Continuing to play up the idea of a ravenous Russian bear racing across the continent devouring all it sees, Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak is pushing for NATO to send “significant” amounts of ground troops to his country as soon as possible.
Siemoniak insisted that the threat to Europe was palpable, and that Western Europe was safe because of the number of US ground troops in the area, saying he expected the same for Eastern Europe’s NATO members, and Poland in particular.
“We believe that NATO should not be limited in anything which concerns the security of its members,” Siemoniak added, saying it was important to ignore any objections Russia might raise about an escalated NATO deployment on its frontier.
Since the Russian annexation of Crimea, which occurred more or less without any military conflict, Polish officials, along with other NATO nations in the region, have insisted a Russian invasion of the rest of the Ukraine is imminent, and though weeks have passed since they started saying that, they insist it is still imminent.
NATO has already agreed to additional air patrols in the region, and Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Philip Breedlove has been pushing hard the idea of US ground troops in Poland, though as the days and weeks go by and Russia’s “imminent” invasion never happens, the sense of urgency seems to be fading.
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The idea is actually from that Danish far right politician which is the head of NATO , Anders Rasmussen, but Poland government is repeating the requested idea again. Gorbachev, should never have let Reagan fool him, the USG wouldn’t dare to attack Russia, now in 2014, yes is possible.
Europe is occupied because of US militarism regimes in Europe. Russia never had the intention to occupy Europe, if that was the case they never would negotiate with Ronald Reagan and leave Eastern European block , if they were interested in having a war in Europe they would have sent in their tanks while the Balkan war was done by EU-US, they would have supported Yugoslavian shooting down more of US and EU bombers, USSR nor present Russia ever been at war with a country for their "interests" or regime change and etc, history tells us that it has, it is and it will be USG and EU governing system whom are against peace and human prosperity and independence of any nations, to these regimes bankers prosperity, the capitalism and its vulture economic system that are prospers, after all, by stealing people's money it is these bankers which are the financier of these regimes wars, it is these bankers that are beneficial of all these wars, just look at your gas price again, is up by .50c from last months.
Nothing but heavily staged propaganda. Don't send them troops, send them kielbasa.
Dude, they got kielbasa…send them some chitlins…and jalapeno chilli dogs. Show them what real heartburn is…
Show them what American cuisine and culture can really do for a country!
overweight and generally lethargic…not to mention ignorant and apathetic about the world around them.
Everybody is waiting to see what Putin will do on 26 May, the day after the European Parliament election. Here in Europe, at least, the sense of urgency is certainly not fading and the fact that Putin shows no sign of seeking any kind of a permanent settlement makes people suspect that he is just biding his time.
Mr Kenny, I don't know what you are reading in Europe (you claim to be here).
But you should notice from comments to News Paper articles that more
than 80 percent of the People here in Germany are on the side with Russia!
Therefore, I'm very positive that the politicians will not do much
to endanger their corrupt income by doing too much helping Obama
and the Ukrainian gang which is there in power now.
That's a hopeful thought. However, we have a little experience here with politicians manipulating us into doing what they want, not what we want. Perhaps Germany's democracy is now stronger than ours (recently, there are those who say we are an oligarchy with manufactured consent).
Except the "consent" question never seems to make it down to street level…the decisions are all made by those with agendas (or neuroses) on Capitol Hill. The last thing they want is a general referendum on policy.
So the Poles are trying to start WW3 like they did WW2 by sucking in NATO this time instead of the Brits. Tell them to pound sand.
Good point. 20th century Poland has a lot to answer for.
Just like FDR egged the Poles into thinking that they were going to march on Berlin in 1939, and Britain and France made their worthless guarantees, Obama is encouraging them to think they're going to march on Moscow in 2014, and Britain and France are going to leave them in the lurch now, just they did in 1939. Do the Poles ever learn?
And then there are the Baltic States. The most incisive thing I've ever read about what happened to them in 1940 was a German comment from WWII which stated that it was what they got for trusting Britain to save them.
Poland started WWII. Why shouldn't they start WWIII as well.
Yeah, right. Poland started WWII by having Germany and the USSR simultaneously invade her territory. Is your "knowledge" obtained by reading Pat "Blowhard" Buchanan pseudo-history? Are you so ignorant that you think Poland could have negotiated a peaceful resolution? This probably comes as news to you but nazi lebensraum was the stated policy on the west side of Poland and a worldwide communist takeover was the plan to her east. And those plans were being executed by the two biggest mass-murderers in history. War was inevitable and it wasn't Poland that started it.
Ground troops? You mean the guys who were unable to pacify Baghdad?
Someone's living the illusion of a glorious past while others live in fear they've made for themselves.
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