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U.S. Sticks to Its Missiles in Eastern Europe

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Posted on Jun 15, 2007
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This won’t fly:  Robert Gates (pictured at the Air Force Academy graduation on May 30, 2007) won’t accept Russia’s proposed change in plans for a U.S. missile shield in Europe.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is shooting down a proposition from Russia to swap out the U.S.‘s planned missile shield in Eastern Europe for a radar system in Azerbaijan, according to the Associated Press.  Meanwhile, ABC News reports that higher-ups from Russia’s Energia Space Rocket Corp. are concerned that U.S.-originated equipment aboard the space station may have caused a “fatal flaw” in the works.


AP via My Way News:

Speaking to reporters Thursday, Gates said that despite strident Russian opposition, the U.S. will proceed with its plans for a radar system in the Czech Republic to watch for missile threats and 10 interceptor rockets in Poland to shoot down any missiles.

Gates dismissed any notion that Russia’s push for joint use of a radar station in Azerbaijan could replace the broader U.S. plan. And he expressed doubts that there could be any agreement with the Russians by next month, when President Bush is scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at Kennebunkport, Maine.

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By cyrena, June 16, 2007 at 8:05 pm Link to this comment

Just for the heck of it, I thought I might add that the people of these nations don’t want the stuff in their backyards. Not that anybody from the Cabal ever concerns themselves with THOSE minor details.

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By Mudwollow, June 16, 2007 at 3:38 pm Link to this comment

So these things don’t work, they cost god-awful sums of money, which can never be tracked and they piss everybody off.

Almost everybody.

And the winner is…

The American military industrial complex!!!  Again, winning the gold medal for international extortion. A fine performance.

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By Peter RV, June 16, 2007 at 5:41 am Link to this comment
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We are installing those missiles, not in Europe, but in the Eastern “Europe” which is made entirely of those shitty little countries you can buy a dozen for a dime.
  Poland, Slovakia,Chequia, Rumania , Bulgaria, Albania, Georgia (not exactly in this Europe, but famous for its prodigious son - Joseph Stalin) etc. All of them former bolshevik prostitutes, continuing their profession now under the ‘Madame’ Washington.
  I find it inevitable that Russians would soon be building their “anti-missile” sites in Venezuela and/or Cuba, to protect these countries from, say, Israel- clearly,the number one rogue state of this World.

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By QuyTran, June 15, 2007 at 6:45 pm Link to this comment

What if Putin decides to install the so-called
“missile shields” in Cuba so what would Bush/Cheney do ?

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By Dale Headley, June 15, 2007 at 3:35 pm Link to this comment
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Poor Gates!  He had to save George Bush from his bumbling response to Putin.  That’s what happens whenever Bush strays more than two feet away from a script.  Bush had momentarily forgotten the reason for the “missile shield” in the first place: to intimidate Europe into accepting America as the ruler of the world.

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By kevin99999, June 15, 2007 at 2:02 pm Link to this comment
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What if the Russians decide to attack those installations. I know the U.S. will not tolerate similar Russian installations within its own sphere of influence.

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