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Putin can call up all the troops he wants, but Russia can’t train or support them
09/24/2022 7:56:10 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 211 replies
Clinton News Network ^ | 22-SEP-2022 | Brad Lendon
Vladimir Putin can call up all the troops he wants, but Russia has no way of getting those new troops the training and weapons they need to fight in Ukraine any time soon. With his invasion of Ukraine faltering badly, the Russian President on Wednesday announced the immediate “partial mobilization” of Russian citizens. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Russian television that the country will call up 300,000 reservists. If they end up facing Ukrainian guns on the front lines, they are likely to become the newest casualties in the invasion Putin started more than seven months ago and that...

France Yellow Vests Week 197: Macron Talks Ukraine, French Troops Leave Mali Amid Terrorism Support Accusation, How Did The Government Crush The Once Major Protests?
08/20/2022 5:11:19 PM PDT · by Nextrush
Nextrush Free ^ | 8/20/2022 | Nextrush/Self
Speaking in the south of France Friday President Emmanuel Macron raised the dramatic tone regarding Ukraine as France moves towards a winter that may be one of suffering for France due to the situation there. Macron speaking of Russia staging a "brutal attack" in Ukraine and "the price of freedom" in his remarks in Var at a ceremony commemorating its liberation by allied forces during World War II (August 1944). France pulling the last of its troops out of the African nation of Mali this week... Russia's Wagner Group now providing a contracted mercenary force to fight the terrorists. Mali...

Belarus deputy defence minister QUITS over Ukraine war: Sanctioned general who 'agreed to Russian troops deploying on the border' signs resignation letter saying he cannot support invasion
03/06/2022 5:01:21 AM PST · by knighthawk · 23 replies
UK Daily Mail ^ | March 06 2022 | STEPHEN WYNN-DAVIES
The deputy minister of defence for Belarus has reportedly submitted his resignation and claimed he cannot support the current Russian invasion of Ukraine. Major General Viktor Gulevich, who is also the chief of the general staff, argued that Belarusian military unit personnel refused to take part in hostilities and that the Armed Forces of Belarus could not complete a single battalion group. Mr Gulevich is among a number of Belarusian officials facing economic sanctions from the UK government because of their closeness with Vladimir Putin.

Taliban captures its SIXTH city in less than a week as military pilots quit after being targeted for assassination, leaving Afghan troops without vital air support
08/10/2021 3:40:26 AM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
The Daily Mail ^ | 10 Aug 2021 | CHRIS PLEASANCE FOR MAILONLINE
Aibak, capital of Afghanistan's Samangan province, has fallen to the Taliban Regional governor said Islamists are now in 'full control' of the northern city It marks the sixth regional capital that the Taliban has captured in less than a week, after Kunduz, Sar-e-Pul, Taloqan, Zaranj and Sheberghan also fell Meanwhile it was revealed that pilots are abandoning the Afghan air force after being targeted for assassination, leaving troops without air support ...Eight pilots have been killed in recent weeks, with Hamidullah Azimi - a Black Hawk pilot - the latest to die after being blown up near the capital Kabul...

Russian jets identified in Trump campaign ad calling for support for the troops
09/14/2020 9:27:18 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 51 replies
The Hill ^ | 09 14 2020 | Rebecca Klar
A recent digital ad for President Trump’s reelection campaign calling for the public to “support our troops” reportedly used a stock image of Russian-made fighter jets and weapons, Politico reported Monday, citing experts who identified the image. “That’s definitely a MiG-29,” Pierre Sprey, who helped design both the F-16 and A-10 planes for the U.S. Air Force, told Politico regarding the photo in the ad. “I’m glad to see it’s supporting our troops.” Ruslan Pukhov of the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies in Moscow also confirmed to Politico that the planes are Russian MiG-29s and said the soldier...

Pompeo inks deal to support more US troops in Poland
08/15/2020 11:17:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
Associated Press ^ | August 15, 2020 | Matthew Lee
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sealed a defense cooperation deal Saturday with Polish officials that will pave the way to deploy more American troops to Poland. Pompeo, in Warsaw at the end of a four-nation tour of central and eastern Europe, signed the deal with Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak that sets out the legal framework for the additional troops. “This is going to be an extended guarantee: a guarantee that in case of a threat our soldiers are going to stand arm-in-arm,” Poland’s President Andrzej Duda said during the signing ceremony. “It will also serve to increase the...

