George Bush has done more to create problems with Russia than any other world leader. He insisted on constructing anti-missile bases in Poland despite offers from Russia to cooperate and have them constructed on their land. Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher on a visit to the Czech Republic indicated Obama might not go ahead with the proposed bases. “I am unwilling,” she said, “to dig holes in Poland and fill them up with untested rockers.” The economic crisis now impacting the United States might also be a factor in delaying such bases.
There is no rational reason to build anti-missile bases in Poland despite Bush claims it would prevent “rogue nations” from attacking Europe. Obviously, he referred to Iran and North Korea. There is no reason why Iran would attack Europe knowing full well it would result in the destruction of its nation. It is clear Bush envisioned Russia as the “rogue nation.” There is no reason why Russia would attack Europe.
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Tagged anti-missile, Bush, Obama, Poland, Russia
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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Tagged Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, US Missiles
Recent polls reveal half the Polish population fears a Russian assault on their nation which has resulted in a dramatic shift from opposing construction of a US missile base in their nation to large scale support for the idea. A prominent newsmagazine, Wprost ran a picture of Prime Minister Putin on its cover and on his face was a Hitler moustache. The people of Poland must recognize the Bush explanation for a missile defense is a complete lie. The very idea that a missile base was needed in Poland to prevent missiles from Iran is ludicrous. Why would Iran be firing missiles at European nations? If anything, they more logically would be headed towards Israel.
Polish political leaders do not hold strong belief in security that might be provided by the European Union. In an editorial in Rceczposolita, it was noted, “Berlin is avoiding any kind of confrontation. Because German has no level to expert pressure.” A difficulty preventing any significant action on the part of the European Union is lack of any agreed upon action that might seriously impact Russia. The Europeans obtain energy from Russia and the idea o resorting to military action is simply not in the cards.