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Old Nov 3rd 2015, 11:28 PM
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Yankee Go Home! Ruskie Go Home!!!
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Old Nov 4th 2015, 03:51 AM
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Yankee Go Home! Ruskie Go Home!!!
The 'Ruskie' is there by invitation of the Syrian government. Unlike the Yankee, who is there sponsoring and aiding terrorist groups
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Old Nov 4th 2015, 07:08 AM
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The 'Ruskie' is there by invitation of the Syrian government. Unlike the Yankee, who is there sponsoring and aiding terrorist groups
Russian troops are in Syria by invitation of an elite brutal dictatorship.

The US aids and abets extremely brutal regimes in Egypt and Saudi
Arabia.

I still say Yanqui and Russky GO HOME!
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Old Nov 5th 2015, 07:07 AM
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We are capable of destroying entire nations, my friend, not only technologically, but mentally, morally. That is the difference between us and the West, we can and will kill as many of the enemy as needed to win, and also sacrifice as many of our own as necessary. 5,000 Russian men laid down in Chechnya. It did not matter.

We need strong leadership though. In Afghanistan, we did not have this, with Gorbachev. Now, with Putin, we do. He will go to the end.
The mantra for US warriors for decades has been "We coulda, shoulda, woulda won in Vietnam. We Coulda, shoulda, woulda, won in Vietnam."

You are saying the same thing about the Russian warriors in Afghanistan, and thinking that this time it's going to be different.

Are you Russians so rich that you can't find a better use for your tax dollars, like high-speed raid systems or reservoir systems the Chinese are building?

The US is already $20 trillion in debt and FUBAR. (Military acronym for Fucked Up Beyond All Repair.) Maybe you should follow the Chinese model instead of the US model.
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I meant high-speed RAIL systems.
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Old Nov 5th 2015, 03:26 PM
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The mantra for US warriors for decades has been "We coulda, shoulda, woulda won in Vietnam. We Coulda, shoulda, woulda, won in Vietnam."

You are saying the same thing about the Russian warriors in Afghanistan, and thinking that this time it's going to be different.

Are you Russians so rich that you can't find a better use for your tax dollars, like high-speed raid systems or reservoir systems the Chinese are building?

The US is already $20 trillion in debt and FUBAR. (Military acronym for Fucked Up Beyond All Repair.) Maybe you should follow the Chinese model instead of the US model.
Well, first of all, we are improving our railways.

There is the high-speed "Sapsan" train, which goes between Moscow and Saint Petersburg in 3.5 hours





Then, there is the "Strizh", which actually replaced the "Sapsan" on the route between Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod

Unlike the "Sapsan" (made by Siemens), the EP20 locomotive for the "Strizh" is a completely Russian product, manufactured at Uralvagonzavod since 2011 (the passenger cars, however, are indeed an import, from Spain). Hence, it is boxy and ugly as all hell lol Our makers are not known for esthetic tastes... It is, however, fast, faster than "Sapsan", taking 3 hours to Nizhny, vs. 4 for "Sapsan".

It is also very modern inside, despite the deceiving outside appearance

lol

The EP20 also pulls the "Nevsky Express", which competes with "Sapsan" on the St. Petersburg route


And there is another Siemens product manufactured specifically for Russia, like the "Sapsan", the "Lastochka"

which has the miost routes of the new trains, from Saint Petersburg to the cities and towns of Bologoe, Great Novgorod (train leaves from SP as one, at a middle station it is separated, with one part heading to GN and other - to Bologoe, the now two trains return to SP separately), Petrozavodsk, Vyborg, Volkhov, and Tosno


From Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod (cannot match "Strizh" in speed, fastest time recorded for it is 4 hours and 5 minutes; but, reportedly, competes with it in comfort and accommodation for passengers), Kursk, Oryol, Smolensk, Zelenograd, Tver


In the South, from Krasnodar to resort city Adler (with a stop in Sochi, among other places) and to Rostov; and from Maikop, capital of republic of Adygea, to Adler



In the Urals, from Ekaterinburg to Nizhny Tagil and to Kamensk-Uralsky
and also from E-burg and Kazan, Tatarstan it transports people to and from those cities' airports


"Lastochka" and "Sapsan" side by side in St. Petersburg


So, no, my friend, our railroads are being modernized.

As to supporting Assad, why should we not support a leader of his country who is defending the minorities there, Christians, Yazidi, Druze, not to mention his own Alawite Shiites, from the terrorist Sunni Wahhabis who want to kill them all?
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Well, first of all, we are improving our railways.

There is the high-speed "Sapsan" train, which goes between Moscow and Saint Petersburg in 3.5 hours





Then, there is the "Strizh", which actually replaced the "Sapsan" on the route between Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod

Unlike the "Sapsan" (made by Siemens), the EP20 locomotive for the "Strizh" is a completely Russian product, manufactured at Uralvagonzavod since 2011 (the passenger cars, however, are indeed an import, from Spain). Hence, it is boxy and ugly as all hell lol Our makers are not known for esthetic tastes... It is, however, fast, faster than "Sapsan", taking 3 hours to Nizhny, vs. 4 for "Sapsan".

It is also very modern inside, despite the deceiving outside appearance

lol

The EP20 also pulls the "Nevsky Express", which competes with "Sapsan" on the St. Petersburg route


And there is another Siemens product manufactured specifically for Russia, like the "Sapsan", the "Lastochka"

which has the miost routes of the new trains, from Saint Petersburg to the cities and towns of Bologoe, Great Novgorod (train leaves from SP as one, at a middle station it is separated, with one part heading to GN and other - to Bologoe, the now two trains return to SP separately), Petrozavodsk, Vyborg, Volkhov, and Tosno


From Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod (cannot match "Strizh" in speed, fastest time recorded for it is 4 hours and 5 minutes; but, reportedly, competes with it in comfort and accommodation for passengers), Kursk, Oryol, Smolensk, Zelenograd, Tver


In the South, from Krasnodar to resort city Adler (with a stop in Sochi, among other places) and to Rostov; and from Maikop, capital of republic of Adygea, to Adler



In the Urals, from Ekaterinburg to Nizhny Tagil and to Kamensk-Uralsky
and also from E-burg and Kazan, Tatarstan it transports people to and from those cities' airports


"Lastochka" and "Sapsan" side by side in St. Petersburg


So, no, my friend, our railroads are being modernized.

As to supporting Assad, why should we not support a leader of his country who is defending the minorities there, Christians, Yazidi, Druze, not to mention his own Alawite Shiites, from the terrorist Sunni Wahhabis who want to kill them all?
How is the bridge to the Crimea coming along?
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Old Nov 5th 2015, 05:53 PM
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Impressive train pron!
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France is deploying their largest warship to the Eastern Med to support operations in Syria against ISIS.


French carrier Charles de Gaulle

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France is sending its largest warship to join operations again Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq.

Its involvement in the campaign will shorten the time it takes for French jets to carry out air strikes.

France has been targeting IS in Iraq as part of the US-led coalition since September 2014. In September this year French forces began air strikes in Syria.

The Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier has already been deployed against IS.

The ship - France's only such vessel - was used as a base for French jets in the Gulf from February to April.

France is currently using six Mirage jets stationed in Jordan and six Rafale jets in the United Arab Emirates to target IS.

The aircraft carrier can hold up to 40 aircraft and support 100 flights a day.
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Syrian situation is getting ugly. Time to get worried when France starts acting militant.

On another note, I notice that the BBC is now using IS designation instead of ISIS.
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I've taken the liberty to rename this thread for general discussions about the situation in Syria.
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