Barack Obama Commits America To War with Russia

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“I say to the people of Estonia and the people of the Baltics, today we are bound by our treaty alliance. … Article 5 is crystal clear: An attack on one is an attack on all. So if … you ever ask again, ‘who’ll come to help,’ you’ll know the answer – the NATO alliance, including the armed forces of the United States of America.”

Committing America to an alliance via NATO to the Balkans is insanity.  No intelligent leader of a Nation would do such a thing.  Is America responsible for defense of the entire Globe?

Were I Putin, I would test Obama here and now.  I would invade Estonia.  Show Obama and NATO for the jaw jacking clowns that they have become.

At the end of the Cold War, we gave Russia assurances that we’d not chip away at their regional sphere of influence.  The Russian concern was that with the disintegration of the Soviet Union the United States via NATO would attempt to surround Russia with surrogate Nations.  This we have done.

We have our military in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Japan, Korea among other places.  This gives us a complete encirclement of Russia.  There is no reason for these actions.  Russia has not acted any more or less belligerent than any other Nation.  Nor have they been nearly as bellicose as the United States of America.  They have acted on terrorist threats on their border and periphery.  America has invaded the Globe and claimed it to be our right with the “pre-emptive strike” strategy/arrogance.

We tell Israel that they are wrong to launch pre-emptive strikes in Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, Syria and the farce that is Palestine.  Somehow, though, it’s legal when we do it.

The last time that Russia was encircled in this manner, a World War was launched.  Germany invaded Poland.  The Soviet Union was not long in waiting for their German invasion.  One hundred years earlier, France launched their ill-fated Napoleonic effort to defeat Moscow.  Not quite one hundred years after the Nazi invasion of the Russian heartland, America finds itself enmeshed in the Ukraine and treating with the nations that are historically used as invasion routes to Moscow.

The Russians must be feeling deja vu.

This is not the only instance where it seems that Barack Obama is historically deficient.

Barack Obama seems hell bent on bringing about World War III.  One wonders how long until Putin reacts with more than threats of low level nukes.  One wonders how long until Putin tires of Obama’s arrogance and ignorance.

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Outrage is not a Strategy

 

 

Image“Outrage is not a strategy. I thought military action always had to have a purpose behind it – so what is the endstate here? Hit, and then hope?

“I am not sure in what way even limited strikes help the people living in my constituency: how does this further Britain’s or America’s national security?

“There cannot be a sane person in Britain who would not think it a good thing for us to get involved in the war in Syria if by doing so it would ease the horrors faced by the Syrian people – and dire risks to people in neighbouring countries.

“We must be guided not by our alliance to America, but by our duty to understand that military force should only be used in support of a clear purpose and with a clear objective in mind – in support of our national interest. I am yet to be convinced that there is a strong and clear-cut case that military action will deter the Syrian government from using chemical weapons – nor am I convinced that in 20 years time some other tyrant thinking of using chemical weapons will turn around and say to his or herself “Whoops, better not do that: remember what Obama, Cameron and Hollande did back in the summer of 2013”.

“The use of chemical weapons was indeed a crime against all of humanity. But by firing one missile we are involving ourselves in a civil war on the side of a fractured opposition which includes people with proud links to Al Qaeda. By striking now, without clear cause and purpose, we risk consequences that we have not even thought of: this is a case of hit – and then hope.”

British MP Adam Holloway