posted on Nov, 23 2011 @ 10:10 AM
Originally posted by concernedcitizen519
reply to post by Xcathdra
Thank you for that piece of news, I don't know how I missed it yesterday!
No worries... For some strange reason I stumbled across it in a sub news category on Yahho and I think its in one of the back sections of MSNBC or
Fox, I forget which one. To me it looked like an effort to report it while trying to downplay the significance of it.
Kind of like a shot across the bow back at Russia.
We are seeing the tit for tat chess game now. Russia backed Syria and Iran oer US objections to sanctions and taking action. So what occured next? The
Arab league got involved and put the screwes to Syria, undermining the Russian stance. It would be difficult for Russia to argue in support of Syria
when the Arab league is calling for Arab countries to end support.
Ever since NATO started accepting former east pack nations, Russia has been torqued. While I get what their problem is, I dont think they are taking
into account just how inadequate our missile shield would be against their weapons.
The system is designed to engage a few missiles, not a whole swarm with multiple launch windows and targeting.
The system is designed to protect Europe as well. The Russians were inveited to participate, and a comprmoise was usggested that would have used a
radar station in Khazakstan if I remeber right. That was turned down since it placed sensistive US radar technology into the hands of the Russians
(even though Khazakstan is an ally, all politics are local).
NATO went so far as to share satellite images with Russia as part of their NATO observer status.
Russia and the US can destroy each other, and the world for that matter, many times. I just cant see this as being anything other than part of the
ongoing Syria / Iran / Russia wanting to reassert itself as a global power.
I say more the merrier.