A smiling Condi Rice was just on the news as Poland signed on for the US's ballistic Missile Defense sheild. No doubt the media blitz blaming Rusia for defending its citizens from the attack from Georgia helped kick this off.
As I said on the Scott Horton Show and wrote many time the past few days this was all about selling that weapons system.
They did the same shit to Japan when the Koreans fired some timely missiles just as the US was schedualed to visit then disappeared.
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