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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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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I agree with you there. It’s certainly not impossible for Russia to strike, when it takes Obama two weeks to decide what he is having for breakfast.


41 posted on 05/03/2012 6:37:57 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

Yup. And it looks like the civilians aren’t in command of the Russian military any more. Oh, well. Th preezy will back down.


42 posted on 05/03/2012 6:45:35 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: carriage_hill

Obama will cave quicker than you can say - Marxist!


43 posted on 05/03/2012 6:55:49 PM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: carriage_hill
Zero's hand on Medski’s thigh says, “I'm pleading.”
What a loser!
44 posted on 05/03/2012 6:57:01 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: carriage_hill

This will play out as Obama being the tough hero, I think, to aid in his reelection. Then, as he said to the Russians, he’ll have more room.

I suspect the Russians are following a script to help Obama, since he’s already cut a deal with them. The Russians are adding insurance that he’ll get elected.

They can’t count on Romney, if indeed he’s the nominee, to play along.


45 posted on 05/03/2012 7:06:56 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: LibertyRocks

No, you ain’t the only one.


46 posted on 05/03/2012 7:22:37 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: darkwing104

I read a long article by Pootie recently in which he laid out his case as to why Russia cannot and will not permit themselves to be ringed by so-called defensive missile sites. I would not call his bluff.


47 posted on 05/03/2012 7:23:36 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: carriage_hill

Over to you,Vlad.


48 posted on 05/03/2012 7:44:55 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: carriage_hill

Time to retarget out ICBMs and Cruise Missiles.


49 posted on 05/03/2012 8:03:02 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Mad Federalist

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


We’re likely to get our ass kicked with 0bama in charge.


50 posted on 05/03/2012 8:18:40 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: SandRat

The White House Commie is going to get us all killed unless we get him out of office!!!!!


51 posted on 05/03/2012 10:09:30 PM PDT by Stayfree (Find out the truth at Patriotic Americans United.com!)
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To: PWK arch

Amen to that, and the country I barely recognize anymore: America.


52 posted on 05/04/2012 2:46:52 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: katana

$10 says 0bummer had them all gutted by now. Cardboard missile and personnel cutouts, standing in-place.


53 posted on 05/04/2012 2:50:16 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: kinsman redeemer; Lil Flower

Yep; pleading, begging loser.


54 posted on 05/04/2012 2:52:03 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Kudsman
They would make very nice targets shields, wouldn't they?
55 posted on 05/04/2012 2:54:08 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Do we even have any of those left, or has 0bummer gutted and hollowed-out them too?


56 posted on 05/04/2012 2:55:40 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: carriage_hill

Weak President = Enemy Saber Rattling.


57 posted on 05/04/2012 3:23:52 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

LOUD rattling. WEAK Traitor-In-Chief. (I refuse to call that POS my “president”!)


58 posted on 05/04/2012 4:07:12 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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