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June 13, 2015

Another Obama Triumph

Under Obama's unique leadership style, Iraq is toast, Syria is becoming toast, Libya is a burnt offering, Russia has pried the Crimea out of Ukraine and more Russian troops (while on vacation of course * wink, wink* no official invasion was sanctioned *cough*) are in the process of slicing off another chunk of east Ukraine; to do this the Russians are using subtle tactics not unlike using a tire iron to cut through a bratwurst. Union Army Civil War surgeons did less damage.

And now, in a show of international cooperation, Putin is making threatening noises at the Baltic states and Poland.
RIGA, Latvia — In a significant move to deter possible Russian aggression in Europe, the Pentagon is poised to store battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other heavy weapons for as many as 5,000 American troops in several Baltic and Eastern European countries, American and allied officials say.

The proposal, if approved, would represent the first time since the end of the Cold War that the United States has stationed heavy military equipment in the newer NATO member nations in Eastern Europe that had once been part of the Soviet sphere of influence. Russia’s annextion of Crimea and the war in eastern Ukraine have caused alarm and prompted new military planning in NATO capitals.
So, it's a proposal. It would take a little time to move enough heavy armor into Latvia or Poland to pose any kind of deterrent. And Russia could keep moving forces around just to make NATO forces (Americans) expend lots of energy following Russia movements; like a 60 ton, 120mm game of three-card Monte.

In any event, it's probably just a ploy to see how the Russians react when America yells "Boo."

It would be the most prominent of a series of moves the United States and NATO have taken to bolster forces in the region and send a clear message of resolve to allies and to Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin, that the United States would defend the alliance’s members closest to the Russian frontier.
Russian bombers are regularly penetrating American and British air defense zones, Russian submarines keep popping up in Swedish bathtubs. I don't think talk of a tank chess game will cause Putin to lose any sleep. He's been a busy, busy boy and Obama's international golf game hasn't improved; he's is still shooting way over par. He has been out foxed, out maneuvered, out witted and out classed since day one. I don't expect any changes.


4 comments:

allamerican1952 said...

Yeahhhh.

And China acting up in the S. China Sea, southern US border in chaos, racial tensions at all time lows thanks to our 'healing' prez, the financial system run amok, and we haven't heard from the norks in awhile. What else could go wrong?

Kid said...

Well, you have to admit that after 10 years of massive numbers of our guy trying to train Iraqi forces which resulted in them shedding their uniforms and weapons at the sight of a ragtag invasion by ISIS, than obama's decision to send in 450 Iraqi Army Trainers is pure genius... Right? ............

sig94 said...

AllAmerican - it just keeps on just getting better and better...

sig94 said...

Kid - ya can't teach a goldfish to ride a bicycle.