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Obama: We have reset U.S.-Russia relations
The Hill ^

Posted on 07/06/2009 9:32:59 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama: We have reset U.S.-Russia relations @ 12:18 pm by Jeremy P. Jacobs

President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev touted the results of the first day of their summit in Moscow at a press conference on Monday.

Both presidents complimented the others' "business-like" approach to the summit and both appeared pleased with the agreements that came out of the first day.

Obama said at the beginning at that shortly after taking office they "resolved to reset U.S.-Russian relations."

"Today, after less than six months," he went on, "we have done exactly that."

In particular, Obama touted the summit's agreements on nuclear proliferation Obama said he hopes to reduce the the U.S. and Russia's nuclear arsenal by about a third.

The press conference did not go off flawlessly, however. Obama stumbled slightly over the pronunciation of Medvedev's name at the beginning of the press conference, though he recovered quickly. The U.S. president also sidestepped a question about who is leading Russia, Medvedev or former president and current prime minister Vladmir Putin. Obama said he trusts Medvedev but said that Medvedev and Putin appear to be "working very well together."

Medvedev characterized the first day of talks as "very open and sincere." He also said that Russia and the U.S. has "many points of convergence and many points of mutual interest."

The Russian president also said that the two leaders discussed Afghanistan at length, as well as developments in the Middle East. Obama added later that they also had conversations about relations with North Korea and Iran.

"On the whole, characterizing the first day of work," Medvedev said, "I would like to say that I view them as the first and very important step in the process of improving full scale cooperation between our two countries."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: antiamericanism; asocialistamerica; bhonukes; bhorussia; bhovisit; coldwar; coldwarii; globalstability; obama; obamaclaims; obamunism; procommunist; sovietreunion; ussa
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What did he do - wave his hand?

If you saw the presser he had that cocky head tilted look that made him look full of himself....

1 posted on 07/06/2009 9:32:59 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

And what did he give away to do that? Or was he on their side all along?


2 posted on 07/06/2009 9:34:21 AM PDT by RKV (He who has the guns makes the rules)
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To: Sub-Driver

Reset? Dear Lord, you turned them back 75 years! Guess it’s understandable...two commies getting all bleary-eyed for each other. *rolling eyes*


3 posted on 07/06/2009 9:35:12 AM PDT by madison10
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To: RKV

The Fuhrer thinks we’re all morons.


4 posted on 07/06/2009 9:36:19 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Sub-Driver
Medvedev characterized the first day of talks as "very open and sincere."

In other words obama rolled over like a puppy and submitted.

5 posted on 07/06/2009 9:36:52 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Reset?

Back to the Cold War?

Well kids you will have to learn the duck and cover song now.


6 posted on 07/06/2009 9:37:43 AM PDT by VicVega (Join Jihad, get captured by the US and resettled in the best places in the world. I love the USA)
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To: Sub-Driver

So he’s sorry that we won the Cold War.

Can anyone point to anything POSITIVE he’s ever said about this nation he claims to call his home?


7 posted on 07/06/2009 9:38:01 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

given the number of folks who voted for him, I’m not sure that he is at least partially correct. more is the pity.


8 posted on 07/06/2009 9:38:05 AM PDT by RKV (He who has the guns makes the rules)
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To: Sub-Driver
Missle Defense will not survive these talks.

But we can look forward to cheaper vodka.

9 posted on 07/06/2009 9:39:10 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Sub-Driver

So what are the surrender terms?


10 posted on 07/06/2009 9:39:31 AM PDT by tanuki (The only color of a leader that should matter is the color of his spine.)
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To: VicVega

Barack Obama claimed in college that he had to practice duck and cover drills because of the cold war.

Except he was school in Indonesia as a youth.

I did duck and cover drills in the 1970s for TORNADOS, not nuclear bombs.

The Fibber in Chief has lied his way through his whole life.


11 posted on 07/06/2009 9:39:41 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Most likely he agreed to abandon missile defense in eastern Europe and got nothing in return.


12 posted on 07/06/2009 9:39:57 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sweet we can maybe rebuild the soviet union it would be swell


13 posted on 07/06/2009 9:40:32 AM PDT by Flavius
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To: Sub-Driver

I wish we could reset our relationship with Obama.


14 posted on 07/06/2009 9:41:09 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen)
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To: Sub-Driver

The era of the “useful idiot” has returned.


