Having a lot of American war junk just over our back yard fence doesn't exactly make anyone feel safe now does it?
What did Romania get for having the 'parasites' plant a war tree on their veg patch? Did they get offered help with their economy? Help with all the orphans? The abject poverty all their people live in, that every Romanian aid charity here are sending truckloads of help to?
I doubt it very much. The backhander for allowing the missiles and war machine in their veg plot will end up in some private officials account.
If America wanted to give the equivalent in foreign aid, (the cost of those weapons that their honest working tax payer just paid for, and their government are bankrupting middle america to plant abroad to cause more mistrust and wars).
Foreign aid would have made some real sense, with no strings attached! When you help the poor, you help yourself, because improving the quality of life for other people, and putting them on a sound economic footing releases you from merely giving charity to people who can't make a living or economy because their government wants to keep them in poverty.
Spending on raising the standard of living and education and training for real jobs made available to the bottom end of society rises up through the economy like bubbles in a glass of wine.
Us lot over here in Europe can't afford any more wars, How about all of Middle America getting onto the streets to demand their Government goes in and dismantles those sites and brings those weapons home?
What if some third party terrorists or a change of politics in Romania got hold of those missile sites? The missiles are supposed not to have warheads, but it isn't difficult to stick some in them if they wanted to. The repercussions could be terrible.
Besides, what is Hilary Cilinton up to as Secretary of State? The bases aren't built yet, and missiles not deployed, so what if the American People themselves demanded the agreement torn up. It might let the rest of the world know what the actual American People wanted, instead of their politicians.
American foreign policy has got to stop interfering in the balance of power, and causing mistrust between other nations. Sort out the problems at home first. Especially those private prisons, and putting your own people in gaol for minor offences, so that 'people farming' has become a big business that supports political campaigns.
In our little Island we make our 'naughty people' do community service. This means they have to go do something useful for doing something like driving a car without insurance, or tax... We only put our criminals in gaol. You Americans don't realise just how few 'little freedoms' you have left. You certainly don't look like you actually have real freedoms at all.
Besides, even America can't afford to annoy us Europeans, and Russians right now. How about we offer the Romanians a deal to solve their poverty rather than go ahead with the missile agreement?
This is the Reuters Report. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/13/us-usa-romania-missiles-idUSTRE78C62N20110913