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Obama Throws Allies Under the Bus: Scraps Missile Defense for Poland and Czech Republic. UPDATE – Poles and Czech’s say they have been betrayed!

Posted by iusbvision on September 17, 2009

UPDATE II – Representative Pete Hoekstra told Newsmax that this “new intelligence” that Hillary spoke of has not been shared with the Intelligence Committee in Congress. Normally a big change in foreign policy such as this is shared with the committee well before hand. Is  anyone surprised?

Eastern European countries have been among America’s strongest allies. They sent troops and equipment to Iraq when many other countries would not. They have erected statues of Ronald Reagan as their new role model for freedom since throwing off the chains of Soviet tyranny.

I am old enough to remember how angry the far left was when we “evil conservatives” in both parties brought the Soviet Empire to its knees. I was there and saw it first hand.

I have also been fortunate enough to get to know some students from Eastern Europe that have come to study at IUSB and Notre Dame.  They are amazing people. I have a special place in my heart for Eastern Europeans. I like their culture. I like their deep appreciation for freedom. I appreciate their good nature and straight forward thinking. Poland and The Czech Republic wanted those defense systems and deserve them. While Western Europe talks the talk about being American Allies, Eastern Europe has walked the walk.

It is no secret that this writer has been very concerned about the actions of the Obama Administration, but this is the first act that has caused me genuine outrage. First Obama threw Georgia under the bus, now this.

Those who have been paying attention to Russian and European politics knows that Putin is evil and must be resisted.

The left said that Bush was alienating our allies, while ignoring the fact that Western European people were tossing out anti-American governments and electing pro-American ones. Where are they now?

Yahoo News:

PRAGUE – President Barack Obama has decided to scrap plans for a U.S. missile defense shield in the Czech Republic and Poland that had deeply angered Russia, the Czech prime minister confirmed Thursday.

NATO’s new chief hailed the move as “a positive step” and a Russian analyst said Obama’s decision will increase the chances that Russia will cooperate more closely with the United States in the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program.

Premier Jan Fischer told reporters that Obama phoned him overnight to say that “his government is pulling out of plans to build a missile defense radar on Czech territory.”

“The same happened with Poland. Poland was informed in the same way about this intention,” Fischer said.

He said Obama assured him that the “strategic cooperation” between the Czech Republic and the U.S. would continue, and that Washington considers the Czechs among its closest allies.

In Poland, officials declined to confirm Fischer’s remarks, saying they were waiting for a formal announcement from Washington.

The plan, proposed by the Bush administration, aimed to defend the United States and its European allies against a possible missile attack from Iran or elsewhere in the Middle East. In all, 10 interceptor rockets were to have been stationed in Poland and a radar system based in the Czech Republic.

And…

“The United States is reckoning that by rejecting the missile-defense system or putting it off to the far future, Russia will be inclined together with the United States to take a harder line on sanctions against Iran,” he said.

Czechs and Poles, along with some other Eastern Europeans, have complained of what many perceive as neglect by the Obama administration.

That, in turn, has prompted a U.S. diplomatic effort to reassure the countries that America — which helped liberate them from decades of communist-era isolation and helped bring them into NATO — still values them as friends and partners.

The decision to scrap the plan will have future consequences for U.S. relations with eastern Europe.

“If the administration approaches us in the future with any request, I would be strongly against it,” said Jan Vidim, a lawmaker with Czech Republic’s conservative Civic Democratic Party, which supported the missile defense plan.

So Obama thinks that if he throws Eastern Europe under the bus that Russia will help us with Iran. Russia has been selling Iran new technology for missiles and air defense systems to help prevent anyone from trying to take out Iran’s nuclear program (LINK). What do you want to bet that Russia changes some of its rhetoric with Iran but does very little in moving its policy towards the Iranian nuclear program.

UPDATE: Poles and Czech’s say they have been betrayed:

polish paper

WARSAW, Poland – Poles and Czechs voiced deep concern Friday atPresident Barack Obama’s decision to scrap a Bush-era missile defense shield planned for their countries.

“Betrayal! The U.S. sold us to Russia and stabbed us in the back,” the Polish tabloid Fakt declared on its front page.

Polish President Lech Kaczynski said he was concerned that Obama’s new strategy leaves Poland in a dangerous “gray zone” betweenWestern Europe and the old Soviet sphere.

Recent events in the region have rattled nerves throughout central and eastern Europe, a region controlled by Moscowduring the Cold War, including the war last summer between Russia and Georgia and ongoing efforts by Russia to regain influence in Ukraine. A Russian cutoff of gas to Ukraine last winter left many Europeans without heat.

The Bush administration‘s plan would have been “a major step in preventing various disturbing trends in our region of the world,” Kaczynski said in a guest editorial in the daily Fakt and also carried on his presidential Web site.

Our analysis:

The spin from the Obama Administration is that the missile defense system for Eastern Europe was never about Russia it was about Iran. The elite media will pick this up and repeat it but any genuine examiner knows full well that the system was to protect against Russia and Poland. This was obvious but rarely stated and is evidenced by the fact that Russia even threatened military action if missile defense technology was placed in Eastern Europe. On the other hand if it is Russia and the Obama Administration’s goal to only limit and protect against Iran’s missiles than why is Russia selling anti-cruise missile defense systems to Iran? Why has Russia not used it’s influence in Iran to put more pressure on the Iranians to abandon their nuclear weapons program.

Now for the final unspoken truth. Eastern Europe will have to create its own defense pact because the Obama Administration simply cannot be trusted to uphold NATO’s promise of mutual defense after this change in policy. Eastern Europe simply cannot depend on NATO for their security and as a result Eastern Europe may conclude that they will have no choice but to go nuclear themselves.

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