Washington Retaliates: Shifts Anti-Missile Battery Into Poland, Begins Rapid-Response Drills

Tyler Durden's picture

In yet another sign that Washington is keen on preserving the sanctity of sovereign nations’ right to choose peaceful democracy over violent tyranny, the US is set to use Poland as a staging ground in an effort to prove (because some folks weren’t sure) that despite the UK’s inexplicable reluctance to engage in an arms race with Russia and China, the US can still blow things up at the drop of a dime. Here’s The State Dept with more: 

This week the U.S. Army deployed to Poland about 30 vehicles and 100 troops from the 5th Battalion/7th Air Defense Regiment, based in Germany. The U.S. soldiers will train for several days with Polish troops from the 37th Missile Squadron of Air Defense, the 38th Support Squadron, and the 3rd Brigade of Air Defense Command.  

The American forces will set up their Patriot air and missile defense assets in Poland to demonstrate the U.S. Army’s capacity to deploy Patriot systems rapidly within NATO territory.  Training elements will include defending high value assets, ground forces, and population areas from ballistic missiles and air strikes.

Yes, “rapid deployment” of missiles systems. This makes a lot of sense because as we explained yesterday, Vladimir Putin (fresh from an as yet unexplained media hiatus), is busy conducting “snap combat readiness drills” in territories which the Kremlin has Santander-Consumer-style repossessed. But that’s certainly not the only reason for the White House’s move to ratchet up its Eastern European war readiness. As we noted on Monday, Moscow recently made it clear that it isn’t afraid to instigate a nuclear holocaust if it means defending Russia’s natural right to annex a peninsula: 

Having re-emerged from his hibernation, Vladimir Putin is wasting no time getting back to business. Having paced 40,000 troops on "snap-readiness," AP reports that a documentary which aired last night shows Putin explaining that Russia was ready to bring its nuclear weapons into a state of alert during last year's tensions over the Crimean Peninsula and the overthrow of Ukraine's president, and admitted well-armed forces in unmarked uniforms who took control of Ukrainian military facilities in Crimea were Russian soldiers. In the documentary, which marks a year since the referendum, Putin says of the nuclear preparedness, "We were ready to do this ... (Crimea) is our historical territory. Russian people live there. They were in danger. We cannot abandon them."

So regardless of how rational that sounds (i.e. some people who may or may not be Russians live there, so it makes sense that we would deploy nuclear weapons on anyone who questions our right to unilaterally commandeer an entire republic), the US isn’t necessarily ok with what the West perceives as unnecessary acts of aggression and so, in order to counter the idea that military posturing is an effective foreign policy tool, Washington will get more aggressive militarily: 

All of these Operation Atlantic Resolve exercises aim to reassure allies and demonstrate the freedom of movement of NATO defense assets throughout NATO territory.  The United States remains dedicated to maintaining a persistent rotational presence of air, ground, and naval resources in Poland and the Baltic States as long as the need exists to reassure our allies and deter Russian aggression. 

Meanwhile, US allies such as the UK, Australia, and South Korea are set to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Development Bank and Greek PM Alexis Tsipras is scheduled to meet with Putin next month in what looks like an attempt to undermine the perception of Western economic dominance. In the end, we've got posturing on both sides, and with the US seemingly determined to make a show of strength in the Kremlin's backyard, things could get interesting. 

Stay tuned. 

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Jethro's picture

Where is Maj Kong when you need him?

Pool Shark's picture

 

 

The Empire Strikes Back?

 

["I find your lack of faith disturbing..."]

 

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

We need to unite Europe again, so that we can mobilize European troops quickly and effectively during emergencies such as this. Imagine how much simpler foereign policy would be if our president could simply pick up the phone and call the president of Europe? This is the vision that world leaders have for Europe.

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

I hope that Europe can come together in harmony during this years' Eurovision Song Contest and resolve their differences. International contests like this and sports events such as the Olympics and World Cups are great events for uniting people. Hopefully, through these events and the efforts of international leaders, we can all learn to work together as allies for a stronger, better, greener world.

Xibalba's picture

USed to think you were making a joke....I'm starting to believe you're too good at this to be kidding?!?!?  ARE YOU KIDDING ME????

Bananamerican's picture

I'm sure about this:

every one of MDB's reds is from a dullard of the Right....ALWAYS

FHD's for MDB......fucking. humorless. dullards.

Pinto Currency's picture

 

 

 

Russian Deputy Fedorov accuses US of attempted coup with Nemtsov murder and working with Khodorkovsky in pre-planned street color revolution protests that fell flat the next day:

http://thesaker.is/nemtsov-maidan-failed-evgeny-fedorov-eng-subs/

 

If so, Kerry and Obama should be up on impeachment charges.

The neocons want war with Russia.

 

To Psaki - this is not smirking stuff.  The state dept / CIA risk nuclear war.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-03-16/caught-tape-state-departments-psaki-smirks-about-us-policy-supporting-coups

 

Let them eat iPads's picture

Man, those Russians are fucking paranoid. They need to quit drinking.

angel_of_joy's picture

Oh, the iMoron is back again. It's been a while...

strannick's picture

As we noted on Monday, Moscow recently made it clear that it isn’t afraid to instigate a nuclear holocaust if it means defending Russia’s natural right to annex a peninsula: 

-If by that, you mean defending Russia's natural right to exist, and not be dismantled by ZIO-Anglo Oligarchs and destroyed as a nation as was attempted under Yeltzin, along with mass starvation and poverty before Putin stopped it, and subservient to NATO and America as a third world labour factory and resource pit, then yes, I agree with you.

America ruins the world to rule it.

MontgomeryScott's picture

From chaos, order.

Never let a good crisis go to waste.

Russia (as you like to call it) ceased to exist when the Soviet Bolshevik/Kike revolution took place in '17 (1917).

The United States succumbed in '13 (1913).

The Kikes on both sides of the world are in a pissing match to see who can control MasterBlaster the 'best', now. We can blow THEM up 33 times over, and THEY can blow US up 33 times over.

'Defending Russia's natural right to exist'... Are you fucking SHITTING US?

SERIOUSLY?

That shit ENDED back in 1917. Those people (literally MILLIONS of Russians) were SLAUGHTERED defending RUSSIA's 'natural right to exist'. "Propaganda and Mass Media" must be your forte, I suppose.

The former head of the KGB is now your 'hero', Strannick. I suppose you idolize Willam Casey, as well.

It's a pity, and a damned shame.

edotabin's picture

Can you imagine being a reporter asking serious questions and having to listen to thosebullshit answers.  I wouldn't have lasted a week.

On the other hand, how she can sit there and try to look/sound convincing  while saying the things she does......not easy.

At least Baghdad Bob was funny.

 

Max Steel's picture

Patriot anti-missile defense sucks anyways .

edotabin's picture

I have somehow become inextricably linked to statements concerning missile porn?

serotonindumptruck's picture

Drudge and Faux News readers.

Morons and mental midgets, all of them.

will ling's picture

lobotomized.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Sodobotomized (head fucked).

But hey, all the MSM promote sodobotomy as the preferred alternative life choice, so everyone jump on the 'american' bandwagon.

acetinker's picture

Funny thing is that the contestants (individuals) in these contests will become close, and form a human bond.

And, the fucking ignoramuses (ignoramii?) who watch these contests (members of tribe a, b, c or z) who think they actually have a dog in the fight will become exponentially more polarized.

Anyone who thinks that TPTB doesn't have a 'hive mind management department' just ain't payin' attention.

NoVa's picture

Give peace a chance, huh?

 

Two, one two three four

 

Everybody's talking about

Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism

Ragism, Tagism, this-ism, that-ism

Ism ism ism

 

All we are saying is give peace a chance

All we are saying is give peace a chance

 

Everybody's talkin' 'bout ministers, sinisters

Banisters and canisters, bishops and fishops

Rabbis and pop eyes, bye bye, bye byes

 

All we are saying, is give peace a chance

All we are saying, is give peace a chance

 

Let me tell you now

Everybody's talking about, revolution

Evolution, masturbation, flagellation

Regulation, integrations, meditations

United Nations, congratulations

 

All we are saying is give peace a chance

All we are saying is give peace a chance

 

Everybody's talking about, John and Yoko

Timmy Leary, Rosemary, Tommy smothers

Bobby Dylan, Tommy Cooper, Derek Taylor

Norman Mailer, Alan Ginsberg, Hare Krishna, Hare Hare Krishna

 

Songwriter

LENNON, JOHN

 

combatsnoopy's picture

The draft dodging racist baby boomer draft dodgers sent my agegroup to multiple tours of at least THREE wars already?   Over oil.   So they can get their stinky hands on those petrodollar  funded bank liquidity post deregulation courtesy of THEIR fiscal/voting majority so they can rob people in need of shelter, in their "peaceful" country.  

 

THIER Hero Nuland fessing up to robbing taxpayers to give $5 billion to Kiev Nazis.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TpZa4OMFVk

Shale Boomtown rats- meth (meth is literally synonymous with race hate by whites, which are the Nazis).  
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2014/09/28/dark-side-of-the-bo...

"Tolerant" Boomer influence somehow becomes this: METH = NAZI
http://thecookbookofanarchy.tumblr.com/post/4436202362/how-to-make-meth-...
Here's an easy example (besides Soros)... what's her name Streisand's (Babs) assistant was arrested for possession of weapons and meth.  Birds of a feather.... Stresiand is Jewish?  Like Nuland?  And democrat too  But whatever...  
People go hawkish on LEGAL tobacco way harder than the drugs so there's more than just a tolerance of this in Hollywood (assistant is not the only one who uses it and there are groups of white supremacists in Socal unfortunately- I don't know if it's trending, it seems to be). 

