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  1. Poohbear replied to the thread Russian Tanks Cross Border Into Ukraine.

    Yes, Obama also supported the Chinese military --- you could make a good case on that, everything from chip technology to generous trade concessions, and turning a blind eye to...

    Apr 12, 2021 at 5:36 AM
  2. Poohbear replied to the thread Russian Tanks Cross Border Into Ukraine.

    They are two different things. Roosevelt killed millions but he didn't harm a single one of his domestic political opponents. Same with Lincoln, and Nixon. Putin can conduct...

    Apr 12, 2021 at 5:21 AM
  3. Poohbear replied to the thread Russian Tanks Cross Border Into Ukraine.

    I just can't see Obama/Trump/Biden being on the same level as Putin. Not even Nixon. What happens in Russia simply doesn't happen in America. It's one of the reasons you guys...

    Apr 12, 2021 at 4:38 AM
  4. Poohbear replied to the thread Russian Tanks Cross Border Into Ukraine.

    Depends upon your definition of 'devil.' Putin certainly fits my definition of a devil with his obscene wealth, murder of opponents, treating his nation as his property, doing...

    Apr 12, 2021 at 2:52 AM
  5. Poohbear replied to the thread US military cites rising risk of Chinese move against Taiwan.

    I am sure many Taiwanese would appreciate you seeing them as a member of a rare club of democratic nations. Once all nations were dictatorial - today a few have become liberal...

    Apr 12, 2021 at 1:24 AM
  6. Poohbear replied to the thread US military cites rising risk of Chinese move against Taiwan.

    One point - if America and China go to full 'nuclear exchange' that is not technically another world war. There's been only one world war and that happened in 1941 when Japan...

    Apr 12, 2021 at 12:47 AM
  7. Poohbear replied to the thread US military cites rising risk of Chinese move against Taiwan.

    Wouldn't watch it. Fifty years ago we had Mao - enuf said. How many did he kill? Eighty million? Today Taiwan is a liberal democracy, China is going backwards.

    Apr 12, 2021 at 12:45 AM
  8. Poohbear replied to the thread Russian Tanks Cross Border Into Ukraine.

    Having watched China vs Australia at the World Trade Org, and Russia sneaking 'volunteers' into neighboring countries, and China making 'islands' in the South China Sea or...

    Apr 12, 2021 at 12:43 AM
  9. Poohbear replied to the thread US military cites rising risk of Chinese move against Taiwan.

    And how long do Communists take to change?

    Apr 11, 2021 at 10:15 PM
  10. Poohbear liked Durandal's post in the thread Russian Tanks Cross Border Into Ukraine.

    Nice GIF, but where's the bad poem?

    Apr 11, 2021 at 8:32 PM
  11. Poohbear replied to the thread Russian Tanks Cross Border Into Ukraine.

    Now, are these bombs falling on ISIS, Osama's paramilitary, Sadaam Hussein's forces in Kuwait, North Vietnam, North Korea, Germany or Japan? Have you any other friends I...

    Apr 11, 2021 at 8:32 PM
  12. Poohbear replied to the thread Russian Tanks Cross Border Into Ukraine.

    Putin came to Australia shortly after this incident. He actually got his navy to sail down as well. Remarkable to have such power, and no-one to challenge you on it. Just to...

    Apr 11, 2021 at 8:31 PM
  13. Poohbear attached a file to the thread Russian Tanks Cross Border Into Ukraine.

    Re reigning in its media. It's been obvious since the late sixties that American media is often willing to take America's opponent's side. For instance the media is soft on...

    RussiaSuspects.jpg Apr 11, 2021 at 7:06 PM
  14. Poohbear replied to the thread US military cites rising risk of Chinese move against Taiwan.

    Imaginary? Show me a native Nigerian, Mongolian, Indian, South American and European and I will easily tell them apart.

    Apr 11, 2021 at 6:56 PM
  15. Poohbear replied to the thread US military cites rising risk of Chinese move against Taiwan.

    Sure, poor nations have little exposure to democratic ideas. But Taiwan made it eventually, so too did South Korea - but China didn't, nor did North Korea. You want to live in...

    Apr 11, 2021 at 6:54 PM
  16. Poohbear replied to the thread US military cites rising risk of Chinese move against Taiwan.

    Vietnam and Korea. They are the same in that they were divided by USSR and USA. Japan was lucky to surrender when it did, and escape the same fate. The A-bomb was a nice excuse...

    Apr 11, 2021 at 8:25 AM
  17. Poohbear replied to the thread US military cites rising risk of Chinese move against Taiwan.

    With Sth Viet there was no 'sovereign decision' to become Communist. By about the mid '60's most Sth Vietnamese understood the nature of Hanoi - it was no different to Red...

    Apr 11, 2021 at 7:56 AM
  18. Poohbear replied to the thread US military cites rising risk of Chinese move against Taiwan.

    I wonder if Xi's China will revert to Communist form. Airbases, roads, bridges... that kind of thing. Many refugees from Vietnam post 1975 settled in Australia. They are a...

    Apr 11, 2021 at 6:54 AM
  19. Poohbear replied to the thread Russian Tanks Cross Border Into Ukraine.

    This could be the future of war: what some call 'grey warfare' It's practiced by the Chinese - they blur the distinction between fishermen, coastguard and their navy. You can't...

    Apr 11, 2021 at 4:03 AM
  20. Poohbear replied to the thread US military cites rising risk of Chinese move against Taiwan.

    It's funny you know - some nations support the Communists because their own govts are 'corrupt' But when the Communists take power they TAKE EVERYTHING. The Sth Viet govt was...

    Apr 11, 2021 at 2:03 AM
  21. Poohbear replied to the thread Russian Tanks Cross Border Into Ukraine.

