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As Ukraine tension flares, Russia test-fires ballistic missile
The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | March 5, 2014 - 6:48AM | Reuters

Posted on 03/04/2014 11:31:28 AM PST by John W

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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Or from his Kayak


51 posted on 03/04/2014 12:07:40 PM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: John W

And soon our government will be arguing about the missile test with the Russians instead of Crimea. He makes Obama dance like a monkey on a stick.

Obama,,, checkers, Putin,,, 3 dimensional chess.


52 posted on 03/04/2014 12:08:01 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Isn’t that the same model missle James May tried to launch on last week’s Top Gear? They wre driving through Ukraine when they stopped at an old launch site. James took his lighter to the tail end of the missle...oops!


53 posted on 03/04/2014 12:09:27 PM PST by prisoner6 (FREEDOM)
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To: maggief

See, that’s one thing I don’t get.

All of these fellow FReepers, making fun of Obozo for his ‘non-action’...Oh, you’d better be careful, he’ll write a strongly-worded letter”, “Oh, he’s going to draw another red line!”. Okay...I can understand making fun of him. He deserves it.

That being said...what in blazes SHOULD we do about it??? Anything??? We don’t DARE send troops, aerial strikes are right out, and God forbid we threaten to toss a nuke.

Am I missing something?

What else do we have???


54 posted on 03/04/2014 12:09:56 PM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: John W

We are so screwed - I’m going to go practice my Russian.....


55 posted on 03/04/2014 12:11:06 PM PST by Clintons Are White Trash (If stupid ever reaches $150 a barrel then I want the drilling rights to Maxine Water's head.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Yes — definitely an important message.


56 posted on 03/04/2014 12:13:10 PM PST by expat2
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To: Nervous Tick

“... the intelligence on the thread ...”
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Just scrolling through, I don’t see much.


57 posted on 03/04/2014 12:13:47 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: hoagy62

There’s actually no problem here. In his infinite wisdom, Obama has already degraded our nuclear capabilities and generally destroyed our military readiness. This was to automatically forestall any chance of reacting militarily to such aggressive bluffs. Obama intends to use his charms and good looks to talk Putin out of actually committing any violent acts.


58 posted on 03/04/2014 12:15:51 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Barack is so weak that doing things like this (ONE missile) makes Putin seem relatively swoonworthy.

I think we should count on Russia dissing the USA. Barack has made it supremely diss-worthy.

Now if we rednecks don’t like this, then we need to be about the task of getting something more honorable than that present gang of CESM Democrats into office, and posthaste.


59 posted on 03/04/2014 12:17:24 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: hoagy62

Bankrupt them. Drive down the price of gas and oil ... see also Reagan.

Meanwhile, Russia is upping the price of gas to the Ukraine, and we supplying $$$$.


60 posted on 03/04/2014 12:18:00 PM PST by maggief
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To: Jim Robinson

As takeovers go, this probably won’t be very violent anyhow. Putin is virtually a master with the psy-ops. He’ll probably make the Ukraine almost glad they gave up Crimea in the end.


61 posted on 03/04/2014 12:19:28 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Who said Putin doesn’t have his eye on ALL of Ukraine?


62 posted on 03/04/2014 12:20:43 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Nobody, of course. I just can’t see such a conquest as immediate, any more than they immediately conquered all of Georgia.

It will be up to the rednecks of America to get some more backbone into Washington if they want it there.


63 posted on 03/04/2014 12:22:10 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: maggief

Okay....we try to bankrupt them. I understand that.

1) HOW do we drive down the price of gas and oil when our pRes__ent is deliberately trying to drive them UP?

2) Should they realize what we’re trying to do, would that not make them just a little...oh, I don’t know...angry? Pissing off a nuclear-armed country isn’t exactly smart.


64 posted on 03/04/2014 12:23:22 PM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: SkyDancer

Appears “danger close”.


65 posted on 03/04/2014 12:23:50 PM PST by mcshot (Their fraud is deep and unending...)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Looks like a picture of someone on drivers side door.


67 posted on 03/04/2014 12:26:23 PM PST by mcshot (Their fraud is deep and unending...)
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To: hoagy62

I’m curious how much investment Russia now has in the USA. Nuking an investment target doesn’t make tremendous sense.


