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Russia Retaliates Against US: Puts Radar Station On Combat Alert...
Zero Hedge ^ | 2011-11-23 | Zero Hedge

Posted on 11/23/2011 9:06:11 PM PST by abigkahuna

"First, I am instructing the Defense Ministry to immediately put the missile attack early warning radar station in Kaliningrad on combat alert. Second, protective cover of Russia's strategic nuclear weapons, will be reinforced as a priority measure under the programme to develop out air and space defenses. Third, the new strategic ballistic missiles commissioned by the Strategic Missile Forces and the Navy will be equipped with advanced missile defense penetration systems and new highly-effective warheads. Fourth, I have instructed the Armed Forces to draw up measures for disabling missile defense system data and guidance systems if need be... Fifth, if the above measures prove insufficient, the Russian Federation will deploy modern offensive weapon systems in the west and south of the country, ensuring our ability to take out any part of the US missile defense system, in Europe. One step in this process will be to deploy Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad Region"

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: belarus; coldwar2; europe; missles; putin; russia; sovietunion

1 posted on 11/23/2011 9:06:16 PM PST by abigkahuna
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To: abigkahuna

Are things beginning to spin out of control here?


2 posted on 11/23/2011 9:07:16 PM PST by abigkahuna
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To: abigkahuna

Houston........We have a problem!!


3 posted on 11/23/2011 9:08:56 PM PST by MachIV
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To: abigkahuna

Bull crap. It is an election rhetoric by Russian ruling party to deflect communist criticism on ‘Reset’ policy.

Radar stations are always on alert. No real news there.


4 posted on 11/23/2011 9:10:46 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: abigkahuna

Why does this sound like malarkey?


5 posted on 11/23/2011 9:11:47 PM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: abigkahuna

What kind of BS is this anyway?


6 posted on 11/23/2011 9:11:47 PM PST by Catmom
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To: abigkahuna

So much for the advertised re-set in relations with Russia. We sold out our allies for a two year truce. That worked quite well for Obama and the RINOs who told us relations with Russia were on the mend. Oops!


7 posted on 11/23/2011 9:11:52 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: abigkahuna

So, he is going to activate their defensive air search radar! Wait, shouldn’t that be active anyway as part of their air defense system?

So, he is going to target missile batteries that would only be used in the event of an incoming ICBM headed for Europe. “I am going to target you with ICBMs if you try to defend yourself from ICBM attacks!”


8 posted on 11/23/2011 9:13:21 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: abigkahuna

SLBM’s, bombers, and ICBM targeting has been instant update on both sides since the late 70’s.

They can say something is ‘targetted’ or not. I can say my facebook status is single or in a relationship. Same thing. Put in a coordinate on the missle or not.


9 posted on 11/23/2011 9:13:26 PM PST by Tolaei1
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To: cunning_fish

Maybe cunning_fish, but further the article continues:

“...Other measures to counter the European missile defense system will be drawn up and implemented as necessary. Furthermore, if the situation continues to develop not in Russia’s favor we reserve the right to discontinue further disarmament and arms control measures. Besides, given the intrinsic link between strategic offensive and defensive arms, conditions for our withdrawal from the New START Treaty could also arise.” That said, he concludes that Russia is still open to dialog. However, if Obama merely intends to bomb any nation at will, we are very much concerned that everything Medvedev has just threatened will be enacted. And exponentially more so when Putin comes back in charge. One thing is certain - Russia is not North Korea, and taking this speech for more empty jawboning is probably not the wisest option...


10 posted on 11/23/2011 9:13:26 PM PST by abigkahuna
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To: abigkahuna

No, we just need to have a hockey game and allow them to beat us to satisfy some of the old guys over there that are really competitive with us.

Russia needs a Tea Party of their own.

Two of my favorite Russia-themed films, Red October and The Russian Ark. Gotta love the Russians. Commies, no so good, Russians, they’re... well.. they’re too much :) (you know what I mean if you’ve known any).

America has to start being America again. The Russian leaders really miss that, IMHO.


