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Surprise, Surprise, Surprise--Golly Gee Whiz!!
Trying to find the survey that according that rating at its publication source was beyond difficult and was much easier to find via a report by Izvestia that picked up the info and linked to it. But then, that report doesn’t tell the whole story, just the military rankings. Finally after much clicking, the page showing the above rankings was discovered, here. The page providing the narrative related to the ranking is clearly biased and one wonders why Russia was allowed a place in these rankings at all. But then it must be noted that the rankings are the result of an international poll, that the publishers apparently decided not to tamper with. There’s one data point that deserves to be outed as a BigLie:
“Open for Business……………………… 0.0 #87”
Stats people would then question the validity of all the other findings, for which I certainly wouldn’t fault them.
Anyway, the source of the rankings and Russia’s placement as #1 given the source I found to be rather amusing after all the efforts put into destroying Russia.
Usually, this is the time of year when the Heritage Foundation publishes its report about the US Military’s abilities. Here’s the link to the 2023 report published on 18 October 2022. I think it an excellent exercise to read through the report card and then compare that to what we witnessed over the past year from the extension of the US Military—Ukraine’s military. That performance is likely the reason why the 2024 Report has yet to be published, although the Foundation has published several reports advocating for even more money to be wasted on the MIC, including the purchase of more F-35s—the Fraud Jet. Too be sure, the Heritage Foundation is drunk on Neoconisms and supports Neoliberal Parasitism, so its appraisals are rather questionable, but it’s been critical of actual readiness levels and thus its critiques are listened to. Of course, it’s possible the Heritage Foundation was told to not publish its assessment this year due to national security issues—not to reveal the great weaknesses of the Outlaw US Empire’s military to its potential enemies, which knows most of them anyway.
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