Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Russian Veterans Unhappy with Defense Minister

Russian veterans and active duty service members staged a rally and voiced displeasure with and demand the ouster of the defense minister, who is a civilian and is in the midst of reforming the Russian military.

The Airborne Forces planned the rally which was attended by other branches of the military and monarchists, nationalists and hardline Orthodox Christians.

The speakers accused Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov of betraying Russian interests and acting
in the interests of Zionism.

The reforms under Serdyukov are aimed to change Russia's bloated and inefficient military into a new
and modern force, and have resulted in dismissing 6 out of every ten officers and disbanded 9 out of
every 10 army units.

These moves are being made in spite of the buildup of the Russian Navy, missile systems and it would appear the Air Force is also safe.

So does this mean that Russia does not plan any typical ground forces in conventional type warfare?
Another buildup to begin another Cold War?

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans
"We Remember"

---------------- "And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades." -- Robert M. Gates, 1996