ABC: Obama Camp Disputes Some Perceptions Abroad

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    Obama already in a dust up with one of our allies.

    Story here
     
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    I think that would be Obama cavling under to the Russians.

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    The article goes on to say...

    "President Kaczynski raised missile defense but President-elect Obama made no commitment on it. His position is as it was throughout the campaign, that he supports deploying a missile defense system when the technology is proved to be workable".

    Seems like a storm in a teacup.
     
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    A dust up? More like the best foreign-policy decision that's been made since the Wye Peace Accords in early 2001 by then-lame duck President Clinton. Iran does not possess any weapons that could reach Israel, let alone Poland right now, nor would Iran have any desire to nuke Poland. If Iran had a missile that could reach beyond its own borders, it would fire it at Israel and try to destroy Israel. This missile defense shield over Poland is one of the stupidest ideas the Bush presidency has ever thought up and we're aggravating Russia for no damned reason. Russia is just begging for an excuse to start a war - I really don't think we should give him one. If Obama scraps this missile shield, it would be one of the best ideas ever. Even JFK backed down about creating a missile shield over Turkey. STUPID! STUPID! STUPID! NO MISSILE SHIELD!
     
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    Baiting the bear again.

    Why?

    Seriously I see no advantage to doing it. Not for Poland and certainly not for the USA.

    But for the manufacturers who create this technology?

    Yeah, it's a real great idea for them, no doubt.
     
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    At least you put forth an argument, I don't agree with it, but that's better than I've seen tonight on several threads.

    The 'defense shield' as you acknowledge it not aimed at Russia, but Iran. It's defensive, not offensive. I think a good argument can be made that the Iranians might choose to attack allies, rather than US direct, if they can.
     
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    And for the investors in the corporation who build the technology. Baiting the bear? More like going to over a massive killer bee hive with a baseball bat and an empty can of RAID.
     
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    Iran doesn't have any missile technology that could reach Poland, nor has Iran ever threatened Poland, or Eastern Europe. Plus, as the news about the idea of this missile shield got out, it infuriated the Russians. While I'm all for doing what we want without another country's permission, I'm not all for going out and antagonizing another country for absolutely no reason.
     
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    How does a defensive shield threaten another country?
     
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    Why do we need to put up a missile shield in Poland to defend against a country that doesn't even have technology to strike Poland? Iran's test launch that came about a few months ago was a complete dud and they faked it. Iran is barely a threat to Israel with its technology. How does Iran intend to hit Poland??

    The Russians view it as us challenging them, which either we're trying to do or we're not. And if we're trying to challenge the Russians, then we're being stupid. If we're not trying to challenge the Russians, we're going out of our way to not challenge them. Our military is stretched thin right now and does one really believe that we will land US troops to defend Poland from a Russian invasion while we still have troops in Iraq and Afghanistan?
     

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