Russian: Boys and Their Toys…

You gotta love the Russian Military. They spend almost everyday telling us how good Russian military equipment is and how powerful Russian weapons are and then they do an about face on a dime. When it comes time for new toys to be bought…

The top commander of Russia’s ground forces claimed that domestically produced weapons are inferior to those used by Chinese and NATO troops.General Colonel Aleksandr Postnikov expressed his opinion on March 15 during a defense and security meeting. “Take Russia’s armored force, its artillery or small arms – they all fail to comply with modern NATO and even Japan’s arms,” Postnikov said. (Link)

I call it the Military syndrome. The military likes to say that are all powerful and destroy the world. But they have to cry the sad story because they want all the new toys and armaments…

It is a controversy in Russia about buying weapons from outside of Russia but many in the military want all those new toys. So the military has to play their cards correctly. Even though a month ago I saw information on how all mighty powerful the T-90 tank is. They now want to express that for the price of one T-90 tank made in Russia we can buy three German Leopards…

I also have been reading that Russia had a record year of weapons sales to the world. They exceeded 10 billion dollars in sales of weapons…

But the real key to the flip flop issue is this…

The military also say that the US and China spend up to 10 times more on defense than Russia…

Oh good grief, We can not have that can we. It is simple: The Russian Military wants more money to spend on bigger and better toys and they do not care if they get a German tank or a Russian tank. They just want more tanks… 🙂

We have a saying, “Boys and their Toys!” Looks like it is a world wide issue…

Windows to Russia!

PS: (Boys and their toys) Used to evoke the idea that adult men sometimes dote excessively on machines, automobiles, and gadgets in a childish manner…

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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