Thursday, September 17, 2009

Obama dropping missile defence for cooperation from Russia on Iran attack ?

The timing of this announcement is certainly interesting. The US seems to be gunning for a war with Iran to distract from pressing domestic issues. Is this a concession to Russia?



Obama to Scrap European Missile Shield Plan

The headline is misleading, because the plan is not being scrapped entirely, just altered.

President Obama said Thursday that he is abandoning Bush-era plans for a land based/ long-range missile defense system based in Poland and the Czech Republic

Opting instead for shorter range land- and sea-based system of sensors and interceptors.

They are most definitely not scrapping missile defence, as made clear by Robert Gates in this statement-

"Those who say we are scrapping missile defense in Europe are either misinformed or misrepresenting the reality of what we are doing," Gates said. "The security of Europe has been a vital national interest of the United States for my entire career. The circumstances, borders and threats may have changed, but that commitment continues."

1 comment:

  1. I don't believe this for one second. Though it certainly has the Obamalovers all happy.

    I hope that Putin doesn't abide by these offers of candy. I hope he stands his ground and continues to thwart the growing desire to bomb Iran into the stoneage.

    Buff

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