In a statement published on Saturday morning, the Russian Defense Ministry theorized why so many blowhard windbags are employed by the Pentagon.
The Ministry is particularly amazed by US Special Operations Command General Raymond Thomas and his recent testimony before the Senate, during which he proclaimed Russia “one of the five main threats for the USA”.
The Russian Defense Ministry asked a question that everyone already knows the answer to: Is ‘intelligence’ a prerequisite for commanding US Special Operations Forces? Because all signs point to ‘no’:
Separate generals of the Pentagon are limited by stereotypes of the “cold war” and their incomprehension of real threats should not surprise.
We are often asked what the difference between the officers of the Russian Special Operations Forces and their American colleagues is.
We always say that the main traits of the Russian officers are intelligence and decisiveness.
It can easily be understood from the speech of General Thomas that the Pentagon puts forward some other requirements for the servicemen of the US Special Operations Forces, to put it mildly.
May be therefore they try to compensate them by hawkish anti-Russian rhetoric according to the best traditions of the cold war.
Did the Russian Defense Ministry just call Raymond Thomas and his majestic Special Operations Forces a bunch of knuckle-draggers? Probably.