Oct 18, 2007

Reliable Russian Warhead

Hawkish Putin touts nukes, attacks US

MOSCOW, Oct 18 (AFP) Oct 18, 2007

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday announced "grandiose" military plans, including development of a new nuclear weapon, and attacked US policies in Iraq and Iran.

Putin, who must step down at the end of his second term next year, also said he would back the ruling United Russia party in December parliamentary elections, confirming that he wants to retain major political influence.

In a phone-in broadcast live on state television, Putin told servicemen at the Plesetsk nuclear missile base that Russia would build another nuclear submarine next year and was also planning a "completely new" atomic weapon, about which he did not elaborate.

"We have grandiose plans and they are absolutely realistic," Putin said, speaking hours after the military announced the successful test firing of a Topol intercontinental ballistic missile.

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Anonymous said...


It looks like all of the LLNL bomb designers will have their work cut out for them.

Anonymous said...

Didn't he have a brother

Ras Putin

who was not so good for Russia?

Anonymous said...

On the new atomic bomb, he is going to use Argon because its first letter is an A and he is going to use tachyons because they are really fast.

Yeah, that's the ticket.

Anonymous said...

The idiot nation has done everything in its power to incite, stir up, provoke, attack and bully the world since the demise of the Soviet Union and we're supposed to be suprised about this? I don't think so.

Anonymous said...

They sure have - wait, which is the idiot nation?

Anonymous said...

Only a clueless disciple of the idiot nation would have to ask. What other nation (aka superpower) has been bullying, inciting, etc. etc. Obviously the question is intended to be cute, but Duhh...

Anonymous said...

8:57 here - I guess that was kind of dumb of me. I did not recognize 4:11's sarcasm.

Anonymous said...

Soooo... will Russia be advertising jobs for nuke weapon designers in the near future? Could they use some freelance designers who may be out of work during the next couple of years? And most important of all, would they be willing to pay in rubles instead of worthless dollars!

(For the sarcasm impaired, this is a joke.)

Anonymous said...

Rubles? Dollars? Which one is worthless, for those of us who are 'sarcasm impaired'?

1.00 Euro = 1.43 $US
1.00 $Can = 1.03 $US (!)
1.00 £UK = 2.05 $US

And the beat goes on ... (i.e., more $'s needed per Euro, $Can, £UK, etc.)

(My sense of humor has suffered irreparable damage these last 6-1/2 years. Sorry.)