President Obama, the president who never met a military conflict he didn’t think could be solved by diplomacy and chit-chat, has apparently changed his tune.
At least, that’s what we’re supposed to believe. Just a couple weeks shy of his forever-departure from the White House, and Obama has suddenly found his spine when it comes to ordering troops to deploy.
Maybe it’s because he has to make the American public believe something that isn’t exactly true. Or, maybe it’s just because deep down, he has always been an egotistical, power-hungry ruler as opposed to a faithful servant of the people.
His latest move is bound to shock at least a few:
He has sent special forces along Lithuania’s border to help calm and deal with the so-called “aggressive” Russian military troops, decked out with nuclear capable tanks, which have assembled at the province of Kaliningrad, on the borders of Poland, Belarus and Lithuania.
“Lithuanian Defence Ministry spokeswoman Asta Galdikaite confirmed America has offered additional military support following Russia’s annexation of Crimea,” The Sun reported. “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.'”
Okay, but does anyone else find this an odd act on the part of our normally timid president?
The U.S. and NATO are supposed to send up to 1,200 troops to each of the three Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, as well as to Poland, before spring.
Since when does Obama deploy the military so quickly? With Obama, it’s all talk, all the time.
He didn’t deploy the military, for example, when U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stephens and three other Americans were under attack in Benghazi a few years ago, even though records showed forces were pleading to respond to the scene. He didn’t deploy the military when Syria’s Bashar Assad was playing the truth-dodge game over the use of chemical weapons – a game that ultimately went like this:
Obama draws a red line, Assad crosses it, Obama draws a red line, Assad crosses it, and so forth.
But now, with Russia, Obama wants to get tough?
This seems a political ploy aimed more at thwarting the Donald Trump administration before it even begins. You can’t deny that Obama has been blaming Russia for weeks now for interfering with America’s elections, an accusation that comes without merit or proof.
And Obama has also pointed fingers at the too-close relationship between Trump and Putin as if that’s a danger to America. Now coincidentally, he’s deploying U.S. troops to mess with Putin’s military. Tell me you don’t smell a skunk.
Source: The Sun