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Thursday, August 27, 2009

US to station anti-missile interceptors in Israel?

With the Russians objecting to the US stationing anti-missile interceptors directed at Iran in Poland and the Czech Republic, a Polish newspaper is reporting that the US is now considering stationing those interceptors in Israel, Turkey and the Balkans.
Leading Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza cited administration officials and lobbyists in Washington in support of its story.

Pro-missile shield lobbyist Riki Ellison said the signals from the Pentagon were "absolutely clear," with U.S. authorities scouting for alternatives sites, the paper reported.

No immediate comment was available from U.S., Polish or Czech officials.

Gazeta Wyborcza said Washington was now considering deploying anti-missile interceptors on naval vessels and at bases in Israel and Turkey, as well as potentially in the Balkans.

Ellison told the paper that a conference last week, U.S. generals "never once" mentioned the plan, which was initiated by the previous U.S. administration of President George W. Bush.

I'm sure Israel would be quite pleased to have them.


At 7:38 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

I'm not holding my breath waiting for Obama's America to complete the missile defense system begun under Reagan and pushed forward under Bush.

What could go wrong indeed

At 7:51 PM, Blogger John said...

Just Czechoslovakia does not exist anymore.

At 8:50 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


Thanks. Fixed.


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