Saturday, October 17, 2009
Pressing the reset button with Russia continues to look better every day! Cooperation on Iran and a joint missile defense system?
Clinton: We want to eliminate Russian concerns
America wants to protect Israel from Iran' Russian Professor: Russia can really help US!
US, Russia: No New Sanctions on Iran Yet Russia was against sanctions against Iran before they were for them!
US says Medvedev backs sanctions if Iran fails to comply Cooperation on Iran is still a matter of intense negotiation and give and take from Russia and the US but I see it happening. More so than I do with China who at the same time we are strengthening ties with Russia China is also strengthening ties with Russia. I do see a convoluted relationship but when all is said and done something beneficial to all three countries will be worked out as I believe they see the necessity if any of us are too move into the future successfully!
It has only been a short time since Obama pressed the reset button with Russia and decided to drop Bush's worthless war mongering MDS in favor for the proven mobile Aegis missile defense system. I know talk is cheap and nothing concrete has come from pressing the reset button. However it sure is a pleasure to at least be able to talk civilly! Bush was using the missile defense shield to instigate Russia to war! Putting it in Czechoslovakia was by no means the best position for the system.
Britain more than once expressed an interest in having it on their soil. They were flatly refused. I have always agreed with Russia that putting the system on the door step was a direct affront to them and was targeted at them. Putin had expressed his concerns vehemently. Russia even suggested working on the system jointly and of course was flatly refused.
This is fantastic! I had high hopes for this even before Obama met with his Russian counterpart and hinted depending on Russia's stance he might be amenable to altering Bush's plan for a sedentary missile shield in Czechoslovakia and Poland. It was not even known if That MDS worked as we were told it did. It had never been tested in a realistic multiple fire missile situation which in fact is what would be encountered.
Obama did consult our allies including Czechoslovakia and Poland and let them know we would still be there for them. Despite the negative rhetoric we are hearing from the likes of Partisan war monger John McCain Europe is not now in danger and Czechoslovakia and Poland betrayed but once again quite the opposite is true. If you remember. if the MDS was to be deployed there Russia had threatened to once again turn its nuclear missiles in their direction.
That will not be the case now and Russia has even volunteered to stop work on their own missile defense shield. This is a very positive development despite the fear mongering we are once again being fed. This is a win win for Russia NATO and the US. I am psyched at the possibilities. Russia has already said they will entertain sanctions on Iran and their nuclear program. We could be important allies to a prosperous future in ,any instances not just Iran, Afghanistan, and the so called war on terror.
The idea is to swap the system for a better mobile proven system that we already use. This is a far superior idea and a money saver! The Aegis system is well tested! Nothing can be farther from the truth! We use to totally mobile proven aegis right now. It is already for medium and short rang missiles and can be relocated at a moments notice anywhere around the world. Long range ICBM capabilities are well under way.
Robert Gates was Bush's defense secretary too!He too says it is a great idea and you have to believe he kowtowed to Bush the wrongheaded sole decider. Russia and NATO have even been invited to share in it and Moscow shelved their own plans. All bias aside this is a great development! Some said this would never happen but this proposition looks even more promising. I love it!
Clinton Calls for Joint Missile-Defense System on Russia Trip