Monday, December 1, 2008

Anyone doubt that we've headed back into another cold war?

Russia, in a blazing display of paranoia, has decided to upgrade their missiles to dodge the missile defense screen technology that the United States is deploying to defend Europe against irresponsible, irrational regimes in the Middle East.

The missile defense screen is not now, and has not ever been, intended to block Russian missiles. Even if it were designed to block Russian missiles, how is blocking a (possibly) nuclear-tipped ICBM missile, giving the two nations enough time to a) determine whether it was a purposeful launch, accident, or rogue agent, or b) change their minds and set up talks, a bad thing?

Only an aggressively imperialist nation would consider it so.

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