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Russia says it will not renew arms agreement with U.S.
Reuters ^ | Oct. 10, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 10/10/2012 6:38:29 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

(Reuters) - Russia will not renew a decades-old agreement with Washington on dismantling nuclear and chemical weapons when it expires next year, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

The death of the 1991 agreement, which had been renewed twice, is the latest in a series of hitches in relations between the United States and Russia and casts doubt on the future of the much-vaunted "reset" in relations between the Cold War-era foes.

"The basis of the program is an agreement of 1991 which, by virtue of the time when it was conceived, the way it was worked out and prepared, does not meet very high standards. The agreement doesn't satisfy us, especially considering new realities," Interfax quoted him as saying. . .

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: armsagreement; coldwar2; communismkills; obamaforeignpolicy; obamalegacy; russia; russiaarmsagreement; sovietreunion; ussr2; waronterror
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1 posted on 10/10/2012 6:38:33 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Timed right before the foreign policy debate. Somebody is helping...


2 posted on 10/10/2012 6:40:09 PM PDT by battlecry
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To: Brad from Tennessee

That is of no concern to Baraq Hussein Obama. He will still work to reduce our own nuclear arsenal down to 300 and ultimately down to zero.


3 posted on 10/10/2012 6:40:25 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Another triumph for Hillary. She’s a wonder.


4 posted on 10/10/2012 6:40:54 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I guess the “All hold hands and sing Kumbaya” foreign policy ain’t workin’ out too well, eh?


5 posted on 10/10/2012 6:44:04 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Yes, he’ll be more “flexible” after the election. That means he’ll be able to bend over further.


6 posted on 10/10/2012 6:44:25 PM PDT by technically right
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To: Brad from Tennessee

We will not be more “flexible” after the election (relay that to Vladimir).


7 posted on 10/10/2012 6:44:44 PM PDT by research99
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To: Brad from Tennessee

No?!!

A bit unexpected..../s


8 posted on 10/10/2012 6:45:20 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Romney will increase defense spending and prevent the rebirth of the Soviet Union.


9 posted on 10/10/2012 6:49:53 PM PDT by Sarabaracuda (Mitt Romney 2012 - Strength, Freedom, Prosperity)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I really don’t get this story.

What can the Russian hope to get an edge on?
They like 0?
They like R?


10 posted on 10/10/2012 6:50:48 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Maybe all that training I received back in the ‘80s could come in handy after all... REFORGER et al... Always was just a little miffed to have learned French and German only to never use it in the field. Ended up with a crash course in Spanish for use way down south of here. Once had a waiter in a Mexican restaurant ask me what Spanish I knew and I think it nearly scared most of the wait staff to death... Things like “drop your weapons and you will be allowed to live” and stuff like that. A benefit of that encounter was that from then own they always remembered my “usual” drink and entree. They just bring it to my table...


11 posted on 10/10/2012 6:51:33 PM PDT by Raven6 (Psalm 144:1 and Proverbs 22:3)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Maybe all that training I received back in the ‘80s could come in handy after all... REFORGER et al... Always was just a little miffed to have learned French and German only to never use it in the field. Ended up with a crash course in Spanish for use way down south of here. Once had a waiter in a Mexican restaurant ask me what Spanish I knew and I think it nearly scared most of the wait staff to death... Things like “drop your weapons and you will be allowed to live” and stuff like that. A benefit of that encounter was that from then own they always remembered my “usual” drink and entree. They just bring it to my table...


12 posted on 10/10/2012 6:51:38 PM PDT by Raven6 (Psalm 144:1 and Proverbs 22:3)
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To: a fool in paradise

Why should Russia renew an agreement when the Bamalamadingdong has already said he is cutting our nuclear deterrent.

Russians aren’t stupid.


13 posted on 10/10/2012 6:52:31 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Brad from Tennessee

That can’t possibly be correct. Hillary gave the Russians a big “Reset Button” from Staples and everything.


14 posted on 10/10/2012 6:52:35 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

How do you spell "launch" in Russian?

