Skip to comments.Polish President Blasts Obama on Missile Defense
Posted on 08/09/2012 9:54:19 AM PDT by Hunton Peck
This week, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski accused the Obama Administration of betrayal, saying, Our mistake was that by accepting the American offer of a [missile defense] shield we failed to take into account the political risk associated with a change of president. We paid a high political price. We do not want to make the same mistake again. We must have a missile system as an element of our defences.
In 2009, President Obama cancelled the deal the U.S. had with Poland and the Czech Republic to build an interceptor site and radar that would provide protection of the U.S. homeland and allies from rogue ballistic missiles. Polish and Czech leaders took on the task of educating their populations of the necessity of defending their populations from Iranian missiles, of collaborating with the U.S. to do this, of having American soldiers on their territory, andthe hardest of allthat the blowback from Russia over the sites was worth it.
It is an American traditionand not a uniquely Republican or Democratic oneto resolutely stand with Americas friends and confront, if necessary, those who threaten them. It was President John F. Kennedy who said, Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
The last several years, starting with the abandonment of the missile defense site, President Obama has taken the U.S. down a path that takes a sudden departure from this policy.
Russia claims that U.S. missile defense sites in Eastern Europe undermine its security. It is a fact that it does not. The Obama Administration is not giving the U.S. missile defense systems to be fielded in the European theater the ability to counter long-range Russian missiles. But even if it were, Russia should not be put out by the thought that a U.S. system meant to intercept Iranian missiles might also have the capability of intercepting Russian missilesunless it wanted to have the ability to launch missiles at European cities.
If this is the case, the U.S. government has a responsibility to take away this ability, and failure to do so would be an abrogation of its security guarantees with its allies. Indeed, the New START resolution of ratification contains a clausewhich the Administration acceptedthat specifically states that the U.S., as a matter of policy, will not leave itself or its allies vulnerable to nuclear attacks from any source, including Russia.
It isnt enough to call a country an ally. What Americas allies require of the U.S. is that it keeps its word and sides with them in practical and predictable ways over common enemies that seek to diminish both our security and theirs.
Or is it only that he's helping out his Russian friends again?
One fascist keptocrat helping out another, nothing more.
I can understand their disappointment, but what do we have to do with it? Get moving on it Poland if you want it. Why wait for us? I pray we are not paying for the dang thing.
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Or is it only that he's helping out his Russian friends again?
You miss the point, Obama has killed the faith free men and patriots of other nations had in America. They hold the American people responsible for Obama's betrayal. No wise foreign government official or informed foreigner will trust the United States in the near future, maybe not at all.
This is exactly as intended, America is Zero's target not Poland.
"Russian friends", what a joke, Zero hates Russia 'cause they are the biggest obstacle to his Muslim Brotherhood World Caliphate.
Chicago has/or had a sizable Polish immigrant population at one time, working in the stockyards. They probably didn’t vote for him.
First Lech Walesa’s endorsement of Romney, now this! Michigan has a huge Polish population in Detroit and Grand Rapids. And Alpena, I think. And Michigan is a swing state.
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall always put cost before committment, shirk any responsibility, avoid all hardship, betray any ally, welch on any agreement, sympathize with EVERY foe to subvert the survival and the success of liberty.
The Poles are particularly well qualified to spot a Commie when they see one.
Did I hear that correctly? He said fu@# Obama?
“America is Zero’s target not Poland.”
I think you’re closest to the mark there, really.
If I had to guess what’s in 0bama’s fetid cesspool of a mind, I’d say it’s just overwhelming, disorganized hate. Hate for everything valuable, productive, real, or worthy. The unfocused hate that characterized the OWS movement.
His hate is particularly acute with regard to anything or anyone that’s offended him personally, but it’s broader than that and burns hot against anything that’s mostly a force for good, including America, Christianity, Israel, and Western Civilization in general.
Communism is hate, Islam is hate, Leftism is hate, homosexuality is hate. So he’s allied with all of them according to how they serve, at any given time and place, the cause of destroying what’s good. Any weapon will do.
President Bronislaw Komorowski, excuse me! You obviously did not get the MSM memo. It is Romney who is dumb and unfit. Obama, The Traitor, received the Nobel Peace Prize and can do no wrong.
Watch carefully what Zero does, you will see that every move is to reduce America's ability to support works of good. Beat down the private economy (the one Reagan used to defeat the Soviet Union without firing a shot), expand the government economy where no one is a "productive" worker and all MUST obey government for their paycheck.
Internationally, support socialist bums over producers, and the more radical Islamic pirates over those complying with treaties, Back stabbing former allies that joined America in any cause of good opposing evil.
Giving away American territory to Russia that may have untapped mineral wealth, and assuring Canadian oil goes directly to China without one drop increasing America's econony.
Zero's actions consistently weaken America's ability to compete and prevail while strengthening preferably the worst foreign nations advantage and monopoly.