Quote:The independent.co.uk is reporting:
Russia has asked for Britain's help in resolving the impasse in talks over the proposed European nuclear defence shield with a warning that retaliatory "military steps" will be taken if the US and Nato go ahead with the programme without the Kremlin's consent.
The ambassador stressed that the US and, by proxy, Nato, has rejected a number of proposals put forward by Moscow for the missile shield to be built in co-operation, including the request for a legal guarantee that the system's offensive capabilities, supposedly to counter the threat from "rogue states", would not be used against Russia.
In the aftermath of the fall of the Soviet Union, just look at the amount of countries Russia has invaded as opposed to the amount the US has invaded. I understand the dilemma, in particular in lieu of their past history. Everyone and their Aunt Petunia has tried to invade Russia at one point or another.
Russia has mega resources, exactly what the US has been in the process of securing through the spreading freedom and democracy routine. I'm NOT siding with Russia, but, like I said I get where they are coming from.