Russian President Dmitry Medvedev threatened to base warheads along the Polish border if Barack Obama goes ahead with the U.S. plan to create a missile shield in Eastern Europe. Obviously this plan has put fear in the leaders of Russia for a long time. Unless they have plans to attack, they should not fear such a DEFENSE system. Backing off of this plan would be turning our backs on our allies. Will Barack Obama show the courage of a man who will not be backed down by threats from the Russian bully?
Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni is concerned that shifting from strength to dialog with Iran could be conceived as weakness. When asked if they supported any U.S. talks with Iran she said: “The answer is no.” Israel has reason to be concerned over a Barack Obama Presidency after Iran’s President Ahmadinejad sent congratulations to Obama and with Obama saying in the past that he would talk with Ahmadinejad without any preconditions. Iran has long been known for it’s support of terrorism and is working on it’s nuclear program. Ahmadinejad, a holocaust denier has threatened to wipe Israel off the face of the map.
If Obama’s cabinet shapes up the way everyone has been predicting, it will be a cabinet with plenty of pacifists. It does not have a look of strength when it comes to dealing with foreign threats. Time will tell on that one. The wolves are at the door of our allies. Will they be greeted by a strong United States of America led by President Barack Obama or by a naive sheep mascarading as a leader?