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Postby spacemonkey » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:18 pm

Could be Trump and Putin had a plan to say that, scare the world, then fix it, showing them as great leaders that can work things out. OR, they could be serious and nuke the world. Who knows,lol.
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Postby ToddStarnes » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:22 am

spacemonkey wrote:Could be Trump and Putin had a plan to say that, scare the world, then fix it, showing them as great leaders that can work things out. OR, they could be serious and nuke the world. Who knows,lol.

Good thing we took that risk.
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Postby Vinnie_Big_Dog » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:09 pm

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/2/ ... Trump-team

The American intelligence community is quite certain that the Donald Trump campaign was aided, whether knowingly or not, by a Russian government-sponsored espionage and propaganda effort aimed at boosting Trump's chances for the presidency. The Trump campaign was staffed with so many Russia-linked figures that newspapers took to designing charts to show them all, from Paul Manafort to Carter Page to Michael Flynn. The new Secretary of State comes to the role from a position orchestrating an oil deal between his company and Russia so massive that, if sanctions preventing it are lifted, it would reshape the Russian government's own finances for years to come.
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Postby spacemonkey » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:58 pm

The Russians would be better served by HRC winning. They would walk on her more then they did to Obama.
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Postby exploited » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:05 pm

lmao
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Postby NAB » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:17 pm

spacemonkey wrote:The Russians would be better served by HRC winning. They would walk on her more then they did to Obama.


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Postby John Galt » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:22 pm

GEORGE W. BUSH looked into Vladimir Putin’s eyes and thought he saw his soul. He was wrong. Barack Obama attempted to “reset” relations with Russia, but by the end of his term in office Russia had annexed Crimea, stirred up conflict elsewhere in Ukraine and filled the power vacuum that Mr Obama had left in Syria. Donald Trump appears to want to go much further and forge an entirely new strategic alignment with Russia. Can he succeed, or will he be the third American president in a row to be outfoxed by Mr Putin?

The details of Mr Trump’s realignment are still vague and changeable. That is partly because of disagreements in his inner circle. Even as his ambassador to the UN offered “clear and strong condemnation” of “Russia’s aggressive actions” in Ukraine, the president’s bromance with Mr Putin was still smouldering. When an interviewer on Fox News put it to Mr Trump this week that Mr Putin is “a killer”, he retorted: “There are a lot of killers. What, you think our country’s so innocent?”

For an American president to suggest that his own country is as murderous as Russia is unprecedented, wrong and a gift to Moscow’s propagandists. And for Mr Trump to think that Mr Putin has much to offer America is a miscalculation not just of Russian power and interests, but also of the value of what America might have to give up in return.

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The gravest risk of Mr Trump miscalculating, however, is in Europe. Here Mr Putin’s wishlist falls into three classes: things he should not get until he behaves better, such as the lifting of Western sanctions; things he should not get in any circumstances, such as the recognition of his seizure of Ukrainian territory; and things that would undermine the rules-based global order, such as American connivance in weakening NATO.

Mr Putin would love it if Mr Trump gave him a freer hand in Russia’s “near abroad”, for example by scrapping America’s anti-missile defences in Europe and halting NATO enlargement with the membership of Montenegro, which is due this year. Mr Trump appears not to realise what gigantic concessions these would be. He gives mixed signals about the value of NATO, calling it “obsolete” last month but vowing to support it this week. Some of his advisers seem not to care if the EU falls apart; like Mr Putin, they embrace leaders such as Marine Le Pen who would like nothing more. Mr Bannon, while admitting that Russia is a kleptocracy, sees Mr Putin as part of a global revolt by nationalists and traditionalists against the liberal elite—and therefore a natural ally for Mr Trump.

The quest for a grand bargain with Mr Putin is delusional. No matter how great a negotiator Mr Trump is, no good deal is to be had. Indeed, an overlooked risk is that Mr Trump, double-crossed and thin-skinned, will end up presiding over a dangerous and destabilising falling-out with Mr Putin.


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Postby spacemonkey » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:07 pm

Don't piss em off too much until we have our own rocket again to get to the space station.
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Postby John Galt » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:15 pm

spacemonkey wrote:Don't piss em off too much until we have our own rocket again to get to the space station.


i don't think putin is as petty as trump; he wouldn't block flights to ISS unless there was a war on between our two nations. trump, he'd do it on a whim, if it was NASA ferrying russians. however, there is an escape craft on the ISS and we could abandon if need be and we do send up resupply ships ourselves. also, the soyuz craft are launched from kazakhstan


dragon 2 is scheduled for a manned may 2018 mission to ISS. the starliner is scheduled for manned mission in aug 2018.
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Postby NAB » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:27 pm

That press conference he just gave............dear sweet jesus.
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