Skip to comments.Russia reserves pre-emptive nuclear strike right
Posted on 10/14/2009 7:20:40 PM PDT by neverdem
Russia in a new review of its policy on use of nuclear weapons will reserve the right to undertake a pre-emptive strike if it feels its security is endangered, a senior Kremlin official told a Russian newspaper.
Russian and U.S. negotiators are in talks to find agreement on a new bilateral pact cutting stocks of strategic nuclear weapons. Both sides are working to a December deadline for a new treaty to replace the landmark Cold War-era START pact.
While Moscow and Washington have made progress in strategic nuclear arms talks, Russia's security may come under threat from regional conflicts and local wars, Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of the Kremlin's powerful Security Council, said in an interview with Izvestia newspaper to be published on Wednesday.
"Conditions of using nuclear weapons to repel an aggression with the use of conventional weapons not only in a large-scale but also in a regional and even local war have been revised," he said, without naming these conditions...
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
Obama is Putin’s little b@tch now.
gee--so soon after we handed them our missile defense as a good will gesture...thanks Obama. I'm sure the timing is a coincidence.
“Russia in a new review of its policy on use of nuclear weapons will reserve the right to undertake a pre-emptive strike if it feels its security is endangered, a senior Kremlin official told a Russian newspaper.”
Seems like that hopey-changey thing ain’t working for the Ruskies..,heh, heh....suckers, what suckers American Socialists are. The AMZIS will take us all down with them.
Hey! Here’s the bright side of this...if we get rid of all our nuclear weapons, they won’t ever have to use one against us in a first strike...we will always have to surrender...:)
I never believed they had any other intention ever.
Obama: “Well I can’t see a problem with that. By the way, when’re you guys gonna come inspect our missile system?”
I’m sure Poland is even more pleased with Barry’s decision to pull defensive missiles after hearing this news.
Obama conveniently reserves the right to push their button for them. Then he can run around and apologize for the Americans starting a war.
But I thought oBammy and Putin were friends now.
You really need to read the article.
Funny....I have a similar agreement with the Somalis in the Twin Cities....
Barry’s idea of a world without nukes seems to be hitting a few snags. Imagine that.
Obama played like a cell-block PUNK..!!!!!!!!
Hasn’t that been an item that America has refused to strike from the table too... except, possibly, for the Bummer?
This is mere chest thumping by the bear, as today’s nuclear security architectures render it impossible to pre-empt MAD.
ND, this is non news. The US still reserves the the right to a pre-emptive nuclear strike. The USSR back in the 80s called for a mutual non pre-emptive nuclear strike policy but the US never took the bait because if they did the USSR could have rolled through Europe. So this is like “Russia reserves the right to speak russian” kinda story.
I did, did you?
Meanwhile, Hillary has invited the Ruskies to visit all of our nuclear missile sites because we can “trust” them.
How’s that new spirit of peace workin’ for ya? Is this a tamtrumsky over Putin not winning the Nobel?
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