Putin warning over US missile row

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Moscow is preparing to take retaliatory measures if the US builds missile defence systems in Europe.


He described as non-existent the threat from Iran that Washington says the new system is designed to counter, suggesting it might be aimed at Russia.

Last week, Russia said it had tested a ballistic missile to maintain "strategic balance" in the world.

The US says the system, to be placed in eastern Europe, is not aimed at Russia.

Washington wants to deploy interceptor rockets in Poland and a radar base in the Czech Republic to counter what it describes as a potential threat from "rogue states" such as Iran and North Korea.

Mr Putin said neither Iran nor North Korea had the weapons that the system was intended to shoot down.

"We are being told the anti-missile defence system is targeted against something that does not exist. Doesn't it seem funny to you?" he asked.

Meanwhile top Iranian security official Ali Larijani described the planned deployment as the "joke of the year", adding that Iranian missiles were not capable of reaching Europe.


New Wackbag
Putin is just grand standing, he was elected on being tough and his protege is going to run on the same platform.

He knows he has no control over the eastern european nations hosting the shield, but he has to demand their obedience for his image with the Russian people. Kind of like how Mexican politicians keep 'demanding' we open the borders. They know it won't do anything, but it plays well with the rubes in their nation.


Silence, you mortal Fuck!
Wasn't this just on an episode of 24?
I haven't a clue what to make of any of it. Just wanted to bounce it around here and see what happened.

Putin is the sort for theatrical presentation, but remember though he doesn't have a lot to lose. If he wanted to make noise there's not a whole lot that could be done about it.


He loves you, and he needs money.
misss the 80s


Midgets = funny
Doesnt russia have enough isses with "losing" thier own breifcase nukes and other WMDs? They should be concerned about keeping thier generals happy so they dont over throw his ass. They couldnt beat the Afgans and now they are worried about us again? Try again Vlad. Boost your economy another way. We see through this one. Nice try.
Does he think that the cold war was good for them? They were reduced to beggers standing in line for bread(literally).

Are they wanting a round 2?
Putin is a joke. This isn't the first time, nor will it be the last, that we hear "tough" talk out of this douche. He is old school russian and the fact that this country isn't going to fold to his demands must kill him inside.


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I wouldn't say he's a joke. People who oppose him have a bad habit of turning up dead. Very old-school type of shit.