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Not Good: U.S. and Russia expel each other's diplomats
07-10-2016, 04:57 PM #1
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Diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Russia began to unravel after Moscow said Saturday it had expelled two American diplomats and the U.S. revealed it had tossed two Russians in response to an attack on one of its personnel.

Read more: edition.cnn.com

This is not a positive development in US Russia relations. If there is not some type of military action prior to November I'll be very surprised.

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07-10-2016, 05:05 PM #2
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07-10-2016, 05:23 PM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I wonder if they will toss out Canada's diplomats too.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/poli...e30816617/
07-10-2016, 06:48 PM #4
Screaming Yellow Zonkers Member
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Not good, but they've bickered like this before, just....... not really since the 80s

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07-11-2016, 03:21 PM #5
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Maybe we should look to the Arctic?

Quote:And a growing number of Russians support the military buildup. A Levada Center poll found that 46 percent of Russians were in favor of increasing military spending even if it led to an economic slowdown (versus 41 percent opposed if defense increases caused economic hardship). This is in part due to a growing fear that Russia’s vast natural resource endowment, particularly in the Arctic, is vulnerable if the country lacks the means to protect it. Rogozin himself has continuously warned that without a modern military force, Russia is liable to be “looted” in the future.

Quote:Whether the newfound confidence that results will make Russia more cooperative or obstructionist in the international arena is an open question.

http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/r...-back-9181

There may be something afoot in the Arctic; new fighter jet criteria -

Quote:Ottawa is seeking a wide range of information from the firms by the end of July in order to design an acquisition process that will be unveiled as early as September. The questions include acquisition and life-cycle costs, current and planned production numbers, and potential industrial and technological benefits for Canada.

The government is also asking the various manufacturers how their aircraft would perform on a series of missions, such as flying from the fighter base in Cold Lake, Alta., to Inuvik, NWT, about 2,000 kilometres to the north.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/poli...cmpid=rss1
07-11-2016, 04:22 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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Meh... Bread and circuses
07-11-2016, 04:34 PM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Quote:But Sweden, and even more so Finland, which has more than 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) of border with Russia, know any move to join the alliance would create a backlash in Moscow.

"We would have to go through a phase of Russia's initial reaction that wouldn't be positive," Finland's former prime minister, Alexander Stubb, who supports joining NATO, told Reuters.

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Helsinki last week and hinted he would move troops closer to Finland's border if it joined.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/wary-russia-sw...nance.html

Putin likes to call the shots where your country is concerned, hmm Octo?
07-11-2016, 06:07 PM #8
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(07-11-2016, 04:22 PM)Octo Wrote:  Meh... Bread and circuses

yeah.
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lol

Just Plain Nuts.
07-11-2016, 08:04 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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(07-11-2016, 04:34 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
Quote:But Sweden, and even more so Finland, which has more than 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) of border with Russia, know any move to join the alliance would create a backlash in Moscow.

"We would have to go through a phase of Russia's initial reaction that wouldn't be positive," Finland's former prime minister, Alexander Stubb, who supports joining NATO, told Reuters.

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Helsinki last week and hinted he would move troops closer to Finland's border if it joined.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/wary-russia-sw...nance.html

Putin likes to call the shots where your country is concerned, hmm Octo?

Seems like Nato more than Russia wants to interfere 13.gif
07-12-2016, 04:44 AM #10
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(07-11-2016, 08:04 PM)Octo Wrote:  
(07-11-2016, 04:34 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
Quote:But Sweden, and even more so Finland, which has more than 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) of border with Russia, know any move to join the alliance would create a backlash in Moscow.

"We would have to go through a phase of Russia's initial reaction that wouldn't be positive," Finland's former prime minister, Alexander Stubb, who supports joining NATO, told Reuters.

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Helsinki last week and hinted he would move troops closer to Finland's border if it joined.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/wary-russia-sw...nance.html

Putin likes to call the shots where your country is concerned, hmm Octo?

Seems like Nato more than Russia wants to interfere 13.gif

Interfere as in puttin putin in his place?
07-12-2016, 07:09 AM #11
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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NATO is for show only. Russia has them out manned, out gunned and has a huge strategic advantage.

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07-12-2016, 12:46 PM #12
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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Nothing like a bigger crisis to take the heat off the crisis du jour.

Considering that the Ukrainian mess was instigated by the west, Vlad isn't up for more crapping in his cornflakes.
07-12-2016, 03:47 PM #13
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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The U.S. military is a force to be reckoned with.




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