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I think Tom Clancy over-estimated Russia's capabilities, but certainly got the scenario right in this PlayStation Game...

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sun Aug 17th, 2008 at 05:55:20 AM EST
It would appear that the REAL 2008 counterparts of the unit shown in the video are even more ghostly.  I think Georgia would be low on NATO's priority list in such a scenario.  Had special forces been able to have planted and timely detonated well placed explosives at either end of a certain tunnel opening into South Ossetia, we might be well on our way to WW III.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Aug 17th, 2008 at 10:28:29 AM EST
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We need to get into the video game biz. Seriously. There's virtually no limit to how much propagandistic bullcrap gamers will swallow if it comes packaged with a nice interface, flashy graphics and a good storyline.

Even more insidiously, the basic, underlying logic of many, if not most, current games teaches some very wrong lessons: That infrastructure should be run for profit, that it's easier and cheaper to clean up pollution than to prevent it, that social spending is wasteful, that war is an easy, predictable, fun and profitable enterprise and a whole host of other Very Bad Ideas.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 04:39:46 PM EST
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