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Will it be A Russian Christmas?

Duck n Dive

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Will Russia make it's move on the Ukraine over Christmas?

Putin has been increasing the rhetoric, in Russia the press have been saying the West has mercenaries and chemical weapons in the area.

Putin has for some time been extolling the old Soviet Republic and this Christmas is the 30th anniversary of it's dissolution.
 

Cougar377

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Will Russia make it's move on the Ukraine over Christmas?

Putin has been increasing the rhetoric, in Russia the press have been saying the West has mercenaries and chemical weapons in the area.

Putin has for some time been extolling the old Soviet Republic and this Christmas is the 30th anniversary of it's dissolution.
The classic WW3 scenario that we always trained for was exactly that. Soviet and Eastern Bloc troops and armour attacking down through the central European plain and across the top of Scandinavia during the middle of the Christmas holiday.
 

Jaws

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I have never understood the need men feel that leads to wars
I suppose when you boil it right down it is just greed for something
 

Duck n Dive

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Been reading that UK wholesale gas prices reached an all time high on Wednesday.

Europe depends heavily on the Russian gas supplies being piped in.
Some stories are suggesting that this supply has stopped.

It seems more likely that they've been reduced to contractual minimums.
Normally the supply is in excess of requirements and allow some storage.
At this time of year across Europe the actual requirements are unlikely to be met by the contractual minimums.

What will be the response from Europe if the pipeline is "temporarily" shut down as the troops move in?

In the last few weeks the UK has announced it won't engage with troops.
 

slim63

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The peeps who organise the war NEVER fight in them.
Not strictly true as many have fought in previous wars ...... but you would think that would be enough for them to turn away from starting a fresh one wouldn't you ?
 

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That twat could start a fight in an empty house.
I’m not a big movie buff but he is a pretty decent actor.

Brilliant soundtrack on that film by the way, definitely one to crank the volume up…..
 

Pow-Lo

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I’m not a big movie buff but he is a pretty decent actor.

Brilliant soundtrack on that film by the way, definitely one to crank the volume up…..
I can take him or leave him but he doesn’t have the best of reputations.
 

andyBeaker

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I can take him or leave him but he doesn’t have the best of reputations.
Er, he is an actor.

Some things don’t need saying.

Right up there with elite footballers on the ‘entitlement’ scale.
 

Centaur

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Not strictly true as many have fought in previous wars ...... but you would think that would be enough for them to turn away from starting a fresh one wouldn't you ?
Lets get back to when Kings (MPs) led from the front.:(
 

Pow-Lo

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Er, he is an actor.

Some things don’t need saying.

Right up there with elite footballers on the ‘entitlement’ scale.
Some actors, musicians and the like know how to conduct themselves very well in public. Others, unfortunately, do not.
 

Cougar377

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Wrong.

I have just watched Russell Crowe leading from the front in Master and Commander.
How can you lead from the front on a boat...?
(apologies to RN types...ship).

Good film, BTW. (y)
 
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