Skip to comments.Russia's military threatens pre-emptive strike if NATO goes ahead with missile plan
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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Be kind of darkly funny if they started WWIII by pressing Hillary’s “Reset Button”.
This may be a ploy to make the Golfer and Chief look tough when dealing with the Russians.
Countdown to Barry folding like the empty suit he is.
What we and Europe get, when the U.S. has a Commie President.
Why, he’d never stiff US allies. He’s proven that so often in the past./s
%$&*# Russia. Really, bring it on punks.
I think it f*rts instead of beeps. LOL.
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.
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.
“econd-Say erm-Tay, utin-Pay” whispered Obama.
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.
I’ve now got the image of Claude Rains in “invisible Man”, in 1933, with an empty suit walking around. LOL.
Or this one:
"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?"
If he gets another 4yrs, we’re going to have a living hell.
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.
If he gets another 4yrs, there may be a lot of folks going to the Green Wood and Plucking Yew.
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