Day By Day by Chris Muir
Poland and the United States have made a wise decision on national missile defense and joint military aid pacts.
Now, the United States must push a NATO, Ukraine and Georgia mutual defense pact.
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Yesterday the United States and Poland signed
a preliminary missile defense deal and in typical reactionary mode Russia has responded.
A top Russian general said Friday that Poland’s agreement to accept a U.S. missile interceptor base exposes the ex-communist nation to attack, possibly by nuclear weapons, the Interfax news agency reported.
The statement by Gen. Anatoly Nogovitsyn is the strongest threat that Russia has issued against the plans to put missile defense elements in former Soviet satellite nations.
“Poland, by deploying (the system) is exposing itself to a strike â€” 100 percent,” Nogovitsyn, the deputy chief of staff, was quoted as saying.
He added, in clear reference to the agreement, that Russia’s military doctrine sanctions the use of nuclear weapons “against the allies of countries having nuclear weapons if they in some way help them.” Nogovitsyn that would include elements of strategic deterrence systems, he said, according to Interfax.
As if Poland would be “safe” from Russian expansionism or a nuclear strike anyway.
The bloom is off the Putin rose in a resurgence of “Cold War” Russia. Typical Russian threats and why the United States and Europe need to strengthen NATO.
Do you think the EU will get the message or will they appease again?
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