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US F-16s, Troops to Poland Over Ukraine Crisis
military.com ^

Posted on 04/13/2014 9:27:35 AM PDT by chessplayer

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Polish government officials said Monday that the U.S. military was sending 12 F-16 fighter jets and about 300 service members to their country in response to the situation in Ukraine.

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This should send tingles of excitement up the legs of all the armchair Rambos who are itching for a fullblown noooklear war with the rooskies.
1 posted on 04/13/2014 9:27:35 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
Out Of Control
2 posted on 04/13/2014 9:31:51 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: chessplayer
I guess we're drawing the line a little bit west of Ukraine
3 posted on 04/13/2014 9:32:38 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: chessplayer

They should be taking out some South American commie tyrant while everyone is watching Europe.


4 posted on 04/13/2014 9:37:52 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: chessplayer

They don’t have soldiers in Poland?


5 posted on 04/13/2014 9:40:50 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau
They don’t have soldiers in Poland?

Well, now they have the Polish Army plus a US tripwire.

Putin has no intentions re Poland (he is, after all, a realist). So the F-16's are just for show...unless Obama is stupid enough to order them into Ukrainian airspace.

6 posted on 04/13/2014 10:01:15 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Leaning Right

Putin knows the Poles would kick his ass.


7 posted on 04/13/2014 10:02:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: chessplayer

I’d be a LOT more impressed if the Norwegians, the Dutch, Italy, yada, yada, had sent a brigade of troops and aircraft.

Instead, as usual, it’s us, and we’re paying for it.

That really does show the true state of NATO, doesn’t it?


8 posted on 04/13/2014 10:06:16 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: dfwgator
Putin knows the Poles would kick his ass.

Oh, yes. And this time Germany would be supporting the Poles. Putin would do well to leave Poland - and Finland, for that matter - alone. Two countries filled with tough people.

9 posted on 04/13/2014 10:06:53 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: chessplayer
This should send tingles of excitement up the legs of all the armchair Rambos who are itching for a fullblown noooklear war with the rooskies.

Straw man fallacy much?

10 posted on 04/13/2014 10:08:47 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: dfwgator
Putin knows the Poles would kick his ass.

I'm 3rd generation here. Some distant relatives there would really like to put an ass whooping to anyone crossing their borders.

They're not on horseback anymore!!!

And they've got a very deadly contingent of Special Forces.

11 posted on 04/13/2014 10:09:26 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: dfwgator

“Putin knows the Poles would kick his ass.”

Particularly after the Katyn Forest Massacre and the Smolensk assassination.


12 posted on 04/13/2014 10:09:41 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: Leaning Right

I don’t think Putin is ready to take on Poland. However, what is now Poland was actually part of the former Russian Empire 100 years ago or so, and Putin has intimated he’d like to re-establish that empire, at least territorially, so let’s keep an eye on this.


13 posted on 04/13/2014 10:09:41 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

A Polish soldier confronts a German and Russian soldier, which does he shoot first?

The German, of course.......Business before pleasure.


14 posted on 04/13/2014 10:10:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sacajaweau
"They don’t have soldiers in Poland?"

300 are probably ground-support crew for the F-16s, (mechanics, weapons speciaists, supply personnel, and a security detail or two).

15 posted on 04/13/2014 10:12:06 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Born to Conserve
They should be taking out some South American commie tyrant while everyone is watching Europe.

Agree x 10. Maduro is one lucky dog. Between Crimea and the lost airliner he has been all but ignored by the media and has had free reign to do as he pleases.

16 posted on 04/13/2014 10:25:58 AM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: ought-six
However, what is now Poland was actually part of the former Russian Empire 100 years ago or so,

Sadly what is called Poland was a part of damn near every 'empire' extant in Europe at one time or another. It was the focal point for so many warring despots that its hard to keep count.

17 posted on 04/13/2014 10:34:09 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone

Yeah, that’s true.


18 posted on 04/13/2014 10:39:58 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum
They're not on horseback anymore!!!

Winged hussars now with actual wings?

19 posted on 04/13/2014 10:51:25 AM PDT by Vroomfondel
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To: Don Corleone

Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was once the most powerful empire in Europe.


20 posted on 04/13/2014 10:53:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Psalm 73
They will also be gathering more valuable Intel on operational S-300/400 systems. Each time they go airborn the Russian systems will come up and be recorded.
21 posted on 04/13/2014 10:57:35 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Psalm 73
They will also be gathering more valuable Intel on operational S-300/400 systems. Each time they go airborn the Russian systems will come up and be recorded.
22 posted on 04/13/2014 10:57:35 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: chessplayer

“This should send tingles of excitement up the legs of all the armchair Rambos who are itching for a fullblown noooklear war with the rooskies. “

Do you know of any such people?

I don’t.


23 posted on 04/13/2014 10:58:51 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: PIF
"They will also be gathering more valuable Intel..."
"They will also be gathering more valuable Intel..."

Twice as much Intel.... : )

24 posted on 04/13/2014 11:07:21 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: chessplayer
If 0bama had any balls, he would have ordered a REFORGER, asked where the carriers were, and went to DEFCON 4 (or whatever they call it now). Ivan understands that language.

5.56mm

25 posted on 04/13/2014 11:11:46 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Focault's Pendulum


26 posted on 04/13/2014 11:12:33 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: chessplayer
Yeah! Let's send our soldiers right from Afghanistan to there! [/sarc]
27 posted on 04/13/2014 11:15:44 AM PDT by McGruff (I wouldn't be surprised if Jeb Bush pulled a Charlie Crist)
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To: dfwgator

I don’t think so. Poland doesn’t have much militarily.


28 posted on 04/13/2014 11:25:08 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Psalm 73

Poland has been using F-16s for years. This is nothing more than appeasement by Obama....kinda like a pretend missile shield.


29 posted on 04/13/2014 11:27:27 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

But they’d have home field advantage. Russian troops for the most part, especially the conscripts are not high quality.

Plus Poles have had experience in Iraq and Afghanistan.


30 posted on 04/13/2014 11:27:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: chessplayer
“This should send tingles of excitement up the legs of all the armchair Rambos who are itching for a fullblown noooklear war with the rooskies.”

LOL ! Mongoloid, come on It's +1 month old “news”.

31 posted on 04/13/2014 12:13:25 PM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: chessplayer

You do know Poland is a part of NATO, right?


32 posted on 04/13/2014 12:14:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sacajaweau
Sure not like those in your beloved Mongo empire...


33 posted on 04/13/2014 12:17:12 PM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: chessplayer
Lech Walesa: Obama Has Failed, 'America no Longer Leads the World' quote, ".... in terms of politics and morality, America no longer leads the world," he said. "...America did not regain its leadership status. We were just lucky there were no big conflicts in the world," saying the world has relied on a strong America to maintain the balance of power around the globe." Credit to Newsmax.com
34 posted on 04/13/2014 2:12:00 PM PDT by SIRTRIS
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To: tcrlaf

The Germans have already sent aircraft and ground crews to Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia; they are also sending ships to the Baltic.


35 posted on 04/13/2014 3:10:44 PM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: Sacajaweau
They're short n aircraft, but have about 1000 tanks, including about 200 Leopards with the rest being T72's refitted with NATO 105mm guns, laser sights, etc.. And a few thousand APC's (also refitted).

They're weak on air forces and navy.

36 posted on 04/13/2014 3:14:50 PM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: FreeReign; chessplayer

What if the President had placed the U.S. on an elevated defense level, and sent troops and planes to the Ukraine at the first hint of Soviet designs? That’s what Reagan would have done.


37 posted on 04/15/2014 5:56:43 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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