Russia To a WEAK Obama – No “HAGGLING” Over Missile Defense and Our Friend Iran

Posted Posted in Barack Obama, Dmitry Medvedev, Iran, Iran Nuclear Watch, Missile Defense, Vladimir Putin

Just like in Poker, Russia has called Baracack Obama’s bluff regarding missile defense and Iran.

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev on Tuesday showed willingness to discuss the US-planned missile defence system opposed by Moscow, but without “haggling” linking it to Iran. Medvedev was commenting during a visit to Spain on an alleged offer by US President Barack Obama to halt the defence system if Iran could be convinced to give up nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

The New York Times earlier reported that Obama had sent a secret letter to Medvedev.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero in Madrid, Medvedev welcomed the “positive signals” coming from the Obama administration with which he hoped to reach “agreements.”

“Haggling,” however, was not “productive,” Medvedev said.

If the Obama administration showed “common sense” in proposing a “common shield against all types of threats” and reconsidered its plans of a missile defence system which could target Russia, Moscow would be prepared to negotiate, Medvedev said.

The New York Times reported earlier on its website that Obama last month offered a halt to the US-planned missile defence system opposed by Moscow if Iran could be convinced to relinquish nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

Citing US officials speaking on condition of anonymity, the Times reported that Obama sent a secret letter three weeks ago to Medvedev.

The offer was described as offering Russia an incentive to help the US and other Western powers achieve a halt to any Iranian programmes that could lead to military nuclear capabilities and long- range delivery systems for warheads.

If the Iranian threat were removed, the US could forego the missile defence system, the letter was described as saying.

Does the United States look WEAK or what?

Barack Obama is a ROOKIE and the Russians know it and are playing him like a fiddle. Now, will Hillary who will meet with the Russians on Friday be able to save some face for America?

Exit question: Wonder if Obama will NOW change his negotiations with American enemies without preconditions APPEASEMENT policy?


Obama To Appease Russia on Missle Defense Plans?

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Obama To Appease Russia on Missle Defense Plans?

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Barack Obama, Dmitry Medvedev, Missile Defense, Vladimir Putin

Say what?

President Obama is writing Russia to bargain away missile defense plans in Poland and the Czech Republic for what?

Talking to Ahmadinejad and the Iranian Mullahs?

Washington has told Moscow that Russian help in resolving Iran’s nuclear program would make its missile shield plans for Europe unnecessary, a Russian daily said on Monday, citing White House sources.

U.S. President Barack Obama made the proposal on Iran in a letter to his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, Kommersant said, referring to unidentified U.S. officials.

Iran’s controversial nuclear program was cited by the U.S. as one of the reasons behind its plans to deploy a missile base in Poland and radar in the Czech Republic. The missile shield has been strongly opposed by Russia, which views it as a threat to its national security. The dispute has strained relations between the former Cold War rivals, already tense over a host of other differences.

The leaders have exchanged letters and had a telephone conversation since Obama was sworn into office in January, Kommersant said. The first high-level Russia-U.S. meeting will take place later this week, when Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Geneva.

Moscow has not yet responded to the proposal by Obama, the paper said, adding that a decision was unlikely to be made during Lavrov and Clinton’s meeting.

Frak, the USA and Europe have been talking to the Iranians forever – to no result.

This is crazy nutsoid policy by the Obama administration. It drives a wedge between our NATO European allies and the Eastern Block nations of the former Soviet Union who want no part of Russia or missile threats from Iran.

Divide and conquer is the OBVIOUS Russian ploy here. No wonder Vladimir Putin is winking to Dmitry Medvedev above.

To think the Far LEFT actually thought President George W. Bush was stupid.

If the shoe fits Obama.

Flap certainly does not feel safer tonight.


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Russian Warship To Cross Panama Canal – Will U.S. Navy Provoke?

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Hugo Chavez, Russia, Venezuela

Flap bets the Russian Navy may be in for a little surprise, no?

A Russian warship will sail through the Panama Canal this week for the first time since World War II, the navy announced Wednesday, pushing ahead with a symbolic projection of Moscow’s power in a traditional U.S. zone of influence.

The destroyer Admiral Chabanenko will arrive Friday at a former U.S. naval base in Panama’s Pacific port of Balboa for a six-day visit after carrying out joint maneuvers with the Venezuelan navy in the Caribbean Sea, navy spokesman Capt. Igor Dygalo said in a telephone interview.

The Panama Canal has long been a symbol of U.S. clout in Latin America, and Dygalo said no Soviet or Russian military ship has sailed through it since World War II. The wartime alliance between the U.S. and the Soviet Union swiftly gave way to the mistrust, military buildups and proxy conflicts of the Cold War.

In a throwback to those times, the Russian navy statement announcing the plans referred to the base the Admiral Chabanenko will visit as Rodman naval base—its name when it was a U.S. base many years ago.

Rodman was the hub for all U.S. naval activities in South America and supported fleet units transiting the 50-mile (80-kilometer) canal. But control of the facility shifted to Panama a decade ago, and it is now called the Balboa naval base.

Monday’s joint maneuvers with Venezuela, which brought the Admiral Chabanenko and the nuclear-powered missile cruiser Peter the Great across the Atlantic along with two support ships, were widely seen as a show of Kremlin anger over the U.S. use of warships to deliver aid to Georgia after its August war with Russia.

Russian warships tailed U.S. ships in the Black Sea, where Russia borders Georgia, on that mission.

Wow – two big Russian ships crossed the Atlantic to support dictator Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.

Just a reminder to Americans that while the price of gasoline has fallen precipitiously that American Energy indpendence is essential over the next decade.

Then, we don’t have to fund and deal with these tin-horn tyrants and their totalitarian governments.

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Day By Day by Chris Muir August 18, 2008

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Day By Day, Georgia, Russia

Day By Day by Chris Muir

The Russians have attempted to strong arm Georgia and have miscalculated using what the West says is “disaproportionate force.”

“It’s not going to happen that way,” she said. “Russia will pay a price.”

But neither Rice nor Defense Secretary Robert Gates would be specific about what punitive actions the U.S. or the international community might take.

At the very least, this Russian adventure in brutality will lead to the admission of Georgia and Ukraine into NATO and the enhancement of national missile defense.


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Day By Day by Chris Muir August 17, 2008

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Day By Day, Georgia, Russia

Day By Day by Chris Muir

Russia is a shrinking (lowest birth rate in Europe) dynasty who has experienced an economic resurgence with new oil finds within their territory. Vladimir Putin, a former KGB officer, has seized control of the government as de facto supreme dictator and is hoping to recapture the glory of the old Soviet Union state.

This will NEVER happen since Eastern Europe and all of the other Russian satellite states, run by Russian puppet governments do not wish to live under tyranny and despotism again.

But, the American LEFT is always happy to blame the United States and help facilitate their old RED traveling buddies, the Russians.


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