Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Russian Nuclear Threats Are No Longer Believed In The West

A Russian Topol-12M mobile nuclear missile. Photo: REUTERS

Russia And The Nuclear News That Wasn't -- Daniel McGroarty, Real Clear World

Imploding Europe, nuclear Iran, American cities under 'Occupation' the end of the NBA lockout - whatever it is we think of as defining the world in the last week of the second-to-last month of 2011, it’s clear what won’t make the cut: This won’t be remembered as the week Russia threatened Europe with nuclear missiles.

And yet, that's just what happened. In a blast from the Cold War past, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev stated that if the U.S. and its NATO allies proceed with plans for a regional missile defense system, Russia will put the European anti-missile installations in its nuclear cross-hairs.

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My Comment: I was young when I first realized that the West was never going to launch a nuclear strike against the Soviet Union .... and I also knew that the Soviet Union was not going to launch an attack against the West even though many in the West believed that there was a slight possibility of such an action.

Jumping to 2011 .... no one in Russia now believes that the West is going to attack them .... and more to the point .... no one in the West now take Russian threats seriously.

The Cold War is (finally) truly over.

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