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It doesn't seem as if there is a lot of military logic to the installation of anti-ballistic missiles and X-band radar in Poland and the Czech Republic, but there is a POLITICAL logic.  The military/industrial complex needs serious enemies if it is to justify its costly bg ticket defence expenditure items.  

Gorbachev once asked "now that we have taken your enemy away from you, what will America do?"  The answer is they found wars to wage against drugs, terrorism, Afghanistan and Iraq, but none of these are sufficient to keep the really heavy end of the military industrial complex  funded.  Putin is doing them a big favour by allowing his cage to be rattled.  Soon America will have a really big enemy again.  Phew! We were almost looking at serious defense expenditure cutbacks here lads.  Just as well Putin came through for us.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Dec 20th, 2007 at 10:03:18 AM EST
The military logic of radar installations in the Czech Republic is discussed extensively in my diary, and if you aren't going to bother to respond to that discussion, or criticise it in any way, why bother to load up my diary with irrelevant comments?

(I only posted on European Tribune out of admiration for Jerome, and the rest of it is just a sad joke.)
by Jacob Freeze on Thu Dec 20th, 2007 at 10:22:35 AM EST
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Talk about being rude, you're a master! Why people bother writing serious comments in your diaries beats me, they get nothing but abuse in return.

Quit this hectoring manner of communicating here, please.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Dec 20th, 2007 at 10:33:04 AM EST
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