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The President goes on the road to Prague for the START signing……

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US President Barack Obama´s speech in the Czech capital

Standing next to the Prague Castle, seat of the Czech President, and with towers of St Nicholas church as his background, the US President Barack Obama proposed measures to reduce and eventually eliminate existing nuclear arsenals, halt proliferation of nuclear weapons, and prevent terrorists from acquiring nuclear weapons or materials. The US President called for efforts to strengthen the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, to ensure access to peaceful nuclear power while minimizing the risk of nuclear proliferation. He also condemned the North Korean missile test, which happened a mere six hours earlier. Later that day, President Obama took part in European Union-United States summit, where he met leaders of 27-strong European Union, which is now presided by the Czech Republic.

Full text of the speech can be found here.

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PRAGUE (AP) — It’s not easy to say “Velvet Revolution” in Czech, but President Barack Obama came off sounding almost like a native speaker.

“Sametova Revoluce,” he told the crowd that packed a Prague square for his speech Sunday, recalling how the former Czechoslovakia peacefully shook off communism in 1989.

Cheers went up as the phrase rolled off the president’s tongue.

Obama went on to evoke the memory of Tomas Garrigue Masaryk, who helped found Czechoslovakia as an independent nation in 1918 and served as the country’s first president. Masaryk, he noted, spent time in Obama’s hometown: Chicago.

Among the locals who were impressed was Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek.

“I was almost surprised how much the U.S. president highlighted the Czech experience in his speech,” Topolanek said afterward.

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April 7, 2010 Posted by | Aircraft, Automobiles, Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Family, Government, Media, Men, Military, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Travel, Updates, Women | , , , , , | Leave a comment

I’ll say it….The American’s and European’s don’t get it….Iran isn’t giving up their program…..go home people….

Listen…I’m no diplomat…just someone doing a blog…but these people are wasting their time…..

It ain’t gonna happen people…go home….

It will probably be up to you know who…and Obama has a big decision coming at him……

October 30, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Media, Military, Politics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I'll say it….The American's and European's don't get it….Iran isn't giving up their program…..go home people….

Listen…I’m no diplomat…just someone doing a blog…but these people are wasting their time…..

It ain’t gonna happen people…go home….

It will probably be up to you know who…and Obama has a big decision coming at him……

October 30, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Media, Military, Politics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gitmo…a lesson for a new President in what he can…and cannot get done……

President Barack Obama promised during the campaign that he would shut down the  Guantanamo Bay Prison, on the tip of Cuba , by January…a year after he stepped into the presidency……..Yesterday the White House spokesperson, Robert Gibbs, all but acknowledged that the government would not be able to keep that promise……..while most old timers will nod at that admission, a lot of people here in this country, and abroad will question….why not?

Well, the simple fact is folks…Presidents don’t have the ability to do what ever they want…to the contrary….. Their power …even over things close to them, is routed in their ability to push, persuade, and out maneuver people and events…….

John Kennedy learned this with the Russian’s back when… after making the deal with them to keep their missile’s out of Cuba, while he would in return, take offensive ballistic missile’s out of Turkey…….a while after he thought things where okay, he learned to his chagrin that his military never up held his order to remove the missile’s from Turkey……the Russian knew it…but he didn’t until they told him………

Well, things are still that way because the President with all his perceived power still can’t find places to put all the detainee’s…..NIMBY problem’s in the United States and adverse publicity abroad are some of the problems he faces, to name a few…..

The whole thing has to be a humbling experience, to say the least…..

September 29, 2009 Posted by | Military, Politics | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Obama Canceling the Missile Shield…good mileage, a mad GOP and a happy Russia………

President Obama in his administration’s latest episode of ‘ keep’m busy, throw things at them’…..Announced yesterday that the United States was canceling the Reagan and Bush era grandiose missile star wars missile shield program………..Everyone parroted the song that the Poles and Czechs would be pissed.

When the announcement really wasn’t for them …was it?……

It was for the Russians…instead of getting in their faces..Obama has gone to his basic technique of pragmatism with a move to accommodate the Russian insecurity about the program…..and garner Obama some wiggle room in several things……namely, Iran and pressure on Europe and it gas problems……while everyone has been busy else where Obama has been told and shown quietly that the Russians have been making chess moves that have not been the US’s interest….flexing on the old Soviet satellites, backing Iran and building a nuclear power-plant for them and working to flex on its growing oil reserves…….

I’ve always said that Obama is a smart man…and this move was smart……

The Poles  and Czechs will get over there initial disappointment because they will still get Patriot missiles and a shorter range defensive system……..Putin and his President have reacted favorably to the Presidents announcement…and NATO has followed up on it with an offer to a  hold joint system, san offer the Russian’s have turned down from Bush II .

Obama is gonna get grief here in congress but, I applaud the CIC for moving steadily away from BushII’s smash mouth diplomacy (Hillary IS the bad cop to Obama’s good cop)…..and giving peace a chance……

September 18, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Military, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment