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Yes NATO is useless. As evidenced today the US and Poland just signed an agreement on the missile defense shield.<br><br>WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland and the United States reached an agreement Thursday that will see a battery of American missiles established inside Poland, the prime minister said, announcing a plan that has infuriated Russia and raised the specter of an escalation of tension with the region's communist-era master.<br><br>The deal, which Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said was to be signed later Thursday in Warsaw by Poland and the United States, includes what he called a "mutual commitment" between the two nations—beyond that of NATO—to come to each other's assistance in case of danger.<br><br>That was an obvious reference to the force and ferocity with which Russia rolled into Georgia in recent days, taking the key city of Gori and apparently burning and destroying Georgian military outposts and airfields.<br><br>Tusk said that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization would be too slow in coming to Poland's defense if Poland were threatened and that the bloc would take "days, weeks to start that machinery."<br><br>"Poland and the Poles do not want to be in alliances in which assistance comes at some point later—it is no good when assistance comes to dead people. Poland wants to be in alliances where assistance comes in the very first hours of—knock on wood—any possible conflict," Tusk said.<br><br>"This is a step toward real security for Poland in the future," he added.<br><br>A U.S. official in Washington said "it looks as if we're near agreement, and we hope to make a joint announcement today." The official spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of a formal announcement.<br><br>Tusk, speaking in a televised interview from the capital, said the United States agreed to Polish proposals that it help augment its defenses in exchange for placing 10 missile defense interceptors.<br><br>Tusk said that the U.S. met the key Polish demands "concerning the permanent presence of Patriots, missiles that will be able to effectively protect our territory."<br><br>"The Americans have accepted these postulates," he said on TVN24, an all-news channel.<br><br>The deal was reached after more than 18 months of back-and-forth, often terse, negotiations. <br><br>
<br><br>Where's the surprise?<br>To have an eternal war<br>we need an evil enemy<br><br>(...so we create one...)<br><br><br><br>[color:green]"...or am I a butterfly that's dreaming she's a woman?"</font color=green> <br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Tusk said that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization would be too slow in coming to Poland's defense if Poland were threatened...<p><hr></blockquote><p>Talk about paranoid - threatened by whom? The only threat the Poland are the Poles themselves because we're not going to allow any repetition of their dalliance with torture which broke their terms of entry to the EU. In fact if I come by evidence that their complicity in such a programme has not been completely abandoned I'll personally be demanding that they be thrown out of the union once and for all. <br><br>km<br><br>
Oh I don't think Poland would commit the same crimes against the Russians that Georgia did and if it were to that shield pile of doodoo won't make the slightest bit of difference. The Dubya administration claimed that the threat was from Iran but how or why Poland would attack Iran I can't imagine. <br><br>km<br><br>
Oh LOVELY!!!!!!!!<br>#1<br>ANOTHER Puppet Government that we set-up<br>so we can arm them, and then go to war with,<br>when it suits our purpose.<br><br>Which judging by the NEWS that a lake of OIL Big<br>enough to dwarf the ME Supply was just found in<br>(as you may have guessed) "EEEAV-ILL RUSSIA!" <br><br>#2<br>Where's the surprise?<br>To have an eternal war<br>we need an evil enemy<br><br>(...so we create one...)<br><br>#3<br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:green]"...or am I a butterfly that's dreaming she's a woman?"</font color=green> <br>
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