Skip to comments.Obama Offered Deal to Russia in Secret Letter
Posted on 03/02/2009 7:57:54 PM PST by publius1
WASHINGTON President Obama sent a secret letter to Russias president last month suggesting that he would back off deploying a new missile defense system in Eastern Europe if Moscow would help stop Iran from developing long-range weapons, American officials said Monday.
The letter to President Dmitri A. Medvedev was hand-delivered in Moscow by top administration officials three weeks ago. It said the United States would not need to proceed with the interceptor system, which has been vehemently opposed by Russia since it was proposed by the Bush administration, if Iran halted any efforts to build nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles.
The officials who described the contents of the message requested anonymity because it has not been made public. While they said it did not offer a direct quid pro quo, the letter was intended to give Moscow incentive to join the United States in a common front against Iran. Russias military, diplomatic and commercial ties to Tehran give it some influence there, but it has often resisted Washingtons hard line against Iran.
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But, we won’t need to defend ourselves if Iran doesn’t have long-range missiles, right? I mean, that’s the only threat that exists, right? And if our good and trusted friends in Russia keep their end of the deal (as they always have done) we’ll be stronger than before, in our weakness.
It is brilliant if you are a marxist putting the final nail in the coffin of the evil west.
....remember now, the brain of the organization, Plugs Biden said we have to trust them.....change
In the spirit of global bipartisanship, Obama offered Putin Eastern Europe in exchange for asking Iran to be nice. What a bargain! /s
If he walks out of the white house waving a piece of paper saying we are friends with Russia.. start heading for the bunkers.
Stalin Hitler pact redux
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 10:45:24 AM by Free ThinkerNY
And that's not to mention that this will also threaten our relationships that we have spent so much developing in central and east Europe.
The Obama regime has just released a number of previously-secret internal Bush administration memoranda, while making all sorts of phony noises about how government should be open and transparent.
In the spirit of openness, then, why shouldn't the Obama regime release the full text of this secret letter?
And he would believe whatever the Russians told him...right? Oh geeze this really is amateur hour!
When vikings start to cry I really get worried!
Treason! Basically telling Poland to kiss his ass. Un-f’n real.
Secret would be secret.. this was leaked on purpose.
First off, Iran has put far too much effort (resources) into their missile program to be dissuaded now. Second, their "leadership" has far too much political capital at home invested in it to give it up and appear weak to the masses. Finally, Obama is niave in the extreme to think we're the only focus of Iran's aggression.
Does Iran want to threaten the US with missiles? Certainly. Why else would they bother going to the expense of developing missiles of sufficient range to hit us? But they also want and need short and medium range missiles to threaten their neighbors and other countries they'd like to influence. Therefore, to Iran, a missile defense system in Eastern Europe is only part of the equation. Yes they'd like it to go away, yes they'd still like to be able to threaten us, but there are other people on their list too. In short, they are not going to trade away their missile program for so many targets over just one.
However, this won't stop Russia from taking advantage of Obama. They'll sell him a bill of goods, make a back-channel deal with Iran to not only help them (to our detriment), but also make a hard currency profit at it too. Going to the Russians to act as a proxy to stop Iran's missile program is even dumber than trying to appoint a tax cheat to head up the Treasury Dept. What's next, spring someone from Gitmo and put them in charge of Homeland Security?
“...to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States ...”
Ask the people (Russians) responsible for the Iranian nuclear snowball getting started to help stop it.
It’s much easier to felate your superiors when there’s nothing in your way.
Emperor bammy is just getting his kneepads out for putin.
Is this sort of like Neville Chamberlain selling out Czechoslovakia to Hitler for "peace in our time"???
“officials who described the contents of the message requested anonymity”
ah c’mon and stand up Chuck- or Boris- or whoever you are. We really appreciate your leaking the contents of secret hand delivered letters. It keeps hillary clinton in touch with bamsters real foreign policy.
"OMG, this guy is really out of his league."
Obama is stupid if he thinks that Putin will look at this as anything other than weakness.
BHO to Putin, “We wont stop you from taking Eastern Europe, just tell Iran to chill until we pull out of Iraq.”
Why sell out the missile defense? Why do we need Russia’s help in this? I mean Iran is a small country that is no threat to us. Obammy said so himself.
(Edited for brevity.)