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Originally posted by neformore
reply to post by mrmonsoon
Thats not the point.
No one in their right mind is going to launch 12/15 nukes at once. Theres no way back from that at all. A 12/15 missile salvo would be interpreted as an all out attack, both sides would launch on warning. Game over.
But someone taking a slight risk might launch one, or two, especially if they think they can get away with it by intercepting an equally limited reprisal.
You see, thats where the fallacy of this missile sheild comes into play. Its NOT just a defensive system. Its a strategic weapon in its own right, because it opens up an area of limited theatre engagements that really wasn't there before.
Cat n Mouse with nukes. Think about it.
Originally posted by Johnmike
1) I doubt that most people complaining about this have any clue about how these missile systems work.
2) This is a defensive system. Why does it matter who we're protecting ourselves from? It's not like putting strategic bombers or offensive missile systems right next to Moscow. And if it really is to defend against Russia (and it might not be), then so what? You're really complaining that we're placing a defensive system that can protect us against a nation that threatened to destroy our entire nation with nuclear missiles?
Originally posted by alienstar
Just like i said in other post we have another Cuba missile crisis coming and this time it was Bush who started the whole chess game.
Originally posted by absente
reply to post by mattguy404
why don't they - even if Raul Castro is somehow a less pain in the *** for the US - the regime is still the same and relations to Russia are even better than 40 years ago.
Don't forget Cuba's dept to Russia (20-25 Billion USD). It sound like Russia has good cards to use Cuba (again) for their geopolitical goals.
As for the headline - it is really not very surprising, I even expected them to "go missile" and not just deploying some bombers.
Time will tell