Friday, May 4, 2012

Lucia Russia threatens preemptive strike

Thanks to Luc Hansen on Kiwiblog for mentioning this.

MOSCOW — Russia’s top military officer has threatened to carry out a pre-emptive strike on U.S.-led NATO missile defense facilities in Eastern Europe if Washington goes ahead with its controversial plan to build a missile shield.

President Dmitry Medvedev said last year that Russia will retaliate militarily if it does not reach an agreement with the United States and NATO on the missile defense system.

Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov went even further Thursday. “A decision to use destructive force pre-emptively will be taken if the situation worsens,” he said at an international conference attended by senior U.S. and NATO officials.

Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov also warned on Thursday that talks between Moscow and Washington on the topic are “close to a dead end.”

Related link: Russia’s military threatens preemptive strike if NATO goes ahead with missile plan

3 comment(s):

KG said...

What happened to Obama and Hillary Clinton's vaunted "reset button" for U.S./Russian relations?
Another Obama Administration foreign policy success, eh?

ZenTiger said...

Obama is no doubt right now securing rights to use the John Lennon and Yoko Ono song of "Give Peace A Chance" for his campaign.

KG said...

Lol! You know, even that wouldn't surprise me where this evil fool is concerned.

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