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What the hell is Russia doing now?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Batman, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    This is a little unnerving. There's a bunch of chatter, but not a lot of concrete reports, that the U.S. military has gone to DEFCON 3 over massive and unusual military maneuvers in Russia in the past day or so. DEFCON 1 is nuclear war, DEFCON 2 is a heartbeat away from it, and DEFCON 3 is a heightened state of readiness.

    SuperStation95 - TROUBLE: U.S. Sets "DEFCON 3" -- US to move forward with plans to attack Syrian President Assad and his forces; Russia Says it will "engage and destroy" anyone who tries!

    DEFCONWarningSystem (@DEFCONWS) | Twitter

    There was an incident earlier this week in Syria where Russian planes bombed U.S. backed rebels. U.S. planes came in and tried to contact them, but got no answer and the Russians left. When the U.S. planes left to refuel, the Russians came back and dropped some more bombs.
    Hopefully just some saber-rattling, but this doesn't feel like a good start to the week.

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  2. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Whatever the hell it wants.
  3. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Judging by the score against Wales, not much.

    I'm sure BTE will be along with word from the Politburo shortly.
    Inky_Wretch likes this.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Does the U.S. military generally release its DEFCON status to radio station websites?
    Stoney likes this.
  5. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    The Twitter feed I linked to (and this, its parent site: The DEFCON Warning System) apparently monitors this stuff. The radio station site just pulled it all together.
    Maybe it's all hysterical, fear mongering bullshit. I dunno.
  6. JohnHammond

    JohnHammond Well-Known Member

    No, you never post anything based on hysteria and fear. @@
  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Putin just wants to see who's got bigger balls, and better election rhetoric, Hillary or The Don.
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Between the economy collapsing and the entire Olympic team getting banned from Russia, Putin had to show the world he's still the manliest of men.
  9. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    In the off season, when they aren't busy tracking Santa.
    Ace likes this.
  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

  11. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Yeah, this might not go down as my finest hour on SJ.com.

    The story on the incident in Syria is legit, at least.
  12. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

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