11 posted on 11/23/2011 9:14:12 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: abigkahuna
Are things beginning to spin out of control here?

Maybe, but you'll never know if you rely on crap from the zerohedge blog. Try reading an authoritative source instead.

12 posted on 11/23/2011 9:15:16 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Catmom

Sounds like a dangerous idiot. No one is dreaming of attacking Russia. The defense shield can do them no harm. They are talking about developing the ability to attack Europe with nuclear weapons. Insanity. Why should Russia have the ability to destroy Europe? That is what they are demanding.


13 posted on 11/23/2011 9:15:58 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: SamuraiScot

Because it’s “zerohedge.” Enough said.


14 posted on 11/23/2011 9:16:09 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: abigkahuna

“Standing up to the Russians”.

Our own, new, “Iron Lady”. (you heard it here first, folks.)

There’s not much foreign policy in this speech, but this is from about a month ago. (shameless plug for my favorite candidate, hangin’ in there by her fingernails).

Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsasxnZViYk

Text:

http://www.michelebachmann.com/2011/10/bachmann-stresses-plan-to-revive-american-competitiveness-during-speech-at-commonwealth-club/


15 posted on 11/23/2011 9:18:10 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: abigkahuna

Huffery-puffery from the Big Old Bear because we put a carrier near Syria?


16 posted on 11/23/2011 9:18:32 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: SamuraiScot

Because that is what it is. A big, heaping pile of it. Some of the stuff he lists was stuff that the Russians boasted about supposedly achieving a couple of years ago (e.g. a missile that defeats anti-missile systems). Frankly, they just wanted to roll Barry with START and many of us on FR figured the Russians would look for an excuse to pull out of it make make Barry look like the chump he is.


17 posted on 11/23/2011 9:18:32 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: PieterCasparzen

IMHO, she would be fantastic at dealing with other world leaders and foreign policy.


18 posted on 11/23/2011 9:19:15 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: abigkahuna

Does anyone have news links to when the Russkies had subs off the US coast when (right before) Zero was ‘coronated’? Seems I remember that at the time.


19 posted on 11/23/2011 9:21:10 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Larry Lucido

Fine Larry, but this was from a Nationally televised speech by Russian president Dmitry Medvedev, not speculation from Zerohedge. Watch the video yourself if you care to see for yourself...


20 posted on 11/23/2011 9:22:12 PM PST by abigkahuna
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To: abigkahuna

Russia is really upset that we (the US) had a successful test flight of a navigable supersonic bomb, you know the one where it can reach anywhere in the world in a hour after launch using course and target changes inflight (think joystick).

It upsets the balance of power cause Russia doesn’t have it. If one of the Clinton’s were in office, China would have thousands of them.


21 posted on 11/23/2011 9:24:08 PM PST by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42

Russia is upset Obama hasn’t cried “Uncle!” And now Moscow intends to collect, with interest.


22 posted on 11/23/2011 9:25:50 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: abigkahuna

I have, and I’ve read the numerous other threads like this one where folks had rational comments all the way around.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2811373/posts

I’m definitely a cold-warrior and won’t turn my back on any potential enemy, but sources like the zerohedge blog and the b.i.-blog and that entire genre of blogs just seem to want to make everything an end-of-the-world deal. Instead of reporting and analysis, it’s exclamation point city.

Maybe it’s just me.


23 posted on 11/23/2011 9:27:49 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: goldstategop

O’bummer is a puppet.

I can’t figure out yet if it is the military pulling the strings or banks or both.


24 posted on 11/23/2011 9:30:13 PM PST by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42

Or the Soviets themselves.


