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Posted on 04/05/2013 6:23:51 PM PDT by cunning_fish
A Russian bomber recently carried out simulated cruise missile attacks on U.S. missile defenses in Asia, raising new questions about Moscows goal in future U.S.-Russian defense talks.
According to U.S. officials, a Russian Tu-22M Backfire bomber on Feb. 26 simulated firing air-launched cruise missiles at an Aegis ship deployed near Japan as part of U.S. missile defenses.
A second mock attack was conducted Feb. 27 against a ground-based missile defense site in Japan that officials did not identify
The Pentagon operates an X-band missile defense radar on the
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But, I don't really picture anything really huge. That being said, one should be aware of 1914:
Little Serbia angered Austria.
Germany came in the help Austria.
Russia came in the help Serbia.
France came in to help Russia.
Germany invaded Belgium to get into France.
Britain came in the help Belgium.
North Korea? Russia? China? Iran? Syria? How big of a house of cards are we talking about? The world is something like $200T in debt. Sweeping all the playing pieces off the table would serve some people pretty well, I think.
The Chinese are moving up to the NK border. Has anyone read what the Russians are doing. They still have a lot of mobile launchers for ICBMs.
Obama is getting bullied, mocked, and humiliated or ignored by a number of countries, I wonder if he can even see the scale and larger picture of all of this, or if he just sees each incident as it’s own unique presidential challenge and that he is handling everything just great, and is in command of everything.
I think that even his worshipers might admit that if any ego is susceptible to believing that the adoration of his celebrity bubble represents the world, that it would be Obama.
Didn’t you kind of leave out a little assassination of a Archduke orchestrated by the Russians?
Little Serbia angered Austria [when a Serbian named Gavrillo Princep killed Archduke Ferdinand and his wife]
"And so they've killed our Ferdinand," says Svejk's charwoman, in the famous line that opens the novel, describing the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in Sarajevo, 1914. Svejk, busy massaging his knees for rheumatism responds: "Which Ferdinand, Mrs Muller? I know two. One is a messenger at Prusa's, the chemist's, who once drank a bottle of hair oil there by mistake. And the other is Ferdinand Kokoska who collects dog manure. Neither of them is any loss."
More of the original text (translated, of course.) The funniest book ever written.
I like Svejk too. I think it is one of the best books ever.