May 11, 2016

THE BEAR IS DEAD:

U.S. to switch on European missile shield despite Russian alarm (ROBIN EMMOTT, 5/11/16, Reuters)

The United States' European missile defense shield goes live on Thursday almost a decade after Washington proposed protecting NATO from Iranian rockets and despite Russian warnings that the West is threatening the peace in central Europe.

Amid high Russia-West tension, U.S. and NATO officials will declare operational the shield at a remote air base in Deveselu, Romania, after years of planning, billions of dollars in investment and failed attempts to assuage Russian concerns that the shield could be used against Moscow.

Georgia begins U.S.-led military exercise, angering Russia (MARGARITA ANTIDZE, 5/11/16, Reuters)

The Georgian army began two weeks of military exercises with the United States and Britain on Wednesday, drawing an angry response from former Soviet master Russia which called the war games "a provocative step".

No one cares what Russia thinks--it's helpless.

Posted by at May 11, 2016 7:58 PM

  

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