Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Poland Sees The Light

August 15, 2008

For the past 18 months, Poland and America have been in stalled negotiations. We want to place missile interceptors in their country, for defense against any rogue states (like Iran), that may launch an airborne attack against them. Poland has been dragging their feet on allowing us to spend our money and hardware for their sake, because of fear about how this may be perceived by Russia. Their fear is understandable, as the Kremlin feels this protection is aimed at Russia’s missile force, and warns it will worsen tensions.

This is just one of the reasons that these former Soviet bloc nations still live under a cloak of fear of their communist oppressor.

Finally, though, Poland gave way to allow us to install these defense systems in their country, in an agreement signed with the U.S. yesterday. Do you think the Russian vacation in Georgia this week had anything to do with it?

"We have crossed the Rubicon," said Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk. It is a big deal to Poland, of course. Russia doesn’t play around with other countries.

Russian General Anatoly Nogovitsyn said today that Poland’s agreement to accept a U.S. missile interceptor base exposes Poland to an attack, possibly even a nuclear one. If you doubt the gravity of this situation, I advise you to spend some time reading up on this site.

"Poland, by deploying (the system) is exposing itself to a strike — 100 percent," Nogovitsyn, the deputy chief of staff, was quoted as saying.

He added, in clear reference to the agreement, that Russia's military doctrine sanctions the use of nuclear weapons "against the allies of countries having nuclear weapons if they in some way help them." Nogovitsyn said that would include elements of strategic deterrence systems, according to Interfax.

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