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AHeneen
03-02-2009, 04:32 PM
Report: Obama Offers to Scrap Missile Shield If Russia Cooperates on Iran
President Obama wrote to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to tell him Russia's aid in resolving the threat from Iran would make plans for a missile defense shield in Europe unnecessary, according to Russian news agencies.

FOXNews.com
Monday, March 02, 2009
Link (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/03/02/report-obama-offers-scrap-missile-shield-russia-cooperates-iran/)

President Obama offered to consider scrapping plans for a missile defense shield in Europe if Russia helps rein in Iran's nuclear program, the Russian newspaper Kommersant reported.

The article said Obama wrote to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to tell him Russia's aid in resolving the threat from Iran would make the missile shield plans unnecessary, according to an account from Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

A senior administration official told FOX News that Obama sent a letter to Medvedev but "we won't comment on the specifics."

Obama inherited plans to build the system in Poland and the Czech Republic from the Bush administration, but the new administration has equivocated over the project. Though the plans were put in place to deter nations like Iran and North Korea from launching attacks and developing nuclear weapons, Russia has interpreted the planned installation as a threat.

The senior administration official said the U.S. will continue to "consult with the Czech Republic and Poland on the program," but will also continue to review the plan.

"We'll be evaluating the future of the program based on a number of factors ... whether it will work, whether it will be cost-effective, whether it will reduce the threat and whether that threat can be reduced though diplomacy with Russia and our NATO allies," the official said.

Reuters reported last month that the Obama administration would at least review the plans for a missile defense shield in Europe, provided Russia helps curb Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Clinton is expected to meet with Russia's foreign minister in Geneva later this week.

State Department spokesman Gordon Duguid said last month that the U.S. wants to "engage" Russia on the issue of the missile defense and review their proposals to "counter missiles from rogue states."

AlmostThere
03-02-2009, 08:01 PM
Our allies in Europe, what little there are, must be feeling really confident tonight that the U.S. has their back. :rolleyes::rolleyes:

Well, maybe a knife in their back.

megimoo
03-02-2009, 10:12 PM
Report: Obama Offers to Scrap Missile Shield If Russia Cooperates on Iran
President Obama wrote to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to tell him Russia's aid in resolving the threat from Iran would make plans for a missile defense shield in Europe unnecessary, according to Russian news agencies.

FOXNews.com
Monday, March 02, 2009
Link (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/03/02/report-obama-offers-scrap-missile-shield-russia-cooperates-iran/)

President Obama offered to consider scrapping plans for a missile defense shield in Europe if Russia helps rein in Iran's nuclear program, the Russian newspaper Kommersant reported.

The article said Obama wrote to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to tell him Russia's aid in resolving the threat from Iran would make the missile shield plans unnecessary, according to an account from Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

A senior administration official told FOX News that Obama sent a letter to Medvedev but "we won't comment on the specifics."

Obama inherited plans to build the system in Poland and the Czech Republic from the Bush administration, but the new administration has equivocated over the project. Though the plans were put in place to deter nations like Iran and North Korea from launching attacks and developing nuclear weapons, Russia has interpreted the planned installation as a threat.

The senior administration official said the U.S. will continue to "consult with the Czech Republic and Poland on the program," but will also continue to review the plan.

"We'll be evaluating the future of the program based on a number of factors ... whether it will work, whether it will be cost-effective, whether it will reduce the threat and whether that threat can be reduced though diplomacy with Russia and our NATO allies," the official said.

Reuters reported last month that the Obama administration would at least review the plans for a missile defense shield in Europe, provided Russia helps curb Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Clinton is expected to meet with Russia's foreign minister in Geneva later this week.

State Department spokesman Gordon Duguid said last month that the U.S. wants to "engage" Russia on the issue of the missile defense and review their proposals to "counter missiles from rogue states."

They want to scrap the whole thing.The Communists in America as well as the Russians have always been afraid of our technology and are unable to duplicate our shield.Short of stealing it outright they are ,as they see it,at our mercy.Obama would sell his own mama into slavery to get his hands on the defense budget and dole it out to his people to buy their loyalty .

The Liberal/Communists now in power in America don't plan to peacefully give up their power at the next election cycle without a fight and by that time the FBI and CIA will be firmly entrenched into the enemy's camp and working against us.They don't trust the Military and will replace the internal command structure with their own preselected leadership structure . He will continue to 'take apart' everything the Bush government did to secure America against our enemy's including the missile shield and our 'Triad' Missile defence systems leaving us open to foreign intimidation . Next to go the Carrier fleet will diminish in numbers USS Kitty Hawk will definitely go .She is the last of the conventional (non Nuclear) carriers in service.

PoliCon
03-02-2009, 10:34 PM
If we do put up a missle shield - we need to make sure there is a hole in it directly above france.

3rd-try
03-06-2009, 07:49 AM
So this is how a "transparent" administration operates...Passing around "secret notes" to potential aggressors that jeopardize allies and all done without approval or debate.

Hopefully one who voted for Obama strolls by so I can ask: What has he actually been truthful about so far? ...and
Are you still in denial or have you realized what a fucking fool you were?

(Referencing anti-Bush talking points won't answer either question, which I know leaves you totally speechless)

lacarnut
03-06-2009, 09:56 AM
So this is how a "transparent" administration operates...Passing around "secret notes" to potential aggressors that jeopardize allies and all done without approval or debate.

Hopefully one who voted for Obama strolls by so I can ask: What has he actually been truthful about so far? ...and
Are you still in denial or have you realized what a fucking fool you were?

(Referencing anti-Bush talking points won't answer either question, which I know leaves you totally speechless)

What do you expect when the loony fuckers on the left think that Ronald R. was not responsible for ending the Cold War. Every Democratic Prez since Carter has screwed over military budgets by cutting forces, new weapon systems and troops. Obama is just following the left wing liberal playbook

Coffee Patriot
03-06-2009, 05:49 PM
Did anyone catch Sen. Charles Schumer on Fox News calling Obama "Reganesque" for offering this deal to the former "Evil Empire"? I don't recall Reagan offering to cancel Star Wars to Gorbachev. If anything, this could be considered "Gorbi-esque" as Gorbachev pleaded with Reagan to kill Star Wars in exchange for more arms talks. Get a clue Chuck!

PoliCon
03-06-2009, 07:33 PM
Did anyone catch Sen. Charles Schumer on Fox News calling Obama "Reganesque" for offering this deal to the former "Evil Empire"? I don't recall Reagan offering to cancel Star Wars to Gorbachev. If anything, this could be considered "Gorbi-esque" as Gorbachev pleaded with Reagan to kill Star Wars in exchange for more arms talks. Get a clue Chuck!

Chuck is delirious from sucking his own butt fumes.

3rd-try
03-06-2009, 09:27 PM
What do you expect when the loony fuckers on the left think that Ronald R. was not responsible for ending the Cold War. Every Democratic Prez since Carter has screwed over military budgets by cutting forces, new weapon systems and troops. Obama is just following the left wing liberal playbook


Pretty much exactly what I expected. He got to it a little quicker than I thought is all. Just spelling it out the obvious for the benefit of any lurking DU'ers. All of the above plus "no taxes if under $250K while gearing up for a big energy tax. I hear a few people under that figure actually have electricity and some have cars. Still others buy goods that absorb energy costs in their pricing. I just wonder if any of them have yet to realize that Obama didn't rise to the top of Chicago politics by being "Mr. Clean". It's probably a little to early yet. But, he just may screw it up to the point even they can't avoid it. Wouldn't that be a hoot...