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ROAR: Russia defends itself from North Korea’s missile tests

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posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 10:23 AM
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Analysts do not consider Russia’s steps to deploy air defense systems in the Far East as a change in policy toward Pyongyang.

Chief of Russia’s General Staff, Nikolay Makarov, told journalists on August 26 that Russia had deployed the S-400 Triumph air defense systems in the Far East to counter the potential threat posed by North Korea's missile tests.

Makarov explained the move by the proximity of North Korea’s missile launch sites to the Russian border and the need to protect the territory from failed launches. The air defense systems are supposed to secure the territory from misfired missiles and their debris, he said.

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Many analysts in Russia take the statement as a positive move, saying that Russia has to protect itself from any failed launches of North Korean missiles. Editor-in chief of the Vestnik PVO magazine, Said Aminov, told Expert magazine website that “any deployment of modern defensive weapons in any region of our country is a normal practice that satisfies our interests.”





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posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 10:56 AM
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OK cool....

Russia has taken steps to defend itself. Where's the conspiracy?
They have every legal right to do what they please within their borders. Although deploying this system on their eastern borders also insures that any future Chinese missile development would also be held in check



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 10:59 AM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69
Although deploying this system on their eastern borders also insures that any future Chinese missile development would also be held in check


I think you hit it on the head. The North Korea missiles are just a pretext. Russians could care less if debris falls out in a very, very sparsely populated Far East. Defending a patch of land in mountain ridges and forests with multibillion hi-tech machinery is preposterous.



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 11:13 AM
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Well you know what they say...

The enemy of my enemy is my friend economically speaking. Even though there appears to be a tight union as far as B.R.I.C. is concerned there is already some cracks appearing. The Russians are already complaining about cheap Chinese products flooding their markets it's affecting their manufacturing sectors and there is also an issue with China regarding one of the major rivers on their east borders.

If Russia has issues with the US being a super power they are in for a reality check by having one right next door. The Russians may no longer be RED and on the surface nor are the Chinese. Whom seem to be more focused now on [Green] $ than pounding their little red book ideology on their populace as they once did.

In the past having both nations as communist was a love/hate relationship having the US as a political/military adversary. Now instead of having that very thin tie that bound them in the past. Now becuase of economics they are trying the same old routine as having the US as an economic adversary. Given the fact that China is growing in leaps and bounds this puts Russia in a very dire position potentially. They are developing a possible rivalry as Money comes into the picture.

I say stay tuned...

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posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 11:44 AM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69
If Russia has issues with the US being a super power they are in for a reality check by having one right next door.

Given the fact that China is groin in leaps and bounds this puts Russia in a very dire position potentially. They are developing a possible rivalry as Money comes into the picture.

[edit on 28-8-2009 by SLAYER69]


Nail on head Slayer.

The US political gang has given our historical enemies exactly what they have always wanted; a failed American economy and reduced influence in Asia and Europe.

Now Russia gets to deal with the new world superpower right in their own back yard. One with a very big military and a population that is over 4 times that of the US. (and they are growing by 12,000,000 people a year)

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