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  •  The Soviets (5+ / 0-)

    never even tried to match our increases in defense spending during the 1980s.

    What mostly brought them down was the glut of cheap oil on the world market in the late 80s and early 90s.

    Oil was their primary export and only source of hard currency.

    Reagan had little or nothing to do with it.

    If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

    by Major Kong on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 04:39:09 AM PST

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