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  •  Ha! This does not surprise me in the least. (0+ / 0-)

    It is precisely what I've been saying Putin's position would be. It's a very dangerous game of "chicken" they are playing. Putin is saying "I double-dog-dare you. Anyone willing to bet who's going to blink first? As for what "assist" means, expect tit-for-tat. We bomb a military installation, Russia bombs a rebel stronghold, and so it will go. It will get very ugly very fast.

    "Some folks rob you with a six-gun, some rob you with a fountain pen." - Woody Guthrie

    by Involuntary Exile on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 09:15:00 AM PDT

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    •  That would surprise me. (0+ / 0-)

      But it is more plausible than attacking a USN ship.

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      by TomP on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 09:41:10 AM PDT

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      •  Agree (1+ / 0-)
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        Besides, the Russian navy is at least a generation behind the US Navy.  If one Russian missile is fired toward a US ship, the whole Russian task force would be taken down before they knew what hit them.

        Maybe, if we kill Assad's side, and the Russians kill the rebels, then eventually, they'll all run out of "assets", and peace will breakout?

      •  You know any Russians? (0+ / 0-)

        I do, and if they are to be believed, Putin would have wide support at home in a game of tit-for-tat. Don't underestimate Putin's self-confidence or his popularity with his people. He is wily, he is clever, he is ruthless, and his people like that about him. That's what I hear from my Russian friends, anyway. Let's ask some of the Russians who frequent this site what they are hearing from the folks back home and reading in Russian social media.

        "Some folks rob you with a six-gun, some rob you with a fountain pen." - Woody Guthrie

        by Involuntary Exile on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 02:24:45 PM PDT

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