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Post time 2013-12-18 00:38:11 |Display all floors

Now who exactly is the evil one who destabilises that region with the United States
going all out to deploy so-called 'missile defence shield' against Rusiia. Putin has warned them
and still the US continues.

Well, Thank You Putin!

You have done the right thing. A Big Thank You from the World of Nations!

And please make sure you can also destroy the United States with all the
nuclear weapons in your possession. Simultanenous nuclear targets - the
United States and those US puppet nations targeting at Russia! Destroy all
of them in one go!

The United States is raring for a nuclear war. Give them one .....

The World knows only too well the evil designs of the United States.

Go Russia Go!

NATO Members Alarmed by Russian Nuclear Missile Deployment

Iskander mobile theater missile system

© AFP 2013/ Alexander Nemenov
18:20 17/12/2013

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MOSCOW, December 17 (RIA Novosti) – Western officials have reacted with alarm at Russia’s deployment of tactical missiles on areas bordering NATO members states, describing it as a potentially destabilizing move.

Russian officials have confirmed that missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads have been moved to the Western Military District – a territory that abuts all three Baltic States and Poland – in a measure that marks an escalation in Moscow’s campaign to dissuade a US-backed missile shield program in Central Europe.

US State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said at a briefing on Monday that Washington “urged Moscow to take no steps to destabilize the region.”

Russian’s Defense Ministry has defended the deployment, saying that it violated no international agreements. Russia has not revealed the number and exact location of the missiles, and it remains unclear how long they have been in the region.

The 4-ton mobile Iskander-M missiles in question are designed to carry nuclear warheads and have a range of 400 kilometer (250 miles) and fly in a quasi-ballistic trajectory to confuse missile defense systems.

The Associated Press cited US General Philip Breedlove, the head NATO commander in Europe, as saying Tuesday that such a move would demonstrate the need for improved communication between Russia and NATO.

On Tuesday, Latvia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it was “alarmed at Russia’s steps and considers [its] actions unjustified.”

Mindaugas Zickus, a foreign policy advisor to the Lithuanian President, told a local radio station on Tuesday that the missile deployment illustrated duplicity on Russia’s part.

“Russia’s declared support for closer dialogue and strategic cooperation with the European Union and NATO is incompatible with such actions,” Zickus said.

In 2011, then-president Dmitry Medvedev announced a set of measures that Russia would employ to counter a proposed US-led missile defense system in Europe that included the construction of radar systems for air defense and stationing nuclear-equipped Iskander missiles in the region.

The United States insists the missile shield is aimed at defending its allies from emerging-threat states Iran and North Korea.

Analysts consider high-speed, short-range nuclear missiles destabilizing as they drastically shorten the time between a missile launch and nuclear detonation increasing the risk of a preemptive strike.

Russian defense officials said last week that the recently struck deal with Iran to abandon its nuclear weapons ambitions negates the need for the missile shield plans. The US Defense Secretary said on Monday that missile defense system would go forward as planned and was not connected to the Iran deal.

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Post time 2013-12-18 00:46:53 |Display all floors

Ha! Ha! Ha!

I just can't stop laughing at these stupid US puppet nations.

Well done, Putin!

Sock it to them! They have it coming anyway!

Those missiles installed by the United States are not to protect you but hopefully to curtail the number of nuclear missiles falling on American heads! How stupid people can be! Of course the Americans are laughing at your incredible naivety and STUPIDITY!

Go Putin Go!


Poland and Baltic States voice alarm at Russia missile plans

BC, Riga, 17.12.2013

Poland and three Baltic states voiced their alarm Monday over plans by Russia to move nuclear-capable missiles close to their borders, informs LETA/AFP.

"Plans to deploy "Iskander-M" missiles in the Kaliningrad district are disturbing and Poland has said so many times," its foreign ministry said in a statement.

Warsaw said it had received no official word from Moscow about the deployment, which a Russian defense ministry spokesman confirmed on Monday.

"This is a matter for NATO and we can expect possible consultations and action (...) at the NATO and EU level," it added.

"It is clear that it is alarming news as it is one of the arguments changing balance of powers in our region," Latvia's Defense Minister Artis Pabriks said on Monday.

"It does not change the balance of power between NATO and Russia, but it changes balance of power in the region. It threatens several Baltic cities," he added.

He was echoed by Estonia and Lithuania whose defense ministers termed the move both "alarming" and "cause for concern".

The United States has also voiced its concerns to Russia over plans to move nuclear-capable missiles close to the borders of neighboring states, a U.S. official said Monday.

"We've urged Russia to take no steps to destabilize the region," State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said, adding the U.S. had also passed on to Moscow its neighbors' concerns at the plans to deploy "Iskander-M" missiles in the Kaliningrad area. "We certainly know the countries in the neighborhood have expressed concerns over it, and we'll keep talking to them about it," Harf said.

The Russian deployment comes in response to the planned U.S.-led deployment of a disputed air defense shield. The advanced version of the Russian missile has a range of 500 kilometers and could potentially be used to take out ground-based radar and interceptors of the new NATO shield.

The Kremlin warned in 2011 that it could station the short- and medium-range ballistic missiles along the European Union's eastern frontier in response to NATO's missile defense program.

Both the United States and the Western military alliance have argued that the shield is not aimed at Russia but is designed to protect the West from potential threats from so-called "rogue states". But Moscow fears the system – whose components include missile-positioning satellites – may one day be turned into an offensive weapon that targets Russian soil.

The Kremlin also believes the shield could in the future be expanded to a point that makes Russia's own vast nuclear arsenal ineffective.

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