Monday, September 13, 2010
Cold war again?
I thought we ended all this with the collapse of the Soviet Union back in 89. It's looking like I was wrong. Silly me to think that nations would lay down their arms and turn to more pressing problems like keeping people feed and housed.
Arms race round two
The U.S. is about to sell the Suadi government 84 F-15 fighter jets at a cost of $60 billion. Now on whom do you suppose the Saudis would want to use those jets? In digging around I find that Iran had orders to Russia for a nice fleet of their 250 SU-30s which is comparable to the F-15 back in 2008. There is also rumors that Iran may buy some more 'goodies' from China but no proof as yet.
This is all disheartening news. You know as well as I do when a boy gets a BB gun or his first shot gun what the first thing he wants to do with it. First it will be practice in the desert then when he's had enough practice he'll head for the bullys or at least the ones he thinks are bullys. Problem is Mom, Sis and the baby land up getting shot in the process.
So now we take the fight to the corporate level as in who makes the better aircraft? Mine's bigger better and faster than yours and it can kill a billion zillion in the process.
Robin Williams was right when he said "If we can't f*ck it then we kill it".