Germany Deploys Tanks, Troops To Lithuania To "Bolster Confidence In Face Of Russian Aggression"

Tyler Durden's picture

Three weeks after the "largest US military deployment into Eastern Europe since the cold war", consisting of thousands of tanks and troops under a planned NATO operation to "reassure the alliance’s Eastern European allies", on Tuesday Germany started the deployment of tanks to Lithuania as part of the same NATO mission meant to "bolster confidence" in the face of what NATO member states call "Russian aggression."

Germany is one of the countries that agreed to provide troops and weapons for the NATO mission, which involves deploying four battalions in Poland and the three Baltic states.

German soldiers sit on a Bueffel ("buffalo") armoured tank recovery vehicle in
Grafenwoehr, Germany January 31, 2017, before deployment to Lithuania

According to Reuters, the German army command said it was sending about 200 vehicles, including 30 tanks, by train to Lithuania along with 450 troops, the first of whom arrived last week. The transports would continue until late February. Seven decades after the end of World War Two, the movement of German troops to eastern Europe, even on a NATO mission, remains a sensitive issue both in Germany and the region.

On Monday the U.S. military deployed thousands of soldiers and heavy weaponry to Poland, the Baltic states and southeastern Europe in its biggest build-up since the Cold War.

The 28-nation Western alliance decided to move four battalions totaling 3,000 to 4,000 troops into northeastern Europe on a rotating basis to display its readiness to defend eastern members against any Russian aggression. The deployments focus on Poland and the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, which fear Moscow could try to destabilize them by cyber attacks, territorial incursions or other means.

The military buildup meant to put pressure on the Kremlin, is the largest since the Cold War and could put into question the NATO-Russia agreement permanently banning the deployment of significant forces by the alliance in Eastern Europe. NATO rejects such notions, saying the agreement did not specify how big a force should be for it to be considered “significant,” and insists that the deployment is rotational rather than permanent.

The bloc decided to boost its military presence on the Russian border in the wake of the political crisis in Ukraine.  The most vocal members of NATO, such as Poland and the Baltic states, claimed that Russia could attack them after the events in Ukraine, prompting leading members of the alliance to agree on the troop deployments.

Moscow has denied any aggressive intentions towards NATO members and says the bloc is using a pretext to compromise Russia’s national security. The Russian armed forces have boosted their strength near the western border in response to the buildup.

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Aubiekong's picture

Dear Germany, Frack with Russia and get yourself into a war and you are on your own. Thanks USA....

Manthong's picture

I used to think Germans were smart.

Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

I hope Putin invites trump to place some american troops with the russian ones to counter german aggression

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Europe is going completely batshit crazy

Croesus's picture

As usual, Germany's just doing the bidding of the REAL terrorists in the world...

Like every other warmongering nation out there, she puts her citizenry at risk, to placate a bunch of religious nutcases.

Stainless Steel Rat's picture

More winning!  Merkel is politically finished.
But with all of that fuel Obama left on the border, one must wonder whether she intends to be the match! 

Croesus's picture

I hope she gets an intimate introduction to a gang of "migrants".

She's in the top 5, on the list of "people I'd brutally murder if I had the chance".

Stackers's picture

Maybe we should remember the last time Germany "deployed troops" to Lithuania ?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molotov%E2%80%93Ribbentrop_Pact

" the treaty included a secret protocol that divided territories of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, and Romania,"

general ambivalent's picture

Just turn DC into a glass parking lot and this whole shit will end.

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

"Germany Deploys Tanks, Troops To Lithuania To "Bolster Confidence In Face Of Russian Aggression"

What is this Russian aggression of which you speak?  Are there Russian tanks in Canada?  In Mexico?  Are there Russian missiles in Cuba?  I haven't seen or heard of any Russian troops built up on their border ready to blitzkrieg anyone.  Quite the contrary our military equipment is on THEIR borders however.  What a bunch of "do as I say not as I do" intellectuals.  Pathetic excuses for human beings-----trying to get us all killed in WW3.

philipat's picture

+1000. Completely agreee, this "Russian agression" is a complete myth but it comes from the home of Goebbels, whose philiosophy was "Tell a lie big enough and repeat it often enough and eventually the people will believe it" especially now with MSM serving as the new propoganda arm of Government.

