Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by KGB_resident, Jan 6, 2008.
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It always struck me the Americans were sabre rattling with this 'missile shield',anyway.The previous Polish government was all for it,but they were keen on strirring up trouble with the Russians on the flimsiest pretext.
This scheme is running into resistance in the Czech Republic as well,where the radar station is proposed to be located.
Likely to be binned by an incoming Democrat government in the US next year looking for military cutbacks,should the Democrats gain power.
Congress appropriates the cash. It'll continue because there are too many jobs tied up in it like every other big-ticket item.
As for the Poles and the Czechs... everybody has their price.
I guess you over-estimate the size of the 'ticket'. For Poland political benefits from the deployment of the missiles are doubtful and financial result is rather insignificant. Compare is with Russian abilities. Recently a ban for Polish meat has been effectively lifted. Likely previous level of Polish export (200 mln euro) would be restored.
Russia is now a growing and very attractive market for Polish goods and Polish PM mr.Tusk understands it pretty well.
"It's economy, stupid" as one fan of oral sex had said.
The fact that poland and the Czechs are giving it up is good news, but watch the Americans, they'll want to build it in Kosovo.
Where? In Kosovo?
With or without permission from Serbia?
200m Euro? That's about 10 F-16s. The Septics lose more money than that running for the bus in the morning.
I believe that's why they're pushing for the independence of Kosovo.
If this is not built in the Czech Republic or Poland,which European US ally will offer it's terretory for use by Uncle Sam for free.........
Step forward the country who's corrupt and slavishly pro US ex PM has just been appointed as an advisor to a US merchant bank..........
The 51st state!!!
Btw the Americans were very upset then Russia introduce poulty ban.
Now compare relatively small and relatively poor Poland with huge and wealthy USA. If the ban causes some problems in USA the the ban on Polish meat moreover was very painful.
I seem to recall the Russians being somewhat grateful a few years ago for the 'nogi busha'
It would not be internationally recognised independence. Serbia would claim Kosovo as its part and technically would have the right to re-establish its control over the territory at any moment. So our American friends would have to have big enough land forces in Kosovo.
Poland buys its gas from, where? Or is Russia not using financial blackmail in Western Europe anymore?
The poultry thing was just another case of that. Russia is using it's economic power to bully the countries that used to be in its sphere of influence. These days, they don't use tanks anymore, but the effect is similar. This being that countries like Poland roll over at the first hint of a threat.
This is nothing to do with Poland 'seeing sense', but a lot to do with Russian threats of economic sanctions.
I would imagine that the Poles will be calling in some big favours from the septics in return if this thing ever gets through.
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