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[–] ArchmageMordenkainen 0 points 54 points (+54|-0) ago 

Relevant, except for one thing: the only reason Russia would bother invading Europe is if the New Caliphate's takeover became complete enough to become a concern for the Russians. In which case the Europeans ought to be grateful to the sukablyats, because the Russians would have proved that they care more about Europeans than the Europeans themselves.

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[–] Korinthian 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

Shameful that even after being saved from the aloha snackbars, europeans would still consider russia to be the greater evil.

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[–] phareoct 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I'm just hoping Ukrainian and Russia stop their quite literal brother war right now.

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[–] ArchmageMordenkainen 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

You can blame NATO for that. They attempted a coup in the Ukraine to make the country more EU-friendly, with the goal of getting Western control of the sea base in Sevastopol. Russia naturally took offense to this attempt by NATO to gain a port in the Black Sea, and contest Russia's sphere of influence in that region. And in response, Russia did the minimum required to maintain their turf against NATO aggression: they annexed Crimea and the sea port within, which until the 60s was Russian clay anyways. It's an ugly situation, but I can't blame Russia one bit for what they did, they were just protecting their own interests. They could have seized more territory, they chose not to. They could have denounced the entire country, they chose not to. Between this shit, Syria, the sanctions, and the constant spying allegations, the West has been practically goading Russia into war for a while now, and they haven't taken the bait. Whatever else you think about the man, you've got to at least admire Putin for maintaining such a cool head in all of this, especially in comparison to the other heads of state all but calling for war.

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[–] library_of_stupid 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They'd also do it because if Western Europe were to fall to the brown hordes they'd be easy pickings. No Arab army in the modern era has ever been able to stand against a Western one. That being said, France, Germany and England as they are now would get crushed by Russia anyway because their armed forces are completely underfunded, demoralized and ineffective. They couldn't even bomb Libya, a country with no means to fight back, into submission before they ran out of ammo and had to beg the US to come help.

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[–] ArchmageMordenkainen 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

That being said, France, Germany and England as they are now would get crushed by Russia anyway because their armed forces are completely underfunded, demoralized and ineffective.

Even with the US's help, victory is far from assured. Our military may be much more expensive than Russia's, but but it isn't better. We only bother training our troops and testing our equipment to beat the average goatfucker, the Russians test it to beat themselves. We Also follow doctrines that we know are outdated, but keep around anyways because of politics; the Millennium Challenge is a good example of this.