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(Twitter)   One more failure from the dotard : Russia withdraws from Open Sky Treaty after trump assured everybody he would get a better deal   (twitter.com) divider line
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2062 clicks; posted to Politics » on 16 Jan 2021 at 9:38 AM (13 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-01-16 9:40:01 AM  
27 votes:
Skies are closed. Mig out front should have told you
 
2021-01-16 10:07:12 AM  
4 votes:
That treaty was obsolete anyway.  Nobody needs to use spy planes anymore when you can count a guy's nose hair by satellite.
 
2021-01-16 1:00:55 PM  
3 votes:

CheatCommando: fallingcow: Hyjamon: the open skies treaty was important to Europe?  Thought it was just between Russia and US

*does research*

Ok, so basically just Canada and Europe are left in it, and what looks like French Guiana in South America

[Fark user image image 450x231]

French Guyana is included because the French remain pretty serious about the whole "no, really, France Outre-Mer is farking French, damnit"

/ guess the Falklands aren't included, for Britain?

I participate over on Quora in the military history spaces. The butthurt the Argentines show to this day Has led me to conclude that if Fawlty Towers ever comes back, they can replace the episode about the Germans with one about the Argentines.

Whatever you do, don't mention the war!


That episode had my favourite exchange of the series:

Customer: "Stop talking about the war!"
Basil: "You started it!"
Customer: "No we didn't!"
Basil: "Yes you did, you invaded Poland!"
 
2021-01-16 9:56:46 AM  
3 votes:

fallingcow: Hyjamon: the open skies treaty was important to Europe?  Thought it was just between Russia and US

*does research*

Ok, so basically just Canada and Europe are left in it, and what looks like French Guiana in South America

[Fark user image image 450x231]

French Guyana is included because the French remain pretty serious about the whole "no, really, France Outre-Mer is farking French, damnit"

/ guess the Falklands aren't included, for Britain?


I participate over on Quora in the military history spaces. The butthurt the Argentines show to this day Has led me to conclude that if Fawlty Towers ever comes back, they can replace the episode about the Germans with one about the Argentines.

Whatever you do, don't mention the war!
 
2021-01-16 9:45:07 AM  
3 votes:
If you didn't see this coming in the spring of 2016, you're a dimwit and I hope there are no children in your household.
 
DVD
2021-01-16 11:20:05 AM  
2 votes:
So our surveillance satellites suddenly won't work now?   Because I doubt we've retired those, and there is better tech today than 20 years ago for monitoring Russian military activity from space.  Granted, they'd be better spent on China's activities.

And again, there's Putin's long-term 4-D chess idiocy coming to the fore again.  China is Russia's existential threat.  If he hadn't set Russia as adversarial toward NATO, there could be intelligence sharing.  Instead Russia has to remain blind to whatever the CCP has in mind for Siberia.

The nukes are Russia's only card against China.  The PLA is certainly working on how to take them out of the equation.
 
2021-01-16 11:03:15 AM  
2 votes:

GrizzlyPouch: That treaty was obsolete anyway.  Nobody needs to use spy planes anymore when you can count a guy's nose hair by satellite.


The satellites they use for that only get close enough to see well once an orbit. The planes were for whenever else.
 
2021-01-16 4:51:13 PM  
1 vote:

Alphax: Putin's idea, I'm sure.  Donnie knows nothing about treaties, and doesn't care what laws he breaks in the first place.


This doesn't benefit Russia at all. The US has significantly better surveillance technology with satellites. This hurts russia far more since now they have no legal method of gathering surveillance over the US landmass.

So why would they want to give the US this advantage?
 
2021-01-16 3:24:18 PM  
1 vote:

Slide10000: CheatCommando: fallingcow: Hyjamon: the open skies treaty was important to Europe?  Thought it was just between Russia and US

*does research*

Ok, so basically just Canada and Europe are left in it, and what looks like French Guiana in South America

[Fark user image image 450x231]

French Guyana is included because the French remain pretty serious about the whole "no, really, France Outre-Mer is farking French, damnit"

/ guess the Falklands aren't included, for Britain?

