posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 06:31 PM
Comparing the Russian military in a large action as to just a couple battalions in Georgia is ridiculous... A ship load of drunken marines could take
This was nothing more than an exercise with live rounds. Russia is backward in many ways. I absolutely hate their form of government regardless of
what you call it now, it's communistic at the very best and dictatorial in it's basic form. Their economy is propped up by high oil and gas prices,
while corruption is rampant at every level.
They have a large military in different stage of disorganization and large naval and air force in selective forms of decay. They have many proven
weapon systems and some not tested by well trained personnel.
Overall, just a bad state of affairs. They have resources to sell and buyers lined up. They want to be respected not realizing the world passed them
by while they have been hibernating. Well... the bear has awaken and he is hungry.
I do, however, have the utmost respect for their soldiers. They know how to fight and will fight. This has been proven time and time again with their
history. We have strong technology that overcomes their manpower. This is our only advantage but we use it very well.
Every military has flaws, including our armed forces that re-learns terrorist tactics every day with something new and unexpected. The Russians will
learn from their mistakes, just as we learn from ours.