Monday, May 10, 2010

US Rejects Russian Missile Shield Concerns


BBC news reports, "The United States has rejected fresh concerns raised by Moscow about its planned missile defence system.The State Department statement came after Russian PM Vladimir Putin said the US plans were holding up a new nuclear disarmament treaty."

What do you think about this treaty? Do you think it's historic or just for show? Explain your reasons.

13 comments:

  1. rachael5, mandy5, boothe5, hassan5May 10, 2010 at 12:57 PM

    We feel that this treaty is a way for the Russians to control everything and know what is going on in the US. The United States has set up missile defense stations in Europe. Russia does no like this and they want to make a treaty that will allow them to watch all the defenses in Europe. We feel this is not historic but only for show. We think this because Russia only want this treaty for their own good and not the good of others. They don't really care about the effect that this treaty will have on their country. This treaty is also about nuclear weapons in Russia and the United States.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8434260.stm

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  2. brian p, eric m5May 10, 2010 at 1:12 PM

    This is really unfair for both countries because this is a matter of coming down to agreement. Its seems to me that russia wants to be equal protected like america. America has much better resources becuase of the shield we have from any missle or bomb hittting the us. the best agreement that america should do is lower there shield so Russa wont put up a fight .

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  3. Noelani 5, Reese 5May 10, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    We think this treaty isn't fair because America has a strong military base. America has an electromagnetic shield that protects our country from invading missiles and nuclear weapons from other countries. Russia wants an shield to protect their country while America told them they're not allowed to build one. However, America suggested to decrease the amount of nuclear weapons and bombs to make an equal deal. America also agreed to take down our shield over time while Russia disagreed with this. We think this treaty is just for show because America doesn't have a legit reason for the reason why they don't want Russia to build their shield. America has protection and we think Russia deserves the right to feel safe in their country.

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  4. Paige5,Casey5,Conner5May 10, 2010 at 9:15 PM

    We as a group think that a nuclear disarmament treaty would be a good idea because that way there would be a disarmament of nuclear weapons and there would not be a big amount of damage because nuclear weapons can cause a big amount of damage because Nuclear weapons are very explosive devices that are very destructive ,it makes a big destuction. Also we think that its a good idea because they are trying to keep the balance, the inter- relationship between defensive and offensive weapons systems has not changed. We as a group think that its historic that they are talking about the treaty but its hard to tell if they are serious about the treaty or not. We as a group think that if all the other countries were to agree on having a nuclear disarmament treaty then it would be a really good thing because that way we would not have to worry that other countries would continue having nuclear weapons. but we still think that a disarmament treaty would be a really good thing.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8434260.stm

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  5. Emily3 Danielle 3 Jessica3May 11, 2010 at 10:08 AM

    We think that Russia is just using this to gain control of whatever they can get. America has a strong military base and Russia wants something that will be able to protect them but Americans told them that they aren't allowed to make them. We think that America's attempt to decrease nuclear weapons is good because it will cause less destruction to the area and it will make it equal between America and Russia.


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8434260.stm

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  6. keea3 lizbeth3 nick3May 11, 2010 at 10:20 AM

    This treaty is good because their would be less nuclear weapons. They are going to try and make this treaty with other countries to make everyone nuclear free. This however will probably never happen. If these treaties continue we might eventually become at peace with all the nations in the world

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  7. "Moscow wants a clause in the new treaty that would limit the scale of any US defence shield" (bbc.co.uk). This treaty should not happen. The United States, as far as I know with experience, is in peace with every country in the world. All the United States is trying to do is make sure terrorists never attack the United States again. Why "limit the scale of any US defence shield" (bbc.co.uk)? If that happens, it should happen to every country. The United States had the right to reject the treaty. I think the treaty is just for show, not historic, because nations have been jealous of the United States before.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8434260.stm

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  8. garrett15, daniel5, chris5May 11, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    We think that this new treaty is just for show, sense it is only temporary. Both governments say that they will still make weapons and defense systems, at least until they can come up with a new treaty. The countries now even seem as though they regret the style of their Start 1 treaty during the cold war, which expired December 5. According to a US statement about the topic, "While the US has long agreed that there is a relationship between missile offence and defense, we believe the Start follow-on agreement is not the appropriate vehicle for addressing it." Therefore neither country thinks missile offence or defense should be abolished. That is why we think that this treaty, mainly for the public, will end soon and a new one will be put in place.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8434260.stm
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/09/world/europe/09prexy.html

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  9. We think that this treaty is unfair. Russia shouldn't have to ask for permission in order to build something that will help with the country's safety. America has an extremely good defense system EMP (electromagnetic pulse) which deactivates any electronic device for example an ICBM ( Intercontinental ballistic missile) with a nuclear warhead which is one of the most powerful weapons ever invented. In our opinion this treaty is just for show. The reason for this is that America does not a have a good enough reason for why Russia shouldn't build their missile defense system. Even though America will start to disarm our nuclear bombs, Russia should still build their shield because other countries want nuclear power and if they achieve it they may use it to harm Russia or other countries.
    http://article.wn.com/view/2010/03/27/US_Russia_seal_narms_treaty/

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  10. I think that this treaty is fair. Russia is constructing nuclear missiles and the United States is concerned about their and other counties safety. It was a smart tactic for the United States to jump on this concern fast, before it got out of hand. They took control to possibly save millions of lives if the Russian government decided to start a nuclear war with the other nations. United States doesn't know if the warheads were designed for defense or offense. I do not think it is just a show because they have already taken action into disarming the missiles to a limited amount of 1,700 warheads, both in Russia and in the United States. But just limiting the warheads to 1,700 doesn't actually lower the concern very much because both counties joined together can destroy the world several times.

    http://blogcritics.org/politics/article/new-warhead-treaty-a-win-for/

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  11. Haley3, Gillian3, Tarilyn3, Nick3May 17, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    "Earlier this month, President Dmitry Medvedev said Russia would continue to develop new warheads, delivery vehicles and launchers despite the disarmament talks, describing this as "routine practice".
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    We feel that this treaty is unfair. This shows how Russia is nervous about the idea of the US missile defense shield as well as building another system which Russians aren't too sure about. We believe this treaty is just for show and will be only temporary. We think that America's attempt to decrease nuclear weapons is decent idea because it will decrease destruction and make the United States and Russia equal with each other.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8434260.stm

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  12. The nuclear disarmament treaty could happen if we want to but if we don't want to nothing will happen. We could just use it as what is sapose to be a defensive machenisim to help it about other stuff that could happen. I think it's just for show because we expect something like that from russia. That's just another way from countries trying help the other countries. It could be nuclear bomb in the future but that only depends on us which we want peace or war because in these days anybody could go to war with anybody for any reason they want.

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  13. this is really unfair because america wants to keep all the nuclear weapons and they wont let other countries make one. Russia wants to make one for safety but america wont let them which is really unfair.

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