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Re: War in Eastern Europe, what's it good for ....
« Reply #51 on: January 24, 2022, 10:34:12 AM »

Interesting how Ukraine's foreign ministry has said the State Department's decision to evacuate some embassy personnel from Kyiv is "premature" and an example of "excessive caution."

Edited to add that the EU is not following the US lead in evacuating embassy staff.  It appears that the US is the only big player evacuating staff.
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Re: War in Eastern Europe, what's it good for ....
« Reply #52 on: January 24, 2022, 10:56:34 AM »


Edited to add that the EU is not following the US lead in evacuating embassy staff.  It appears that the US is the only big player evacuating staff.

I wonder how much of the evacuation is related to Afghanistan and PR?
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Re: War in Eastern Europe, what's it good for ....
« Reply #53 on: January 24, 2022, 11:10:31 AM »

I wonder how much of the evacuation is related to Afghanistan and PR?
Quite a bit I think.  I already heard at least one radio show jokingly refer to the helicopters pulling people out of the Ukrainian embassy. 
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Re: War in Eastern Europe, what's it good for ....
« Reply #54 on: January 24, 2022, 11:29:08 AM »

Interesting:

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From State Dept call: “Given that the President has said military action by Russia could come at any time. The US government will not be in a position to evacuate US citizens. So US citizens, currently present in Ukraine should plan accordingly.” Arrange commercial flights.
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Re: War in Eastern Europe, what's it good for ....
« Reply #55 on: January 24, 2022, 02:22:04 PM »

Our foreign policy has rarely been in line with the desires of the voters.

 
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Re: War in Eastern Europe, what's it good for ....
« Reply #56 on: January 24, 2022, 02:42:59 PM »

Forget the Russians, COVID!

U.S. State Dept. website gives a second reason to avoid traveling to Ukraine (in case the threat of a Russian invasion isn’t enough)
https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2022/01/24/u-s-state-dept-website-gives-a-second-reason-to-avoid-traveling-to-ukraine-in-case-the-threat-of-a-russian-invasion-isnt-enough/

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Re: War in Eastern Europe, what's it good for ....
« Reply #57 on: January 24, 2022, 03:28:11 PM »

Russian navy planning on conducting live fire exercises 150 miles off the coast of Ireland and Ireland is not a happy camper.

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The area - off the west coast of Europe - is far from any of Russia's permanent naval bases, and is also near several critical transatlantic data cables, which defence experts have warned Russia could pose a risk to.

Ireland tells Russia live-fire naval exercise is 'not welcome'
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-60113233
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Re: War in Eastern Europe, what's it good for ....
« Reply #58 on: January 24, 2022, 04:48:26 PM »

We have 8,500 troops on alert to be sent to help NATO and in other news we just put two carrier groups in the China Sea.

Hope no one bumps into the wrong thing and this all goes sideways.
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Re: War in Eastern Europe, what's it good for ....
« Reply #59 on: January 24, 2022, 07:16:41 PM »

Pretty standard SOP, poll numbers heading into the darkest part of the basement, stock market shedding points like a Huskie sheds fur in the spring, interest rates and inflation making strides to the sky. Hey, let's divert a while. IMO, Democrats are quick to send troops into harms way, and even quicker to forget about them and their injuries when they return.

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Re: War in Eastern Europe, what's it good for ....
« Reply #60 on: January 24, 2022, 08:25:13 PM »

We have 8,500 troops on alert to be sent to help NATO and in other news we just put two carrier groups in the China Sea.

Hope no one bumps into the wrong thing and this all goes sideways.

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Fun times.  IMO, the US has a much stronger obligation to help Taiwan than The Ukraine. 
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Re: War in Eastern Europe, what's it good for ....
« Reply #61 on: January 24, 2022, 10:13:18 PM »

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