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Robert Ariail

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  1. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    Obama better hope that checkers set comes with instructions…

  2. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 1 year ago

    Clever.

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 1 year ago

    The comparison is continually being made by observers who do not understand the game.

    I suspect the “marbles” comparison was also made by a politician that does not even understand the rules for playing marbles, much less chess.

  4. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 1 year ago

    More like Putin is playing whack-a-mole with former territories. What game was Dubya playing when Russia invaded Georgia?

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    Ah, my mistake…

  6. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    Back when I was a boy, the Russian Empire claimed a duty to protect all the Orthodox Christians in the Ottoman Empire. As Britain correctly pointed out, this was a violation of Ottoman territorial integrity, and anyway, Orthodox are not really Christians.


    So Britain sent a Light Brigade and a Nightingale to the Crimea and managed to unconditionally defeat the Russian Empire.


    Now the US just needs to find itself a Light Brigade and a Nightingale to send to defend the Crimea from Russian aggression. (Plus a good poet laureate, of course.)

  7. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends said, about 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    5 stars, Michael.

  8. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 1 year ago

    @pirate227

    “Putin is playing whack-a-mole with former territories”

    Finally, a comparison that fits the situation, thanks.

  9. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, about 1 year ago

    “Putin isn’t playing Chess, he’s playing ‘Chicken.’”

    I wholeheartedly agree with you…and, he is a Very dangerous man who is out to Prove something to both his country and Ukraine…and also to the US… ;)

  10. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 1 year ago

    Obama doesn’t have to play chess in this situation. A casual game of checkers is sufficient.

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