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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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.
Yup. And it looks like the civilians aren’t in command of the Russian military any more. Oh, well. Th preezy will back down.
Obama will cave quicker than you can say - Marxist!
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.
No, you ain’t the only one.
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.
Over to you,Vlad.
Time to retarget out ICBMs and Cruise Missiles.
%$&*# Russia. Really, bring it on punks.
We’re likely to get our ass kicked with 0bama in charge.
The White House Commie is going to get us all killed unless we get him out of office!!!!!
Amen to that, and the country I barely recognize anymore: America.
$10 says 0bummer had them all gutted by now. Cardboard missile and personnel cutouts, standing in-place.
Yep; pleading, begging loser.
Do we even have any of those left, or has 0bummer gutted and hollowed-out them too?
Weak President = Enemy Saber Rattling.
LOUD rattling. WEAK Traitor-In-Chief. (I refuse to call that POS my “president”!)