While Vladimir Putin was celebrating his 63rd birthday on ice “scoring” 7 goals and praising the Russian navy’s cruise missile strike against Syria as “highly positive,” he failed to mention to the world and his people that Russia’s missile strike actually hit a bump in road: Iran.
Four cruise missiles launched from a Russian warship aimed at targets in Syria missed their target and crashed in Iran Thursday, a senior defense official told Fox News.
The “Kalibr” cruise missiles were fired for the first time in combat from warships in the Caspian Sea, the official said.
There was no immediate word of any damage or casualties in Iran.
Just as it’s hard to trust Putin’s hockey skills from his birthday game in Sochi, it’s difficult to trust the true prowess and sophistication of the Russian military based on the Kremlin’s propaganda.
But it certainly makes for good T.V.