posted on Oct, 17 2009 @ 06:30 AM
I actually posted this when it came out, but it is only in light of recent events that it becomes more important.
In July, I found a story from the Times in London (a well respected broad sheet not tabloid).
Obama to Russia: stop Iranian nuclear weapon and US will scrap missile
Text: Obama’s Speech at the New Economic School
President Obama today offered to scrap plans for a missile defence shield in Eastern Europe if Russia helped to stop Iran developing a nuclear
He appealed in Moscow for a new era of partnership between Russia and the United States to fight the spread of nuclear weapons to rogue states and
"That is why we should be united in opposing North Korea's efforts to become a nuclear power and preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon,"
Russia strongly opposes US plans to site the missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic, which Washington says is necessary to defend against a
surprise attack from Iran. Mr Obama made clear that he was willing to strike a deal with the Kremlin.
"I know Russia opposes the planned configuration for missile defence in Europe . . . I have made it clear that this system is directed at preventing
a potential attack from Iran and has nothing to do with Russia," Mr Obama said in a speech to students graduating from Moscow's New Economic School.
That was the story I posted back when it came out. Okay, not that big a deal until you read this from the
and other News Outlets.
Obama shelves Europe missile plan
US President Barack Obama has shelved plans for controversial bases in Poland and the Czech Republic in a major overhaul of missile defence in
The bases are to be scrapped after a review of the threat from Iran.
Mr Obama said there would be a "proven, cost-effective" system using land- and sea-based interceptors against Iran's short- and medium-range
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has welcomed the US decision, calling it a "responsible move".
Russia had always seen the shield as a threat.
Now these are direct quotes from Obama, and the BBC report of the US back down is well documented.
So we have to ask the Question, if the US has scrapped the missile defence program, taking the words from his own speech, has Russia been successful
opposing North Korea's efforts to become a nuclear power, and opposing Iran's efforts to acquire a nuclear weapon
And most tellingly of all, from Obama himself:
if the threat from Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile program is eliminated, the driving force for missile defence in Europe will be
This was in July, the missile shield was scrapped in September. I strongly feel that Obama, the US military and Government would not scrap this
without having a good idea that Iran wasn't a threat.
This was always implied, but now we have Obama saying this in his own words.
So the next time you see the MSM banging the war drum and telling you that Iran has the Nuke, just remember the President probably said it isn't