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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Time is running out to save a key missile treaty with Russia, Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has told the BBC. Mr Stoltenberg pledged a "measured, defensive" response if Russia did not come back into compliance with the deal by the 2 August deadline. "We have to be prepared for a world ... with more Russian missiles," he said.

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Russia has been in breach of the INF since it started testing its Iskander Missile in 2008, so it only took NATO 11 years to wake up to that fact.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-17 08:49 PM | Reply

Let Oslo and Brussels build an Army, Air Force, and missile battery if they want.

They've had, what, 80 years of peace and prosperity to build their economies up?

Hey Redial, your Queen wants $67 million to spruce up Buckingham Palace. Correction: is spending.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-17 08:52 PM | Reply

"Let Oslo and Brussels build an Army, Air Force, and missile battery if they want."

And what if they don't want?

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-17 09:14 PM | Reply

If @fakeberniebro was a medical condition he'd be tinnitus.

#4 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-07-17 09:15 PM | Reply

And what if they don't want?
#3 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

There goes your "socialism" ....

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-07-17 11:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#3

Then they can continue to not pay their fair share for NATO, which is nothing new, and support their welfare states.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-18 01:12 PM | Reply

Let's try this a different way:

Is Russia a threat to Europe?

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-18 03:26 PM | Reply

#7

Yes, is there any doubt about that in your mind?

#8 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-18 03:33 PM | Reply

Is Russia a threat to Europe?
#7 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

I doubt it.

"The EU ranks as Russia's number one trading partner, accounting for almost 41% of all trade. Trade between the two economies has grown steadily and reached record levels in 2012."

www.bbc.com

#9 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-18 03:37 PM | Reply

#9

Much easier to set trade terms with your satellites, which is why the EU rightfully considers Russia to be their biggest threat.

#10 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-18 03:38 PM | Reply

Why would Russia want to cut off the spigot?

#11 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-18 03:39 PM | Reply

Did you ask that when they annexed Crimea too?

Let's make it clear: Why trade when you can annex.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-18 05:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#11

Snoofy is correct, there is no need to "cut off" the spigot if you annex it.

Ask the Sudetenland and the former Czechoslovakia how that worked for them in the late 30s.

#13 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2019-07-18 05:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Oh man, now for the next few years we have to listen to Liberals whine and cry about how Jens is Putin's puppet and best friend because he said something to Russia. Just when we were finally not having to hear their garbage about Trump being his puppet and best friend because he talked to them. Hey, it doesn't matter these people are world leaders. According to Liberals, if you talk to Russia then you are Putin's puppet and best friend.

#14 | Posted by humtake at 2019-07-19 12:10 PM | Reply

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