15 posted on 10/10/2012 6:52:55 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Raven6

Sorry about the double post... Tiny android keyboard.


16 posted on 10/10/2012 6:53:24 PM PDT by Raven6 (Psalm 144:1 and Proverbs 22:3)
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To: battlecry

If you are rooting for Gay Marriage or are collecting a check and Obamaphone than you just don’t care. We have to GOTV!


17 posted on 10/10/2012 6:55:36 PM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: a fool in paradise

To #3, a fool in Paradise.

NOW YOU KNOW WHY OBAMA IS NICKNAMED “ZERO”.


18 posted on 10/10/2012 6:56:31 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Brad from Tennessee
So was this announcement made before or after Turkey forced down a plane from Moscow to Syria?
19 posted on 10/10/2012 6:56:40 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

That worked out well.


20 posted on 10/10/2012 6:57:00 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: technically right
"That means he’ll be able to bend over further."

Bend US over further, you mean?

21 posted on 10/10/2012 6:58:08 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

22 posted on 10/10/2012 6:58:14 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Venturer

Obama also revealed where our missiles are and let them tour facilities.

Treason?


23 posted on 10/10/2012 6:58:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Just mythoughts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2943016/posts


24 posted on 10/10/2012 6:58:57 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: All

MAKE NUKES, NOT WAR.


25 posted on 10/10/2012 7:00:29 PM PDT by BushMeister ("We are a nation that has a government - not the other way around." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: battlecry

Any US nuclear or chemical weapons that are scheduled to be dismantled should be put on hold for review and consequently a reversal to US weapons disarmament in light of Pooti-Poot’s decision.


26 posted on 10/10/2012 7:03:41 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Steely Tom

Reset, indeed.


27 posted on 10/10/2012 7:03:49 PM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: battlecry
Timed right before the foreign policy debate. Somebody is helping...

"Flexibility"

28 posted on 10/10/2012 7:13:22 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Just mythoughts

[So was this announcement made before or after Turkey forced down a plane from Moscow to Syria?]

I don’t know but I would guess Turkey got the intelligence tip from the U.S. or NATO and Russia is pissed.


29 posted on 10/10/2012 7:15:43 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Sarabaracuda
Romney will increase defense spending and prevent the rebirth of the Soviet Union.

Yes,an important factor in the collapse of the original USSR was that the West spent them into oblivion.That won't work today....today's USSR is awash in oil dollars...euros....pounds....yen.

30 posted on 10/10/2012 7:18:17 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: hadaclueonce

In what way could this possibly help sway independent voters to Obama.

It’s like they want Obama out, too.


31 posted on 10/10/2012 7:18:24 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Brad from Tennessee

HoneyBamster don’t care. In a few more months he’ll be in paradise bangin’ downlow Honolulu fagasso stuff. Mahallo! And Manchelle will be out shoppin’.


32 posted on 10/10/2012 7:21:04 PM PDT by EKTACHROME (meh)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Reagan ran the Soviets into the ground with our economy and pressure in the arms arena. They could not compete. Now, Obama has neutered our economy and wrecked our military and Putin is ready to call the arms deal off.

Circumstantial evidence of treason??? Well, there is no doubt in my mind. . . .


33 posted on 10/10/2012 7:24:56 PM PDT by RatRipper (Obama, YOU LIE!!! . . .again and again and again and again, ad infinitum. . . .)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
I don’t know but I would guess Turkey got the intelligence tip from the U.S. or NATO and Russia is pissed.

Well I would not go so far to 'credit' US for the 'tip', I am not sure our 'intelligence' is itself in working order. I say this after watching the hearing today where the blame for blaming a stupid video for spontaneous demonstrations that got 4 Americans killed was placed at the door of our 'intelligence'.

Russia made out big time over this 'arms agreement with US' since 1991. I sure would like to see the price tag it cost US to help them coral all their weapons of mass destruction... It will be interesting to see if Turkey releases photos of what they found on that plane from Moscow to Syria.

34 posted on 10/10/2012 7:25:05 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Putin relieves himself on Obama.


35 posted on 10/10/2012 7:26:00 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: Steely Tom
"Another triumph for Hillary. She’s a wonder."


