Barack Obama’s honeymoon with foreign leaders ended before it could begin Wednesday morning after a speech by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
Joe Biden’s predictions of a foreign crisis early in Obama’s term are already coming true.
According to various sources, including CBC News, President Medvedev said Russia would deploy short range missles in the Baltic region to negate the effects of a proposed US deployed anti-missle system.
“To neutralize — if necessary — the [U.S.] anti-missile system, an Iskander missile system will be deployed in the Kaliningrad region,” Medvedev said. “Naturally, we are also considering using for the same purpose the resources of Russia’s navy.”
Russia will be scrapping its plans to decommission three Cold War-era missile regiments and will be developing systems to electronically jam elements of the proposed anti-missile system, he said.
Obama has said he would unilaterally reduce America’s nuclear arsenal while asking for no concessions from Russia. Something unheard of and a dangerous precedent.
To further embolden the leaders of other nations, Obama has proposed gutting our military by tens of billions of dollars from the Pentagon’s budget and cutting such programs as missle defense.
Foreign nations are feeling strong today as the inexperienced Obama faces possible crisis number one and he hasn’t even been sworn in.
A he said last night during the Grant Park speech, it’s going to be a long road.