Venezuela - coup d'état?

Russia is better than the UK both in Guerilla and anti-guerilla war.
Do you really think, that Russia will not start GW in USA, Ireland, Scotland etc...?
And yes, main problem of anti-Maduro 'opposition' that they are far from ordinary people. Most of them are high-middle class, and can't play GW in jungles. And in cities China suggest new high-tech control systems. And Septic high-tech can't play against China high-tech.
LOL! oh dude you should not shoot up toilet duck and turps your mind (what there was of it) is gone
 
Ha! It was not me, but Bolton, who said 'all options are on the table'. Sure, the USA have the long-time history of invasions in Latino-american states, and the treat is very real.
Says the lackey who's nation held Latvia. Lithuania, Estonia hostage from 1940 on

Who holds Koenigsberg now
Who de facto owns Crimea, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Chechnya, due entirely to invasions
 

Grey Fox

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Says the lackey who's nation held Latvia. Lithuania, Estonia hostage from 1940 on

Who holds Koenigsberg now
Who de facto owns Crimea, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Chechnya, due entirely to invasions
You'd better start with Moscow. Mos-kwa is not Slavic toponim, you know. It is Finnish words.
Russia never started any agressive war at least in last thousand years. If her neighbours are stupid enough to attack her (or her allies) as it was with Germany, Georgia or EU - it is exactly their problems.
 

Grey Fox

*Russian Troll*
There is a funny article in Washington Post. Interview with Guaido.
https://www.washingtonpost .com/world/need-more-soldiers-venezuelas-guaido-says-opposition-overestimated-military-support-before-failed-uprising/2019/05/04/72561cb8-6e8b-11e9-bbe7-1c798fb80536_story.html
This degradant didn't learnt anything, talking about insufficient support from Generals and officials:
"“Maybe because we still need more soldiers, and maybe we need more officials of the regime to be willing to support it, to back the constitution,” Guaidó said. “I think the variables are obvious at this point.”"

This degradant lost because he is not supported by ordinary people. And he is not supported by ordinary people because he is nothing but Septic puppet, and Septics want to steal Venezuela's oil.
 
You'd better start with Moscow. Mos-kwa is not Slavic toponim, you know. It is Finnish words.
Russia never started any agressive war at least in last thousand years. If her neighbours are stupid enough to attack her (or her allies) as it was with Germany, Georgia or EU - it is exactly their problems.
Crimea invasion was not aggressive war? my your lies are good
 
Ha! It was not me, but Bolton, who said 'all options are on the table'. Sure, the USA have the long-time history of invasions in Latino-american states, and the treat is very real.
What pointless wibble. The cheese is trying to communicate but it lacks sentience. As a brand name Grey Fox cheese is never going to make it commercially. Sounds utterly rancid.
 

Grey Fox

*Russian Troll*
Crimea invasion was not aggressive war? my your lies are good
Sure it was not a war, nor invasion. It was the peaceful reunion of Crymea with Russia. Russian forces were there because of treaty between Russia and Ukraine, and were keeping peace and safety because of ask of legal president Yanukovich in situation of illegal coup in Kiev organised by USA and EU.
 

Grey Fox

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What pointless wibble. The cheese is trying to communicate but it lacks sentience. As a brand name Grey Fox cheese is never going to make it commercially. Sounds utterly rancid.
He-he-he... Just wait a little, and there will be guns talking instead of trolls.
"- How we call a new idea, came in to a British brain?
- A bullet."
 
Sure it was not a war, nor invasion. It was the peaceful reunion of Crymea with Russia. Russian forces were there because of treaty between Russia and Ukraine, and were keeping peace and safety because of ask of legal president Yanukovich in situation of illegal coup in Kiev organised by USA and EU.
Re-united? The old classic communist lie.
 
Many of the revolutionaries over the years have come from the ranks of the bourgeoise e.g Che Guavera
Yes, the leaders of guerilas could come from middle class or even from upper classes but the majority of guerilas are from the poor.
 
What a crock of suppurating dingo's droppings.

