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I just caught a snippet of news report on the radio in the background, which said that Russia's government has signed the paperwork required by their laws to deploy nuclear missiles in Yugoslavia.

I have no idea if this valid or disinformaiton or what.

Has anyone spotted anything on any of the reasonably trustworthy (if there is such a thing anymore) news sources on this? If so, please by all means post some links! I'll post whatever I find.

OddOne, who's thinking that Y2K could suddenly take a back set to a more pressing problem...

-- OddOne (, April 29, 1999


I have long since decided that WWIII is more significant than Y2K, although I feel Y2K could be a trigger.

This, though, sounds fishy (unlikely), however I guess matters of this source don't show-up on Dan Blather when true. I do seem to remember that about a week ago the Russian Duma (spelling?) voted to combine Belaruis, Russia and Serbia (don't know about Montenegro) into some sort of Union.

-- Anonymous99 (, April 29, 1999.

I heard about Yeltsin signing authorization for the deployment of nuclear weapons (BUT not to Yugoslavia) on the radio 105.7 FM (Rush Limbaugh is on now), if that is enough confirmation.

-- myles something (, April 29, 1999.

I heard about Yeltsin signing authorization for the deployment of nuclear weapons (BUT not to Yugoslavia) on the radio 105.7 FM (Rush Limbaugh is on now), if that is enough confirmation.


This is the sort of thing I'd expect, more than one story blending together to make for something more terrifying than the sum of its parts. If anyone discovers any links that can clear this up one way or another or whatever, please post 'em.

-- OddOne (, April 29, 1999.

Maybe this clears up a few things.


Russia wants tactical nuclear weapons

By Martin Nesirky

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia vowed Thursday to develop tactical as well as strategic nuclear weapons but defense experts said the announcement was political rather than military muscle-flexing.

President Boris Yeltsin gathered his advisory Security Council for a meeting so secret even the Strategic Rocket Forces chief left the room. Afterward, the council head said Yeltsin had signed three documents, including one on tactical arms.

``Our nuclear forces were and remain a key element in the country's strategy for ensuring national security and military power,'' Yeltsin said. ``Everyone here, including the president, risks his head if something leaks from here.''

RIA news agency quoted Security Council Secretary Vladimir Putin as saying the signed presidential decrees ``covered the development of the nuclear weapons complex and a concept for developing and using non-strategic nuclear weapons.''

No mention was made of NATO and its recent eastward enlargement toward economically weakened Russia. But Defense Minister Igor Sergeyev has said Moscow will have to reshape its own doctrine and review its nuclear and conventional forces.

Putin specifically ruled out any link between the council meeting and the alliance's bombing of Yugoslavia, a campaign Moscow has consistently condemned.

Yet the implicit link was there, and defense experts soon pounced on it. They noted Russia was keen to respond to NATO's action as well as an alliance summit at which members agreed a strategic concept and to leave the door open for newcomers.

``Don't take it seriously,'' said a Russian arms expert of the tactical announcement. ``It's a game, so the West gets upset.''

-- FM (, April 29, 1999.

I found this from Jack Van Impe's Update site.

-- Mark Mastrorilli (, April 29, 1999.

Slightly off thread here.

What is the spelling of the agreements that collapsed between Milosevic and everybody. Here's a phonetic Rom-boo-lay. They were called the Rambuelie(sp!) Agreements, something to expand on the Dayton agreements. I'm looking for the Appendix B of the Romboley(sp?) agreements. So if anybody know how to spell Raumbeuxle, let me know, please?

-- Ken Seger (, April 29, 1999.


That would be "Rambouillet."

-- Don (, April 29, 1999.

Thank you Don. The only rules for French spelling and pronounciation that I know were taught to me by my German teacher, "when speaking French always ignore at minimum the last character in each word, and sometimes the last two or three characters."

If anybody else wants to look at the Rambouillet Dicate it is at which I'll assume(?) is a true copy? Appendix B part 2 versus part 6 & 7 are a bit hard to reconcile against each other. Methinks it was promulgated by a lawyer.

-- Ken Seger (, April 29, 1999.

Of course you can never interrupt a german when hes speaking, since all the verbs are at the end of the sentence....

-- kozak (kozak@formerusaf.guv), April 30, 1999.

I could not quite you understand. Did you mean to say, "Of course you can never a German when he is speaking interrupt, since all of the verbs at the end of the sentence are."?

-- Ken Seger (, May 06, 1999.

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