Well, there you have it; if you wondered about all the "love and respect" the world has for The Chosen One, instead of that mean,ole, G W Bush, you now get the heads up: the Russians view the current commander-in-chief as the lameassd wimp who was wearing mommy pants while throwing a baseball, on worldwide TV...like a little girl.
MOSCOW - Russia's top military officer has threatened to carry out a pre-emptive strike on U.S.-led NATO missile defence facilities in Eastern Europe if Washington goes ahead with its controversial plan to build a missile shield.
President Dmitry Medvedev said last year that Russia will retaliate militarily if it does not reach an agreement with the United States and NATO on the missile defence system.
Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov went even further Thursday. "A decision to use destructive force pre-emptively will be taken if the situation worsens," he said at an international conference attended by senior U.S. and NATO officials.
Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov also warned on Thursday that talks between Moscow and Washington on the topic are "close to a dead end."
U.S. missile defence plans in Europe have been one of the touchiest subjects in U.S.-Russian relations for years.
Moscow rejects Washington's claim that the missile defence plan is solely to deal with any Iranian missile threat and has voiced fears it will eventually become powerful enough to undermine Russia's nuclear deterrent. Moscow has proposed running the missile shield jointly with NATO, but the alliance has rejected that proposal.
Makarov's statement on Thursday doesn't seem to imply an immediate threat, but aims to put extra pressure on Washington to agree to Russia's demands.
Looks like Obama's desperate , caught-on-tape grovel to the Russians, begging them to "cut him some slack" until "after his re-election", failed to do anything, except expose his inherent WEAKNESS.
Say what you will, but the Russians WOULD NEVER HAVE MADE SUCH A THREAT TO G W BUSH, and he had already stated, with NO GROVELING,that we were installing a MUCH MORE STRIDENT missile defense than the one Obama "plea grovelled down to"....
Obama could start a war with Russia, sure republicans would... but he is not that stupid... and Russia is not that stupid either... ever played poker?