No Minister

Potemkin’s Army

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I see there are reports coming from Russia to the effect Putin’s nuclear weapons are so decrepit most, if not all, no not work. For some time I have suspected this might be so. No wonder simultaneous reports have Putin fleeing to Venezuela, should he live long enough to lose his war.

This reminds me of an amusing incident in Fiji.

In 1992 Adolf and The Cook made their second of twenty-one annual winter pilgrimages to Fiji.

It was a ten day stay at the Shangri-La Fijian resort with chauffer driven airport transfers. Right on cue, there appeared a sparkling black Mercedes with a snappily dressed little dark fellow at the door. About four miles out of Nadi there is a very long, straight and moderately steep incline up which an old bus struggled, belching black smoke. Our intrepid driver closed on the bus and followed at 20 mph in the cloud of smoke. I leaned over and tapped him on the shoulder .

‘Can you pull out and overtake before I die from these fumes?’

‘I sorry sir, I can’t do that.’

‘Why not?’

‘Toyota motor.’

The following year we bought a twenty year term timeshare next to Musket Cove on Plantation Island.

I must say those annual winter holidays were the highlight of the year, paid for by purchasing a year’s supply of clothes from Nagindas Menswear in Nadi – 25% of the Auckland prices for the same brand.


Written by adolffinkensen

December 9, 2022 at 7:12 pm

Posted in Russia

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  1. Where do you Russia’s Capital?


    In Venezuela


    December 9, 2022 at 9:11 pm

  2. Apparently, the Mad Mullahs are looking at Venezuela in case they have to do a quick departure

    Fighting Temeraire

    December 10, 2022 at 12:07 pm

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