Thursday, August 14, 2008

Poland and the US missle shield

The US and Poland have been negotiating for some time regarding the installation of a missile defense shield in Poland. Russia has objected strongly to it, insisting it would change the balance of power in Central Europe.

No progress was made until suddenly Poland agreed this week to sign on if the US would help strengthen Polish air defenses.

Do you think this has anything to do with Russia's decision to invade Georgia within the past week or is this just a coincidence?

The US insists the missile shield has nothing to do with Russia but is a defense against long-range missile attacks by "rogue states." (Supposedly Iran, I hear)


  1. How much do you trust Russia to "behave"? Maybe it's because I grew up during the Cold War, but I always have a tiny bit of mistrust for them.

  2. Cheryl,

    I don't. Actually, it depends upon who is running the country. Since it's Putin in charge, I would keep my powder dry and my finger on the trigger.