Getting back to the Syria. Briefly. Russia has twice blocked Syrian censure at the UN.
Today it is being reported that Russia will do so again.
Medvedev: Russia Won't Support any UN Resolution against Syria
or - Moscow will never back UNSC resolution on Syria – Medvedev
President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia on Wednesday said that his country won't support any UN Security Council resolution against Syria.
In a press conference in Moscow, Medvedev said "the Syrian government should be given the required time to fulfill the reforms announced. We shouldn’t put pressure on Syria by adopting resolutions against it."
The UN Security Council resolution on Libya, to which Russia voted, was manipulated by a number of countries, said President Medvedev, adding the development of events proved that such resolutions can be manipulated and consequently the UN position could be undermined.
That seems clear cut enough
After sending that clear message with regards to Syria, Russia took the talk a little further...
If NATO refuses to cooperate Russia will boost it's nuclear strike capabilities.
Medvedev reiterated a warning issued by the Foreign Ministry that Moscow may pull out of the New START disarmament agreement, which entered into force this year, in response to the United State's position on the shield.
"It is clear that the missile defense shield is directed at blocking the strategic capabilities of certain states," Medvedev said. "I understand that other states mentioned do not have Russia's [nuclear] potential and are unlikely to receive them in the coming years...So, it is directed against us."
A little more on what Medvedev had to say-
"It is clear that the missile defence shield is directed at blocking the strategic capabilities of certain states."I understand that other states mentioned (Iran, North Korea) do not have (nuclear) potential compatible with Russia and are unlikely to achieve them in the coming years... So, it is directed against us,"
"This would be a very bad scenario, which would take us back to the Cold War era."
"We will have to take retaliatory measures, which we do not want to have to do. This will mean forcing the development of our nuclear strike potential,"
Russia can see which way the missile "defense" is aiming. They know because alleged targetted nations have no capabilities requiring a "missile shield". It is quite obvious that the so called "shield" is not defense, it is offence, and they are the target.
Two straight-forward messages on the same day. Both clearly aimed at the US.