The Brutal Truth


Russia on Saturday sternly warned its foes not to dare attempt any aggression against the country, as it put on a Soviet-style show of military might in Red Square including nuclear capable missiles.

The display to mark the 64th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II came amid renewed tensions with Georgia after NATO’s decision to hold war games in the Caucasus country infuriated Moscow.

“We are sure that any aggression against our citizens will be given a worthy reply,” President Dmitry Medvedev said in a speech in Red Square side-by-side with powerful Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.


Oh, please. The Russian military is in disastrous shape. The only reason Great Russia remains intact is, her major neighbors can be reasonably sure that some semi-respectable fraction of Russia’s nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles have been maintained well enough to hit just enough targets to be a deterrent.

But the Russian Army is good for little more than shelling Chechnya and bullying tiny neighbors like Georgia.


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