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    Russia held out an olive branch to President Barack Obama today by suspending plans to deploy missiles in Europe, according to a report in Moscow.

    An official from Russia's General Staff in Moscow told Interfax news that the move had been made because the new United States leadership was reconsidering plans to establish a missile defence shield in eastern Europe.

    Deployment of Iskander short-range missiles, which can carry nuclear warheads, was being suspended in Russia's Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad in response, the unidentified official said.

    The news emerged ahead of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's appearance later today at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

    Mr Putin said on Monday that he was "cautiously optimistic" about the potential for improved relations with the US because the Obama Administration had shown a willingness to reconsider the missile shield.


    The former Bush administration ignored Russian objections to its plan to install 10 interceptor missiles in Poland and a radar station in the Czech Republic.

    It said that the shield was to counter threats from rogue states such as Iran and was not directed against Moscow. The US signed agreements with the Czech and Polish governments last year to permit deployment of the shield.

    Russia insisted, however, that the system posed a threat to its own security and repeatedly warned that it would take counter measures unless the US backed down.
    Great news, who knew the way to stop Russia was so simple?

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    Re: Russia 'stops missile deployment in Europe because of Obama'

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Great news, who knew the way to stop Russia was so simple?
    Ah yes, by not protecting ourselves from rogue states such as Iran. I guess when you are passive, this would make sense in some ****ed up sort of way.
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    Re: Russia 'stops missile deployment in Europe because of Obama'

    Ten interceptor missiles was going to pose a threat to Russia?

    This was just an excuse for Russia to rattle the sabre. Nothing more.
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    Re: Russia 'stops missile deployment in Europe because of Obama'

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Great news, who knew the way to stop Russia was so simple?


    at you buying Russia's propaganda and thinking they are "stopped"......
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    Re: Russia 'stops missile deployment in Europe because of Obama'

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    at you buying Russia's propaganda and thinking they are "stopped"......
    I'm sure the people in eastern Europe are relieved they will no longer have missiles next door for the only purpose of targeting their US radar and interceptors.

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    Re: Russia 'stops missile deployment in Europe because of Obama'

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Great news, who knew the way to stop Russia was so simple?
    This isn't stopping Russia, this is Russia laughing at us and watching us fall over ourselves to appease them.

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    Re: Russia 'stops missile deployment in Europe because of Obama'

    Quote Originally Posted by shiznit770 View Post
    I'm sure the people in eastern Europe are relieved they will no longer have missiles next door for the only purpose of targeting their US radar and interceptors.



    Do you think this is why they stopped, or do you think it has to do with oil going from 150 to 30 a barrel and they cant afford it anymore?
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    Re: Russia 'stops missile deployment in Europe because of Obama'

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Do you think this is why they stopped, or do you think it has to do with oil going from 150 to 30 a barrel and they cant afford it anymore?
    Yeah that's probably a big factor. Putin's struggling to not look like a fool as the Russian economy fails. If it doesn't get better in a short period of time I fully expect Russia to start talking hard with someone else, maybe even BO.

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    Re: Russia 'stops missile deployment in Europe because of Obama'

    Quote Originally Posted by shiznit770 View Post
    Yeah that's probably a big factor. Putin's struggling to not look like a fool as the Russian economy fails. If it doesn't get better in a short period of time I fully expect Russia to start talking hard with someone else, maybe even BO.
    Or start another war (Ukraine?) to distract the people from the real problems in the country.
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    Re: Russia 'stops missile deployment in Europe because of Obama'

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Or start another war (Ukraine?) to distract the people from the real problems in the country.
    That is what the right wing usually does in times of crisis
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