Russia, USA And The Missile Shield
On February 4, 2010, the Supreme Council of National Defense of Romania has approved the installation of the missile shield at Deveselul, in Olt County. This shield is meant to defend all states that benefit from it and protect them against possible missile attacks. All expenses are paid by the USA.
Russia’s reactions were seen immediately as their president, Dmitri Medveev made some harsh statements as far as the USA is concerned but also offended people that supported the installation of this shield without Russia’s consent. Moreover, Medveev stated that Russia is capable of increasing production on nuclear weapons and could also use them, therefore breaking the peace treaty with the USA.
Mihael Babici, the vice-president of the Russian Defense Committee declared that “Carrying with the aerial system in Europe should not be done without giving Russia the opportunity of placing a common shield. Placing such a device in Europe is against our interests.” Amongst such declarations, the borders of Czech Republic, Poland and Romania were mentioned as the systems placed here are giving Russia some serious thought about its defense policy. The country hasn’t excluded the possibility of placing Russian troops in the European side of the country, in areas of displacement of the missile shields.
Dmitri Rogozin – Russian diplomat – has made direct reference to Traian Basescu, Romania’s president, saying that this situation is actually a “Traian horse”. He also expressed his worries towards his concern towards the defense intentions of the USA. After this chain of events, Barack Obama, the USA president, will begin his tour in Europe – Ireland, United Kingdom, France and Poland.
The 25th of May 2011 is a historical day for the entire world and not only because the USA president was invited to hold a speech in front of the joint chambers of the British Parliament (and was the first one to do so) but because of the speech that led to signing an “Alliance”. The president stated he is hoping for world economic stability but this is not possible without control over the Gulf, the Middle East, South Africa, in order to help the poor, to protect them from diseases, hunger, attacks from terrorists and other threats, especially the borders of certain states. Along with all these positive thoughts of the president comes the real reason for his visit to UK, to prevent spreading nuclear weapons.
We can’t help but wonder: what if Dmitri Rogozin is right about USA’s defense intentions?11