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You guys really annoy me sometimes...
I want a pony and I want it now...
Perhaps we could give them some credit for having more information in front of them than we have... who gives a fuck how long a boat take to build... if they are ordering Mistrals and when that falls through they are talking about building a new landing vessel in 2018-2020 or so then WTF would they want to bring the Ivan Rogovs back into service for?
Why not put a Sverdlov back in service while you are at it.
For all we know they might have plans to carry vehicles and aircraft that an IR can't carry. The Ivan Gren has already been rejected as a sea going long range landing vessel. They could use a couple to replace Alligator class vessels for instance, but they need to think in the long term... not based on the patience of Internet Warriors like us.
“The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion […] but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.”
― Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order