Comments on: Poland to Russia: Please keep the nuke threats to a minimum http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/09/26/poland-to-russia-please-keep-the-nuke-threats-to-a-minimum/ Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: N.L.S http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/09/26/poland-to-russia-please-keep-the-nuke-threats-to-a-minimum/comment-page-1/#comment-2664 Sun, 12 Oct 2008 03:55:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/09/26/poland-to-russia-please-keep-the-nuke-threats-to-a-minimum/#comment-2664 The fact is that Poland and russia have been in an on and off war for 500 years or longer. They have fought over infuluence in slavic europe for hundreds of years (with Poland being more powerfull for many of them). In my opinion russia should stop thinking they will retain any influence at all in any of their former occupied lands. Why cant russia learn not to go where it is not wanted? It wont matter soon, because it is just a matter of time that they will be irrelevant in any other country than russia itself, as it should be.
P.S. If the world has any justice Georgia and Ukraine will be part of NATO soon, so all russia’s empirical aspirations can burn in hell where they belong.

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By: Michael http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/09/26/poland-to-russia-please-keep-the-nuke-threats-to-a-minimum/comment-page-1/#comment-2525 Mon, 06 Oct 2008 05:46:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/09/26/poland-to-russia-please-keep-the-nuke-threats-to-a-minimum/#comment-2525 I couldn’t agree more Ron.
Its like someone saying that the USA should not do anything to upset England, since once upon a time the King of England ruled over they’re land.
Grow a brain Jonas you half wit

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By: Ron Chambless http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/09/26/poland-to-russia-please-keep-the-nuke-threats-to-a-minimum/comment-page-1/#comment-2412 Sun, 28 Sep 2008 20:48:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/09/26/poland-to-russia-please-keep-the-nuke-threats-to-a-minimum/#comment-2412 “Poland a former Soviet state should not infuriate Russia by installing anti-missile systems provided by the US and if they continue to do so then they should not think that Russia will just sit by and let it pass.”

You may want to check your maps and history again Jonas, Poland was never part of the Soviet Union. They were part of the Warsaw Pact, but it was never their choice in the matter.

Poland is a free and independent country, they can choose who they want to side with. Its because of their tragic history with the USSR, is precisely why they want protection from Russia, and to be a free and democratic country allied with the West.

Its rather silly and nonsensical, for those here who insist that since Poland was dominated by the USSR for a time in its history, that Poland has to be considerate to Russia and do what Russia wants. Russia never exactly cared about Poland, so why does Poland have to care what the Russians think?

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By: Bill http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/09/26/poland-to-russia-please-keep-the-nuke-threats-to-a-minimum/comment-page-1/#comment-2409 Sun, 28 Sep 2008 15:57:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/09/26/poland-to-russia-please-keep-the-nuke-threats-to-a-minimum/#comment-2409 One of the ways you quiet down a dog is to say “Shhh!” to it. Hopefully Russia responds the same way.

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By: Tom http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/09/26/poland-to-russia-please-keep-the-nuke-threats-to-a-minimum/comment-page-1/#comment-2408 Sun, 28 Sep 2008 15:20:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/09/26/poland-to-russia-please-keep-the-nuke-threats-to-a-minimum/#comment-2408 I think many don’t realize that Russia in the 70s (and probably now too) designated Poland to become a nuclear wasteland to serve as a buffer zone between the West and themselves. Secondly everyone should, by now, understand that Russia does not care for anyone of its neighbours, especially Poland and especially with the existing regime of ex-KGB running the Russian government.

So whether Russia makes threats or not, their intentions are not good for Poland either way. That’s why it does not matter if Russia openly or covertly threatens Poland (in whatever way) and short of Poland openly insulting Russia, Poland should have its own agenda and continue increasing its own security without regard what Russia has to say about it.

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By: Paul http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/09/26/poland-to-russia-please-keep-the-nuke-threats-to-a-minimum/comment-page-1/#comment-2407 Sun, 28 Sep 2008 14:04:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/09/26/poland-to-russia-please-keep-the-nuke-threats-to-a-minimum/#comment-2407 Actually, Russia never threatened Poland with nuclear strike. They just said that “in event of any major conflict, the US missile base in Poland will be a first target for a strike, possibly a nuclear one…” So, if the war beggins, for the people of Poland will not matter much which missiles start hiting their cites – Russian, Chinese, Iranian, Pakistanian, Korean or someone elses. Its nice that Polish leaders reatain a sense of humor in the situation they put Poland. As for leaders of US – good job! Its better to put some other country on the line of fire instead of US territory.

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By: mark http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/09/26/poland-to-russia-please-keep-the-nuke-threats-to-a-minimum/comment-page-1/#comment-2405 Sun, 28 Sep 2008 05:51:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/09/26/poland-to-russia-please-keep-the-nuke-threats-to-a-minimum/#comment-2405 The Russian don’t accept the Poland’s freedom, that’s true. I don’t think, that whoever from western states would intend to annihilate Russia. The danger of the annihilation of Russia comes not from the U.S.A., but from the Russia. Look, firstly the K.G.B. has stroken the comunism in Russia economically, now the K.G.B. (Putin, Miedviediev)intends to stroke the capitalism. What kind of the future it prepares? I think, that China… What do you think?

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By: Henry Meister http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/09/26/poland-to-russia-please-keep-the-nuke-threats-to-a-minimum/comment-page-1/#comment-2399 Sat, 27 Sep 2008 21:47:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/09/26/poland-to-russia-please-keep-the-nuke-threats-to-a-minimum/#comment-2399 Hooray for Poland!!! Can you poke your thumb in the eye of the big Russian bear with anything better than a little a humor??? “… threaten us only once a month, please.” I love it!!! This is the Russia of old, “we’re not to smart, we’re not to good at most things, but we can sure drop a bomb on ya!!!” Russia is the classic argument AGAINST evolution. After 1,000 years you’d think they’d become a little more civilized. Wouldn’t you?

henry

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By: Yuri http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/09/26/poland-to-russia-please-keep-the-nuke-threats-to-a-minimum/comment-page-1/#comment-2396 Sat, 27 Sep 2008 15:37:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/09/26/poland-to-russia-please-keep-the-nuke-threats-to-a-minimum/#comment-2396 “Washington’s pursuit of nuclear primacy helps explain its missile-defense strategy, for example. Critics of missile defense argue that a national missile shield, such as the prototype the United States has deployed in Alaska and California, would be easily overwhelmed by a cloud of warheads and decoys launched by Russia or China. They are right: even a multilayered system with land-, air-, sea-, and space-based elements, is highly unlikely to protect the United States from a major nuclear attack. But they are wrong to conclude that such a missile-defense system is therefore worthless — as are the supporters of missile defense who argue that, for similar reasons, such a system could be of concern only to rogue states and terrorists and not to other major nuclear powers.

What both of these camps overlook is that the sort of missile defenses that the United States might plausibly deploy would be valuable primarily in an offensive context, not a defensive one — as an adjunct to a U.S. first-strike capability, not as a standalone shield.”

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By: russ http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/09/26/poland-to-russia-please-keep-the-nuke-threats-to-a-minimum/comment-page-1/#comment-2394 Sat, 27 Sep 2008 13:20:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/09/26/poland-to-russia-please-keep-the-nuke-threats-to-a-minimum/#comment-2394 what us? u mean rumble of empire? collapse is inevitable from my point of view (here in ny}, so why everyone talks about Poland? and Russia just have recovered from 20 years of crisis… tell me how us can help?

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