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Russia prepared to shoot down N Korea missile: military
Indopia ^ | June 19

Posted on 06/19/2009 5:17:33 AM PDT by maquiladora

Moscow , June 19 Russia will shoot down the North Korean missile if it strays towards its air space, a top military official today said, even as the country's military is monitoring in "real time" the preparations of its renegade neighbour.

"If the North Korean missile would veer towards us, we will shoot it down. All our air and missile defence means are ready for this," Deputy Chief of General Staff Lt-Gen Aleksandr Burutin was quoted as saying by' Vesti FM's radio.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: bhoasia; bhorussia; kremlin; missiledefense; moscow; neosoviet; northkorea; putin; russia

1 posted on 06/19/2009 5:17:33 AM PDT by maquiladora
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To: maquiladora

I guess Russia isn’t too cozy with the DPRK anymore.


2 posted on 06/19/2009 5:19:13 AM PDT by wastedyears (Rock and roll ain't worth the name if it don't make ya strut)
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To: maquiladora

We all knew that Russia had an anti-missile defense system, right??


3 posted on 06/19/2009 5:19:20 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: maquiladora

You would think zero would make the same claim for Hawaii.


4 posted on 06/19/2009 5:20:29 AM PDT by duckman (Jesus I trust in You. Mary take over)
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To: maquiladora

I’m sure Obama is fully prepared to apologize to the Dear Leader on behalf of the Russians for engaging in an imperialist act.


5 posted on 06/19/2009 5:21:07 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: maquiladora

Putin in 2012!
(Just kidding.)
McCain in 2012!
(Still kidding.)
Palin 2012.
(Seriously.)


6 posted on 06/19/2009 5:23:12 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (.)
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To: maquiladora

Now we learn that Russia has it’s own missile defense all the while demanding we not have our own missile defense?


7 posted on 06/19/2009 5:23:43 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: maquiladora
"If the North Korean missile would veer towards us, we will shoot it down."

Yet these same asses will bitch and moan if we adhere to the same policy.

8 posted on 06/19/2009 5:24:03 AM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: maquiladora
It's good to see that a few world leaders still have some cojones.
9 posted on 06/19/2009 5:25:01 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Global Warming Theory is extremely robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it)
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To: maquiladora

Duhh!! Mr. Obama are you paying attention???


10 posted on 06/19/2009 5:25:48 AM PDT by kenmcg (aS WACKY AS IT MAY)
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To: Sacajaweau

Yes. The later S-300 and S-400 systems can intercept missiles.


11 posted on 06/19/2009 5:26:11 AM PDT by maquiladora
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To: Carley
Oops!

a top military official former military official today said

12 posted on 06/19/2009 5:27:42 AM PDT by listenhillary (90% of our problems could be resolved with a government 10% of the size it is now.)
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To: Carley

It’s not a secret, S-300 system has had anti-missile capabilities since the late 90’s at least.


13 posted on 06/19/2009 5:29:25 AM PDT by maquiladora
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To: Carley

Well, hold on a minute. We are being told that Russia has a missile defense system. But, we’ve not seen it, and we’ve not seen it in action, from what I read. So, maybe it’s a couple of sheep herders with binoculars and AK’s, out on the border?
AFAIC, I’d rather not put my money on a Russian anything, at this point.

To your other point. YES! We need, and should be building, a US missile defense capability that will protect America from whatever threat any cranky nutjob in the third world can cook up.


14 posted on 06/19/2009 5:31:23 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: duckman
You would think zero would make the same claim for Hawaii.

Probably doesn't want to be seen as "meddling" in NK missile affairs.
15 posted on 06/19/2009 5:33:34 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Carley

“Now we learn that Russia has it’s own missile defense all the while demanding we not have our own missile defense?”

Yeah, sure... ok.


