If Americans give up plans to deploy the third positioning region and other elements of the strategic missile defense system then certainly we will adequately respond to it," Colonel-General Nikolai Solovtsov said.
"We will simply not need a number of expensive programs," he added echoing earlier Kremlin overtures to the new U.S. administration.
Look, Nikolai, those missiles aren't designed to face your arsenal. Why would we halt missile defense deployment in exchange for you guys reducing your ability to bounce the rubble in Europe from a lot to just a little less than a lot?
If you really want to see linkage, why don't you try helping us disarm Iran by refusing to sell them arms and by actually helping us to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons? You want to see us halt our missile deployment? Stop those thug regimes in Syria and Iran from going nuclear.
Or is that too logical to understand. I swear, the Russians are proud of their paranoia.