It seems to me that the Obama administration’s decision to redeploy the European missile defense shield is another example of a growing and dangerous trend.
Namely, the US caving in to tyrannical governments, to appease them and establish better trade relations. In this latest flap, the US has sold out Poland and Czechoslovakia’s interests, to those of Russia. Poland wasn’t that into having missile defense installations… until the Russian Georgian war over South Ossetia. That conflict was a neon light that Russia is becoming aggressive. Poland and the other former vassal states are rightly frightened. The Obama administration has made the triangulation that the interests of Poland and the rest of the Eastern European states don’t matter as much as those of Russia.
The same thing is being done on the other side of the world. The interests of Taiwan are being sold out by the USA to those of China. With almost a billion potential consumers, the Obama, as well as the Bush administrations, have decided to condemn Democratic Taiwan for cheap Chinese hammers and sickles. Junk from China outweighs the interests of a democratic ally once again.
Around the world the US is turning on allies to help tyrants. This is a very disturbing trend. Allies are hard to get when you have a reputation of turning on them. Enemies are easy to get under this scenario. In the past the USA has been a friend of governments that protect the liberty of their citizens. Today the US is changing it’s tactics. The US government is selling it’s soul to those that want the US gone.
The message is clear, democratic republics beware, the government of the US is no longer your friend. Ally yourself with some tyranny and you may be allowed back into the fold. Keep on the newly frowned upon course of action, however, (protecting the liberty of your citizens) and the US will be greatly displeased.
The future will tell if this proscription works in the best interests of mankind. Hard to see where this could go wrong… Helping tyrants and harming democratic republics.