25 posted on 11/23/2011 9:35:31 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: abigkahuna

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Maybe cunning_fish, but further the article continues:

“...Other measures to counter the European missile defense system will be drawn up and implemented as necessary. Furthermore, if the situation continues to develop not in Russia’s favor we reserve the right to discontinue further disarmament and arms control measures. Besides, given the intrinsic link between strategic offensive and defensive arms, conditions for our withdrawal from the New START Treaty could also arise.” That said, he concludes that Russia is still open to dialog. However, if Obama merely intends to bomb any nation at will, we are very much concerned that everything Medvedev has just threatened will be enacted. And exponentially more so when Putin comes back in charge. One thing is certain - Russia is not North Korea, and taking this speech for more empty jawboning is probably not the wisest option...>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Well, he didn’t promise a ‘sea of fire’.
Key words are ‘still open to dialog’.
Earlier Putin was almost impeached as he allowed US troops in Central Asia after 9/11 and Bush started on AMD shortly after.
Medvedev is afraid of the same situation and playing hardliner in frond of domestic rednecks to block communist and far-right rhetoric linking ‘reset’ and AMD deployment.
And they have election soon.


26 posted on 11/23/2011 9:38:33 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: Larry Lucido

Well Larry, I do believe the Russians are shaking down Obama for his lunch money and Obama will blink and give them the detailed instructions on how the missile defense systems work. All in being “Good Friends”—Heck I wouldn’t be surprised if Panetta isn’t flying first class right now with a fruit cake and a brief case full of instructions.


27 posted on 11/23/2011 9:40:08 PM PST by abigkahuna
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To: abigkahuna

Sounds like it’s 3:00 AM.


28 posted on 11/23/2011 9:41:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually its around 9:35 pm :)


29 posted on 11/23/2011 9:42:34 PM PST by abigkahuna
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To: abigkahuna

You got that right.


30 posted on 11/23/2011 9:43:08 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: abigkahuna

I am surprised Medvedev can talk so much, what with having so much Putin in his mouth (even if that isn’t much).

(HEY VLAD, SCREW YOU!)


31 posted on 11/24/2011 12:37:59 AM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: abigkahuna
Russia Retaliates Against US: Puts Radar Station On Combat Alert...

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Tellya what - why don't you bozos get control of your dead Mars rocket, THEN threaten us with your advanced technology. You know, the one in degrading earth orbit with twelve tons of rocket fuel surrounding highly radioactive cobalt that threatens all the life on the PLANET? That one.

Friggin' putzes.

32 posted on 11/24/2011 12:42:52 AM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: All

Translation:

“Look at us...we matter”


33 posted on 11/24/2011 1:15:39 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: abigkahuna

Puti!

You a Man, Baby!

But, we don’t sweat you nuhttin!

Rhetoric, Rhetoric, Rhetoric!


34 posted on 11/24/2011 1:37:36 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: abigkahuna

Please don’t give them our friutcake, I like fruitcake, let the Dutch give them fruitcake.


35 posted on 11/24/2011 1:45:24 AM PST by MaxMax
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To: Razzz42

“I can’t figure out yet if it is the military pulling the strings or banks or both.”

ITS THE JOOS, JACKASS.


36 posted on 11/24/2011 2:21:35 AM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: abigkahuna
This is NOT about attacking Russia. The Russians do not want anyone attacking their client states of Syria and Iran, nor do they want Israel to be able to stop Iranian missiles.

Without the X-Band radar in the Negev working, Israel can not stop inbound Iranian missiles.

37 posted on 11/24/2011 4:32:16 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: abigkahuna
Recently on his show Rush was discussing the foreign policy questions asked of candidates, he then challenged anyone to describe what is the current administrations foreign policy.

I have the answer...in a nutshell.

Eat, Drink and be Merry...for tomorrow we die.

38 posted on 11/24/2011 4:43:05 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: SamuraiScot

Because it is.

Russia knows damned well that there is no attack coming.

It gives them an opportunity to fire up their country by spouting BS .


39 posted on 11/24/2011 5:01:03 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Yehuda

Your not a “JOO” are ya?


40 posted on 11/24/2011 10:00:13 AM PST by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42

You have a problem with JOOS?

/spits...


41 posted on 11/25/2011 2:33:46 AM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Yehuda

Now back to our regularly scheduled Black Friday merchandising madness.


42 posted on 11/25/2011 2:38:26 AM PST by catfish1957 (Save a Pretzel for the Gas Jets!!!)
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