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(The Daily Beast)   Putin attempted to con the whole world with a bogus cruise missile earlier this year   (thedailybeast.com) divider line
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2019-02-18 01:25:46 PM  
Is that the missile the Administration took the uncharacteristically tough line against with Russia while back?
 
2019-02-18 07:41:28 PM  
Yeah well, the space aliens are on America's side.

Eat it!
 
2019-02-18 07:42:37 PM  
We could call Russia a paper tiger, but they infiltrated the US Presidency.
 
2019-02-18 07:42:51 PM  
Don't worry, Trumperdink is awaiting a cable from pooty poot about how to Twitter rage about it properly.
 
2019-02-18 07:45:20 PM  
They're here.
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2019-02-18 07:47:02 PM  

Summoner101: We could call Russia a paper tiger, but they infiltrated the US Presidency.


Militarily they are a paper enemy. The only thing that protects them is the size of their quasi-useless army and the fact some of their ICBM's might still work even with a lack of maintenance.
 
2019-02-18 07:50:32 PM  
How can you afford to do research and development of any advanced technology when grifters are constantly siphoning off every ruble possible?
 
2019-02-18 07:53:39 PM  

inglixthemad: Summoner101: We could call Russia a paper tiger, but they infiltrated the US Presidency.

Militarily they are a paper enemy. The only thing that protects them is the size of their quasi-useless army and the fact some of their ICBM's might still work even with a lack of maintenance.


And their intelligence/cyber warfare division.
 
2019-02-18 07:59:58 PM  

Purple_Urkle: Yeah well, the space aliens are on America's side.

Eat it!


Clearly the space aliens are not on our side, or else we wouldn't need Pigs in Space Space Force!
 
2019-02-18 08:01:43 PM  
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2019-02-18 08:02:24 PM  

Summoner101: We could call Russia a paper tiger, but they infiltrated the US Presidency.


When the guy on your side sends the enemies a resume with a price tag stapled to it you didn't get 'infiltrated' that's unforced treason.
 
2019-02-18 08:03:50 PM  

aleister_greynight: Purple_Urkle: Yeah well, the space aliens are on America's side.

Eat it!

Clearly the space aliens are not on our side, or else we wouldn't need Pigs in Space Space Force!


Space Force was the result of a really really bad drug trip about illegals.  I dare you to try to convince me otherwise.
 
2019-02-18 08:05:28 PM  

Summoner101: We could call Russia a paper tiger, but they infiltrated the US Presidency.


Putin isn't soldier, he's a spy. He has zero interest in getting the Russian military into a conventional war.

And at the rate he's going, he won't need to. He'll own enough world governments to do absolutely anything he wants, consequence free.
 
2019-02-18 08:06:38 PM  

oopsboom: Space Force was the result of a really really bad drug trip about illegals.  I dare you to try to convince me otherwise.


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2019-02-18 08:11:43 PM  

clkeagle: Summoner101: We could call Russia a paper tiger, but they infiltrated the US Presidency.

Putin isn't soldier, he's a spy. He has zero interest in getting the Russian military into a conventional war.

And at the rate he's going, he won't need to. He'll own enough world governments to do absolutely anything he wants, consequence free.


The government that could have stopped him is now gone. Putin can do whatever he wants.
 
2019-02-18 08:14:42 PM  

oopsboom: aleister_greynight: Purple_Urkle: Yeah well, the space aliens are on America's side.

Eat it!

Clearly the space aliens are not on our side, or else we wouldn't need Pigs in Space Space Force!

Space Force was the result of a really really bad drug trip about illegals.  I dare you to try to convince me otherwise.


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2019-02-18 08:17:25 PM  

Summoner101: inglixthemad: Summoner101: We could call Russia a paper tiger, but they infiltrated the US Presidency.

Militarily they are a paper enemy. The only thing that protects them is the size of their quasi-useless army and the fact some of their ICBM's might still work even with a lack of maintenance.

And their intelligence/cyber warfare division.


That's all KGB/FSB knowledge and off-the-shelf computers. That's a lot different than actually maintaining an ICBM.
 
2019-02-18 08:18:33 PM  

oopsboom: Summoner101: We could call Russia a paper tiger, but they infiltrated the US Presidency.

