Aug 20, 2008

Poland Agrees to Open Itself up to Attack


Big news day, so let's get to it. Today, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her Polish counterpart signed a deal to build a US missile defense base in Poland, an agreement that prompted an infuriated Russia to warn of a possible attack against the former Soviet satellite.

The deal to install 10 US interceptor missiles just 115 miles from Russia's westernmost frontier also has strained relations between Moscow and the West, ties that already troubled by Russia's invasion of its former Soviet neighbor, U.S. ally Georgia, earlier this month. A separate tracking radar system is to be based in the Czech Republic. The system is expected to be in place by 2012.

Lena Kolarska-Bobinska, director of the Institute of Public Affairs, a leading independent think tank in Warsaw, said Moscow now perceives Poland “as one of the major players against Russia. They feel that Poland is one of their territories and Poland is entering their field.”

2 comments:

Pirates&Diplomats said...

At this point, I think it would be useful if Moscow would just come out and say what territories they do not feel rightfully belong to Russia.

Ern said...

LOL...but that's not fair. The only territories Russians feel they have claim to include:

-the arctic...they put that flag down!
-the former USSR
-and they might want Alaska back