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Posted: 9/18/2009 2:27:04 AM EST
Unbelievable! I'm not sure what to say...


NATO chief proposes Russia missile link
Western alliance’s secretary-general calls for rethink of ties to Moscow

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Friday urged the Western alliance and Russia to consider linking their defensive missile systems.

Sept. 17: Republican critics called President Barack Obama's decision to scrap a Bush Administration plan to base a missile defense system in Eastern Europe "misguided," but the Pentagon and NATO supported his push for "a smaller, smarter, swifter" system. NBC White House Correspondent Savannah Guthrie reports.

Nightly News
updated 29 minutes ago

BRUSSELS - NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Friday urged the Western alliance and Russia to consider linking their defensive missile systems.

He said NATO and Russia have a shared interest in combating the proliferation of intercontinental ballistic missile technology in East Asia and the Middle East.

"If North Korea stays nuclear and if Iran becomes nuclear, some of their neighbors might feel compelled to follow their example," Fogh Rasmussen said in a speech.
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Rasmussen's call for a rethink of NATO's ties with Moscow comes a day after the U.S. dropped plans for a large defensive missile system in Europe that Russia opposed.

Obama's predecessor, George W. Bush, had pushed to base elements of a missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic, saying it would help defend against a missile attack from Iran.

But the Kremlin strenuously objected, fearing that the system would compromise Russia strategic nuclear capabilities or be used to eavesdrop on Russian military forces.

Russian leaders in the past threatened to deploy short-range missiles to the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad near Poland if the U.S. moved ahead with the missile defense plan.

'Right and brave'
On Friday, the Interfax news quoted an unnamed Russian military-diplomatic source as saying that such retaliatory measures would now be frozen and, possibly, fully canceled in response to Obama's decision to scrap the missile defense shield.

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin also praised Obama's decision Friday and urged the U.S. to cancel restrictions on trade with Russia.

Putin hailed Obama's move as "right and brave" and said that it has raised hope the U.S. administration also will move to cancel all existing restrictions on trade with Russia.

Russia has spent years trying to get the U.S. to scrap a handful of restrictive laws on bilateral trade, including a Cold War-era amendment that has been a key irritant in relations between Moscow and Washington.

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:42:45 AM EST
yes, everyone is welcome to join the soviet union.

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:53:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By Popobawa:
yes, everyone is welcome to join the soviet union.

Obama isn't interested in protecting Europe so of course they will start moving into the Soviet Russian sphere of influence.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:53:45 AM EST
If Putin hailed it then its definitely a bad move
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 3:59:01 AM EST
McCarthy was right.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:23:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 4:24:49 AM EST by chrism101]
OH Fuck, thats all we need, they can just just have access to all of the billions of dollars of research we just put into it.

And hasn't Russia kept a Nuclear tipped ABM shield ringing moscow for years now. They plan on intercepting nukes with nukes.
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