And then the Russians apologized and disarmed
EU voices strong concern over Russian missilesFriday, November 7, 2008
PARIS: The French presidency of the European Union expressed "strong concern" Friday over a Russian plan to station new missiles near Poland's border.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced Wednesday that Moscow would deploy missiles in its western outpost of Kaliningrad in response to U.S. plans to station an anti-missile defence shield in Poland and the Czech Republic.
"The presidency of the European Union council expresses its strong concern after the announcement by President Medvedev ... of the deployment of a complex of Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad," the presidency said in a statement.
oooooooooh, strong concern
"This announcement does not contribute to the establishment of a climate of trust and to the improvement of security in Europe, at a time when we wish for a dialogue with Russia on questions of security in the whole of the continent," it said.
Morons, they don't want anti missiles around because it diminishes or eliminates their ability to BLACKMAIL YOU when it is advisable to do so. This has nothing to do with 'dialogging'
The Bush administration says its missile shield aims to protect its European allies against possible attack by "rogue states," particularly Iran, and by terrorist groups. Moscow views the system as a direct threat to its national security.
The Poles are not impressed, anyway
Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said Medvedev's move vindicated Warsaw's plan to station U.S. Patriot missiles on its soil, a deployment it persuaded Washington to make in return for its agreement to host part of the shield system.
Medvedev's plan "just shows that our decision to protect our air space with U.S. help is a correct one," Sikorski told the Polish parliament.
Sikorski said Poland and the United States were pressing on with negotiations on the logistical aspects of the deal without waiting for President-elect Barack Obama to take office.
Earlier this week, Sikorski said Obama had told him two months ago that he had concerns over the missile defence shield's effectiveness and whether it was not directed against Russia. But Sikorski said he expected Obama to push ahead with the system once he had secured reassurances over its aims.
In foreign policy Barack Obama is a naive fool. Our only hope is that in his determination to win at all costs, Obama will learn and adapt