Author Topic: US deploys "joke of the year" ABM systems, accused of initiating arms race  (Read 8173 times)

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Offline Krakow Sam

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He probably can't afford to pay the workers' bus fare... let alone the cost of the radar station.

You make the mistake of thinking Russia has no money because they used to be communists. Russia is full of oil and uranium, the government has enough money, and certainly manpower, just individuals are poor.
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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So why not just wait  few years and see if this radar station can be built then? Or is this one of those things that only Bush wants to do?

You don't build something like this over night. With the general (low) estimate that Iran is 3-4 years out from nukes, and the belief that Korea will sell missile technology to them, planning would need to start now. It is basically a mini-arms race.

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So why does Putin not seem to care about this then?

Is he just trying to downplay it's significance or is it really not that much of a big deal? Or is there something he isn't telling us?

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The real point of putting all this in the limelight it so make so much media noise that nobody can hear Bono whining about the G8 not spending money on Africa.

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