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#1    DC09

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 07:52 PM

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) -- Russia has designed a "revolutionary" weapon that would make the prospective U.S. missile defense useless, Russian news agencies reported, quoting a senior Defense Ministry official.

The official, who was not identified by name, said tests conducted during last month's military maneuvers would dramatically change the philosophy behind development of Russia's nuclear forces, the Interfax and ITAR-Tass news agencies reported on Monday.

If deployed, the new weapon would take the value of any U.S. missile shield to "zero," the news agencies quoted the official as saying.

The official said the new weapon would be inexpensive, providing an "asymmetric answer" to U.S. missile defenses, which are proving extremely costly to develop.

Russia, meanwhile, also has continued research in prospective missile defenses and has an edge in some areas compared to other nations, the official said.

The statement reported Monday was in line with claims by President Vladimir Putin's that experiments performed during last month's maneuvers proved that Russia could soon build strategic weapons that could puncture any missile-defense system.

At the time, Col-Gen. Yuri Baluyevsky, the first deputy chief of the General Staff of the Russian armed forces, explained that the military tested a "hypersonic flying vehicle" that was able to maneuver between space and the earth's atmosphere.

Military analysts said that the mysterious new weapons could be a maneuverable ballistic missile warhead or a hypersonic cruise missile.

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 08:16 PM

All these military experiments will lead to the bad end. I hope I am mistaken  ph34r.gif  


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Posted 29 March 2004 - 08:35 PM

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 08:59 PM

QUOTE (DreamRebel @ Mar 29 2004, 03:35 PM)
Looks like the cold war is back or maybe never stopped.

Sounds that way doesn't it?  wacko.gif  


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Posted 29 March 2004 - 09:02 PM

Stupid, stupid, stupid... thats all the world leaders are.


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Posted 29 March 2004 - 09:05 PM

Why dosent the U.S. invade Russia and rid them of their Weapons of Mass Destruction as they did to Iraq... Russia has suttley stated that they could pretty much attack the U.S. very easily, or what, do the United States like the pick on the little guys?


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Posted 30 March 2004 - 09:22 AM

QUOTE (Diebytheflyguy @ Mar 29 2004, 10:05 PM)
Why dosent the U.S. invade Russia and rid them of their Weapons of Mass Destruction as they did to Iraq... Russia has suttley stated that they could pretty much attack the U.S. very easily, or what, do the United States like the pick on the little guys?

I cant believe im reading this crap. sad.gif   What gives the US the right to be the only nation armed with weapons of mass distruction?  While I agree tinpot dictators should be quelled, Russia has as much right as the US.  They were working on their program long before the US, they were just slower.  It's that American attitude 'Invade everyone' thats going to be the end of this planet!  Some countries need to grow up!  Russia may be skint but it still has a Nuke arsenal to rival the US and I think the US would have a nasty shock if they tried to invade Russia.  The Russians are desperate to be westernised theyd have no reason whatsoever to be a thret to the US!


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Posted 30 March 2004 - 10:55 AM

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I think the US would have a nasty shock if they tried to invade Russia

It would be a doomsday ph34r.gif  


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Posted 30 March 2004 - 02:45 PM

The USA is the threat to the worlds existence! To humanitys existence!  alien.gif Russia is next in that line...



Edited by Athenian, 30 March 2004 - 02:51 PM.


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Posted 30 March 2004 - 04:26 PM

Cold war all over again   crying.gif  God, i hope not...i dont wanna go back down to the nuke shelter for another 30 yrs  blink.gif   (i'm only 20, so i've never really been down there, but it doesnt look fun  sad.gif )

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 04:30 PM

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 08:02 PM

As a russian I do not want to invade USA too wink2.gif  Let's live peacefully!  wub.gif  grin2.gif  


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Posted 31 March 2004 - 02:30 AM

It's a shame nations can't come together to fight pollution or disease or something, instead of new ways to fight each other huh.gif

Utopia is cool cool.gif

Edited by Homer, 31 March 2004 - 07:50 AM.

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 02:41 AM

QUOTE (jimma @ Mar 30 2004, 06:22 AM)
QUOTE (Diebytheflyguy @ Mar 29 2004, 10:05 PM)
Why dosent the U.S. invade Russia and rid them of their Weapons of Mass Destruction as they did to Iraq... Russia has suttley stated that they could pretty much attack the U.S. very easily, or what, do the United States like the pick on the little guys?

I cant believe im reading this crap. sad.gif   What gives the US the right to be the only nation armed with weapons of mass distruction?  While I agree tinpot dictators should be quelled, Russia has as much right as the US.  They were working on their program long before the US, they were just slower.  It's that American attitude 'Invade everyone' thats going to be the end of this planet!  Some countries need to grow up!  Russia may be skint but it still has a Nuke arsenal to rival the US and I think the US would have a nasty shock if they tried to invade Russia.  The Russians are desperate to be westernised theyd have no reason whatsoever to be a thret to the US!

Man im joking... my post was a joke... sorry if i wasen't more clear or scarcastic enough!


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Posted 31 March 2004 - 02:45 AM

QUOTE (Athenian @ Mar 30 2004, 11:45 AM)
The USA is the threat to the worlds existence! To humanitys existence!  alien.gif Russia is next in that line...

I agree with that... I would say North Korea is third, but you gotta watch out for us Canadians... you wouldnt want to mess with our "squirt guns," as I have heard some Americans say... but you may have forgotten our secret weapon... the Avero Arrow!

Edited by Diebytheflyguy, 31 March 2004 - 02:46 AM.





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