The Russian defense minister is not a fool like many in the west think he is.
U.S., NATO Have Some 1,000 Interceptor Missiles - Rogozin
The United States and its NATO allies already have about one thousand missiles capable of intercepting Russia’s intercontinental ballistic
missiles, the Russian deputy premier in charge of defense said.
"Along with its allies, whom the U.S. now persuades to buy ships equipped with the Aegis Combat System, the overall potential can be estimated at
about 1,000 interceptor missiles,” Dmitry Rogozin, who is also the Russian president’s special representative for talks with NATO, said in an
interview with the Ekho Moskvy radio station.
He said that the figure is currently approaching the limits established by the recently signed Russia-U.S. strategic arms reduction treaty.
"There are no guarantees that after the first, second, and third phases [of the U.S. missile shield project] are completed, there will be no fourth,
fifth and sixth. Do you really think they will halt all their technologies after 2020? That’s nonsense!
Yep. And those interceptors can be put on ground bases, on F-16s/F-15s/F-22s/F-35s or on Aegis ships. This ain't about Iran, it never was.
I'll remind you that the New START treaty
limits Russia/US to 800 launchers.
1000 interceptors can intercept 800 launchers. Especially if you factor in a NATO first strike that would take out several % of Russia's strategic
forces, which Russia has to take account of in their defense plans.
If NATO (and our crazy ``leaders``) have no downside to launch war against Russia due to the disappearance of MAD, then why not do it?
Of course the missile shield right now doesn't have 100% rate of interception, but in the future, it might have, and if the Russian think NATO has
nearly 1000 interceptors, you betcha they have more than that.
If this BS continues the way it does, at one point, either Russia is gonna have to strike first or NATO is gonna strike first.
Russia also said a few months ago they would boycott the NATO meeting in March if the missile shield BS continued... and that they would deploy
tactical missiles around Kaliningrad, near Poland's border...which will increase tensions.
And to the nutjobs in the elite thinking about this...
Dead Hand (nuclear war)
Dead Hand (Russian: Система «Периметр», Systema "Perimetr"), known also as Perimeter, is a Cold-War-era nuclear-control
system used by the Soviet Union that might still be in use in Russia. An example of fail-deadly deterrence, it can automatically trigger the launch of
the Russian ICBMs if a nuclear strike is detected by seismic, light, radioactivity and overpressure sensors. By most accounts, it is normally switched
off and is supposed to be activated during dangerous crises only.
This system is still in place today.
The only one sane enough to stop this madness is Ron Paul... so come on America, save the world from WW3, elect Ron Paul. Or if the US/Europe could go
bankrupt already and stop this military spending, that would be neat too.
edit on 20-1-2012 by Vitchilo because: (no reason given)