Russia says its response to the further development of a U.S. missile shield in Poland will go beyond diplomacy.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying the U.S. missile shield plans are clearly aimed at weakening Russia.
The U.S. says the missile defense system is aimed at protecting the U.S. and Europe from future attacks from states like Iran.
The United States and Poland signed a deal Wednesday to place a U.S. missile defense base just 115 miles from Russia’s westernmost fringe.
This would not be an attack on a little Eastern European country like Georgia; it would be an attack on us. Is this threat enough to make you want to withdraw our installation, even though we have just signed an agreement with Poland, in the hopes of avoiding war? And please, don’t accuse any one here of wanting war. No one here wants Russia to do this. Is it war-mongering to go to war if attacked?
We need to think through these things, since wars often come upon a nation by surprise.