68 posted on 03/04/2014 12:26:31 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: liege
Love the little fire extinguishers on the side.

'Safety first'.

69 posted on 03/04/2014 12:27:00 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: hoagy62

http://www.forbes.com/sites/louiswoodhill/2014/03/03/its-time-to-drive-russia-bankrupt-again/

It’s Time To Drive Russia Bankrupt — Again

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-04/ukraine-seen-building-support-for-u-s-natural-gas-export.html

Ukraine Seen Building Support for U.S. Natural Gas Export


71 posted on 03/04/2014 12:29:06 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

This would be a moment for Ronald and Maggie to explain the facts to the world.


73 posted on 03/04/2014 12:34:59 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Stillwaters

ping


74 posted on 03/04/2014 12:44:27 PM PST by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: John W

Looks from this that the missile flew just north of Iran. Might be a message in there too for the Mullahs. Or maybe one of the MIRVS dropped off a load of how-to books for the Mullahs?


75 posted on 03/04/2014 12:55:24 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: hoagy62

NATO never put major facilities in the former USSR in deference to Russian sensibilities. Given Putin’s latest adventure, now is the proper to expand the NATO footprint in the Baltics and other eastern member areas. NATO must project power now. Projecting weakness now will be the of end of NATO as a credible deterrent. Putin will feel free to reassemble the USSR at his leisure.


76 posted on 03/04/2014 12:57:29 PM PST by lodi90
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To: John W

China Fields New Intermediate-Range Nuclear Missile (Gertz)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3129390/posts?page=6#6


77 posted on 03/04/2014 1:01:01 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: hoagy62

The US should do nothing about it.

Not our business.

Especially with the commie/moslem/freaks in charge of our gov.


78 posted on 03/04/2014 1:04:08 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: maggief

Sorry, I posted this to you privately by mistake.

“Drive down the price of gas and oil”

And hurt the brightest spot in the American economy? No thanks.


79 posted on 03/04/2014 1:22:28 PM PST by Augustinian monk
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To: John W

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGXFtQVwzUk


80 posted on 03/04/2014 1:54:00 PM PST by BlueMoose
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To: BlueMoose

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8fSXOO3tCE


81 posted on 03/04/2014 2:00:42 PM PST by BlueMoose
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To: BlueMoose

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8fSXOO3tCE


82 posted on 03/04/2014 2:03:07 PM PST by BlueMoose
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
"That missile might as well be a middle finger extending upward from the KGB Colonel’s clenched fist."

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Middle finger to Obama, too?

After all, Obama said Russia was not a problem to US during the debates and anyone who thought otherwise was living in the 1980's.

Putin probably went to bed smiling after Obama made his ridiculous remarks.

83 posted on 03/04/2014 2:07:15 PM PST by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: hummingbird

22:09: A court in Kiev has quashed the decision by the Crimean parliament to sack the region’s previous government and appoint as prime minister the pro-Moscow leader, Sergiy Aksyonov


84 posted on 03/04/2014 2:11:41 PM PST by BlueMoose
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Quick, list the top 10 differences between a fascist and a communist.


85 posted on 03/04/2014 3:14:46 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Science is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: maggief

The writer Woodhill at Forbes is an idiot. We did independent contract work for Israeli companies back in 2011. By that time, wealthy Jewish energy investors from Russia, Europe and Israel were working together to lay natural gas pipelines and develop natural gas fields. They did a fantastic job with finances, exploration and development to build energy supplies for Europe. The job isn’t done yet.

If morons try to take down Russia by using energy warfare, Europe will go down hard and Israel will also suffer. Israel is still developing the Leviathan gas field in the Mediterranean Sea that will supply Europe with energy.

Unlike some people here who believe that Europeans can go in the backyard and unzip a seam of coal to get fuel to cook dinner, it doesn’t work that way.

North Sea production is falling. The pipelines from Norway are faltering. The UK has about a 10 day supply of natural gas in its reserve tanks.

The best bet right now is let these Jewish businessmen spin their magic. They have a good plan that can supply energy to all who need it.


86 posted on 03/04/2014 3:30:22 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: PapaNew
"Is there any proof within the Russian leadership itself, more than just circumstantial, that Putin timed this Ukraine thing after hosting the Olympics for maximum international leeway?"