    What's MSM? I am talking about the figures - demographics, economies etc..

    Apr 11, 2021 at 2:00 AM
  22. Poohbear replied to the thread US military cites rising risk of Chinese move against Taiwan.

    Why? I think we should have supported the Chinese in their fight against Mao, and we should have stood with the Russians in the rise against the Bolsheviks. Had we done so we...

    Apr 10, 2021 at 10:45 PM
  23. Poohbear replied to the thread US military cites rising risk of Chinese move against Taiwan.

    Sure, it was thought that eventually South Vietnam would be like South Korea (as it was back then) due to the huge investment and infrastructure projects in that country. Also...

    Apr 10, 2021 at 10:42 PM
  24. Poohbear replied to the thread Russian Tanks Cross Border Into Ukraine.

    I prefer to focus on the Big Pictures. Russian population and economy is weak, and with the shift away from 'fossil fuels' in the West this won't help Russia either. The nation...

    Apr 10, 2021 at 10:39 PM
  25. Poohbear replied to the thread US military cites rising risk of Chinese move against Taiwan.

    Sth Viet wasn't a democracy, but it could have been by today. Back in the early '70's some thought of Sth Viet being like Sth Korea, and Nth Viet like Nth Korea. Only after...

    Apr 10, 2021 at 9:43 AM
  26. Poohbear replied to the thread US military cites rising risk of Chinese move against Taiwan.

    Put it this way. If America was closely allied to Britain there would have been no world wars. Germany fighting England would be fighting America too, and the cost-benefits...

    Apr 10, 2021 at 6:41 AM
  27. Poohbear replied to the thread US military cites rising risk of Chinese move against Taiwan.

    No, let Taiwan go. Just like we let Tibet go And Hong Kong go And South China Sea go. And what comes next? The Pacific? The Indian Ocean? The Aleutians or Guam or Solomon...

    Apr 10, 2021 at 5:05 AM
  28. Poohbear liked Dayton3's post in the thread US military cites rising risk of Chinese move against Taiwan.

    We shouldn't just ignore more than 20 million people in a free democracy and leave them to their fates.

    Apr 10, 2021 at 5:02 AM
  29. Poohbear replied to the thread US military cites rising risk of Chinese move against Taiwan.

    THE PROBLEM IS --- it won't stop at Taiwan or Ukraine. You fight now or forever get nibbled to death.

    Apr 10, 2021 at 5:02 AM
  30. Poohbear replied to the thread US military cites rising risk of Chinese move against Taiwan.

    OR, alternatively... America treats the seizure of Taiwan like Britain and France did with the invasion of Poland by Hitler and Stalin. Better to fight China now than later...

    Apr 10, 2021 at 5:01 AM
  31. Poohbear liked 19Crib's post in the thread US military cites rising risk of Chinese move against Taiwan.

    China probably feels they have enough leverage with big tech, the media, and our politicians, that the public won’t even hear about for two weeks. Then off to an agreement to...

    Apr 10, 2021 at 5:00 AM
  32. Poohbear liked pitbull's post in the thread Russian Tanks Cross Border Into Ukraine.

    Hey-yo, I'm Mr. Russkie Rhymes Best Moskal poet of all times But I'm even better at shootin' When I serve for brother Pootin I don't shoot only bullets like my fellow Russkie...

    Apr 10, 2021 at 1:37 AM
  33. Poohbear replied to the thread Russian Tanks Cross Border Into Ukraine.

    AND the mass starvation of millions under the Bolsheviks. Hunger is normal in hard left countries, but Stalin, Leinin and Mao took it to new levels. Oh... two million dead in...

    Apr 9, 2021 at 11:56 PM
  34. Poohbear replied to the thread Russian Tanks Cross Border Into Ukraine.

    Have you heard of the two greatest genocides of the 20th Century? There was the Stalin Genocide and the Mao genocide. Between them they killed about 100,000,000 people, and...

    Apr 9, 2021 at 10:48 PM
  35. Poohbear replied to the thread Russian Tanks Cross Border Into Ukraine.

    Yes, the Germans and Japanese in WWII just KNEW the Americans couldn't fight - the Americans were spoiled, had little experience with adversity and no fighting experience. And...

    Apr 9, 2021 at 10:43 PM
  36. Poohbear replied to the thread Nikolai Glushkov: Putin critic 'strangled in London home by third party'.

    Perhaps the BBC is 'garbage' I think so at times when it flogs the leftist, liberal view of the world. But 'garbage' compared to what? Russia's RT News, in English 24/7 ??????...

    Apr 9, 2021 at 8:08 PM
  37. Poohbear replied to the thread Russian Tanks Cross Border Into Ukraine.

    Easy fixed. The Russians just need to send out an aircraft carrier, or two or three. That should send the Americans fleeing. The Americans have no more right to to the Black...

    Apr 9, 2021 at 5:41 PM
  38. Poohbear replied to the thread Russian Tanks Cross Border Into Ukraine.

    Maybe France could invade Canada if the French speaking minority there are under 'threat' Better still, send over 'volunteers' with Buk missiles.

    Apr 8, 2021 at 5:35 AM
  39. Poohbear replied to the thread Russian Tanks Cross Border Into Ukraine.

    So all that thing about the murdered Muslims was some conspiracy? Extreme statements need extreme evidence. Wikipedia The Bosnian genocide refers to either the Srebrenica...

    Apr 8, 2021 at 4:16 AM
  40. Poohbear replied to the thread Russian Tanks Cross Border Into Ukraine.

    So. WHO was killing all those Muslim civilians? And no, not the World Health Org.... !!!!! And can you prove Miloshevik had his medication stopped? I would have thought that...

    Apr 7, 2021 at 1:29 AM