Well, hey. Don't think that the Best And The Brightest at The Pentagon are asleep at the switch. We've been pouring scads of taxpayer dollars into creating the greatest gender-neutral toilets and pronouns on God's Green Earth!Posted by Mumblix_Grumph at June 10, 2016 5:53 AM
Yup, so glad we on the Right couldn’t bother to get to the polls and elect the guy who warned us about Russia –
Sleep tight a$$clowns.
What are you, a war monger? All you want is warry war war, you war mongery war monger.
Oh, wait. Here is my assessment of some of the quotes and text this article. The continuation of politics by other means is Clausewitz's theory, which is the best working model we've ever had and has not been outmoded or replaced. Von Clausewitz fought for the Russians. Game. Point.
Most of the old info on Russia is a defensive bear is BS. They are starting a war right now. There. I proved that one wrong.
BTW, I saw Russia's big port facilities with my own eyes. They aren't a clean and organized facility like the cartoon video shows. They are a mess of salvage and decrepit docks. They also still suffer from their age-old problem of inferior access to the sea, so container war is not as thrilling for them as this all sounds.
Look. Russia is revaunching the Crimean War. Now, begin your thinking based on that. They are piss poor warriors and history shows it. Name 3 maneuver victories of the Russian army. No Googling allowed.
Nukes are, in one sense, a hedge over conventional warfare. If things go bad, the red button is always there as a bluff.
Cut the deck, gentlemen. Now, deal the cards.Posted by Casey Klahn at June 10, 2016 10:28 AM
They could be armed with rubber band guns...
we have Obama.Posted by John The River at June 10, 2016 12:04 PM
The stakes are really to high to even play the game.Posted by u.k(us) at June 10, 2016 1:25 PM
Really hate to poop on the concept of "High Tech Russia" as a first world military power, but I remember when Russian tanks (a lower tech weapon made in a simpler time, requiring less sophisticated manufacturing)were vaunted as world beaters against every Allied tank produced. Only problem with them was you needed a monkey wrench to steer them and their auto-loaders in the turret had a nasty habit of wrenching the testicles from the gunner, instead of loading the gun.
And how many remember that when the Russkies show up at air shows with their latest phenom jets, they are Potemkin village models, one of a kind, while the actual production fighting models rust away at home base, using a much lower set of technology and metallurgy.....Posted by Old Codger at June 12, 2016 4:10 PM