16 posted on 06/19/2009 5:34:02 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Climate change alarmists are Warm-Mongers. Now that's funny right there. I don't care who you are.)
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To: PubliusMM
Well, hold on a minute. We are being told that Russia has a missile defense system. But, we’ve not seen it, and we’ve not seen it in action, from what I read. So, maybe it’s a couple of sheep herders with binoculars and AK’s, out on the border?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-400_Triumf

17 posted on 06/19/2009 5:34:35 AM PDT by maquiladora
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To: duckman
You would think zero would make the same claim for Hawaii.

Gotta make that birth certificate go away one way or another...

18 posted on 06/19/2009 5:35:43 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Barak Obama: Pontificator in Chief and Poster Child for the Peter Principle)
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To: maquiladora; ex-Texan

Placing any trust in the Putin dictatorship is foolish and dangerous.


19 posted on 06/19/2009 5:36:45 AM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is not 'free'.)
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To: Sacajaweau

They don’t. The missile has no chance of veering towards Siberia. Therefore the russkies can make any claim they want and no they won’t have to back it up. ABM technology is not about hardware, it’s about marrying hardware to advanced detection, tracking, and targeting software. The Russiansa are multi generations behind the computer tech needed to achieve what the USN can do with a modified Standard missile.


20 posted on 06/19/2009 5:37:31 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: maquiladora

What the hell is wrong with the world when you agree with russia’s leader more than your own? First Putin’s Davos speech warning the US against trending toward socialism and now pro missile defense.....the whole world is backwards...


21 posted on 06/19/2009 5:39:26 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Carley
The Russians are famous for bluffing with a seven high busted straight, knowing full well that lil Kim’ll never call them. That missile has as much chance of “straying” over Russian Territory as it does of making a soft landing on Phobos.
22 posted on 06/19/2009 5:40:36 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is very robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it at the 100% confidence level.)
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To: Sacajaweau
The Soviets had an anti-missile system ringing Moscow since the 1970s.

The first real and successful ABM hit-to-kill test was conducted by the Soviet PVO forces on March 1, 1961. An experimental V-1000 missile (part of the "A" ABM programme) launched from the Sary-Shagan test range, destroyed a dummy warhead released by a R-12 ballistic missile launched from the Kapustin Yar cosmodrome. The dummy warhead was destroyed by the impact of 18 thousand tungsten-carbide spherical impactors 140 seconds after launch, at an altitude of 25 km. The V-1000 missile system was nonetheless considered not reliable enough and abandoned in favor of nuclear-tipped ABMs.

The only other ICBM ABM system to reach production was the Soviet A-35 system. It was initially a single-layer exoatmospheric (outside the atmosphere) design, using the Galosh (SH-01/ABM-1) interceptor. It was deployed at four sites around Moscow in the early 1970s.

Originally intended to be a larger deployment, the system was downsized to the two sites allowed under the 1972 ABM treaty. It was upgraded in the 1980s to a two-layer system, the A-135. The Gorgon (SH-11/ABM-4) long-range missile was designed to handle intercepts outside the atmosphere, and the Gazelle (SH-08/ABM-3) short-range missile endoatmospheric intercepts that eluded Gorgon. ABM-3 was considered to be technologically equivalent to the United States Safeguard system of the 1970s

23 posted on 06/19/2009 5:55:39 AM PDT by kabar
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To: wastedyears

I think Russia is only looking for an excuse to show off some firepower.


24 posted on 06/19/2009 6:54:43 AM PDT by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messia. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: freebird5850

Why don’t we do the same? Tell North Korea that if it gets close to the USA we will shoot it down?


25 posted on 06/19/2009 7:32:59 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Barry won’t do that, after all that apologizing he’s done running around the world he’s gotta keep face, ‘ya know.


26 posted on 06/19/2009 7:43:04 AM PDT by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messia. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Russia has the S-300, the S-400, and for taking on MIRV’d ICBM’s, a nuclear tipped warhead interceptor system. And that doesn’t include any satellite or laser weaponry the Russians have at their disposal.


27 posted on 06/19/2009 7:57:18 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: maquiladora

Thanks for the reference.


28 posted on 06/20/2009 5:37:20 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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