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    Poland calls for more US troops

    Russia's foreign minister said Thursday he was surprised by Poland's call for more U.S. troops on Polish soil in response to Moscow's assertiveness, a news agency reported.

    RIA Novosti quoted minister Sergei Lavrov as saying that the request by his Polish counterpart, Radek Sikorski, contradicted Moscow's and Warsaw's understanding of security issues in Europe. "If he did say that, it makes me deeply astonished," Lavrov said.

    Sikorski said Wednesday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington that "we need some strategic reassurance," and that the U.S. could provide it by sending more than the six American troops it now has based in Poland. The minister said that need became clear when Russia and Belarus conducted a military exercise with hundreds of tanks near Poland's border last month.

    Sikorski said that when Poland joined NATO 10 years ago, Russia was assured that no substantial NATO forces would be sent to the region. But, the minister said, the security situation has since changed.

    Poland also raised concerns about its security when the Obama administration decided in September to scrap a plan to deploy long-range missile interceptors in Poland and a radar system in the Czech Republic.

    Meanwhile President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday praised a bill that permits the use of military force beyond Russia's borders but said that troops would only be deployed in extreme cases. "Today we don't have any problems on this issue from a legal point of view," Medvedev told parliament members. Earlier this year Medvedev submitted to parliament a bill aimed at giving the president a freer hand in deciding when to use troops outside the national borders.

    Both chambers of the Russian parliament voted in favor of the bill last month. "As our recent experience shows, a legal mechanism should be in place," he said in apparent reference to Russia's five-day war with Georgia last year.

    Russia criticizes Poland's call for US troops - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review
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    Re: Poland calls for more US troops

    I seriously doubt Poland will get any additional anything from our current President in the U.S. Secondly, they will definately get zero under NATO. Poland is being frozen out and until Obama leaves, that I think will continue.

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    Re: Poland calls for more US troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I seriously doubt Poland will get any additional anything from our current President in the U.S. Secondly, they will definately get zero under NATO. Poland is being frozen out and until Obama leaves, that I think will continue.
    Obama has nothing to do with anything. Simply, Poland as well as Baltic states outlived their usefulness in the current set of circumstances. Their elites can jump up and down as much as they want, and they will be thrown an occasional bone, but they will not be anywhere near the US list of priorities for a foreseeable future.

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    Russia obviously still has a nact for being undemocratic and hostile towards its neighbours. That country deserves every bit of NATO expansion.
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    Re: Poland calls for more US troops

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Russia obviously still has a nact for being undemocratic and hostile towards its neighbours. That country deserves every bit of NATO expansion.
    Long it remain undemocratic!

    As for the rest, never mistaken interests of kept elites for that of the people of the countries. And time of the US expansion into Russia's European backyard without Russia's consent is pretty much over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    Long it remain undemocratic!

    As for the rest, never mistaken interests of kept elites for that of the people of the countries. And time of the US expansion into Russia's European backyard without Russia's consent is pretty much over.
    I believe its no less a threat now then it was in the cold war days.

    Russia needs to be isolated not legitimized. It hands over nucleur know-how's and weaponaries to nations that have a history of being anti-US and opressive. It has basically funded the biggest threats to the Westen World.
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    Re: Poland calls for more US troops

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    I believe its no less a threat now then it was in the cold war days.

    Russia needs to be isolated not legitimized. It hands over nucleur know-how's and weaponaries to nations that have a history of being anti-US and opressive. It has basically funded the biggest threats to the Westen World.
    The biggest crime that one can think of is being anti-US! How dare they!

    The biggest threat to the "Western world" is the "Western world" itself. Btw, do you know that anti-US moods are growing in the "Western world" also? Maybe it has something to do with the way the US conducts itself around that same world?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    The biggest crime that one can think of is being anti-US! How dare they!

    The biggest threat to the "Western world" is the "Western world" itself. Btw, do you know that anti-US moods are growing in the "Western world" also? Maybe it has something to do with the way the US conducts itself around that same world?
    You might want re-read that. Put your convienient interpretation aside.

    I said anti-US and opressive. That suits Iran perfectly, unless you believe no crimes are being commited by them on an international stage. Anti-US because funding such anti-US regimes suits Russia just fine. I dont care how anti-US a nation is, but if its an opressive regime, then yes, i think it is a crime and how dare they.
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    Re: Poland calls for more US troops

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post

    I said anti-US and opressive.
    That goes without saying, anything anti-US is automatically "opressive"!

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    Re: Poland calls for more US troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    That goes without saying, anything anti-US is automatically "opressive"!


    When i say anti-US AND opressive it usually means it contains both traits. I said anti-US/West (as irrelevant as that is) to emphasize the fact that such regimes suit Russia to have nucleur weapons. Opressive has been placed (the actual part that matters) to refer to its undemocratic, hostile and human rights approach to politics, its need for the destruction of Israel amongst other things. Can such a nation be trusted with such powerful weapons? No. Therefore they are the biggest threat to the West and so are its suppliers (Russia).

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