Report: Obama Offers to Scrap Missile Shield If Russia Cooperates on Iran

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    President Obama offered to consider scrapping plans for a missile defense shield in Europe if Russia helps rein in Iran's nuclear program, the Russian newspaper Kommersant reported.

    The article said Obama wrote to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to tell him Russia's aid in resolving the threat from Iran would make the missile shield plans unnecessary, according to an account from Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

    A senior administration official told FOX News that Obama sent a letter to Medvedev but "we won't comment on the specifics."

    Obama inherited plans to build the system in Poland and the Czech Republic from the Bush administration, but the new administration has equivocated over the project. Though the plans were put in place to deter nations like Iran and North Korea from launching attacks and developing nuclear weapons, Russia has interpreted the planned installation as a threat



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    This is why I moved to an isolated, rocky hole, where I will live out the remainder of my life and offer refuge to my family in the event it is needed, lol.
     
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    wow ... what an asshole.
     
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    well....he did say there was going to be change.....:lol:
     
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    hell, he was gonna scrap it anyway
    why should Russia take this as a deal
    he spent the whole campaign talking about how he was going to scrap missile defense
     
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    I agree it's an asinine move by Obama, but probably for vastly different reasons than others. My thinking is we're not going to be able to prevent unstable countries from acquiring nukes in the long run, so we need countermeasures including but not limited to the missile shield. Ideally most countermeasures would be secret, though, so that sophisticated delivery mechanisms aren't designed to circumvent them.
     
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    the misile defense system is multitiered
    its about 5 or 6 completely different systems that are intergrated and work together


    and what you said is the entire purpose of it
    its not to try and counter a Russian strike, it would be next to impossible to do that
     
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    the misile defense system is multitiered
    its about 5 or 6 completely different systems that are intergrated and work together


    and what you said is the entire purpose of it
    its not to try and counter a Russian strike, it would be next to impossible to do that
     
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    I'm not so sure they'd feel threatened if they had the same assessment.
     
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    the russian have enough that they could easily overwhelm any missile defense we could produce
    same for US over them
     

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