Despite Resetting Relations with Russia Things Actually Look Worse Now

Posted by PITHOCRATES - November 26th, 2011

Week in Review

It doesn’t look like Barack Obama is making the world any safer than George W. Bush made it (see Medvedev: Russia may target missile defense sites by the Associated Press posted 11/23/2011 on Yahoo! News).

Russia will deploy new missiles aimed at U.S. missile defense sites in Europe if Washington goes ahead with the planned shield despite Russia’s concerns, President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday…

Medvedev also warned that Moscow may opt out of the New START arms control deal with the United States and halt other arms control talks if the U.S. proceeds…

Medvedev warned that Russia will deploy short-range Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad, a Baltic Sea exclave bordering Poland, and place weapons in other areas in Russia’s west and south to target U.S. missile defense sites.

Medvedev added that prospective Russian strategic nuclear missiles will be fitted with systems that would allow them to penetrate prospective missile defenses.

And this after Hillary Clinton pressed the ‘reset’ button early on in the Obama administration?  To tell the Russians that George W. Bush wasn’t around any longer to make the world a less safe place?  How can this be?  Do they not love and respect Barack Obama?

I guess not.


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