Russia test launches inter-continental missile

Putin is angry about Bush’s European Missile Shield, hence the ‘muscle flexing’. We are rapidly moving toward a second ‘missile crisis’ (for those too young to remember — the first was the ‘Cuban Missile Crisis’ in October 1962). This time, WE are the ‘bad guys’. — PID

October 30, 2007

MOSCOW (Xinhua) — Russia on Monday test fired an inter-continental ballistic missile in a bid to extend service life of such weapons which was first produced in the 1970s, news agencies reported…. The launch was aimed at “confirming stability of main performance characteristics” and other evaluations have indicated a possibility of extending its service life to 2031, the spokesman said. Full Report