Skip to comments.RUSSIA 'WILL REMEMBER THE BEHAVIOR OF PRAGUE AND WARSAW'
Posted on 04/01/2007 12:03:09 PM PDT by lizol
RUSSIA 'WILL REMEMBER THE BEHAVIOR OF PRAGUE AND WARSAW'
The daily "Vremya novostei" wrote on March 29 that "Russia will remember the behavior of Prague and Warsaw" in the current debate about stationing part of the proposed U.S. missile-defense system in the Czech Republic and Poland. The paper argued that the system is directed against Russia rather than Iran or North Korea and is being planned without concern for the wishes of all NATO members (see "RFE/RL Newsline," February 12 and March 22, 28, and 29, 2007). Russia has been seeking for weeks to bully Poland and the Czech Republic, but its efforts appear to be somewhat counterproductive. In the European Parliament in Brussels on March 29, Poland's Konrad Szymanski said that "the missile-defense shield is not the danger. The danger is a number of [EU] member states adopting the Russian view," news agencies reported. Holland's Bastiaan Belder warned that the controversy could split the EU as did the debate over Iraq in 2003. Some German commentators argue that Russia seeks to heat up the discussion as a way of splitting the EU and NATO and eventually winning over some older member states like Germany and Italy to its side. In Budapest on March 29, the opposition Fidesz party declared that Russia is trying to divide its former satellites, MTI reported. Zsolt Nemeth, who heads the party's foreign-policy department, accused Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany of betraying "the Hungarian national interest and the common European one, by openly acting as the spokesman of Russian power aspirations." Nemeth was referring to some recent high-profile business deals concluded between Gyurcsany's government and the Russian authorities, including Gazprom (see "RFE/RL Newsline," March 13 and 23, 2007). Russian Ambassador to Hungary Igor Savolsky walked out of the conference after Fidesz leader Viktor Orban said that Hungary should not be so dependent on Russian energy supplies and that Gazprom is a state rather than a commercial company. PM
And the people of the United States remember the Katyn Forest. Threatening Poland sooner or later tend to rebound on the ones making the threats. You walk this line at your peril Putin. You seem to forget the Cold War is over. You lost Vlad.
Fortunately, the US will remember, too.
Poland remembers Sept.17th 1939. Says up yours to Russia.
Just thell them where to go and what to do. Vampirial... er, imperial... dreams die hard. FTB.
I'm sure the Czechs remember the 1968 Russian invasion,
just like the Hungarians remember what happened to them in 1956. Putin is on the wrong side of history. Instead of rehashing the Cold War, he should be more concerned about fighting Islamofascism.
It is good that Poland remembers. My prayers are for all countries to remember and recognize Moscow's bellicose nature.
Funny way to convince your neighbors they have nothing to fear from you, threatening them.
I'd say that Russian threats are a good reason to build the most sophisticated defense systems that money and ingenuity can devise.
Putin is on the wrong side of history. Instead of rehashing the Cold War, he should be more concerned about fighting Islamofascism.
Amen to that!
Along with everyone else in their sphere of influence.
(From "Fiddler on the Roof")
Man: Rabbi, is their a blessing for the Czar?
Rabbi: Of Course:, "May God Bless and Keep the Czar... far away from us!"
Every strident word from Russia is a confirmation to "Prague and Warsaw" of why they MUST install the missiles!
Prague and Warsaw certainly remember the behavior of "Russia".
The Soviet Union continued to deny responsibility for the massacres until 1990, when it acknowledged that the NKVD secret police had in fact committed the massacres of over 22,000 Polish soldiers and intelligentsia and the subsequent cover-up.
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