‘U.S. Warns Allies Russia Could Put a Nuclear Weapon Into Orbit This Year’

I’m calling bullshit on this, folks!

B Kean

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Courtesy of Redditt

If the bomb they plan to send to space is in the trunk of this hunk of junk here, then yes, okay, I agree it might be possible. The ZAZ 968 was popular in the Soviet Union and allegedly had a hole in the floor for ice fishing. It was so light it could easily creep out on the ice without fear of crashing through. Another outstanding feature was that the car, like most made in the Soviet Union, was a piece of s***!

I noticed when I rode in my first Soviet-made car, which was in Leningrad in June 1990, that the handle for winding down the window turned in the opposite direction than it did in every other country in the world. Not expecting such a turn of events, I accidentally broke the handle off and quietly placed it on the floor of the car before getting out. I had flagged a random vehicle down on the street, something you could do back then — and apparently a job Putin did for a while to make extra money — and didn’t want a problem with the driver for busting his handle (I was an irresponsible kid).

I am going to go out that precarious limb, similar to one from which Finny fell and broke his leg in A Separate Peace, and lean in heavy on my refined expertise of Russia. There is no goddamned way that Russia is putting up weapons in space this year, and if they do manage to shoot something up there, they will most likely lose it.

Does anyone remember how wrong the “experts” were about the prowess of Russia’s military? Does anyone recall how ineffective the sanctions have been? I was writing back before the war that Russia’s economy was sanctions-proof. Does anyone remember the recent crash landing of the Russian lunar craft? Let’s also look at how ineffective Russia’s vaunted hypersonic missile has been. Pretty much everything Russia hypes as being the best thing since Pop-Tarts and that the West falls for inevitably fails.

American intelligence agencies have told their closest European allies that if Russia is going to launch a nuclear weapon into orbit, it will probably do so this year — but that it might instead launch a harmless “dummy” warhead into orbit to leave the West guessing about its capabilities (U.S. Warns Allies).

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B Kean

The past holds the answers to today’s problems. “Be curious, not judgmental,” at least until you have all the facts. Think and stop watching cable news.