posted on Sep, 16 2013 @ 11:43 PM
reply to post by MrSpad
China? You talk as if China and Russia are rivals these days. It's baffling to me, because while it's a chat that would have been entirely on the
money in years past? It's simply not supported by facts as we see it today.
Putin observes Russia war games on China, Japan
That was July .. and in case anyone had the wrong impression about who that was aimed at for messaging? The joint war games held between Russian and
Chinese forces last month
probably removes a large portion of that, I'd say.
China, Russia stage war games
MOSCOW -- The Russian Navy will get over 50 new warships by 2016, including strategic nuclear submarines and special operations support vessels,
the Defense Ministry reported on Thursday.
“By 2016, the combat strength of the Navy will be replenished with 18 surface warships of various ranks and designation, and also 30 special-purpose
and counter-subversion vessels. It is also planned to put 6 multi-purpose and strategic submarines into operation,” the ministry said in a
The quality of new generations of surface warships and submarines being built for the Russian Navy will improve with stronger state acceptance control
at the shipyards involved in the Navy’s shipbuilding program, the statement said.
...about that major upgrade of conventional forces? Well, it's in the process of happening. Not a distant maybe or long term plan. It's well along at
this point, actually. I'm always confused by the folks describing the Russia of years past or the China of more than a decade ago. Both nations are
moving in years, what it's taken others a decade or more to do in each phase. Both are making major advancements while the US stagnates, generally
This attitude of military exceptionalism to the point of overwhelming superiority to everyone on Earth IS the type I think Putin is talking about and
openly mocking, and it IS what cost Germany World War II, to seek a recent comparison of where this thinking and action leads, IMO.
edit on 16-9-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: Link fixed