Russia: United States #1 Geo Political Adversary

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    It would appear that a weakened Untied States is encouraging a resurgence of Russia influence. Putin has no respect of Obama and is making sure the world knows it.
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    Putin flexes muscle in big test of Russia's nuclear arsenal
    By Steve Gutterman
    MOSCOW | Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:34pm EDT
    (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin took a leading role in the latest tests of Russia's strategic nuclear arsenal, the most comprehensive since the 1991 Soviet collapse, the Kremlin said on Saturday.

    The exercises, held mostly on Friday, featured prominently in news reports on state television which seemed aimed to show Russians and the world that Putin is the hands-on chief of a resurgent power.

    Tests involving command systems and all three components of the nuclear "triad" - land and sea-launched long-range nuclear missiles and strategic bombers - were conducted "under the personal leadership of Vladimir Putin", the Kremlin said.

    Putin flexes muscle in big test of Russia's nuclear arsenal | Reuters
     
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    And Obama wil "have more flexibility" after the election. Such a wise man. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Interesting that Obama is promising flexibility while Putin is pursuing nuclear tests. I think Putin understands what a weak vessel Obama is and sees the re-emergence of a Soviet Empire.
     
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    From one of your own:

    Romney rips Russia on campaign trail, but if elected may need to seek compromise | Fox News
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney calls Russia the No. 1 foe of the United States and promises to stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin. But if he's elected president, he might find that he'll need Moscow's help.

    Russia plays a critical role in facilitating the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The United States also needs Moscow's cooperation on keeping nuclear materials away from terrorists and American adversaries, and preventing gridlock at the U.N. Security Council, where both countries have vetoes.

    While Romney has criticized President Barack Obama's "reset" — his administration's policy for improving relations with Russia — he has not said what exactly he would do differently beyond taking a tougher approach. Given U.S. interests in a cooperative relationship with Russia, some analysts think Romney may have to tone down his rhetoric if wins the White House.

    Read more: Romney rips Russia on campaign trail, but if elected may need to seek compromise | Fox News
     
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    Some idiot called the Medved show the other day going on a rant about Romney's anti-Russia comments and that Romney is just a "neo-con."

    Kook liberals and losertarians just ignore the threats of China, Russia, Iran, etc as if we live in some utopian world. You actually end up in a big war when you don't scare your enemies from doing anything bad.
     
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    So Russia is going to pull the Reagan scheme in reverse?

    Bolster their military, increase the perception of a threat to the US,

    and induce us to go broke trying to keep up with them in an arms race?
     
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    Lots of people on both sides of the Atlantic long for the simpler days of the cold war, fortunately they are quickly dying of old age.
     
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    Russia has never stopped being a threat to us.

    Their strategy is to support rogue states just like they did in the Cold War. They supported Saddam up until our invasion, they are supporting Assad in Syria, they are supporting Iran building nukes, etc.

    They are scum of the Earth....you'd fit in well with them.

     
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    buckeye45_73 Lakhota's my *****

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    actually the quickest way to bankrupt us is for them to get us to elect more democrats......

    The people who create a program, then never reform it or even care what the results are....because they made their money off of it.
     
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    buckeye45_73 Lakhota's my *****

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    yeah from a guy who needs 10 pages on changing a light bulb.......

    but really it's liberals who long for the day that socialism was not discredited
     

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