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Obama's missile shield approach aimed at squeezing Iran, reassuring Israel

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"reassuring Israel" ...why?

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888naff, thank you.

Israel cries and republicans jump.

Israel cries and the world is supposed to stop what it's doing for them.

I'm more supportive of this plan, but I'm tired of being the worlds police force. Let others spend their own money for their own protection. Damn we pay our fair share for us and too much for them, any of thems. < :-)

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The Russians announced that they would not back the U.S. over Iran. Obama is such an idiot, he gave in to the Russians and got nothing in return.

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ADD: Troops from the Czech Republic and Poland were part the allied forces in Iraq dating back the the Gulf War. Since you never served in the U.S. military, maybe you should look up the meaning of the word, ally.

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Looks like Obama jumped. Good little doggie.

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The Russians announced that they would not back the U.S. over Iran"? Really?

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In Moscow, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called the Obama move a “right and brave decision.”

So President Obama stabs our real friends the Poles and the Czechs in the back and Putin calls him "brave". Obama is in way over his head. For Putin, it's like taking candy from a baby.

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What do you mean, nothing in return? Russia almost immediately announced they would cancel their plans to deploy short-range missiles in Kaliningrad.

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Is it too early to say General Electric is the Halliburton of the Obama administration?

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Obama-helps-strengthen-General-Electric-Putin-ties-59644627.html
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Is it too early to say General Electric is the Halliburton of the Obama administration?" You beat me to it. Haliburton refused to contract with us. GE has been open so far. So, I have to side with Obama on this one now, even if I don't agree with it and it does go against what he said last September and against Gates.

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RomeoRamenII, Nobody should have attacked Iraq in 2003. WMD were found where?

They were silly to follow george bush's lies into Iraq. You won't get some gasp from me. We shouldn't have attacked and neither should they have.

Now protect yourselves.

Again, Israel cries and the republicans jump. < :-)

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and the republicans jump

I know how much you enjoy criticizing Israel. However, try as I might, I can't seem to find 'republicans' jumping or otherwises anywhere in this article about President Obama's approach on the missle shield. Perhaps you need to read the article again and realize this is President Obama's approach. It is his plan. Now, do you dislike the plan or not?

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Again, Israel cries and the republicans jump." And when their enemies cry, you jump in their defence.

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The Russians announced that they would not back the U.S. over Iran. Obama is such an idiot, he gave in to the Russians and got nothing in return.

Firstly, not a word about Iran is said yet. Besides nobody should expect that Russia would ever become an unconditional ally.

Secondly, Russia will not deploy its close-range missile systems in Kaliningrad. Not enough? Don't be too greedy. :) It a long way ahead on mutual trust.

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Russia, United States, Israel, Afghanistan, Iran, and Iraq are all the same. (Sighing)

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They were silly to follow George Bush's lies into Iraq. blah, blah, blah

ADD, you're too young to remember that they also were part of the Gulf War effort, too. But hey, keep looking at all those anti-establishment posters taped to the wall as you safely peck away on your mommy's computer in the cool comfort of your parent's basement .

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The Polish and Czech peoples don't even want these stations on their backyards (N.I.M.B.Y.). Their governments only agreed to it in return for more NATO funding. So it's doubtful the Polish and Czech peoples even feel being stabbed in the back (that may be just wishful thinking on the Americans' part) - if anything, they'd just feel relieved. The US government can't force foreign populations, even if they're allies.

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Putin met with Obama, realized America now has a reader and not leader in the White House and is taking full advantage of our weakened situation.

Obama will dethrone Jimmy Carter as being the worst U.S. President of the 20th and 21st centuries

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Do Americans want Obama to force it on foreign ally populations who don't want it on their lands?

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So Obama is no different from Bush, and the West (Including Israel) is still interested in "squeezing" Iran, even though Iran has never been an aggressor country throughout its Islamic history.

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Shame on the West.

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proxy: What do you mean, nothing in return? Russia almost immediately announced they would cancel their plans to deploy short-range missiles in Kaliningrad.

I don't think the US was really worried about Russians firing missiles into Europe. The Russians were worried that the shield left them without the ability to threaten to use force, even tho I can't really imagine any scenario where Russia would use force on Europe. But they still wanted the option of making the threat, and the shield took that away from them. The location of short range missles is mostly meaningless.

kinniku: I know how much you enjoy criticizing Israel. However, try as I might, I can't seem to find 'republicans' jumping or otherwises anywhere in this article about President Obama's approach on the missle shield. Perhaps you need to read the article again and realize this is President Obama's approach. It is his plan. Now, do you dislike the plan or not?

Give daydream a break. He only has 3 points to make at any given time: 1) Iraq/wmds/lies, 2) hatred for Israel, and 3) hatred for Republicans. If you take that away from him he won't be able to participate in any duscussions anymore.

lostrune2: The Polish and Czech peoples don't even want these stations on their backyards (N.I.M.B.Y.).

I think that was the original opinion, but after watching Russia go into Georgia the opinion polls quickly changed to support the shield. I haven't seen any recent data, tho, maybe they changed their minds again.

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Obama is brilliant! Let's wait until a real long range nuclear missle threat exists before deploying a deterent against it.

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The world is much better off with the Russians able to destroy European cities with nuclear weapons, lol.

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even tho I can't really imagine any scenario where Russia would use force on Europe. But they still wanted the option of making the threat, and the shield took that away from them. The location of short range missles is mostly meaningless

Funny. There's national sports in Russia - making threats out of blue. Why? Don't ask "it's a well-known fact". The facts of the same level as ubiquitous drunk bears strumming on the balalaykas.

The world is much better off with the Russians able to destroy European cities with nuclear weapons, lol.

It's a U.S. trick - destroy cities with nukes.

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The question still remains:

Do Americans want Obama to force it down the throats on foreign ally populations who don't want it on their lands?

Because that's what it's gonna have to be under the ex-plan (not to say that there won't be other plans). If so, just say it explicitly the end justifies the means.

But is it really more for the protection of Europe or the protection of the USA? (Who knew Americans cared so much about Europe. I thought it was just last week that European socialism was the new communism. And Freedom Fries.) Obviously it's for both protections, but which one is more really? Ask Americans and Europeans; you'd most likely get different answers.

And it's the Poles and Czechs being asked to host the burden, but they don't want it. Europe is willing to take the risks; why not let them be destroyed if it's their fault? The US obviously do not want to take the same risks, but what can they do? Can they force foreign allies for the protection of the USA?

Sarge, you mention Russian missiles. Isn't it supposed to be Iranian missiles? Are you suggesting the US is lying to the Polish and Czech people while at the same time asking them? That would not be very ally-like. (If you lie to your allies, how can they differentiate you from their enemies?)

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Give daydream a break. He only has 3 points to make at any given time: 1) Iraq/wmds/lies, 2) hatred for Israel, and 3) hatred for Republicans. If you take that away from him he won't be able to participate in any duscussions anymore.

Come on, now, SuperLib. alan has assured us that it's all hype and that the peaceful people of Iran are totally misunderstood...

Right ADD, .... ADD?

Well anyway, ADD knows, just ask him.

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More of Obama's foreign policy of chronic capitulation, appeasement and apology.

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The plan has upset some loyal allies with its appeal to Russia

This should not be a surprise coming from someone who was mentored and bankrolled his entire life by communists and comminust sympathizers.

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Russia plays Obama like a cheap ukelele.

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