Monday, December 26, 2005

Warming the Cold War

Hmmm, mmm, mmm, let's see what's happening in Peace on Earth news.....

VLADIMIR Putin has sparked fears of a new arms race between Russia and the United States by deploying a nuclear ballistic strike force system that officials made clear could penetrate US anti- missile defences.

On Christmas Eve, the Russian army activated a new fleet of Topol-M missiles that can fit a nuclear warhead and travel 6,000 miles, changing trajectory to foil any enemy interception device.

The accompanying hawkish rhetoric of the Russian military commanders and the frenetic response of the US navy have stoked concern that the former Cold War adversaries have quietly resumed the arms race.

4 comments:

Neil Shakespeare said...

Well that's just peachy. Haven't had a good arms race in awhile. That should give Bush more good reasons to spy on everybody!

mbekkali said...

In case you have noticed, the US anti-missle defence system is designed to intercept nuclear missles from some rogus state or terrorist group, not Russia or other large military country. The fact that it does not work is a totally different matter.

Anonymous said...

That's bullshit. The missile defence program was started before the cold war was over.

Anonymous said...

The missile defense program was designed to pump money into the pockets of certain corporations. As a side effect, it might be able to intercept a single warhead, provided that it was on a known trajectory, with a radio beacon attached, and without any decoys which were actually designed to resemble the warhead. On a good day.