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The run up to World War 3....
« on: March 15, 2014, 08:48:15 PM »
So...

With the last five years of both Russia and China expanding their borders, and protecting crazy oil and/or nuclear states against American intervention, how close are we to another conflict?

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/03/16/business/crimea-through-a-game-theory-lens.html?referrer=

This is a good article, talking about the proliferation of non-peaceably negotiated settlements leading to the lesser likelihood of peaceable negotiation. Crimea is another hotspot, in which Russia is testing western resolve, and China will be looking onwards to monitor the American reaction in Crimea, before looking at more islands in the South China Sea.

Neither side can appear to lose face.
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Re: The run up to World War 3....
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2014, 10:45:32 PM »
Came here to post the news that Russia claims to have shot down a US drone in Crimea.

And tomorrow is zero hour, as well... Hang on to your butts!

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Re: The run up to World War 3....
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2014, 07:17:46 AM »
I'm moving to Switzerland.
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Re: The run up to World War 3....
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014, 05:09:33 PM »
Russia now says "western sanctions" will not be "without consequences."

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Re: The run up to World War 3....
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2014, 05:11:02 PM »
Better stock up on Stoli.

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Re: The run up to World War 3....
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2014, 05:11:22 PM »
And canned foods.
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Re: The run up to World War 3....
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2014, 05:14:29 PM »
So...


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An eyewitness told the BBC that armed men arrived in two unmarked vehicles, storming the base in Simferopol firing automatic weapons.

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The Ukrainian government said a junior officer who was on duty in a park inside the base had been killed and another officer injured. A third serviceman had leg and head injuries after being beaten with iron bars, it said.

The government said the commander of the unit was captured by men wearing Russian uniforms.

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Interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told an emergency government meeting: "The conflict is shifting from a political to a military stage.

"Russian soldiers have started shooting at Ukrainian military servicemen and that is a war crime."

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Re: The run up to World War 3....
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2014, 05:22:36 PM »
There we have it... on the centenary of The Great War, we're seeing more nonsense in eastern Europe.
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Re: The run up to World War 3....
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2014, 05:29:18 PM »
We should have let Patton keep going in 1945 like he wanted.

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Re: The run up to World War 3....
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2014, 05:31:41 PM »
Patton would've solved all the world's problems.
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Re: The run up to World War 3....
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2014, 05:34:10 PM »
I think he was about an inch away from just declaring that he was Alexander reborn and going truly nuts.

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Re: The run up to World War 3....
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2014, 01:37:31 PM »
And crazy, Twitter-banning Turkey downs a Syrian jet fighter...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-26706417

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Re: The run up to World War 3....
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2014, 01:39:36 PM »
And crazy, Twitter-banning Turkey downs a Syrian jet fighter...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-26706417



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Re: The run up to World War 3....
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2014, 01:59:41 PM »
Right, back to news blackout it is.

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Re: The run up to World War 3....
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2014, 12:55:00 PM »
And now key figure 'assassinations' in Ukraine.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26729273
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