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Re: Europe at War
« Reply #2600 on: Today at 01:52:09 PM »
For example, how many American lives is Romania worth?  The correct answer is zero. 

I've very recently watched "Operation Finale". Ben Kingsley (as Adolf Eichmann) told Oscar Isaac (as Peter Malkin): I am one person against six million Jewish persons --- you do realize, don't you, that your sister is worth less than a spit of my mouth?
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Re: Europe at War
« Reply #2601 on: Today at 01:53:21 PM »
I've very recently watched "Operation Finale". Ben Kingsley (as Adolf Eichmann) told Oscar Isaac (as Peter Malkin): I am one person against six million Jewish persons --- you do realize, don't you, that your sister is worth less than a spit of my mouth?

So, is that a thumbs up for the movie?
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Re: Europe at War
« Reply #2602 on: Today at 01:56:42 PM »
So, is that a thumbs up for the movie?

The movie was very good.

My idea is that you'd make an exemplary USA sort of Adolf Eichmann. No, really and honestly, you display the same sovereign contempt for anyone not belonging to the chosen race, ie not being a US citizen.
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Re: Europe at War
« Reply #2603 on: Today at 02:20:46 PM »
There is something very bizarre about it from an American perspective, and the simultaneous proclamations of Russian weakness and the need for protection from Russia are intrinsically contradictory and bizarre.  I understand very well why small, weak countries desire US protection.  I understand what Russia can do to many countries located in the Eurasian landmass and in certain geographically proximate portions of Africa.  I also understand that if Russia completely destroys Ukraine and/or a variety of other countries, US security will not be impacted; five million dead Eurasians would or will have the same impact as five million dead Congolese.  That is, zilch.  Also, NATO's scope is expanding to the Pacific, as NATO has officially changed is designation of China.  Despite US assurances that it will not put together an Indo-Pacific version of NATO, it will put together something similar.  Those who believe they benefit from an expanding empire will of course sing the empire's praises.

Imagine if Todd had been in charge of the USA in either World War. All those American troops who ended up in Europe. SUCH a waste of effort, right?

On the other hand, he might just have avoided going to Vietnam.
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Re: Europe at War
« Reply #2604 on: Today at 02:48:59 PM »
My idea is that you'd make an exemplary USA sort of Adolf Eichmann. No, really and honestly, you display the same sovereign contempt for anyone not belonging to the chosen race, ie not being a US citizen.

On the internet, everything is always like WWII. 
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« Reply #2605 on: Today at 02:56:31 PM »
Imagine if Todd had been in charge of the USA in either World War. All those American troops who ended up in Europe. SUCH a waste of effort, right?

On the other hand, he might just have avoided going to Vietnam.

When Japan attacked us is different than what is happening in the Ukraine.

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Re: Europe at War
« Reply #2606 on: Today at 03:12:34 PM »
When Japan attacked us is different than what is happening in the Ukraine.

No shit, Sherlock. That covers one part of one of the wars I referred to. I don’t recall a lot of Japanese troops in Europe when the Americans arrived there, I must have dozed off in that part of history class.
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Re: Europe at War
« Reply #2607 on: Today at 03:44:14 PM »
     Allow me to hate the (heh!) mainstream media just a little, then I'll return to regularly scheduled programs.

     It appears that the media is tired of the narrative of Russian failure, more than Russia is tired of failing. The story needs a new twist. So Russia captured a couple of cities and have momentum.   

     Serious analysts look at the situation and estimate that Russia is running out of everything and has about a couple of months of ammo left. Remember, the Russian tank factory is closed for lack of parts. Russia is running on old stock, and I'm certain that's why Russian missiles are unreliable. There's not much new stuff left. Russian generals have to think about the consequences of having no modern weapons in the arsenal. Everyone will know! Everyone will see the Big Board!

     Russia will use T-62 tanks. Russia won't use SU-57 stealth fighters. If you can't use your best plane because you're afraid it would be shot down, but you can use obsolete museum piece tanks because you're running out of better slightly obsolete tanks, what's the war winning move?
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Re: Europe at War
« Reply #2608 on: Today at 04:31:58 PM »
Just a general reminder for the many, that this thread, even whilst evoking some deep passions, must not coerce us into losing our fine grip upon civility.

And for those who are more of my ilk, I'll just say 'watch'er, amigo'.

I dislike getting asked by members who know better whether insults have become acceptable. It wasn't even on this thread, but since it's on my watch list I'll just spread the word. They haven't.   :blank:

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Re: Europe at War
« Reply #2609 on: Today at 05:02:51 PM »
     Serious analysts look at the situation and estimate that Russia is running out of everything and has about a couple of months of ammo left. Remember, the Russian tank factory is closed for lack of parts. Russia is running on old stock, and I'm certain that's why Russian missiles are unreliable. There's not much new stuff left.

That is very good news.  All I've heard is bad.  They just have to hold on a bit longer.

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Re: Europe at War
« Reply #2610 on: Today at 05:54:37 PM »
That is very good news.  All I've heard is bad.  They just have to hold on a bit longer.

     I'd like to believe that, but I can't quite. The Russians might just throw everything they have, whether it has value strategically or tactically or not, and dig in. Defense expends less goodies than offense. I think they won't be dislodged until next year.

     That gives Russia a better chance to work their magic among their many dear friends abroad, who will reliably spread the message that the horrors of war are the responsibility of the defenders. That's the best move they have.

     Zelensky may not be a NAZI yet, but who says he won't get there? If gas prices stay up long enough........
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Re: Europe at War
« Reply #2611 on: Today at 06:20:15 PM »
Putin needs a drawn-out war – the west’s timidity gives him one

Quote from: Keir Giles
In military terms too, Russia may be able to outlast Ukrainian resilience and western patience. Authoritative assessments say Russia is running out of trained military manpower. But as with so much else, this is a less definitive challenge for Russia than it would be for other powers. Traditional Russian indifference to the scale of casualties incurred in pursuit of war aims is manifesting in its willingness to throw half-trained or untrained reserves and levies into the fight, including those drafted by force from occupied territories (yet another war crime to add to Russia’s catalogue).

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