Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Straight Talk from Russia on Syria & the Missile Shield.

Being a tad short on time today, just a quick update!

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.

12 comments:

  1. Hi Penny. I think this would be described as a ‘hardening’ of diplomatic language. The positions are hardening also as anticipated with less and less ‘wriggle room’. This does not look good.

    PS I know I’m slow but I like the new look of the place (grin).

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  2. Hey Chuckyman!

    Yeah, this would definitely be in diplomatic terms "hardening".

    It would seem there is no room to wriggle, because that was some of the most straight forward language I have pretty much ever read.

    As for the new look.
    Thanks.
    Easier on the eyes. Which is important.

    As my hubby said, I changed my hair colour so I just had to change the blog.

    Consider a spring clean up!

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  3. Good for you – on both counts (grin).

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  4. Hi Penny, I Love the "makeover"!
    Excellent posts for the last few days may i add..
    Cheers to you.
    A13

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  5. Hello Penny Chucky and all.

    Everybody assumes that Syria, Iran, North Korea etc etc are stupid. Nobody knows if it is true that NK and Iran have been swapping technology for sometime as indicated lately. In fact Syria could be in on also.

    They all may have some toys underground the world does not know about. In fact if they keep pushing Russia you might see them say o.k. you want missiles on our border how about we just go down and give Syria some short rang nuclear tipped cruise missiles to even the balance of power.

    There is the old story that Iran bought about 25o neutron weapons during the fall of the Ukraine also. We don't know that is not true.

    What is insane is the constant pushing and antagonizing all the countries in the area. If you want to know my theory on the matter, the African rift is going to make the much of the area a wasteland and the increased frequencies of the sun are going to knock out satelites and computer grids. You may see the war actually fought with rifles and hand to hand combat.

    That is if one of them doesn't go over the edge first.

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  6. Great work as always Penny and very nice reconstruction of your site. It's brighter and the readability of the text really stands out now.

    Cheers.

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  7. Hey Pen, Sorry I haven't been in lately. I've been running around like a mad woman's breakfast. Um... if she'd taken it on a bus or something...

    Anyway the site looks marvellous darling. I love what you did with the drapes. No really, it looks very good.

    But never mind all that! Did you know that there's a new Dave McGowan? Over at his CIA site. It's a nice PS to the whole moondoggie caper. And he's promising to go back to Laurel Canyon next. My favourite guy finally back in amongst it. Or did you know this already? Anyway I'm bloody rapt, me.

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  8. Hey Pen, Sorry I haven't been in lately. I've been running around like a mad woman's breakfast. Um... if she'd taken it on a bus that was hijacked by a drunk or something...

    Anyway the site looks marvellous darling. I love what you did with the drapes. No really, it looks very good.

    But never mind all that! Did you know that there's a new Dave McGowan? Over at his CIA site. It's a nice PS to the whole moondoggie caper. And he's promising to go back to Laurel Canyon next. My favourite guy finally back in amongst it. Or did you know this already? Anyway I'm bloody rapt, me.

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  9. A-13: thank you kindly on both counts
    :)

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  10. Dublin Mick

    "What is insane is the constant pushing and antagonizing all the countries in the area."

    Isn't it though? I mean totally insane.

    Do you ever stop and think about the delusion the west lives under?

    I mean the whole thing, that they're are democratic and free and bringing freedom & protecting human rights??

    How nuts is that?

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  11. "Great work as always Penny and very nice reconstruction of your site. It's brighter and the readability of the text really stands out now."

    Nail on the head HHQ. That was exactly why I picked it!

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  12. Hey nobody!

    Glad you are still about. I do drop by at your place, mostly in the Haiku.

    And yes, I mentioned it a few posts back that Dave had a new piece up.

    Edo let me know. So I passed it along.

    He (DAve) is actually doing a whole series with Meria Heller on Abe Lincoln, don't know if he will have anything on site, but, who knows with Dave?

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