Monday, January 07, 2008

Poland -- No Longer an American Trojan Donkey in Europe?

Check this out: Poland's Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski says that the deployment of an anti-ballistic missile shield is "an American, not a Polish project" and that Poland can't accept it "until all costs and risks are considered," adding, "We feel no threat from Iran" (Judy Dempsey, "Poland Signals a Shift on U.S. Missile Shield," International Herald Tribune, 6 January 2008). Poland -- no longer an American Trojan donkey in Europe?

3 comments:

W. Shedd said...

Not sure that I buy the "Trojan Donkey" title - but I had caught this earlier.

Yes, the proposed missile system is far from deployed. Poland has been very eager to suck up to the US in recent years, but that may be changing.

Louis Godena said...

Yoshie;
Take a look at this http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-ghosts_hundleyjan08,1,4260286.story?ctrack=1&cset=true Don't confuse "independence" with haggling over the price of collaboration, which also seems to be the case w/ Iran.

CEJ said...

At any rate, any US-made anti-missile missile system won't be very reliable or accurate. So if Poles want it, it's because it's money and jobs--or so they think.