segunda-feira, junho 04, 2007
Aquecimento global?FT.com / In depth - Putin threatens return to Cold War: "“It’s obvious that if part of the strategic nuclear potential of the US is located in Europe and, in the opinion of our military specialists, will pose a threat to us, then we will have to take corresponding steps in response...Of course, we will have to have new targets in Europe,” Mr Putin told reporters from G8 countries in an interview published on the Kremlin website.
While senior Russian generals have previously made the same threat, this was the first time that Mr Putin endorsed such a move publicly. His remarks also represented a strengthening of the rhetoric just before President George W. Bush arrives in Europe for an eight-day visit that includes the G8 summit in Germany. Mr Bush last week attempted to ease tensions by saying “the Cold War is over”. But Mr Putin’s remarks seemed to herald a return to the Cold War era when the US and Russia both had missiles aimed at each other."