posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 06:52 AM
Well an statement today from Russian President Dmitry Medvedev shows that in fact that Russia is taking steps to be ready for both defensive and
offensive actions, to protect themselves from the shield:
"First, I am instructing the Defense Ministry to immediately put the missile attack early warning radar station in Kaliningrad on combat alert.
Second, protective cover of Russia's strategic nuclear weapons, will be reinforced as a priority measure under the programme to develop out air and
Third, the new strategic ballistic missiles commissioned by the Strategic Missile Forces and the Navy will be equipped with advanced missile defense
penetration systems and new highly-effective warheads.
Fourth, I have instructed the Armed Forces to draw up measures for disabling missile defense system data and guidance systems if need be...
Fifth, if the above measures prove insufficient, the Russian Federation will deploy modern offensive weapon systems in the west and south of the
country, ensuring our ability to take out any part of the US missile defense system, in Europe.
One step in this process will be to deploy Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad Region. Other measures to counter the European missile defense system will
be drawn up and implemented as necessary.
Furthermore, if the situation continues to develop not in Russia's favor we reserve the right to discontinue further disarmament and arms control
measures. Besides, given the intrinsic link between strategic offensive and defensive arms, conditions for our withdrawal from the New START Treaty
could also arise."
At the same time NATO KFOR troops are having real issues in the Serbian Area, traditionally an strong Russian stronghold:
21 Nato Soldiers Injured
KFOR troops withdrew yesterday after coming under attack from Serbian Nationalists who wont accept the Kosovan Border and territory, this is
escalating and todays incident comes after a series of deaths, bombings and such like in the
This ties in strongly with the Missile defense shield, as having NATO troops in one of the old satellite states of USSR (Yugoslavia) on their border,
also the same in Georgia and in the west the shield and armanents in Poland et el.
The first statement made by the Russian leader leaves no doubt how Russia as I always stated view this move, it is seen as an direct and outright
enclosure and circling of Russia, Post 9/11 and Iraq Afghanistan who can blame them for taking steps to ensure their own protection?
edit on 24-11-2011 by MischeviousElf because: spelling