Poll: About three quarters support bringing troops home from Iraq, Afghanistan
08/06/2020 12:22:36 PM PDT · by RandFan · 19 replies
The Hill ^ | 08/06/20 10:59 AM EDT | REBECCA KHEEL
About three-quarters of U.S. adults say they support bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan in a new poll commissioned by the libertarian Charles Koch Institute obtained exclusively by The Hill. In the poll, which surveyed 2,000 U.S. adults, 44 percent said they strongly support bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq and 30 percent said they somewhat support doing so. For Afghanistan, 46 percent said they strongly support bringing troops home and 30 percent said they somewhat support it. The poll was conducted by YouGov for the Charles Koch Institute, the research institute founded by conservative mega-donor Charles Koch...

WATCH: C-SPAN Airs “Bloodshed” Threat Aimed At Trump Supporters, Federal Troops
07/26/2020 2:52:11 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 34 replies
National Pulse ^ | 07/26/2020 | Staff
In yet another display of violence targeted at supporters of the President of the United States, the comments were especially ominous in light of the recent murder of Trump supporter Bernell Trammell in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which the caller references. The remarks came during an interview with Boris Epshteyn, Strategic Advisor for Coalitions at the Trump 2020 campaign and former Special Assistant to President Trump. The caller – “John,” from Wisconsin – threatened “bloodshed,” emphasizing those opposed to the President and deployment of federal troops to quell ongoing riots were armed: I just want to say to this guy this morning...

Cleared for takeoff: Aging A-10 gets another decade to support ground troops
06/18/2019 6:42:08 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 53 replies
War is Boring ^ | 6/17/19 | Andy Wolf
The A-10 will continue to fly in support of America’s ground forces, thanks to the quick passing of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. The aircraft, which has not been manufactured since the early 1980s, is useful to the U.S. but is showing its age. Just two years ago, nearly half of the A-10 fleet was grounded. The spending plan will include money for new wings, as well as other upgrades. “The A-10 Warthog has immeasurable value to our U.S. troops on the ground and plays a critical role in our military strategy in the Middle East and around the...

Americans Support Trump’s Calls To Bring Troops Home From Afghanistan And Syria: Poll
01/09/2019 8:02:09 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
Conservative Daily News ^ | Jan 9, 2018
A majority of Americans support President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops fighting in Syria and Afghanistan, according to a Tuesday Politico poll. Twenty-five percent of Americans strongly support the decision to bring home troops from Afghanistan and Syria, and 31 percent somewhat support the decision, according to the poll. Only 11 percent strongly oppose the decision to bring home U.S. troops, and 16 percent somewhat oppose the decision. Just under 20 percent aren’t sure what Trump should do. The president has sought to bring home troops from Syria since April. Trump announced in December that he would bring...

Dem AZ Senate hopeful Kyrsten Sinema now ‘supports Trump sending 5000 troops to the border’
11/06/2018 4:29:52 AM PST · by kevcol · 28 replies
Twitchy ^ | November 6, 2018 | Doug P.
On midterm election eve, Arizona Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema came out in support of a position that her liberal colleagues have called racist, ridiculous, and a total political stunt: If you’re wondering how the #Caravan is playing outside the beltway — Democrat @kyrstensinema of Arizona #azsen just told me she supports Trump sending 5000 troops to the border. At Trump’s rally in Tennessee, many said #bordersecurity was their #1 issue

A new Zogby survey shows widespread support for Trump’s placement of troops on our border
11/04/2018 8:29:15 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 8 replies
vanity | Nov. 2, 2018 | By Kevin Collins
American political history was turned upside down in 2016; since his election there is only pre Donald Trump and Donald Trump. On Tuesday regardless of the names on the ballots, every race will be Donald Trump against the Democrat. Trump is the candidate in every race whether the people on the ballot acknowledge that or not; and this is a referendum on his performance thus far. The numbers from a new Zogby’s survey show, given the overwhelming good economic news he has produced, this is good news for Republicans and bad news for Democrats. Combined with a new Rasmussen survey...

Zogby Poll®: A majority of Hispanic respondents support the deployment of troops to the border
11/02/2018 7:32:54 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 32 replies ^ | Nov 2, 2018 | Zogby
A majority of Hispanic respondents support the deployment of troops to the border to stop migrant caravan; A majority of all Americans support troops at the border; Half of women agree with the deployment of troops A new Zogby Analytics nationwide survey of 866 likely voters, with a margin of error of +/-3.3%, conducted 10/30/18-10/31/18, shows a majority (57%) of Americans support the military's decision to send thousands of troops to the border to prevent a migrant caravan, numbered in the thousands, from entering the U.S. illegally. More than two in five disagree with the military deployment to the border....

