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Deputy PM says Moscow “preparing a response” to U.S. plans for missile shield in Europe.

Addressing the threat posed by plans by the United States to install a missile defense system in Europe, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin today asserted that Russia would respond with nuclear weapons if it was targeted by conventional American missiles.

Rogozin’s comments arrive just a day after President Vladimir Putin called on Russia to upgrade its weapons systems in order to repel U.S. plans to institute the EPAA missile shield in Europe, which is ostensibly designed to counter Iran’s nuclear build-up yet is also firmly pointed at Russia.

Asserting that Russia was “preparing a response” to the U.S. missile defense system, Rogozin warned, “They may experiment with conventional weapons on strategic delivery platforms, but they must bear in mind, that if we are attacked, in certain circumstances we will of course respond with nuclear weapons.”

The Obama White House has refused to mothball plans for the missile defense shield despite the Bush administration initially signaling it would be scrapped. Although Washington has indicated it will abandon long range missiles, medium-range interceptors will be installed in Redzikowo, Poland by 2018.

Moscow still fears that NATO powers are using Iran as a camouflage for the true target of the missiles – Russia’s strategic nuclear forces.

Russia has itself been working on new Yars (SS-29) Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles that have the capability of penetrating U.S. missile defenses and are set to be added to Moscow’s nuclear arsenal next year.

Russia is currently engaged in the largest military build-up since the cold war, including the development of a new missile defense radar in southern and western Russia designed to counter missiles launched from Europe, as part of maneuvers which pose, “a strategic threat to the United States and NATO allies,” according to US military officials.

Earlier this summer, Russia staged its biggest military exercise since the cold war in order to ascertain the readiness of putting intercontinental ballistic missiles on “high-alert” within a short time frame.

The drill was swiftly followed by NATO’s biggest drill since the cold war, an exercise that was based around NATO’s response to a simulated invasion of Poland by a “foreign power.”

The two drills coincided with Japanese fighters being forced to intercept Russian bombers that were practicing attacks on U.S. bases in the western Pacific.

A heightening of tensions between the U.S. and Russia would dovetail with the threat of a new arms race in Asia between Japan and China in response to the crisis surrounding the disputed Senkaku Islands.

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  • Zharkov

    Russia can be destroyed by US and British nuclear sub missiles, making land-based missiles redundant.

    The US is in a similar situation, fully targeted by foreign submarines, including Russian and Chinese subs, among others. So all it takes is one little mistake to ignite a nuclear war.

    Obama was supposed to reverse this MAD doctrine, of course, but he has proven himself completely incompetent. So incompetent is Obama that Russian leaders find it necessary to remind him that Russia has nuclear weapons.

  • TRACER

    It is very strange, Why USA needs a missile defense system for Europe against Iran but hidden agenda is Russia and the Russians know this. There is a simple answer to all this madness, it is the Russian natural resources which has slipped out of US hands. Just like Iranian oil and gas natural resources. If I am not wrong, the older oil gas contract was 90% of the money turn over for the US and Russians can keep the rest 10% plus maintain the oil gas wells from this 10%. No wounder a country will get bankrupt with such conditions. Greece has the same bad luck to get bankrupt. Greece has oil gas plus gold.

  • brother george

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  • Zharkov

    It seems that if the globalists cannot buy Russian natural resources, they will attempt to steal them, as they have done in Iraq, Libya, and elsewhere.

    There is a better missile defense than a missile defense shield – it’s called “rational diplomacy”. If the US government could restrain itself from trying to bribe or otherwise change other country’s governments, it would not have to worry about incoming missiles.

    If the global class would stop coveting the world’s wealth and just take care of business that it already owns, everyone would be happier. Just look at what General Electric did to Fukushima. Storing nuclear waste 100 feet above ground is insane, but that’s how they do business. GE is guilty of bad reactor design, terrible location, and impossibly careless storage of fuel – and these are the kind of people who want to run the world? Russia is right to stop these people from ruining Russia.

  • Billy

    For those who think that the US is the only nation with criminal globalists as comments to this article seem to indicate, think again. Every nation is now fully infiltrated and controlled by a small, elite group, including Russia. I mean really, Putin? Clearly the world is moving quickly to that infamous new World Order for which the few will again rule over the many.

  • Zharkov

    Other nations have globalist officials but Putin is a nationalist who actually cares about his country and his people.

    If Putin was a globalist, he would not be objecting to the missile defense shield and encirclement by NATO but would welcome the opportunity to merge into the EU. He isn’t doing that.

    To some extent, even a nationalist has to deal with globalists and their schemes. If Russia wants to expand international trade, it will join various trade organizations, many of which have globalist agendas. Some of that can’t be avoided, but generally Putin places Russia first, as a hands-on leader.

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