by Blake on Sep 17, 2009 at 10:03 Political
Where are the spirits of Gary Cooper, John Wayne, and Jimmy Stewart? Rolling in their graves so fast that you could probably use them as an alternative energy. The spirit of goodness and the obligation to fight evil, and help the underdogs in this world, nations that have been attacked and subjugated by totalitarian regimes, is now dead in the halls of government.
Our nation is now officially a coward, led by our sissy in chief Barry Nobama and his wussy posse. The commitment to the smaller countries of Eastern Europe for a missile shield to protect them from the missiles of Iran has now been cancelled by our Coward in Chief, caving in to the Russian A**wipe Putin and his Mafiya pals in the Kremlin.
The fact that Russia wants these satellite countries back under Russian control is well documented- the Russians feel it is their “Historic Right” to have these countries as theirs- Estonia, Poland, Ukraine, Georgia, and others all have become independent after Communism fell in the 90s. All of these countries like their independence, but instead of standing up for freedom, Barry is giving the Russians free rein to take them back, and the missile defense would have made taking these countries a little harder. Now, it is child’s play, and Barry doesn’t have the testicular fortitude to do anything about it.
This is bad news for all who care about the US commitment to the transatlantic alliance and the defence of Europe as well as the United States. It represents the appalling appeasement of Russian aggression and a willingness to sacrifice American allies on the altar of political expediency. A deal with the Russians to cancel missile defence installations sends a clear message that even Washington can be intimidated by the Russian bear.
What we have in office now is a man, (and I use that term very loosely), who does not like confrontation, is scared, and very much out of his depth; a man who has believed that the sound of his voice alone could soothe the Russian Bear, when there was no evidence that this was the case. A man who has always had others to do the confrontations for him, so he never had to actually screw his courage to the sticking point and take a stand. Bluntly put- he doesn’t know how.
Barack Obama has abandoned the controversial Pentagon plan to build a missile defence system in Europe. The move has prompted angry accusations of betrayal from Washington’s eastern European allies but delighted the Kremlin.
In one of the sharpest breaks yet with the policies of the Bush administration, Obama phoned the leaders of Poland and the Czech Republic last night to tell them that he had dropped plans to site missile interceptors and a radar station in their respective countries. Russia had furiously opposed the project, claiming it targeted Moscow’s nuclear arsenal.
Obama is to announce the reversal officially at a news conference today. This morning the Czech prime minister, Jan Fischer, revealed that Obama phoned him about it last night.
During a visit to Moscow in July the US president indicated he was ordering a 60-day review of the contentious plan. According to today’s Wall Street Journal, the findings, to be released next week, conclude that Iran’s long-range missile programme is progressing more slowly than previously thought. Citing US officials, the paper says the White House believes Iran’s short and medium-range programme poses a more potent and immediate danger.
You see, Barry just doesn’t get it- it was always about more, much more than just Iran- although they were a threat, undoubtedly.
The true threat was Russia, and continues to be so. President Bush knew this, and the invasion of Georgia peeled the curtain back on Russian intentions enough that a person has to be intellectually brain- dead not to see this as a threat that we will not be able to counter effectively, without these missiles.
Plainly put, these missiles would have been a deterrent, and possibly could buy these smaller countries some time to begin to fight back, hopefully with the rest of the free world helping out, although that aspect is no longer as sure as it once was.
Alexandr Vondra – a former Czech deputy prime minister and ambassador to Washington intimately involved in the negotiations with the Americans – said he was surprised. “This is a U-turn in US policy,” he said. “But first we expect the US to honour its commitments. If they don’t they may have problems generating support for Afghanistan and on other things.”
Under the Bush administration the Pentagon spent years planning and negotiating to place 10 silos with interceptor rockets in northern Poland and to build a large radar station south of Prague to defend against a perceived ballistic missile threat from Iran.
The central European countries were keen to acquire the US installations and other military hardware as partial security guarantees against a resurgent Russia. Moscow claimed the project was aimed against Russia and threatened to deploy short-range nuclear weaponsin the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, which sits inside the European Union.
Obama’s climbdown is likely to be seen by Russia as a victory for its uncompromising stance.
Barry has no clue, no stones, and he is about to give away the entire area of Eastern Europe, for starters. And make no mistake, it will be just the beginning– Will Germany, or France, for God’s sake be able to do much of anything but retreat- something they have always been very good at?
And what about Britain, Ireland and Scotland? Why would Russia stop there? If you look at the historical records of Russia, even back to the Tsars (now there’s an inconvenient word) the Russians have always had world domination at the top of their list- only people ignorant of history could ignore the greater implications of Barry’s cowardice.
The decision strengthens Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian president, who is due to make his first presidential trip to the US next week for the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh. The Obama administration has been keen to boost Medvedev’s standing and authority at home, seeing him as a more moderate and less hostile interlocutor than Putin.
Today the Nato secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, said Obama’s decision was “a positive step”. Rasmussen said he had been briefed by the US envoy to Nato about it.
But the timing of the announcement is regarded as disastrous by the Poles. Eugeniusz Smolar, a former chief of Warsaw’s Centre for International Relations, said: “We are disappointed.” But he added that the Polish government had been assured by the Americans that promises of training with Patriot missile batteries and help in modernising the Polish military remained valid.
A few weeks ago, in a cri de coeur to Washington, several senior eastern European officials and public figures wrote a public letter to Obama complaining that their security interests were being ignored by the west in order to improve relations with Moscow.
You may note that my reference material is from the United Kingdom- as an island, they are a bit twitchy about perceived threats, and this qualifies as a valid and fairly immediate threat. I can predict that the seizing of countries will begin soon- the pretexts are being put into place now, and when it happens, we will do nothing. I would say that Germany and France deserve it for consistently trying to foil us at every turn, but Spain, Portugal, and the U.K. do not deserve the possible invasion by a usurper nation- they have been our friends, but we will allow this to happen-
Because we will have our hands full with China by that time.
But that’s another post.
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