February 09, 2007 | 02:00 PM
US Missile bases in Eastern Europe. Another Cold War ?
So why has the US decided to acclerate tensions by deploying missile sites in the Czech Republic and in Poland ? Russia has already reacted sharply by increasing it's defense budget, and do you think China will be far behind ?
The US says that these missile basis are defences against possible missile attacks from Tehran and North Korea.
Umm ... woul'dnt the North Korean missiles, if aimed at the US, be fired the other way ?
It is time for the US to realize that it is no longer is Big Brother. Any action like this will give sanction to nations like China, a nation that now sees itself a Global power no less than the US, to do the same. How would the world react if China started to deploy missile bases in Africa ? It might well do that soon as China is never going to allow the US to be militarily or economically as dominant as it used to be 20 years ago.
The US and the rest of the world, especially the West, must now come to terms with the new realities of the distribution of global power. Peace has always been, and will continue to be a negotiation. Or we are back into the days of the Cuban Missile crisis. And there are new players on the negotiating table.