When the guy on your side sends the enemies a resume with a price tag stapled to it you didn't get 'infiltrated' that's unforced treason.


Whether the agent is willing or unwilling, the agent was still elected under false pretenses with significant aid from the principal.
 
2019-02-18 08:19:53 PM  

inglixthemad: Summoner101: inglixthemad: Summoner101: We could call Russia a paper tiger, but they infiltrated the US Presidency.

Militarily they are a paper enemy. The only thing that protects them is the size of their quasi-useless army and the fact some of their ICBM's might still work even with a lack of maintenance.

And their intelligence/cyber warfare division.

That's all KGB/FSB knowledge and off-the-shelf computers. That's a lot different than actually maintaining an ICBM.


So they're getting more power with fewer expended resources.  Remember the reports that the Russians could potentially crash the US power grid with minimal effort for an unknown length of time.  That's rather economical.
 
2019-02-18 08:21:19 PM  

Summoner101: inglixthemad: Summoner101: inglixthemad: Summoner101: We could call Russia a paper tiger, but they infiltrated the US Presidency.

Militarily they are a paper enemy. The only thing that protects them is the size of their quasi-useless army and the fact some of their ICBM's might still work even with a lack of maintenance.

And their intelligence/cyber warfare division.

That's all KGB/FSB knowledge and off-the-shelf computers. That's a lot different than actually maintaining an ICBM.

So they're getting more power with fewer expended resources.  Remember the reports that the Russians could potentially crash the US power grid with minimal effort for an unknown length of time.  That's rather economical.


Yes and no. We hype a lot of stuff that isn't technically the most realistic.
 
2019-02-18 08:21:43 PM  
Putin's attempting to con the world that Russia is still a superpower.

A superpower with an economy the same size as Spain or Australia. Russia's GDP is less than the GDP of Manhattan.

If Russia didn't have nukes, we'd laugh at him.
 
2019-02-18 08:24:57 PM  
Why does the author of the article insert inappropriate uses of "too" in the middle of sentences?
 
2019-02-18 08:26:12 PM  

clkeagle: Summoner101: We could call Russia a paper tiger, but they infiltrated the US Presidency.

Putin isn't soldier, he's a spy. He has zero interest in getting the Russian military into a conventional war.

And at the rate he's going, he won't need to. He'll own enough world governments to do absolutely anything he wants, consequence free.


Especially since Western intelligence doesn't seem even mildly interested in striking back at him. I know they'd be working behind the scenes, but it's been more than two years (and well more than that), and there's no sign in punishment for Russia.

That said, it's Russia. Putin's efforts hasn't made his own country any better off within its own borders whatsoever. What does it matter if you push missiles around and get Belarus back when your country continues to fall apart? A lot of this is very showy and, yes, is impacting other nations permanently, but none of it actually benefits him. He's not going to be able to consolidate his grip because he has a rotting seat of power.

But it sure would be nice if the CIA or somebody gave a shiat.
 
2019-02-18 08:27:14 PM  

Summoner101: We could call Russia a paper tiger, but they infiltrated the US Presidency.


Russia uses more of a paper tiger monty. Under some cups you will find paper tigers, under others real tigers.

Also pretty sure the primary target of the super weapon announcement is the locals (read Russians). Secondary targets becoming persuaded is a bonus.
 
2019-02-18 08:29:53 PM  
His biggest achievement was weaponizing trolling. He is the current world champion.
 
2019-02-18 08:30:55 PM  

aleister_greynight: Purple_Urkle: Yeah well, the space aliens are on America's side.

Eat it!

Clearly the space aliens are not on our side, or else we wouldn't need Pigs in Space Space Force!


Okay, somespace aliens are on our side.
Let's just hope Putin doesn't befriend the others.
 
2019-02-18 08:32:30 PM  

edmo: Is that the missile the Administration took the uncharacteristically tough line against with Russia while back?


I think it's the sure fast one with the video of blowing up Florida in the press release. Not making that up.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/gizmodo.​c​om/russia-tests-new-hypersonic-missile​-system-under-direct-1831317925/amp
 
2019-02-18 08:32:45 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: clkeagle: Summoner101: We could call Russia a paper tiger, but they infiltrated the US Presidency.

