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Reset? Russia Threatens to Strike Missile Defense Sites

NotSoMagicNegro Wrote: May 03, 2012 8:34 PM
I am as conservative as they come, boys and girls, but all of you had better realize that nations have natural spheres of influence," and if we push the Russian too hard on this, THEY WILL take out those Nato missle sites. This is very similar to the problem we had with Russia aiming missles at us from Cuba in the eearly 60s! This is doubly true now that China has as much control of the seas and oceans as we do and will come to Russia's defense if we retalliate. The great oceans of the world are no longer our private yahct club, and it will get much worse if de Corpse Man is reelected.
Jay Wye Wrote: May 03, 2012 9:06 PM
there's a HUGE difference between OFFENSIVE missiles like ICBMs and defensive missiles like ABM.
ABM missiles are NO threat to another peaceful nation. they cannot be used for an attack,only to defend -against- an attack,to make attack too risky to attempt,and chances of success too low.
If Russia opposes ABM defense,then it must mean they intend to attack the US at some point.
IMO,they wish to re-dominate Europe,and ABM would be in their way.
Michael1364 Wrote: May 03, 2012 8:47 PM
And what did we do with Cuba missile crisis? Kennedy was not backing down and it was the Russians who cowered. The Chinese hate Russians (and most everyone else).
The Russian ruling class is just as greedy as Americans and won't risk losing their lifestyle.

Remember Vice President Joe Biden's foreign policy speech at New York University last week? He slammed Mitt Romney for his "ignorance" about missile defense, and claimed that President Obama had managed to "reset" our relationship with Russia. Well, it looks like relations are still tenuous with our former chief global adversary. They're convinced that NATO missile defense sites sprinkled around Europe are aimed at Russian nuclear weapons, and not Iran, as the Alliance maintains. And if they don't like the look of the program, they're willing to strike pre-emptively:

Russia’s most senior military officer said Thursday that...