More fallout from Obama’s magical “reset button.” How many years/decades will we suffer the disastrous consequences of Obama’s epic foreign policy failures?
It was Obama, back in 2009, who scrapped the Bush-era missile defense shield program in Eastern Europe as part of Obama’s spectacular failed “reset” with Russia. In doing so, Russia read the shield backdown as a sign of U.S. weakness. Instead of the rapprochement with the United States that Obama promised, Russia pressed ahead with regaining Russian power in the former Soviet bloc. The “deterioration of the security situation in the region after the annexation of the Crimea” is due to Obama’s failed policies. Has any reporter mentioned Obama’s craven surrender to Putin on Eastern Europe’s missile defense program, let alone grilled him on it?
U.S. tanks roll into Germany to protect against potential Russian invasion
By Elizabeth Palmer / CBS News, January 8, 2016:
U.S. tanks deployed in Germany
NORTHERN GERMANY — U.S. Tanks rolled into Germany this weekend.
The deployment — which also includes 3,500 U.S. Troops — is to protect Eastern Europe against a potential Russian invasion.
In the dock area of the German city of Bremerhaven all around is American military hardware just off the boat — everything from Humvees to tanks.
The official name for this display of military muscle is Operation Atlantic Resolve.
Its purpose is to reassure America’s nervous European allies that the U.S. military will stand with them against any aggressive moves by Russia. Moves, like the 2014 invasion of Crimea, when Russian troops arrived in what had been Ukraine — and seized it for the Kremlin.
America’s response is a decision to stop the draw down of U.S. troops in Europe, and reverse it –– in the first buildup since the end of the Cold War.
“We intend to reassure all those here in Europe that we are committed to peace and security, and to send a signal to anybody else who would differ with that, that that’s not gonna work,” said Lt. General Timothy Ray, deputy commander of the U.S.’s European command.
That anybody else would be Vladimir Putin, who is on record as saying its stupid and unrealistic to think that Russia would attack anyone.
But just in case, Operation Atlantic Resolve is big and very visible deterrent.
Over the next week all the equipment will leave Germany and be sent to Poland, and from there, be deployed across Eastern Europe.