Friday, June 10, 2005

RUSSIA THREATENS PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKES AGAINST NATO?

From MosNews:
Russia is ready to start a preventive war against other countries to avert terrorist thereats, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said in an interview with Russian weekly Profile.

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Speaking on the “threat issue”, Ivanov pointed out in particular that the possible placement of NATO military bases on the territory of the Baltic countries will be considered the military threat not only to Russia, but to a number of CIS states.

So the Russians consider the West's continued push into their former territories a "military threat"? The Russians really must feel that the West (or factions of people in the west) are behind the terrorism their country is feeling from the Chechens. After the Beslan school massacre, many Russian officials made it quite clear that they felt the terrorists who took over that school were under direct orders from a foreign government (or intel agency).