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2021-09-14 7:33:04 PM  
"Some fat idiots are running around with guns, what is this AMERICA?"
 
2021-09-14 7:39:01 PM  
"Amusement"? Even though many of the Latvians I know are Putin supporters, they consider themselves more European than Baltic. It's kind of odd.
 
2021-09-14 7:43:33 PM  

Nirbo: "Some fat idiots are running around with guns, what is this AMERICA?"


If you did that in America some well intentioned person would 'help out' the soldier with live fire at the target.
 
2021-09-14 7:43:59 PM  
Artist Impression of Latvian wargames...

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2021-09-14 7:44:14 PM  
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2021-09-14 7:46:35 PM  
Better than the alternative:

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2021-09-14 7:48:15 PM  

Ragin' Asian: "Amusement"? Even though many of the Latvians I know are Putin supporters, they consider themselves more European than Baltic. It's kind of odd.


The ones I know who are ethnic Latvians hate Russia.
 
2021-09-14 7:49:07 PM  

Nirbo: "Some fat idiots are running around with guns, what is this AMERICA?"


Can we borrow them to rough up the domestic terrorists like how the criminal let Erdogan's thugs rough up peaceful protesters on American soil?
 
2021-09-14 7:49:08 PM  
In Moscow, every other day is basically a surprise urban combat exercise.
 
2021-09-14 7:50:53 PM  
No, Vladimir you're doing it wrong.
 
2021-09-14 7:55:01 PM  
Why not just call 
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/NEEkolaj
//It's like you're not even listening
 
2021-09-14 8:02:36 PM  
Seems like 10th SFG gets in trouble for things like this about once a year.  Utah had to ask them politely to please stop invading.
 
2021-09-14 8:03:58 PM  

Ragin' Asian: "Amusement"? Even though many of the Latvians I know are Putin supporters, they consider themselves more European than Baltic. It's kind of odd.


What sort of Latvians do you know?
 
2021-09-14 8:04:34 PM  
Bawh gawd that's Putin's music!
 
2021-09-14 8:15:25 PM  

swahnhennessy: Ragin' Asian: "Amusement"? Even though many of the Latvians I know are Putin supporters, they consider themselves more European than Baltic. It's kind of odd.

What sort of Latvians do you know?


Probably ethnic Russians.  In the Baltic states, many ethnic Russians are, in fact, more loyal to Russia than their actual home country.

/this is why "protecting ethnic Russians" often works so well as a pretext for Russia to invade Baltic states
 
2021-09-14 8:15:45 PM  

Ragin' Asian: "Amusement"? Even though many of the Latvians I know are Putin supporters, they consider themselves more European than Baltic. It's kind of odd.


I think it's because of placement on the Monopoly board.
 
2021-09-14 8:26:13 PM  
Too late for family - save potato!
 
2021-09-14 8:29:11 PM  
Killjoys.

Just have fun. Get into it. Run like goats on fire from the gunfire.

This is how we do it in America.
 
TWX
2021-09-14 8:31:32 PM  

anfrind: swahnhennessy: Ragin' Asian: "Amusement"? Even though many of the Latvians I know are Putin supporters, they consider themselves more European than Baltic. It's kind of odd.

What sort of Latvians do you know?

Probably ethnic Russians.  In the Baltic states, many ethnic Russians are, in fact, more loyal to Russia than their actual home country.

/this is why "protecting ethnic Russians" often works so well as a pretext for Russia to invade Baltic states


Those countries that managed to break away from Russia when the Soviet Union collapsed probably should have deported their ethnic Russian populations.  If they'd done it back in the early nineties when Russia was in disarray then probably longterm they'd have needed to pay financial reparations to the people that were deported, but given how Russia has used the presence of those populations as a pretext for invasion and occupation, it would have been less costly than what we've seen happen in Georgia and and Ukraine.

Besides, there's precedent for it.  When Russia claimed Königsberg from Germany after WWII, they deported basically the entire local population.
 
2021-09-14 8:33:05 PM  
Wait, Riga? Isn't that where Nosferatu bought a house?
 
2021-09-14 8:42:50 PM  

TWX: anfrind: swahnhennessy: Ragin' Asian: "Amusement"? Even though many of the Latvians I know are Putin supporters, they consider themselves more European than Baltic. It's kind of odd.

What sort of Latvians do you know?

Probably ethnic Russians.  In the Baltic states, many ethnic Russians are, in fact, more loyal to Russia than their actual home country.

/this is why "protecting ethnic Russians" often works so well as a pretext for Russia to invade Baltic states

Those countries that managed to break away from Russia when the Soviet Union collapsed probably should have deported their ethnic Russian populations.  If they'd done it back in the early nineties when Russia was in disarray then probably longterm they'd have needed to pay financial reparations to the people that were deported, but given how Russia has used the presence of those populations as a pretext for invasion and occupation, it would have been less costly than what we've seen happen in Georgia and and Ukraine.

Besides, there's precedent for it.  When Russia claimed Königsberg from Germany after WWII, they deported basically the entire local population.


