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by Alexis
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Not since WWII: France withdraws Italy envoy
Replies: 10
Views: 158

Re: Not since WWII: France withdraws Italy envoy

Milo wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:54 am
France has a long history of meddling in other countries internal affairs and often seems to get a pass.
Yep :P

Although, leave champions their due, we can't hold a candle to the USA for that :) !
by Alexis
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Not since WWII: France withdraws Italy envoy
Replies: 10
Views: 158

Responsibilities are limited to trash politicians on both sides

Not very nice of the Italian Prime Minister, was it? But this is just the tip of a much larger iceberg as the two Latin republics have been rivals for years - especially for oil concessions in Libya: Actually, this rather stupid row is the result of politicians battling and self-aggrandizing in vie...
by Alexis
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Russian Navy is in a sorry state
Replies: 26
Views: 349

Re: The Russian Navy is in a sorry state

It scares me a bit how some of you keep underestimating Russia and China. Hubris may tempt your countries attempting to confront those countries with military force, with a highly probable disastrous outcome. On the other hand I hope your countries get the lesson you deserve, if you keep stirring t...
by Alexis
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Russian Navy is in a sorry state
Replies: 26
Views: 349

Re: The Russian Navy is in a sorry state

cassowary wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:02 pm
Thanks for your more accurate information. May I ask where you got your info?
Oh, merely a long interest in defence matters :)

I'm not privy to any specific information, although I have often worked for defense-related businesses.
by Alexis
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Russian Navy is in a sorry state
Replies: 26
Views: 349

Re: The Russian Navy is in a sorry state

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htwin/articles/20190202.aspx That the Russian Navy is in a sorry state is no news. However, this article exaggerates the problems and some is just factually incorrect. Examples : - It states that "The two Kirov class battlecruisers (completed in 1988 and 1998) are ...
by Alexis
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: You think America is really so so bad? This will help you think again
Replies: 19
Views: 240

Re: You think America is really so so bad? This will help you think again

For Europeans like us, it is almost unavoidable that a bunch of slant eyed, very rigid, very disciplined military personnel, will seem more threatening than people who look a lot like us, who are easy going and enjoy very much the same things we do, even if they live on the other side of the Atlant...
by Alexis
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: You think America is really so so bad? This will help you think again
Replies: 19
Views: 240

Re: You think America is really so so bad? This will help you think again

I believe that until quite recently Chinese archaeologists refused to excavate the mausoleum and its vicinity because in legend Qin Shi Huang was associated with so much bloodshed in getting together his empire that his name is associated with much evil. Apparently the Chinese viewed the mausoleum ...
by Alexis
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: You think America is really so so bad? This will help you think again
Replies: 19
Views: 240

Re: You think America is really so so bad? This will help you think again

Alexis: as soon as I saw your provided (still) picture of those PRC soldiers, this is the image that immediately flashed into my mind - https://goo.gl/images/D8VqTh :lol: 8-) I see. But these are merely cultural artifacts, and very interesting ones at that, in my eyes they're not linked with anythi...
by Alexis
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: You think America is really so so bad? This will help you think again
Replies: 19
Views: 240

You think America is really so so bad? This will help you think again

Here is the speech by Chinese president Xi Jinping on Jan 3rd 2018 to Army units. Watch it for yourself. yfcsbUMDh_w What is striking is not the fact that China has large armed forces. Given the country's size, that is nothing to be surprised of. What is striking is the apparatus and decorum of powe...
by Alexis
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The worst Prime Minister in history?
Replies: 7
Views: 1963

Re: The worst Prime Minister in history?

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/world/europe/may-is-the-least-competent-prime-minister-ever-to-represent-britain-20181212-p50ls0.html No matter what one may think of Theresa May's performance, branding her " the least competent prime minister ever to represent Britain " is just absurd. :arrow: Wha...