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Old 06-28-2016, 12:41 PM
Location: Caverns measureless to man...
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Originally Posted by Dockside View Post
Russia Is Not Happy About New American Anti-Missile System

As long as we keep encircling Russia, they're going to push back.
Yeah, that's the funny part of all this outrage. OK, sure, Russia builds a military facility 700 miles from the US. Wow. And they even have 50 tanks, most of them not a day over 40 years old!

Meanwhile, we have hundreds of military bases within several hundred miles of Russia, with hundreds of thousands of troops and an undisclosed number of both strategic and tactical nuclear weapons.

Just exactly what is the issue here?
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Old 06-28-2016, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Unsettomati View Post

The closest Nicaragua comes to the United States is Florida - which is 700 miles away. And between Nicaragua and Florida is Cuba, so a 'spy base' (whatever that even means) gives the Russians precisely nothing that it doesn't already have vis-a-vis the United States - to say nothing of the fact that Russian electronics eavesdropping ships and aircraft are free to approach within 12 miles of the American coast, and do, just like Soviet ships and aircraft did back in the day (and just like American ships and aircraft do wherever it is deemed useful to do so).

Are we supposed to be afraid that those 50 second-generation tanks will fight their way north, over a thousand miles through tropical rainforest and over mountain ranges, across three countries - Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico - and invade Texas? Maybe people who saw 1984's Red Dawn and thought it was totally realistic.
Don't under estimate the paranoia of the average American citizen!!!
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Old 06-28-2016, 05:54 PM
Location: Texas
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Lightbulb Russia To Build Spy Base in Nicaragua

Originally Posted by Versatile View Post
Coming to a country very close.

Russia To Build Spy Base in Nicaragua | Q Costa Rica

The deal between Moscow and Managua, which will also involve the sale of 50 Russian T-72 tanks, comes as President Putinís regime ramps up the pressure on Nato in eastern Europe
Back in the '91 gulf War, we destroyed more than 50 T-72s in a single day multiple times.

They're VERY obsolete, but suitable for a banana republic like Nica that won't ever have to face a well-equipped opponent.

As far as a spy base, the Russian embassy in DC is their biggest anywhere.
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