REFUGE BY SAFECASTLE: Back to the Future - Russia Rattles Old Sabers Over U.S.-Czech Missile Defense Deal

There are two ways to sleep well at night ... be ignorant or be prepared.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Back to the Future - Russia Rattles Old Sabers Over U.S.-Czech Missile Defense Deal

This is turning back the clock for me ... back to the day when it was good to be red, white & blue and it was NOT good at all to be communist.

The Russians and their satellites were the enemy. We knew it. They knew it. Everyone else held their breath.

Now our wobbly planet is layer upon layer of misdirection. "They" know what they're up to, we don't seem to have a clue what WE'RE up to.

This saber-rattling (see below) may be scary to some, but in my view, we need to be able to delineate who the enemies are and where they are. If they want to roll up their sleeves and get dirty, we are well-equipped to join them in the box. Re-draw the borders, contain the hostiles in their own lands. Fight over the contested areas and support those who want to be free.

It really should be that simple. We let it become something totally different and we're paying hell for it across the board now.

Might need to take a few steps back to get ahead of the game.

July 8, 2008
Russia threatens military response to US missile defence deal
David Charter, Europe Correspondent

Russia tonight threatened to retaliate by military means after a deal with the Czech Republic brought the US missile defence system in Europe a step closer.

The threat followed quickly on from the announcement that Condoleezza Rice signed a formal agreement with the Czech Republic to host the radar for the controversial project.

Moscow argues that the missile shield would severely undermine the balance of European security and regards the proposed missile shield based in two former Communist countries as a hostile move.

“We will be forced to react not with diplomatic, but with military-technical methods,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Get Ready ... Seriously -

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