.40 Cal wrote:As somebody from the State Department said, "It's nice they could find some ships that could make it this far." I'll bet a few can even make the trip back. And those that sink through lack of maintenance and incompetent ship handling can be artificial reefs.http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LM535220.htm
Russian media reported on Monday that the naval group could be larger and more heavily-armed than realised in the West and could make unexpected ports of call.
"The Russian warships will be followed by anti-submarine airplanes and nuclear-powered submarines with missiles on board," Russia's Nezavisimaya Gazeta daily said on Monday. It gave no further details.
Another Russian daily, Izvestia, said that on their way to Venezuela, the Russian flotilla will detour through the Gibraltar Strait and into the Mediterranean, where U.S. navy vessels are also deployed.
Putin's Russia is like the drunken bully in the bar: too drunk and stupid to win a fight he starts, too aggressive to ignore.