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Putin needs Syrian mercenaries to do the job???

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How's he gonna pay them?

Mercs are the last folks you wanna stiff.

He probably has a large amount of foreign currency and gold.

Also, Russian soldiers may feel uncomfortable killing Ukrainians. Syrian mercenaries don't have such problems.
 

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How's he gonna pay them?

Mercs are the last folks you wanna stiff.
Yeah, one of them might just take a trip to Moscow and have a little "chat" with Vlad.

That would be a real shame. 🤣
 

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These guys are even more pathetic than I thought. Their vaunted army is a joke.


I believe it was @Jredbaron96 who said it, but Russia is basically a gas station with an army. And I suppose the kind of army a gas station can afford. Their main threat is nukes.

Their army is already stretched too thin. He'll be desperate. But is he nationally suicidal? He wants to rebuild the Soviet Empire and you can't do that without people on radioactive ash.
 

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Ukraine is recruiting UK nationals and Americans. I don’t see why everyone is suddenly raising a stink at the idea of mercenaries.
 

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These guys are even more pathetic than I thought. Their vaunted army is a joke.


Reality Check: the USA does the exact same thing for its phony corporate resource "wars". Some of these Blackwater type mercenaries are straight out of Pinochets thugs.
 

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Reality Check: the USA does the exact same thing for its phony corporate resource "wars". Some of these Blackwater type mercenaries are straight out of Pinochets thugs.

Yes, but do we hire entire companies of foreign mercenaries? This is positively Carthaginian.
 
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