The Fall of Rome? Oh Well Party on Garth

By John Farnam

Russia’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
Russia’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles at the ready.
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Ft Collins, CO –-( Additional comments on Russia and Ukraine, from friend in a position to know:

“Russia’s conventional military power is substantial, vastly exceeding ours! Unlike Western nations, Vlad P has hundreds of thousands of Ivans and Sergeis who will stand on a cold, Crimean street corner, or a street corner anywhere else, and say, ‘This is mine now, and, if you don’t like it, you’ll just love what happens next!’

Russians see Crimea and their ‘near abroad,’ and core to their national interests. They have demonstrated willingness to use force in pursuit of these interests, as they see them.

Russians have a capacity for suffering that is not matched in the West. 26 million Russians perished during WWII, and half of their country was brutally occupied. This is seared into their national identity. 100 million Russians died of famine and violence in the 20th century. They simply are not impressed with ‘tough talk’ from the mouths of fat, puerile Western politicians who have never known a hungry day in their sheltered lives!

Vlad P is obviously seeking to recreate an economic version of the former Soviet Union. He knows all too well that Western Europe has become so dependent on Russian natural gas and other resources, that they will be unwilling to put on a winter coat, let alone send their sons to die in a military confrontation.

Contrary to popular belief, there is still a critical need for that the big, modern army! Tanks, artillery, rifles and hard infantry may have gone out of fashion in the USA and in Western Europe.

Curiously, the Chinese, North Koreans, Iranians, and Russians apparently didn’t get that memo!”

Comment: And, our dubious “nuclear arsenal,” that hasn’t be updated in decades, grows more irrelevant, and less feared, by the day!

“Imagine what old Roman Legionaries were doing as the Empire crumbled. Running around, shouting alarm, while being greeted only by sneers and laughter by hordes of lavishly painted, intoxicated debauchers.” ~ G Rogers


About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or in-actions.

John is the author of several books including, The Farnam Method Of Defensive Handgunning, Guns & Warriors: DTI Quips, Vol. 1 & The Farnam Method Of Defensive Shotgun And Rifle Shooting .

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Russia is using its strength to protect itself and its people against western encroachment on its borders.

Russia is not planning to, and has no interest in, overrunning the US. It’s the MUSLIMS who are determined to take over the world, because their ideology requires it. We are unprepared to deal with this threat, and that’s why I blog.


Darren, what are you talking about “Please, nobody is going to overrun the US any time soon.” Did you read the article? In case wiki missed it, Russia is flexing some expansionist muscles right now, that was the subject and the reference to our military strength was as a deterrent. Yeah, in places where they will do nothing to change the situation – but want us to protect them (South Korea) I would rather we came home. But ‘red dawn fantasy’ is a cheap shot you made up. You should be embarrassed to have used Patrick Henry quotes for your… Read more »


Please, nobody is going to overrun the US any time soon. The US is the most powerful empire in the history of the world. That is the issue today not some paranoid “Red Dawn” fantasy. Here is the memo you missed from Patrick Henry “Shall Liberty or Empire Be Sought?” Choose one or the other but you can’t have both. I choose liberty, bring the troops home & discharge them, no thanks for your “service”. “O sir, we should have fine times, indeed, if, to punish tyrants, it were only sufficient to assemble the people! Your arms, wherewith you… Read more »