Russian military officer recently said the country is concerned that
the proposed U.S. missile defense plans are now a threat to Russia,
leading to a slowdown in arms control talks between the two
it very negatively, because it could weaken our missile forces,"
said Gen. Nikolai Makarov, Russian senior officer, during an
interview. "The development of missile defense is aimed
against the Russian Federation."The U.S. government has
denied all reports of potential friction between the U.S. and Russia,
with President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
declining to speak of missile defense plans."I think the
notion that somehow this is in any way an impediment to what's going
on with START is -- is simply -- it's simply not true," said
White House spokesperson Robert Gibbs during a recent press
conference. "It certainly wasn't what President Medvedev
told President Obama."The START nuclear arms reduction
pact, a Cold War era agreement between the United States and former
Soviet Union, expired in December with the two countries now trying
to figure out how to move forward. President Obama won't use
Poland and the Czech Republic as hosts for missile shield locations,
but will instead use missile interceptors over land and sea.Obama
plans to have a missile defense system in place that is able to
intercept warheads fired from North Korea, Iran and other "rogue
states," not Russia. Until both sides are able to reach an
official agreement regarding the new missile shield, tensions could
quote: If you cannot get another country to do something you want by asking, then you can either go to war or ignore it. You cannot do anything else.
quote: Heck you guys couldn't even beat the germans in WW2, had to cry to the US to save your butts.
quote: It's primary purpose was to solve European problems for a Europe that couldn't do it on it's own.
quote: It's not irrelevant. Europe asked (begged, is a more accurate term) the US to protect them from Soviet forces. The US didn't ask Europe...and the mere fact we felt it a good idea to acceede to their request changes nothing.
quote: you are incompetent of taking care of your own security, so you are even more incompetent of holding info of MY transactions.
quote: Don't bother, there is no point of telling this to a person, who is in state to say: "Heck you guys couldn't even beat the germans in WW2, had to cry to the US to save your butts. ".
quote: The fact is simple, without us, you wouldn't exist like you do now.
quote: I find a lot of humor in this, as you Europeans are the ones that are unable to keep the Muslim population from overrunning your countries--all while caving into their radical demands and beliefs.
quote: It's amazing what decades of investing in the education of the next generation and the fostering of good will can accomplish.
quote: One side annihilates the other
quote: i can pretty much guarantee that israel has better security than the USA--yet they get attack far more frequently.
quote: Nazi technology (and Nazi employees) took you to the moon.
quote: but their government is generally popular
quote: We stabilize, they destabilize. That's the difference.
quote: In short; mind your own business, and you are the last one to say: "Russian people actually fall for this garbage, they deserve what they get".
quote: A religious nut lying to the population pushed on by a zionist minority
quote: "We view it very negatively, because it could weaken our missile forces,"
quote: And as another commenter mentioned, with the Russian ability to launch from subs almost anywhere, the insurance value is dubious. So what is America getting out of it really?
quote: why don't we make the technology public so that EVERYONE can defend against everyone else's missiles.