The end of the world as we knew it .......... the mysterious elevation of evil
I was being facetious when I asked if Obama would bow to Putin. How right I was.
Obama abandons our allies in a breathtaking surrender. Perhaps if Poland and the Czech Republic go jihad and come out with some anti-American, anti-semitic rhetoric they can gain some ground with the Muhammadan president. Sheesh.
All kidding aside, this is a nightmare. Unconscionable in the extreme. Sixty four years of American hegemony down the drain. Fresh on the heels of the NIS report saying that China is becoming a threat. (hat tip Van)
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Obama administration will scrap the controversial missile defense shield program in Eastern Europe, a senior administration official confirmed to CNN Thursday.
Vice President Joe Biden earlier refused to confirm to CNN that the George W. Bush-era plan was being shelved.
President Obama celebrates the 70th anniversary of the fruition of the famous non-aggression pact … the Sept. 17, 1939 Soviet invasion of Poland* … with a big present for Stalin wannabe Vladimir Putin. He scraps Euro missile shield! Reuters:
PRAGUE/WARSAW (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has told east European states he is backing away from plans for an anti-missile shield there, in a move that may ease Russian-U.S. ties but fuel fears of resurgent Kremlin influence.
Russia said it would welcome abandonment of the plans, which have been a major source of Russian-U.S. tensions.
The shield, involving interceptor missiles in Poland and a radar complex in the Czech republic, was promoted by Obama’s predecessor George W. Bush to defend against any missile launches from “rogue” states such as Iran and North Korea.
The Wall Street Journal newspaper said Washington had decided Iran was not as advanced in developing long range missiles as it had previously thought.
The Obama administration seeks to “reset” battered ties with Russia so that the two former Cold War foes can cooperate on Iran, on fighting Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan and on reducing their vast arsenals of nuclear weapons.
Russia is allowing the United States to move trains carrying supplies for U.S. forces across the country via Central Asia to Afghanistan, avoiding routes through Pakistan that had come under frequent attack from the Taliban.
Washington also wants Russian support in economic sanctions against Tehran, which it accuses of developing nuclear weapons.
Diplomats in Moscow say Russian hardliners could read the shield backdown as a sign of U.S. weakness. Far from doing the bidding of the United States, they may instead press for further gains to shore up Russian power in the former Soviet bloc.
No kidding. Hey, remember what a belly laugh the Russkies got out of leaking Neville’s … I mean Barack’s double secret letter proposing the appeasement for cooperation vs evil swap?
“This would be very bad,” said Witold Waszczykowski, deputy head of Poland’s National Security Bureau which advises President Lech Kaczynski. “Without the shield we would de facto be losing a strategic alliance with Washington.”
Ignoring U.S. assurances that the system was not targeted at Russia, President Dmitry Medvedev threatened last year to station missiles in a Russian enclave near Poland if the United States implemented the plan.
For Poland, the timing of the announcement is particularly sensitive. Thursday marked the 70th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of eastern Poland following a pact between Moscow and Nazi Germany, an event seen by Poles as “a stab in the back.”
“I hope this is just a coincidence,” said Waszczykowski.
Actually, it probably is. The Obama administration doesn’t study history. It reimagines it. If there is any purposefulness to this date, then its because the Ivans proposed it: “Hey there, my yankee imperialist capitalist lackey fellow traveling tovarich. OK, we’ll make this deal. One thing, could you announce it on Sept. 17? Works better for us. (Muffled giggle).”
Have to say, I like the part about Eastern European leaders getting their phone calls after midnight. Kind of mean phone pranky way of telling your pals it’s over. “Hi, Czech Republic? Poland? You awake? You might want to check something. Is your refrigerator running? Ha ha ha!”
Previously at Atlas: The American Thinker: Obama Grovels to Russia
UPDATE: The fallout begins ..............
The project had been close to the heart of Mr Obama's predecessor, President Bush, who had argued before leaving office in January that it was needed to defend against long-range ballistic missile attacks from rogue states such as Iran and North Korea.
But it had hobbled relations with Russia...CONTD
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk confirmed today that he declined last night to take a call from the U.S. informing him of the decision to scrap planned missile-defense bases in his country.
Two U.S.-based sources close to the Polish government said Thursday that Tusk also rejected a call from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — on the grounds that, as the head of the government, he should speak to the president.