14
Feb
08

Putin’s Bizarre Threat

Where have you gone, Boris Yeltzin?  Oh yeah…

 Popular historian Barbara Tuchman wrote in The March of Folly about how governments often pursue policies contrary to their own interests. Russian President Vladimir Putin is virtually writing a new chapter to that book by repeating his bizarre threat to target Russian missiles at the Czech Republic and Poland if they go ahead with plans to base a U.S. missile defense system in their countries. Putin claims that this defensive shield threatens Russia. 

In threatening to target Poland and the Czech Republic with missiles, might Putin be giving those countries a reason to feel the need for a defensive shield against missiles?

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