Friday, December 19, 2008
The Resurgent Russian Bear
They send a 25 year old destroyer that probably hasn’t seen dry dock since the day it was launched with a crew that most likely gets less than 30 days a year at sea and this is supposed to be some kind of threat?
Russia today looks like a cross between the demographic train wreck that is Italy and the one dimensional economy that is Saudi Arabia. Long term, the oil will run out and their population’s refusal to make babies makes Russia a doomed culture and civilization (in the Sam Huntington sense of the term). Southern Russia gobbled up by Muslims and eastern Russia gobbled up by the Chinese means that in 100 years a full blooded Russian will be about as rare seeing a Baiji in the Yangtze.
I actually think it’s a shame to see a culture so willing to commit suicide, but what are you going to do?
At the end of the day, this planet belongs to those willing to fuck and have children.