Russia is so far below the USA in everything but landmass that achieving parity can never come about.
Heck, your GDP is less than that of Canada & South Korea, despite the huge natural resources you sit on.
Russian defense spending is much larger, and more sustainable than it seems
Ask yourself: Do we really know how much our adversaries spend on their military, and what they are getting for their money? Russia, for example, presents a glaring problem for academic and policy circles alike. Most comparisons are done in current U.S. dollars based on prevailing exchange rates, making Russia’s economy seem the size of South Korea’s. This approach is useless for comparing defense spending, or the country’s purchasing power.
Does it mean that Russia hopelessly weak military?
Yet, it is used frequently to argue that despite a large military modernization program, and a sizable conventional and nuclear deterrent, Moscow is a paper tiger. As a consequence, the debate on relative military power and expectations of the future military balance is terribly warped by a low-information environment.
The best example of this problem is a recent announcement by the Stockholm International Peace and Research Institute that Russian military spending has fallen to the sixth highest in the world in 2018, at $61.4 billion.
It is less than France spends for defence and British defence budget is about the same. However...
In reality Russia’s effective military expenditure, based on purchasing power parity (Moscow buys from Russian defense manufacturers in rubles), is more in the range of $150-180 billion per year
And note, the structure of Russia's defence budget is not similar to US/UK/French ones.
Moscow spends about half of that defense budget on procurement, R&D, and repair
So even with smaller economy Russia could be nearly equal to the USA military in the future.
 
Does it mean that Russia hopelessly weak military? (...)
I have previously posted figures (on the relevant thread) showing that Russia's PPP GDP is comparable to that of Germany, and that this is the correct basis for comparison. That combined with a larger percentage of GDP spent on defence than Germany does and the larger population base allows Russia to have the size of military that it does.

So even with smaller economy Russia could be nearly equal to the USA military in the future.
No, because even on PPP basis Russia's GDP is much smaller than that of the US. It does mean though that Russia can outmatch Germany.
 
Russian defense spending is much larger, and more sustainable than it seems

Does it mean that Russia hopelessly weak military?


It is less than France spends for defence and British defence budget is about the same. However...

And note, the structure of Russia's defence budget is not similar to US/UK/French ones.

So even with smaller economy Russia could be nearly equal to the USA military in the future.
Rather than lift its population out of poverty, Russia spends a fortune arming itself to fight invisible foes, or criminally invade other countries.

As for getting anywhere near military parity with the US: Are you taking the same drugs as YarS?
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Grey Fox

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Rather than lift its population out of poverty, Russia spends a fortune arming itself to fight invisible foes, or criminally invade other countries.
Venezuela have largest reserves of oil in the world. Oil means wealth. To control oil states need weapon. To lift population out of povetry Russia invests money in weapon to fight or deter very open and visible foes (actual, as USA or potentional, as anybody else). More weapon means more resourses, more resourses means more wealth.
 

Grey Fox

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No, because even on PPP basis Russia's GDP is much smaller than that of the US. It does mean though that Russia can outmatch Germany.
GDP can be a useful marker, but to compare potentional military strenght we also need to compare levels of corruption (it is much higher in USA) and engineering effectivenessy (it is much higher in Russia). AK-15 cost less than M-16, but more effective and reliable. Do you think, that higher solarity of typical US soldier will means anything on battlefield, if he is weaker and stupidier that Russian one?
If we compare military strengh it is better to compare it in natural meaning. Not in dollars, but in megatons.
 
I have previously posted figures (on the relevant thread) showing that Russia's PPP GDP is comparable to that of Germany, and that this is the correct basis for comparison. That combined with a larger percentage of GDP spent on defence than Germany does and the larger population base allows Russia to have the size of military that it does.


No, because even on PPP basis Russia's GDP is much smaller than that of the US. It does mean though that Russia can outmatch Germany.
First of all, I speak about the future and take into account different structures of defence spendings. Washington spends too much on big number of military bases, on salaries and pesions while R&D in military sphere is funded relatively modestly. By contrast R&D is one of the main points in Russian defence budget. New and new shooting 'toys' are being developed. As I understand Russian leadership prefers not to invest in weapons systems that are too expensive and could be destroyed suffisiently easily. One may boast endlessly - how expensive is new aircraft carrier but if it could be sunk by relatively inexpensive missiles potentially available to dozens of countries then its real cost is doubtful. Washington invested heavily in its global anti-missile system but it is in fact useless.

Returning to Venezuela, it should be said that its anti-aircraft system is not that primitive as one could imagine and huge number of modern anti-tank missiles would be a problem for Washington in the case with ground invasion.
 
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