Thursday, September 26, 2019

Just ... Stop

Russia likes threatening NATO with all kinds of destruction but doesn't like it when NATO acts like it might fight back. Lord the Russians are annoying.

Oh grow the ef up Russia:

Russia on Friday accused the United States of brazenly threatening it after a senior U.S. general said Washington had drawn up a plan in case it needed to destroy air defences in Russia's Kaliningrad exclave in Europe.

U.S. General Jeffrey Harrigian said on Tuesday that "If we have to go in there to take down, for instance, the Kaliningrad IADS (Integrated Air Defense System), let there be no doubt we have a plan to go after that," the Breaking Defense magazine reported.

NATO didn't have any plans or infrastructure to defend post-Soviet NATO states in the east until the Russians starting acting like aggressive SOBs by invading Ukraine and threatening even nuclear weapons against NATO and other states in the region.

Hell, we removed all of our heavy armor from Europe at one point. That's how much of a threat NATO was to Russia. No American tanks in Europe.

And now the Russians are upset that we reveal the bloody obvious that we'd attack Russian air defenses in Kaliningrad during a war?

Okay. The moment passed.

Those Russian air defenses would threaten the rear of the Baltic NATO states and would interfere with aerial reinforcements to Poland. Of course we'd plan to knock them out. And the Russians know that. Everyone knows that. But the Russians profess shock and outrage.

Poor, poor, victimized Russia.

Let me clue the Russians in a bit more. If Russia invades NATO we'd also go after their surface-to-surface missiles there.

Hell, I'd capture the entire region in case Russia attacks NATO.

If being annoying was factored into GDP, Russia would be a superpower.