Skip to comments.Yet Another Foreign-Policy Fumble --Throwing missile defense under bus
Posted on 09/08/2009 5:28:57 AM PDT by kingattax
THE Obama administration is getting ready to throw the proposed Eastern European-based US missile-defense system under the bus. The move is a sop to the Russians (and to lefties here at home) -- but will render us increasingly vulnerable to the growing Iranian nuclear/missile threat.
It's sheer madness -- yet another major foreign-policy fumble in its Pollyanna-ish effort to make everything right with the world.
True to form, the Obama-viks are bending over backward to please the Russkies in hopes they'll finally come around on helping curb Iran's runaway nuclear and missile programs.
As a result, Team Obama will likely can the W-era missile-defense system slated for Poland and the Czech Republic. The system would defend us (and Europe) from Iranian nukes/missiles, but the Russians hate it because it's in their old stompin' grounds.
Not only does this make us look weak by giving in to the Russian demand, there's also the delicious irony that Moscow is largely responsible for the Iran problem today, dating back to help the Kremlin gave the mullahs in the 1990s.
(North Korea is also to blame for a great deal of Iran's ballistic-missile progress -- but, then again, most of Pyongyang's prowess originated with Moscow.)
Our Polish and Czech allies, who were close to us under President Bush, now increasingly feel Obama is abandoning them as he acquiesces to the growing shadow of Russian hegemony in Eastern Europe -- and elsewhere.
Indeed, they're carping about being in the dark as Washington conducts a review of missile defense, despite all three governments having agreed to move forward with the program last year. (So much for Obama's promise of better foreign relations . . .)
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Stop it, Obama, you’re killing us!
"Total nuclear disarmament", Obama, Russia and the commie left
Posted on Sunday, July 05, 2009 12:51:21 PM ET by ETL:
The Poles and Czechs used enormous political capitol to approve the plan and now will be left out in the cold. Let’s hope the Russians dont take advantage of the American situation to move west to reclaim lost territory. Those free people will be on their own if the Russians move.
Missing Channel Pirate Ship Carried Russian Arms for Iran
(The Sunday Times)
Hardly. This has been in their day planner since last November the 4th.
Wow! I KNEW it was something along those lines. Thanks for the info/link.
Is Russia setting the stage for a nuclear apocalypse?
1) We as a country are threatened by missiles.
2) Obama cancels 20 or 30 years of missile defense, leaving us defenseless.
3) Thanks Big O.
4) Communists everywhere celebrate the death of America.
The election of Obama was the most foolish decision ever made by the electorate of the United States.
This Pollyanish Marxist Obama is doing more damage to this country than the dire predictions of the Bible, Plague, Pestilance and Hoardes of Locusts.
And he’s doing it real Time.
God Help the United States of America.
Mistake? Conscious decision to weaken America, more like.
I just posted the article you linked to as a new thread.
Missing channel pirate ship carried Russian arms for Iran:
What could be more idiotic and masochistic than to oppose missile defense? This opposition cannot be understood unless one dispenses with its rhetoric and rationales and realizes that these folks at their emotional core do not want their country defended.
A true Must Read: The Secret to the Suicidal Liberal Mind
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