Now We Know How To Say “Reset” In Russian

Oddly enough, it sounds an awful lot like “give us your data, comrade”

(AP) MOSCOW (AP) – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia wants the U.S. to share detailed data about its planned missile shield under a new arms control treaty, signaling potential new difficulties in the ongoing negotiations between Moscow and Washington.

Putin’s televised remarks set a defiant tone as negotiators try to hammer out a successor to the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty that expired on Dec. 5. The two countries had hoped to reach a deal before the end of the year, but problems persist.

Putin also said that Russia will build new weapons to offset the U.S. missile defense system.

He said the data he wants the US to provide will be used to reduce Global Warming by allowing the Russians to counter the US system sooner.

You know, I added that last line as a joke…and then I read the rest of the article

Putin said that Russia has no intention to build a missile shield of its own, but will have to develop new offensive weapons to offset a future U.S. missile defense.

“In order to preserve a balance while we aren’t planning to build a missile defense of our own, as it’s very expensive and its efficiency is not quite clear yet, we have to develop offensive strike systems,” he said.

Sometimes I amaze myself.

3 Responses to “Now We Know How To Say “Reset” In Russian”

  1. JeffS says:

    “…will have to develop new offensive weapons to offset a future U.S. missile defense.”

    Good luck with that, Putin.

  2. WunderKraut says:

    I posted on this too…should have read your site first….

    My favorite line:

    “there is a threat that our [U.S.] partners would feel totally secure having created an umbrella against our offensive systems,” he added. “Then our partners might do whatever they want”

  3. Yojimbo says:

    And the scary thing is that Obama just might say well, sure, we’ve been dominant too long.

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