Thursday, May 11, 2006

My missile is bigger than your missile, you wanna see?

Russia is threatening to bulk up military strength in order to better equip themselves against outside strengths and influences. Gee, could Putin be referring to the U.S. ya think?

President Vladimir V. Putin, in a blunt response to U.S. criticism of his domestic and foreign policies, declared Wednesday that Russia would boost its military strength to ensure its ability to resist foreign pressure.
And Putin wants Parliament to okay a plan to give $10,000 to women who have a second child. This is to encourage a population increase since it seems the Russians are rapidly disappearing...or something.

I loved that Putin reminded the rest of the world, including the White House, that while he plans on beefing up military spending, Russia will still not be able to match the amount our government spends on military forces by a long shot.
Putin said Wednesday that because the United States so heavily outspends Russia in the military sphere, Moscow's aim was not to match U.S. forces in quantitative terms.

"We should not burn money uselessly," he said. "Our responses should be based on intellectual superiority. They will be asymmetric, less costly, but they will undoubtedly make our nuclear triad [ground, naval and air] more reliable and effective."
*sigh* Men and their phallic obsessions. Too bad they're taking all us innocent citizens along with them.