Thursday, June 1, 2017

Russian President Putin: U.S. Missile Defense Is A Challenge To Russia

Reuters: Putin says U.S. missile systems in Alaska, South Korea challenge Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that elements of a U.S. anti-missile system in Alaska and South Korea were a challenge to Russia and that Moscow had no choice but to build up its own forces in response.

Putin, speaking at an economic forum in St Petersburg, said Russia could not stand idly by and watch while others increased their military capabilities along its borders in the Far East in the same way as he said had been done in Europe.

He said Moscow was particularly alarmed by the deployment of the U.S. THAAD anti-missile system to South Korea to counter a North Korean missile threat and to reported U.S. plans to beef up Fort Greely in Alaska, a launch site for anti-ballistic missiles.

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Update: Putin: Russia will not sit idle while US deploys global anti-missile system (RT).

WNU Editor: Russian President Putin's remarks were made at an economic forum in St. Petersburg. The above video is his press conference with the international press.


Aizino Smith said...

If Russia does not attack, the American missile defenses are no challenge at all.

Anonymous said...

It is still a challenge regardless if they attack or not.

Imagine the Russians being at US doorstep and telling them not to worry, they have no bad intent. Would the US listen to them?

If I was Russia, I would react the same way they are right now. I would not want a war mongering country to be on my doorstep under some bullshit pretext.

Aizino Smith said...

What is bullshit is your post.


Afghanistan attacked us. They refused extradite Al Qaeda, which is especially egregious since Al Qaeda claimed credit for 911.

Iraq attacked Kuwait. Maybe you did not get that memo.

There was an armistice with Iraq, which it repeatedly violated. Like Iran, Iraq allowed Al Qaeda free transit before 911.