Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Obama 'ready to drop shield plans for Russian help on Iran'

02/ 03/ 2009

MOSCOW, March 2 (RIA Novosti) - 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.

Read more: Obama 'Ready to Drop Missile Shield Plans for Russian Help on Iran'


America's Right

...I remember hearing about the internal debate in Poland as to whether they should get involved with the American missile defense system -- no doubt it was a difficult decision, weighing the lessons of the Westerplatte against the possibility of reprisal from Russia. Finally, they agreed to get involved. Now, this new American president left them high and dry, dropping the plans for the missile defense system for which Poland stuck its neck out in support.

I think it's the disingenuous nature in which he has done it which frustrates me most -- just as he uses the financial crisis here to institute his socialist ideas, he's using the Iranian problem to justify employment of his detente-at-all-costs approach to foreign policy.

Larry Sinclair:
With the secret request Barack Obama made last year with the Iraq's during his pre-election visit, asking that they not signed any agreements with the US until after he is elected, and now the secret letters to the Russians telling them he will disregard the safety and security of the United States if Russia asked Iran to make Obama look good, what should we expect next?

Are we going to wake up one morning and find China has landed and California has been turned over to China by Obama in a secret deal?Are we going to wake up one day and find ourselves under Hugo Chavez' rule?And you people think the world respects Obama, even the Russians thought he was a joke by sending such a request and wanting it to be a secret from the American People...