Did you hear? Russia just test-launched a new intercontinental ballistic missle!

@estherlou (5020)
United States
May 29, 2007 1:11pm CST
They are now bragging ..." that Russia has new (missiles) that are capable of overcoming any existing or future missile defense systems..." This would modernize their capabilities and it sounds pretty scary to me. We always assume the "powers that be" use enough common sense to NOT use this type of warfare, but to know that Russia could now send a missile our way if they got trigger-happy is a little disconcerting!
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@patootie (3593)
29 May 07
Looks like the Cold War will be creeping back .. just as the world heats up with global warming .. they do say there is a flip side to everything .. so maybe one thing heating up has made something else go cold .. I dare say if Russia really wanted to cause a problem for America (or anywhere else for that matter) .. they have a doen or more ways of doing it .. an air borne viral sttack could decimate a country within days .. poison in the water could make vast areas of countries uninhabitable without enormous quantities of pure water being shipped in .. I say thank goodness they are telling us about it ... least we know what they have that way .. it's the things they don't tell us about that worry me far more ..
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@estherlou (5020)
• United States
29 May 07
Good points. They probably just want it known that they are just as capable as anyone else and worthy to be "noticed".
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
29 May 07
As a major exporter of oil and gas, Russia has a steady stream of income that it can use to re-arm itself. This is one reason why Russia has gone back to privitising the energy industry. This is so the government can control the profits to rebuild armaments. They already sell several sophisticated weapons systems to other parts of the world.
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@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
29 May 07
I saw that article a little while ago. They are boasting that the US can't stop the missle.
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• United States
29 May 07
Before I respond to this statement could you please post the link for the article.
@estherlou (5020)
• United States
30 May 07
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070530/ap_on_re_eu/russia_missile_test
• United States
30 May 07
Thank you. I think it was only a matter of time and we could be back into c cold war again, if not a warmer one.
• United States
29 May 07
im more woried about Geo Bush he is a war monger who seems to want such conflict in the world i fear him more
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
29 May 07
He wants conflict? You are blind. I suppose you are worried about him starting a war with Russia now?