Skip to comments.Obama Abandons Israel Missile Defense To Appease Russia... Again
Posted on 07/07/2011 5:55:17 AM PDT by MindBender26
The Obama administration is about to make another concession to Russia on missile defense by concluding an agreement with Turkey to base a radar there that would monitor Iranian missile launches. The deal is raising questions about whether the administration gave in to a Turkish demand that no missile-tracking data from the radar be shared with Israel. The demand was based on the Turkish governments increasing Islamist and pro-Iranian policies.
Earlier concessions by the Obama administration included canceling plans to deploy 10 long-range missile interceptors in Poland in favor of its less-capable phased adaptive approach that relies on untested missile defense systems, specifically a future long-range version of the Navys SM-3 interceptor.
A senior U.S. national security official said the Turkish agreement for the radar is expected to be completed in the next week. Its yet another concession to the Russians, the official said. A second official said conclusion of deal was imminent. Also, placing the radar in Turkey will provide less capability against a future Iranian long-range missile targeted against the United States, the first official said.
William Burns, nominee to be deputy secretary of state, was asked last week if he thought Israel should be blocked from using the TPY-2 radar data, as Turkey suggested in conditioning its role in NATO missile defenses.
Mr. Burns did not answer directly.
He replied that the phased adaptive approach and NATO missile defenses are for the defense of NATO and Europe. He said the Pentagon has separate and robust missile defense cooperative efforts with Israel. The United States has stated consistently that it reserves the right to use information from U.S. sensors in whatever ways it deems necessary, Mr. Burns said in response to written questions posed by Sen. Mark Kirk, Illinois Republican, as part of the nomination process
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It has nothing to do with appeasing Russia, and everything to do with hating Israel.
When we track Iranian missiles coming toward Israel, we promise not to tell them! You have obama’s word!
We pretend to agree with the Turks and they pretend to believe us?
Zero is a Communist, and a Muslim.
He has been among fellow travelers his whole life, starting with his maternal grandparents and his mother.
The next year and a half will be a very dangerous time for America, Israel, and our posterity(and prosperity).
Between Obamalamadingdong and the Israel hating Jews and leftists in this country, Israel is isolated. I can hardly wait for Israel’s number one Supporter to step in and squash their enemies. He is always watching over them.
The Marxism-driven Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama behave like a coordinated clear and present danger to the physical safety of the free world.
1 - Hillary Clinton at the State Department we have all come to recently learn operates together with the strategically installed and situated Muslim Brotherhood daughter and right hand aide to Hillary, Huma Abedin.
2 - The installed Trojan Horse candidate Barack Obama in the White House is carrying out the change he promised his handlers- overturning the security of the U.S. and her closest allies in favor of her enemies.
See for yourself how many of these Communist Party goals have been accomplished, Here is a link to these goals from 1963 Congressional Record,
I agree with you. This administration is all about political cover and sleight of hand. Time after time they end up adopting some venal policy, and claiming that they were forced to do so for other purposes.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
An essential difference between Poland and Turkey could well be their respective attitudes toward Israel.
Thanks MindBender26. Incompetence goes hand in hand with stupidity and bigotry (Chapter one, “Obama”).