old American hacker can probably beat.

Gimme a break.
2013-09-14 05:48:39 PM
1 votes:

clambam: While this is a possibly dangerous situation, can anyone here give an example of Russian-armed force going up against an American-armed force and the Russian side winning by dint of superior technology? I didn't think so. There's a reason the Soviets backed down during the Cuban missile crisis, why American fighter jets routinely shot down MiGs during the Viet Nam war, and why the Russians never quite made it to the moon. Their technology is clumsy and unreliable, and always has been. Accepting technology from the Russians means a) accepting a large contingent of Russian technical advisers to help make sure a drunken technician in Vladivostok didn't accidentally switch the red and the blue wires and b) never being quite sure it's going to do what it';s supposed to do when you want to do it, or simply explode on the launch pad.


Right, if something was true in the 70's then of course it's true forty years later. Especially when we're talking about technology.
2013-09-14 03:16:14 PM
1 votes:

jjorsett: veale728: *clicks About Us*

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Go away, subs.

Is it your customary habit to ignore verifiable facts when they're reported by a source that you don't like?


Attempt 2: The site contains an article that goes into in depth praise of Gohmert. As such it's opinion on anything can safely be ignored. As can the opinions of any of its supporters. So yes.
2013-09-14 03:15:25 PM
1 votes:

jakomo002: And since Israel has undeclared nukes, undeclared chemical and biological weapons  (including sarin), and a habit of invading her neighbors while constantly threatening Iran, it would be irresponsible of the Iranian military NOT to load up on air defense.


So how are things in the mirror universe ? in ours, it's Iran who threatens Israel on a regular basis and arab nations have the habit of attempting to destroy Israel multiple times. Last time i checked it was Iranian proxy terrorists who actually invaded Israel but don't let pesky facts like that confuse you.
2013-09-14 02:05:42 PM
1 votes:
We really do hate competition in our arms dealing racket don't we?

/By we, I mean the US gov.
2013-09-14 01:59:30 PM
1 votes:

PsiChick: Even if this is true, uh...has anyone else forgotten that Putin  isn't a hero?


Well...
2013-09-14 01:45:43 PM
1 votes:

jjorsett: The S-300 is an air defense missile, and it makes it tougher for anyone to "handle it," nukes or not. The next time Obama thinks about attacking Syria, if these are in place we might lose some aircraft, and more importantly, pilots.


How dare a sovereign nation resist a US invasion Freedom VisitTM!   It'd be likeif the Poles had had the gall to oppose Germany in 1939.
2013-09-14 01:07:48 PM
1 votes:
2013-09-14 01:01:07 PM
1 votes:

jjorsett: LarryDan43: He hates gays and he showed up Obama. That makes him a great man and conservative hero.

Remember when Mitt Romney brought up that Russia was America's biggest geopolitical foe during the campaign and Obama attacked him, saying 1980 called and wanted its foreign policy back and the cold war has been over for 20 years? That's how much of a hero Putin is to conservatives, and what an idiot Obama was and is in foreign policy.


He's such an idiot he got what he wanted while Putin backed down?

Tell us more.
2013-09-14 12:50:50 PM
1 votes:

vpb: AngryDragon: Who cares?  The more armed to the teeth they are over there the better.  As long as we stay out of it.  Let them blow each other to hell.

Oh, and am I to assume that arming third parties is only insidious military dick waving when THEY do it?

The Israelis have nukes, they can handle it for us.  That's why we give them all that military aid right?


The S-300 is an air defense missile, and it makes it tougher for anyone to "handle it," nukes or not. The next time Obama thinks about attacking Syria, if these are in place we might lose some aircraft, and more importantly, pilots. That's one reason to care.
2013-09-14 12:50:02 PM
1 votes:
Even if this is true, uh...has anyone else forgotten that Putin  isn't a hero? He's just the villain you can honestly respect.

/Seriously. People. Can we try and have an attention span greater than that of a duck?
2013-09-14 12:38:37 PM
1 votes:
Iranian President Hassan Rowhani was scheduled to meet with New York Times contributor Vladimir Putin on Friday

Really, Free Bacon?  Really?  That's what Putin is mainly known as / his main occupation, a NYT contributor?
2013-09-14 12:38:03 PM
1 votes:

veale728: *clicks About Us*

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Go away, subs.


Is it your customary habit to ignore verifiable facts when they're reported by a source that you don't like?
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-09-14 12:37:42 PM
1 votes:

AngryDragon: Who cares?  The more armed to the teeth they are over there the better.  As long as we stay out of it.  Let them blow each other to hell.

Oh, and am I to assume that arming third parties is only insidious military dick waving when THEY do it?


The Israelis have nukes, they can handle it for us.  That's why we give them all that military aid right?
2013-09-14 12:36:31 PM
1 votes:
He hates gays and he showed up Obama. That makes him a great man and conservative hero.
2013-09-14 12:25:22 PM
1 votes:
Who cares?  The more armed to the teeth they are over there the better.  As long as we stay out of it.  Let them blow each other to hell.

Oh, and am I to assume that arming third parties is only insidious military dick waving when THEY do it?
 
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