Putin isn't soldier, he's a spy. He has zero interest in getting the Russian military into a conventional war.

And at the rate he's going, he won't need to. He'll own enough world governments to do absolutely anything he wants, consequence free.

Especially since Western intelligence doesn't seem even mildly interested in striking back at him. I know they'd be working behind the scenes, but it's been more than two years (and well more than that), and there's no sign in punishment for Russia.

That said, it's Russia. Putin's efforts hasn't made his own country any better off within its own borders whatsoever. What does it matter if you push missiles around and get Belarus back when your country continues to fall apart? A lot of this is very showy and, yes, is impacting other nations permanently, but none of it actually benefits him. He's not going to be able to consolidate his grip because he has a rotting seat of power.

But it sure would be nice if the CIA or somebody gave a shiat.


I think a large number do.   But such an offensive counter operation would require authorization.


We live in a Tom Clancy timeline, except our executive is run by sleazy used car salesmen.
 
2019-02-18 08:32:58 PM  
Super, not sure. Forking phone.
 
2019-02-18 08:33:43 PM  

oopsboom: aleister_greynight: Purple_Urkle: Yeah well, the space aliens are on America's side.

Eat it!

Clearly the space aliens are not on our side, or else we wouldn't need Pigs in Space Space Force!

Space Force was the result of a really really bad drug trip about illegals.  I dare you to try to convince me otherwise.


You're right.
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2019-02-18 08:34:27 PM  

Nuc_E: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: clkeagle: Summoner101: We could call Russia a paper tiger, but they infiltrated the US Presidency.

Putin isn't soldier, he's a spy. He has zero interest in getting the Russian military into a conventional war.

And at the rate he's going, he won't need to. He'll own enough world governments to do absolutely anything he wants, consequence free.

Especially since Western intelligence doesn't seem even mildly interested in striking back at him. I know they'd be working behind the scenes, but it's been more than two years (and well more than that), and there's no sign in punishment for Russia.

That said, it's Russia. Putin's efforts hasn't made his own country any better off within its own borders whatsoever. What does it matter if you push missiles around and get Belarus back when your country continues to fall apart? A lot of this is very showy and, yes, is impacting other nations permanently, but none of it actually benefits him. He's not going to be able to consolidate his grip because he has a rotting seat of power.

But it sure would be nice if the CIA or somebody gave a shiat.

I think a large number do.   But such an offensive counter operation would require authorization.


We live in a Tom Clancy timeline, except our executive is run by sleazy used car salesmen.


You forgot an adjective. Sleazy, ineffective used car salesman.
 
2019-02-18 08:50:45 PM  
So from what I'm reading, the "con" was that Russia tried to claim that one of its cruise missiles was a different cruise missile in an attempt to make it look like they weren't violating the 1987 missile treaty, but we didn't fall for it and have clear evidence that they are violating the treaty.
 
2019-02-18 08:53:07 PM  
I can't believe Putin would just lie like that.
 
2019-02-18 09:03:59 PM  
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2019-02-18 09:14:43 PM  

oopsboom: Summoner101: We could call Russia a paper tiger, but they infiltrated the US Presidency.

When the guy on your side sends the enemies a resume with a price tag stapled to it you didn't get 'infiltrated' that's unforced treason.


From what I remember, all of the USSR's big American sources like Aldrich Aimes initiated it. IIRC he literally walked into their embassy and asked for money in exchange for secrets.
 
2019-02-18 09:18:08 PM  

BolloxReader: oopsboom: Summoner101: We could call Russia a paper tiger, but they infiltrated the US Presidency.

When the guy on your side sends the enemies a resume with a price tag stapled to it you didn't get 'infiltrated' that's unforced treason.

From what I remember, all of the USSR's big American sources like Aldrich Aimes initiated it. IIRC he literally walked into their embassy and asked for money in exchange for secrets.


Same with the Falcon and the Snowman
 
2019-02-18 09:30:47 PM  

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This is exactly what first came to my mind.
 
2019-02-18 10:06:19 PM  
Physical weapons are so last century. Information weapons are the future. And when it comes to weaponized information, the Russians are not paper tigers.
 
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