Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Reset All the Way to Eleven

Russia, not content that the New START treaty (which I'm not happy with) left them with uncontested theater nuclear weapon superiority (relevant for Europe and China, if not us directly), attacked our planned thin nuclear shield in Europe as interfering with Russia's ability to nuke Europe.

And now we find, violated the limits already agreed for Russian theater nuclear weapons:

In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time.

We say the Russians tested a nuclear cruise missile illegally.

Russia apparently couldn't care less about our protest:

Russian officials say they have looked into the allegations and consider the matter closed.

So the Russians have set the Bastard dial to "11."