Comments on: No, Russia isn’t building a giant new aircraft carrier http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/18/no-russia-isnt-building-a-giant-new-aircraft-carrier/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: branchltd http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/18/no-russia-isnt-building-a-giant-new-aircraft-carrier/#comment-262403 Sun, 22 Feb 2015 01:19:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38041#comment-262403 Russia’s surface fleet is very old. Two-three generations behind the US. Their submarines are better.

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By: Heretic50 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/18/no-russia-isnt-building-a-giant-new-aircraft-carrier/#comment-223990 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 01:24:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38041#comment-223990 Russia doesn’t need aircraft carriers like the US military does. Aircraft carriers are used to “project power” around the globe, which is Pentagon-speak for “threaten or attack foreign countries who don’t submit to the rule of the US oligarchy.”

The US government seeks continual warfare and world domination to satisfy wealthy special interests such as the “defense” manufacturing lobby, the Israel lobby, and the oil lobby. In contrast, Russia merely seems to wish to defend its own territory and vital interests. (The USSR was another matter. It was more like the modern US: an aggressive empire seeking to expand its control over vast regions of the planet.) The conflict in the Ukraine, which was initiated by a US-sponsored coup intended to install another puppet government on Russia’s borders, is an illustration of this.

Ever since the development of nuclear weapons and ICBMs to deliver them, the true national defense of countries like Russia and the US has rested on nuclear deterrence. Russia still has more than enough nukes to blow the US off the map, which is why you’re not likely to see the US launch a direct military attack on Russia any time soon. No, we’ll keep using our aircraft carriers and other outrageously expensive assets to bully small, defenseless countries.

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By: Macedonian http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/18/no-russia-isnt-building-a-giant-new-aircraft-carrier/#comment-222999 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 23:17:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38041#comment-222999 Simple math : 16 Borei class submarines at the price of one aircraft carrier each caries 16 Bulava SLBM which can deliver up to 10 independent nuclear warheads of 150 Kt. That equals 2560 deployed nuclear warheads. They can park them anywhere like in Stockholm and not even pay for military bases. On the other side the aircraft carrier needs to be accompanied by at least 20 other warships. The aircraft carrier is an offensive weapon and Russia is not invading anyone overseas.

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By: Sinbad1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/18/no-russia-isnt-building-a-giant-new-aircraft-carrier/#comment-222703 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 22:39:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38041#comment-222703 Aircraft carriers are so 19th century gunboat diplomacy. Unless you plan to bomb and invade other countries you don’t need them.

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By: Macedonian http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/18/no-russia-isnt-building-a-giant-new-aircraft-carrier/#comment-221462 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:58:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38041#comment-221462 There are rumors that the crew of the Russian submarine hunted in Stockholm even dated couple of Swedish girls.

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By: LetBalanceCome http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/18/no-russia-isnt-building-a-giant-new-aircraft-carrier/#comment-221262 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:35:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38041#comment-221262 Russia seems to be finding solutions to problems that don’t exist.

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By: BadChicken http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/18/no-russia-isnt-building-a-giant-new-aircraft-carrier/#comment-220361 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:04:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38041#comment-220361 Maybe the US Navy should offer a towing service to Russia. :)

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