Putin warns Russia is prepared to go on the weapons offensive

Written By: Tribune web editor
Published: January 7, 2010 Last modified: January 7, 2010

by Marcus Papadopoulos

The Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, last week issued what has become one of his customary trademark warnings by announcing that Russia will start to build offensive weapons to counter American global aggression.

Moscow and Washington are currently in discussions regarding a successor to the landmark Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty which was signed between the United States and the now defunct Soviet Union in 1991, and which expired last December.

Demonstrating once again that it is he, and not President Dmitri Medvedev, who is the real boss in the Kremlin, Mr Putin warned the US government that its development of a sea and land based missile defence system was detrimental to the signing of an arms deal between Russia and America to replace Start 1. He said: “The problem is that our American partners are developing missiles, and we are not.”

The Russian Prime Minister argued that the construction by Washington of an “umbrella” against “offensive strike systems” – a reference to Russia’s strategic deterrent – would break the nuclear balance the two superpowers with the result that the Americans “will do whatever they want and grow more aggressive”.

As a result, Mr Putin issued a belligerent caveat to the US: “In order to preserve a balance, while we aren’t planning to build a missile defence of our own, as it’s very expensive and its efficiency is not quite clear, we have to develop offensive strike systems.”

Last year, President Barack Obama announced that he was scrapping plans inherited from the Bush administration of installing elements of a missile defence shield in Poland and the Czech Republic to safeguard Europe from a ballistic missile attack by Iran. The Russians, however, consider the plan to be aimed at neutralising their nuclear arsenal.

That fear resulted in the Kremlin threatening to target ballistic missiles at any country in Eastern Europe which played host to an American defence shield.

Although Moscow welcomed Mr Obama’s decision to dispense with the Bush-era scheme, it has remained concerned about how Washington is forging ahead with developing, according to the White House, “increasingly capable sea and land based missile interceptors” to guard “against the growing ballistic missile threat from Iran”.

The Americans are currently modifying several of their navy Aegis cruisers and destroyers for ballistic missile defence operations which will see them armed with SM-3 interceptor missiles. The Pentagon has also installed the sea-based X-band radar on a modified floating oil platform.


31 replies to “Putin warns Russia is prepared to go on the weapons offensive

  1. Stendec

    And who think Nazi’s are gone, all you have to do is look at the Zionist Amerikkkans and their actions!

  2. Stendec

    And who think Nazi’s are gone, all you have to do is look at the Zionist Amerikkkans and their actions!

  3. Stendec

    And who think Nazi’s are gone, all you have to do is look at the Zionist Amerikkkans and their actions!

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  5. Smirnov

    Finally!
    Fuck American bastards! Americans are evil multiculturalists who obey ISRAEL.
    Israel is the master, America is the puppet!

    HAIL MOTHER RUSSIA!

  6. Smirnov

    Finally!
    Fuck American bastards! Americans are evil multiculturalists who obey ISRAEL.
    Israel is the master, America is the puppet!

    HAIL MOTHER RUSSIA!

  7. Smirnov

    Finally!
    Fuck American bastards! Americans are evil multiculturalists who obey ISRAEL.
    Israel is the master, America is the puppet!

    HAIL MOTHER RUSSIA!

  8. Smirnov

    Kata what you mean by nazis? You think America is nazi? America is EVIL JEWISH! Israel is the boss of America not nazis!

    FUCK America! Fuck Israel!

  9. Smirnov

    Kata what you mean by nazis? You think America is nazi? America is EVIL JEWISH! Israel is the boss of America not nazis!

    FUCK America! Fuck Israel!

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  11. John Holmes

    Based on the comments I’m reading, I would sumise that this news article is a magnet for idiots who wear ass hats.

  12. John Holmes

    Based on the comments I’m reading, I would sumise that this news article is a magnet for idiots who wear ass hats.

  13. John Holmes

    Based on the comments I’m reading, I would sumise that this news article is a magnet for idiots who wear ass hats.

  14. Brian

    i’m american and i agree with the comments so far…i’m ashamed to be an american, mostly because of the government.

  15. Brian

    i’m american and i agree with the comments so far…i’m ashamed to be an american, mostly because of the government.

