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(Daily Mail)   Hey kiddies, maybe it's time to ask one of the olds about Duck and Cover   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
    More: Scary, Yulia Tymoshenko, William Hague, Europe, Ukraine, Russia, United States, Viktor Yanukovych, Ducks  
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2014-02-24 03:50:11 AM  
4 votes:
Sochi is practically next door to the southern tip of the country.
Putin's probably waiting for the Olympics to end, and all those inconvenient foreign TV cameras to go away.
2014-02-24 05:36:55 AM  
3 votes:
It's in the best interest of the USA to stay the fark out of it.
2014-02-24 03:59:23 AM  
3 votes:
They were talking to a Russian about the cold war during the Olympics coverage and the Russian said "Why hide under desk? When bomb come you die."
2014-02-24 03:45:19 AM  
3 votes:

It would be quite wise to refrain
From sending shock troops to Ukraine
Or so says Obama
But Putin craves drama:
"How you say? 'No pain and no gain'!"

2014-02-24 03:25:16 AM  
3 votes:
I expect Russia to try to get involved in the Eastern Ukraine.  They'll use their standard excuse of "protecting ethnic Russians", see "Georgia" for a fairly recent example.  If they are successful, expect the Ukraine to be split in two.  However, I don't expect them to have as easy a time in the Ukraine as they did in Georgia.  Hopefully, the Ukraine military is not blind to this threat and fattens up their eastern defenses.  Russia has historically considered bordering countries as their property.  Not their allies.  Their farking property.  They have zero regard for the sovereignty of those countries.
2014-02-24 06:47:11 AM  
2 votes:
Why is this even America's problem? Let Europe sort it out for once.
2014-02-24 05:03:38 AM  
2 votes:
2014-02-24 06:15:04 PM  
1 vote:
t3.gstatic.com
Olds?
The word is "Grups".
2014-02-24 12:26:41 PM  
1 vote:
What subby might look like......

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2014-02-24 12:10:52 PM  
1 vote:
i.imgur.com

" .. Susan Powers said what? You've got to be kidding .."
2014-02-24 11:54:28 AM  
1 vote:

Mentat: I haven't read hos books in years. I thought Russia joined NATO in one of his previous books.


They did...then dropped out. I'm a little over halfway through and the Russians have just started rolling the tanks into The Crimea. Sometimes that guy was straight up prophetic.

Interesting statement made in the book about the Russian nuclear forces. Something to the effect that about 2/3 of their land based are all but useless. Not sure if he based that on anything but he did have a pretty good read on a lot of the goings on in the world.
2014-02-24 11:35:43 AM  
1 vote:
F42
2014-02-24 10:38:20 AM  
1 vote:
There would have been a lot fewer injured russians if they'd ducked and covered when they saw that meteor's bright flash last year. Shockwave blew up the windows. Duck, and cover. "Attaboy, Tony!"
2014-02-24 09:52:27 AM  
1 vote:
There is no world event that happens that doesn't end with a large portion of Fark fretting loudly and stupidly that this is the end.
2014-02-24 09:45:46 AM  
1 vote:

Mean Daddy: A strongly worded letter and a line in the sand that keeps moving will put the fear into the Ruskies.  Make sure to use a few more exclamation points to Oobama!!!!!


What should Obama do?
2014-02-24 09:17:37 AM  
1 vote:
When St. Reagan was president, he settled all this nonsense by sending Rocky over there to fight Ivan Drago.  Obama is grossly underutilizing our Stallone-based diplomatic options.
2014-02-24 08:59:46 AM  
1 vote:

Jyster: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 640x480]
/got nothin'


Yep. Wouldn't want to be caught snacking during armageddon.
Then there's the "Never Look at the Nuclear Blast."
Because you certainly wouldn't want to go through the slow post-apocalyptic death spiral with fried retinas.
2014-02-24 08:57:12 AM  
1 vote:
Putin will do whatever he wants and Obama will do nothing.
Putin knows this.
2014-02-24 08:49:27 AM  
1 vote:
Putin had to wait until the Olympics were over.

Now we'll see if the tanks roll or not.
2014-02-24 08:36:14 AM  
1 vote:
Lovely. We threaten Russia the same day that the Defense Dept. announces huge cuts.
2014-02-24 08:10:45 AM  
1 vote:

spamdog: TheBigJerk: Now there was no clear "good" solution, Georgia's a shiathole full of white people being racist against other white people. I don't know how that works since we all look the same, but whatever. But Putin still pulled an Iraq.

Sneaky Russians! Good summary, thanks. Sounds like there could be legitimate cause for alarm.


Could be, but they didn't lay those kinds of foundations here.  I think Russia will just play it like they did during the Orange Revolution, let the fires die down and then start making devil's deals to the next major player.

Because as I have heard it, Ukraine is mostly rival squabbling tribes, and while a 60-70% majority will vote AGAINST someone like Viktor Y. they will not unite their vote FOR any of the OTHER motherfarkers running.  Basically like our Congress' 10% approval rating, "Congress is corrupt and terrible, except for my guy/gal.  My congresscritter is cool and my earmarks are deserved."