This initaitive is presumably coming under the auspices of NATO which, after the State Department, seems to be the next greatest hotbed of dissent (Still under the influence of Western neocons?) and, hopefully, the next swamp to get drained. Or disbanded completely, which would make us all much safer. In the interim, fortunately Putin is a smart and unemotional man who is not going to get drawn into anything dangerous, although I do think that some sort of "False flag" event on the Russian border remains possible until the neocons have been drained from the swamp.

WWIII has been a real possibility over the last 12 months or so and my major concern with all this is that our "Leaders" have been so irresponsible as to put the lives of Billions of people at risk just for the sake of short-term political expediency. They all need to get kicked out and, fortunately, we the people seem to have made a promising start even in the face of entrenched resistance.

TemporarySecurity's picture

If you look at the map the Russians moved their country right next to all our military bases.  How dare they do that.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

What Croesus said, except that the List is much longer than 5.  And probably needs a few more digits, to be truly effective and lasting.

As I recall, a couple of MENA guys from ~ 3000 years ago (Moshe and Yoshua) had an extreme but effective solution, that was said to have been approved by a powerful Sky Guy.  

CatsPaw's picture

Not "all" of us, just enough so they can live well again.

Majestic12's picture

"Just turn DC into a glass parking lot and this whole shit will end."

Really? Wow you're a genius!

the Rockefellers, Rothschilds, Warburgs, Royal Family and the Vatican will all disappear?

Try setting your sights higher...much higher if you can get close to the bastards.

philipat's picture

Her STASI/NSA/CIA Dossier must be compelling? Otherwise I would agree with you....

Got The Wrong No's picture

She is a desperate Broad. That is the worst kind of Broad. 

Site's picture

I wonder if she is going to get the "migrant" muzz to help fight the Russians

Savvy's picture

The idea has been explored, google 'barbarossa II' site globalresearch.ca

williambanzai7's picture

This appears to be evidence of massive stupidity. But for the German industrialists who built those tanks, this is genius.

Bottom line, however, it is massive stupidity.

risk.averse's picture

 she puts her citizenry at risk, to placate a bunch of religious nutcases.

Huh? What has religion got to do with this?? Unless, of course, your "religion" is about selling more arms and getting even richer than God.

[or did you mean the "tribal" religion?]

AllTimeWhys's picture

"Russian aggression"

 

darn those pesky russians moving their stuff in their own damn borders

Winston Churchill's picture

What, no Einsatzgruppen this time ?

Son of Loki's picture

I have a college buddy who lives in Lithuania and he says the people there DO NOT want Germans or ZATO there. They want NO soliders from any side to be there since they can work things out with the Russkies like they have been doing for years, peacefully and thru negotiations.

He asks, Why does the United Sates want WWIII so much? I tell him both the short answer (McShame and his pillow mate Graham) and long answers via linking him to some ZH articles.

Pinto Currency's picture

Germany: 400 tanks
Russia: 15,400 tanks

http://www.globalfirepower.com/countries-comparison-detail.asp?form=form...

A war with Russia will take everyone's mind off of Germany's internal problems.

monk27's picture

Maybe The Krauts believe that "third time's the charm"... alas, they should know better by now !

Stainless Steel Rat's picture

Maybe that purchasing power is based on currencies BEFORE the German-Russian war was declared.

BandGap's picture

Uh, the Germans blew out the Russians in WW1. It was this bitch slapping that led to the Russian revolution.

Did you mean Napoleon Blownapart?

So this encouter would be for the best of three.

Site's picture

May clear out some of the muzz trash as well

BarkingCat's picture

Interesting historical background going back to the 1400s.

The Germans in the form of the Teutonic Knights were a major headache for the Polish crown. The king married off his daughter to a Lithuanian prince thus creating a Polish-Lithuanian nation.

In 1410 the Teutonic Knights faced off against the Polish- Lithuanian forces.

The combined forces were led by the King of Poland, the Lithuanian that married the Polish princes. The Lithuanian forces were led by the Grand Duke of Lithuania.

When the battle was over the Teutonic Knights were defeated using a battle plan created by the 2 leaders of Luthuanian heritage.

 

turnoffthewater's picture

Thank you. Educate one mind at a time.
You forgot to tell him to pitch the TV

TeethVillage88s's picture

You have heard of the Red Army, but wiki shows a White army which retreated from Bolshevik Russia back to Germany where most of them were from.

