US and Russia agree nuclear cuts

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  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8136918.stm

     
  2. Good stuff, but they are still left with 1700 each...seems like rather a lot, and an odd number to choose. Any ideas why 1700 was chosen? Does it now give them the power to simply destroy each other ten times over? Surely once is enough...
     
  3. Even better reason to ditch Trident?
     
  4. Command_doh

    Command_doh LE Book Reviewer

    It appears out nuclear deterrent is for the dustbin then? Maybe the Frogs will finally get one over on us then after all these years, now that we seem hell bent on becoming a military laughing stock.

    By us I mean Zanu NL, obviously.
     
  5. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090706/ap_on_re_eu/obama

    In fact a declaration about intentions was signed. And the negotiations would last years.
     
  6. Previously on 24
    As Dimitri Manuilski, of the Lenin School of Political Warfare so succinctly expressed it in 1933:

    "War to the hilt between communism and capitalism is inevitable. Today, of course, we are not strong enough to attack. Our time will come in thirty to forty years. To win, we shall need the element of surprise. The bourgeoisie..will have to be put to sleep. So we shall begin by launching the most spectacular peace movement on record. There will be electrifying overtures and unheard of concessions. The capitalist countries, stupid and decadent, will rejoice to cooperate in their own destruction. They will leap at another chance to be friends. As soon as their guard is down, we shall smash them with our clenched fist."

    And then came

    Gentlemen, Comrades, do not be concerned about all you hear about glasnost and perestroika and democracy in the coming years. These are primarily for outward consumption. There will be no significant internal change within the Soviet Union, other than for cosmetic purposes. Our purpose is to disarm the Americans and let them fall asleep."
    Mikhail Gorbachev also revealed this deception in a speech he gave to the Politburo in November of 1987

    Draw your own conclusions, I'm still sceptical, Obama = OBlaira
     
  7. No, they are due to be done by December when the old treaty runs out.