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    Putin: what exactly is he playing at?


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    Vladimir Putin has stationed four warships close to Australian waters before the G20 leadersí meeting of the most powerful world economies in Brisbane starts today. The Presidentís show of naval muscle comes at a time when Russia has drawn global criticism for its intervention in Ukraine, where it is still reportedly sending tanks, artillery and troops.


    What is he playing at people? All this military posturing, air space violations and the sub in Sweden. Was he bullied as a kid?
    Just who is the 5 o'clock hero?

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      It's presumably a symbolic statement that Putin's Russia won't give in to Western intimidation.

      The hypocrisy of leaders at this G20 is hilarious.

      "Barack Obama says Asia's security must not be based on intimidation, where big nations bully small ones."

      Mr Cameron said: "What we need to see is Russia respecting the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the right of this country to choose its own future."

      Because the US and UK definitely don't bully small nations and absolutely respect the right of [Middle Eastern] countries to choose their own futures, don't they.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mustafa View Post
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      It's presumably a symbolic statement that Putin's Russia won't give in to Western intimidation.

      The hypocrisy of leaders at this G20 is hilarious.

      "Barack Obama says Asia's security must not be based on intimidation, where big nations bully small ones."

      Mr Cameron said: "What we need to see is Russia respecting the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the right of this country to choose its own future."

      Because the US and UK definitely don't bully small nations and absolutely respect the right of [Middle Eastern] countries to choose their own futures, don't they.
      Point taken, but other leaders don't feel the need to pitch up in full frontal military vessels. They use cars and planes.
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      he's showing folks back home that Russia is taken as a serious threat. a few old 1970's ships arent going to be of genuine military concern, its just for public consumption. the western press get flustered about it and the Russian press relay that back. looks good at a time when oil price falls and sanctions means Russia's economy is looking very shaky.
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      Quote Originally Posted by beorhthelm View Post
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      he's showing folks back home that Russia is taken as a serious threat. a few old 1970's ships arent going to be of genuine military concern, its just for public consumption. the western press get flustered about it and the Russian press relay that back. looks good at a time when oil price falls and sanctions means Russia's economy is looking very shaky.
      You think Russia doesn't have the very latest technology and naval capabilities? Okaaaay....
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      You think Russia doesn't have the very latest technology and naval capabilities? Okaaaay....
      their fleet is made of 1970's designs, built in the 1980's, with weapon systems similar. im sure they are very capable, and more than a match for Aussies', but if shooting started i'd back the US 7th fleet stepping in to help out their allies.

      incidently, looking it up only 2 of the 4 ships are even offensive capabilities, the others are a tug boat and supply ship. thats because its posturing and sending 4 ships sounds better than 2.
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      We should be working together and try for the greater good of this world and working together to explore space as one day this planet may need to be vacated as we will have no resources left whatever the greens say. Oh that includes China as well and any other country. However I'll be long gone pushing up daisy but that a selfish attitude.
      I'm no leftie but I cringe when I hear the Americans say they "won" the cold war. Maybe starting to reap what they sowed here?

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