Exclusive: Putin threatens to target Europe with missiles
In an interview with the Globe and Mail, Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened to target Europe with missiles, including potentially nuclear weapons, in a dramatic escalation of his Cold War-style showdown with the United States.
Mr. Putin, in an interview at his country residence outside Moscow, said he considers U.S. plans to build an eastern European anti-missile site to shoot down Iranian missiles a provocation aimed at Russia.
Asked what he might do to retaliate, he said he would return Russia to the Cold War status where missiles were aimed at European targets.
"It is obvious that if part of the strategic nuclear potential of the United States is located in Europe, and according to our military experts will be threatening us, we will have to respond," he said.
"What kind of steps are we going to take in response? Of course, we are going to get new targets in Europe."
Read the full interview with the Russian President in Monday's Globe and Mail
Afghanistan war: check
Iraq war: check
Cold War: check
Iran war: pending
Looks like the upcoming G8 summit will be a lively one, not to mention what will now likely be a very uncomfortable little visit between Bush and Putin on July 1 in Kennebunkport, Maine since Bush has put Putin "on notice".