Another one??? Oh my God! Run for yer lives! (Or better yet, duck and cover…) Actually it makes me feel young again. Really young. Like when I was in elementary school. That’s the kind of lying bullshit we heard day in and day out as an excuse for unfettered military spending. (Anyone remember the missile gap?)
Here’s reality. According to this analysis (I don’t know if it’s right in all details, but the general gist is certainly correct) the US and Russia are Number 1 and Number 2 in military strength. But since the US alone has nearly 50% of all the global military strength on the planet the difference between number 1 and number 2 is vast..
The US is on the left and Russia is on the right above.
And one might also point out that this is just the US vs Russia. It doesn’t count NATO which is most of Europe or the American allies in North America.
The differences between the two countries in economic terms are just as huge and the idea that Russia is going to dominate America in anything but maybe vodka production is ridiculous. In other words, this is the stupidest CNN headline ever. But I’m going to guess that it won’t be the last we see of the new Commie Cold War. They’re getting very excited.