Obama Plans to Scrap Missle Defense Shield?

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    Pentagon Confirms Major Adjustments to European Missile Shield - Political News - FOXNews.com

     
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    Does anyone actually need anymore proof that this idiot in charge of our country is not really looking out for the security of this country????
     
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    Everyone knows that a defensive missle system can be viewed (by the other guys) as either offensive weapons system, in and of itself, or as a tool in making the offensive part of our side's weapons systems more secure -- which results in the defensive component serving the purpose of the offensive component.

    In fact, political science labels this problem as part of the "sprial theory."

    If Russia views what WE deem to be purely defensive in a light that makes it APPEAR to them to be outright offensive or inferentially offensive, then by moving ahead with our (honestly just) defensive system, we are rudely threatening poor old Putin and company. And as we all also know, the last thing President Obama wants to do is ANYTHING that might cause ANY other nation on Earth to view us in a dim light.

    So, the only possible outcome from the perspective of President Jummy Carter Obama is <<drumroll>> to shelve the defensive shield plans.

    Now, the world will FINALLY love us again. Thus, we will be safe and secure forevermore. Peace in our time!
     
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    The Obama Klan and the Liberals will paint this in a positive fashion. Really, what else can they do?

    The bottom line is this ............... Obama caved to outside pressure and did not have the backbone to show un daunting support for our friends abroad.

    To try and paint this about something other than about Russia is laughable.

    But the Worlds #1 Bull Shitter will stand before the world and do just that.
     
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    How does a missile defense sheild in Eastern Europe keep us safe? Especially from Iran?

    First its doubtful that it will keep Europe safe, but if that was the intentions, then LET EUROPE TAKE CARE OF HERSELF!
    Second, even it even logical to think Iran would attack us with missiles? I mean if they are going to attack us, it would be grated rowed up to our ports or dragged across the US/Mexican border!
    Third, if we want Russia to be on our side on issues like NK and Iran, is it really smart to piss them off with a shield that really does nothing for us!

    I think the US should move more to having a direct alliance with Russia, rather than have an alliance with weak European countries (other than the UK)! Just my 2 cents
     
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    It's amazing to me that some believe more weapons - defensive or offensive - are necessary. When is enough, enough?
    If Iran, or N. Korea chooses to attack the US with a weapon of mass destruction, does anyone believe such an act of war would not result in a rapid overwhelming response? The biggest threat to our nation comes not from a nation-state, but from those who offer their lives as terrorists.
    Anti-missile defense will not stop weapons of mass destruction, those with the intent to do us harm have others ways to inflict terror and death, as has been shown; not doing the things that cause others to hate us will reduce the number of recruits to their cause, at a dollar cost much less than what has been spent, and will be spent, in weapon procurement.
    It doesn't take a lot of imagination to understand why we, and the west in general, has become victim to terrorism.
     
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    Unfortunately, Russia's best interests directly contradict our own. Russia is one of the leading producers of energy (gas, oil, etc.) and we're the largest consumer of energy. We want to keep energy prices low, and Russia wants them high. Thus, we will continue to be rivals on the world stage for the foreseeable future. There's no gentle compromise on this issue.

    Russia is not on our side, and they are actively arming our enemies in both Iran and Venezuela with their best technology. Whether we admit it or not, Russia realizes that the Cold War is back.
     
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