Report: Russia's military intelligence chief killed in secret operation in Lebanon

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  1. aaronvan Suspended

    aaronvan

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    What sort of mischief do you suppose Ivan was getting on in Lebanon?

    Very interesting to see where this goes...
     
  2. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Probably tried to set up a hit on Assad. With the wrong guy.

    Beirut is not the only place where it can be tricky to know which enemy of your enemy is reliably enough your friend today, but it certainly has had that rep for a long time.
     
  3. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    the result of a plot to neutralize some wandering missiles perhaps?

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  4. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Ah. An extensive riff off the frog and scorpion story!

    While swimming across the desert one day, Russia gives Iran a nice gift, Iran tosses the gift gently ashore to Hezbollah, Hezbollah pegs the gift arrowhead first back at Russia, Russia says no more nice gifts for you Iran, Iran says bzzzzzzt and stings the messenger, to be continued.

    Duck and cover, the sequel, now filming in Tel Aviv and on location in Syria.
     
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    These things didn't occur when Beria was running things.
     

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