Poland hopes U.S. under Obama doesn’t abandon missile shield plans

Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski has expressed hope that the U.S. under a President Obama will not alter course regarding the installation of elements of a missile shield system on Polish soil. “I hope the new administration of President-elect Barack Obama, led by strategic security considerations, will continue the installation of missile defenses,” said Sikorski. Read the rest of the brief in the Warsaw Business Journal.

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  1. Submitted by Bernice Vetsch on 01/13/2009 - 01:33 pm.

    I believe that would be Poland’s leadership, NOT its citizens. Neither the Poles nor the Czechs want these missiles within their borders and consider that their presence could make them targets for anyone the U.S. angers. To get Poland’s leaders to agree to the siting, the U.S. had to promise to station soldiers/fighter planes in Poland to protect it from such attacks.

    In addition, the Bush administration’s fear mongering about possible Iranian nuclear attacks is not based in fact. Our own intelligence services found no evidence of a nuclear weapons program in Iran. The IAEA made 13 unannounced inspections of Iran’s nuclear energy construction and found no evidence of enrichment to weapons grade. It has in addition made arrangements with Iran to continue such inspections in the future.

    Where U.S. paranoia about Iran’s “intentions” comes from might have to do with Israel’s fear that Iran MIGHT develop such weapons SOME DAY. How incredible that we would go to these lengths to address another country’s fear of a possible, but not likely, circumstance.

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