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is it wise for NATO forces to threaten Russia with a missile defense shield in Europe

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/29/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ivan2002

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i believe it to be unwise for NATO to deploy a missile defense shield to eastern Europe. we are no longer in a cold war and we should try to keep it that way. Russia is a partner on major issues and alienating Russia will make them more aggressive and hostile
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Wylted

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I assume the first round is for acceptance since my opponent has not made any arguments but merely stated his belief, so I am using this round to formally accept the debate.

I accept
Debate Round No. 1
ivan2002

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ivan2002 forfeited this round.
Wylted

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I do not want a one rpund advantage on my opponent, so hopefully the forfeit was out of character.
Debate Round No. 2
ivan2002

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ivan2002 forfeited this round.
Wylted

Pro

If co. Shows up we'll male this a one or 2 round debate. If ge shows please do not deduct conduct
Debate Round No. 3
ivan2002

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ivan2002 forfeited this round.
Wylted

Pro

The Nato Defense shield is pretty defensive. Putin knows it is defensive and he knows it is not a threat. By focusing on these shields he can take the focus of voters off of his bad leadership skills and the shape of his country. http://www.nato.int...

NATO says "Moscow’s confrontational position on missile defence has proven politically expedient for a Russian government that has built its legitimacy on the necessity to defend Russia from external enemies. Now, when Russia is entering a full-fledged economic crisis that could affect the political allegiances of the Russian population, the Kremlin needs to revive the issue of BMD – a welcome enemy that contributes to the justification for government survival.

The Kremlin has been formally opposing the deployment of BMD on the basis that it would pose a threat to Russia’s nuclear deterrent and Russian security. Moscow has been using this strategy to prove Russia is a besieged nation surrounded by hostile powers. Putin used the example of missile defence in his February 2007 speech at the G8 Security Conference in Munich, while Medvedev referred to missile defence as a justification for military upgrades in 2011."

Debate Round No. 4
ivan2002

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ivan2002 forfeited this round.
Wylted

Pro

Thanks for the debate
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Wylted 11 months ago
Wylted
Thanks for the vote firewings
Posted by Wylted 12 months ago
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They aren't out to get Russia
Posted by ltc73 12 months ago
ltc73
It's not wise for anyone to threaten Russia with missiles. Russia have done nothing wrong and the only reason the USA and UK are out to get Russia is because Putin has a back bone and wont bow down to there every command like the rest of the world do.
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Vote Placed by fire_wings 11 months ago
fire_wings
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