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Denmark is half-way between Sweden and Germany!!
I have it on good authority that Eurosclerotic means "some Danish sex Goddess enjoying a vein".
Confusing? Doesn't matter. They are both good-looking and great actresses, with a lot of heart.
And what is the "Do It For Denmark!" campaign?
"Denmark faces a crisis. Our birthrate is at a 27 year low. At Spies we’re concerned. Fewer Danes mean fewer to support the ageing population - and tragically, fewer holidaying with us. Research shows that Danes have 46% more sex [think of that!] on city holidays and since more sex equals the chance of more kids, we are prescribing a romantic city holiday to save Denmark’s future." seehttp://www.spies.dk/do-it-for-denmark .
Gabriele Susanne Kerner was born in Germany on March 24, 1960. She is better known by her stage name Nena. She's not only a (German) singer but also an actress and comedian, who rose to international fame in 1983 with the New German Wave song "99 Luftballons".
The plot of the 99 (Luftballons-Red Balloons) song is:
A bag's worth of helium balloons are casually released by an anonymous civilian into the sky and are registered as missiles by a faulty East German early warning system; mistaken for an attack by NATO, it results in panic and eventually nuclear war.
Nena sings 99 Luftballons - much prettier in the German version!
Nena sings 99 Red Balloons.
July 19, 2014
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Note that it is a Russian News Agency that reported the capture of a Buk missile system by pro-Russian separatists just less than 3 weeks before the shootdown. That short training period would have given the Russian rebel Buk missile operators sufficient time to learn how to fire the missiles - but, as it transpires, insufficient time to learn the procedures for identifying targets - like MH17.
JULY 15, 2014 - THE FSB WILL SOON PURGE THE GRU
On July 15, 2014 I, using my pseudonym "plantagenet" on On Line Opinion wrote http://forum.onlineopinion.com.au/thread.asp?article=16493&page=0#288071 :
" - Crimea and now eastern Ukraine . I hear the FSB will soon purge the GRU itself because the GRU is doing too well in terms of oppression. See "Crimea crisis brings Russian military spies back in the game" http://intelnews.org/2014/07/09/01-1510/
Posted by plantagenet, Tuesday, 15 July 2014 8:41:04 PM "
It was just an educated hunch. The GRU had risen too quickly in the Russian intelligence pecking order, due to its early-mid 2014 successes in collecting intelligence in Crimea-Ukraine and in deploying special forces troops in Crimea and eastern Ukraine. Internally, Putin will blame the GRU for the shootdown mistake - a grievous public relations disaster for Russia. Putin will use his main enforcer and old workplace, FSB, to punish the GRU.
JULY 18, 2014 - ONE DAY AFTER THE SHOOTDOWN
Unfortunately captured or bought small and medium SAMs may become more commonly used by insurgents-terrorists elsewhere - especially in the Middle East (Lebanon, Syria, Iraq) and Afghanistan-Pakistan, also several countries in Africa.
See also http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-23/mh17-how-can-airlines-defend-against-missile-attacks/5616674 which ends "Professor Theodore Postal, professor of science technology and security at [MIT indicated] that defending civilian airliners against such attacks "is extremely difficult to do". After all, "combat aircraft have pretty sophisticated electronic countermeasures," Professor Postal said. "And they get shot down all the time."
OTHER INTERESTING LINKS
http://intelnews.org/2014/07/18/01-1517/ Ukraine rebels ‘admit downing Malaysia plane’ in phone intercepts
July 16, 2014
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