Russia to deploy short-range missiles...

Russia to deploy short-range missiles near Poland

There are 652 comments on the news.yahoo.com story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Russia to deploy short-range missiles near Poland . In it, news.yahoo.com reports that:

Russia will deploy short-range missiles near Poland to counter U.S. military plans in Eastern Europe, President Dmitry Medvedev warned Wednesday, setting a combative tone that clashed with global goodwill over Barack Obama's election.

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Old American Gal

United States

#1 Nov 5, 2008
Well Putin really waited a long time to test the new Prez, didn't he?
Wonder when I-did-a-bad-job in Iran will step up and test him, too?

Since: Mar 08

Franklin, TN

#2 Nov 5, 2008
I suppose this could only be because they will be to close to our new radar to be detected until after they are up and away?

Since: Mar 08

Franklin, TN

#3 Nov 5, 2008
Old American Gal wrote:
Well Putin really waited a long time to test the new Prez, didn't he?
Wonder when I-did-a-bad-job in Iran will step up and test him, too?
Can't test him until Jan. 20.
AARP Patrol

Rochester, VT

#4 Nov 5, 2008
What's wrong with Russia deploying missiles on its own territory, old gal?

You got a problem with defensive systems? You wanna be some kind of world dictator?
Old American Gal

United States

#5 Nov 5, 2008
No, Real, he can get a feel now for how Obama will react to future provocations. I am really concerned about Putin, that guy scares me. He's too quiet, too methodical, and ruthless as hell. He's getting his ducks in a row, but for what?
eSemperFi

Inwood, WV

#6 Nov 5, 2008
I cant make "heads or tails" of the recent decisions by Russia.

http://www.eSemperFi.com
AARP Patrol

Rochester, VT

#7 Nov 5, 2008
Old American Gal wrote:
No, Real, he can get a feel now for how Obama will react to future provocations. I am really concerned about Putin, that guy scares me. He's too quiet, too methodical, and ruthless as hell. He's getting his ducks in a row, but for what?
LOL

What a nervous nelly.

Pop a Qualude.
Old American Gal

United States

#8 Nov 5, 2008
AARP:
Nope, I got enough problems of my own, forget the rest of the world. They don't want us around anyway! Poland started getting nervous when Russia and Georgia went at it, and the Poles are looking to us to back them if the bear starts growling and threatening them. Poland, a level plain of a country, has historically been caught in the middle between Russia and Germany. And as ex-KGB, Putin and his comrades would love to reconstitute the old Union.
AARP Patrol

Rochester, VT

#9 Nov 5, 2008
Old American Gal wrote:
AARP:
And as ex-KGB, Putin and his comrades would love to reconstitute the old Union.
You're delusional.

Either that, or you've been listening to that arm-waving McCain lunatic, which qualifies you as a delusion groupie.

Get it straight. GEORGIA attacked Ossetia!
Launched a blitzkrieg rocket attack on the capital, in fact.

You want to be nervous? Fondle your worry beads over supporting that lunatic Saakashvili, no questions asked.
AARP Patrol

Rochester, VT

#10 Nov 5, 2008
In fact, old gal. Russia lobbied for a non-agression pact signed by Georgia and Ossetia but the US convinced Georgia to squelch it.

Nervous yet?

“Trust no one in politics.”

Since: Apr 08

Pompano Beach, FL

#11 Nov 5, 2008
Old American Gal wrote:
AARP:
Nope, I got enough problems of my own, forget the rest of the world. They don't want us around anyway! Poland started getting nervous when Russia and Georgia went at it, and the Poles are looking to us to back them if the bear starts growling and threatening them. Poland, a level plain of a country, has historically been caught in the middle between Russia and Germany. And as ex-KGB, Putin and his comrades would love to reconstitute the old Union.
You buy into the paranoia of the Polish and Baltic warmongers? Funny the western Europeans all seem to recognise it as b/s.

Germany is not the least worried about the Russian Federation and neither is France.

“Trust no one in politics.”

Since: Apr 08

Pompano Beach, FL

#12 Nov 5, 2008
Old American Gal wrote:
No, Real, he can get a feel now for how Obama will react to future provocations. I am really concerned about Putin, that guy scares me. He's too quiet, too methodical, and ruthless as hell. He's getting his ducks in a row, but for what?
If he is quiet what would a rational person do?

a) See no problem?

b) Hatch some wild convoluted conspiracy theory?

“Trust no one in politics.”