15 posted on 07/06/2009 9:41:30 AM PDT by Buck W. (The President of the United States IS named Schickelgruber...)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Gotta love it, the man sooo full of himself. Reminds me of Chamberlain and Hitler. At the end of the day, we will find the bears himno (feces with) little bits of b/o’s hair.

A bear is a bear, you cant take the spots off a leopard.....they are still a backwards people.


16 posted on 07/06/2009 9:42:19 AM PDT by himno hero
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To: Sub-Driver

Since he never defined “reset”, it’s certainly makes claiming success easy.


17 posted on 07/06/2009 9:42:19 AM PDT by IamConservative (I'll keep my money. You keep the change.)
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To: Buck W.

Office Of The Useful Idiot...


18 posted on 07/06/2009 9:42:40 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama doo-doo! (The new progressive term for taurus excrement.)

The Obamaloon is stupid.

The Obamaloon has no abilities whatsoever.

The Obamaloon should be selling hamburgers.

Good grief, how did this IDIOT get elected?


19 posted on 07/06/2009 9:43:44 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Sub-Driver
"Total nuclear disarmament", Obama, Russia and the commie left
various sources

Posted on Sunday, July 05, 2009 12:51:21 PM ET by ETL:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2285983/posts

20 posted on 07/06/2009 9:43:50 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Sub-Driver

We are now Comrades.


21 posted on 07/06/2009 9:43:52 AM PDT by taxtruth
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To: Sub-Driver

We skipped the cold-war restart phase and Obama capitulated.


22 posted on 07/06/2009 9:44:14 AM PDT by MortMan (Power without responsibility-the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages. - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: Sub-Driver
What's really sad is how little Obama seems to understand. The Russians are a lot of things, but they aren't suckers. If they're grumbling, it means the deal was fair. If they're happy with the deal they got, it means we got the hose.

Judging from Medeved's reaction, we got the hose.

Judging from Obama's reaction, he got what he was after; adulation, at the expense of our honor.

23 posted on 07/06/2009 9:45:52 AM PDT by Steel Wolf (Oh, well. Back to the drawing board....)
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To: taxtruth
We are now Comrades.

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President Obama and Venezuela dictator Hugo
Chavez at the 2009 Summit of the Americas in Trinidad

Obama, Chavez shake hands at Americas Summit:
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D97KK2T00&show_article=1
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From CBS-News, July 29, 2006:

Chavez Vows To 'Stand By Iran'
After Oil Talks In Tehran, Venezuelan Leader Called 'Brother' By Ahmedinejad

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"Chavez pledged that his country would 'stay by Iran at any time and under any condition,' state television reported. Ahmadinejad said he saw in Chavez a kindred spirit." "'We do not have any limitation in cooperation,' Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying. 'Iran and Venezuela are next to each other and supporters of each other. Chavez is a source of a progressive and revolutionary current in South America and his stance in restricting imperialism is tangible.'":
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/07/29/world/main1847331.shtml
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http://article.wn.com/view/2009/06/16/Iran_president_visits_Russia_despite_protests/
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From National Public Radio (NPR):
August 29, 2006
"Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been visiting countries such as China, Iran and Russia as part of an effort to build a 'strategic alliance' of interests not beholden to the United States. He considers the United States his arch enemy.":
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5729764
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Venezuela Set to Develop Nuclear Power With Russia
September 29, 2008
CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that Russia will help Venezuela develop nuclear energy — a move likely to raise U.S. concerns over increasingly close cooperation between Caracas and Moscow.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,429441,00.html
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Venezuela's Chavez welcomes Russian warships
Nov 25, 2008
LA GUAIRA, Venezuela – Russian warships arrived off Venezuela's coast Tuesday in a show of strength aimed at the United States as Moscow seeks to expand its influence in Latin America. The deployment is the first of its kind in the Caribbean since the Cold War and was timed to coincide with President Dmitry Medvedev's visit to Caracas — the first ever by a Russian president.
http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22Venezuela%27s+Chavez+welcomes+Russian+warships%22&ei=UTF-8&fr=moz2

More Yahoo search results for Russia and Venezuela connections:
http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0geu_X30pZJCJEAfCtXNyoA?p=Russia+Venezuela+bombers+tanks+arms&y=Search&fr=404_news
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From the Russian News and Information Agency:
July 27, 2006
"'I am determined to expand relations with Russia,' Chavez, known as an outspoken critic of what he calls the United States' unilateralism, told the Russian leader, adding that his determination stemmed from their shared vision of the global order.":
http://en.rian.ru/russia/20060727/51913498.html
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Russia's Medvedev hails "comrade" Obama

