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2009-06-12 Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russians Outfox U.S. in Latest Great Game
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Posted by ed 2009-06-12 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [428 views ]  Top

#1 Gunna take 'eir baw, an' play onna other sida th' street...
Posted by M. Murcek">M. Murcek  2009-06-12 00:17||   2009-06-12 00:17|| Front Page Top

#2 title doesn't really fit the article unless you think that murder is "outfoxing"
Posted by Jumbo Slinerong5015 2009-06-12 04:43||   2009-06-12 04:43|| Front Page Top

#3 They get greater control over former Soviet territories, opponents are intimidated through violence or the threat thereof... or dead. To an old-fashioned Party man that probably looks exactly like outfoxing.
Posted by trailing wife">trailing wife  2009-06-12 06:31||   2009-06-12 06:31|| Front Page Top

#4 Not much is required here. The former Soviet republics are poor, underpopulated, geographically huge, and that's not going to change. Russia doesn't really want to rule them, just keep them in its sphere, and with their current status quo.

And being right next door, Russia will win.
Posted by Anonymoose 2009-06-12 11:02||   2009-06-12 11:02|| Front Page Top

#5 Kyrgyzstan: a country so poor they can't even afford vowels.
Posted by mojo 2009-06-12 11:02||   2009-06-12 11:02|| Front Page Top

#6 US used those areas for bases but the fact is we have minimal interest and if they wanted free of the Russians they had to step up. They did not.

Any great game in the region is gonna be fought with the Chinese but I suspect the Chinese and Russians will make a deal to prevent these areas being used as staging areas for terrorism against each other. That may (or may not) help others as we have learned lately terrorist trained to attack China look similar to terrorists trained to attack other places.
Posted by rjschwarz 2009-06-12 13:09||   2009-06-12 13:09|| Front Page Top

#7 Mojo Tht ws prtty fnny.
Posted by Total War 2009-06-12 16:13||   2009-06-12 16:13|| Front Page Top

#8 AEIOU and sometimes Y and W.

Learned that 50+ years ago. When did it all change? Why am I talking to myself? Who let me in here? Oh, the meds are kicking in. .... ....
[bliss on]
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839">AlmostAnonymous5839  2009-06-12 17:51||   2009-06-12 17:51|| Front Page Top

#9 uh huh - worked this week with a bridge prestressing crew from Dywidag (DSI Inc.). Try and say that properly...
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2009-06-12 20:38||   2009-06-12 20:38|| Front Page Top

#10 ION PAKISTANI DEFENCE EOFUM > US MISSLE DEFENSE SHIELD: PRETEXT FOR ARMS RACE.

ARTIC > POTUS OBAMA had indic that the US WILL NOT STOP DEV AND DEPLOYMENT OF ITS PROPOSED GMD AS LONG AS IRANIAN, NORTH KOREA [ + similar] MISSLE + NUCLEAR THREATS PERSIST. US GMD in Eastern Europe, etc. will be INTEGRATED INTO THE NATO STRUCTURE.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2009-06-12 22:49||   2009-06-12 22:49|| Front Page Top

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