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  • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    US troops will leave Afghanistan before 9/11/21. This edition of The Great Game was brought to you by: oil. "Oil. Now THAT'S what I call externalities!"

    The bones of our empire will be interred with those of the USSR, the UK, and dozens of others going back to at least Alexander the Great.

    We wish China good luck in their upcoming attempt sometime in the mid-22nd century.

    "Afghanistan. Don't pick at that."
    I'm not entirely sure our "results" are comparable to the Soviets'.
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    Originally posted by SanTropez
    May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
    Originally posted by bigblue_dl
    I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
    Originally posted by Kepler
    When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
    He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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    • Biden's speech yesterday about the withdrawal was quite good.
      "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
      -aparch

      "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
      -INCH

      Of course I'm a fan of the Vikings. A sick and demented Masochist of a fan, but a fan none the less.
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      • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post

        I'm not entirely sure our "results" are comparable to the Soviets'.
        Just wait.
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        • Originally posted by Handyman View Post
          Biden's speech yesterday about the withdrawal was quite good.
          I didn't see it. I'm assuming he did not recommend pouring Clorox and Lysol on the Afghanis?

          Cornell '04, Stanford '06


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          Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
          iwh30 I wish I could be as smart as you. I really do you are the man
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          • Originally posted by French Rage View Post

            I didn't see it. I'm assuming he did not recommend pouring Clorox and Lysol on the Afghanis?
            Many people are saying that's effective.
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            • Originally posted by French Rage View Post

              I didn't see it. I'm assuming he did not recommend pouring Clorox and Lysol on the Afghanis?
              Nope. He also didn't call any of the Generals idiots, insult Gold Star Families, spit in the face of NATO or declare victory for himself.

              He talked about how he was making the announcement in the Roosevelt Room where Dubya made his announcement. Talked about he and Obama wanted to get Bin Laden and did and a decade later we are still there. Said he didn't like the deal that was cut with the Taliban to be out by May 1st but that it isn't his job to not honor the agreements of former Presidents (swipe at Trump obviously) so that is when the withdrawal will begin. (will be done by September 11th) Said he informed Dubya about what was going to happen and then was not as snarky about him despite their disagreements on policy over the years. (he obviously respects Dubya more than the Fat Orange Fucking Traitor) Said there is always an excuse to to leave but sooner or later you have done all you can do.

              It wasnt gonna tug any heart strings, but it was his "This is unwinnable so lets stop wasting lives and money on it" which is exactly what it should have been.
              "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
              -aparch

              "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
              -INCH

              Of course I'm a fan of the Vikings. A sick and demented Masochist of a fan, but a fan none the less.
              -ScoobyDoo 12/17/2007

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              • Originally posted by Handyman View Post

                Nope. He also didn't call any of the Generals idiots, insult Gold Star Families, spit in the face of NATO or declare victory for himself.

                He talked about how he was making the announcement in the Roosevelt Room where Dubya made his announcement. Talked about he and Obama wanted to get Bin Laden and did and a decade later we are still there. Said he didn't like the deal that was cut with the Taliban to be out by May 1st but that it isn't his job to not honor the agreements of former Presidents (swipe at Trump obviously) so that is when the withdrawal will begin. (will be done by September 11th) Said he informed Dubya about what was going to happen and then was not as snarky about him despite their disagreements on policy over the years. (he obviously respects Dubya more than the Fat Orange Fucking Traitor) Said there is always an excuse to to leave but sooner or later you have done all you can do.

                It wasnt gonna tug any heart strings, but it was his "This is unwinnable so lets stop wasting lives and money on it" which is exactly what it should have been.
                Declare victory and bug out.
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                • https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zon...t-of-gibraltar

                  long form. Hunt for a Soviet sub trying to access the Strait of Gibraltar.

                  Edit: there are a lot of holy **** moments. Two right at the beginning

                  My ship, the USS Steinaker (DD-863) was a Gearing class destroyer, and like the others, it had been built during the closing months of World War II. It was 390 feet long and was powered by two steam turbines producing 60,000 shaft horsepower and driving two 14-foot propellers. Our main purpose was anti-submarine warfare, or ASW. Our top speed was 36.8 knots - destroyers are known as Greyhounds for a reason
                  Our sonars were so powerful that at night they sometimes caused plankton to phosphoresce as a pulse swept over them, producing expanding green concentric circles of light radiating outward at the speed of sound from our enormous bow-mounted 30-foot sonar domes.
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                  Originally posted by SanTropez
                  May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                  Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                  I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                  Originally posted by Kepler
                  When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                  He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                  • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
                    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zon...t-of-gibraltar

                    long form. Hunt for a Soviet sub trying to access the Strait of Gibraltar.

                    Edit: there are a lot of holy **** moments. Two right at the beginning


                    Did they check Thors Twins?

                    "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
                    -aparch

                    "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
                    -INCH

                    Of course I'm a fan of the Vikings. A sick and demented Masochist of a fan, but a fan none the less.
                    -ScoobyDoo 12/17/2007

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                    • Originally posted by Handyman View Post

                      Did they check Thors Twins?


                      I really hope Syndergaard calls his girlfriend's boobs this.

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                      • Biden calls the Armenian genocide a...genocide.

                        Turks will not be happy!

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                        • Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
                          Biden calls the Armenian genocide a...genocide.

                          Turks will not be happy!
                          This will put a wrench in the peace plan we made before the Twins game with your buddy!

                          This is way past overdue.
                          "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
                          -aparch

                          "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
                          -INCH

                          Of course I'm a fan of the Vikings. A sick and demented Masochist of a fan, but a fan none the less.
                          -ScoobyDoo 12/17/2007

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                          • Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
                            Biden calls the Armenian genocide a...genocide.

                            Turks will not be happy!
                            It's actually a BFD for that region. State Department did not have the integrity to do it for 100 years. Shameful that we were complicit in the Turks' lie, just like us not admitting Manifest Destiny was achieved by genocide.
                            Last edited by Kepler; 04-24-2021, 05:11 PM.
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                            • Ivan gets cold feet.

                              Russia on Friday began withdrawing troops that had been running drills near the borders of Ukraine, the defence ministry said, following weeks of heightened tensions between Moscow and the West over the buildup.

                              "Military units and formations are currently marching to railway loading stations and airfields, and loading onto landing ships, railway platforms and military transport aircraft," the ministry said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies.

                              Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu announced on Thursday that tens of thousands of troops who had deployed to southern and western Russia for exercises over the past few weeks would be returning to their bases.

                              The buildup, which came amid an increase in fighting between Kiev's forces and pro-Russia eastern separatists since the start of the year, raised deep concerns in Ukraine and drew warnings from its Western allies.

                              Both NATO and Kiev welcomed Russia's announcement of the drawdown, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky saying "the reduction of troops on our border proportionally reduces tension".

                              A NATO official said any "de-escalation by Russia" would be important, adding: "NATO remains vigilant and we will continue to closely monitor Russia's unjustified military buildup in and around Ukraine."
                              Elections have consequences. Lotsa Ukrainians very happy Dump lost.
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                              • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                                It's actually a BFD for that region. State Department did not have the integrity to do it for 100 years. Shameful that we were complicit in the Turks' lie, just like us not admitting Manifest Destiny was achieved by genocide.
                                Oh I’m aware of it being a big deal. As handy inferred, one of my good friends is a Turk and this is a sore subject

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