Saturday, May 9, 2009

Russia Flexes its Muscles

There is no doubt in my mind that Russia's Victory Day parade is nothing more than an excuse to show the world that it can still pack a military punch.

“We are confident that any aggression against our citizens will be firmly repelled,” said Dmitry Medvedev.

Maybe was referring to that whole Georgia business or maybe he's just trying to spark nationalist sentiments in his people, but either way it sounds pretty damn aggressive to me. Since when has ANYONE tried to invade Russia or commit aggression against her citizens?

The Associated Press reported that the parade included "displayed about 9,000 goose-stepping troops and more than 100 combat vehicles, including new Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missiles." Now the US and the "International Community" is all upset that the impoverished North Korea "might" be trying to create missiles with intercontinental abilities... But Russia actually has them, they had a parade and you could see them clear as day!

This throwback to the Old USSR style of celebration, especially one organized by Putin and his puppet President, is just slightly scary.

Muchacho Enfermo

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~Zurama Arencibia Nuñez~ said...

Hi Muchacho! Just dropping by to let you know my blog Sunrise in Havana has a new address or link. Its:

machinepolitick said...

You are right as always Muchacho. Russia's government has always been run by bullies, and the current regime is no different.

Muchacho Enfermo said...


I know the current regime is no different to a certain extent, I think they're even worse then the old USSR in a lot of ways. At least with the USSR you knew exactly what to expect, but now, they're part of all these international treaties and organizations and can flaunt all this crap in our faces and there's nothing we can do about it. That's what's worrying me, Russia is like a coiled spring just waiting to uncoil... we just don't know when and where or why it will.

Congrats on the new site BTW :D

@Zurama: I updated your blog's address in my blogroll :D thanks for the head's up!

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