Accroding to a news report, Medvedev has “warned” Obama that if he goes ahead with star wars, Russia will react in kind. I was incredulous. Does Medvedev (or Putin) not realize that it is most unlikely that Obama would continue to throw money down that hole. So why the direct confrontation?
Do you think that Medvedev is trying to make it difficult, even impossible, for Obama to stop the development? Is there a military-industrial complex in Russia that wants this? Do they think they can drive the US into bankruptcy this way? Or are they just stupid?
I cannot believe they really mean it. If they did, the message would be conveyed through diplomatic channels. Making it publicly like that, while they are still counting ballots, has to have another meaning.