Is US Setting Up Eastern Europe As Iran Attack Springboard?
It' s not surprising that Scotland's 'Sunday Herald' is an award winning, independent newspaper.
Since so often it's the first in the British Isles to break big stories - in fact, sometimes it's the only one to touch on some ultra touchy subjects.
For example, examine this headline, courtesy of one of our best blogging buddies from across the Atlantic.
America ‘poised to strike at Iran’s nuclear sites’ from bases in Bulgaria and Romania
Filed under: Main Blog — Tom @ 9:44 am
by Gabriel Ronay -- Sunday Herald
Next, examine an extract from the story.
PRESIDENT BUSH is preparing to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities before the end of April and the US Air Force’s new bases in Bulgaria and Romania would be used as back-up in the onslaught, according to an official report from Sofia.An 'official' announcement, eh?
So, read on and see some more.
The American build-up along the BlackSea, coupled with the recent positioning of two US aircraft carrier battle groups off the Straits of Hormuz, appears to indicate president Bush has run out of patience with Tehran’s nuclear misrepresentation and non-compliance with the UN Security Council’s resolution.So much for the United States' new found friends from the new Eastern Europe, eh?
Or should we say -- old Soviet Bloc?
Now take a look at this little eye opener.
In Central Europe, the Czech Republic and Poland have also found themselves in the Pentagon's strategic focus.Thanks to Tom Rushing, here at his 'Current Era' you can put yourself completely in the picture.
Last week, Mirek Topolanek, the Czech prime minister, and the country's national security council agreed to the siting of a US anti-missile radar defence system at Nepolisy.
Poland has also agreed to having a US anti-missile missile base and interceptor aircraft stationed in the country.
Russia, however, does not see the chain of new US bases on its doorstep as a "defensive ring".
Russia's defence chief has branded the planned US anti-missile missile sites on Czech and Polish soil as "an open threat to Russia".