Skip to comments.Putin takes hard line on U.S. defense plans
Posted on 07/26/2007 2:02:48 PM PDT by lizol
Putin takes hard line on U.S. defense plans
Updated: 07/26/07 6:52 AM
MOSCOW (AP) President Vladimir V. Putin vowed Wednesday to strengthen Russias military capability and step up spying abroad in response to U.S. plans to build missile defense sites and to deploy troops in Eastern Europe.
The situation in the world and internal political interests require the Foreign Intelligence Service to permanently increase its capabilities, primarily in the field of information and analytical support for the countrys leadership, Putin said in a meeting with senior military and security officers in remarks that were posted on the Kremlins Web site. The Foreign Intelligence Service is a successor agency to the KGB.
Putin did not identify specific nations as targets, but officials in the United States and Britain have said recently that Moscow has intensified its spying in those countries.
Putin said U.S. plans to station troops in Eastern Europe and Washingtons intention to base missile defense sites in Poland and the Czech Republic pose security challenges for Russia. Washington says the facilities are necessary to protect the United States and Europe from missiles launched by Iran or other rogue states.
“..missile defense sites in Poland and the Czech Republic pose security challenges for Russia.”
Hate to admit it, but Russia is right. Then again, we are forced to build these sites simply because we can’t trust communists. (Only Muslims are trustworthy.)
Scary stuff, and of course, not news worthy for most MSM.
kasparov’s editorial “don putin” in the wsj today says it all.
putin’s a godfather.
“and step up spying abroad in response to U.S. plans to build missile defense sites and to deploy troops in Eastern Europe.”
Good - this will bankrupt them again.
Anyways, the Russians and Putin are always caterwauling and their threats are squelched out in the calculus. As they say in the markets, the Russians are already discounted. That’s what happens when you only have one note. People tune you out.
“Why on earth, does Russia still behave like it’s the cold war era”
Read Banfield and Moral Basis of a Bankrupt Society.
The Russians have a culture that precludes internal development. They believe that life is a zero sum game and that the only way to advance is to take. They have no trust in anything and they can never be trusted.
They have only survived by systematic genocide and wholesale theft.
I guess the BarB Que at Kennebunkport didn’t pan out.
Like, even if the Russians found out something, what are they going to do with it? Build world class organizations that can long term exploit it?
We talking Democrats here?
We are doing it. Putin stutters and shouts. For Putin, it could be boob bait for the locals. Bush couldn’t care.
“I really, REALLY don’t like the idea that what you say is true”
Tell me about it - my parents lost 1200 hectares or 3000 acres to the Russians - prime Carpathian sub alpine property.
But they fled with their lives - these poor sobs lost everything.
Putin apparently thinks Russia is one of those rogue states. Wonder why ?
Once a Commie, always a Commie...
I wouldn’t necessarily say so. Russia gets away with a lot more than they would ever have during the Cold War.
Why on earth, does Russia still behave like it’s the cold war era? Why can’t they just move on? Sheesh!==
Don’t you look on America lately? Who deploys the new weaponry and bases in Europe? America provokes Russia. Russia should answer.
They believe that life is a zero sum game and that the only way to advance is to take. ==
Aren’t we all? Name me any latino country which likes America?
They have only survived by systematic genocide and wholesale theft.==
Slander. Comminism theory which you imply was divised in Germany and England (check where Marx and Engels from) and was pushed on Russia by Civil war 1917-22.
Once a Commie, always a Commie...==
Heh heh:)) Lizol is the former commie:)
Russia is still angry at having lost the cold war. They want to reverse their losses. ==
You so wrong here. Russia benefitted from USSR demise. Accually Russian leaders were aganist Soviet leaders in the end years of USSR era.
What they dont realize is that their rabid behavior will only earn them another humiliating defeat at our hands.==
Rabid behaivior is to provoke new Russia into the new Cold war. We all will “cry blood tears” later because of those irresponsible provokateers of today.
Pushed on Russia by a civil war? You're not making any sense now. A "civil war", by definition, is a conflict fought by the factions of the same country. So, communism wasn't "pushed on" Russia, but came from within.
Get your head out of the sand, the missile shield is to protect Europe from Iran - not Russia.
The thing is that those systems have appeared all over the CIS/ ex Soviet states.
RusIvan is a revisionist who wants us to believe there were no Russians in Moscow in the 20’s and 30’s.
You might want to clue Cheka Putin in to this fact. He seems to think it was a catastrophe that caused Russians worse pain even than 80 years of communism.
Russians have got to be a weak bunch if they couldn't defeat this supposed group of "nonrussian citizens of RE". Besides, these people being citizens of the country have every right to be active in the state they live in. It were the russian tzars who annexed the lands were these non russian lived (ukraine, georgia, etc.).
“It were the russian tzars who annexed the lands were these non russian lived (ukraine, georgia, etc.).”
Good post but Ukrainians did not have a significant presence within the Bolshevic movement. They were fighting the Bolshevics and the White Russians simultaneously.