posted on May, 16 2011 @ 06:03 PM
reply to post by CountDrac
No worries, CountDrac. Most of their arsenal, like the rest of their military, is rusting and unkempt. Without the necessary resources, Russia can
not afford to maintain all of their military assets in working condition -- from tanks to nukes.
Biggest worry is when some Russian official thinks its a good idea to make money by selling such assets on the black market or to the highest bidder.
Lets just hope if this does happen, the Russian sells a rusted, old bomb that is inoperable.
Of course, you never know how much of those numbers are made up. It might be a ploy to scare Russia's enemies. Just like they did in the past.
Back during the Cold War, Russia made a number of propaganda movies showing how large and well-armed military they have. It wasn't till much later
that US found out most of the assets on display were fake.
This video forgery had another related story. When Gorbachev visited Los Angeles, CA, back in the late 80s, he was astonished by how many cars were
in the freeway. Gorbachev stated he and many others believed pictures of Los Angeles gridlock traffic was a propaganda photo, like they did with
their military. Russians figured US gathered all of the cars in the country to take that photo.
Shows the difference in lifestyle between capitalism and communism.