Skip to comments.Like father like son zotted again
Posted on 09/12/2005 6:36:19 PM PDT by Rudyard The Insane
I paid no mind to international politics until after G.W. Bush took over the starring role on the world's stage so I always thought it was he who, forseeing the future, briliantly & wisely began forming alliances with the Russians. Until I stumbled upon this:
"For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary May 24, 2002
Text of Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty
The United States of America and the Russian Federation, hereinafter referred to as the Parties,
Embarking upon the path of new relations for a new century and committed to the goal of strengthening their relationship through cooperation and friendship,
Believing that new global challenges and threats require the building of a qualitatively new foundation for strategic relations between the Parties,
Desiring to establish a genuine partnership based on the principles of mutual security, cooperation, trust, openness, and predictability,
Committed to implementing significant reductions in strategic offensive arms,
Proceeding from the Joint Statements by the President of the United States of America and the President of the Russian Federation on Strategic Issues of July 22, 2001 in Genoa and on a New Relationship between the United States and Russia of November 13, 2001 in Washington,
Mindful of their obligations under the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms of July 31, 1991, hereinafter referred to as the START Treaty,
Mindful of their obligations under Article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons of July 1, 1968, and
Convinced that this Treaty will help to establish more favorable conditions for actively promoting security and cooperation, and enhancing international stability,
Have agreed as follows:
Each Party shall reduce and limit strategic nuclear warheads, as stated by the President of the United States of America on November 13, 2001 and as stated by the President of the Russian Federation on November 13, 2001 and December 13, 2001 respectively, so that by December 31, 2012 the aggregate number of such warheads does not exceed 1700-2200 for each Party. Each Party shall determine for itself the composition and structure of its strategic offensive arms, based on the established aggregate limit for the number of such warheads.
The Parties agree that the START Treaty remains in force in accordance with its terms.
For purposes of implementing this Treaty, the Parties shall hold meetings at least twice a year of a Bilateral Implementation Commission.
1. This Treaty shall be subject to ratification in accordance with the constitutional procedures of each Party. This Treaty shall enter into force on the date of the exchange of instruments of ratification.
2. This Treaty shall remain in force until December 31, 2012 and may be extended by agreement of the Parties or superseded earlier by a subsequent agreement.
3. Each Party, in exercising its national sovereignty, may withdraw from this Treaty upon three months written notice to the other Party.
This Treaty shall be registered pursuant to Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations.
Done at Moscow on May 24, 2002, in two copies, each in the English and Russian languages, both texts being equally authentic."
Like father like son, I guess.
If you're a pal to Darksheare, you're a pal of mine...;))
[and I *like* "off" people...the other kind is boring]...LOL!
you just got me in trouble. I busted out laughing and woke up the wife.
Thank you... :)
Although not many will admit to know the dark one... I just happen to stumble upon him and the rest of the merry band and kinda just fell in...
Likewise if you are in league with darksheare you are in league with me... :)
I make "dyslexic" typos all the time.
Do they count?
[but I'm not dyslexic...I just suck as a typist....go figger]...;))
[sing her back to sleep before she pillow-whacks you]....:)
A trollish night tonight...and the moon's not even full!
"Likewise if you are in league with darksheare you are in league with me... :)"
You're not the Devil are you?!?....====8-O
not last time I checked...
I could go on making a bad joke about being a little horny though ...
But I figure that would be in bad taste... :)
I don't think we have to worry overmuch about violating "bad taste" ettiquette amongst this crowd....;))
too true... on your about page... I notice the flag with the red hand of Ulster on it?? Any particular reason if you don't mind sharing?
That's where my ancestors lived until they were marched aboard 'The Cromwell Cruise Lines'...;)
I am the grandson of an ulsterman myself.. So that is where I picked up on it.
Then you're doubly a friend...:)
[I was just tickled that you recognized it]
I think they count.
Double if they are made in proximity to a post I made, or in a thread I am lurking on.
No Prob... must be something in the blood! :)
"The blood is strong".....;)