Since: Apr 08

Pompano Beach, FL

#13 Nov 5, 2008
Old American Gal wrote:
Well Putin really waited a long time to test the new Prez, didn't he?
Wonder when I-did-a-bad-job in Iran will step up and test him, too?
Why would George W Bush, mr. I-did-a-bad-job, who made Iran stronger by getting rid of their rival Saddam for them and getting sucked into that quagmire called Afghanistan test B Hussein Obama?

Since: Mar 08

Franklin, TN

#14 Nov 5, 2008
Old American Gal wrote:
No, Real, he can get a feel now for how Obama will react to future provocations. I am really concerned about Putin, that guy scares me. He's too quiet, too methodical, and ruthless as hell. He's getting his ducks in a row, but for what?
Yep, he is lining them up, but for what?

Since: Nov 08

Moscow, Russia

#15 Nov 5, 2008
Old American Gal wrote:
No, Real, he can get a feel now for how Obama will react to future provocations. I am really concerned about Putin, that guy scares me. He's too quiet, too methodical, and ruthless as hell. He's getting his ducks in a row, but for what?
I think you just summarized the characteristics of a good leader. Maybe we should have let him stay as president for a few more years...
As for the ducks, Hunting Season is about to begin.

“Trust no one in politics.”

Since: Apr 08

Pompano Beach, FL

#16 Nov 5, 2008
In Real Time wrote:
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Yep, he is lining them up, but for what?
Is it not ironic that as Vladimir Putin and Dmitri Medvedyev are leading their nation towards a market economy B Hussein Obama and Joe the Biden are leading ours towards state socialism?
AARP Patrol

Rochester, VT

#17 Nov 5, 2008
In Real Time wrote:
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Yep, he is lining them up, but for what?
Mr. Clueless..........

As a counter to the US lining NATO ducks up in a row and surrounding Russia.

"Nothing to worry about, just ludicrous concerns'. Yeah, right - we saw where that line ended up in Georgia.

By the way, that 'trust but verify' line Reagan is famous for came straight from an old Russian proverb.

And by the way, do you think that our taking the UN resolution on Kosovo that we pushed through in '99 and subsequently threw into the garbage as if it never existed may have something to do with our relations?

People get nervous from ignorance. I guess you're one of them.

“bless the USA”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#18 Nov 5, 2008
AARP Patrol wrote:
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Mr. Clueless..........
As a counter to the US lining NATO ducks up in a row and surrounding Russia.
"Nothing to worry about, just ludicrous concerns'. Yeah, right - we saw where that line ended up in Georgia.
By the way, that 'trust but verify' line Reagan is famous for came straight from an old Russian proverb.
And by the way, do you think that our taking the UN resolution on Kosovo that we pushed through in '99 and subsequently threw into the garbage as if it never existed may have something to do with our relations?
People get nervous from ignorance. I guess you're one of them.
Funny, in 1999 we (the USA) gave Russia many metric tons of free grain to help offset their shortfall in their depression. How did that affect our relations?

Having said that, we do not need antimissiles in the middle of Europe for an attack from Asia...we can do that from ships. I do note that the missiles are kinetic interceptors and carry no explosive, and the number to be deployed would hardly be felt by the RF.
Trust but Verify

Rochester, VT

#19 Nov 5, 2008
Kenhunt wrote:
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I do note that the missiles are kinetic interceptors and carry no explosive, and the number to be deployed would hardly be felt by the RF.
C'mon Ken, that sounds like a commercial for Wonderbread.

The Czech radar is perfectly poised for enhancements to cover half of Russia and interceptors?- well, you know how those Pentagon types like to expand and enhance capabilities as well as I. Couple that with the prognostications coming from PNAC and its interest in annuling MAD and making first strikes a feasible fantasy and you can see whence the cause for concern.

If the Russians are concerned (as we certainly would be in their shoes), let them deploy a counterstrike and radar jamming capability. If we don't want to be good-neighborly about it and pass off their concerns as 'ludicrous', why should they?

Since: Nov 08

Moscow, Russia

#20 Nov 5, 2008
Kenhunt wrote:
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Funny, in 1999 we (the USA) gave Russia many metric tons of free grain to help offset their shortfall in their depression. How did that affect our relations?
Having said that, we do not need antimissiles in the middle of Europe for an attack from Asia...we can do that from ships. I do note that the missiles are kinetic interceptors and carry no explosive, and the number to be deployed would hardly be felt by the RF.
I find it even funnier that we have fought most of our wars against the same enemies...

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