Can’t stress enough the important symbolic message of this happening on the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union invasion of Poland! Commies are big on symbolism.
They have a liberal, western culture, sharing institutions, religion and the culture of Western Europe, unlike the spiritual descendants of the Golden Horde [who could also fight].
Poland's only flaw has been relying on promises from the West, of aid and meaningful alliance.
it’s so easy...
do they have oil and opium?
if yes, then they are a vital interest
Heaven forbid that our Commie-in-chief side with a freedom loving Christian nation.
Utter nonsense. The Poles fight as well as anyone. And they are our allies. And they put themselves out on a limb accepting these defensive missiles. Now Obama has sawed off that limb and left them dangling.
I would agree that Russia should be allies, too, since we have a common enemy in Islamic terrorism and a common potential enemy in China.
We have tried to do that, but Putin has made it virtually impossible. The price of allying with Russia CANNOT be to betray our friends and allies so that Russia can return to empire building and neighbor bullying.
Finally, the defensive missile system was no threat to Russia, nor even capable of fending off a Russian attack. Yet Putin pretended otherwise for his own purposes, and Obama apparently has now agreed with him.