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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Russian Lies about NATO Missile Defense

The Peace and Freedom blog exposes Russia's typically disingenous position on the U.S.-led efforts to install a missile shield in Eastern Europe:

Yesterday China’s communist state controlled media passed around a story saying Russia was completely taken unawares by the planned missile defense sites for the Czech Republic and Poland.

That is total borscht. To an American: baloney (or more correctly: bologna).

The United States has been talking to Russia about missile Defense since Saddam Hussein used his Scuds in 1991.

I personally stood before Russian Generals and explained the position of the United States on this very subject in 1992.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been doing study after study on the best missile defense solution for Europe since 1992. I was co-chairman of one of those.

Scores of other military officers and civilian diplomats and executives can also tell you that Russia has been kept informed thoughout this long process.

It never ceases to amaze me how the Russians and the Chinese can deliver a bald faced lie to the western media and it is immediately swallowed hook line and sinker.

The west might produce lies as lively as this one: but they go into a controlled and not a free media that weeds out anything that offends.

Some of the report from China’s Xinhua media service:

“The geography of the deployment doesn’t raise any doubt that the main targets are Russian and Chinese nuclear deployments,” Russia’s leading expert on anti-ballistic weaponry General Vladimir Belous told The Guardian.

“The U.S. bases represent a real threat to our strategic nuclear deployments.” he said.
On Friday, Russia’s lower house of parliament warned that the U.S. move would ignite a second cold war.

According to defense experts, Russian response is likely to include upgrading its nuclear missile arsenal so that it is harder to shoot them down, putting more missiles on mobile launchers, and moving its fleet of nuclear submarines to the north pole, where they will be virtually undetectable. And Russia eventually could also bring the U.S. missiles to be deployed, within range of its Iskander missiles, which can potentially be launched from the nearby Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.

1 comment:

John Carey said...

Thanks for cross posting!