Streetwise Professor

August 23, 2011

EOD a la Russe

Filed under: Military,Russia — The Professor @ 6:17 pm

Another ammunition dump exploded in Russia today.  (h/t Charles.)  Third time this summer.  I’m still betting that these are cover-ups of corrupt sales of arms and ammunition.  As for the six dead and twelve injured you know the old saying: to make an omelette, you need to break some eggs.  Russian soldiers have always been disposable (as Figes’s new book on the Crimean War makes plain).

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  1. Is QE3 on its way? Looks like markets (SP500) are pricing it in already in anticipation of Ben’s annual money printing announcement.

    Comment by Surya — August 23, 2011 @ 7:08 pm

  2. Yes. The Michael Jackson economy will likely get another dose of steroids and amphetamines, courtesy of Dr. Feelgood.

    The ProfessorComment by The Professor — August 23, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

  3. Didn’t Orlando Figes get discredited sometime back? Some background here. I avoided Natasha’s Dance after reviews said it was a bit dodgy.

    Comment by Tim Newman — August 23, 2011 @ 9:16 pm

  4. I thought we were bribing the Russians in order to avoid illegal arms sales. Maybe we need to give them more money.

    Comment by NinaIvanovna — August 23, 2011 @ 11:04 pm

  5. Another spectactular Russian space disaster:

    Second in as many weeks. Nice work, Mr. Putin!

    Comment by La Russophobe — August 24, 2011 @ 5:33 pm

  6. Hehe… If you don’t praise yourself, no-one else will.

    Comment by So? — August 24, 2011 @ 7:24 pm

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