Barack Obama is a real piece of work. One of the first things he did as president was abandon George W Bush’s commitment to Poland for building a missile defense shield in their country. Liberals at the time praised Obama for not ‘meddling in other country’s world affairs’, but they completely missed the point, and I suppose they still do.
Yes, Bush made the commitment to ease the Polish government’s concerns over Russia starting a new Cold War and taking over their country again, but the missile defense system would have also been used to protect the east coast of the United States from nuclear missiles launched and aimed at our homeland. The west coast is already protected by the National Defense Program, but our east coast has been left wide open to attack.
President Bush had made the promise to Poland and the Czech Republic, but those plans were squashed by Obama, and God only knows the damage done by not securing that part of the world for eight long years. And now, after Hillary and Obama screwed up the so-called Russian Reset Obama is showing a Mr. Badass posture by throwing sanctions on Russia and now sending troops into Russia’s back yard, all in an effort, I believe, to meddle in other country’s world affairs in order to screw with the incoming new president, Donald Trump.
[H/T: The Daily Caller]
Tanks, armored vehicles and 3,000 U.S. troops started to arrive in Poland Thursday in one of President Barack Obama’s last moves to reassure NATO allies scared of Russian aggression.
Poland shares a 144-mile border with Russia, and it’s one of several countries in the region that feels threatened by Russian aggression. The deployment is the largest U.S. reinforcement of Europe since the Cold War, and the first continuous one in the region. Troops will rotate every nine months and carry out military exercises in the Baltic nations, as well.
The move comes just a week before the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, who has signaled he wants to improve relations with Russia.
Obama became widely unpopular in Poland in 2009 when he abandoned plans for a missile base defense shield in Poland and the Czech Republic. The decision was symbolic in the eyes of the Poles since it took place Sept. 17, 2009 — the 70th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland.
“They have not really forgotten that,” Polish Secretary of State Anna Maria Anders told The Daily Caller News Foundation in a June interview.