Streetwise Professor

November 23, 2019

If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again, Right Vova?

Filed under: Military,Politics,Russia — cpirrong @ 6:15 pm

At a ceremony where he gave awards to scientists fried by the explosion of a Skyfall missile to the wives of the deceased, Russian President Vladimir Putin said: “We will certainly be perfecting this weapon regardless of anything.”

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!

“Regardless of anything.” Rather scary thought, considering what has already happened.

What is particularly scary is not the fact that so far, the weapon has been far from perfect–apparently failing every test. No, what is scary is the fact that if the weapon is perfected, it is certifiably insane.

But Vova evidently puts great stock in it. It will ensure Russian “sovereignty and security for decades ahead,” he says.

And oh yeah: “Simply possessing these unique technologies is the most important, solid guarantee of peace on the planet.”

World peace. Sounds like Vladimir is practicing for the Miss Universe contest. Can’t wait for the swimsuit competition.

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  1. So he wants to revive project SLAM, previously disregarded by cold-war America as simply too provocative (putting it in very rare company indeed), but fracking… fracking is barbaric. Interesting philosophy 🙂

    Comment by hibernofrog — November 25, 2019 @ 8:04 am

  2. Finally….a subject we can both agree on.

    Putin’s comment about wishing to press on with development of his super-weapon to honour the memory of the hapless phuqers who died in the test accident did raise a wry smile. I’m sure its exactly what they would have wished.

    All this talk of wonder weapons does smack of a regime who have pretty much run their course and are getting increasingly desperate for crowd-pleasing news. Reminds me of Saddam back in the day.

    Comment by David Mercer — November 26, 2019 @ 5:55 am

  3. Van, you have three song choices: Chicago, Chicago by Frank Sinatra, Chelsea Dagger by the Fratellis, or Here Come the Hawks (Chicago Blackhawks official song)

    Comment by Charles Pesterfield — December 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am

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