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Russian Chief of the General Staff, Nikolai Makarov, stated Thursday that Russia would pre-emptively attack missile sites in Eastern Europe if the U.S. proceeds with building a missile shield.

It’s assumed that Russian catapults are already being moved to the border, and their musket men and Cossacks could arrive any day.

The U.S. and NATO have maintained this missile shield is intended to intercept Iranian rockets, but since the proposed sites are in Turkey, Romania and Poland, this is clearly a lie. This shield is designed to be as close to the missiles’ launching sites as possible, and Poland is over a thousand miles from Iran. The shield is aimed directly at the Russkies, and it’s stupid.

For decades we’ve relied on the doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) to prevent a nuclear war, and this shield undermines that. Russia is an enormous country, and this missile shield could never fully prevent their first strike. It only makes sense if we plan to attack first. This missile shield, and the North American shield, could then be used to intercept whatever remains of their arsenal.

We’ve got enough problems right now, and we don’t need to manufacture a new Cold War with the goddamned Russians. It would be a little ironic though if we continue to become a Socialist police state and they fully embrace Capitalism. Maybe this time around we’ll get to be the bad guys.