Aug 15, 2008

What is Russia driving at?

That has been the question on so many of our minds. Why keep this going so long? Why not honor the cease-fires? Why not try to encourage peace? Why keep the tanks rolling in? What are you driving at?! Well the answer is ... Poland. (the picture might have given it away)

YahooNews: A top Russian general said Friday that Poland's agreement to accept a U.S. missile interceptor base exposes the ex-communist nation to attack, possibly by nuclear weapons, the Interfax news agency reported. "Poland, by deploying (the system) is exposing itself to a strike — 100 percent," Nogovitsyn, the deputy chief of staff, was quoted as saying.

He added, in clear reference to the agreement, that Russia's military doctrine sanctions the use of nuclear weapons "against the allies of countries having nuclear weapons if they in some way help them." Nogovitsyn that would include elements of strategic deterrence systems, he said, according to Interfax.

So....this is incredibly upsetting.


Jaybird said...

No shit it's upsetting. I fly to Warsaw in two weeks. F---ing A!

Ern said...

Try not to get hit by a nuclear weapon. Duck and cover.

Jaybird said...

Lithuania has a nuclear weapon, except it's only usable for suicide (Ignalina). :p

Pirates&Diplomats said...

The *last* thing you want to do is diss Lithuania around these here parts.

Trust me.