Who said this....

Discussion in 'Politics' started by tacmotusn, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    Before you google this, Please read it. Does what is being said make sense to you? Do you agree with the writer that Obama is seriously wrong in trying to do this?
    here it is below
    President Obama wants to give Russia our missile defense secrets because he believes that we can buy their friendship and cooperation with this taxpayer-funded gift. But giving military secrets and technologies to a rival or competitor like Russia is just plain dumb. You can’t buy off Russia. And giving them advanced military technology will not create stability. What happens if Russia gives this technology (or sells it!) to other countries like Iran or China? After all, as Woolsey points out, Russia helped Iran with its missile and nuclear programs. Or what happens if an even more hardline leader comes to power in the Kremlin?

    We tried buying off the Kremlin with technologies in the 1970s. That policy was a component of “detente,” and the hope was that if we would share our technologies with them, they would become more peaceful. Things, of course, didn’t work out that way. The Kremlin took western technologies and embarked on a massive military building program. History teaches that peace comes from American military strength. And a central component of that has always been technological superiority. Why would President Obama even dream of giving this away?

    Members of Congress saw how foolish President Obama’s gambit was, so they put a section in the defense appropriation bill that specifically forbids the federal government from spending money to share these technologies with the Kremlin. President Obama actually threatened to veto the defense appropriation bill over this section of the law! Fortunately, the House passed the bill with a veto-proof majority, a whopping 322 to 96. Attention now turns to the Senate.

    Why is it that President Obama seems to work so hard to give things to our enemies, while at the same time asking friends and allies like Israel to make sacrifices?

    During these tough economic times when we are facing massive deficits and a competitive global economy, does President Obama really want to give away technologies that the American taxpayer paid lots of money to develop? Giving away our missile defense secrets won’t make us safer. What it will do is create a situation where we are facing an arms race with ourselves. Russia gets access to our technologies, and we are forced to spend even more money because of the need to stay ahead. Does this make sense to you? Me neither. File this under “WTF.”
    that's all folks. who said dat?
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  2. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    I admit it. I cheated and looked it up first. Interesting. As to if I agree or not....

    Technology / knowledge share has been going on for awhile. It started with SALT I and SALT II. This eventually led to START I and START II. Its all a product of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Transparency and reduction is the goal. The give and take here is that we and they be as honest as possible- basically making a level playing field and avoiding another Arms Race. Its really tricky and not as black and white as it may seem. Did we share everything? No. Did the Ruskies? No. We and they did share enough to ease tensions and eventually bring an end to the Cold War.

    On one hand, we could share the tech and maintain over 40 years of cooperation that eventually led to the end of the Cold War. On the other hand, we could tell the Ruskies to pound sand and the *potential* outcome could be another arms race- ie they create countermeasures, we counter their counters, etc.

    My gut says trust a Ruskie like you would trust a stranger with your money. Could that tech leak to Iran? Possibly. Just remember, some Ruskies on the Ruskie Monkey Preparedness Forum is probably have the same conversation... just in Ruskie. No one wants a repeat of 1962.
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