Monday, January 30, 2017

Why Are U. S. Troops in Poland? A Stupid and Useless Gesture

Is Our National Defense Establishment Really This Clueless

Poland is celebrating the arrival of the U. S. Army on its soil.  What is not happening is any explanation of why this is happening.

“Polish leaders celebrated the arrival of U.S. troops Saturday as part of a NATO deployment that has drawn criticism from Russia.

“We have waited for you for a very long time,” Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said during a ceremony in the western Polish town of Zagan, the Associated Press reported.

Some 3,000 American troops are being deployed in Poland and six other countries under NATO's “Operation Atlantic Resolve,” which was launched after Russia's takeover of Crimea in 2014.”

Wow, 3,000 troops, that will sure frighten the Red Army under Vlad the Putin.  Supposedly this will punish Russia for invading Ukraine, but most of the damage will probably be the result of Putin laughing uncontrollably.   As for the U. S. other than partly legitimizing an increasing autocratic Polish government this is about as useless a military exercise as can be devised.  But Poland has recovered nicely from WW II and its control by Communism, so at least 3,000 troops will have a nice time.

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