36 posted on 10/10/2012 7:36:01 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: hadaclueonce
I really don’t get this story.
What can the Russian hope to get an edge on?
They like 0?
They like R?

I don't think their actions are predicated on the US election.

Their interest is Russia.

They know we are weak at this point in time and, thanks to Obama, it will be some time before our financial power is restored, if ever.

If Obama wins they know they have a pisant wimp to deal with.
If Romnmey wins they know he will need to concentrate on trying to repair the economic damage Obama is leaving him.


37 posted on 10/10/2012 7:38:19 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: SERKIT

Great picture of Obama’s FORWARD Foreign Policy. Thanks!


38 posted on 10/10/2012 7:54:04 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Oh darn, Russia is known for their quality instruments and such...or not.


39 posted on 10/10/2012 7:59:55 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Vlad and the Russians ain't stupid. As long as Zero will dismantle America's nukes and military unilaterally without the Russians having to give up anything, why should they?
40 posted on 10/10/2012 8:04:19 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Another OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DIPLOMATIC TRIUMPH!!!

Thanks Brad from Tennessee.


41 posted on 10/10/2012 8:06:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Iron Munro

Russia wants to rule the oil in the world.

They cannot do that if we are afraid to act. They want disruption there...but they do not want it a glass covered cesspool.

With Obama, there is no control in the world. With Romney, they know they can “deal.” Might not be the best deal...but they can deal. And live.


42 posted on 10/10/2012 8:17:18 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (MIf you are a white conservative, you MUST be a racist. ;-))
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To: Brad from Tennessee
When’s that foreign policy debate?
43 posted on 10/10/2012 8:21:41 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: Flag_This
Well, time for some new buttons, I'd say. Romney got some other buttons from his Bain / Staples days:


44 posted on 10/10/2012 8:50:39 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: Just mythoughts
I am not sure our 'intelligence' is itself in working order. I say this after watching the hearing today where the blame for blaming a stupid video for spontaneous demonstrations that got 4 Americans killed was placed at the door of our 'intelligence'.

I was not able to watch the hearing. A key question is, who was blaming the 'intelligence'?

BTW, (OT) Hope you've been getting some rain there.

45 posted on 10/10/2012 9:11:50 PM PDT by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: Raven6

And who could forget Graf?


46 posted on 10/10/2012 9:15:51 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Paul R.
I was not able to watch the hearing. A key question is, who was blaming the 'intelligence'?

The two boobs from the State Department. Deputy Assistant Charlene Lamb (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=cc7_1349891560) here is a flavor of her presentation... and Ambassador Patrick Kennedy. (http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/10/10/state-dept-meltdown-at-benghazi-hearing/)

I would recommend anyone and everyone who missed today's hearing to go to C-Span and watch for themselves.. It really is that important.

BTW, (OT) Hope you've been getting some rain there.

Not really all that much since Isaac moved north and west before heading east. Maybe this weekend. At least the heat is gone.

47 posted on 10/10/2012 9:28:00 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: Just mythoughts
RE: "I was not able to watch the hearing. A key question is, who was blaming the 'intelligence'?"
Be aware of 12:32AM EST, 10/11/12, the full four hour hearing is
available at CSPAN. I suspect it will show up over the next
few days in the main, or next or next CSPAN main web pages.

Do take advantage with it while it is available.
It is titled: Congress Holds First Hearing on U.S. Consulate
Attack On Libya

You can view it and book mark it for future more in depth
viewing.
CSPAN
48 posted on 10/10/2012 9:44:29 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Observe how few Americans edumacated since 1990 can describe the difference between Soviet and American ideologies — or even articulate the reasons why the Soviet empire had to build a wall to keep its human property inside its borders.

And the Bear awakens.


49 posted on 10/10/2012 9:47:25 PM PDT by TArcher
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To: Marine_Uncle; Paul R.
Thank you Marine for the link. I saw the majority of the hearing on CSPAN today. It is on right now. Have a good night all.
50 posted on 10/10/2012 9:49:52 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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