Thursday, February 14, 2008

Russia could aim rockets at European missile shield - Putin

Russia may have to retarget some of its rockets at the missile defenses that the U.S. is planning to deploy in Central Europe, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

"Our experts believe the system threatens our national security," Putin said at his final annual news conference in the Kremlin. "If it appears, we will be forced to respond appropriately - we will have to retarget part of our systems against those missiles."


If you need me, I'll be huddled under my car humming "99 Red Balloons."

7 comments:

Chris said...

Hihi, the song "99-red-baloons" will build a "shield" around you. Filled with red love ;)

Elan said...

As we follow the new reality show called “Survivor: Clinton vs. Obama”, Putin’s reorganization of Empire is one of the most neglected stories of the year.
Stay tuned.
The world is spinning fast.

Justin said...

Maybe Putin's just a big fan of the graphic novel "Watchmen", and he's doing some viral marketing for the upcoming film adaptation.

Mac said...

Putin's reorganization of Empire is one of the most neglected stories of the year.

It's arguably *the* geopolitical story of the year.

W.M. Bear said...

Duck and cover!

Dr. manhattan said...

Oh, boy--the Polish missle crisis. Shades of the Cuban crisis--will we see a black Kennedy being required to handle this touchy situation? Shades of 1962...

Justin--

"Maybe Putin's just a big fan of the graphic novel 'Watchmen'"

Oh, Jeez--just what we need; an ex-KGB head and megalo who has his finger on the button--hope no faux telepathic "ET" octopoid sentient vaginal huge mutant monster shows up suddenly to devastate New York City, figuratively speaking, any time soon. Who watches the watchmen?

The "Cloverfield" scenario, hmmm? That ain't the kind of "peaceful" paradigm shifter we could use...to unify or be forced to deal with in order to avoid conflict.

Some think a comparable psyop may be eventually unfolded, tho'. Futurismic Iron Mountain time?

Uhhm-- "When the world is spinning down, you make the best of what's still around..." El Policia

musicological tricksteroid said...

Mac--will you be singing or humming "99 red balloons" in the original German? Hehehe...;')