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    Re: Russia May Hit Back at Saudi Arabia for Volgogard Attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    While Putin and most of the major players are playing chess, does Obama continue to play checkers ?
    We're playing chess, but the game pretty much plays itself. American foreign policy has little to do with Obama personally; he acts out the moves that the situation calls for given our commitments and position in the world.

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    Re: Russia May Hit Back at Saudi Arabia for Volgogard Attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    We're playing chess, but the game pretty much plays itself. American foreign policy has little to do with Obama personally; he acts out the moves that the situation calls for given our commitments and position in the world.
    Tell that to Mubarak.

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    Re: Russia May Hit Back at Saudi Arabia for Volgogard Attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Saudi Arabia might be an ally, but it is not a friend. It wouldn't bother me one iota if, given irrefutable evidence the Saudis were involved, Russia decided to shove a few missiles up some Saudi ass.

    Unfortunately, I have no idea if our government would turn into a bunch of hand-wringing pansies and get itself involved, rather than staying on the sidelines with a "well, you asked for it" attitude.
    i'm hardly sympathetic to comrade putin or mother russia either these days. They can shove missiles up each other's asses, all good.

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    Re: Russia May Hit Back at Saudi Arabia for Volgogard Attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    From the article you linked to Kobie.

    >"Thomas originally had Nixon with his typically dour expression, hiding his cards, not letting anyone see them. ďAnd it was funny, but that just feeds on Richard Nixon jokes, and thatís not what this was about,Ē Thomas said."<

    In the real world, Nixon was probably the best poker player of all Presidents in modern times. If it weren't for poker and WW ll, Nixon would have never had a political career.

    Nixon was a naval officer during WW ll. While in the US Navy during World War II, he won $6000 in his first two months playing poker. He used his winnings to fund his first campaign for congress.

    >"By contrast, Eisenhower's vice-president Richard Nixon by most accounts apparently possessed the killer instinct when it came to poker. Despite being raised a Quaker and thus taught to avoid gambling as sinful, Nixon famously became a highly successful poker player while serving in the Navy during WWII, with many of those who played with him then describing him as not only the best player among the officers, but the best they'd ever seen..."<

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    Re: Russia May Hit Back at Saudi Arabia for Volgogard Attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Tell that to Mubarak.
    Yea, that makes so much sense.

    We have been sending Egypt $8b annually for years, and have received nothing.

    Gosh, I seem to recall the Shah of Iran, and the same results. Oopsie.

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    Re: Russia May Hit Back at Saudi Arabia for Volgogard Attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Artist brings the presidents to life in series of paintings - News - Morning Sun - Pittsburg, KS

    This article on that painting (and there is also one of Democratic presidents doing the same thing) is from Oct. 1, 2008 -- about a month before Obama was elected. Shocking.



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    Re: Russia May Hit Back at Saudi Arabia for Volgogard Attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    We're playing chess, but the game pretty much plays itself. American foreign policy has little to do with Obama personally; he acts out the moves that the situation calls for given our commitments and position in the world.

    See:

    Legalism (Chinese philosophy) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Emphasis on the third maxim, Shi -- the position, not the ruler, is the ultimate source of power in political society.
    Been trying to say the same thing for some time. Presidents don't take office and redirect foreign policy. The interests of big money, multinational corporations, defense contractors (MIC) etc, keep a tight reign on that.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Russia May Hit Back at Saudi Arabia for Volgogard Attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Obama playing poker ? Obama didn't even have enough experience to throw anything into the pot. In fact Obama isn't even in the picture.

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    Just another one of your CON games. You can't have an honest debate, just partisan puffery.

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    Re: Russia May Hit Back at Saudi Arabia for Volgogard Attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Tell that to Mubarak.
    But you keep mentioning a dictator we kept propped up. Apparently because it met our " interests". When they don't, the dictator is pulled down for "humanitarian interests" or some made up threat that the peon poses to US national security. A favorite out of the WH.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Russia May Hit Back at Saudi Arabia for Volgogard Attacks

    As Fallen said, I don't think the news report is accurate... most likely some chechens will get the snot beaten out of them and an increase in military presence around that area... there will be no invading of Saudi Arabia or anything. And if Putin decides to invade, there is nothing anyone can do about it, but he won't.

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