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US accuses Russia of violating 1987 missile treaty
FoxNews.com ^ | July 28, 2014

Posted on 07/28/2014 6:41:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin

“The United States has determined that the Russian Federation is in violation of its obligations under the I.N.F. treaty not to possess, produce or flight test a ground launched cruise missile (GLCM) with a range capability of 500 kilometers to 5,500 kilometers or to possess or produce launchers of such missiles,” the report will say, according to the Times.

Obama reportedly said in his letter to Putin that he is interested in high-level discussions with the goal of keeping the I.N.F Treaty intact and ensuring the Kremlin can come back into compliance with it.

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The public finding comes in the wake of congressional pressure on the White House to confront Russia over the allegations of cheating on the treaty. The treaty, which President Ronald Reagan signed with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, banned all U.S. and Russian land-based ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges between 300 miles and 3,400 miles.

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Obama last year announced that he wants to cut the number of U.S. nuclear arms by another third and that he would "seek negotiated cuts" with Russia, a goal now complicated by the accusation of a missile treaty violation.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: cruisemissle; russia; treaty

1 posted on 07/28/2014 6:41:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

The Islamic race pimp is destroying our nuclear stockpile as rapidly as he can, and now he complains about Russian arms treaty compliance.

This guy is one gigantic fur-ball!


2 posted on 07/28/2014 6:43:08 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: All

Putin came out of retirement to bitch slap Barry on the world stage and he’s doing a good job.


3 posted on 07/28/2014 6:44:51 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: BenLurkin

Is he trying to start a nuclear war?


4 posted on 07/28/2014 6:44:55 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: BenLurkin

That’s the good thing about Obama, it’s all pen and phone. Laws and treaties are for infidel idiots.


5 posted on 07/28/2014 6:45:36 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: BenLurkin
Can anyone name a treaty that Russia hasn't violated?

Interesting ltr though, basically Barry is saying; when you are all done testing your missiles just let us know and we'll agree that you are in compliance.

6 posted on 07/28/2014 6:48:31 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun free zones?)
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7 posted on 07/28/2014 6:51:15 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: BenLurkin

Hate to be pessimistic but I see a deal in the future where Putin agrees to abide by the treaty in return for a negotiated piece of Ukraine. All just in time for the Novemeber elections, making the Dems look like saviors. I guess I could be more pessimistic. Nah, don’t want to go there.


8 posted on 07/28/2014 6:52:55 PM PDT by No One Special
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To: newnhdad

Dude,Like,this happened a long time ago.


9 posted on 07/28/2014 6:53:57 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: BenLurkin

It’s ok, this REALLY can’t be happening because we OUTSPEND the Russians something like 5 to 1 (or maybe 10 to 1). There is NO WAY they could be developing new weapons.

...or so I was, essentially, told, ON THIS SITE, less than a week ago.

So I’m not worried. Must be a typo.


10 posted on 07/28/2014 6:54:30 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

watcha gonna do Baaraack?


11 posted on 07/28/2014 6:55:12 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: logic101.net

They violated the chemical/bio weapons pact plenty. I’m sure they had all their ICBMs at full mirv despite treaties. We always downloaded them.

They had refrigerated SS-18 ICBMs with smallpox in them during the 70s and 80s and who knows now. They’ve never even tried to do their part on any weapon treaty.


12 posted on 07/28/2014 6:57:52 PM PDT by Monty22002
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To: DAC21

I am sure Vlad is real upset.


13 posted on 07/28/2014 6:58:04 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: BobL

Our defense contractors demand 5-10x the cost of theirs for the same product.


14 posted on 07/28/2014 6:58:44 PM PDT by Monty22002
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To: Monty22002

“Our defense contractors demand 5-10x the cost of theirs for the same product.”

Of course, my point is that people here seem to get VERY COMPLACENT when the see the numbers stacked up.

...and how do we know how real the numbers from other countries are? China has nearly our GNP, they’re building nukes like mad, and a blue water navy. Yet we’re supposed to believe that they’re spending NEXT TO NOTHING on their military? Well, we’re told that, and some PEOPLE HERE believe it.


15 posted on 07/28/2014 7:08:38 PM PDT by BobL
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To: BenLurkin

And YOU OBAMA are in violation of the treaty to defend Ukraine.

What a punk. I know it’s bad to have hate in the heart but I really do hate this man.


16 posted on 07/28/2014 7:11:49 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: BenLurkin

THAT should fix it.


17 posted on 07/28/2014 7:27:14 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: BenLurkin

Is that the treaty where we gave up the Pershing system?


18 posted on 07/28/2014 7:43:58 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: BobL

Believing China has no massive nuclear arsenal is insane. They’ve got a lot. Nobody knows how many, only Russia and the USA really announced last time. And we did ours wayyy before Russia did. And even then, ours counts, theirs.. Well..


19 posted on 07/28/2014 7:56:30 PM PDT by Monty22002
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To: Repeal The 17th

I was just thinking the same thing. Are we sending troops back to Germany to close the “gap” again?

I thought we finished this crap when I was in college.


20 posted on 07/28/2014 8:16:15 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: BenLurkin

Well? Now Obama has said it...........Now what?

Answer: Nothing.


21 posted on 07/29/2014 4:06:38 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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