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Poland gets it first Patriot Anti-Missile Battery……

The US has followed up and delivered the missiles to one of its staunch ally in Eastern Europe…..

The Russian’s aren’t too happy with the move…..

The missile’s are supposed to be to defend Europe against a  Iranian missile firing situation….

Polish and U.S. officials unveiled on May 26 the first battery of U.S. surface-to-air Patriot-type missiles to be stationed on Polish soil, a move that has vexed Poland’s communist-era master Russia.

“We regard the deployment of the Patriot system in Poland as an important step increasing our national security and in developing strategic cooperation with the United States,” Polish Defence Minister Bogdan Klich said.

He was speaking at ceremonies at a Polish military base in the northeastern town of Morag, just 40 miles from the border with Russia’s Kaliningrad territory.

“This is not just about the equipment because this one battery is not the be-all and end-all. This is about people – that American soldiers who will service the battery are standing on Polish soil,” Klich said, adding he hoped more U.S. troops would be stationed in Poland in the future.

The minister also warned the U.S. troops stationed on Polish soil for the first time not “to waste” the hospitality and trust offered by local residents.

The Patriots, designed to intercept incoming surface-to-surface missiles, and about 150 U.S. troops due to service them, arrived in Morag on May 23.

A U.S. embassy spokesman told AFP the first rotation of Patriots is unarmed.

“There are not live missiles in this first rotation. Live missiles will be included in future rotations,” spokesman Andrew Paul said.

Regardless, Russia on May 26 slammed the U.S. decision to deploy the Patriots in Poland, saying the move jeopardized bilateral relations and security in the region.

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May 26, 2010 Posted by | Aircraft, Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Travel, Updates | , , , | 3 Comments

Poland gets a visist from Biden and assurances on the ‘new’ missile shield…..

Poland, one of  the United States newest and strongest allies got a recent visit from Vice President Joe Biden…..Biden brought a gift along with him (he’s going to the Czech’s next)…..the US basing of the ‘new’ scaled down missile shield that will consist of shorter ranged variant of the current Aegis ship based system…….please note…there is no current land based system…Raytheon, the unit’s manufacture, will be getting a green light to move the system off ships to land…..it seems that the Israeli’s will get the system first……

Of course these visit’s (after the Russian’s were placated with the original announcements with the flourishes) are VERY important,  in that the both countries are always going to be looking over their shoulder’s at the big guy to the east…..Russia….and they are ever mindful of the Georgian ‘incursion’….Any deployment of land based systems will probably come with US Army troops, who will be the owners and operators of the equipment….and their insurance value to the Poles and Czech’s, against the Russian…..

Notice people….. That everyone specking for the United States suddenly forgot the how to use the word ‘shield’?

……nuff said………

October 22, 2009 Posted by | Military, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Poland gets a visist from Biden and assurances on the 'new' missile shield…..

Poland, one of  the United States newest and strongest allies got a recent visit from Vice President Joe Biden…..Biden brought a gift along with him (he’s going to the Czech’s next)…..the US basing of the ‘new’ scaled down missile shield that will consist of shorter ranged variant of the current Aegis ship based system…….please note…there is no current land based system…Raytheon, the unit’s manufacture, will be getting a green light to move the system off ships to land…..it seems that the Israeli’s will get the system first……

Of course these visit’s (after the Russian’s were placated with the original announcements with the flourishes) are VERY important,  in that the both countries are always going to be looking over their shoulder’s at the big guy to the east…..Russia….and they are ever mindful of the Georgian ‘incursion’….Any deployment of land based systems will probably come with US Army troops, who will be the owners and operators of the equipment….and their insurance value to the Poles and Czech’s, against the Russian…..

Notice people….. That everyone specking for the United States suddenly forgot the how to use the word ‘shield’?

……nuff said………

October 22, 2009 Posted by | Military, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment