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Nuclear Chicken in Poland

Posted by smeddum on August 24, 2008

Nuclear Chicken in Poland
Putin Can’t Afford to Back Down

By Mike Whitney

“Don’t blame the mirror if your face is crooked.” Vladimir Putin quoting Russian proverb

24/08/08 “ICH” — – If the Bush administration proceeds with its plan to deploy its Missile Defense System in Poland, Russian Prime Minister Putin will be forced to remove it militarily. He has no other option. The proposed system integrates the the entire US nuclear arsenal into one operational-unit a mere 115 miles from the Russian border. It’s no different than Khrushchev’s plan to deploy nuclear missiles in Cuba in the 1960s. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kaczynski and Sarkozy: war and peace

Posted by seumasach on August 19, 2008

“As Polish prime minister from in 2003-2004, Leszek Miller coordinated Poland’s entry into the EU. The day after Poland was admitted to the European family of nations, he resigned under pressure from his opponents.”

(Leszek Miller for RIA Novosti) – Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili decided to become a hero on the Olympics opening day. To guarantee success, he drafted 100,000 reservists to fight a 70,000-strong republic.

Instead of looking for ways of peaceful settlement with the unruly Abkhazia and South Ossetia, he provoked a bloody conflict which took hundreds of lives. Saakashvili wanted to consolidate his positions in his own country. Having started the war, he did not expect to be its main victim. Meanwhile, he could see it all in advance. A mere 25% of South Ossetia’s population is Georgian and the rest are Ossetians with Russian passports. Moreover, Ossetians remember how Georgians seized their territory by force after the Soviet Union’s disintegration.

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