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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

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