As the days tick away to Obama finally leaving office, we see evidence of his initial blunders from his first days in office nearly 8 years to the day ago.
What comes to mind here is one of the first things he did when sitting his ass in the high-backed leather chair behind the Oval Office desk (which he would continually scuff with his shoes over the course of two terms in office) was to throw out the previous Bush administration’s promise to provide these countries with a missile defense system. Remember? Putin/Russia didn’t like it so Obama said, “No probs, buddy! It’s outta-here!” That’s back when Obama considered Putin and Co, friends, you know. And then there was Obama’s pantywaist response to Putin’s invasion of and annexing of Crimea.
Now Obama’s all like, “Hey, Vlad, you’re bad! You stood in my way of regime change in Syria! Even after we left backdoors open for you to do dirty deals with Iran in the nuke deal. You stole our election from Hillary…”
Nothing like watching commies fuck each other over…
Russia is reportedly deploying nuke-ready missiles in the province of Kaliningrad which borders Lithuania.
PRESIDENT Obama has deployed US special forces troops along Lithuania’s border with “aggressive” Russia.
Tensions between Washington and the Kremlin have reached Cold War levels amid reports Vladimir Putin is deploying nuke-ready missiles in the Russian province of Kaliningrad – which borders Poland, Belarus and Lithuania.
And Lithuanian Defence Ministry spokeswoman Asta Galdikaite confirmed America has offered additional military support following Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
She said: “The United States was the first to offer additional safety assurance measures to the Baltic countries following the deterioration of the security situation in the region after the annexation of the Crimea.”
She added: “US Special Operations Forces presence in Lithuania is one of the deterrents” against military threats by Putin’s aggressive regime, reports the Express.
US military chief General Raymond T Thomas told the New York Times that America has a “persistent” presence in the Baltic states bordering Russia.
He added that many former Eastern Bloc countries are “scared to death” of Russia and the vulnerable states are “desperate” for America’s leadership.
The US and its Nato allies will send battalions of up to 1,200 to each of the three Baltic states – Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – and Poland by spring this year, reports the New York Times.
Lithuania’s foreign minister Linas Linkevicius confirmed Russia’s military activity in Kaliningrad is terrifying the region…
Jonah Goldberg: Obama is going out in a blaze of self-interest