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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Correction to my comment: Treaty not bill.
FUR. We’ll amend as we see fit.
I see fit to send the whole thing back to you ——unsigned.
Or they'll do what?
That statement should put all lawmakers on halt.
It cannot be opened up and become the subject of new negotiations.
Just fine....kill the bill
This bellicose threat should give Senators pause. Do not modify the treaty, or what, Vlad?
Would you rather follow Putin or Obama into battle?
The Soviets always favored democrats in our national elections. Obviously when we hear the call by the Russians to go in one direction, the opposite course of action is the correct one.
So, what’ll it be, Senators — the Russians have given you your marching orders... WSY?
I wouldn’t follow 0bama into K-Mart, much less battle.
And our leaders are cowering in the corner.
Senate should be giving an up or down vote on this.
Russia has not signed off on this. They had....but they withdrew their signature.
My questions is what is the “or else!” bit. Russia is very keen on this treaty being passed without any alteration, even to the supposedly non-binding preamble (if it is non-binding, then why fight for it to remain in the treaty?).
Puitn, at least has his nation’s interests at heart.
In the past, our national leaders would’ve stood tall and told the Soviets/Russians to piss off.
Now they just shiver, blow snot bubbles and wet their pants while the Russians laugh.
He sure does. Much unlike the POS we have "leading" us.
Bingo. Whatever else happens he supports Russia and for the most part the Russian people support him.
The occupier of our White House neither gives nor receives nor deserves the same respect.
Republican campaign ad. Plus it will get rid of the rinos.
Putin would wipe the floor with metrosexual Obama.
Sounding a lot like NK and Iran.
I read it maybe two weeks ago...Maybe google treaty russia signature withdrew...
Is obama & company taking orders from Russia now?
No need to amend it, if it is voted DOWN!
Which means that the only nation bound by it would be the US, which makes this one-each royal screw job.
Trash it as it is!
No need to waste time re-writing it.....
“I wouldnt follow 0bama into K-Mart, much less battle.”
Thanks for putting that the way I would. Have you noticed that most now would write it the other way? “I wouldn’t follow Obama into battle, much less K-Mart.”
"in our view" you mean the perspective of the kleptocratic remnant of the USSR?
"strict basis of parity"? This treaty needs to be renegotiated by people who actually love their country and want her and her ideals to win.
Obama, Hilary and their State Department couldn't win a game of checkers against a 5th grader. Why would we let them do our negotiating against lying tyrants that play chess?
I shudder at the thought of the current wimpy adinistration negotiating anything with the Russians. I can just see 0, in tears, as he plead with them to give a just a little so he can “make history”.
“At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth in their military chest; with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”
- Abraham Lincoln
Right, making history while destroying our future.
Putin. No brainer.
Russia warned the United States Senate on Monday not to rewrite the new arms control treaty being debated on Capitol Hill
Russia 'Warned' us?
Yo Vlad, you better remember that American Citizens aren't limp wristed wussies like that guy whose pretending to be president.
So eat sh*t and die, Ruskie!
"Forget Anna Chapman, Obama.
You are our deepest best agent, ever."
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The Russians withdrew their previous signature? Then it's up for re-negotiation from their side regardless.
When our Executive branch leaders or representatives "sign", it doesn't have the force of law until our Senate ratifies. So don't ratify, just send it back with amendments.
Meanwhile, we keep what we have, re-invigorate it, and double or triple-down on what we supply to nations on their borders, in comparison to whatever Putin sells to Hugo, the tyrant.
Not tit-for-tat, but 2X or 3X.
And don't blink.
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Here’s the answer to your about “Would you rather follow Putin or Obama into battle?” Putin, hands down!!! Why? Obama cannot even control his elitist,American hating wife who regularly disses him and rapes American taxpayers with her outrageous cost expenditures like flying to Hawaii at additional taxpayer expense rather then wait for her useless incompetent husband to take care of the people’s business which he was elected to do!!! Obama dies not the capability to lead a kindergarden class to the boys & girls bathrooms!!!
kill this treaty
Who the hell are they to tell us what to do? Oh, wait........
Mr. McConnell accused President Obama and the Democrats of politicizing the treaty by pressing to ratify it before a new Senate takes office in January, with five more Republicans than the current Senate.
National Security should be a nonpartisan. A treaty shouldn’t be rushed without long debate.
Would Ronald Reagan approve this treaty?
Monday’s Press Conference with John Bolton and others;
There are many reasons why this treaty falls short of those negotiated by President Reagan. For one thing, its verification regime is inadequate. For another, it gives the Kremlin an unwarranted influence over the structure of our nuclear deterrent. Most important, it will almost certainly reduce our freedom to deploy vital defenses against ballistic missiles.
And following Obama wouldn’t?