Our Statesmanlike Poking of Sticks into the Russian Hornets Nest

According to Kim Zigfeld, “Obama has been hopelessly weak on the missile defense shield for Eastern Europe, and he has now mumbled his way through a summit meeting.”

I beg to differ. A “missile defense shield” in Eastern Europe will be completely useless as a missile defense shield because the enemies it is supposed to guard against, or at least the enemies it is supposed to guard against according to the public statements of the last two Administrations, will find many other ways to deliver nuclear weapons if they really want to. In other words, the only real “use” of this “missile defense shield” will be to provoke Russia. It seems to me that’s not really a wise thing to do. At least it didn’t work out very well for Austria-Hungary in WWI or Germany in WWII.

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