Ruskie Bomb Gives Me Jitters
It's a fuel air explosive bomb, but the Russians are calling it a vacuum bomb. Perhaps named after Putin's government.
We tend to think of Russia as a has-been, a crippled and destitute giant that fumbles between passiveness and fitful memories of past aggression. But watching the video of the sleek Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bomber dropping this device is a reminder that the Russian military remains hard working, expansionist and capable, at least at some level.
And watching the mini-mushroom explosion, we're reminded that Russia is not the most trustworthy of nations, and that there are Islamists with money searching for vicious weapons to unleash on us.