“The most significant reinforcement of our collective defense any time since the Cold War,” President Obama called it. A bit of an exaggeration, perhaps, but it was still an achievement: Last week’s NATO summit in Warsaw ordered the deployment
of troops to Eastern Europe, the alliance’s most serious response yet
to Russia’s aggression and provocations on its western frontier.
post-Ukraine economic sanctions have been weak; the declamatory
denunciations, a mere embarrassment. They’ve only encouraged further
reckless Russian behavior — the buzzing of U.S. ships, intrusions into European waters, threats to the Baltic States.
NATO will now deploy four battalions
to front-line states. In Estonia, they will be led by Britain; in
Lithuania, by Germany; in Latvia, by Canada; in Poland, by the United
States. Not nearly enough, and not permanently based, but nonetheless
In the unlikely event of a Russian invasion of any
of those territories, these troops are to act as a tripwire, triggering a
full-scale war with NATO. It’s the kind of coldblooded deterrent that
kept the peace in Europe during the Cold War and keeps it now along the
DMZ in Korea.
In the more likely event of a “little green men”
takeover attempt in, say, Estonia (about 25 percent ethnically Russian),
the sort of disguised slow-motion invasion that Vladimir Putin pulled
off in Crimea, the NATO deployments might be enough to thwart the aggression and call in reinforcements.
message to Putin is clear: Yes, you’ve taken parts of Georgia and
Ukraine. But they’re not NATO. That territory is sacred — or so we say.
is very simple the people running Nato and the American Government
doesn't really want to do what it takes to defeat the Islamic Muslim
Someone is going to need to fight these very focus pervert terrorist very soon.
trying to moralize to make us the American people keep feeling morally
guilty for trying to really stop them, is not working on us.
Islamic terrorist are coming in through this immigration strain from
Syria, and what is going on in France will start going on here for sure.
So the Obama hide and seek appeasement Islamic foreign politic, helped
by this country’s media, are going to keep calling the American people
inhuman for wanting to do what it take to go stop the Islamic muslin
terrorist for real.
Donald Trump is becoming more popular
because America is very tired of getting talked down to on television in
a moral condescending way.
And these DC county club members
are only talking to each other now after all of these terror strikes
around Europe, and here. Because the American people now know that this
is War, and we must fight it to win.
With or without all of the
bad social advice of the Ivy League wise guys. It could also be too
late for tears if this Barack Obama foreign policy keeps going on much
Neocon philosophy holds that the US must project power in order to
contain our enemies. I get that. Our real enemy is the Middle Eastern
terrorists. I get that. The neocons tell us that Iran, China and Russia
present threats to our country. I get that, I don't agree, but I get
What I don't get is how the neocons can look at America
and tell us, as if we are all rubes, that this can be done without any
sacrifice by American people. We are supposed to fight ISIS, Iraq,
Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Russia China and Iran (and possibly more)
without raising a war tax. Every major war until the invasion of
Afghanistan and Iraq required some type of tax...surtax, temporary
tax...something. Neocons try to convince us that $19Trillion in debt
is serious, yet they cheerfully are willing to add to the debt rather
than raise a tax.
Worse, some of them (Paul Ryan) put forth a
budget proposal (twice) that guts all domestic programs including
Social Security and Medicare and cuts taxes for the wealthy, in their
version of "sacrifice", while continuing to fight the neocon wars.
has signed on to the Ryan agenda. But don't worry, Donald and his
family will be just fine as will Paul Ryan and the rest of Congress who
exempt themselves from dire programs they put forth. Its your kids and
grandkids you need to worry about.