Telegraph: Putin in nuclear threat against Europe

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  1. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=QSIYMJ4I01FDDQFIQMFCFFOAVCBQYIV0?xml=/news/2007/06/04/wputin04.xml

     
  2. Where are we going to build the new Iron Curtain?
     
  3. ...with holes for gas-pipes.

    I don't think that Putin's plans are a serious threat to Europe.
     
  4. Me neither - just rhetoric. It doesn't take long to re-target a missile anyway so it was just symbolic that they weren't targetted.
     
  5. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    It is too easy for Putain to forget how much his country owes to western developments and technology, not to mention the new wealth it has from us buying it's gas and oil.

    If Europe has any gonads and does indeed speak with one voice, the message should be "Fine, we'll all target you with OUR missiles, we'll source our gas and oil from elsewhere, we'll stop giving Visas to Russian nationals and we'll start playing hard-ball with you!"
     
  6. Really, where? If we could we'd probably be doing it already... no?

    TB
     
  7. Please begin with mr.Abramovitch. I agree, that economical measures are the most effective, however sometimes too expensive.
     
  8. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    I believe that one of the reasons for the Afghan jolly is that we are trying to get gas pipelines through to Europe from countries other than Russia.

    I'll look into the details.

    As for Abramovich - I'd like to think we'd be a little bit selective and keep the guys with all the wedge!!

    Here's a line being considered direct from Iran: Link one Clicky

    And here is the main one: BBC Clicky

     
  9. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    I came here this morning to ask someone with missile pointing experience that very question. Because it seems to me its just a matter of entering new coordinates and waiting for the thing to swivel? I suppose theres a technical term for swiveling, but you get my North Atlantic?

    Which begs the question... If Vlad the Questionable is threatening to point his missiles at us, where the hell are they pointed now?

    Afghanistan & Iraq? At colition forces in a war zone? No. Iran? Vlad wants to be bestest pals with the Mullahs. Chechnya and Ingushia? A slight overkill.

    If I was a polar bear in the Arctic I'd be bricking it.
     
  10. Could this be a case for the reversal of underfunding in all branches of the armed forces perhaps?
     
  11. :clap: Nice one. Not laughed that hard in a while!!

    Ski.
     
  12. 2012 - that's a date with destiny, and one to wait out for...unfortunately. :cry:

    Forget the 'personalities' on stage, look at the string pullers, i.e., the MIC, the *anking elite, their lickspittles and serfs. :x

    In the meantime, make your peace with God. :!:
     
  13. I believe their missiles and ours are all currently targeted at the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. This was a symbolic gesture by both sides following the end of the cold war. As you said, the target can be changed very quickly.

    Time to start importing gas in tankers from the middle east I think. Also time to sweep the mothballs out of most of the fleet to provide escorts. Oh - and a couple of big aircraft carriers would be quite handy too thanks.
     
  14. Well thats ok then because the proposed routes are through really stable countries ..... :roll:

    Basicaly the last Tory and present liabour fcuked up big time by not treating energy reservers and production as a stategic matter, and whilst investing in renewables was constantly being written off as 'cranky green tree hugging ideals' by most of the oil and nuclear industry, is that once again a profit over foresight matter! :x
     
  15. Lets just hope that the CND wing of the Liarbour Party are listening.

    Actually, I've just had an interesting thought.

    If the SNP get rid of the Trident bases and Putin decides to target Scotland, what will they do then?