And this compares with US fear of ICBM attack from Iran?
I'm well aware that Americans tend to exhibit their own special strands of paranoia. Though frankly, I think preparing for a not-yet materialized threat from Iran based on their ongoing missile development is a lot more logical than assuming the ABM silos in Poland could be fitted with IRBMs when everybody has been doing his level best to make ballistic missiles mobile and hide them in the woods for survivability, and IRBMs have been for decades (IOW, if you're going to deploy offensive systems, you neither need nor want
Anyway, I'm not too hung up on the missile issue - I am
old enough to remember the Cold War and its nuclear logic, and that of course it's always the other guy who's a threat. See the US getting bent all out of shape over the Cuban missiles, but quietly withdrawing the Jupiters from Turkey after "winning" that one, or the Soviets deploying SS-20s, then raise a stink when NATO re-upped with the Double Track Decision.
What has become clear to me within the last posts however is that this
paranoia is being deliberately flaunted to make the impression of "We're big bad dangerous maniacs! Don't cross us, or we might explode and take everybody with us!" Pathetic, really. I understand the former WP nations moving toward the West a whole lot better now - even the occasional American "Give me respect, yo!" bling-wearing ghetto style implies a lot more inward and outward security.