If you wondered who was still calling the shots in Russia - just guess! Putin is again melting the freeze on the Cold War by revving up the arms race...
From Times of India -- (Link Added)
Russia on Thursday launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that beats anti-ballistic missile (ABM) systems in hitting high-security facilities, media reports said.
Russia's prime minister Vladimir Putin said that the recent tests are a direct response to harsh, unreasonable actions by Nato countries.
"There is no need to fear Russia's actions, they are not aggressive... They are aimed at maintaining balance in the world order, and are extremely important for maintaining peace and security globally," Putin said.
The Topol (RS-12M) ICBM, launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, is equipped with features designed to defeat ABM systems. It flew 6,000km and successfully hit a target on the Kura testing ground, in Kamchatka in Russia's Far East, the Interfax news agency said. More...
Back in February Putin, already boasting ownership of a thermobaric bomb dubbed the "Dad of All Bombs," started rattling his sabre's by threatening to aim missles at the Ukraine if they joined NATO and allowed us to build a missile defense system there. Vlad has also turned up the rhetoric by threatening Poland with a nuclear attack after they allowed our Missile Defense System to be installed.
Vlad is no fool! Other than the obvious reasons, they hate us, Vlad is making his moves and flexing his muscles purposely during our election. Being the predator that he is, Putin is eye balling a divided U.S. and testing the waters. He see's opportunity to strengthen Russia and the the possibilty of a weak President being elected - Obama!
It took Obama 20 years and many missed chances to figure out what Rev. Wright was about - how many chances do you think Putin will give him?