We Will Nuke You

Russia has threatened to nuke Poland.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia warns Poland that it may become a priority target for Russia in the event the USA deploys elements of its missile defense system on the territory of this East European nation. To put it in a nutshell, Russia may strike a nuclear blow on Poland, which is possible after the recent change of the Russian Federation defense doctrine.

"The USA is busy with its own missile defense system; it does not intend to defend Poland at this point. Poland lays itself open to attack giving the USA a permission to deploy the system. The country may become an object of Russia's reaction. Such targets are destroyed in the first instance," Anatoly Nogovitsin, Russia's Deputy Chief of Staff said commenting the recent agreement regarding the deployment of the US missile defense system in Poland.

Nogovitsin stated that Russia may use nuclear weapons in cases as stipulated by the defense doctrine.

"It clearly states that we can use nuclear weapons against the countries possessing nuclear weapons, against allies of such countries, if they somehow support them, and against those countries, which deploy other countries' nuclear weapons on their territories. Poland is aware of it," the general said.

Charming. Just charming. How to win friends and influence people.

Is there an Obama angle to all this? You knew it was coming.

I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems...

...I will not weaponize space...

...I will slow development of future combat systems...

...and I will institute an independent "Defense Priorities Board" to ensure the quadrennial defense review is not used to justify unnecessary spending...

...I will set a goal of a world without nuclear weapons...

...and to seek that goal, I will not develop nuclear weapons...

...I will seek a global ban on the production of fissile material...

...and I will negotiate with Russia to take our ICBMs off hair-trigger alert...

...and to achieve deep cuts in our nuclear arsenals...

In other words "Peace For Our Time". The guy is a genius. It appears some one has gotten inside his OODA loop.

As to unproven missile defense systems, Obama might want to look at this video of a nice laser job knocking down missiles. And to think it is only a prototype.

In any case it looks like events are outrunning Obama's pronouncements. His August surprise. I wonder what surprises are in store for him in September, October, and November.

H/T Powerline and Powerline

posted by Simon on 08.15.08 at 07:50 PM


Are we sure Obama isn't a 19 year old literature major at Brown? He sure sounds like one.

I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems...

Because it's always been a basic requirement of technology that it be proven before it's invented.

I will not weaponize space.

Too late, China already did. And we've already followed suit.

I will set a goal of a world without nuclear weapons

Because we really want lots of devastating conventional wars and there hasn't been any of them since nuclear weapons were invented.

And so it goes...

tim maguire   ·  August 16, 2008 9:07 AM

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