Thursday, November 24, 2011

Russia Ups Stakes Over Syria-Threatens to Take Out US Missile Defense Systems in Europe

Your Move, NATO
NATO just discovered that Syria has stronger allies than Mubarek or Gaddafi had- Russia's President Dimitri Medvedev has announced that
in response to NATO aggression against Syria, Russia will:
1. Place Russia's missile attack early defense warning system on combat alert
2. Place protective cover on Russia's strategic nukes

3. Equip advanced missile defense penetration systems with new highly-effective warheads
4. Armed forces will disable NATO missile defense and guidance systems if needed
5. Russia will deploy modern offensive weapons systems in the south and west of Russia in order to take out the US' European missile defense system

Beginning at 6:51 into the announcement:
"First, I am instructing the Defense Ministry to immediately put the missile attack early warning radar station in Kaliningrad on combat alert. Second, protective cover of Russia's strategic nuclear weapons, will be reinforced as a priority measure under the programme to develop out air and space defenses. Third, the new strategic ballistic missiles commissioned by the Strategic Missile Forces and the Navy will be equipped with advanced missile defense penetration systems and new highly-effective warheads. Fourth, I have instructed the Armed Forces to draw up measures for disabling missile defense system data and guidance systems if need be... Fifth, if the above measures prove insufficient, the Russian Federation will deploy modern offensive weapon systems in the west and south of the country, ensuring our ability to take out any part of the US missile defense system, in Europe. One step in this process will be to deploy Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad Region. Other measures to counter the European missile defense system will be drawn up and implemented as necessary. Furthermore, if the situation continues to develop not in Russia's favor we reserve the right to discontinue further disarmament and arms control measures. Besides, given the intrinsic link between strategic offensive and defensive arms, conditions for our withdrawal from the New START Treaty could also arise."

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