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To: mmercier

China and Russia joint exercises to strengthen ties

>By Mure Dickie in Beijing
>Published: August 2 2005 16:57 | Last updated: August 2 2005 16:57

Nearly 10,000 troops are to take part in unprecedented joint military exercises by China and Russia this month aimed at strengthening ties between the armed forces of two powers that were once bitter foes.

Chinese state media said yesterday the “Peace Mission 2005” exercises would be held from August 18-25 in and around the Russian far eastern port of Vladivostok and the Chinese coastal province of Shandong.

The scale of the exercises, which will involve land, air, naval, paratroop and marine forces, underlines the determination of Beijing and Moscow to expand a military relationship that has blossomed over the past 15 years.

10 posted on 08/02/2005 11:34:41 AM PDT by eyespysomething ("Old Hippies" re-living their activist youth - the first time nostalgia had a body count attached.)
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To: eyespysomething
If China and Russia get together, then so what.

Two third world forces loaded with cannon fodder and 1970's technology...

In the first gulf war we took out 4,000 soviet built talks with the loss of 10 M1's.

Their joint exercises will probably cost them more casualties via accident and miscommunication than we lost in both gulf wars, if it does not end up in outright combat between the new "allies". Talk about pie in the sky, Russia made one of these type alliances in the past and they ended up with 25 million dead and brigades of Schutzstaffel 20 miles from Moscow.

Soviet and Chicom military is chit compared to our force, their only strength lies in our fear.
17 posted on 08/02/2005 12:54:01 PM PDT by mmercier (swimming against the tide of history)
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