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Russia says new Topol RS-12 mobile ICBM can evade U.S. missile defense
RBC.ru via translation ^ | November 2, 2005

Posted on 11/01/2005 11:32:56 PM PST by HAL9000

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1 posted on 11/01/2005 11:32:57 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

I'm so glad we bought this new system for them with American tax-slave dollars. Enjoy Pooty! /s


2 posted on 11/01/2005 11:33:53 PM PST by Whitewasher (Would u like America to be a goat nation in the millennium to come? Keep pushing the "Roadmap" bull!)
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To: HAL9000

Oh brother. we're subsidizing anti-US armies now... is there anything the US hasn't given money to??? I am sure they are spending millions to conduct a search for more opportunities to spend money.


3 posted on 11/01/2005 11:37:58 PM PST by GeronL (Leftism is the INSANE Cult of the Artificial)
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To: HAL9000; anyone
Hey what kind of mobile launchers do we have? Also, do we have any rail launched missiles anymore?
4 posted on 11/01/2005 11:38:19 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead
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To: HAL9000

This is pointless, unless they want to export it. The Russian ICBM program has always relied on lots of strikes, and huge warheads. If they ever pull the pin, we're all dead men regardless of what's up in Alaska.

What they have now is never going to something a anti-missile system can cope with, and they know it. I'm sure there is some geopolitical reason for this, but I don't know what it is.


5 posted on 11/01/2005 11:40:32 PM PST by Threepwood
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That's OK, as our missile defense system was never designed to defend against the kind of massive attack we would expect from the Russians. It was designed to defend against a minimal missile attack from a rogue state or non-state actor.


6 posted on 11/01/2005 11:43:31 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: HAL9000
Meaningless. A full scale nuke shootout between us and the Russians means we're all dead or glowing, walking zombies.
7 posted on 11/01/2005 11:47:06 PM PST by zarf
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To: HAL9000
Besides the Moscow institute heating engineers now works above equipment of "Poplars-th" by divided head parts of individual prompting.


8 posted on 11/01/2005 11:49:03 PM PST by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: FreedomCalls

That's how I always looked at it. A small attack from North Korea or Wherever-stan would be worthwhile to try and stop. No matter what ruinously expensive changes in their weapon hardware they made, a comparatively inexpensive software or reconfiguration could cope with it. We stay safe, they go (more) bankrupt.

Russia though? They punch a heck of a lot harder than North Korea, and not much is going to change that.


9 posted on 11/01/2005 11:54:44 PM PST by Threepwood
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To: HAL9000

"mnogozarjadnyh"

Every day, I learn a new word on Free Republic.


10 posted on 11/02/2005 12:00:03 AM PST by Fresh Wind (It is Watergate yet? Is it Watergate yet?)
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Oh brother. we're subsidizing anti-US armies now...

Always have, always will. All in the name of trying to buy friendship.

11 posted on 11/02/2005 12:02:40 AM PST by taxesareforever (Government is running amuck)
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To: Threepwood
This is pointless, unless they want to export it. The Russian ICBM program has always relied on lots of strikes, and huge warheads. If they ever pull the pin, we're all dead men regardless of what's up in Alaska.

You mean Russia's nukes are a lot more powerful than ours? I thought their military power is weakening?

12 posted on 11/02/2005 12:05:56 AM PST by ChristianDefender (If you can't fight with M16/M4.. then use prayer, if not just choose whose side are You!)
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To: taxesareforever

I have just started the Global Right-Wing Freedomist Institute (for peace through worldwide freedom) organization and I need the fedgov to give me a few million to get it moving. Would that be the State Dept?


13 posted on 11/02/2005 12:06:42 AM PST by GeronL (Leftism is the INSANE Cult of the Artificial)
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To: ChristianDefender

Non-nuclear power is weaker, if they had a real war they might have to resort to nukes because they can't fight a traditional one


14 posted on 11/02/2005 12:07:34 AM PST by GeronL (Leftism is the INSANE Cult of the Artificial)
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To: HAL9000
Why would they say that.?. Hmmm... Publicly.. even privately..
15 posted on 11/02/2005 12:12:12 AM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole..)
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To: GeronL

Oh brother. we're subsidizing anti-US armies now

It's all about oil.


16 posted on 11/02/2005 12:14:39 AM PST by jwh_Denver (Get lean and mean, write, fax, call, or email your representatives and pitch a pig.)
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To: GeronL

Interesting. I was considering opening the "Peace through Superior Firepower Institute". I'd like to get some funding too.


17 posted on 11/02/2005 12:15:31 AM PST by Texas_Jarhead
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To: Whitewasher
I'm so glad we bought this new system for them with American tax-slave dollars.

Is that in the article? Or is that your private notion?

Frankly, these computerized translations are so hard to read that maybe it does say what you (and others) imply, but if it does, I can't find it.

18 posted on 11/02/2005 12:24:49 AM PST by John Valentine
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To: HAL9000; ProudVet77

The administrative leaders of the Russian Federation aren't very bright, are they. ...pretty much as transparent as the Iranian leadership they're playing fog-of-war footsie with.

Iran will be dealt with despite any vain chest thumping. The Russian military has issued the same empty threat about several different missile designs since our anti-ballistic missile defense program first went public. Russia's military is really very weak and behind on technology.

New Iran missiles can reach London
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1227123/posts
(old news)

Things likely must happen soon, though, friends. Let's act like Americans.


19 posted on 11/02/2005 12:24:49 AM PST by familyop ("Let us try" sounds better, don't you think? "Essayons" is so...Latin.)
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To: ChristianDefender

Doesn't China actually have more active missiles than Russia now?


20 posted on 11/02/2005 12:27:46 AM PST by The Red Zone (Florida, the sun-shame state, and Illinois the chicken injun.)
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