Russia deploys missile in treaty violation

Deployment of new cruise missile is challenge to American President Donald Trump, New York Times says

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Russia deploys missile in treaty violation

Russia has clandestinely deployed a new intermediate-range cruise missile in violation of a treaty that helped end the decades-long Cold War, according to a report published on Tuesday.

Citing anonymous administration officials, the New York Times said that Moscow now has two battalions of the SSC-X-8 missile in its possession. One has been deployed to an unspecified operational base in the country while the other remains at a test site in southern Russia.

“Each missile battalion is believed to have four mobile launchers with about half a dozen nuclear-tipped missiles allocated to each of the launchers,” the Times reported.

The mobile launchers are said to closely resemble Russia’s Iskander short-range system, which does not run afoul of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

News of Russia’s deployment prompted Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain to hit out at Moscow on Tuesday, calling the deployment a “significant military threat to U.S. forces in Europe and our NATO allies.

“In light of the most recent developments, it is time for the new administration to take immediate action to enhance our deterrent posture in Europe and protect our allies,” he said in a statement.

The Barack Obama administration strongly criticized Russia’s development of the missile in 2014, saying it was in violation of the treaty.

Declining to comment on the Times’ report directly, the Pentagon nonetheless said Russia “remains in violation of its INF Treaty obligations”.

“We support a review of Russia’s ongoing INF Treaty violation in order to assess the potential security implications for the United States and its allies and partners,” Pentagon spokeswoman Laura Seal said.

The report comes as President Donald Trump helms an administration shaken by the recent departure of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, prompted by disclosures that he misled senior officials about his contacts with Russia’s Washington ambassador. And Trump himself has come under repeated criticism for apparently amenable statements related to Russia.

During Tuesday’s press briefing, White House spokesman Sean Spicer insisted that Trump has been “incredibly tough on Russia” despite numerous flattering comments Trump has made regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, Trump seemed to equivocate Putin with the U.S., saying “There are a lot of killers. You think our country’s so innocent?”

Trump, who balked in the past when asked about the components of Washington’s nuclear triad — land, sea and air — is in the early stages of developing a new nuclear policy.

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14 Responses to "Russia deploys missile in treaty violation"

  1. roger  February 17, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    There is some resolved matters with representative and indirect democracy: people is never heard or taken into account, on the opposite, participative and direct democracy have people close and involved in Gvmt as Switzerland shows. Provincial or limited scoped majorities on the matter, have only reached the stage of posse comitatus or unorganized M16 blandishing militia easily overwhelmed by the DHS and indicted by the 1% Justice. To find a better answer it is to organize and foment popular initiatives impervious to overbiased MSM. Most issues, that are central to federal policies, like war, economics or foreign realtions are not included in any. public consultation, neither on limiting the lobbies directing legislative decisions, by lack of an specific enactment. i.e: The military and economic supporting a religious state, like Israel should be declared unconstitutional by general popular vote.

  2. Andrew_Bukanov(Russia)  February 16, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    We have to keep the gunpowder always dry. Too many jackals around the bear. And the best way to keep them away from attack is to show, that if we die, the enemy will have no luck to survive, too. Cruel obstacles. 500 years. We got used to it.

  3. joetv  February 16, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Even if this is real news it comes nowhere near as serious of a concern as US Nukes on Russia’s western borders. Jew York times bullshit. Otro ves.

  4. JohnZ  February 16, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    And how many treaties and agreements has Washington broken? The non-proliferation treaty. The treaty that Rotten Ronnie Raygun signed promising no further NATO expansions. But then, there’s all those little skirmishes in the middle east, the Ukraine, Libya, Sudan……not to mention parking nukes on Russia’s doorstep.
    America….you suck, big time.

    • JohnZ  February 16, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      Oh…and anyone who believes anything published in that yellow rag of journalism is either brain dead or stupid.

  5. rockwool  February 16, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    It just hit me:


    Lets face it, the Illuminati are waaay ahead of Moscow, Beijing, Tehran, the Axis and all the intelligence services world wide that are oppositional to the Talmudic Anglo-zionist empire. They master deception. So, how would master deceivers manage to start a world war when their enemy has since the fall of 2011 manage to avoided it?

    Talmudic Al-Sisi, from his mothers side (Malika Al-Titani, the Titan, the Nephilim).

    I had to get this up here on VT.

    • rockwool  February 16, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      From Wiki:

      * “Russia agreed on a contract with Egypt for 50 MiG-35 fighters”.
      * “Russia and Egypt signed a contract for delivery of 50 Ka-52 helicopters.”
      * “Mil Mi-8T / Mi-17-1V / Mi-17V-5 USSR/Russia Rotorcraft Transport 60(pieces)”

      Just put a Red Star on hem and there you go – WWIII.

      Voilá – the Illuminati have their Battle of Armageddon and through the mass media make it look like the Biblical End Times have been initiated by that “great nortern enemy” of all Christians and Israelites…

    • Amelius  February 16, 2017 at 10:17 pm

      Those are interesting points. Yesterday, I read an article here at VT that suggested “the Trump administration has been approaching Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Jordan and Egypt through their diplomatic missions in Washington with proposals to form a US-backed defense pact which would share intelligence with Israel and counter Iran’s influence in the region.” Maybe that’s not their only intention. They could be planning something much bigger, something like what you suggested. All it would take is a false flag involving those Migs and choppers you mentioned, maybe in Europe near the NATO troops, and that’s it, WW3.

    • JohnZ  February 17, 2017 at 4:40 am

      Is there any question as to why “bishop” Boykin was added to the Trump gang? This is what the xtian dominionists are fervently preying for: Armageddon and the following “rapture”. I used the word prey deliberately.
      With Boykin at the helm along with the other insane killer klown, Mad Dawg Mattis, we’re sure to have a front row seat on the next war.

  6. Amelius  February 16, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Maybe this is a long overdue response to the nuclear capable missile launching platform the USG placed in Romania a while back? Or the build up of NATO troops in former soviet states? Both of those moves are violations of important treaties which saved us from “Mutually Assured Destruction” not so long ago. Considering US aggression towards Russia over the last few years, I see this as Russia acting in self defence.

  7. US-First  February 16, 2017 at 8:05 am

    The extent to which Russia is arming and rearming at such an expeditious and frantic rate is due in large measure to the unrelenting and vicious campaign of slander and NATO military provocation against Putin and Russia by the likes of McCain. In fact Russia has progressed so well and outstripped the US in the production of advanced weaponry there is a strong case that McCain can stand accused of treason by undermining a stagnant and ineffective US defense capability and empowering Russia to the serious detriment of the United States armed forces.

  8. nawlins  February 16, 2017 at 6:06 am

    Drivel. If I had foreign troops massing on my border, I’d mobilize everything including the cannons in city park to counter, and let the whiners whine.

  9. Green Gint  February 16, 2017 at 6:00 am

    Mr. Greenhalgh,
    Surely you know that the New York times is just a mouth piece of the US Military industrial complex controlled by Israel.
    The US is the aggressor as usual, with its NATO puppet, trying to provoke Russia because of Syria.

    • JohnZ  February 16, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      A zionist mouthpiece at that. A newspaper that isn’t fit to wrap dead fish with.

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