re: " "Washington and Poland just moved the World closer to War" - Yeah Right"
"What a load of crap"
"Russia's invasion of Georgia is the act bringing Russia closer to war with others. Nothing else. Russia does not respect the former Soviet occupied countries and Putin has said before that the breakup of the Soviet Union was one of the worst things to ever happen to Russia. Poland has to this point not made the agreement so as not to piss of the Russians. Well now that all have seen that Russia was not just threats, the other states are going to scramble to arm up to protect themselves. Sure, the US is going to place some missile interceptors in Poland, but Poland is also going to get Patriot missile batteries in exchange. All the better to shoot down Russian jets with. The Patriots are entirely defensive in nature, as are the missile interceptors as they are only designed to shoot down missiles in the sky. And just what is the valid reason Russian has against staging anti-missile missiles?
At least Poland has no Russians living there for Russia to come and protect as the excuse used for invading Georgia. They all left when the Russian army left in the early 1990's. I was told by a Polish friend that when the left they stole everything they could get their hands on and load on trucks. (On top of that, Russia demanded a payment of compensation to withdraw from/leave Poland)"