All roads to war lead to Washington…
Yes, more funny “road” sayings…
The road to hell may be paved with good intentions, but the road to war is paved with…?
WASHINGTON – U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland to begin a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe to bolster allies in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula last month.
Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said Tuesday that the exercises will last about a month, and initially involve about 600 troops.
An Army company of about 150 soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team based in Vicenza, Italy, will start the exercises Wednesday in Poland. Additional Army companies will head to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and are expected to arrive by Monday for similar land-based exercises in those countries.
Under the current plan, U.S. troops would rotate in and out of the four countries for additional exercises on a recurring basis.
“We’re looking at trying to keep this rotational presence persistent throughout the rest of this year,” Kirby told reporters, adding that over time the exercises could expand to other countries.
The exercises are part of an effort announced last week by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel aimed at reassuring NATO allies of America’s commitment to the region’s defense.
I think this is just the beginning.
Canada is also sending troops, I guess.
But I know what you’re thinking…
Is this going to lead to World War Three?
What’s Putin gonna do about being encircled by the regime that funded a coup d’état in Ukraine?
What do you think?
What are North Korea and China gonna do?
What about the UK and the EU?
How is the debt-ridden US to pay for this war with Russia?
US Foreign Policy Thugs:
These guys make some rather good points.
If it’s not, it’ll do until the real worst enemy gets here.
District of Criminals.
China’s got a few carrier’s on the build, but they won’t be ready till 2018, at the earliest. And they could never truly challenge the US in the Pacific unless Russia was involved, or if the US Pacific Fleet was gone or otherwise engaged when China makes it move South towards Australia…and across to Japan.
Some political theorists believe nukes could be used, and, if so, then perhaps all that will be a moot point.
I suppose they could do it…you get enough like-minded sociopaths in the highest places of government, banks, and multi-national corporations around the world, and they could be capable of doing it…but it asks the same old question: wouldn’t they destroy their own businesses in the process?
Yes, they would. They’d destroy it all. Tax payers, workers, infrastructure, all of it.
So, this is what I can’t get my head around.
Unless they want all that mayhem, death and destruction, out of which they can build their New World Psychosis…
I suppose we’ll see.
I hope they’re not that crazy.
Ugh. Well…maybe they are.
Yeah, besides, they’d ruin their owl…and we know how they love their little owls.
Anyway, be all that as it may, the war is coming, and I feel fine.