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November 05, 2008

Russia Celebrates Obama's Victory In Their Own Special Way...They Announce A Missile Deployment!

Hope! Change! And test the new guy to see if he's as weak as we think he is!

Russia will deploy short-range missiles near Poland to counter U.S. military plans in Eastern Europe, President Dmitry Medvedev warned Wednesday, setting a combative tone that clashed with global goodwill over Barack Obama's election.

In his first state of the nation speech, Medvedev blamed Washington for the war in Georgia and the world financial crisis and suggested it was up to Washington to mend badly damaged ties.

...Medvedev appeared to be trying to improve Russia's bargaining position in potential talks with the Obama administration on missile defense. His wording suggested Russia would reverse the decision if the U.S. scraps its missile defense plans.

"Moscow isn't interested in confrontation, and if Obama makes some conciliatory gestures it will respond correspondingly," said Alexander Pikayev, an analyst at Moscow's Institute for World Economy and International Relations.

So, will Obama try and buy the 'good will' of Russia by scrapping something he originally didn't want anyway? Hell Barney "I love Fannie Mae" Frank was floating the idea of cutting defense spending 25% before the election. Let's just say I think McCain had a better chance of winning Illinois yesterday than missile defense does in an Obama administration.

The next 4 years should be fun. And by fun I mean fraught with peril.


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