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  • New START Would Render U.S. Vulnerable to Missile Attack

    Obama and Medvedev sign new START

    The Obama Administration, while acknowledging that there would be language in the preamble of New START alluding to a link between strategic offensive arms and missile defenses, asserted flatly that it would not impose any restrictions on U.S. missile defense options. The assertions have turned out to be misrepresentations.

    The language in the preamble is much more substantive than just an allusion to an undefined link between offensive strategic arms and missile defenses. Basically, the language asserts that missile defense capabilities must come down as the numbers of strategic nuclear arms come down.

    Further, this is language the Obama Administration has agreed to in New START. This is not the unilateral statement issued by Russia today regarding its threat to withdraw over advancements in the U.S. missile defense program, which the Administration could have said it does not share.

    Whether the Obama Administration wants to admit it or not, it has let Russia use New START to impose not just a direct limit on U.S. missile defense options, but a limit that will impose ever more severe restrictions on these options as time goes on and the number of strategic offensive arms come down under New START’s provisions. It is now clear that New START will render the U.S. unable to defend itself against missile attack, and therefore is inimical to U.S. vital interests.

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    13 Responses to New START Would Render U.S. Vulnerable to Missile Attack

    1. Michael, California says:

      OBAMA IS LIKE A DESTRUCTIVE CHILD WHO TAKES APART A WATCH AND THEN CAN’T PUT IT BACK TOGETHER AGAIN. HE HAS TAKEN APART THE CAR INDUSTRY, PLACING IT UNDER FEDERAL CONTROL. HE IS DISMANTLING THE BEST HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IN THE WORLD, REPLACING IT WITH SOCIALIZED MEDICINE. AND TODAY, HE STARTED DESTROYING OUR MILITARY BY SIGNING AN INSANE NUCLEAR TREATY WITH RUSSIA.

      THIS TREATY, THE WORK OF THE MENTALLY DISORDERED LEFT, WILL MEAN A 30% REDUCTION IN OUR NUCLEAR ARSENAL AND A STEEP REDUCTION IN OUR SUBMARINES AND STRATEGIC BOMBERS. THAT’S ON TOP OF THE FACT THAT OBAMA HAS ALREADY SLASHED THE DEFENSE BUDGET AND STOPPED A COMPREHENSIVE MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM. NOW, IN THE NAME OF DIPLOMACY, OBAMA WANTS TO DESTROY OUR NUKES JUST WHEN IRAN AND NORTH KOREA ARE BUILDING THEIRS. OBAMA CLAIMS THIS TREATY WILL COAX IRAN INTO DISCONTINUING ITS NUKE PROGRAM. THAT’S CRAZY. THE HITLER OF IRAN WANTS THESE WEAPONS TO INTIMIDATE THE UNITED STATES AND DESTROY ISRAEL. THIS MEANINGLESS PIECE OF PAPER WILL NOT STOP HIM.

      AND WHAT ABOUT RUSSIA? ANYONE WHO THINKS THEY’LL KEEP THEIR WORD IS CRAZY. RUSSIA HAS A HISTORY OF RENEGGING ON NUKE AGREEMENTS. IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO VERIFY HOW MANY THEY’VE DESTROYED, AND THEY’VE ALREADY SAID THAT THEY CAN PULL OUT OF THE AGREEMENT AT ANY TIME. FURTHERMORE, BOTH RUSSIA AND CHINA ARE IN THE PROCESS OF MODERNIZING THEIR NUKES. MOST OF RUSSIA’S NUCLEAR ARSENAL IS AGING AND OUTDATED. IF WE CONTINUED AS WE ARE, RUSSIA WOULD FADE AS A NUCLEAR POWER. THIS AGREEMENT HELPS THEM! HOW MUCH OF OUR OWN ARSENAL IS OUTDATED? OBAMA ISN’T SAYING.

