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Originally posted by randomname
in charge of an fanatical, isolated and indoctrinated army of 1,000,000 active soldiers and 8,000,000 reserves, plus a game ending nuke.
Russia–Venezuela relations are foreign relations between Venezuela and Russia. Venezuela remains as one of Russia's most important trading and military allies in Latin America (after Brazil), making a strong bond in the bilateral relations between the two nations.(Spanish ; Las relaciones entre Rusia y Venezuela ) (Russian ; Отношения России и Венесуэлы)
The Soviet Union had established diplomatic relations with Venezuela on March 3, 1945 (severed on June 13, 1952, and then restored on April 16, 1970). Under President Hugo Chávez, Venezuela has enjoyed warm relations with Russia. Much of this is through the sale of military equipment; since 2005, Venezuela has purchased more than $4 billion worth of arms from Russia. In September 2008, Russia sent Tupolev Tu-160 bombers to Venezuela to carry out training flights.
 In November 2008, both countries held a joint naval exercise in the Caribbean. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro added to aggressive foreign policy initiatives sought by Chavez in saying that "the unipolar world is collapsing and finishing in all aspects, and the alliance with Russia is part of that effort to build a multipolar world."
On 6 October 2011, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin rushed to Caracas to get Chavez to commit to a $4 billion loan to purchase Russian weapons. And for 2011, Venezuela was the top customer for Russia's arms for ground forces.
Originally posted by randomname
the nuke will be game ending. for n. korea and any hapless american concentration of troops. the point isn't who's going to win, the point is the millions who will die.
world war 2 will look like a joke. when the f.b.i is looking for you, and reality sets in, when you dodge the draft, federal agents phoning your house won't be so funny.
edit on 28-1-2012 by randomname because: (no reason given)
TEHRAN (FNA)- A prominent member of the Palestinian Hamas Movement downplayed the effects of the West's economic sanctions against Iran, and stressed that the Obama administration would not dare to attack Iran under the current conditions either.
"Pressures will never affect Iran's political position," Mahmoud al-Zahar told FNA on Saturday, and stressed that the EU oil ban on the exports of the Iranian oil which is aimed at increasing economic pressures on the country will eventually prove futile.
Under the current conditions that the Obama administration is on the threshold of a new stage (presidential election) and is faced with economic crisis, it would not go on a new adventure to attack Iran, he reiterated.
Originally posted by H1ght3chHippie
reply to post by Hellas
The camo of the vehicles of the train is unsuitable for the desert terrain around the persian gulf.
KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Since the events of September 11, 2001, over two million Soldiers have been deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, with the exception of the U.S. Army Reserve’s Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) units. The last time a U.S. Army Reserve MEDEVAC deployed was in 1991 during the first Gulf War. Just after the conclusion of the Gulf War, the 348th Medical Detachment was disbanded until 1994, when the unit reorganized under the command of 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment. “We are all honored and excited to have the opportunity to be here performing this mission,” said Capt. Justin Mace, the Detachment’s Executive Officer. “Our Soldiers are prepared to meet any and every challenge that we will face”said detachment commander Capt. Josh Daneault. “Even as we are dealing with the challenges of our company deploying, the company’s morale is great.” Being the first USAR MEDEVAC unit to deploy since 1991, F Company 5-159th embraced the opportunity to join the already decade-long War on Terrorism. After being stood up for deployment numerous times without mobilizing, this Clearwater, Fla., unit joined the fight with the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade’s Task Force Wolfpack in Regional Command-East.