Brev fra Polen:Forsvarmister Klich sår ny tvivl om USA-anti-missilskjold på polsk jord: Spiller på modstanden i det polske folk for at presse mere militær hjælp ud af USA

25.feb. 2008 *

Netop som man troede at Polens regering havde accepteret at USA placerer det stærkt kritiserede anti-missilskjold-system i Polen, sår den polske Forsvarminster Bogdan Klich tvivl om det planlagte USA-militære missil-system i Polen.
Polens Nato-allierede i USA-militæret og Bush-regeringen mener at det er nødvendigt for at beskytte Amerika mod angreb fra stater som Washington ikke har kontrol over – i Bush-terminologien kaldet “slyngelstater” –
Men at den polske regerings “modstand” ikke er rigtigt alvorligt ment fremgår af at Forsvarsminsteren kræver yderligere USA-støtte til den polske militære opbyging for at sige ja til Anti-missilskjold-systemet. Jeg vil blive meget overrasket hvis USA nægtes adgang til at opstille deres nye fremkudte missilbase i Polen.*
/Pawka

Warzsawa, Polska
Lutego 25, 2008
Defense Minister Bogdan Klich said Saturday that Poland will only accept a U.S. missile defense base on its soil if Washington gives Poland significant assistance in modernizing its military.

“As long as we cannot sign an agreement about a satisfactory contribution by the Americans to the modernization of our armed forces, we cannot talk about our agreeing to an American installation on our territory,” Klich said in an interview with the Dzennik Polska.

Klich stated that Poland’s main expectation regarding American aid lies in the strengthening of Poland’s air defenses. He added, however, that there are 17 areas where the Polish military needs to upgrade and suggested that the U.S. could look into satisfying some of those needs.

Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said three weeks ago that Poland and the U.S. had reached an agreement in principle after he received assurances that the U.S. would help Poland strengthen its short- to medium-range air defenses. Since then, there have been numerous grumblings from anonymous sources that the negotiations have stalled.

The U.S. wants to place 10 interceptor missiles in Poland as part of a wider missile defense system capable of shooting down ICBMs from “rogue” states like Iran skriver avisen
Życie Warszawy (Warzsawas Stemme)

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Polska, Lutego 22, 2008 —- Difference of opinion on missile shield progress Warsaw, U.S. Undersecretary of State John Rood said the U.S. has made progress in talks with Poland and the Czech Republic over the placement of a U.S. missile defense shield on Polish and Czech soil.

He added that all major issues have been resolved. “We have made very significant progress just over the last couple of weeks with both countries in terms of those negotiations,” Rood told a news conference in Budapest.

Meanwhile, the Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza is reporting that talks on the missile shield are close to collapse.

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk fra det Højreliberale Borgerplatforms-parti som nu har siddet i 100 dage i regeringskontorerne i WARZAWA is to visit Washington on March 10, but for now talks have stalled. Last week’s talks between Polish and American negotiators in Washington
brought no results and yesterday’s talks were called off.

Gazeta Wyborcza cites anonymous sources close to the negotiations, one of whom says, “the [Polish] Government is disappointed with the American
proposals from the past few weeks.” He adds that Polish requests for modernization of its air forces have been largely ignored. Another source told Wyborcza that the American proposals “were arrogant in tone.”

Tusk can afford to take a strong stance because the Polish public is not in favor of the missile shield. A recent Wyborcza poll shows that 52% of Poles are against the missile shield while only 33% are in favor.

This could all be political posturing or merely delaying a decision until a new U.S. administration is in place at the start of next year and the issue goes
away on its own.

The U.S. administration wants to deploy 10 interceptor missiles in Poland and a radar station in the Czech Republic som angiveligt skal beskytte Amerika mod langtrækkende ballistiske missiler:ICBM – fra “slyngel-stater” som Iran og DFR Korea, skiver den polske avis Życie Warszawy

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