Skip to comments.Russia threatens to strike NATO missile defense sites
Posted on 05/03/2012 12:33:33 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
Russias most senior military officer said Thursday that Moscow would preemptively strike and destroy U.S.-led NATO missile defense sites in Eastern Europe if talks with Washington about the developing system continue to stall.
A decision to use destructive force preemptively will be taken if the situation worsens, Russian Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov said at an international missile defense conference in Moscow attended by senior U.S. and NATO officials.
The threat comes as talks about the missile defense system, which the U.S. and its allies insist is aimed at Iranian missiles, appear to have stalled.
We have not been able to find mutually-acceptable solutions at this point and the situation is practically at a dead end, Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said.
Ellen Tauscher, the U.S. special envoy for strategic stability and missile defense, insisted the talks about NATO plans for a missile defense system using ground-based interceptor missiles stationed in Poland, Romania and Turkey were not stalemated.
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It most certainly includes the oil and gas recently found off Turkey, Cyprus, and Israel, in the Med.
Just think of an Israel with all the oil and gas they need, with the rest going to Greece and/or China, denying it to Turkey.
North Sea oil is petering out Europe freezes and broke Greece has gas and oil; Israel too, for antisemitic Europe?
A fine example of why a nation cannot negotiate from a position of weakness.
Obama has played into the hands of our enemies from his first day in office.
The Missle Defense Shield should have been constructed years ago.
The United States is seen, under this administration, as nothing more than a paper tiger.
The man has no military worth a damn and is merely blustering to sound important
John, It's only a matter of time,this whole world is falling away,way beyond even Sodom and Gommorah
It won't take much to set ablaze this tinder box
Or an ally with a common goal...
Back then Kennedy the snorter did wake up. This time they are pretty sure Zero will fold.
It takes more than killing Osama...
So do we. A lot of it to.
“The man has no military worth a damn and is merely blustering to sound important”
Rewind 75 years, eh?
Obama’s weakness gives our enemies balls.
I guess the General did not get the memo,Obama is going to cave after the election,80% cut in our nukes and missile defense abandoned.Keep your pants on Ruskie,geesh
Those of us in the gaming community that don’t like Call of Duty call it Call of Dookie. It’s about the worse thing you can find for realism, tactics and intelligence required.
I agree with an earlier poster that this is all a ruse, so Hussein can “stand up” to Russia to win votes, and THEN give away the farm after the election.
This was probably part of the plan since Hussein hussled the captured Russian spies back to Russia in a huge hurry.
“Now we see the fruits of the Obama Doctrine: Peace through weakness.”
And peas in our time.
FUBO, and the media sycophants you rode in on!
Sadly yes. But it will be under Obama. That I believe.
Lessee....Putin was back seat driving until what a week ago, and now he’s jumped over the headrest back into the drivers seat.
Seems to me he is beating his chest, and flipping the wee birdie to the very weak Obama Administration. Sounds something like “reset this Community Organizer”.
Just a quick caution. Please be very careful regarding any comment linking physical harm and the President.
I’m sure you were not threatening POTUS in any way, but I would hate to see a situation where the USSS, which I’m sure monitors FR, would mistakenly think you were. That would be bad for all of us.
Are you saying Russia is concerned about Muslim takeover of Europe?
I don't give a damn what country's missiles were going after; make the damn thing work, work well and work every time and tell the world such with a stern warning; "The very best parts of your country will go missing if we have to use our system."