Pentagon approves 736 more National Guard troops to support air, land, sea 'border agents'.....
05/25/2018 8:49:00 PM PDT · by caww · 20 replies
washingtonexamine ^ | 5/25/2018 | by Anna Giaritelli
Pentagon has approved another Homeland Security Department request for additional National Guards personnel in an effort to support specifically U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working by air, sea, and remote land regions, a DHS official confirmed Friday. Approximately 1,100 guardsmen are stationed across the Border Patrol's nine sectors along the U.S.-Mexico border as of Friday. That number will soon surpass 1,800 — just half of the 4,000 total troops President Trump approved of sending in early April. This latest Request For Assistance is the third one since beginning of April..... "this request is specifically for the Office of Field...

WEEK 573 Olney Support The Troops Rally – VICTORY and an Invite
01/08/2017 11:23:54 AM PST · by trooprally · 38 replies

After 573 weeks, starting our 12 year on the New Year Weekend, the DC Chapter is declaring VICTORY over the moonbats that formally stood opposite us. There has been a single moonbats for several years, occasionally having support from her daughter. Since mid-October, she has been a no show. Weather has been good most weeks, but she has stood in inclement weather in the past. We can only conclude she has given up. The DC Chapter is going to have a special FReep, Saturday, January 21,2017, the day after Trump’s inauguration. All FReepers in good standing are invited to join...

Are "support the troops" and "thank you for your service" just empty phrases?
11/04/2015 12:39:13 AM PST · by pboyington · 39 replies
US Defense Watch ^ | November 4, 2015 | Ray Starmann
Since 9-11, and the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, there has been an out-pouring, almost a hemorrhaging of support for the troops. From yellow ribbon and American flag car magnets to endless media coverage of the military; the public it seems, is in love with the troops. There are endless tributes to the military at sporting events and the term, “thank you for your service” has become as common as “Merry Christmas.” But, is the public really in love with the military? Do they really support the troops? Do they even care? Is saying thank you for...

School Suspends Eighth-Grader For Wearing Shirt Supporting Troops
10/12/2015 12:48:54 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
Mediaite ^ | 10/12/2015 | Alex Griswold
An Oregon middle schooler was suspended recently for wearing a shirt to school supporting American troops because the shirt had a picture of a rifle on it. Alan Holmes‘ shirt read ‘Standing for those who stood for us,’ and featured an image of a “battlefield cross,” an arrangement of a troop’s boots, helmet, and gun that commonly serves as a memorial for fallen comrades. But Dexter McCarty Middle School’s vice principal and principal asked Holmes to change.

2,000 Russian Troops Head To Syria For "First Phase" Of Mission To Support Assad
09/22/2015 5:57:34 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 14 replies
ZeroHedge ^ | 09/22/2015 | Tyler Durden
Russia is to deploy 2,000 military personnel to its new air base near the Syrian port city of Latakia, signalling the scale of Moscow’s involvement in the war-torn country. The deployment “forms the first phase of the mission there”, according to an adviser on Syria policy in Moscow. The force will include fighter aircraft crews, engineers and troops to secure the facility, said another person briefed on the matter. Three western defence officials agreed that the Russian deployment tallied with the numbers needed to establish a forward air base similar to those built by western militaries in Afghanistan.

In Major Humiliation For Obama, Iran Sends Soldiers To Support Russian Troops In Syria
09/10/2015 9:17:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
zero hedge ^ | 9/10/15 | tyler durden
When Zero Hedge first reported ten days ago that Russian troops, in their bid to support the Assad regime in its ongoing confrontation with various ISIS, Al Nusra, and other US-supported groups in what has become the proxy war of 2015 (one which even comes with thousands of refugees for dramatic media impact) had been quietly massing in Syria and have set up a forward operating base near Damascus, there were those who were openly skeptical. Then, just a few hours ago, Bloomberg finally confirmed that "top officials were scheduled to meet at the National Security Council Deputies Committee level...

06/25/2015 12:36:27 PM PDT · by Syncro · 35 replies America Forward/ ^ | June 25, 2015 | Various/Melanie Morgan
Troopathon VIII is today 6-25 1pm-7pm Pacific 4pm-10pm Eastern. It's an annual event to support the troops by sending them packages with essential and desired items of use to them while deployed in the Mideast. This year to save money the Troopathon will be broadcasting from the offices of Move America Forward in Sacramento, California. There are over 10,000 troops serving in Afghanistan (6,000+) and Iraq, 3,100-3500, plus a handful elsewhere in the middle east. Melanie Morgan will be the host again and there will be many guests we are all familiar with. Most will be by phone and internet....
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