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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Nov 24, 2015 at 05:53

Hi, Moh. You said,

BTW is it called Mt Rainier because it rains there more than other places?

That's a really good question! We pronounce it "Ruh-NEAR"; but you never know! It's a common French name, the subject of a very popular French medieval tale called "Rainier the Fox". The red fox is ubiquitous on the mountain. It's 4393 meters high, vs. 2228 meters for Mt. Kosziusko, and dangerous to climb.

BTW, you said, "A fully enlightened being has no ignorance, is completely aware and is pure compassion."

Poppycock. You went on,

"Yes. I'm pretty impressed with the Sukhoi jets currently visiting Syria too. The Russians have some great designers."

We'll see, if they tangle with F-16s in combat. If Im not mistaken, the main selling point of the Sukhois is that they're relatively easy for third-world pilots to learn to fly vis-a-vis more complicated American equipment. Russia's short suit is their navy. They don't have much in the line of aircraft carriers, so they have to depend on land-based (and Caspian Sea-based) resources. As for air power, they're using bombers designed in the 1940s to attack Raqqa. Russia's most effective weapon, at the moment, is their disregard of international war conventions. They're bombing the psst out of Syria, in a way that only non-Jews are allowed to do. Even so, they can't beat ISIS long-term militarily; they will ultimately probably make a deal under the table, and ISIS will remain.

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