On their way out of office, Putie Poot and Bush start what looks like a new Cold War...
Europe should not become "powder keg" - Putin
MOSCOW. May 29 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has cautioned against turning Europe into a "powder keg", referring to Washington's plans to deploy elements of its missile defense system in Europe.
"We consider it harmful and dangerous to turn Europe into a "powder keg" and to fill it with new kinds of weapons," Putin told a news conference after talks with the Portuguese prime minister in Moscow.
"It creates new unneeded risks for the entire system of international and European relations," he said.
Of course, Putin declined to comment on Russia's new MIRV (Multiple Independently-targeted Re-entry Vehicle) which will be deployed in or near the former Eastern-bloc nations, and undoubtedly aimed at Europe and the U.S.
The vet in me says cool, our military needs a modern foe against which we can develop modern weaponry. As opposed to fighting 17th century barbarians in dirty night-shirts in Iraq. The pragmatist in me says we have our hands full fighting 17th century barbarians in dirty night-shirts and we don't need another Cold War just yet.
Here's Putie Poot. Why is Russia building new offensive nuclear weapons when his country is in rapid, suicidal social and economic decline?