Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Retreat is On!

Russia has graciously announced they will not put new missiles into Kaliningrad. Why?

"The implementation of these plans has been halted in connection with the fact that the new U.S. administration is not rushing through plans to deploy" elements of its missile defense shield in eastern Europe, Interfax news agency quoted an unnamed official in the Russian military's general staff as saying.

Well that's great. A shield designed to protect Europe and eventually our homeland from Iranian nuclear missiles will be abandoned because Russia threw a hissy fit.

On the other hand, this is from the Russians. They lie with a natural ease that is quite disturbing.

So I want to hear it from our side before I sink into despair.