Obama tells Russians to wait until after election for gimmies

March 26, 2012 17:59

He can wait until after he is no longer accountable to the American people. Obama hints to the Russians that they will get what they want if they just wait until after he is reelected.

Obama already gave away our missile defense and superiority in the START treaty.

One of the main problems with the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) is that for the first time it gives in to the Russian idea that missile defense is linked to offensive weapons. This is a major concession to Russia that Obama has made effectively giving Russia veto power to our growing a defensive missile shield at a time when more nations such as Iran, china and North Korea are developing long range missiles.

The treaty also prohibits our converting  missile silos and missile launching submarines as launch platforms for defensive missiles.  This would take a potential defensive option off the table and require us to try to eliminate inbound missiles closer to home.

Most disturbing is language in the treaty that creates an unaccountable commission called the Bilateral Consultative Commission (BCC). This commission follows the Obama pattern of bypassing authority of congress and allowing unelected bureaucrats the power to actually change definitions and agreed statements in the treaty. In effect, this would mean that after the treaty is ratified its entire meaning could be changed without congressional approval. What utter nonsense.

At least the Republicans have offered a change that would prohibit a the U.S.-Russian panel established in the treaty from forging side agreements on missile defenses but is that enough? If the panel still has the authority to massage a few meanings or agreements in other areas without senate consent it becomes a discussion of what the meaning of is is.

The new treaty does not require Russia to make any substantive changes. Due to aging of its systems the Russians are already self limiting to the treaty numbers. The US will effectively be making unilateral reductions and get nothing in return.

The treaty also allows the Russians to maintain a ten to one advantage in tactical nuclear weapons.

The treaty treats multiple warhead bombers as one warhead. The Russians are developing a long range bomber program. As the US aging fleet of bombers is retired the Russians can exceed the 1,550 limits by deploying multiple warhead bombers. Rail  based systems are also excluded. By launching from rail platforms additional warheads would be totally exempt.

Now Obama is trying to give missile secrets to the Russians. Is this what he hinted at that would have to wait until after the election?

IBD Editorials warned of the giveaway:

Obama would curtail deployment of additional ground-based interceptors (GBIs) …. in Alaska and …. in California. ….. also canceled ready-to-deploy missile defenses such as the Air Force’s Airborne Laser program in which converted 747s with high-intensity lasers would destroy enemy missiles in their vulnerable boost phase.

…. also scuttle plans for ground-based interceptors to be based in Poland, with tracking radars in the Czech Republic, designed to shoot down missiles launched from Iran against the U.S. or Europe.

The Russians objected to our missile defense plans, and Obama caved.

He would also pursue betraying the U.S. by giving our missile defense secrets to Moscow.

This would include data such as the burnout velocity of Raytheon Co.’s Standard Missile-3 interceptors, the centerpiece of our Aegis ballistic missile defense system.


Remember the red “reset” button? What a naive fool we have in charge of national defense and international relations.


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