The Russian Military of Defence has a Severe Credibility Problem Again

The Russian Chief of the General Staff has repeatedly exaggerated Russian military capabilities globally. He has boasted in equally inflated fashion of his great military achievements in Syria. Two inept operatives from the Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff then screwed up the attempted assassination of Skripal' in England just before President Putin's re-election. And … Continue reading The Russian Military of Defence has a Severe Credibility Problem Again

“Petrov” and “Boshirov”: Tweedledum and Tweedledee

The two unpleasant, weather worn faces that appeared across the world as the RU operatives sent to assassinate Skrypal', but who ended up accidentally killing someone entirely without connexion to Russian military intelligence, have now appeared on Russian Television (RT) interviewed by the chief editor, who, reminding one of a very severe school teacher, to … Continue reading “Petrov” and “Boshirov”: Tweedledum and Tweedledee

President Putin’s “Revolutionary” Offer to Prime Minister Abe of Japan?

The issue at stake in Russo-Japanese relations has not changed since the 1950s: ownership of the southern tier of the Kurile Islands. During the Second World War and in the expectation of entering the war against Japan or forcing the Japanese to make weighty concessions in negotiation once the tide had turned in Europe after … Continue reading President Putin’s “Revolutionary” Offer to Prime Minister Abe of Japan?