Skip to comments.As Ukraine tension flares, Russia test-fires ballistic missile
Posted on 03/04/2014 11:31:28 AM PST by John W
Russia said it had successfully test-fired an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile on Tuesday, with tensions high over its seizure of control in the Crimea and its threat to send more forces to its neighbour Ukraine.
The Strategic Rocket Forces launched an RS-12M Topol missile from the southerly Astrakhan region near the Caspian Sea and the dummy warhead hit its target at a proving ground in Kazakhstan, the state-run news agency RIA cited Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Yegorov as saying.
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Comparing the two pictures it looks like the model makers shorted you the cute little fire extinguishers *and* an axle.
Time to sign up for RSL classes.
Russian as a second language.
Well, that’s certainly a big message meant for King Obongo.
Yeah, that’s the ticket.
#Russia ICBM test was planned ahead of #Ukraine and US had been notified of window, US official tells @LMartinezABC
Reagan would have laser-ed, it right out of the sky.
I’d dread a tire change and topping off the fuel.
Yes the ICBM and the invasion were planned ahead, they just forgot to tell them about the invasion. RIGHT
I’ll be danged if it don’t look like a Pershing II.
Richard Galpin BBC News, Moscow tweets: #Russia tests intercontinental ballistic missile after John Kerry sharply criticised #putin over #ukraine. Coincidence?
19:56: A US defence official tells the AFP news agency Washington was informed that Russia would test a missile.
19:51:BREAKING NEWS The Russian military says it has launched a Topol RS-12M missile from its Kapustin Yar test range near the Caspian Sea to the Sary Shagan range in Kazakhstan.
19:48: News of Tuesday’s missile test came after the US accused Russian forces of an “act of aggression” in Crimea.
Or from his Kayak
And soon our government will be arguing about the missile test with the Russians instead of Crimea. He makes Obama dance like a monkey on a stick.
Obama,,, checkers, Putin,,, 3 dimensional chess.
Isn’t that the same model missle James May tried to launch on last week’s Top Gear? They wre driving through Ukraine when they stopped at an old launch site. James took his lighter to the tail end of the missle...oops!
See, that’s one thing I don’t get.
All of these fellow FReepers, making fun of Obozo for his ‘non-action’...Oh, you’d better be careful, he’ll write a strongly-worded letter”, “Oh, he’s going to draw another red line!”. Okay...I can understand making fun of him. He deserves it.
That being said...what in blazes SHOULD we do about it??? Anything??? We don’t DARE send troops, aerial strikes are right out, and God forbid we threaten to toss a nuke.
Am I missing something?
What else do we have???
We are so screwed - I’m going to go practice my Russian.....
Yes — definitely an important message.
“... the intelligence on the thread ...”
Just scrolling through, I don’t see much.
There’s actually no problem here. In his infinite wisdom, Obama has already degraded our nuclear capabilities and generally destroyed our military readiness. This was to automatically forestall any chance of reacting militarily to such aggressive bluffs. Obama intends to use his charms and good looks to talk Putin out of actually committing any violent acts.
Barack is so weak that doing things like this (ONE missile) makes Putin seem relatively swoonworthy.
I think we should count on Russia dissing the USA. Barack has made it supremely diss-worthy.
Now if we rednecks don’t like this, then we need to be about the task of getting something more honorable than that present gang of CESM Democrats into office, and posthaste.
Bankrupt them. Drive down the price of gas and oil ... see also Reagan.
Meanwhile, Russia is upping the price of gas to the Ukraine, and we supplying $$$$.