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Re: World War 3, If It Comes, Will Reserve Units Be Involved?
« Reply #50 on: December 01, 2013, 22:17:47 »
I wish that I'd had a beer with every post.

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Re: World War 3, If It Comes, Will Reserve Units Be Involved?
« Reply #51 on: December 01, 2013, 22:18:41 »
Just remember what we all learned in school in case of nuclear attack.

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Re: World War 3, If It Comes, Will Reserve Units Be Involved?
« Reply #52 on: December 01, 2013, 22:24:41 »
Wow your old,,,,,

Actually, just watching a show set in the 50's and they were doing a thing on civil defense and what to do in case of a nuclear attack.
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Re: World War 3, If It Comes, Will Reserve Units Be Involved?
« Reply #53 on: December 01, 2013, 22:43:36 »
Actually, just watching a show set in the 50's and they were doing a thing on civil defense and what to do in case of a nuclear attack.

In 1BR Corps the drill was, if hit with nukes, proceed immediately to the START LINE (that's how old I am) with the survivors and head for Moscow.

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Re: World War 3, If It Comes, Will Reserve Units Be Involved?
« Reply #54 on: December 01, 2013, 23:01:52 »
If WW3 happens, the super secret black ops unit JTF-69 (the stealth scuba tomahawk warfighter squadron so secret even JTF-2 through 68 don't know we exist) promised me a spot as a Machete CQC Technician.

That was even before they swore me into the reserves.

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Re: World War 3, If It Comes, Will Reserve Units Be Involved?
« Reply #55 on: December 01, 2013, 23:05:05 »
This is "the land of Round Doorknobs" after all, except in Vancouver, so lots of beer is a prerequisite.

I prefer whiskey or rum or vodka or....
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Re: World War 3, If It Comes, Will Reserve Units Be Involved?
« Reply #56 on: December 01, 2013, 23:09:50 »
If WW3 happens, the super secret black ops unit JTF-69 (the stealth scuba tomahawk warfighter squadron so secret even JTF-2 through 68 don't know we exist) promised me a spot as a Machete CQC Technician.

That was even before they swore me into the reserves.


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Re: World War 3, If It Comes, Will Reserve Units Be Involved?
« Reply #57 on: December 01, 2013, 23:12:24 »
If WW3 happens, the super secret black ops unit JTF-69 (the stealth scuba tomahawk warfighter squadron so secret even JTF-2 through 68 don't know we exist) promised me a spot as a Machete CQC Technician.

That was even before they swore me into the reserves.

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Re: World War 3, If It Comes, Will Reserve Units Be Involved?
« Reply #58 on: December 01, 2013, 23:13:35 »
If WW3 happens, the super secret black ops unit JTF-69 (the stealth scuba tomahawk warfighter squadron so secret even JTF-2 through 68 don't know we exist) promised me a spot as a Machete CQC Technician.

That was even before they swore me into the reserves.

I am having visions of an aging Mel Gibson throwing tomahawks at unsuspecting Brits... Patriot Style.
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Re: World War 3, If It Comes, Will Reserve Units Be Involved?
« Reply #59 on: December 01, 2013, 23:18:42 »
I am having visions of an aging Mel Gibson throwing tomahawks at unsuspecting Brits... Patriot Style.

Luckily, there's an operational WW3 news feed with lots of timely visuals:

http://www.worldwar3news.com/
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Re: World War 3, If It Comes, Will Reserve Units Be Involved?
« Reply #60 on: December 01, 2013, 23:33:12 »
The OP should be better informed. World War III has already happened.

He has forgotten about the little skirmish that took place in the 1980's between NATO and the Warsaw Pact forces (if indeed he is even old enough to have been alive at that time).

Perhaps he should read the following detailed accounts of what took place, from the lead up to war to execution and the aftermath.

"The Third World War" - Gen. Sir John Hackett

"Red Storm Rising" - Thomas Clancy

"Team Yankee" - Harold Coyle

"Red Army" - Ralph Peters

There was an excellent documentary on the Third World War as well titled "Red Dawn". Patrick Swayze does an extra ordinary effort in this film.

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Re: World War 3, If It Comes, Will Reserve Units Be Involved?
« Reply #61 on: December 01, 2013, 23:41:43 »
Frankly I think Red Dawn was a ridiculous dramatization. Red Storm Rising is about as accurate a portrayal as I think you'll find in a fictionalized form about how it went down, particularly the breakthrough at Alfeld. They did a great job with the partisans in Iceland- that almost always gets overlooked, particularly its impact in helping neutralize Soviet naval aviation.

