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Putin calls U.S. missile U-turn a good start; Now in addition . . .

• World Tribune

In his first public comments since the US announced its decision on missile defence on Thursday, Mr Putin said he now expected the US to back a bid by Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan to join the World Trade Organisation.

“I expect that after this correct and brave decision, others will follow,” Mr Putin said in a speech in the Black Sea resort  of Sochi. The measures should include “the complete removal of all restrictions on the transfer of high technology  to Russia and activity to widen the membership of the World Trade Organisation to [include] Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus”, he said.
His speech is likely to add to fears in the US that President Barack Obama’s concession on the missile defence shield – a programme Moscow fiercely opposed – is likely to embolden the Kremlin to make further demands.

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Comment by Lola Flores
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 Oh, no!  Where is this world coming to?  Now, we're totally at the mercy of the missles than Iran doesn't have or which, even if they managed to steal from Israel, wouldn't or couldn't reach the US anyway...

Oh, nooo...I'm so scared!  Bring back Cheney and Bush, they sure did know how to protect us!