CBS News & Sorcha Faal /What Does It Mean.com – 2008-08-20 22:00:08
Russia Warns of Backlash for US, Poland Missile Deal
WASHINGTON (August 20, 2008) — Russia lashed out at a deal signed Wednesday to place a US missile defence base in Poland, warning that Moscow may respond with more than just diplomatic measures.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry said the US missile shield plans are clearly aimed at weakening Russia and that Moscow’s response to any development beyond the current plans will go beyond diplomacy.
The warning came amid severe tension between Russia and the US over the conflict in Georgia.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski signed the agreement in a ceremony in the Polish capital, Warsaw.
The deal is still to be ratified in the Polish parliament, but observers have said the measure should pass easily.
Rice hailed the agreement and praised Poland as a “strong defender of freedom, even in dark times.”
“Freedom can be denied for a while, but it cannot be denied forever,” Rice told reporters at the ceremony. “In troubled times it is most important to have friends.”
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said the agreement came after tough, but friendly negotiations.
“We have achieved our main goals, which means that our country and the United States will be more secure,” he said.
Moscow has angrily insisted the presence of US missiles near its border is a threat to the national security of Russia, which held Poland under its yoke for much of the latter half of the 20th century.
In the wake of the deal being announced last week, one of Russia’s top military officials, Gen. Anatoly Nogovitsyn, warned that Poland is risking attack, and possibly a nuclear one, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported.
The US has said the missile defence system, which includes a proposed tracking base in the Czech Republic, is designed to protect against potential missile strikes from so-called “rogue” states such as Iran and North Korea.
The agreement comes amid high tensions between Washington and Moscow over Russia’s recent military campaign in Georgia.
With files from the Associated Press
Russia Orders Troops To Iran and Syria, Breaks All Ties To NATO
Sorcha Faal, / What Does It Mean.com
MOSCOW (August 21, 2008) — Reports circulating in the Kremlin today are showing the firm resolve of Russia’s Military to begin implementation of President Medvedev’s directive to deliver a ‘crushing response’ to those Western Nations intending to harm Russian citizens after the US and Israeli backed unprovoked invasion and mass slaughter of Russian soldiers and civilians in South Ossetia by their puppet state Georgia.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry has also echoed Medvedev’s directive by warning the West that Russia ‘will go beyond diplomacy’ in answering these latest attacks against them, including the United States positioning of their so called missile shield in Poland, and has further notified Norway that Russia is now cutting all ties to NATO, and has warned the Western Military Alliance that it will not tolerate the rearming of Georgia.
In a move that will, undoubtedly, increase the anger of the United States, President Medvedev is meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad where he is reported to have offered the Syrians advanced Russian surface-to-air missiles in exchange for the expansion of Russian troops at Russia’s Syrian bases located at Tartus and Latakia.
These reports also state that President Medvedev has ordered an immediate increase of Russian troops and air defences at Iran’s Parchin military base, and which is Iran’s most secretive weapons development center.
The moves being made by Russian Forces against the United States are, ominously, coinciding with one of their most important military doctrines envisioning a World spiraling towards Total War wherein Western Forces must be confronted wherever they may be located, even to their very Homelands.
The United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice issued a warning to Russia that it is playing a ‘dangerous game’ with its bomber patrols off Alaska, but Russian Deputy Chief of General Staff Col.-Gen. Anatoly Nagovitsyn was quick to counter that US backed ally Israel had supplied Georgia with its vast arsenal used to kill Russian soldiers and civilians.
Not being understood by the American people about these events, but well known to all Russians, is that their War Leaders have embarked upon a course leading to Total World War as their only option for survival prior to their economic collapse, and which many economists state is likely to occur before the end of this year.
One such economist, Kenneth Rogoff, the former chief economist for the International Monetary Fund, and who states about the American economy that the ‘worst is yet to come’, has issued a dire warning that one of the United States largest banks is ready to fail ‘within months’.
In a complex World demanding that all human beings know the full importance of the events directing their lives, it remains the sad fact that those people living in one of the greatest Nations ever conceived, the United States, remain the most ill informed and ignorant about every critical event now occurring, and the facts behind those events, of all the Earth’s peoples.
To the depths these once great people have sunk we need only read as reported by Britain’s Independent News Service in their article titled “You can’t be serious: How a comedian became the most influential voice in American politics”:
“When Jon Stewart inaugurated his fake news anchor on The Daily Show eight years ago, his goal was to send up the hyperbolic and manufactured controversy of US Cable News and, if possible, be even more outrageous. Now, in a wonderful through-the-looking-glass moment, he has supplanted the subjects of his mockery in the country’s current affairs consciousness, and finds himself crowned the bemused voice of reason in an insane world.
The underground comic has become such a cultural touchstone that The New York Times asked this week whether he has become “the most trusted man in America”.
With their Nation in an unending war soon to escalate into Total World War, their economy in total collapse, millions of them losing their jobs, their homes and their savings, with an upcoming winter in which millions more of them will not be able to afford heating their homes, with tens of millions of them not being able to afford even the most basic of medical care, one can rightly believe that almost all of them have gone completely insane.
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