The Cold War

One day in the 1970s, the officers of a Red Army reserve division in the backwaters of Siberia were summoned to hear a confidential presentation by a young major, who had come all the way from the General Staff in Moscow. What the major said astonished them. In Moscow’s view, the Soviet Union’s chief enemy was not the capitalist West, but the nominally-communist Chinese. War with China was inevitable. This war would be unlike that for which they had prepared in many ways: most important, the Chinese would have numerical superiority. The major showed charts of populations, troop strength, and other statistics making this point. As China grew more populous, it would grow stronger and more acquisitive. Fortunately, the major continued, there was a precedent for a numerically-inferior army defeating a larger enemy. He then presented a detailed analysis of Israeli performance in the 1948, 1956, 1967, and 1973 wars. By emulating Israeli tactics and dispositions, the Red Army could crush the Chinese. Future training would be along these lines. The major then asked if the reservists had any questions.

“Comrade Major, do we have enough Jews?”

5 comments

  1. 1
    Terrapod growls and barks:

    Nice joke for the era.

    Nowadays China is simply buying it’s way into any nation with primary resources, first Latin/Central AM, then Africa and Canada.

    Norther Russia is pretty much theirs for the taking, no one is going to defend against trickle in exploitation.

    Hope liberalism poisons the Chinks soon, that will kill the momentum. :em05:

  2. 2
    LCBren growls and barks:

    Forget the Israelis.

    One division of Ghurkas will do.

    Trust me. They make the Israelis look TAME.

  3. 3
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    ““Comrade Major, do we have enough Jews?””

    Da, private. Comrade Stalin did not get the chance to liquidate them all in the 50s.

  4. 4
    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    Comrade Stalin also decided to give Soviet Jews an autonomous oblast in eastern Siberia, just across the Amur River from northeastern China. It seems Lubavitchers from NYC have been busy there in recent years, so it can’t be so bad a place. I’m thinking it might be worth looking into for US patriots to colonize as a backup for bad conditions here & a reserve liberation force–if Pooty-Poot approves, & he might if he finds this in his/Russia’s interests.

    I added a link, but it fails to appear.

  5. 5
    irish19 growls and barks:

    LC Xystus @ #:
    :em03: :em03: