President Obama does not think security at our own borders is necessary, but he’s willing to spend taxpayer money enhancing border security in foreign lands.
Obama has deployed United States special forces troops along Lithuania’s border to protect its citizens from an “aggressive” Russia. Vladimir Putin is deploying “nuke-ready” missiles in the border town of Kaliningrad, according to a Sun report.
Kremlin officials have vowed to never allow the Black Sea to become a “NATO lake.” Russia reportedly believes the entire military alliance in the region will quickly crumble if American forces pull out. According to the Sun report, Russia is in the process of “taking over” the Ukrainian and Lithuanian region.
“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,” said Asta Galdikaite, Lithuanian Defense Ministry spokeswoman. She also confirmed Obama has offered additional military support in the wake of the Russian annexation of Crimea.
Kaliningrad is situated along the border Russia shares with Lithuania, Belarus, and Poland. There are 16 more days until Barack Obama leaves office. We should expect the Cold War style hostilities to continue mounting until Trump takes the oath of office.
The Lithuanian government spokeswoman also maintained Obama’s deployment of United States special operations forces was done as a “deterrent.” United States General Raymond T. Thomas claims many of the former Eastern Block countries are “scared to death” of Russia.
General Thomas also stated American forces have had a “persistent” presence in the Baltic States bordering Russia. Once again the hard-earned money of middle class taxpayers is being used not to protect their own families but to protect citizens in other countries.
The United States special forces in Lithuania are being joined by troops representing other members of NATO. Battalions of up to 1,200 soldiers each are being sent to Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Poland this spring.
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius described Russian behavior in the region as “military hooliganism.” Linkevicius also confirmed the ongoing military activity by Putin’s troops in the region, saying the actions by armed forces were terrifying citizens. “Iskander missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads have been deployed. There are S-400 missiles and modernized jets,” the foreign minister added.
Linas Linkevicius is calling on NATO nations to offer even more support in Ukraine. “Russia likes to create problems, conflict, and then suggest some ideas how to mitigate, how to mediate – and some of our colleagues say ‘look they are cooperating,'” he continued.
Donald Trump might have a thing or two to say about the military action being planned by the Obama administration. One of first questions the 45th president of the United States might ask is how the foreign military endeavor is being paid for and how much NATO nations are chipping in.
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