I participate over on Quora in the military history spaces. The butthurt the Argentines show to this day Has led me to conclude that if Fawlty Towers ever comes back, they can replace the episode about the Germans with one about the Argentines.

Whatever you do, don't mention the war!

That episode had my favourite exchange of the series:

Customer: "Stop talking about the war!"
Basil: "You started it!"
Customer: "No we didn't!"
Basil: "Yes you did, you invaded Poland!"


It's my second favorite. My favorite is the one with the woman who won't turn on her hearing aid because it wears down the batteries, so he just speaks silently as she turns it up and up and then he screams into it.
 
2021-01-16 1:01:52 PM  
1 vote:

CheatCommando: fallingcow: Hyjamon: the open skies treaty was important to Europe?  Thought it was just between Russia and US

*does research*

Ok, so basically just Canada and Europe are left in it, and what looks like French Guiana in South America

[Fark user image image 450x231]

French Guyana is included because the French remain pretty serious about the whole "no, really, France Outre-Mer is farking French, damnit"

/ guess the Falklands aren't included, for Britain?

I participate over on Quora in the military history spaces. The butthurt the Argentines show to this day Has led me to conclude that if Fawlty Towers ever comes back, they can replace the episode about the Germans with one about the Argentines.

Whatever you do, don't mention the war!


I remember reading in a book one time that Argentina only joined the Allied in like the last week of WWII and prior to that belonged to the Axis. I tried to put this on Wikipedia multiple times but they kept deleting it. True as ever but people like to white wash history.
 
2021-01-16 12:24:28 PM  
1 vote:

CheatCommando: Sum Dum Gai: Yeah, just like that better Iran nuclear deal that we'll see aaaaaaaany day now...

And the health plan.

And he seems to run out the clock on infrastructure week too.


Well at least México paid for the wall!
 
2021-01-16 11:14:53 AM  
1 vote:

Hyjamon: the open skies treaty was important to Europe?  Thought it was just between Russia and US

*does research*

Ok, so basically just Canada and Europe are left in it, and what looks like French Guiana in South America

[Fark user image 450x231]


OK, so basically just our most important allies are left in it.
 
2021-01-16 10:45:24 AM  
1 vote:

Purple_Urkle: If you didn't see this coming in the spring of 2016, you're a dimwit and I hope there are no children in your household.


If you believe Russia has ever honored a treaty involving spying, weapons development, military force, etc


I have an island to sell you just off the coast of China
 
2021-01-16 10:05:50 AM  
1 vote:

Sum Dum Gai: Yeah, just like that better Iran nuclear deal that we'll see aaaaaaaany day now...


And the most tremendous, luxurious health plan. A lot of people are saying it's the most tremendous thing they'll ever see in two weeks.

/yuck. I feel like I need to kick my own ass after that
 
2021-01-16 10:00:28 AM  
1 vote:
Since now Russia is withdrawin from the treaty too it is useless since its between EU and Canada.

Russia wanted that from the start but didn't want to look like they were the ones wanting it. Now they can get even more nefarious with countries like Georgia and Ukraine and possibly Turkey.

This is the implication of that decision.
 
2021-01-16 9:54:51 AM  
1 vote:
A better deal....... FOR PUTIN!
 
2021-01-16 9:54:20 AM  
1 vote:

Hyjamon: the open skies treaty was important to Europe?  Thought it was just between Russia and US

*does research*

Ok, so basically just Canada and Europe are left in it, and what looks like French Guiana in South America

[Fark user image image 450x231]


French Guyana is included because the French remain pretty serious about the whole "no, really, France Outre-Mer is farking French, damnit"

/ guess the Falklands aren't included, for Britain?
 
2021-01-16 9:48:16 AM  
1 vote:
A lot of good "Open Skies" did for the Malaysian flight shot down by Putin's drunk " Little Green Men" over Ukraine
 
2021-01-16 7:30:53 AM  
1 vote:
Putin's idea, I'm sure.  Donnie knows nothing about treaties, and doesn't care what laws he breaks in the first place.
 
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