It's fascinating how almost perfectly the Atlantic convoys illustrated the generational leap in military technology in a comfortable and familiar strategic context.

We're so very lucky that Gorbachev's faction ultimately was able to depose the politburo and restore sanity to the USSR for the last few years of its existence...

I'm still with the majority on not calling it a 'world war'. I mean, yeah, it damn near brewed up into one- but really it was a sort of extended skirmish of a month's length. The other global theatres didn't open up as they'd have needed to for me to give it the label.
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Re: World War 3, If It Comes, Will Reserve Units Be Involved?
« Reply #62 on: December 02, 2013, 00:11:14 »
I'm still with the majority on not calling it a 'world war'. I mean, yeah, it damn near brewed up into one- but really it was a sort of extended skirmish of a month's length. The other global theatres didn't open up as they'd have needed to for me to give it the label.

I've always found the academic debate on this point to be interesting. More of a trees vs forest argument.

Sure it was limited to Europe, but it was the culmination of years of posturing and proxy wars resulting in a full deployment of superpower armies, and ultimately the limited nuclear exchange that have some calling it a "world" war.

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Re: World War 3, If It Comes, Will Reserve Units Be Involved?
« Reply #63 on: December 02, 2013, 10:23:28 »
Frankly I think Red Dawn was a ridiculous dramatization.

Are you talking about the remake (which I refuse to watch), or John Milius' sacred original?

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Re: World War 3, If It Comes, Will Reserve Units Be Involved?
« Reply #64 on: December 02, 2013, 10:38:21 »
Should world war 3 be WORLD WAR 3 since it is the name of a world war or should it be world war 3 because it has not happened yet?  And both Red Dawns sucked, although they were useful in creating the militia movement.
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Re: World War 3, If It Comes, Will Reserve Units Be Involved?
« Reply #65 on: December 02, 2013, 10:47:22 »
I agree with you, both Red Dawn's were awful.

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Re: World War 3, If It Comes, Will Reserve Units Be Involved?
« Reply #66 on: December 02, 2013, 10:50:21 »
Are you talking about the remake (which I refuse to watch), or John Milius' sacred original?

I like how the kid who got killed came back from the dead to haunt Demi Moore when she became a special forces soldier.

Or am I mixing up several different movies?
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Re: World War 3, If It Comes, Will Reserve Units Be Involved?
« Reply #67 on: December 02, 2013, 10:52:29 »
Are you talking about the remake (which I refuse to watch), or John Milius' sacred original?
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Re: World War 3, If It Comes, Will Reserve Units Be Involved?
« Reply #68 on: December 02, 2013, 10:56:52 »
Red Storm Rising was fiction? Crap no wonder those campers in Iceland were pissed at us when we stole their supplies and headed into the hills to call in air strikes on the town.

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Re: World War 3, If It Comes, Will Reserve Units Be Involved?
« Reply #69 on: December 02, 2013, 10:59:13 »
Does this mean I have to give back my Cold War Victory Medal
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Re: World War 3, If It Comes, Will Reserve Units Be Involved?
« Reply #70 on: December 02, 2013, 11:04:25 »
I guess we shouldn't be talking about the clone storage units under the Diefenbaker bunkers? Or that ripple rock was really a UFO that we blew up, but the secret tunnels remain there.....

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Re: World War 3, If It Comes, Will Reserve Units Be Involved?
« Reply #71 on: December 02, 2013, 11:41:52 »
At least one reserve unit will be well led, I understand young Trudeau has joined his father's regiment, The Gatineau Highlanders.

I thought Trudeau senior served in the Algonquin Park Naval Reserve Unit ???

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Re: World War 3, If It Comes, Will Reserve Units Be Involved?
« Reply #72 on: December 02, 2013, 12:23:10 »
I thought Trudeau senior served in the Algonquin Park Naval Reserve Unit ???

No, the West Edmonton Mall Naval Reserve Unit.

With 4 subs and a squad of trained dolphins, they are a really switched on bunch. I still have a few questions about their deployment plan, though....
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« Reply #73 on: December 02, 2013, 13:20:04 »
I think the obvious response is only on Tuesday nights and weekends....and not during exam time
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Re: World War 3, If It Comes, Will Reserve Units Be Involved?
« Reply #74 on: December 02, 2013, 13:33:48 »
I think the obvious response is only on Tuesday nights and weekends....and not during exam time

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