Associated Foreign Press (AFP) ^ | April 2, 2009 | Anna Smolchenko

"Russia's Dmitry Medvedev hailed Barack Obama as "my new comrade" Thursday after their first face-to-face talks"

http://www.france24.com/en/20090402-russias-medvedev-hails-comrade-obama

April 1, 2009:
"Obama, Medvedev pledge new era of relations":
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090401/wl_afp/usrussiadiplomacynuclear_20090401152002

24 posted on 07/06/2009 9:45:52 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Sub-Driver

B. S.


25 posted on 07/06/2009 9:47:15 AM PDT by Check6
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To: Sub-Driver

No barf-alert?


26 posted on 07/06/2009 9:50:09 AM PDT by theknuckler_33
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To: Sub-Driver
Strange, how they're BOTH wearing red ties. Obama usually wears a blue one.


27 posted on 07/06/2009 9:50:51 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Sub-Driver

Suppose Obama’s Secretary of State will have anything to say about the visit? What’s her relevance to Obama’s administration these days?


28 posted on 07/06/2009 9:52:29 AM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: Check6
...They will walk all over this appeaser...BTW, if Bush “stumbled slightly over the pronunciation of Medvedev’s name at the beginning of the press conference” the press would have been all over him as to how stupid he is...But of course our Dear Leader will not be ridiculed in any fashion by the press.
29 posted on 07/06/2009 9:52:40 AM PDT by never4get (We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid)
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To: ETL

30 posted on 07/06/2009 9:54:13 AM PDT by traumer
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To: Sub-Driver
In particular, Obama touted the summit's agreements on nuclear proliferation Obama said he hopes to reduce the the U.S. and Russia's nuclear arsenal by about a third.

"He" will only be able to reduce the U.S. arsenal. Since Putin wasn't there we will have to wait and see what Russia will do with theirs. I ain't gonna hold my breath though.

31 posted on 07/06/2009 9:54:35 AM PDT by armymarinedad (Support, v., To take the side of; to uphold or help.)
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To: a fool in paradise
The Fibber in Chief has lied his way through his whole life.

And people are buying all his sh**,

Next he will visit Hitlers grave and apologize for America getting into WWII and defeating him>

Japan is next.

32 posted on 07/06/2009 9:55:20 AM PDT by VicVega (Join Jihad, get captured by the US and resettled in the best places in the world. I love the USA)
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To: Sub-Driver
This from the American Thinker:

Some of the things Obama wrote in this March 10, 1983 article or so out of the mainstream of even today's far left Democratic party that it is clear we have a radical leftist on his way to Moscow to negotiate our nuclear arsenal while threatening to bypass the senate altogether in order to make it stick.

Here is the president of the United States as a student at Columbia:

Generally, the narrow focus of the [Nuclear] Freeze movement as well as academic discussions of first versus second strike capabilities, suit the military-industrial interests, as they continue adding to their billion dollar erector sets.  When Peter Tosh sings that "everybody's asking for peace, but nobody's asking for justice," one is forced to wonder whether disarmament or arms control issues, severed from economic and political issues, might be another instance of focusing on the symptoms of a problem instead of the disease itself.

And that "disease" is American "militarism" and "economic injustice." Here's our president writing what McCarthy aptly calls "leftist gobbldygook:"

Indeed, the most pervasive malady of the collegiate system specifically, and the American experience generally, is that elaborate patterns of knowledge and theory have been disembodied from individual choices and government policy. What the members of ARA and SAM try to do is infuse what they have learned about the current situation, bring the words of that formidable roster on the face of Butler Library, names like Thoreau, Jefferson, and Whitman, to bear on the twisted logic of which we are today a part. By adding their energy and effort in order to enhance the possibility of a decent world, they may help deprive us of a spectacular experience - that of war; But then, there are some things we shouldn't have to live through in order to want to avoid the experience.

Is it possible that Obama moderated his views over the years and is now just a good old fashioned Democrat rather than a far left radical loon who quotes a reggae singer to make his case against the military?

33 posted on 07/06/2009 9:56:51 AM PDT by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Someone take me to school on missile defense. Is it opposed by Russia because they fear that an Eastern European nation under the umbrella might have first strike capability without fear of missile retaliation?

I just don’t get why missile defense is controversial.


