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- Sep 28, 2011
Russia threatens to strike NATO missile defense sites - Washington Times
Russians are basically thugs, after all. Peter the Great tried his best to drag Russia into civilization, to no avail in the end. Even when the Soviet Union fell apart, it was replaced by criminals.Russia's most senior military officer said Thursday that Moscow would pre-emptively strike and destroy U.S.-led NATO missile defense sites in Eastern Europe if talks with Washington about the developing system continue to stall."A decision to use destructive force pre-emptively will be taken if the situation worsens," Russian Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov said at an international missile defense conference in Moscow attended by senior U.S. and NATO officials.
The threat comes as talks about the missile defense system, which the U.S. and its allies insist is aimed at Iranian missiles, appear to have stalled.
"We have not been able to find mutually acceptable solutions at this point, and the situation is practically at a dead end," Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said.