Wonder if this will speed up the process of getting Poland on the U.S Visa Waiver list ;-) probably not..
seriously, what the **** is that all about? How is Czech higher up the pole than we are?
To me the bottom line was that we were screwed either way.
Don't put the shield up: Show weakness to Russia, continue to be bossed around by our neighbor and in case of an emergency we won't get the backing up the Euro Nation...we've seen it happen over and over in our history
Put the sheid up: It's expensive and angers Russia but screw them. They've been back dooring us for too long and obviously don't respect us. It's time for a new age of Polish history, one where we have an Ace under our sleeve if anything were to happen.
Do I believe U.S.A knew Georgia's attack of South Ossetia would fuel Russia and push us into signing the deal - YES
Did Russia's over reaction push us into signing the deal - YES
Russia has only itself to blame in my opinion. They are aware of the history of this region and they're back door treatment of Poland on issues like oil is ********. They do not treat us like allies so why should we side with them over America? We needed someone else in our corner and now we have one. We will never allow ourselves to be attacked on both fronts while the rest of Europe watches again.