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Russia's military threatens pre-emptive strike if NATO goes ahead with missile plan
Fox News ^ | May 03, 2012 | Associated Press

Posted on 05/03/2012 4:29:29 PM PDT by carriage_hill

MOSCOW – Russia's top military officer has threatened to carry out a pre-emptive strike on U.S.-led NATO missile defense facilities in Eastern Europe if Washington goes ahead with its controversial plan to build a missile shield.

President Dmitry Medvedev said last year that Russia will retaliate militarily if it does not reach an agreement with the United States and NATO on the missile defense system.

Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov went even further Thursday. "A decision to use destructive force pre-emptively will be taken if the situation worsens," he said at an international conference attended by senior U.S. and NATO officials.

Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov also warned on Thursday that talks between Moscow and Washington on the topic are "close to a dead end."

U.S. missile defense plans in Europe have been one of the touchiest subjects in U.S.-Russian relations for years.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: diplomacy; idlethreat; nato; russia; war; wardiplomacy
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This might get ugly with 0bummer as the Traitor-In-Chief.
1 posted on 05/03/2012 4:29:36 PM PDT by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

Be kind of darkly funny if they started WWIII by pressing Hillary’s “Reset Button”.


2 posted on 05/03/2012 4:31:51 PM PDT by DManA
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To: carriage_hill
I wonder if Vlad got the message from Berry? Did Dmitry let Vlad know?

This may be a ploy to make the Golfer and Chief look tough when dealing with the Russians.


3 posted on 05/03/2012 4:35:27 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: carriage_hill

Countdown to Barry folding like the empty suit he is.


4 posted on 05/03/2012 4:37:04 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: carriage_hill

What we and Europe get, when the U.S. has a Commie President.


5 posted on 05/03/2012 4:38:47 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: carriage_hill

Why, he’d never stiff US allies. He’s proven that so often in the past./s


6 posted on 05/03/2012 4:39:07 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: carriage_hill

%$&*# Russia. Really, bring it on punks.


7 posted on 05/03/2012 4:43:51 PM PDT by Mad Federalist
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To: DManA

I think it f*rts instead of beeps. LOL.


8 posted on 05/03/2012 4:44:39 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: carriage_hill

It’s hard to say. Russia tends to rattle its cage the loudest on actions it’s least likely to act on.

Russia really isn’t in position to fight a big regional war.


9 posted on 05/03/2012 4:45:23 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: carriage_hill
The only thing left for our FDR wannabee to do is start WWIII.
10 posted on 05/03/2012 4:47:39 PM PDT by almost done by half
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To: darkwing104

It sounds like a *calculated bluff*, for 0bummer’s benefit in the GE, doesn’t it? I think the Russkies know better than to try to pull that crap with our Military, but with the Traitor-In-Chief, one never knows. Gives me the creeps.


11 posted on 05/03/2012 4:48:20 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: carriage_hill

“econd-Say erm-Tay, utin-Pay” whispered Obama.


12 posted on 05/03/2012 4:49:12 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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This Russian should be advised that Russia is a signatory to many treaties that prohibit aggressive warfare, and if it is to violate such treaties, it should consider abrogating them first, lest its leaders be subject to international war crimes trial.


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14 posted on 05/03/2012 4:50:52 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Army Air Corps

I’ve now got the image of Claude Rains in “invisible Man”, in 1933, with an empty suit walking around. LOL.

Or this one:

http://www.nerdnirvana.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/empty-suit.jpg


15 posted on 05/03/2012 4:53:16 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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"tell him to wait a couple of weeks....make a threat....I won't say or do anything like I usually do.....then make a bigger threat, let's say, end of June.....you guys start military maneuvers, the people in Europe start to protest....and then I suspend elections for one year, I'll lose eventually, but by then our military will be half of what it is now, our economy will be destroyed, and the vote whores in our government will deal anything you want to keep the people from storming DC in an effort to appease Putin.......you will destroy the photo's right?"

16 posted on 05/03/2012 4:53:46 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: SandRat

If he gets another 4yrs, we’re going to have a living hell.


17 posted on 05/03/2012 4:54:37 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Doogle
I wouldn't put anything past that POS; anything is possible I coming to believe, after so much damage in 3½yrs.
18 posted on 05/03/2012 4:58:40 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Doogle

Look at that vein bulging in Medvedev’s neck. I think Medvedev’s getting a thrill up his leg too, like Prissy-Chrissy got. LOL. Yuk.


19 posted on 05/03/2012 5:01:35 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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If he gets another 4yrs, there may be a lot of folks going to the Green Wood and Plucking Yew.


20 posted on 05/03/2012 5:02:30 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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