  16. louis schefano, jr.

    this is total bs. america loves russia more than any other.

    russia hasnt a single thing america wants or needs and vice versa.

    this is global boredom.

    lets spend billions of dollars on something else. like transportation and communication and virtual reality. lets stop paying attention to all these fool men who speak of nothing but offense or defense.

    life is better than that. america is great great country. get over it. russia and all the other countries are too or are trying to be.

    let us help one another.

    again for the record, america and americans love russia.

  17. louis schefano, jr.

    this is total bs. america loves russia more than any other.

    russia hasnt a single thing america wants or needs and vice versa.

    this is global boredom.

    lets spend billions of dollars on something else. like transportation and communication and virtual reality. lets stop paying attention to all these fool men who speak of nothing but offense or defense.

    life is better than that. america is great great country. get over it. russia and all the other countries are too or are trying to be.

    let us help one another.

    again for the record, america and americans love russia.

  18. Karen

    Americans and Russians are frenemies. Our military industrial complex has taken on a life of it’s own. As an American, I hope the Russians will provide some balance and stability because things have become really out of control. Our government no longer reflects the will of the people. I think the internationalists, for want of a better word, are really controlling all of us through the banks.

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  20. Mihail

    The Jewish people(CONVERTED KHAZARS,FAKE JEWS,TERRORIST,THE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN(REVELATION 2:9,,3:9) as a whole will become its own Messiah. It will attain world dominion by the dissolution of other races,(NEW WORLD ORDER=JEWISH=666) by the abolition of frontiers, the annihilation of monarchy and by the establishment of a world republic in which the Jews will everywhere exercise the privilege of citizenship.

    In this New World Order the children of Israel will furnish all the leaders without encountering opposition. The Governments of the different peoples forming the world republic will fall without difficulty into the hands of the Jews. It will then be possible for the Jewish rulers to abolish private property and everywhere to make use of the resources of the state. Thus will the promise of the Talmud be fulfilled, in which is said that when the Messianic time is come, the Jews will have all the property of the whole world in their hands.”

    — Baruch Levy, Letter to Karl Marx, ‘La Revue de Paris’, p.574, June 1, 1928

  21. Mihail

    The Jewish people(CONVERTED KHAZARS,FAKE JEWS,TERRORIST,THE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN(REVELATION 2:9,,3:9) as a whole will become its own Messiah. It will attain world dominion by the dissolution of other races,(NEW WORLD ORDER=JEWISH=666) by the abolition of frontiers, the annihilation of monarchy and by the establishment of a world republic in which the Jews will everywhere exercise the privilege of citizenship.

    In this New World Order the children of Israel will furnish all the leaders without encountering opposition. The Governments of the different peoples forming the world republic will fall without difficulty into the hands of the Jews. It will then be possible for the Jewish rulers to abolish private property and everywhere to make use of the resources of the state. Thus will the promise of the Talmud be fulfilled, in which is said that when the Messianic time is come, the Jews will have all the property of the whole world in their hands.”

    — Baruch Levy, Letter to Karl Marx, ‘La Revue de Paris’, p.574, June 1, 1928

  22. Mihail

    Our race is the Master Race. We are(THE CHILDREN OF SATAN,THE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN AND FAKE JEWS) divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Other races are considered as human excrement. Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. Our earthly kingdom will be ruled by our leader with a rod of iron. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves.”

    — Menachem Begin – Israeli Prime Minister 1977–1983

  23. Mihail

    Our race is the Master Race. We are(THE CHILDREN OF SATAN,THE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN AND FAKE JEWS) divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Other races are considered as human excrement. Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. Our earthly kingdom will be ruled by our leader with a rod of iron. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves.”

    — Menachem Begin – Israeli Prime Minister 1977–1983

  24. Karen

    I understand what you’re saying, but there are others involved in this. I’m afraid innocent people will be hurt, because the masses may not understand the difference between the elite and their next door neighbor who happens to be Jewish. I’m afraid we are really in a lot of trouble over here. We essentially don’t have a free press and people are easily manipulated.I don’t go to church. I feel Chritianity has been corrupted. But really all I can do is pray for someone who’s soul has been compromised. I mean think of(some of) the super-rich. You are born into that. You would never know true friendship or love.Forgiveness is the only thing there is or ever could be.

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