29 What Should Be Done With Old Military Equipment?

What Should Be Done With Old Military Equipment?

A ship comes regularly to the island of Kunashir to take old military equipment to the continent and bring new modern equipment instead. There is an opinion that it would be better to transfer the large-tonnage machines into private hands than send them to recasting. And what do you think?


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29 Responses to “What Should Be Done With Old Military Equipment?”

  1. Hanz says:

    Private hands? you mean to iran and north korea?

    • ayaa says:

      So what if they are sold to iran? Is it a crime?

      • DougW says:

        Not if you push them out the back of the delivery aircraft at 30,000 ft. ;)

      • Matlok says:

        Didn’t Russia and Iran have a nasty little border conflict during the late 70’s? Don’t you think a nuclear armed Iran would be a threat to the Russian Federation today? Just a question.Personally,I would like to see very close ties between the Russian Federation and the United States. All this us versus them posturing is so unproductive.

        • historian says:

          Yeah USA financed another “revolution” or better to call things by name, and USA only helped to develop civil wars and putsches.

          There is in moment no nation which could threat russia in an atomic war if you cont the amount and the power of the S- hundreds Series. Russian rockets arent stoppable. I guess Iran bought the previous model for EXPORT, S-300. So what want Iran do against Russia ? :)

          As you say there is no we. People got to influence politions and demonstrate against them. If USA doesnt stop invading other countries, I have to believe that most of citizens are behind this ideas. You should fight against the strong lobbies, but like Charlie Chaplin showed it will never happen. So how can we be on one side if we stand for piece and you stand for democracy. But your democracy is one, in which people got no influence on politics, but corparations have?

          • Matlok says:

            In spite of our differences, we have to be on the same side, because we share a common enemy: transnational terrorism. that being said, I realize that we are not going to heal the wounds of 50 years of cold war over night, these things take time, but it can be done. we share a lot of interest, and we stand to gain in so many ways. As far as our democracy is concerned, the people haven’t lost all power. We still have the right to vote and if you are a politician and you want to keep your job you eventually have to submit to the will of the voters. We as a people need to stop electing the super rich, lawyers, people tied to huge corporations, and so forth. Ultimately in the end, if things become too F.U.B.A.R.ed Our politicians face a well armed populace that can, if need be, take their power from them. I believe there are 8 million deer hunters alone in this country, not to mention the countless other shooting sports enthusiast out there. historian, I enjoy your post, I enjoy ayaas’ too, someday I would like to sit in some pub and share a cold one with you both. We could talk history, cultural differences, solve the worlds problems, and check out the women! Sounds like a good time to me!

        • ayaa says:

          No they didn’t.

          Iran might be a threat, but it’s not as big as a threat as some other countries, so that explains Russia’s foreign policy.

  2. Osip says:

    Islands are Russian only by Stalin’s treachery. Send all the tanks home and return the island to Japan!

    • (r)evolutionist says:

      From what I’ve read all the allies agreed on territorial acquisitions after WWII at Yalta and Potsdam. Churchill and Roosevelt (and Truman) divided up the world together at these meetings.

    • historian says:

      Never, but funny to see you angry :)

      Infact more and more russsians will move specially to the Kyrills, so the fascist japans know to whom now the islands belong :))))

    • Verto says:

      Japan must pay his price of “war crimes” against the Russians.Japanese should thankful to Stalin for his halt of “operation liberation japan” ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  3. D. Bunker says:

    Here in the US we have taken old M-60 tanks and dumped them in the ocean (after cleaning them up, of course) to make fish reefs.

  4. Leningradsky says:

    Why not to sell it cheap to the private collectors around the world?

  5. DouglasU says:

    melt them down into steel for new things.

  6. petrohof says:

    i want a T34 for my front yard

  7. Come on let’s not be hypocrites here. Most countries have hidden agenda’s. What about the countries that want Ghadaffi death now but been doing business with Libya over oil for years. Same goes to Bush family doing business with the bin laden family. So what if its Iran or North-Korea!

  8. Uncledoh says:

    just ship those to africa

  9. Daniel says:

    Sell them to collectors or museums. There are lots of rich ppl with too much money that gladly would buy. I think there could be more money to be made this way…

  10. scud-werfer says:

    I WANT A T-55………please,…..

  11. j pigden says:

    Why not just push them out into the ocean around the island? Very soon the island would be double even triple it’s current size. Also, no shipping costs!

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