Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Inflation and the Military Budget

BBC News - Russia inflates its military with blow-up weapons

An S-300 long-range anti-aircraft missile system.

The idea is not new. Military History mavens will recognise this M4 Sherman from WW II.

Of course, it can go the other way too... a WW II British Churchill tank pretending to be a common-or-garden AEC Matador 4x4 truck.

In 1943 Winston Churchill reportedly told Joseph Stalin that "truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies".

1 comment:

SarasNavel said...

We do that here in the U.S. as well. Recently the Executive and Legislative branches authorized using this model with some success in fooling anyone already expecting the real thing. They can be seen in use throughout Washington D.C.: http://bit.ly/cqNU9v