“Wanna Check out my missile, Donald?”
Wow Vlad, that’s a big one…but mine’s bigger!”
Put ’em away boys and get back on your horse!
..and these alleged super weapons are nothing new BTW.
Here’s the MSM story:
Putin, before vote, unveils ‘invincible’ nuclear weapons to counter West
Andrew Osborn (Reuters)
8 Min Read
MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin announced an array of new nuclear weapons on Thursday, in one of his most bellicose speeches in years, saying they could hit almost any point in the world and evade a U.S.-built missile shield.
Putin was speaking ahead of an election on March 18 that polls indicate he should win easily. He said a nuclear attack on any of Moscow’s allies would be regarded as an attack on Russia itself and draw an immediate response.
It was unclear if he had a particular Russian ally, such as Syria, in mind, but his comments looked like a warning to Washington not to use tactical battlefield nuclear weapons.
His remarks were greeted with scepticism in Washington, where officials cast doubt on whether Russia has added any new capabilities to its nuclear arsenal beyond those already known to the U.S. military and intelligence agencies.
The Pentagon, which recently announced a nuclear policy revamp based partly on the bellicose posture from Moscow, said it was not surprised by Putin’s presentation.
“We’ve been watching Russia for a long time. We’re not surprised,” Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said.
“These weapons that are discussed have been in development a very long time,” she told a news briefing, without addressing any of Putin’s specific claims of new capabilities.
John Rood, U.S. under secretary of defense for policy, declined to comment on U.S. intelligence on Russian capabilities.
But, addressing a forum in Washington, Rood generally played down Putin’s presentation, saying:“I think it’s broadly consistent with things that have been stated before (by) Russian officials.”