Skip to comments.Russia Warns Senate Not to Amend Arms Control Treaty
Posted on 12/20/2010 10:54:25 AM PST by balls
WASHINGTON Russia warned the United States Senate on Monday not to rewrite the new arms control treaty being debated on Capitol Hill as American lawmakers clashed about the politics of ratification in the waning days of the Congressional session.
Republican critics of the treaty, known as New Start, offered more amendments to the treatys language on verification and launcher limits. But any change to the treaty text would require both countries to return to the negotiating table, and Moscow made it clear that senators had to accept the treaty or reject it as it is, without amendments.
I can only underscore that the strategic nuclear arms treaty, worked out on the strict basis of parity, in our view fully answers to the national interests of Russia and the United States, Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, told the Interfax news agency on Monday. It cannot be opened up and become the subject of new negotiations.
The Russian statement provoked a sharp response from the leading Republican treaty opponent, Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona. Whats wrong with that? he asked of returning to the negotiating table to improve the treaty. Unless you think the U.S. Constitution was really stupid to give the Senate a role in this, it doesnt seem theres anything wrong with the Senate saying, You got about nine-tenths of it right.
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The Treaty is on the Home Page of the State Dept. I downloaded it yesterday.
The Treaty itself is only 17 pages but the total 'thing' is in 5 parts and 356 pages long. The 2nd part, the Protocols, is 165 pages long and its referenced throughout 'The Treaty'.
Bottom line is that there's no way in hades that something like this should be rammed through in a Lame Duck session and at the last minute. The NEW Senate needs to go through it word by word.
And then, Vote it DOWN.
Putin is a traitor to his own people. He served the Soviet Communism that enslaved his own Russian people unswervingly. He was not happy about the collapse of the Soviet tyranny and now he has stolen the Russian people’s freedom and ensured that Russia will follow the Soviet Union into the ashheap of history.
And with Zero's appalling foreign policy gaffes abroad, every country in the world is free to warn us about everything we do.
If you want to join the Russian then go ahead. As far as I’m concerned Obama is Brokeback Putin’s butt boy and best comrade.
I didn’t say he was a saint. He is a an iron-fisted neo-Stalinist individual. On the other hand, have you ever heard him run about the world apologizing for Russia? Have you seen bow deeply and submissively to world leaders?
Well, much like a sock puppet, Putin does have his hand up Obummer’s backside.
don’t ammend it just kill it!!
Read the treaty? Why, our “betters” don’t read 2,000+ page bills, how do you expect them to read a document that will govern strategic defense policy?
I have heard Putin say worse things about the USA than Obama has. Putin said that what the USA did in Vietnam was worse than Stalin's purges.
Yes, Putin is an asshat. I am not denying that. Our own president is an asshat. Both men have no respect for the US.
Road mobile ICBM’s and tactical nukes are not counted in this. It also prohibits missile defense by the US, and allows Russia to keep its current nuclear stockpiles. What more does Russia want?
The Rooskies have been trying to get us to scrap our “Star Wars” ABM system since Gorbychov.
This is their last chance—Obama want’s us as helpless as any other 3rd World country real bad and Putin wants to help him.
ZOT START HARD!!!
Don’t don’t don’t let’s START.
I’ve got a broken heart.
That ain’t no sock puppet or a hand. Putin being a man’s man and all. If this doesn’t give a clue to the Repubs in the Senate to stop all discussion or to amend the treaty until it is unratified, then nothing will.
Somebody call Scott Brown— what do you think NOW Scott? The russkies say don’t change anything and YOU AGREE WITH THEM???
Dependent upon the executive branch to negotiate (that’s a laugh) with the russians. What does the treaty say? The russians are ADDING to their stockpile and we have agreed to lower ours and no new technology- how smart is that?
Just two more years of Obama, give or take...
“Russia Warns Senate Not to Amend Arms Control Treaty”
And I would warn the rooskies to be careful when they BITE ME!
Surely that’s a rhetorical question.
So now Hussein is bowing to the Russians.....and we are forced to follow suit?
Can anyone in the Senate even spell US SOVEREIGNTY???
(PS: he’s not bowing, he’s on his knees. And he won’t even get paid the hooker’s union $20 minimum)
I have just one question for 0: What is in this treaty for us?
Is that a They Might Be Giants reference?
In other words, the treaty smells to high heaven like BS but yeah, let’s ratify the piece of garbage.....in a lameduck session to boot..... =.=
If one literally follows them both, then it would theoretically be possible to simultaneously reduce by exactly TWO, the number of significant problems facing the world...
I’ll write nothing more - don’t want trouble for FR, or men in suits knocking on my door...
Say no more. Say no more. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink...
Yob tvoyu maht, Tovarisch Putin.
“I found my thrill... on Capitol Hill...”
It’s time to STOP START!