Posted by: samhenry | September 17, 2009

OBAMA ABANDONS EASTERN EUROPE – CANCELS PLANS FOR MISSLE SHIELD – RUSSIANS WIN

submitted by SamHenry, Editor

The concern of Eastern European states that President Obama was ignoring them have been realized.  He is not only ignoring them and their needs and concerns, he has as of today abandoned them. Having lured these nations away from the former Soviet block with promises of help and protection, the US has once again copped out and added to its reputation as an unreliable ally. Taiwan, South Korea and Israel – take note.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090917/ap_on_re_eu/eu_eastern_europe_missile_defense

PRAGUE – President Barack Obama has decided to scrap plans for a U.S. missile defense shield in the Czech Republic and Poland that had deeply angered Russia, the Czech prime minister confirmed Thursday.

NATO’s new chief hailed the move as “a positive step” and a Russian analyst said the move will increase the chances that Russia will cooperate more closely with the United States in the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program.

Premier Jan Fischer told reporters that Obama phoned him overnight to say that “his government is pulling out of plans to build a missile defense radar on Czech territory.”

“The same happened with Poland. Poland was informed in the same way about this intention,” Fischer said.

Under the plan, which had been proposed by the Bush administration to defend the United States and its European allies against a possible missile attack from Iran or elsewhere in the Middle East, 10 interceptor rockets were to have been stationed in Poland and a radar system based in the Czech Republic.

But Russia was livid over the prospect of having U.S. interceptor rockets in countries so close to its territory, and the Obama administration has sought to improve strained ties with the Kremlin.

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