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    Russia to deploy missiles near Poland


    Medvedev: Russia to deploy missiles near Poland

    MOSCOW – Russia will deploy missiles near NATO member Poland in response to U.S. missile defense plans, President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday in his first state of the nation speech.
    Medvedev also singled out the United States for criticism, casting Russia's war with Georgia in August and the global financial turmoil as consequences of aggressive, selfish U.S. policies.
    He said he hoped the next U.S. administration would act to improve relations. In a separate telegram, he congratulated Barack Obama on his election victory and said he was hoping for "constructive dialogue" with the incoming U.S. president.
    Medvedev also proposed increasing the Russian presidential term to six years from the current four, a major constitutional change that would further increase the power of the head of state and could deepen Western concern over democracy in Russia.
    The president said the Iskander missiles will be deployed to Russia's Kaliningrad region, which lies between Poland and the ex-Soviet republic of Lithuania on the Baltic Sea, but did not say how many would be used. Equipment to electronically hamper the operation of prospective U.S. missile defense facilities in Poland and the Czech Republic will be deployed, he said.
    He did not say whether the short-range Iskander missiles would be fitted with nuclear warheads and it was not clear exactly when the missiles would be deployed.
    "Mechanisms must be created to block mistaken, egoistical and sometimes simply dangerous decisions of certain members of the international community," he said shortly after starting the 85-minute speech, making it clear he was referring to the United States.
    The president said Georgia sparked the August war on its territory with what he called "barbaric aggression" against Russian-backed South Ossetia. The conflict "was, among other things, the result of the arrogant course of the American administration, which did not tolerate criticism and preferred unilateral decisions."
    Medvedev also painted Russia as a country threatened by growing Western military might.
    "From what we have seen in recent years, the creation of a missile defense system, the encirclement of Russia with military bases, the relentless expansion of NATO, we have gotten the clear impression that they are testing our strength," Medvedev said.
    He announced deployment of the short-range missiles as a military response to U.S. plans to deploy missile-defense facilities in Poland and the Czech Republic — former Soviet satellites that are now NATO members.
    Speaking just hours after Obama was declared the victor in the U.S. presidential election, Medvedev said he hoped the incoming administration will take steps to improve badly damaged U.S. ties with Russia. He suggested it is up to the U.S. — not the Kremlin — to seek to improve relations.
    "I stress that we have no problem with the American people, no inborn anti-Americanism. And we hope that our partners, the U.S. administration, will make a choice in favor of full-fledged relations with Russia," Medvedev said.
    Tension in Russian-American relations has been driven to a post-Cold War high by Moscow's war with U.S. ally Georgia.
    On the financial crisis, Medvedev said overconfidence in American dominance after the collapse of the Soviet Union "led the U.S. authorities to major mistakes in the economic sphere." The administration ignored warnings and harmed itself and others by "blowing up a money bubble to stimulate its own growth," he said.
    Medvedev said the president's tenure should be lengthened to six years to enable the government to more effectively implement reforms. He said the term of the parliament also should be extended by a year to five years, and that parliament's power must be increased by requiring the Cabinet to report to lawmakers regularly.
    The proposals were Medvedev's first major initiative to amend the constitution since he was elected in March to succeed his longtime mentor Vladimir Putin.

    Putin, who is now prime minister and has not ruled out a return to the Kremlin in the future, has favored increasing the presidential term.
    ___ Associated Press Writers Vladimir Isachenkov and Lynn Berry contributed to this report.
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    lol Pavy

    "Chruchev" missile crisis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavyracer View Post
    Mark my words. Putin means business. If we install the missile interceptors in Poland and Czech republic he wouldn't wait a second to nuke them. We just can't install missiles a few miles from the Russian border guys. This is too dangerous. It will backfire on us worse than the Chruchef missile crisis or the Bay of Pigs invation fiasco. You just don't mess with the Big Bear nowadays. They will make an alliance with China, India and Iran and our army will be superextended. Putin is still pissed off from the sinking of the Kursk by our sub.
    I predicted this back in March. Russia's president today announced they will retaliate by installing missiles near the Polish border.

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    interesting stuff.-----"overconfidence in American dominance"

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    Quote Originally Posted by purecarnagge View Post
    we could take china and russia out at the same time. There are already plans worked up in the event of an attack to do so with our nuke arsenal.
    thats not happening.....

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    This is just stupid guys, really.

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    Theres not gonna be a war against Russia. Whats wrong with you people?

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    don't mess with the big dogs, leave it alone

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    Quote Originally Posted by moneyline View Post
    I was just in Moscow. Babes were hot, vodka was chilled and the Bolshoi was a thing to behold.

    No worries, mate.

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