• @Alteon
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    102 months ago

    I guess they’re making sure that their Soviet missiles still work as intended. Then again, them making a statement about how ready they are, screams just the opposite.

    What are the odds that their arsenal is in shambles due to corruption and not receiving the necessary funds to upkeep such a large operation for long periods of time, and this is their way of bluffing just how prepared they really are? Not to say we should play nuclear chicken, but why even make a statement like this? It’s the same tactic North Koreans use to show how “threatening” they are.

    • @[email protected]
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      42 months ago

      $50 says Putin demanded an audit of their military from top to bottom several weeks into the invasion of Ukraine, and he was very upset to learn the true state of their nuclear capabilities.

      “Appear strong where you are weak” is 90% of Putin’s MO.