      OBAMA DID SAY TODAY THAT THE SPREAD OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO MORE STATES IS AN UNACCEPTABLE RISK TO GLOBAL SECURITY. AND YET THIS INSANE TREATY INCREASES THAT RISK. OBAMA ALSO SAID TODAY THAT WHILE THE TREATY WAS A GOOD FIRST STEP FORWARD, IT’S THE FIRST IN A LONG WAY FORWARD. “IT WILL SET THE STAGE FOR FURTHER CUTS.” FURTHER CUTS. OBAMA DOESN’T JUST WANT TO REDUCE OUR ARSENAL. HE WANTS TO ELIMINATE IT COMPLETELY. HE IS OUR DESTROYER-IN-CHIEF. AND THE ONE REMAINING CHANCE TO END HIS AGENDA OF APPEASEMENT IS THE U.S. SENATE, WHICH MUST RATIFY THE TREATY BY A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY. HE COULD BE STOPPED THERE, BUT WHERE IS THE REPUBLICAN OPPOSITION? EACH DAY, MORE AND MORE, IT’S AS IF A HOSTILE FOREIGN POWER HAS TAKEN OVER THE COUNTRY.

    2. Brenda, Missouri says:

      There is NO one that can prove to me this man is NOT doing all he can to destroy America. Where will he go when there is no America, does he think making a deal with the devil he will be given any rights in the end.

      AND where are the people of America, I know we are tired and we are still recouping from the health care take over…but he is going to continue to bombard us with everythign he can and hope we break….well we can't we need to work harder and we need to be praying, God will hear our cries, but we must show him we mean it.

    3. Jill, California says:

      On the other hand, given the rate at which Obama flip-flops and breaks his promises, any nuclear agreement he signs isn't worth the paper it's printed on.

    4. Paul Terry Stone, Su says:

      Apparently both countries can destroy each other several times over. How much of a stockpile do we need?

    5. jill.hetherington Ma says:

      It's just that we are the only ones giving anything up. The Russians stockpile is already depleted and in such rough shape they might not even be effective. Ours is old and needs work to bring them up to speed. You don't diminish treats of attack by diminishing your capacity to respond to attacks. It is good to have the power. This constant appeasing the enemies, and insulting allies is frustrating to those of us who want to remain a super power. I can't wait to 2012.

    6. Pingback: AP Ignores Major START Stops | National Review Institute Blog

    7. Tony, Brooklyn, NY says:

      This is absurd ! The problem is he is cutting more than just the amount of weapons , he is proposing to cut the actual size of the overall military.

      He is supposed to be an educated person , however he must have failed his history classes ! Every move he is making with our enimies , has been tried before and has failed so badly that it created a world war.

      Yeah , good job , if we survive we have to get rid of this guy !

      You cannot force your personal agenda on an entire country , especially if it is

      not the agenda of the people.

    8. Drew Page, IL says:

      "Come, said the Russian bear let us no longer fight among ourselves. American eagle, you must first agree to clip your wings, so that we all will know your peaceful intentions. British lion, you must remove your claws and fangs, so that we will all know of your peaceful intentions. Now, said the Russian bear, let us all embrace each other in a big hug."

    9. Hal Pryor, Williamsb says:

      We either got rolled by the Russians, or what is more likely,Obama is continuing his policies of alienating our friends and Allies and caving in to our enemies. If he isn't deliberately working against our interests, he is giving a good imitation of it.

      Thank God for the 2010 elections. We can at least eliminate the complicit Congress.

    10. Christopher Carr, To says:

      The START agreement and the tragic terrorist attacks in Russia critically inform one another. Working with Russia is a no-brainer, but emulating their brutal “enhanced interrogation techniques” and military solutions to terrorism can only spark furious retaliation:

      http://www.theinductive.com/blog/2010/4/6/eagle-a

    11. Jeanne Stotler, wood says:

      We must learn from the past or be doomed to repeat it. After WWI we(the world) weakened our defenses and then came WWII, only this time we were fighting on two continents. Now comes "THe annointed one" and he wants to disarm us, he kisses up to our enemies and insults our friends, why not give them a blueprint to all our storage areas and bunkers.and end this world. I have lived through WWII, Korea, Viet Nam a cold war and never have I felt the fear I do now from this man.. I am waiting for something big to happen in exposing this administraation and all it's henchmen incl. Pelosi and Reid. Meanwhile I'll support the conservative who is running for congress here in my dist.

    12. OleProf, Washington, says:

      It is my understanding that the Russians are continuing work on a new generation of delivery vehicles. This, combined with the Administration's resistance to updating our nuclear warheads, should counsel approaching the question with great caution. The warhead reliability and delivery vehicle accuracy are much more important to the national security equation than a frankly simplistic analysis of the number of warheads.

    13. Pingback: Morning Bell: Obama is No Reagan on Nuclear Strategy | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News.

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