It’s red, like death, because that’s what it brings with it. However, you’ll never see it coming, nor will your radar, if you have radar, because it’s stealth, and your radar will not pick it up.
Up until three days ago, it was believed that the U.S. was the only nation capable of striking targets with cruise missiles from half a continent away.
Putin, perhaps having heard Republican Presidential front runner Donald J. Trump loud and clear, bombed the shit out of the Muslims of ISIS with these stealth cruise missiles that few in the world even knew existed until that time.
From The Daily Beast:
The Kh-101 long-range cruise missile, which reportedly packs an 800-pound warhead and can fly no less than 1,700 miles under satellite guidance, has been in development by Russia’s cash-strapped aerospace industry for three decades. Now that it’s apparently combat-ready, Moscow can claim to possess a global strike capability that before, only the United States possessed.
Russia’s mid-November bomber raid startled observers at least as much as didMoscow’s initial deployment of warplanes to Syria in late September and its subsequent barrage of sea-launched cruise missiles at rebel forces in October.
The raid involved 25 Backfire, Bear, and Blackjack bombers flying thousands of miles, round-trip, to fire dozens of cruise missiles and drop scores of bombs. Moscow claimed it was attacking militants of the so-called Islamic State, but as inprevious Russian raids, many of the targets were in areas such as Idlib and Aleppo in northern Syria where ISIS has no large-scale presence. Skeptics of the Kremlin’s war aims have accused the Russian government of targeting any and all opponents of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, including U.S.-backed moderate rebels.