OBAMA CEDES POLAND AND CZECHKOSLOVAKIA - SCRAPS MISSILE DEFENSE FOR EUROPE
It amounts to one of the biggest national security reversals by the new administration, one that will aggravate Czech and Polish allies and possibly please Russia, which has adamantly objected to the Bush system.
... “Today, shortly after midnight, Barack Obama contacted me by telephone to inform me that his administration is pulling out of plans to build a radar for the anti-missile defense system on the territory of the Czech Republic,” Mr. Fischer said, adding that “ was informed in the same manner.”
A Polish diplomat said early Thursday that Warsaw was waiting to hear, but added that “it is clear that the administration has other priorities.”
In arranging a post-midnight call by Mr. Obama and quickly dispatching a top State Department official to Europe, the administration was scrambling to notify and assure the European allies as word of its decision was already leaking out in Washington. The Wall Street Journalreported Thursday that the administration would jettison the Bush architecture.
But it made for unfortunate timing, coming on the 70th anniversary of the at the start of World War II, a date fraught with sensitivity for Poles who viewed the Bush missile defense system as a political security blanket against Russia.
OBAMA IS MAKING US LESS SAFE.
IF HE REALLY WAS A CRYPTO-MUSLIM DESIRING TO HARM THE WEST AND AID RUSSIA AND IRAN WOULD HE BE DOING ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY?