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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Russia is pleading with the US not to start world war 3 why won't Bush listen to the warning ?

MAFRA (Portugal) - RUSSIA'S President Vladimir Putin drew a parallel between United States plans for a missile shield in Europe and the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, widely regarded as the closest the world came to nuclear war.

But the Kremlin leader added on Friday that his personal friendship with US President George W. Bush has helped to prevent the latest US initiative from turning into a new global disaster.

'I would remind you how relations were developing in an analogous situation in the middle of the 1960s,' he told a news conference after the Russia-EU summit in the Portugal.

'Analogous actions by the Soviet Union when it deployed rockets on Cuba provoked the Cuban missile crisis,' Mr Putin added.

'For us, technologically, the situation is very similar. On our borders such threats to our country are being created.'

A decision by the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev to send nuclear missiles to Communist ally Cuba put the world on the brink of nuclear war in 1962

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reaganit...

So the way the US reacted was fair and good but given the same situation the Russians should just shut up ?

Wow and I suppose this passes for reasoning where your from eh ?

Look up the words "cognitive dissonance" and then look in the mirror

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  • molly
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    1 decade ago
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    Yes I wonder how the President would react if Russia built military bases in USA's backyard Mexico much the same as Putin is now.

    People seem to forget Russia has not invade anyones country in over 20 yrs and the last time they did ironically it was Afghanistan and were fighting the Taliban who were being armed by the American government.

    • 6 years agoReport

      You're a moron molly. What's your answer now? ROFL. Need I say Ukraine, lol. You don't deserve air.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Putting a missile defense system in Europe should not alarm the Russians. But it does. Why? Why be upset about a defense system if you have not ambitions towards Europe? Why not ask to be part of that defense and install some of your own defense systems there?

    The point is that Russian nor China want a direct war with the US. Why? Becuase there are 2 cities that will forever remind the world what it means to be on the wrong end of a world power.

    Iran is but a chess piece in this global game of chess. And right now the US is the Kasparov of the world. America has taken it upon itself to defend the world's less powerful. For what ever reason.

    And in all reality who cares if we are on the brink of a nuclear war. It will happen one day. That is plain and simple. People want power. The only way to get power is to get rid of your enemy. The problem with that is, the amount of retaliation that a country can withstand before being totally destroyed.

    Reagan built us a missle shield. We still have it. If you don't believe it well, I would say go stick your head back in the sand. Other countries have something like it but the fact is we spend more money on defense than any 4 nations put together.

    But what is the most convencing reason not to attack the US, is the 5999 remaining nukes should we have to use just one.

    The world is a cruel and nasty place. Americans really do have it very good. No matter what you may think. Go to any other country and just look.

    Forgive the spelling errors Check Spelling just sat there.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I love these "loaded" questions people put on here to entice comments.

    Mr. Putin is crafting a strategy to gain back the former USSR ideals and policies. He is strengthening his military, stiffleing his people and their democratic rights and freedoms, and aligning his country with those in the world that have not-so-good intentions in regards to the USA.

    The missle shield is not an offensively capable weapon. It is in fact defensive in nature. Meaning, it is designed to shoot down missles that others shoot off. It is not designed to destroy anything else but the enemy's missiles. I hope we get the shield here in America before anyone else does though.

    So many American seem to be living in the 1980's or earlier. The fact is, we live in a global society now. The oceans do not protect us. The internet and other technology mandates us to trade with other countries. And, somehow, we have to come to a common consensus around the world that we will need all people of the Earth to work together to survive. Isolation does not work any more.

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  • 6 years ago

    The British government will never learn: before the Iraq illegal war, lead by the well known liar, cheat, probable murderer (Kelly), war criminal and now extremely rich former prime minister of that time who is now living of the misery he caused to the people of Iraq and the families of our soldiers and the Iraqis lost and maimed in the various conflicts,' three million' people went on the streets to of London on mass to try to stop that war and do you know what? Mr Blair and the rest of the government took absolutely no notice of our pleas.

    It is almost unbelievable that a country the size of England is sizing up to Russia by sending war planes as threat to the Russians for its conduct towards Ukraine, and quite frankly it is an act of war and we should be prepared for the consequences. Russia are concerned about the Western threat of military anti Russian military installations being set up close to its borders as was the case with the Americans with Cuba..

    This time it might not just be the soldiers and those living in the conflict areas that suffer, you might have to take some of the clout yourself as will I and everyone else.

    Nick Griffin the BNP leader went to Syria in the middle of the on going conflict there, through common sense and actually finding out the facts he almost single handily stopped us going in, Nick Griffin is always criticised for his views on immigration but is the hardest working politician of them all yet, when you enter a conflict with a country that can hit back harder than we can hit it is difficult to see what our threats will achieve.

    Even Nick Griffin will not be able to diffuse this one if it goes much further especially when you consider we no longer rely on a professional army but one of territorials

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  • 1 decade ago

    Seems to me that Mr. Putin sees this move as a threat to his plans to continue in power in Russia after his term expires. Russia under Putin is reverting to the old Soviet state.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Putin is speaking truth.

    Putin is personally friends with Bush, and this will not make current administrations at war. However....

    The situation will be in place, that when powers change both in Russia, and new president in America, a Cuban missle crisis situation could be in place.

    Leaders of nations are not defacto friends. We should be happy Bush & Putin get along as they do.

    Imagine a new Russian Pres & a cold Hillary Clinton. Hillary will NEVER be personal friends with ANY foreign leaders. And therefore, would "stoke the fire".

    Bush is unique, real, socally human personality.. This enables him to sit and have a dinner and drink with Putin. A "refined" or too orchestrated personality would not have the same effect on friendship with other leaders.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    We had hoped Russia would be our friend, but Russia has not stood by us during the war on terror and they are supplying Iran so they have built a trade relationship and it is to their benefit that Iran succeeds. So, the friend of your enemy, is your enemy. Russia has backstabbed the U.S.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Oh, Come ON! Did you fall off the cabbage patch? The United States is the strongest country in the world and we need to protect ourselves from suicidal madmen trying to get nuclear weapons. Putin's comparisons make about as much sense as comparing Bin Laden to Shirley Temple.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yeah. Putin wants us to stop WWIII by taking all of the bullets out of our biggest gun.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The risk of WW III is if Iran nukes Israel, India or Pakistan. It is highly probable. Iran isn't glued together too tight (it's very radical).

    Iran could easily nuke Russia.

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