So 1) WWI, 2) Bolshevik Revolution 3) WWII 4) Teutonic Knights as commented below.

risk.averse's picture

McCain should have sworn off his war-mongering hobby when he was a POW in the Hanoi Hilton during the Vietnam War. Maybe it wasn't as unpleasant an experience as he likes to make out? You'd think someone who has experienced the horrors of war would try to avoid new ones.

Who knows...maybe McStain's one of the crazy ones who enjoys war. Or enjoys sending others to war -- I would say is possibly much closer to the truth!

assistedliving's picture

do you hv any college buddies in Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania?

How about Poland?  

Jubal Early's picture

If I was Lithuanian I would be more worried about the Poles.  Not only was Lithuania long part of Poland, Poland also has aims on finally stealing Koenigsburg from its rightful owners, the Germans.  After WWI, the poles invaded Lithuania, Chechoslovakia, Russia and even Germany. To a large degree Poland started WWII by being a zio-puppet for Chirchill and Roosevelt.

TeethVillage88s's picture

Maybe we can suggest they send in some Israelis to monitor the situation closely.

The Ram's picture

Let the Russians kick there ass a la WWII.  You think the Germans people would know better.  Did someone give the Germans a collective lobotomy.  They let thousands of radical muslims into their country, then they want to antagonize the Russians.  What gives?  Any German citizens on the forum would like to comment?  What am I missing?

Stef1304's picture

Correct.

Especially, if u consider the new policy of retrieving cash.

EU is a "open society" where business interest can evade tax & where banks discretely preys upon consumers.

They are not even defending their citizens most basics rights to privacy (transfert of all private data to the USA) or the basic right to use cash, nor are they applying the most fundamental principle of constitutional law ( separation of power, etc).

Truly, a cucoock nest of non-elected (or scarely) elected politician, disconnected from ordinary citizen, in denial of european citizens & nations interest (like borders, money, etc). And above all, no longer listening to their citizens. Or acting in their interest (Ukraine, Libya, etc).

Or Trump can truly help our nations to find a a way back to a more healthy & peaceful society. 

 

Stef1304's picture

Correct.

Especially, if u consider the new policy of retrieving cash.

EU is a "open society" where business interest can evade tax & where banks discretely preys upon consumers.

They are not even defending their citizens most basics rights to privacy (transfert of all private data to the USA) or the basic right to use cash, nor are they applying the most fundamental principle of constitutional law ( separation of power, etc).

Truly, a cucoock nest of non-elected (or scarely) elected politician, disconnected from ordinary citizen, in denial of their citizens & nations interest (like borders, money, etc). And above all, no longer listening to their citizens. Or acting in their interest (Ukraine, Libya, etc).

Hope Trump can truly help our nations to find a a way back to a more healthy & peaceful society. 

 

Cynicles's picture

Germany should be worried about the mussie invasion they are nearly under seige.

BarkingCat's picture

Only in science.

 

Don't forget they chose as their leader a short, brown eyed and dark haired man because he told them that tall blonds with blue eyes were the master race.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

Yes, they should be the pround Arians that all people from Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan are. That was a stroke of humorous genius.

HowdyDoody's picture

Early this year, Claire Hollingworth, a female English journalist, died in Hong Kong aged 105. She got a lucky break in her career, and ended up being in the right place at the right time. She was working on some human interest stories near the German Polish border in late 1939 and observed part of what turned out to be thousands of German tanks massing close to the Polish border. She filed a story withe English paper, the Daily Telegraph, describing this build up and her career was made. This was the start of WW II and the rest is history.

Now we have the largest build up of German (and NATO) tanks near the Russian border since WW II. What could possibly go wrong? Some anonymous bodies found dead in Lithuania dressed in Russian military uniform and booom!

TeethVillage88s's picture

Maybe that is why Guy Verhofstadt is so upset with Trump and the Immigration policy of Trump... They need more immigrants for their NATO Army? Against the Communist Invasion?

King Tut's picture

Know your history- Poland had it coming to them in '39

dark fiber's picture

You  may think of it as near the Russian border, but look at the perspective.  The Germans have parked their tanks inside what used to be Soviet Union territory. I wonder what the Russians are making of this and what could possibly go wrong.

TeethVillage88s's picture

Yes, but you have classes, Caste, a class system

- Literati
- Aparatchick
- Junckers
- Land Owners
- Old Money
- Stasi
- Aristocracy
- Peasants

MFL5591's picture

Merkle will now start the war to please the NWO Scum!