34 posted on 07/06/2009 9:58:45 AM PDT by agooga (Struggling every day to be worthy of their sacrifice.)
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To: Ben Mugged
From the American Thinker: "Some of the things Obama wrote in this March 10, 1983 article or so out of the mainstream of even today's far left Democratic party that it is clear we have a radical leftist on his way to Moscow to negotiate our nuclear arsenal while threatening to bypass the senate altogether in order to make it stick."

Here is a must read thread...

"Total nuclear disarmament", Obama, Russia and the commie left
various sources

Posted on Sunday, July 05, 2009 12:51:21 PM ET by ETL:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2285983/posts

35 posted on 07/06/2009 10:00:11 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: VicVega

Well the anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki is only a month away...


36 posted on 07/06/2009 10:00:15 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’d love to play poker with this idiot!

He went over there, announcing to the world his intent to come back with a “signed aggreement”.
This only means that the U.S. makes all of the concessions because the Russians have no incentive to compromise on ANYTHING!


37 posted on 07/06/2009 10:00:38 AM PDT by G Larry (ObamaCare = "DYING IN LINE!")
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To: a fool in paradise
I did duck and cover drills in the 1970s for TORNADOS, not nuclear bombs.

I did those in the late 60's, early 70's, not for tornado's though.

I also remember the air raid siren tests on the last Friday of the month at 10:00 AM

38 posted on 07/06/2009 10:00:51 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (zer0 is doing to capitalism what Kennedy did to health care)
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To: Sub-Driver

I think he just returned Alaska. That would explain Palin’s resignation.


39 posted on 07/06/2009 10:01:42 AM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: agooga

It is feared by Russia because they couldn’t initiate a first strike that would eliminate a response.


40 posted on 07/06/2009 10:02:04 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: agooga
Is it opposed by Russia because they fear that an Eastern European nation under the umbrella might have first strike capability without fear of missile retaliation?

I seem to recall some statements along that line.

Meanwhile the USSR almost launched a Mutally Assured Destruction attack on the West on September 26th, 1983 all because of an erronous signal indicating we'd "launched".

41 posted on 07/06/2009 10:02:09 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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42 posted on 07/06/2009 10:03:26 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: Dogbert41

Now she can REALLY see Mother Russia from “her home” < /SNL quote attributed to Sarah Palin >


43 posted on 07/06/2009 10:03:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I remember when Bush was elected the first time, leaders from all over the world traveled to the USA to meet with him.

Now Obama. How many have traveled to the US. From what I recall, not too many. It's either they don't want to come to the "mountain" or the "mountain" wants to do the traveling so he can get neat trips on that cool aeroplane and visit the world.

Just how many frequent flyer miles has he wracked up so far in just 6-7 months?

44 posted on 07/06/2009 10:03:53 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (I plan to give the new President the same respect and dignity the other side gave Bush.)
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To: G Larry

If the Russians DO downsize their arsenal, what are the odds that some of the materials will be spirited out of the nation to foreign powers hostile to the West?

Corruption runs deep. Money talks. All it takes is one subset of the chain of authority to provide a threat to stability.


45 posted on 07/06/2009 10:05:40 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: pburgh01

46 posted on 07/06/2009 10:07:16 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: agooga

Missile defence is controversial because the Russian and U.S arsenals are still currently sized to ensure mutually assured destruction.

If you are paranoid and Russian it is easy to see the U.S defensive shield as something that would let the U.S launch a first strike while at the same time stop Russia from retaliating.


47 posted on 07/06/2009 10:09:36 AM PDT by Angostura
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To: agooga

Missile defence is controversial because the Russian and U.S arsenals are still currently sized to ensure mutually assured destruction.

If you are paranoid and Russian it is easy to see the U.S defensive shield as something that would let the U.S launch a first strike while at the same time stop Russia from retaliating.


48 posted on 07/06/2009 10:10:21 AM PDT by Angostura
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To: RKV

Man oh man.......this is one dumb dude.

Schwing.....look y’all, I waved my magic wand and the Russians have magically changed their lying, deceitful ways.


49 posted on 07/06/2009 10:10:31 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“It is feared by Russia because they couldn’t initiate a first strike that would eliminate a response.”

I know that that is the REAL reason why they oppose missile defense, but I’m wondering how they (or even IF they) attempt to couch their intent in politically acceptable language. To have a known enemy say “we don’t want you to be able to defend yourself so that, if we choose to do so, we will have the ability to wipe you out without consequence,” doesn’t sound very snuggly.


50 posted on 07/06/2009 10:13:47 AM PDT by agooga (Struggling every day to be worthy of their sacrifice.)
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