President Obama Scraps Eastern European Missile Defense System
President Obama has decided to scrap the missile defense systems in eastern Europe [Article – 1. Barack Obama surrenders to Russia on Missile Defence | 2. Analysis: Shelving missile shield may coax Moscow to help curb Iranian nuclear ambitions]. The groundwork for the defense system was laid down by President George W. Bush in response to long-range nuclear missile threat, particularly in reference to possible future missile launches from Iran. The Obama decision pleases Russia and has invoked mixed feelings from people in Poland and the Czech Republic. It has been assessed that eastern Europe is not under any serious threat from a long-range missile attack [Article – 1. East Europe: Rancor, relief on missile shield plan | 2. U.S. scraps missile defense shield plans | 3. President Obama Retreats on Third-Site Missile Defenses].
Efforts will be concentrated on defending against short to medium-range missiles instead. It has been proposed that a more mobile, multi-homing defense system be implemented, rather than using ground-based missile defenses that do not have multi-homing capabilities.
Remember the words of Barack Obama, before he was elected as President:
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Edmund Burke said, “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.” If we don’t learn from the lessons of the past (hello Nazi Germany and Japan before World War 2), we won’t be prepared to face what’s going on now or what will happen in the very near future.
It is apparent that there are folks in eastern Europe who are either ignorantly unaware or are aware, but think that “lightning doesn’t strike in the same place twice”, as far as evil dictators hell-bent on world domination or destruction (whichever comes first) are concerned.
The kind of dangerous thinking that is permeating not only the U.S. government, but governments of other nations, is what enabled people like Adolf Hitler, Hirohito, Josef Stalin, Mao Tse Tung, Fidel Castro, Ho Chi Minh and others to further their tyrannical agendas, much to the suffering and death of several million people.