Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Deputy Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said Russia had shown a determination to block the project, most recently by suspending its participation in a key European arms control treaty.
In a phone interview with The Associated Press, Waszczykowski said the Polish President Lech Kaczynski and US President George W. Bush discussed their concerns over Russia's move during their meeting in Washington last week and resolved not to be swayed by it.
"During the meeting of Kaczynski and President Bush, we discussed what else the Russians can do to spoil the whole concept, and the straightforward answer was, well, that we will continue,'' Waszczykowski said.
"Despite Russia trying to spoil this concept, to destroy the whole idea, there is a determination and commitment on the American side to continue the project as they proposed in January of this year,'' said Waszczykowski, who accompanied Kaczynski to Washington.
Waszczykowski said that Bush and Kaczynski discussed how seriously to take Russia's decision to suspend its participation in the Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe.
"That was part of the discussion -- how are we supposed to react? Is it only rhetoric, used just like 10 years ago during the discussion on NATO enlargement?'' said Waszczykowski, a former charge d'affaires to NATO who led Poland's negotiations on joining the alliance.
"Or is it something serious that we need to take into consideration -- do we have to take care and be afraid? So far it's too early to answer this.''
The US formally asked Poland in January to let it place 10 interceptors in Poland as part of a system aimed at a baseless claim of protecting the US and Europe from future missile attacks from neighboring countries. The system would also include a radar base in the Czech Republic.
Russia says the US anti-missile system would upset the balance of strategic forces in Europe. Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested in June that the US modify the proposal and use current or proposed radar sites in Azerbaijan and southern Russia.
That plan, Waszczykowski said, is "worth taking into consideration. But it cannot replace the whole system -- it can add additional value, but it cannot replace the original proposal.''
Poland has not yet given its final decision.
Monday, July 23, 2007
From the GOE website:
"A “very preliminary” report by law enforcement in Maryland has come across the wire saying that an anarchist group is looking to deface the Wall on September 15th during ANSWER’s rally in Washington, D.C.
This will not be allowed to happen, period. We are acting on this intel and we’re certain that Eagles will be there in force to assure the safety and sanctity of our hallowed grounds.
Be aware–September 15th will be quite a showdown. Please consider either being there yourself or helping someone else get there by donating to GOE.
Thank you for your continued support. EAGLES UP!"
On September 15th, there will be a Gathering of Eagles Rally to tell the Democrats and RINO's in Congress to stay the course and back the surge. We will also be there to defend the monuments on the Mall from the scourge of the Leftists (As they will be there too).
As you all know, the Antiwar movement is led by communists. ANSWER, for example, is led by the Party for Socialism and Liberation. The Party for Socialism and Liberation supports Kim Jung Il and Stalinism. United for Peace and Justice is ran by the Communist Party USA and the Social Democrats. Finally, World Can't Wait is ran by the Revolutionary Communist Party, which adheres to Maoism and Stalinism. These groups also have radical Islamist groups within them, as well as green groups and even Nazis.
Foreign countries are also threatening us. China and Russia/CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States, successor to the USSR) have been expanding their militaries and increasing their anti-American rhetoric. Iran and North Korea are also threats. Finally, the threat has spread to our hemisphere, with the emergence of Hugo Chavez, and the reemergence of Daniel Ortega and Raul Castro.
The goals of this blog are to expose the left for what they are and to counter them. I hope you get ready for the journey, as it will be a wild ride.
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