Saturday, September 02, 2006

US anti-ballistic missile base in Europe – Poland or Czech Republic?


This is one competition both governments would rather lose.

AP reported Friday that:

An interceptor missile destroyed a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean on Friday in a key test of the [US’s] missile defense system, U.S. military officials said.

The technology will be housed in the US and another site, probably in central Europe.

Out of the sites where the US system could be installed in Europe – to stave off any rockets fired by ‘rogue states’, apparently (which means Iran or North Korea these days) the Czech Republic and Poland are the leading contenders. But the Czechs have a vital advantage, is appears.

The Czech newspaper CeskeNoviny writes that:

‘Members of the U.S. expert team who visited the Czech military premises said that the localities in the Czech Republic suit the U.S. needs better than those in Poland from the technical point of view, the server quotes a source from diplomatic circles, who requested anonymity as he/she is not authorised to comment on the selection of areas for the U.S. base.

A source form the Czech Defence Ministry has confirmed the information.

"The Czech localities have a rocky bed, while the Polish ones are allegedly situated on sand," the source from the ministry said.’

The Polish area referred to is probably somewhere in the Tatra mountains, the beatroot believes.

I have already reported, last year, that Polish government ministers seemed a little squeamish at the idea of a US missile systems on Polish soil. People believe that it would make Poland ‘a target’ for nutty Islamo-terrorism. Defense Minister Radek Sikorski said the idea would be a ‘hard sell’ to the voters.

An opinion poll this week confirms the minister’s fears. The poll found that 63 per cent of Poles are against the project, 23 per cent are in favour, while 14 per cent do not have an opinion.

A similar majority are against the idea in the Czech Republic.

The US Congress will be publishing a report on the matter mid-September.

7 comments:

ignacy said...

Gotta wonder as to how and how much the US intelligence apparatus is orchestrating the whole thing.

Also, the rumour's been going around that you sport a mullet, BR.

Say it ain't so.

beatroot said...

A mullet? What, one of those things that east german footballers used to wear in the 1980's?

I think not. I am an anti-mulletist as I am an unreconstructed anti-moustacheist.

steppx said...

anti mulltist (also called hockey hair or The Missouri Compromise)......whew......glad you came out strong on that one beat. :)

As for missles......damn, one can only hope the US just plain runs out of money and wont build any of these utterly useless bits of waste economy....expressions of imperial fantasy.

No Hassle Loans said...

Has anybody tried this Hoodia Diet Pills. I heard of the Hoodia Weightloss pills. Here is the Pure Hoodia Diet Pills or the Phentramine diet pill

Anonymous said...

We are a gaggle of volunteers and opening
a new scheme in our community. Your web site offered us with
useful information to work on. You have done a formidable task and our
entire neighborhood shall be grateful to you.


my page capsiplex

Anonymous said...

Last but not least, it's time to take a look at Alexa Rankings for Just - Say - Hi. If you are adventurous and enjoy expressing your sexuality while entertaining others, webcam entertaining may be the perfect fit for you. They seem to have an efficient way for finding people who you're interested and
try to make a connection.

Also visit my web-site :: xxx webcams

Anonymous said...

Once you might have your chat profiles ready, (Yahoo, AIM, etc.

However, they genuinely provide one-time membership with
the features and including renewal date. Overall, it's been an excellent experience and I am building a many more money than I was to start with (mind you, you'll find links to reliable cam sites at the end of this informative article).


My homepage live sex chat