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  1. Re: "It is not genocide!!" - Turkey is furious again about international comments of Armenian 'Genocide'

    Not really.

    The EU faces several challenges right now precisely because it isn't yet a federal country.

    No common defense, energy and foreign affairs policies got us in the current situation...
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    Re: Site Hack Attempt

    He was probably attempting to discover the identity of some member and he hoped to achieve that by finding that person's email address.

    That's the only reason for trying to hack a site like TWC. ...
  3. Re: "It is not genocide!!" - Turkey is furious again about international comments of Armenian 'Genocide'

    Quite likely they would drop the communist name as well. Republic of Twangste maybe (the name of the city prior to being called Koenigsberg)
  4. Re: "It is not genocide!!" - Turkey is furious again about international comments of Armenian 'Genocide'

    Russia won't give up Kaliningrad. Quite likely Kaliningrad will give up Russia. What happened in 1917 - 1920 was very close to happening again in 1993 and will happen one more time once Russia is...
  5. Re: "It is not genocide!!" - Turkey is furious again about international comments of Armenian 'Genocide'

    For your good self the answer is yes.

    I am an Atheist, by the way. What I care about is Turkey becoming fully integrated in the EU, which can only be done by accepting those "forgeries,...
  6. Re: "It is not genocide!!" - Turkey is furious again about international comments of Armenian 'Genocide'

    Not likely to happen. Turkey will graciously bend over (the nationalist interpretation of the event when it will happen)/ will adhere to the civilized world's values (the interpretation of most of...
  7. Re: "It is not genocide!!" - Turkey is furious again about international comments of Armenian 'Genocide'

    It will take less than that.

    And it will be important once the U.S. and the EU would decide the time has come for the issue to become important.

    In the general scheme of things, given that by...
  8. Re: "It is not genocide!!" - Turkey is furious again about international comments of Armenian 'Genocide'

    "How many divisions does the papal army have?“

    The Turkish foreign minister's reaction is for domestic use. Turkey isn't under any real pressure yet to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide. The...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    The Ukrainian NGOs have conducted their own investigation into the number of loses. Their figure is close to the official one (211 vs 182).

    As for the loses of the Russians, we only know for...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    In the battle for Debaltseve the Russians lost at least 2000 people (documented with IDs) while the Ukrainians lost some 200.

    The Russians recaptured an area they had already lost last summer, to...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    Dividing Russia into smaller pieces is the only way to insure Bassarabia, Karelia, Kaliningrad, the annexation of the Baltic States, Transnistria, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Chechnya, Crimea, Donbass...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    Wrong!

    Nothing pleases me more than seeing Russia divided into several smaller republics, some Russians deported from the West back to those republics and some others send behind bars for...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    I hope your prediction comes true.
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    Nobody would place AT guns like that on an open field. That would mean throwing them away and wasting the lives of their crews for nothing.

    If the AT guns would be deployed in a flat area like in...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    He doesn't know that.

    Also notice the shells, laid directly on the ground. Definitely a firing range.
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    Says Voice of Russia. The Russian ministry of defense, on the other hand, seems to have all sorts of "challenges" thanks both to the sanctions and the graft. You know, the buddies of the Shirtless...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    The king who ruled Romania during WW1 was a second cousin of the German Kaiser Wilhelm II. He was born in Germany and lived there till he was in his mid-30s.

    Guess what?! Romania fought against...
  18. Re: Why was Commodus so unlike Marcus Aurelius?

    Do keep in mind Commodus was the product of Marcus Aurelius' other head.
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    http://www.motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/small/0808/lolosaurus-rex-lolosaurus-rex-calamitous-funny-laugh-laughin-demotivational-poster-1218096499.jpg
    How do they prepare the invasion...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    Selective quoting? Too bad the post I made on October 28th 2014 is still there.

    Judging from how intense the Russian propaganda has become in Romania this month, your employer is definitely...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    Russia spending 90 billion on defense means little. What matters is how much is Russia willing to spend on a conflict with NATO, and how much of that would be spent fighting in Romania.


    A...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    @Costin_Razvan: The A308 canon firing the BM-421 Sg round can even "scratch the paint job" pretty badly on the inside of a T-72 from 1000m away. But first the Russians need to be able to bring...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    Costin_Razvan is simply peddling the crap pushed by the Voice of Russia - Romanian language edition.

    The key idea: the Eastern Europeans should be very afraid because their armies are crap, the...
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    Re: Russian & Eastern Europe Geopolitics thread

    To be required and to be delivered are two very different things.

    The Russians have lost the ability to properly supply their troops sometime after 1815. For instance without the massive amount...
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    Re: Russian & Eastern Europe Geopolitics thread

    Having an oversized military actually makes things more difficult instead of making them easier. Especially when the economy is going down fast.

    And then there's the issue of how valuable that...
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    Re: Russian & Eastern Europe Geopolitics thread

    We better put the Russian recent expansion in context. The context is this: when the expansion started the Russian economy was smaller than Italy's. Thus Russia has as much ability to restore her...
  27. Re: What if the 468 expedition to recover North Africa from the Vandals had succeeded?

    The number of 80k Vandals is addressed by Walter Goffart in "Barbarians and Romans, A.D. 418-584: The Techniques of Accommodation" and his conclusion is it is quite likely a "poetic number" not a...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    If Russia attacks the Baltic States the Romanian troops would quite likely be sent to Transnistria first, and then would be involved in barring the Russians' advance on Odessa.

    If you have any...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    Costin_Razvan's scenarios are straight from Putin's troll farms.

    Russia has no means to make any NATO member around the Black Sea "blink", not even Bulgaria. Thanks to the "skillful" Russian...
  30. Re: Greece threaten to send jihadists to Western Europe!

    I think some people take that gentleman way too seriously. More seriously than many Greeks do.

    What happens in Greece is the consequence of several decades of graft and corruption followed by the...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    Out of curiosity, what bad things are the evil Ukrainians going to do in the terrorist-occupied territory once they regain control?
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    Re: Are Dacians descendants of Scythians?

    Yes it did: there are 25 graves dating from late 7th century and early 6th century right in the center of Transylvania (near the modern city of Aiud) containing akinakes, arrowheads and other...
  33. Re: What if the 468 expedition to recover North Africa from the Vandals had succeeded?

    80,000 is nevertheless a lot of people to be ferried across the sea. To put things into perspective, the British and Imperial troops landing on D-Day numbered 83,000 men.

    How likely is for the...
  34. Re: What if the 468 expedition to recover North Africa from the Vandals had succeeded?

    The 80,000 estimated Vandal population given by Procopius is a very large number. Moving so many people around (and starting the whole invasion by crossing the sea) would have been quite difficult. ...
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    Re: Are Dacians descendants of Scythians?

    There is little reason to believe the Dacians would have copied the Draco from the Scythians who in turn had copied it from China when the oldest artefacts with that symbol are found in the areas...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    The thing is there are several other people who speak Russian and know a thing or two about your glorious country you so eagerly left in order to emigrate to Norway.

    And sporting a Soviet flag...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    Pavlik, the rest of the world doesn't care about the difference you guys love to make between volunteers, mercenaries and regular Russian troops.

    The world doesn't care not only because of those...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    The whole region where the fighting takes place is full of small villages and small cities. Debaltseve itself was a small city.

    Therefore the opposing parties must use those buildings to their...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    Only because your math is severely lacking.

    At the end of August the death toll was estimated at 2200. It looks like proficiency with basic arithmetic is not required in your line of work.
    ...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    Can you name a single member of the government in any Western country who hasn't already been briefed by the intelligence agencies of his own country regarding the Russian involvement since...
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