Russia On US Treaty Violation Accusation: Go Screw Yourself

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A few months back the United States formally notified Russia that it had carried out missile tests in violation of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, and it may exert military and economic pressure as a result. Russia's Foreign Ministry responded today, and it's pretty much exactly what you would expect.

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From Russian state mouthpiece ITAR-Tass:

We are not going to obey the US diktat.

Okay, then.

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So - Whats the other side of this coin? Like everything else, there is a reason for doing what they are doing that usually makes 'sense'. IE, the Ukrainian, and Georgian war, when viewed from the side of the U.S. Media is usually viewed as a unprovoked belligerent act by a country that just wants to bully there neighbors. The truth is always a bit more detailed, and not that cut and dry.

Honest question.. Whats the political reasoning for this?