BERLIN (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday U.S. plans to install a missile defense system in Europe increased the chances of a nuclear conflict.
Moscow is alarmed by U.S. plans to deploy parts of a global missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic and last week it tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile it said could ensure the country's security for the next 40 years.
"The missile shield only creates the theoretical illusion that one is protected, but the possibility that a nuclear conflict is unleashed is actually greater," Putin told Germany's Der Spiegel magazine in an interview to be published on Sunday.
Washington says it wants to avert attacks from "rogue states" such as Iran, which the West suspects of wanting to get an atomic bomb, but Russia sees a threat to its own security...
The only people they're fooling are themselves with the missile shield thing.
The real kicker is Kindasleezy Rice and Darth Cheneyburton, despite their public disagreements, actually think all the money Darth Runsfeld poured into Star Wars has produced some sooper seekrit weapons that give them an edge against the real enemy (the way they learnt it, anyhow), the Rooskies.
Bu$hCo must forget- if it ever knew- that the half of the science involved that wasn't developed with the aid of Russian scientists was developed with the help of Chinese scientists.
Or maybe not. After all, Chaos is the plan.