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Russia Mulls New Measures To Counter U.S.-NATO Missile System

Xinhua News Agency
October 25, 2012

Russia eyes additional measures to counter U.S. anti-missile threat

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The anti-missile system would be technically capable of threathening the Russian capital by 2020, Komoyedov said.

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MOSCOW: Russia needs to undertake additional measures to counter a threat from the U.S. anti-missile system, a high-ranking parliament member of Russia said here Thursday.

“Absolutely different things are necessary,” head of the State Duma Defense Committee Vladimir Komoyedov told reporters when asked if the Russian Iskander missiles could surpass [neutralize] the U.S. missile shield in Europe.

In 2011, then-President Dmitry Medvedev warned that Russia would station Iskander tactic missiles in the western exclave of Kaliningrad and southern Krasnodar region, should the United States implement its phased approach to the anti-missile defense program.

The European Phased Adaptive Approach envisaged a four-step deployment of the anti-missile facilities from 2011 to 2020 and moved the sea-based Aegis systems closer to Russian borders.

The first two phases have already been completed and the third would be finished in 2018.

The anti-missile system would be technically capable of threathening the Russian capital by 2020, Komoyedov said.

“Development of the anti-missile defense consists of four phases. The last one, to be completed by 2020, will cover (territory) including Moscow,” he said, adding that Russia possessed all the necessary technologies and ability to face such developments.

In May, Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said Russia would not need any additional means to fulfill that task as the existing Iskander missiles are capable to neutralize the U.S. launching facilities.

Moscow has repeatedly warned that the anti-missile issue may cause an “ice age” in relations with the United States.

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  1. CAPTAIN ROBERT FLYNN KAMANSKY
    October 26, 2012 at 12:02 am

    HAVING BEEN THROUGH THE LAST COLD WAR , I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT THE NEXT ”ICE AGE” AS COLD WAR II WILL BE WITH RUSSIA AND THE USA. A 23 OCTOBER LA TIMES ARTICLE BY SERGEI LOIKO ” RUSSIA ACCUSES U.S. OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES,” REPORTING FROM MOSCOW AS STATED BY A ‘YOUNG JOURNALIST OLGA KUZMENKOVA OF THE PUBLICATION GAZETA- I WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED IT SHOULD FEEL LIKE TRAVELING BACK TO THE U.S.S.R.’ END QUOTE. SO HISTORY OR HER-STORY WILL REPEAT ITSELF AND THERE WILL BE OR IS NOW ANOTHER COLD WAR II CALLED THE” ICE AGE” IN RELATIONS WITH THE U.S.A AND RUSSIA. I CANNOT IMAGINE ANY WAR LONGER AND MORE DEADLY THAN COLD WAR I. STALIN AND NOW PUTIN AND ROOSEVELT AND NOW OBAMA. I WAS HOPING THAT HISTORY WOULD NOT REPEAT ITSELF AND PROVE PLATO INCORRECT WHEN HE SAID ONLY THE DEAD WILL KNOW AN END TO WAR. MY SUFFERING WAS AND IS GREAT FROM BEING A CAPTAIN OF ARMY 1969-1975 THE COLD WAR I FIRST ARMORED DIVISION AND WBAMC , FT. BLISS, TEXAS. THE YOM KIPPUR WAR WAS BEYOND IMAGINATION AS WWIII APPROACHED AND OUR HEROES NIXON AND BRESHNEV AVERTED WWIII AS ED NIXON TOLD ME NIXON IN A GAME OF POKER AND BRESHNEV AVERTED WWIII AT THE NIXON MUSEUM IN YORBA LINDA ,CALIF. LIKE THE MOVIE” DIRTY HARRY ” DO WE FEEL LUCKY AGAIN IN COLD WAR II ; AS I CANNOT IMAGINE WHAT AN”ICE AGE” WILL LOOK LIKE AS COLD WAR II. THERE ARE NO EQUALS TO PRESIDENTS NIXON AND BRESHNEV IN TODAY’S GEO-POLITICAL WORLD ARENA! TO HAVE LIVED THAT MOMENT IN HISTORY AS I DID AT FT. BLISS WAS TO VISIT THE ICE AGE AND HELL ALL IN ONE MOMENT IN HISTORY. FIRE AND ICE AS A SONG SAYS. MY WISDOM TO BOTH THE U.S.A. AND RUSSIA IS MAKE LOVE NOT WAR . A RUSSIAN AMERICAN JEWISH COSSACK ARMY VETERAN , CAPTAIN KAMANSKY

    • richardrozoff
      October 26, 2012 at 12:15 am

      The statement of Plato’s you cite is enough to send a shock of terror down the spines of all thinking – and feeling – people.
      May it – finally, after far too much suffering – be proven false.

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