Petrodollar fueld real estate ponzi scheme

http://fisher.osu.edu/supplements/10/12706/Exporting_Liquidity_Aug016-20...

"Non-materialistic" WHITE Baby Boomers flipping secondary properties they can't afford. 
www.compliancetech.com/files/The Foreclosure Crisis and Racial Disparities.pdf

"Peaceful" Country

bennorton.com/dea-agent-we-were-told-not-to-enforce-drug-laws-in-rich-white-areas/

articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-04-07/news/chi-report-chicago-police-undercounted-shooting-victims-in-2012-20140407_1_chicago-police-jody-weis-batteries

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lapd-data-20141216-story.html

www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/13/americans-trillion-dollars-drugs_n_494...

shovelhead's picture

You make it sound as if it's a bad thing.

Calmyourself's picture

whats the point snoop,  hating everybody or?  Concise and clear wins the day..

Stumpy4516's picture

Your age group VOLUNTEERED to go kill people for fun and money.

TheGreatRecovery's picture

<--- "draft dodging racist baby boomer draft dodgers" = neocons ?

<--- "draft dodging racist baby boomer draft dodgers" = somebody else ?

stant's picture

And if that dosent work out we will nuke you sorry ass

stilletto's picture

Great jokes MDB. I agree, the EU is so ridiculous it might as well (probably does) make policy decisions via the worlds crappiest song contest.

robertocarlos's picture

His faith in Government (God) parody had me crying.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

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I hope that Europe can come together in harmony during this years' Eurovision Song Contest and resolve their differences.

It's going to be difficult to come up with a winner that can top Condoleeza Worst.

TheGreatRecovery's picture

Could we enter "Wild Thing" in the Eurovision Song Contest?  Please? 

But we need TRANSLATIONS into EVERY EUROPEAN LANGUAGE.  If you know a European language, could you help?  Please?  

I think "Wild Thing" goes like this:

Wild thing.  You make my heart sing.  You make everything groovy.  Wild thing.

Wild thing, I think I love you.  But I want to know for sure.  Come on and hold me tight.  I love you.

Wild thing. You make my heart sing. You make everything groovy. Wild thing.

Wild thing, I think you move me. But I want to know for sure. Come on and hold me tight. You move me.

Wild thing. You make my heart sing. You make everything groovy. Wild thing.

Parrotile's picture

The remake by The Goodies was better . . . . . :-)

 

"Come on and hold me tight (not THAT Tight!!) . . . . ."

lakecity55's picture

Yes, MDB, great idea, but it will take world feudalism with a soviet for we  the serfs to fully implement world peas. All men cry out for a Ruler, a Tyrant, a King. Liberty is an illusion! Mankind must be led by his betters, the more they are self-acclaimed the better!

Zirpedge's picture

Please leave the scandalized ex Secretary of State out of this. Women are natural diplomats, they are genetically predisposed to construct social alliances. A more peaceful and prosperous world would come of Mrs. Clinton as President of these United States. She could call Angela Merkel (Future President of Europe) and discuss ways to promote a greater alliance against Russian Imperialism. 

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

However when pissed off they often release the flying monkeys and a good dousing of water rarely stops them.

Miffed

Citxmech's picture

Have you read the book?  Damn that was some dark shit.

Uber Vandal's picture

Mrs. Vandal dragged me along to the play.

Twice.

The second time with her friends in tow.

Only on South Park did going to see Wicked or ANY play pan out as shown, not even with my ex GF to Phantom of the Opera or Ms. Saigon.

 

 

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

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Women are natural diplomats, they are genetically predisposed to construct social alliances.

While I agree with you, I must point out that they are also genitally predisposed to scratch each others' eyes out.

Calmyourself's picture

Zirp, you serious bro?  Ever been laid, had two girlfriends or a jealous wife??

FMOTL's picture

Zirpedge please dont forget the sarc tag in future , it confuses some  people

Pure Evil's picture

Don't confuse the plebs with facts.

Just continue reading from the teleprompter.

Any change in outward behavior discombobulates the sheep.

Aussie V's picture

Obviously your perception of people other than your countrymen would be dealt with as you have described. Foe reign!

Initially, I thought you made a simple spelling error but no, "foereign" fits you perfectly!

Consuelo's picture

"Don't try to frighten us with your sorcerer's ways, Lord Vader..."


 

 

 

 

 


Gringo Viejo's picture

THE $! At all fucking costs sir!

stant's picture

Have you looked at the Capitol building lately? Looks like the Death Star near completion . But it's been operational since 1860. Look like that then too

Thirst Mutilator's picture

Barack-etology 101

 

Here's what's REALLY happening in Washington today:

 

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/tournament/2015/story/_/id/12...