The reality is that Russia isn't a threat to Europe anymore. They couldn't even if they wanted to. That's the fact.
And even the US acknowledged that lately...more concerned with China and WOT now than with Moscow.
That is not wishful thinking, that are the facts!
The anti-balistic missile shield project has a chance of success only if it is developed with Russia - said Russian permanent representative to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, in Warsaw. He also said that otherwise Russia will find a response to deployment of the shield elements in Poland; and the best solution would be not to deploy any shield at all.
They REACT! That's the difference! Did you really believe that such military decisions like Polands make for good relationships???
And even then, most of the EU has no problems with Russia....(they don't plan to put up any missiles either).
Just to remind you, it is not Poland that pushes for the system alone - it is NATO.
No, it's definitely not "NATO", Germany is not happy about it and most others are not even interested. It's definitely between Poland and the US. You make your bed then lie in it.
But don't blame others for their better relationships with Russia.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO secretary general said last month that "mutual anti-rocket defense system is not possible with Russia."
Well...Russia is not a member of NATO...it should be really hard to pull something like that off together.
I would like to remind you that any attempts to align Poland along "confrontational lines" have always led to tragedies. During World War II, Poland lost nearly one-third of its population - said Dmitry Rogozin, Russia's representative to NATO.
He is right, isn't he. In WWII you were confrontional to both your neighbours...that cost you dearly!
Do you really want to go down the same part again? That's what Stratfor wants you to do....think about it if Stratfor really has your best interest at heart or rather american interests!
Well, a clown he may be, but he represents Russia.
I never heard of him so I doubt it.
Should you judge a nation by it's worst clowns?
So BB, the cold war is over?
Yes, it is
Yes I know Germany would like to cosy up with Russia, and for at least two good reasons. And Statfor clearly shows it in the article we talk about.
There is a middle way between antagonizing a neighbour and to cosy up, Poland should try it some time.
And Stratfor talks again, how usual, out of their arse. They have so no idea!