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Originally posted by bluemooone2
And dont forget our side of the pond) Those ruskies are everywhere. Seriously tho i will sleep so much better when Obama makes a deal with them to cut our nukes by one third.hmm hmm www.huffingtonpost.com...
Originally posted by Amandla
They´ve done it in Estonia as well, where I live (it´s next to Russia) and they always deny it afterwards. We have long history with Russia as our neihbour, but this last one was a bit amazing even for me, because their planes were in UK´s air 4 hours and after they just said, that it never happened. Yes, it seams, that Russia is testing how far they can go and they can go far as it seams, because other countries are scared to do anything.
Originally posted by Luke.S
i'm just waiting for the news article on the bbc or somewhere like that I can see it now
(article I can imagine below)
Russia Declare war on the UK and USA.
Reports have just surfaced that last week a Russian TU-160 bomber overflying the United Kingdom was intercepted and shot down by two RAF tornado fighters. The aircraft entered UK airspace and did not respond to radio calls leaving the Fighter crew no choice. This is the first recorded air to air kill by the RAF since world war two. We currently have little idea of the implications but can confirm that Russia openly declared war. At the same time the United Nations declared war on Russia in support of the UK and USA.
I hope it doesn't happen but for the past few months I have had a feeling in the pit of my stomach something is going to happen and this is just increasing my fears. Something is likely to spark off and we will be facing Russia and China. I fear another world war is likely to happen and the Russians are trying to provoke it.
edit - sounds like there is another cold war starting to develop www.dailymail.co.uk...
[edit on 29-3-2010 by Luke.S]
Originally posted by DeltaCommando5
Russia stated, last year I think, they wanted to rebuild their place in the world (power wise). Interesting what that their doing I believe we're moving closer to the Gog-Magog war and what Russia is doing now is building up towards it and not even knowing it. Their incursion into Georgia clearly showed, however their military is out of control and lacks professionalism. Their just a bunch of hard-headed people. Always have been, its in their blood. Because of it, they might just boil over after these terror attacks today. Perhaps Chechnya again? Or perhaps a deeper push towards Israel?
In the 2001 Nuclear Posture Review, the Bush Administration outlined a new role
forU.S. nuclear weapons that goes beyond the concept of deterrence from the ColdWar.
It also identified a newtargeting strategy thatwould seek to threaten specific capabilities
in adversary nations. Furthermore, the Administration has pledged to restore and
enhance the U.S. nuclear weapons infrastructure, as part of the U.S. effort to deter the
emergence of new threats in the future. In implementing the NPR, the Administration
has requested funding for studies on new types of nuclear weapons. The Administration
claims these projects, if they eventually produce new weapons, would enhance
deterrence; critics claim they will make nuclear use more likely and undermine U.S.
nonproliferation goals. This report will be updated as needed.
The BushAdministration’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), completed at the end of
2001, sought to adjust the U.S. nuclear posture to reflect, on the one hand, the emergence
of a more cooperative relationship between the United States and Russia, and, on the
other hand, increasing threats from other states and non-state actors, particularly those
armed with nuclear, chemical and biological weapons (weapons of mass destruction or
WMD). The Administration has highlighted these changes in the international security
environment in several documents, including the U.S. National Security Strategy and the
Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction. The Administration has also
emphasized that the United States will use any means necessary to deter or defeat the use
of WMD by rogue nations or terrorist groups. One of the issues highlighted in the
Nuclear Posture Review is the role that nuclear weapons might play in addressing these
Most current U.S. nuclear warheads were built in the 1970s and 1980s and are
being retained longer than was planned. Yet they deteriorate and must be maintained.
To correct problems, a Life Extension Program (LEP), part of a larger Stockpile
Stewardship Program (SSP), replaces components. Modifying some components
would require a nuclear test, but the United States has observed a test moratorium
since 1992. Congress and the Administration prefer to avoid a return to testing, so
LEP rebuilds these components as closely as possible to original specifications. With
this approach, the Secretaries of Defense and Energy have certified stockpile safety
and reliability for the past 12 years without nuclear testing.