The decision by President Bush to construct missile bases in Poland and the Czech Republic was based on a strange assumption that the installation of the missiles was vital to the defense of Europe against attacks from Iran and North Korea. Of course, no one in Russia accepted such a weird idea and the result is determination on the part of Russia to retaliate against the Americans. Col. General Nikolai Solotsov said his nation might decide to aim its intercontinental ballistic missiles at the newly constructed bases. He said these facilities could be “designated as targets for our ICBMs.” Moscow believes the missile bases constitute a threat to their nation’s security since it is obvious they have nothing to do with Iran or North Korea.
Perhaps, George Bush can offer the world proof the missile bases actually are there to protect Europe against Iranian and North Korean missiles. Of course, before offering this data, he initially must explain why North Korea or Iran would seek to attack Europe? Bush’s policy was rash, it was unnecessary, and it was provocative towards Russia.
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President Vaclav Klaus told a Czech radio interview he just does not understand why Russia believes constructing a missile base in Poland or radar stations in the Czech Republic have some connection with their security. “Russians do not believe our assurance, they do not believe what President Bush and others say. They just look at where the radar aims and they can see it is aimed at their territory. We have simply failed to explain to them that we do not view it as an operation aimed at them.” However, he did admit it might be a tad difficult finding arguments to Russian questions whether the possible North Korean missiles would fly to thee United States across the whole of Russia, Europe and the Atlantic Ocean or across the Pacific.
If President Klaus actually believes the missile base and radar stations are aimed at North Korean missiles perhaps he could explain why North Korea has agreed to inspection of its nuclear facilities. Or, if he actually believes Iran would fire missiles at Europe then he undoubtedly is an individual who would probably invest money in the Nigerian swindle scheme about money in South African banks. Why would a nation send missiles west when it would be much easier and quicker sending them east?
President Medvedev and Prime Minister Putin may not be the two most intelligent people in the world but they are not dumb enough to believe this hogwash. By the way, recent polls indicate two-thirds of the Czech Republic population opposes the radar stations. Perhaps, President Klaus might spend some time trying to convince his own people that his nutty ideas make sense.
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Tagged Bush, Czech Republic, Klaus, radar station, Russia
They dress in western outfits that were common in the 19th century America that is known as the wild west. The men and women have holsters on which six guns are ready to be fired, and their cowboy hats are worn in a manner revealing the cowboy and cowgirl nature of the enterprise. It is the Cowboy Action Shooting group which has caught on with a segment of the Czech Republic public that is fascinated with stories of the old west in America. The weekend event is party re-enactment of a shooting event and part wearing clothes from another time and place. Each person goes through a sequence of firing their revolver or Winchester at a set of targets and scores are added up to discover who was Marshall Earp this weekend. Josef Minhula, a truck driver says, “I’m very happy to be in this group. I like the romance and the atmosphere.”
Europeans have long enjoyed a fascination with the American West and the novels of German author Carl May were extensively popular in the early 1900s. I wonder if these enthusiasts would enjoy a walk on the wild side of some urban shoot-outs in modern America.