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Russia Threatens Nuclear Attack On Poles

From an approving Associated Press:

Russia’s deputy chief of General Staff Col.-Gen. Anatoly Nogovitsyn speaks to the media, Moscow on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, with what he says is an image of the Georgian military map, projected on to a screen, in the background.

Russia: Poland risks attack because of US missiles

By JIM HEINTZ, Associated Press Writer

MOSCOW – A top Russian general said Friday that Poland’s agreement to accept a U.S. missile interceptor base exposes the ex-communist nation to attack, possibly by nuclear weapons, the Interfax news agency reported.

The statement by Gen. Anatoly Nogovitsyn is the strongest threat that Russia has issued against the plans to put missile defense elements in former Soviet satellite nations.

Poland and the United States on Thursday signed a deal for Poland to accept a missile interceptor base as part of a system the United States says is aimed at blocking attacks by rogue nations. Moscow, however, feels it is aimed at Russia’s missile force.

Poland, by deploying (the system) is exposing itself to a strike — 100 percent,” Nogovitsyn, the deputy chief of staff, was quoted as saying.

He added, in clear reference to the agreement, that Russia’s military doctrine sanctions the use of nuclear weapons “against the allies of countries having nuclear weapons if they in some way help them.” Nogovitsyn that would include elements of strategic deterrence systems, he said, according to Interfax.

At a news conference earlier Friday, Nogovitsyn had reiterated Russia’s frequently stated warning that placing missile-defense elements in Poland and the Czech Republic would bring an unspecified military response. But his subsequent reported statement substantially stepped up a war of words…

Every day the mask slips a little more.

Not that it should have fooled anyone but those wanting to be fooled.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, August 15th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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