Read this. Look at who’s speaking for the government! Deputy Chairman of the Government D O Rogozin… the most hardline anti-liberal anti-American hegemonist hawk of the lot. In any case, Russia got the technology transfer that it was looking for, and plans to build two Mistral-class ships in Russia are still full steam ahead. Look at the above image… it’s the launch of the Project 22350 frigate Admiral Kasatonov in St Petersburg. Russia has a world-class shipbuilding industry that can make any kind of ship that the navy requires… I think that the Mistral deal was really a bid to acquire technology, and that was a success. Note also that Rogozin makes it clear that Russia is pulling out of space coöperation with NASA on many fronts (perhaps, American cosmonauts will be able to fly to the ISS on Russian craft, but no more than that). In short, the hubristical Anglo Americans do it again… in their arrogance and self-centred pride, they refuse to see how this’d knacker their space programme in the near- and far-term. The Republican filth wasted America’s substance in needless wars of aggression and tax giveaways to the Affluent Effluent paymaster-puppeteers of the GOP (look at Rick Perry… you’ll see the face of the modern Republican Party… grasping corruption, bloody unconcern with human life, and smarmy “Evangelical” pietism).
The joke’s on the USA… the French built the ships to Russian specs, and the Russian equipment allotted to them wasn’t installed. Russians have brains in their heads… they know that Anglo Americans are shameless liars and inveterate sneaks (“winning is the only thing”), so, no Russian gear was to be installed until the ships reached Russia. If NATO were to take over these ships, it’d take a whole lotta brass to bring them up to operational readiness, and it’d take at least a year, if not more to do the job. In short, all that the French did was to put their reputation as impartial arms merchants in the shitter. The two countries that’d benefit the most from that are China and Russia, who’d be glad to pick up France’s arms sales… after all, why buy from someone who’s just going to refuse to deliver them to you at the whim of the juvenile Anglo American brats?
VVP won this one… as I said, look at who the messenger is… it’s Rogozin. Is VVP grooming him as a possible successor? One can only wait and see…