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Monday, June 04, 2007

Putin Threatens Europe

From the Globe and Mail

In an interview with the Globe and Mail, Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened to target Europe with missiles, including potentially nuclear weapons, in a dramatic escalation of his Cold War-style showdown with the United States.

Mr. Putin, in an interview at his country residence outside Moscow, said he considers U.S. plans to build an eastern European anti-missile site to shoot down Iranian missiles a provocation aimed at Russia.

Asked what he might do to retaliate, he said he would return Russia to the Cold War status where missiles were aimed at European targets.

"It is obvious that if part of the strategic nuclear potential of the United States is located in Europe, and according to our military experts will be threatening us, we will have to respond," he said.

"What kind of steps are we going to take in response? Of course, we are going to get new targets in Europe."

He suggested that this could include powerful nuclear-capable weapons.

"What kind of means will be used to hit the targets that our military believe are potential threats to the Russian federation? This is a purely technical issue, be it ballistic missiles or cruise missiles, or some kinds of novel weapons systems this is a purely technical issue."

Hat Tip Once Upon a Time in the West


Blogger mah29001 said...

The "world view" doesn't seem to be protesting Putin as much as it does with Dubya and Dick as the "greater threats". Wonder where is all the condemnations by the "peace" movement on Putin aiming his missiles toward Western Europe? Apparently removing a brutal dictator like Saddam Hussein from power from Iraq must be the "greater threat" to "world peace".

What complete bull this view really is.

1:52 AM  
Anonymous Steve Nice Guy Northland said...

You know, when I saw "1 comment" - I just knew it would be you Mah Mah.

Wish my anticpations were so accurate on "Big Wednesday" !
Again - refer Trev.

I could rival your "richness" then Mah. Well, as to the shekels.

Kia Ora !

8:20 PM  

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