Vladimir Putin — The Hollow Man
None of the math is right about nuclear war or nuclear weapons, especially as related to Vladimir Putin’s statements and claims. He is basically only blowing smoke at all of us, the entire world including the Russian People.
First take the inventory and tech history of Russia both during the Soviet Era and now during the Putin Era.
Population inventory: The 1970 US Census found that we had 209,513,340 people. The estimated 1970 Russian population: 130,148,650.
2020 US Population: 331,002,647.
2020 Russian Population (estimate): 145,478,097
U.S. GDP: $20,936.60B, (a small decline from 2019
Russia GDP. $1,483.50B, (a 12% decline from 2019)
U.S. military budget in U.S. dollars: $700 billion
Russia military budget: $60 billion
U.S. aircraft carriers: 20
Russia aircraft carriers: 1
U.S.main battle tanks: 7970
Russia tanks: 2,685 main battle tanks
Add to all of this, NATO budget: $363 billion.
Consistently Russia has always had to inflate its ability to present a military threat to any and call nations.
It is not unreasonable to believe that Russia is also lying about it’s nuclear threat.
The recent firing of two hypersonic missiles at defenseless targets allowed Putin to given the impression of invulnerability. In reality, the planes carrying probably the only two hypersonic missiles are no guarantee that any more will be fired against seriously armed and prepared nations.
Average life expectancy for European nations: 79 years for males and 84 years
Average life expectancy for U.S.: 86 years for males and 87 years for females
Average life expectancy for Russia: Male 66.4, female 77.2
Which people will be more likely to survive a nuclear war? Look at the current life expectancies and then consider the projected deaths from nuclear war. The only conclusion possible is that there will be no Russians left in Putin’s Russia within 30 minutes of the start of a nuclear war. But approximately one billion people will survive a global nuclear war.
The U.S. knew of Putin’s supersonic missiles at least two years ago. When Putin tried to impress President Trump with the news, Trump didn’t even blink. Trump knew more about U.S. capability and its vast superiority. Russia would lose a conventional war and when the Russian people learn of their chances in a nuclear war, they might depose Putin within days of learning it. As it is you can see for yourself Putin’s illusory “invulnerability” — he keeps himself ridiculously isolated from everyone by the use of settings of great size and grandeur. To the Western eye, he just looks ridiculously small.
There’s a famous truism which applies here and that is, you can fool some of the people some of the time but not all of the people all the time. And now the Putin Story is becoming an example of that. His deception is coming apart at the seams and quite fast. Earlier this month a v-blogger coined the phrase “All Bling and No Basics. To that I add my own twitch of Vladdy’s nose: Vladimir Putin is All Crown and No Kingdom.
Maybe most important in detoxifying this situation is something resembling the Marshall Plan of World War II, which resulted in a great revival for the people of Germany while the same post war helpfulness did the same for the People of Japan. Both of those countries became valuable allies of the United States. So too should the Russian people. There is far more value in Good Will than there is for recruiting people’s help in genocidal, suicidal paranoid campaigns.