16 December 2009, 22:19

In the spirit of the Cold War: Patriot deployment in Poland

In the spirit of the Cold War: Patriot deployment in Poland

The U.S and Poland have agreed on the deployment of the American Patriot air defense system in Poland as well as the stationing in Warsaw of a  U.S special force unit, numbering about a hundred men, to service the complex. The agreement is the precursor of the deployment in Poland of other U,S  military units.

The U.S and Poland have agreed on the deployment of the American Patriot air defense system in Poland as well as the stationing in Warsaw of a  U.S special force unit, numbering about a hundred men, to service the complex. The agreement is the precursor of the deployment in Poland of other U,S  military units. The first batch of Patriots is to be installed in Poland in March of next year.

Warsaw continues to use a hypothetical attack from Moscow to enlarge military ties with America and Poland uses any argument with Russia to back the claims of Moscow's evil designs against Warsaw. For example, why did Moscow oppose deployment of American anti-rocket system in Europe?  Poland's strategists believe that it was because it would prevent Russia from attacking Warsaw. Poland can't support its allegation of Russian treacherous plans against it with credible evidence; hard evidence is unnecessary as far as Poland is concerned; suffice to reel off Cold War rhetoric and Western countries will be all ears. Nikolai Kovalev, deputy of the State Duma attempts to answer why Warsaw is doing this.

It is to get America to station troops in Poland, plus, in the calculation of Polish leaders, material and financial windfall.

Toward the goal, Poland is pursuing an uncompromising anti-Russia policy, and often, the world learns from Polish or Georgian politicians that Russia was planning an attack on Poland, and Russia is not even aware of such plans. It is a paradox of the contemporary world that the prosperity and security of a nation is to be achieved on anti-Russia policy, joked Kovalev.

There is though a nuance which the strategists in Warsaw have chosen to ignore. EU members are currently discussing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's proposal pertaining to new European security treaty, envisioning the viewing of an attack against one European country as an attack against all the signatories to the new agreement, requiring collective action. Signatories should also not be party to international obligation that is incompatible with the European security agreement. Therefore, if Medvedev's suggestion is accepted and acted on, deployment of Patriot air defense complex will become inappropriate, said kovalev.   

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