But something something vigilance something price of freedom.  Russia is happy to go imperial all over anything left unattended.
2014-02-24 07:48:20 AM  
1 vote:

spamdog: I know that Russian-Georgian war was only in 2008, but from what I'm reading on wikipedia, the Georgian government did strike first, prompting the Russian response.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia%E2%80%93Georgia_war

I know from all the Tom Clancy books I've read that the Russians are bad and all, but would they really try to intervene in Ukraine without a half-decent excuse?


Depends on your definition of "striking first."  South Ossetia and Abkhazia* were Georgian states in all-but open revolt.

Long before the 2008 "war" the local Ossetians were given Russian citizenship en masse for being "ethnically Russian" (basically a made-up reason).  This was a diplomatic excuse for Russia to roll tanks and fighters and intelligence operatives into South Ossetia and immediately start protecting and assisting the Ossetians in their many raids and terrorist attacks against targets inside of the main Georgian state.  Every time police or Georgian military tried to catch the guerillas from Ossetia, the Ossetians would run and hide behind the Russians.

Finally, Georgian leadership was desperate enough and doing badly enough in the polls (because of this) that they said, "fark it, roll in, maybe Russia will back off or at least the world will notice our country has been occupied by a foreign army."  The rest you already know.  Georgia got stomped, NATO hemmed and hawed, and the local Ossetians murdered every Georgian they could get their hands on.  But it's cool because maybe some of them were oppressed by Georgians previously so Russia was totally okay when they rolled in and slaughtered innocents and looted and pillaged.

Now there was no clear "good" solution, Georgia's a shiathole full of white people being racist against other white people.  I don't know how that works since we all look the same, but whatever.  But Putin still pulled an Iraq.

*Just going to refer to the Ossetians for brevity
2014-02-24 07:35:01 AM  
1 vote:

TerminalEchoes: Why is this even America's problem? Let Europe sort it out for once.


This.  Another land war in Asia would be GREAT for my portfolio.  Not so good for the country, though...
2014-02-24 06:14:16 AM  
1 vote:
That "article" has 15 sentences and 25 pictures. The captions were repeating the sentences from the article.

/WTF am I reading?
2014-02-24 05:17:04 AM  
1 vote:
Yeah you shoulda been around for that!

There Was a time when we all thought we were gonna kiss our little asses Goodbye.

from "The Hunt for Red October" :

"When I was 12, I helped my daddy build a bomb shelter in our basement because some fool parked a dozen warheads 90 miles off the coast of Florida."

Yeah Tom Clancy remembered that, he was my age and from my Town!
2014-02-24 05:11:44 AM  
1 vote:

Cerebral Ballsy: BMulligan: I remember thinking my dad was very irresponsible for refusing to build us a fallout shelter in the back yard. It was a weird time to grow up.

Have you ever considered how crappy it would be to survive a nuclear strike? I wonder if that's what your dad was thinking.


If you had a decent supply of food and water, and a hot sister, things might be okay for a while.
2014-02-24 04:47:27 AM  
1 vote:
3.bp.blogspot.com
/got nothin'
2014-02-24 04:09:18 AM  
1 vote:
/Brrrrooo-beck
2014-02-24 04:08:32 AM  
1 vote:

BMulligan: Cerebral Ballsy: BMulligan: I remember thinking my dad was very irresponsible for refusing to build us a fallout shelter in the back yard. It was a weird time to grow up.

Have you ever considered how crappy it would be to survive a nuclear strike? I wonder if that's what your dad was thinking.

Yes I have, in the years since then, and you're right - it would be a horrible waste of time, money, and effort. But I think my dad was actually thinking that he'd rather just finish the basement and get a cool pool table, which is what he did.


That makes me want to go looking for my copy of "The Nightfly."
2014-02-24 04:04:14 AM  
1 vote:

Slaxl: Has Russia made any such threat? It's just a question posed to Rice by a TV channel. It's not a likely scenario that the government has to deal with, nor is this an official government response, or warning. It's Condaleeza Rice's thoughts.

Seems to me this is what the Daily Mail (and most other news media) is up to.


After Georgia and Syria, it's not outside the realm of possibilities.
2014-02-24 04:04:09 AM  
1 vote:
Oh fark I'm an idiot, I saw "Rice" and assumed Condi :$ my bad!
2014-02-24 04:00:01 AM  
1 vote:
Has Russia made any such threat? It's just a question posed to Rice by a TV channel. It's not a likely scenario that the government has to deal with, nor is this an official government response, or warning. It's Condaleeza Rice's thoughts.

Seems to me this is what the Daily Mail (and most other news media) is up to.
2014-02-24 03:58:50 AM  
1 vote:

BMulligan: I remember thinking my dad was very irresponsible for refusing to build us a fallout shelter in the back yard. It was a weird time to grow up.


Have you ever considered how crappy it would be to survive a nuclear strike? I wonder if that's what your dad was thinking.
2014-02-24 03:55:13 AM  
1 vote:
I remember thinking my dad was very irresponsible for refusing to build us a fallout shelter in the back yard. It was a weird time to grow up.
2014-02-24 03:21:19 AM  
1 vote:
Duck and Cover?


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