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Russia: A State of Extreme Paranoia?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by amadeus, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. amadeus

    amadeus めっちゃしんどい

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    From the BBC.

    So is Russia in a state of extreme paranoia, or is their fear of the U.S. military justified?

    As a reminder, Poland and the Czech Republic are sovereign nations, allied to the United States by way of their membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
     
  2. amadeus

    amadeus めっちゃしんどい

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    In a related story, the BBC has discovered a living dinosaur and granted it an interview.

    It is now apparent that Gorbachev has lost his power and his mind.
     
  3. Red Door

    Red Door Man of Mayhem

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    If I was Russia, I'd be worried, but I wouldn't go pointing missiles at Europe.
     
  4. Phlegmak

    Phlegmak Deity

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    After the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia was still pointing missiles at American cities. So the statement above, about the fact that the missiles weren't pointing at Europe since the Cold War, is probably false. They probably always were pointing at Europe.
     
  5. Kozmos

    Kozmos Jew Detective

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    Either they are paranoid or they know something most of us dont.

    And paranoia is never a bad thing in geostrategic politics.
     
  6. amadeus

    amadeus めっちゃしんどい

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    Hey! I didn't say that, the BBC did.

    Don't attribute a BBC quote to me! :lol:
     
  7. Dawgphood001

    Dawgphood001 The Professional Poster

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    How utterly ********. Missiles from Iran (notwithstanding North Korea, of all places) reaching all the way to Poland? Gimme a frackin' break.

    I would say with reasons like that doled out by the Americans, maybe the Russians are smelling something fishy.
     
  8. brennan

    brennan Argumentative Brit

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    It's that nutter Putin saber-rattling.
     
  9. skadistic

    skadistic Caomhanach

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    Iran all ready has missiles that can reach europe. It wont take much for them to make one that can reach into Poland and beyond. And the counter battery in east europe can take down war heads many many many many miles away.
     
  10. Ansar

    Ansar Détente avec l'été

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    My teacher believes we are slowly going backwards (in the sense that Russia is once again heading towards Communism).
     
  11. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

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    Hey, if the Russians have no intention of launching missiles at Europe, why should they care where the US assists friends by setting up missile defense systems? The Ruskies should just laugh it off and make snarky remarks about how much money we're wasting.
     
  12. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    Russian paranoia is nothing new; hell, they've gotten eight hundred years of reasons, and eight hundred years of practice under their belt.
     
  13. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    It's not as much that they're paranoid, it's moreso that they're still used to thinking in terms of "spheres of influence".
     
  14. BEHIND_THE_MASK

    BEHIND_THE_MASK A Liar... A Cheat...

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    No.

    Its paranoia.

    We have good reason to not trust the west.
     
  15. plarq

    plarq Crazy forever

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    Putin's Paranoia is reasonable, but talking about justification? Doubtful.

    Russia will not return to communism, it will return to Czardom.
     
  16. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

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    Yeah well, they lost the cold war, sucks to be them. I had high hopes of the USA and Russia restoring our close friendship we had before the commies took over, but it's getting clearer and clearer with each passing year that it simply isn't going to happen.
     
  17. cubsfan6506

    cubsfan6506 Got u

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    I sure as hell would do the same thing as the russians would do. Who do you think the missle sheild is aimed at the mighty missile arsenal of Finland. You know what maybe there protecting it from luxembourg.
     
  18. bhsup

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    Cubsfan, it's a shield, it's not "aimed" at anyone in an offensive way. Would you freak out if your neighbor decided to put bars in his window, thinking it some way that the bars are now a threat to you?
     
  19. Communisto

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    That's what a near armageddon does to people I guess. The news coming out of Russia keeps worrying me. Does Putin really beleive that the west is gearing up to bombard Russia with missiles?
     
  20. Kozmos

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    Well yes, maybe my neighbor is a dirty pedo and will kidnap me and hold me in the room with bars on the windows.
     

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