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Heh...the only person I've heard who talked about Putin and the Olympics was a psychic guest on Coast to Coast with George Noory!

That Putin would make his move around a week after the closing of the Olympics.

A psychic or the "most transparent presidency"?

I'll go with the psychic! <8^)

87 posted on 03/04/2014 3:38:14 PM PST by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
"Hey let’s all remember when Obama said that he would be “Flexible” when it came to Russia, maybe now we know what he meant"

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Agree. Flexible - as in devastating US military with cuts in manpower and $$$$ so he hasn't the option of taking a military approach...by his design.

88 posted on 03/04/2014 3:42:36 PM PST by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
"The missile in question. I like the "Rolex" sign behind it."

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*snicker*

As for the weaponry........oops, "that not good."

89 posted on 03/04/2014 3:48:02 PM PST by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: Obadiah
"I'm warning you Putie, I won't take a selfy with you at the upcoming G8 meeting!"

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No borscht for you, Putie!

90 posted on 03/04/2014 4:06:42 PM PST by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: wally_bert
"I’d dread a tire change and topping off the fuel."

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*snicker*

That's what the new guy has to do.

That, and buy the beer.

91 posted on 03/04/2014 4:10:45 PM PST by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: swamprebel

Gates killed the airborne laser. The only working model is gathering dust in Arizona.


92 posted on 03/04/2014 4:37:20 PM PST by USAF80
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To: John W

Go Navy

http://www.youtube.com/user/AegisBMD


93 posted on 03/04/2014 4:48:00 PM PST by wxgesr (I wanna bodysurf in the Black Sea)
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To: Paine in the Neck; All

We should call the 1980’s and ASK for our Foreign Policy back.


94 posted on 03/04/2014 4:52:16 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: John W

I hope Barry is paying attention...he may want to attend the next security briefing...instead of playing golf.


95 posted on 03/04/2014 4:57:44 PM PST by mandaladon (If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill)
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To: All

I heard Russia has a new tourism slogan. “COME VISIT RUSSIA OR WE WILL VISIT YOU”


96 posted on 03/04/2014 5:11:23 PM PST by mulder1 ("The past is prologue")
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To: SE Mom; maggief
"This would be a moment for Ronald and Maggie to explain the facts to the world."

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Exactly!

And John Paul II, God rest his soul.

97 posted on 03/04/2014 5:22:16 PM PST by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: John W

Incredible... the US submitted to Russia and DID NOT build the missile shield in eastern Europe, much to the chagrin of the Poles and Czechs, as we had agreed to do.


98 posted on 03/04/2014 5:22:22 PM PST by mandaladon (If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

“..Obama red line . . .”

LMAO!! Post of the day!!


99 posted on 03/04/2014 5:40:20 PM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: hoagy62

“...That being said...what in blazes SHOULD we do about it??? Anything??? We don’t DARE send troops, aerial strikes are right out, and God forbid we threaten to toss a nuke.
Am I missing something?
What else do we have???...”

You’re now seeing the difference between checkers and 3-D chess.
Putin sized him up in 2008, had his number to the T and devised his game strategy. Palin saw it coming was totally ostracized in the media for it. You see, that’s the key word: “STRATEGY” just like in chess.
Strategy is the answer to your question. Strategy that we should have been developing since 2008 based on previous strategy. Instead, he was in the bath houses with Reggie, taking vacation, threatening/intimating conservative U.S. citizens, and, of course, playing golf. Unfortunately, Putin plays for keeps. It sure wouldn’t surprise me one iota that he has a couple of his nuclear-armed subs off each of our coasts, and sucking our intelligence with that ship in Havana.
Don’t get me wrong: I’m NOT a Putin cheerer. I think he is totally despicable, just not a despicable as odongo. One thing for sure, he’s a much better “chess player”. So here we are:
Odongo now sits with probably a couple of Russian nukes aimed at us and no strategy to deal with anything...can you spell: leaderless. There is nothing he can do at this point other than huff & puff while Putin totally has his way. Odongo is now twisting in the wind...and it looks like he’ll be twisting all by himself because he’s alienated just about every strong international ally we had with insults and NSA spying etc. Helluva strategy he’s got there, huh?


100 posted on 03/04/2014 5:58:56 PM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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