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Thread: CNN Poll: Most see Russia as a threat to U.S.

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    Re: CNN Poll: Most see Russia as a threat to U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    You know what our High School policy was during a nuke attack? Walk south along the railroad tracks. When I asked why, they said we don't know.

    Basically, I took it as "you're screwed, so we'll give you something to keep your mind occupied."
    One of those sentences where I do not know whether to laugh or be baffled really!
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    Re: CNN Poll: Most see Russia as a threat to U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    No. The taking of a huge piece of Ukraine and it's trillion plus in oil, gas and resources making Ukraine permanent beggars of Russia now - after Ukraine gave up the 3rd largest nuclear arsenal in the world for promise from Russia, the USA, UK and other countries their border would be secure means there is no possible deal or treaty to make to any country for nuclear non-proliferation - as all such deals and treaties are 100% worthless.

    There is a new rule clearly established. If you do not want your country overrun by a nuclear super power, get nuclear weapons FAST! Lots of them. Anyway possible. Consider anything any super power tells you to be a lie and trick.

    That is what the lesson of Crimea is. Get nuclear weapons. Keep them. Get more.
    Crimea makes Iran nuclear talks a bit awkward - CSMonitor.com
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    Re: CNN Poll: Most see Russia as a threat to U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Economics and military industrial complex go hand-in-hand for the top bad ass countries. Economics slump...at the very least create tension between major players...then escalate it to the point of of the appearance of world destruction...then a huge peace keeping summit emerges. Meanwhile the production of military weapons, etc go sky high, lots of folks go back to work, governments print a lot more phony money...yadda, yadda, yadda....and the circle jerk continues on and on and on and on.
    This is the healthy play.

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    In a sense where one country is the victor over the other? Yes. However there would be a high body count and massive environmental destruction..
    This one is not.
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    Re: CNN Poll: Most see Russia as a threat to U.S.

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    For years I've been volunteering at least 10 hours a month helping to teach residents computers, at a local nursing home. One of the things I keep hearing about from them is about Communism and the Soviet Union. Out of respect, I do not argue or with or try correct them. (ex - Soviet Union is now the Russian Federation) On the flip side, I have three daughters (one is 1st year college, the other two in primary and middle school) whom never mention Russia or communism, if I can accidentally catch them talking about politics or history. Among those in my age bracket (32ish) I only hear about the dreaded communists from my right-wing friends.

    Having said all of this, I only hear about a supposed Russian threat to the US, online and primarily from the over 45 right-wing group. My suspicion is that those who see Russia as a perceived military threat are still living in the "Cold War" era.

    First check out the actual poll here - http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2014/im...oll.russia.pdf

    Image 1 shows that the uptick in the concern of a Russian threat is correlated to the Crimea issue. This tells me it's a knee-jerk reaction to current affairs. Note; Iran and North Korea are also seen as "less" of a threat.

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    Image 2 shows the age demographics as far as a Russian threat
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    My Opinion - Age makes all the difference.

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    Re: CNN Poll: Most see Russia as a threat to U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You must be old as hell, because I never had one.
    I grew up within ear-shot of the artillery at Ft. Hood TX in the 60s. That could of had something to do with it.

    We were a prime strategic target.
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    Re: CNN Poll: Most see Russia as a threat to U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    I grew up within ear-shot of the artillery at Ft. Hood TX in the 60s. That could of had something to do with it.

    We were a prime strategic target.
    We did it in Delaware in late 60's early 70's.

    Home of DuPont, and being in middle of Bos-Wash megalopolis corridor.....

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    Re: CNN Poll: Most see Russia as a threat to U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
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    For years I've been volunteering at least 10 hours a month helping to teach residents computers, at a local nursing home. One of the things I keep hearing about from them is about Communism and the Soviet Union. Out of respect, I do not argue or with or try correct them. (ex - Soviet Union is now the Russian Federation) On the flip side, I have three daughters (one is 1st year college, the other two in primary and middle school) whom never mention Russia or communism, if I can accidentally catch them talking about politics or history. Among those in my age bracket (32ish) I only hear about the dreaded communists from my right-wing friends.

    Having said all of this, I only hear about a supposed Russian threat to the US, online and primarily from the over 45 right-wing group. My suspicion is that those who see Russia as a perceived military threat are still living in the "Cold War" era.

    First check out the actual poll here - http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2014/im...oll.russia.pdf

    Image 1 shows that the uptick in the concern of a Russian threat is correlated to the Crimea issue. This tells me it's a knee-jerk reaction to current affairs. Note; Iran and North Korea are also seen as "less" of a threat.

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    Image 2 shows the age demographics as far as a Russian threat
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    My Opinion - Age makes all the difference.
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    Re: CNN Poll: Most see Russia as a threat to U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    We did it in Delaware in late 60's early 70's.

    Home of DuPont, and being in middle of Bos-Wash megalopolis corridor.....
    We also had tornado drills which in retrospect seemed nearly the same.
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    Re: CNN Poll: Most see Russia as a threat to U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    One of those sentences where I do not know whether to laugh or be baffled really!
    Well, south was away from the Naval bases where the nukes would probably be landing, so there may have been some reasoning to it unknown by the teachers. But in truth, those ICBM's coming from the USSR back then would've been massive.
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    Re: CNN Poll: Most see Russia as a threat to U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    We also had tornado drills which in retrospect seemed nearly the same.
    Had a nuke blew within explosion range or tornado hit a public school in the 60s, the results would have been the same. I thought that they were just teaching us how to kiss our ass goodbye.

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