The Missiles of February
Last week yet another nation in Eastern Europe made an emphatic statement of how it feels about Russia: Romania agreed to host an American ballistic missile defense system starting in 2015.
Russia’s representative to NATO Dmitri Rogozin, a crazed nationalist whose nomination itself speaks volumes about whether Russia wants normal relations with the West, sputtered and fumed and demanded “exhaustive explanations” from the USA.
But what Rogozin didn’t do was ask why Romanians hate Russians so much that they would wish to take an action that would so infuriate the Kremlin. Nor did he ask why the Obama administration, whose craven cowardice in regard to Russia is well known, suddenly started getting tough.