Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Cold War Part Deux: This Time It's Stupid

The Czech Republic said on Tuesday it would not be intimidated by Russia over plans to site parts of a U.S. missile defense system on its territory and said attempts at "blackmail" by Moscow would backfire.

Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg said threats by Russian officials over the plans, which would involve placing a radar system on Czech land and a missile battery in Poland, would only make Czechs more determined to defend themselves.

Russia's strategic forces commander, General Nikolai Solovtsov, said on Monday that Russia would be capable of firing missiles at the Czech Republic and Poland if the ex-communist states agreed to host the U.S. defense system.

Oh, what to say. This missile defense system is a hare brained wet dream of the idiots left from the Reagan Administration, that doesn't even work properly unless the tests are rigged.

So, not only do we have a stupid program that is not close to working, but we are provoking the Russians by placing parts in former East Block countries. One of the many reasons for Soviet expansion into these states was a blowback from fears of another power like Germany marching east to Russia, and they kind of wanted a buffer zone, in addition to local hegemony, and the typical lust for power.

How in the hell are the Russians to respond to this? It is extremely provocative on our (Crazy McBush's) part, and Russia will feel forced to respond by doing something aggressive to prove that they aren't wallflowers.

It is shocking that Bush's long deep glance into Vladimir's soul didn't help him understand that acting like a cowboy jackass might actually offend the Russian government into doing something other than taking bribes from the mob and killing journalists who notice Putin had a bad hair day.