Russia Amends Obama’s STOP Treaty with Another Escape Clause—Effectively Nullifying It
Well, since the treaty already has a clause written into it which allows us to pull out if our “supreme interests” are jeopardized, I’d say that our supreme interests are being jeopardized by the treaty itself. Therefore, no need to honor the damn thing.
Hey, just thinking like a Russian and not a stupid red-diaper-doper-baby like Obama:
Russia nears arms pact approval, warns on pullout
By Steve Gutterman – via Yahoo News
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s parliament moved closer to approving a landmark arms reduction treaty with Washington Friday by amending domestic legislation to stress that Moscow could withdraw from the pact if it felt threatened by the West.
The amendments required for Russia to ratify the New START treaty do not change the pact itself and were introduced before the second of three ratification votes in the State Duma, the lower house of parliament.
New START will commit each side to ceilings of 1,550 warheads on deployed strategic missiles and bombers within seven years and establish verification rules to replace those that expired in 2009 with the 1991 START I treaty.
Analysts say rejection of the treaty by Russia’s parliament, dominated by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s ruling United Russia party, is out of the question. The amendments enabled Russia to underscore how it views the pact.
Which is to say, they want it because it severely cripples America while giving them the upper hand, yet they have no intentions of being bound by their side of the treaty. Gee, like no one saw that one coming…
Furthermore, when a country decides to amend a treaty with a clause which “underscores” a clause already embedded within the treaty itself, one would be wise to carefully analyze the language of said amendment. But, we’re talking about the Lefturd Obama administration, here. They don’t give a damn about what’s best for America, only what’s best for their comrades in Russia.
Duma international affairs committee chairman Konstantin Kosachyov said the amendments would “restore balance” after the U.S. Senate irked Russia with its interpretations of the treaty.
The amendments stipulate that Russia could withdraw if military deployments or even plans by the United States or NATO jeopardize its security.
Um, they know, and we know, that we ALWAYS have a plan laying around somewhere that “jeopardizes” Russia’s security. I’ll let our readers figure out what that truly means in the eyes of the Russians concerning this piece of crap STOP Treaty.
They highlight lingering rifts over U.S. plans for a European anti-missile shield and Russian concerns over other weapons it fears the United States or NATO could deploy.
A missile system that weakens Russia’s nuclear arsenal would “force us to use the article of the treaty that provides for the withdrawal of a state that feels violated in terms of security,” Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Duma, Interfax reported.
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