Apply this thought process to Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza after 1967.
 
2021-09-14 8:48:23 PM  

Alien Robot: TWX: anfrind: swahnhennessy: Ragin' Asian: "Amusement"? Even though many of the Latvians I know are Putin supporters, they consider themselves more European than Baltic. It's kind of odd.

What sort of Latvians do you know?

Probably ethnic Russians.  In the Baltic states, many ethnic Russians are, in fact, more loyal to Russia than their actual home country.

/this is why "protecting ethnic Russians" often works so well as a pretext for Russia to invade Baltic states

Those countries that managed to break away from Russia when the Soviet Union collapsed probably should have deported their ethnic Russian populations.  If they'd done it back in the early nineties when Russia was in disarray then probably longterm they'd have needed to pay financial reparations to the people that were deported, but given how Russia has used the presence of those populations as a pretext for invasion and occupation, it would have been less costly than what we've seen happen in Georgia and and Ukraine.

Besides, there's precedent for it.  When Russia claimed Königsberg from Germany after WWII, they deported basically the entire local population.

Apply this thought process to Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza after 1967.


If they'd gotten rid of the locals there's be less trouble, and they'd just pay some reparations?
 
2021-09-14 9:04:32 PM  
Suddenly WWIII
 
2021-09-14 9:05:23 PM  
Latvian military Twitter pages have reported that the US is also taking part in the exercises.

Of course. Biden the Tyrant is secretly training his goon squads overseas in preparation to invade an American city. We need to see which US location most closely matches Riga. Probably either Florida or Texas, where the brave patriot governors will be removed by the gun confiscation squads.
 
2021-09-14 9:10:49 PM  

swahnhennessy: Ragin' Asian: "Amusement"? Even though many of the Latvians I know are Putin supporters, they consider themselves more European than Baltic. It's kind of odd.

What sort of Latvians do you know?


I've been to gatherings of three enclaves in NYC, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland. They turn their noses up at Russians, but they're Putin supporters. As I said, it's odd.
 
2021-09-14 9:33:17 PM  
Is normal
 
2021-09-14 9:41:08 PM  
I'm sure that terrorized toddler will be just fine.
 
2021-09-14 9:54:17 PM  

Ragin' Asian: "Amusement"? Even though many of the Latvians I know are Putin supporters, they consider themselves more European than Baltic. It's kind of odd.


Well, it is Latvian soldiers running a drill.  Preparing for when Putin invades, I presume.
 
TWX
2021-09-14 10:05:17 PM  

Alien Robot: TWX: anfrind: swahnhennessy: Ragin' Asian: "Amusement"? Even though many of the Latvians I know are Putin supporters, they consider themselves more European than Baltic. It's kind of odd.

What sort of Latvians do you know?

Probably ethnic Russians.  In the Baltic states, many ethnic Russians are, in fact, more loyal to Russia than their actual home country.

/this is why "protecting ethnic Russians" often works so well as a pretext for Russia to invade Baltic states

Those countries that managed to break away from Russia when the Soviet Union collapsed probably should have deported their ethnic Russian populations.  If they'd done it back in the early nineties when Russia was in disarray then probably longterm they'd have needed to pay financial reparations to the people that were deported, but given how Russia has used the presence of those populations as a pretext for invasion and occupation, it would have been less costly than what we've seen happen in Georgia and and Ukraine.

Besides, there's precedent for it.  When Russia claimed Königsberg from Germany after WWII, they deported basically the entire local population.

Apply this thought process to Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza after 1967.


Those people that lived in those places had lived there for generations.  The Russians resettled into the nations absorbed into the Soviet Union may well have only been there for a couple of generations, as the Soviet efforts to resettle to homogenize satellite states was started sometime after WWI.
 
2021-09-14 10:39:34 PM  

sefert: Ragin' Asian: "Amusement"? Even though many of the Latvians I know are Putin supporters, they consider themselves more European than Baltic. It's kind of odd.

Well, it is Latvian soldiers running a drill.  Preparing for when Putin invades, I presume.


Ayup. Won't hold em for long. Maybe they should hold exercises with Finland instead.
 
2021-09-14 10:55:12 PM  
This is preparation for when "the little green men" are at the other side of the border.

"Everyone can by a green army costume in a shop"
 
2021-09-14 10:55:50 PM  

flexflint: This is preparation for when "the little green men" are at the other side of the border.

"Everyone can by a green army costume in a shop"


Buy, even.
 
2021-09-14 10:56:53 PM  
It's all Fun and Games until the expat Russian population feels threatened and tanks roll in.

The Georgian gambit.
 
2021-09-14 11:34:00 PM  

TWX: Those people that lived in those places had lived there for generations.


Danzig was settled by Germans in 1307. Should Poland return Gdansk to Germany?
 
2021-09-15 3:29:04 AM  
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"The tradition of my country forces me to protest"
 
2021-09-15 12:20:16 PM  
Just imagine the shiatshow if some idiot did that here. Your Tank scratched my paint.
 
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