Sunday, May 29, 2011

Why Can't We Be Friends?

I posted the following article on Blogging for a New World Order.
“Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests.”
– Lord Palmerston

Europe has made quite a fuss over whether or not America would deploy a missile defense system within its borders. That seems pretty ridiculous, given that the system wouldn’t even work. According to one of the diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks, the missile defense system America had considered deploying in the Czech Republic would not have been able to shoot down Russian missiles because the radar system could only detect the missiles after they were already too far gone. If the system wouldn’t work, why did the Europeans want it so bad? They wanted the system because they wanted to hurt our ties with Russia. Were we to deploy a missile defense system in Russia, Russia would get angry at us. Europeans like this. The last thing they want is for America and Russia to become best buddies and leave those pesky Europeans out in the cold. Okay, that’s the second to last thing Europe wants. The last thing Europe wants is for America and East Asia to become buddies.

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