Give Poland her Missiles, Mr. Obama!
Polish leader Donald Tusk is practically begging the Obama administraton to give his country the Patriot missiles it needs to protect itself from Russian aggression. Having seen Russian tanks rolling into Georgia last August, every man woman and child in Poland is on edge, remembering only too well how it feels to look down the business end of a Russian tank barrel. The horror of Russia’s Katyn massacre of unarmed Polish officers still fresh in their minds, and a proud KGB spy ruling Russia, Poland knows it needs to act and act fast in order to protect itself.
President Obama must pay heed. In a recent magazine essay, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin stated: “I’m deeply convinced that constant change is not for the better. Neither for business, nor for people. In the end, it will be the same thing as before, if not worse.” And indeed, verily it so. Russia is still ruled by the KGB, the melody of the hymn of the USSR still plays, Russian tanks are still on the move in Soviet space, and Poland is still terrified beyond words.
If Barack Obama ignores Poland’s pleas, he will go down in history as the American Neville Chamberlain, the man who gave Russia the vital leg up it needed in waging the second cold war. For his own sake, and that of the free world, he dare not do so.