Vitaly made it abundantly clear in that post that he never served a day in his life. He obviously hasn't heard of war games, which countries engage in every day, sometimes with each other. Maintaining military readiness is a never ending task, especially when you have a paranoid and belligerent nation (Israel) constantly threatening a nation that hasn't started a war in over a century (Iran.) It has nothing to do with fear, and everything to do with making sure your military is ready to deal with various scenarios.
UN to hold off on separate Afghan bombing probe for now (Reuters)