Russia Threatens to electronically hamper U.S. missile defense facilityies in Poland

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    Medvedev: Russia to Deploy Missiles in Response to U.S. Missile Shield


    Wednesday, November 05, 2008

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

    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.

    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.

    Medvedev: Russia to Deploy Missiles 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. 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.

    Tension in Russian-American relations has been driven to a post-Cold War high by Moscow's war with U.S. ally Georgia.

    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.

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    ALL EYES ON RUSSIA!

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    Accident on Russian nuclear sub suffocates 20

    The victims suffocated after the submarine's fire-extinguishing system released Freon gas, forensic tests found Freon in the victims' lungs. Seventeen civilians and three seamen died in the accident and 21 others were hospitalized after being evacuated to shore, none of the injuries were life-threatening.
    "The submarine's nuclear reactor was operating normally and radiation levels were normal, the accident affected two sections of the submarine closest to the bow.

    Saturday's accident came as the Kremlin is seeking to restore Russia's naval reach, part of a drive to show off the nuclear-armed country's clout amid strained ties with the West. A naval squadron is heading to Venezuela for joint exercises this month in a show of force near U.S. waters.

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    Russian Navy Ships Head to Maneuvers in Venezuela
    Russian navy ships sail to Venezuela for joint maneuvers in latest sign of US-Russian tensions


    September 22, 2008 (AP)

    A Russian navy squadron set off for Venezuela Monday, an official said, in a deployment of Russian military power to the Western Hemisphere unprecedented since the Cold War.

    The Pyotr Velikiy, Peter the Great, Russian nuclear-powered missile cruiser seen in the Barents Sea, Russia, , The Peter the Great cruiser accompanied by three other ships of Russia's Northern Fleet was to sail from their base in Severomorsk Sunday on a cruise which will include a joint exercise with the Venezuelan Navy

    The Kremlin recently has moved to intensify contacts with Venezuela, Cuba and other Latin American nations amid increasingly strained relations with Washington after last month's war between Russia and Georgia. During the Cold War, Latin America became an ideological battleground between the Soviet Union and the United States.

    The nuclear-powered Peter the Great cruiser accompanied by three other ships sailed from the Northern Fleet's base of Severomorsk on Monday. The ships will cover about 15,000 nautical miles to conduct joint maneuvers with the Venezuelan navy.

    The deployment follows a week long visit to Venezuela by a pair of Russian strategic bombers. The intensifying contacts with Venezuela appear to be a response to the U.S. dispatch of warships to deliver aid to Georgia which angered the Kremlin.

    President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez said, Latin America needs a strong friendship with Russia to help reduce U.S. influence and keep peace in the region. Chavez has repeatedly warned that the U.S. Navy poses a threat to Venezuela.

    Russia has signed weapons contracts worth more than $4 billion with Venezuela since 2005 to supply fighter jets, helicopters, and 100,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles. Chavez's government is in talks to buy Russian submarines, air defense systems and armored vehicles and more Sukhoi fighter jets.

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    ABC News: Russian Navy Ships Head to Maneuvers in Venezuela
     
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    Again, we're taking a baseball bat to a hive of Africanized Killer Bees. We're pissing off a country that's coming out of a depression, seemed to have strenghtened its economy which is now on the verge of collapse again. The only way to keep the Russian's attention off of their own matters is to instigate something with the US - and we're giving them plenty of ammunition. NO MISSILE DEFENSE SHIELD FOR POLAND!
     
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    It's always the US who is bad huh David?
     
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    We're already in a war with Iraq and Afghanistan that's turned into a complete trainwreck, we do not need one with Russia.
     
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    Hmm.. Seems to me that people that would post such as the above were the same people that allowed others to relieve them of their milk money in grade school.
     
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    The bigger picture is that many Latin American countries have turned Socialist. They're teaming up with Iran and Russia who are our enemies. I wonder if they think they can take us from the southern border if they work as one force? Our politicians keep selling our Sovereignty to the highest bidders. The U.S. will no longer be able to stand on her own two feet because she is financially broke. We borrow money from China and other foreign countries to run the wars in Afhganistan and Iraq and prop up the National Budget.

    I was watching C-SPAN one day and Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela and the President of Iran were hugging each other and pledging, they were going to unite and help keep America from World Domination.

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    • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigations have revealed that aliens were smuggled from the Middle East to staging areas in Central and South America, before being smuggled illegally into the United States.

    • Members of Hezbollah have already entered the United States across the Southwest border.

    • U.S. military and intelligence officials believe that Venezuela is emerging as a potential hub of terrorism in the Western Hemisphere. The Venezuelan government is issuing identity documents that could subsequently be used to obtain a U.S. visa and enter the country.

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    A Line In The Sand: Confronting The Threat At The Southwest Border.
    http://www.house.gov/mccaul/pdf/Inve...der-Report.pdf
     
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    Don't put words in my mouth, Willow. This is a case of provocation if there was one. The entire idea behind this missile system is to protect Poland from.... Iran? Iran doesn't have any technology that could reach Israel. Why the hell do you intend to build a massive anti-missile system in Poland when Iran can't reach Poland? Doing this is provoking Russia, which doesn't need to be provoked. So yes, this is the US being bad. I love my country, but the First Amendment gives me the right to criticize this country when she's wrong. And it is not unpatriotic to criticize my country at all. The United States is clearly provoking Russia in this case.
     
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    How much of the Missile shield is related to Russia's dealings with Venezuela? Venezuela defied the Monroe Doctrine by not following orders from the US.
     
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    Wtf does Venuezuela have to do with Poland or the entire purpose of this thread which was about a missile defense system in Poland? You want to talk about Hugo Chavez and Venuezuela, take it to another thread.
     

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