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originally posted by: thegeck
a reply to: rock427
You are aware of how Russians fight, are you? Hitler thought he would take it in several months. Good luck with that. 3d Reich fell in result. Russians in Berlin. Napoleon thought he's up for it too. Russians in Paris. Those were the most powerful armies in history. Local conflicts ended pretty much the same. Russia is not Iraq. Don't fool yourself.
originally posted by: galadofwarthethird
a reply to: Vovin
Ohhh so sad, most powerful countries in the world beat out by third world nations.
Countries with the fastest internet in the world
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: crazyewok
Russia could easily lands troops on American soil being the 2 nations are separated by only about 50 miles.
As for Germany - they screwed up when Hitler got drunk on power and started ignore his generals. Germany most likely would have won had Hitler not opened up a 2 front war. As for the Russia front, Russian General's Winter, Cold and Mud played a significant part in Russia being able to hold the line.
As for the arrogance comment - Sure America is arrogant, equally so is Russia. Both leaders will underestimate the other, making any confrontation worse.
The one issue you neglect is overall military goals. Russia, like Germany, is not engaged in conflict to restore internal order. Their military doctrines were / are focused on conquest, expansion and annexation. So while it is being fought on the international front, it can also be fought internally. An issue that I feel Putin is ignoring when it comes to Ukraine. Those issues became even worse when Putin decided to finally admit green soldiers were in fact Russians and also admitting they have troops on the border.
Publicly stating the US military is superior to Russia is just as dangerous as people thinking the US cannot win an offensive war with Russia.
As for your rar rar nonsense, please look at what is going on in Russia and Ukraine. Russia is stirring up "nationalistic" fervor with his constant comments on "Ethnic Russians" and by his continued use of labeling anyone pro Ukraine as Neo fascist Nazis.
The problem with Propaganda is once it is repeated enough times, even those who made the information up start believing it to be the truth.
originally posted by: Wrabbit2000
a reply to: JohnnySasaki
5ms? Where are you? Neighboring property to the servers? lol....
I get about the same speed though. 50 down, 5-7 up and a 999gig cap. (their unlimited..but apparently, they can't say it, despite what that costs to have with all the caps now in place)
originally posted by: crazyewok
originally posted by: criticalhit
a reply to: alldaylong
Terrible Ally, France is more willing to fight these days than England, efforts in any fights have been token gestures since WW2 and steadily decreasing "showing up" is not commitment. You sent 45,000 troops to the gulf war, half of what Saudia Arabia committed, balked on Syria, and... to be fair, no one else sent crud... but as Nato and US allies goes that makes you the cherry on top of a poop Sunday, France ran out 14,000 and it was down hill from there... and Europe is nearly a Billion strong...
Fear in your hearts, Yes... Most of Europe is really freaking comfortable these days, you have it better than we do in the States, you have lived under our Nuclear Umbrella for decades, Posters love to spout MAD because you believe "it will never happen again" on your continent because of it, a couple of centuries of British expedition-ism and 2 world wars have left a philosophy that the effort to be a global force is fruitless and that Americas efforts are daft. Perhaps "fear" is a strong word? But by Philosophy the commitment is only to remain with a MAD enabling ally you believe will prevent Russia from moving West, beyond that the alliance is basically one sided.
and WW2... your cities were pounded almost daily, Normandy couldn't have happened without us, the British "stiff upper lip" couldn't have maintained itself forever and yes, your male population was bled dry since then of it's true heart and hasn't fully recovered to this day.
Just be honest, the average brit wants no part of a fight for any reason against anyone, you can argue the individual points but we know what general public opinion is, the Americans are foolish, we've been down this road, the alliance of Nato is a hedge and nothing more....
I'm not poking fun, frankly.... mostly these are good traits, If I didn't have a giant ocean between me and the actual field of battle i would be more pragmatic too... but the bottom line the will for a real fight is simply not there at all anywhere in Western Europe... Washington IS full of war Hawks, don't actually disagree with that in anyway. But the reality is... it's a sick sad world you live in, Europe will be come for again, via many different angles not just militarily, American aggression is there for a reason, for 20 years "The Russians will never".... LOL YES THEY WILL they are doing it right now... By economy and manpower YOU and the rest of Europe should be bearing and sharing the same level of technical and man power and economic expenditure we do
1 Billion (almost) vs 300 Million by GDP and Labor, your commitment should exceed the US by a factor of 3... it doesn't even come close and the Bear is on your doorstep not ours... In fairness, your the best we have, but that's still a joke.
Your a disgrace to your country.
originally posted by: criticalhit
And let me add...
Look at how you start your posts, "Merikans" The entirety of your opinion shows and it's constantly echoed by Brits in any forum I go to anywhere.
What are you guys, a crummy Island, a failed Empire, a system renowned for pissing off the entire world, so many conspiracies stem from your nation you could build a branch of ats just to cover them...
How are you even allies? You and the rest of Nato don't pay for squat by comparison, always, always negative statements about us, your own blood is apparently more precious than ours in every conflict, you were only cool in WW@ because the Germans were wiping the floor with you.
Truthfully your only actual relevance is because of us. Your a crummy little island with a dwindling British population. The only thing you have going for you is talking smack, you sound good doing it...fair. But what is that worth? Your global relevance in my lifetime was the Falkland Island War...