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Forum: Europe 07-11-2014
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Posted By Stan
Hmmm, other than a spare mag of ammo, an exfil...

Hmmm, other than a spare mag of ammo, an exfil generally does not include dog tags and passport.

Explain this “old Eastern European Concept” as if it was still in play. I think today’s Russians...
Forum: Europe 07-10-2014
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Posted By Stan
Given the fact you claim the Russian military are...

Given the fact you claim the Russian military are advanced and capable, I would have a real problem with this article. Some SF dude infiltrated and took his real documents with him :D

I'm certain...
Forum: Europe 07-10-2014
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Posted By Stan
Sweden and Finland ? ...

Sweden and Finland ? (http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140612/DEFREG01/306120040/Russia-Warns-Sweden-Finland-Against-NATO-Membership)



Don't dream, not happening !
Forum: Europe 07-03-2014
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Posted By Stan
RB, Honestly, with your background you...

RB,
Honestly, with your background you certainly realize that Putin has been doing this for over a decade :rolleyes:

Checked out those defunct defense contractors lately ?
Forum: Europe 07-01-2014
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Posted By Stan
This may have very little to do with this thread,...

This may have very little to do with this thread, but then, the current posts have little to do with much either :D



Yes, I recall the posts and follow on comments. I contend that it's 80%...
Forum: Europe 07-01-2014
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Posted By Stan
Sorry, but did not see a link to those 80 pages....

Sorry, but did not see a link to those 80 pages. You mean the 80 or so herein ? Half of that I would just delete.

Degraded military capacity ? Got a link or is this conjecture ? The Russians are...
Forum: Media, Information & Cyber Warriors 06-23-2014
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Posted By Stan
Unattributed and one could even go as far as...

Unattributed and one could even go as far as saying plagiarism :D

E.g.,



Note: lack of link as if I thought it up myself.
Forum: Europe 05-06-2014
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Posted By Stan
'We're Not Laughing Anymore...

'We're Not Laughing Anymore (http://www.rferl.org/content/eu-fuele-russia-relations/25371039.html),' Says EU Commissioner On Relations With Russia



More at the link and videos too
Forum: Europe 05-05-2014
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Posted By Stan
The Estonian press...

The Estonian press (http://www.ohtuleht.ee/578091/vene-oppused-piiri-aares) and MOD are not taking this current and past trend very seriously. Why should they... We see it every year and...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 05-05-2014
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Posted By Stan
TU-95 Bomber Aircraft For Sale on eBay

From the International Business Times (http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/soviet-tu-95-bomber-aircraft-sale-ebay-1439453) comes the following...



What a sweet deal indeed, with "just over 454 hours of...
Forum: Europe 05-05-2014
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Posted By Stan
RB, Let’s back up to your post to WM...

RB,



Let’s back up to your post to WM for just a second. It was our job to discern open source in an IIR. So, to simply say that the author or his name means nothing is absurd. Do you contend...
Forum: Europe 05-05-2014
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Posted By Stan
RB, good points and simple answers. Some of...

RB, good points and simple answers.
Some of those sites you listed have a pristine reputation to uphold and won’t send innuendo to press. Not too sure about ND however !



I’ve known Kaur for...
Forum: Europe 05-01-2014
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Posted By Stan
Outlaw, Do you have some special link that the...

Outlaw,
Do you have some special link that the rest of us are unaware of regarding the last REFORGER? I have 1993, regardless of how effective or level of troop participation was. The date is either...
Forum: Europe 04-30-2014
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Posted By Stan
Russian Air Force helicopters...

Russian Air Force helicopters (http://ria.ru/defense_safety/20140430/1006072742.html) began flying on the border with the Baltic countries
Forum: Europe 04-29-2014
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Posted By Stan
Firn, Not sure I understand this chart...

Firn,



Not sure I understand this chart (http://www.inflation.eu/inflation-rates/russia/historic-inflation/cpi-inflation-russia.aspx). Seems 2004 and 2005 were far worse.



I don't do pie...
Forum: Europe 04-29-2014
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Posted By Stan
Boots on the ground, but what next

At least they found a charismatic CPT to do the interview.

When asked "what's next in your plans here" he fessed up not really knowing.

They at least like the Estonian version of German pig and...
Forum: Europe 04-29-2014
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Posted By Stan
Actually, if and when the pipeline ever completes...

Actually, if and when the pipeline ever completes its 1200+ kilometer journey, it will cut off all transit countries.
Forum: Europe 04-29-2014
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Posted By Stan
Maybe Gerhard...

Maybe Gerhard (http://blogs.wsj.com/dispatch/2014/04/29/ex-german-chancellor-schroeder-celebrates-birthday-with-putin-in-st-petersburg/) will get Vova to do something. Or, Vova will get Gerhard to...
Forum: Europe 04-28-2014
Replies: 183
Views: 108,892
Posted By Stan
Mark, Exactly ! I wonder, just how many...

Mark,
Exactly !

I wonder, just how many herein know what a "click" really means :D

Then, there are expressions related to thickness, something about pubic hair, which, we will not get into...
Forum: Europe 04-28-2014
Replies: 183
Views: 108,892
Posted By Stan
Fuchs, Good point :D However, when put to...

Fuchs,
Good point :D

However, when put to the test in the middle of the Sub-Sahara with only lunch and a cold beer in the back of the truck, you better get it right !

We did, and several times...
Forum: Europe 04-28-2014
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Posted By Stan
Mirhond, I don't think Carl was saying...

Mirhond,



I don't think Carl was saying there are occupying Russian troops, but, rather, that once there are, there would be a concern with Ukrainian irregulars involved in social upheaval.
...
Forum: Europe 04-28-2014
Replies: 183
Views: 108,892
Posted By Stan
Jeez, Stan... That begs the question We are...

Jeez, Stan... That begs the question

We are guiding our million dollar sierra with Russian satellites :o

Hence the term "Smart" as in street wise from DC or Intelligent from God knows where ?
...
Forum: Europe 04-28-2014
Replies: 183
Views: 108,892
Posted By Stan
Map Reading and shooting azimuths

Imagine yourself in Zaire with a cell phone that worked in only three major cities (if you called (pardon the pun) ahead to get a connection), and you had a compass and map from the 1960s.

Half of...
Forum: Europe 04-27-2014
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Posted By Stan
Yep, May 1993 in Kaiserslautern. most of us knew...

Yep, May 1993 in Kaiserslautern. most of us knew that though :cool:

But, it does ever so slightly relate to this thread, assuming the Ukraine joins NATO.

Maybe we'll call it REFORUK... but that...
Forum: Europe 04-25-2014
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Posted By Stan
Outlaw, It may have more to do with an...

Outlaw,
It may have more to do with an individual's inept use of basic computer functions.

As a common courtesy to other members herein, one quotes using a wrap and provides a link.

If you...
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