Thursday, January 12, 2017

While Americans Fixate on Donald Trump, Peace Prize Winning Obama Rearms Europe

"Among their equipment will be 87 Abrams M1A1 tanks, 20 Paladin artillery vehicles and 136 Bradley fighting vehicles.

The equipment will be used by the U.S. Army's 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, arriving this month from Fort Carson, Colorado for the first of what Washington promises will be back-to-back nine-month rotations in the "foreseeable future."

Beginning in February, U.S. military units will spread out across Poland, the Baltic states, Bulgaria, Romania and Germany for training, exercises and maintenance.

The Army is also sending its 10th Combat Aviation Brigade with about 50 Black Hawk and 10 CH-47 Chinook helicopters and 1,800 personnel, as well as a separate aviation battalion with 400 troops and 24 Apache helicopters."

A large contingent of armament, soldiers and war gear arrived in the German port of Bremerhaven today to begin overland convoys to various countries along Russia's borders, part of an ongoing and massive buildup of armament, troops, and missile batteries that have been streaming into Eastern Europe during peace prize winning Barak Obama's last six months in office.

The screenshot is from a Reuters article about the arrival whose headline mistakenly says the equipment and troops are there for exercises. The body of the story states accurately they will be stationed there permanently.
Obama has continued all the Bush wars and begun four of his own --  Libya, Syria, Yemen and North Africa -- all of which continue, and has established numerous executive precedents for using the military without constitutionally mandated congressional approval, from going to war on his own to assassinating anyone he chooses with drones including American citizens, and has overseen the relaunch of Newt Gingrich and the Neocon hawks' wet dream, a  new Cold War, all with the eager approval of the Democratic Party establishment.

The fact that this politician, who tried to force down our throats the TPP and TPIP by which he wanted to give massive new powers to global corporations and who did get the even more ominous General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade passed, who by design let 10 million Americans be foreclosed on while he lavished Wall Street banks with our billions and his adoring praise and who oversaw the most massive transfer of wealth upward in history, leaves office with high approval ratings and congratulations all around, a testament to his remarkable political skills and his ability to bamboozle masses of people right up to the very end.

Note: If you don't think I'm a credible source there's this.

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