Reporter: You shot a civilist.
Murican soldier: No, it is a terorist.
Reporter: How do you know?
Murican soldier: Because we shot him.
The goal of these strategies and concepts is to create a plausible theory of victory whereby China or Russia avoid a “fair fight” with the Joint Force and could therefore defeat the United States and its allies and partners in a regional war.
GarryB wrote:Makes me realise most of western history I learned is probably the same... makes me realise a lot of what the west is so proud of is probably a lie... like the US putting people on the moon... really don't believe that any more... in 50 years time the first two people on the moon actually would be a black american woman and a gender confused native american person of unknown gender... the landing on the moon was true, but the identities of the people who made it were faked...
Walther von Oldenburg wrote:Chernobyl is very good actually. Portraying Soviet bureaucracy as being partially guilty of the disaster is fine because they were to a large degree at fault.
Walther von Oldenburg wrote:I really suggest you watch the show before passing a verdict. Anti Soviet/Russian bias in Chernobyl is very subtle, more like K-19, nothing like some more known Hollywood movies about Russia.
flamming_python wrote:Walther von Oldenburg wrote:I really suggest you watch the show before passing a verdict. Anti Soviet/Russian bias in Chernobyl is very subtle, more like K-19, nothing like some more known Hollywood movies about Russia.
It's a good fictional work.
And it does portray many of the ordinary Soviet workers, soldiers, officers as heroes. Even some officials sympathetically.
But at it's core is the message 'the cost of lies'. And then it goes ahead and lies itself and makes a whole bunch of stuff up that never happened.
Western "liberals" accuse Russia of not acknowledging global warming. Here is the in-your-face proof that this is BS.
Putin in his speech is 100% on the ball with the reality of anthropogenic global warming. In fact, he states facts that
western politicians avoid as being too alarmist.
Russia is warming 2.5 times faster than the global average and this is already having negative impacts. The NATO
hate propaganda about Russia denying global warming is pure blood libel. The same blood libel that the west has
been spewing at Russia for centuries.
The entire process of metallurgy and manufacturing these devices is a secret. You won't be able to gain much from having one as an example, asides from some operational knowledge of how they work (~ish. The code isn't open-source either, you know).SeigSoloyvov wrote:Putin may very well soon be selling Russian Stealth technology to a NATO ally. Which I hope his defense minister will tell him "No, that's a terrible idea we may has well just give Washington the data at that point".
Good thread to understabd the s-400 for Turkey.
S-400s, a story:
Everything started when Turkey downed a Russian jet, Su-24 in Nov 2015 for violating its airspace. Russians were repeatedly bombarding Turkman-led rebel groups by using Turkish airspace. Ankara issued several warnings. Then downed a jet.
What was US reaction?
US officials, on the record, initially supported Turkey’s arguments. But had different talking points while briefing reporters on background.
US defense officials undermined Turkey’s claim and said Russian jet was in Syrian airspace when it was hit. So much for NATO solidarity
What else US thought of Turkey’s downing the Russian jet?
They thought it was an overreaction to “a minor violation of its airspace”
What about NATO?
Oh, they were generous. They sent an air defence package against Russian incursions following the jet incident, including AWACS.
But NATO diplomats WORRIED Ankara was too aggressive to defend its airspace against the repeated violations
Next, Germany/Luxembourg declared that Turkey cannot count on NATO support if there is a conflict with Russia in Syria.
“NATO cannot allow itself to be pulled into a military escalation with Russia as a result of tensions between the two”
Briefly: You cannot invoke article 4
Btw, US and Germany earlier in October 2015, a month before the downing of the jet, pulled their missile defense systems from Turkey.
Not only US and NATO didn’t want to support Turkey against Russia, they also didn’t want to keep their missile defense systems in the country
Not finished. But too long to post all the thread, you can see the link for the whole story.