Watch your wallets. I can't resist poking fun at this NYT article, though not even the remaining follower will care.
“Russia is now a military power that could overwhelm any of its neighbors, if they were isolated from Western support,” Yes, Russia is stronger than Moldavia, and even Finland or Denmark, unless the Swedes help. Am I scared or not?
“What continues to impress me is their ability to move a lot of stuff real far, real fast,” Russia set up its main operations... in northwestern Syria in a matter of three weeks... it has also deployed large field kitchens and even dancers and singers to entertain the troops... They set up a nightclub in the Mediterranean - what can't Russia do using the internet?
...despite the loss of four cruise missiles that crashed in Iran in one salvo...Russia’s state television network boasted on Monday that from the Caspian, they could reach the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Peninsula and the “entire Mediterranean Sea.” They just wouldn't know in which of the places the missiles landed until they read Haaretz next morning.
the head of Iran’s paramilitary Quds Force, went to Moscow in late July.... did he have a nice trip?!