Thursday, October 2, 2014
Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz says she wants a greater military presence in Poland in light of events in Ukraine. The comment came as the US announced it is deploying 700 soldiers and 20 ‘Ironhorse’ tanks across the three Baltic States and Poland.
The comments were made during Kopacz's inauguration speech to the lower house of the Polish parliament.
“In the face of what is happening in Ukraine, closer relations with the United States become more important. That is why my government will make every effort to ensure that the United States increases its military presence in Poland,” she said.
Meanwhile, the so-called ‘Ironhorse’ armed cavalry unit – consisting of 20 M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks and about 700 soldiers, along with Bradley and Stryker armored vehicles – is being sent from its base in Texas and marks a considerable increase in tensions between NATO and Russia.
The Baltic countries and Poland have said they are nervous about an increasingly assertive Russia in the face of recent events in Ukraine. This is the first time the US has shipped heavy armored reinforcements to Europe since the end of the Cold War, Reuters reported.
“The purpose is to be a very visible demonstration of commitment to our allies. We may take slightly longer to deploy than lighter forces, but there’s nothing like a tank if you really want to achieve effect,”said Captain John Farmer, public affairs officer for Ironhorse.
Ironhorse, formerly called the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, will replace a similar number of lightly armed US paratroopers, who were deployed after Crimea's accession in March.
Tensions between Russia and NATO increased dramatically due to the crisis in Ukraine, although mistrust and discontent between the two have been simmering for the past decade.
Russia has warned many times against NATO’s increased buildup and march eastward toward its borders, which it views as a threat.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in July that the planned US missile defense system in Eastern Europe is not just for defensive purposes, but is an “offensive weapon” which is an “element of the US offensive system deployed outside the mainland.”
“As it stands NATO is blatantly building up its forces in Eastern Europe, including the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea areas. Its operational and combat training activities are gaining in scale,” he said.
Along with the planned missile defense shield and the enlargement of the military alliance into countries like Ukraine, NATO has also been expanding its military activities in the Black and Baltic Sea.
Credit to RT
WHY IS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT DICTATORIAL TOWARDS DISSENTERS … BUT WELCOMING EBOLA CARRIERS WITH OPEN ARMS?
Will Obama be the Commander-In-Chief Who Lets Ebola Infect America?
3 Supreme Court justices, 2 top level NSA executives, numerous Democratic and Republican Congress members and other top American officials have said that we’re basically in a police state
Obama has prosecuted more whistleblowers than all other presidents combined. Indeed, the Obama administration is literally treating whistleblowers as terrorists. Dissent is also treated as terrorism, and the massive spy apparatus is focused on crushing dissent. Even trying to protect oneself from spying istreated as extremism. And investigative journalism has been criminalized by the Obama administration.
And yet the government is allowing people from Ebola-infected countries like Liberia visit America …even after a Liberian brought Ebola to Dallas.
Why don’t we enforce a travel ban … just until the African epidemic ends?
In July, Congressman Alan Grayson called for a travel ban from Liberia and other hot zone countries, to be lifted 90 days after the last case of Ebola is reported.
Scores of African nations have enacted Ebola travel restrictions.
Kit Daniels notes:
In mid-August, Korean Air and Kenya Airways announced they were halting flights to the West African countries ravaged by Ebola, and British Airways and Air France also decided to suspend service to the Ebola hot zone a few weeks later.
“France is recommending that its citizens leave Sierra Leone and Liberia, two of the countries hardest hit by the worst ever outbreak of the disease,” Jessica Plautz reported for Mashable. “The government said the increasing spread of the disease prompted its request that the airline to suspend flights.”
Yet the Obama administration made no such request to U.S. airlines and government flights
Indeed, there’s not only open travel for people from hot zone countries, but there are limited screening procedures at airports, and doctors aren’t screening very vigorously either.
While the Centers for Diseases Control are talking as if they are confident, the reality is different:
The CDC’s budget has been slashed
As Dr. Sanjay Gupta notes, there have been lapses in safety at the Centers for Disease Control and U.S. hospitals in treating infectious diseases
American government officials are acting arrogantly – and may be putting us all at risk – in the same way that:
U.S. economic officials thought that the U.S. had the world’s strongest financial system – and that they had figured out how to permanently stabilize the economy in a prosperous utopia – but their models were completely flawed, and built upon wildly erroneous assumptions
The Japanese had the reputation as being the world’s most technologically sophisticated and conscientious country … but their arrogance and attempt to underplay the dangers of nuclear power caused them to take incredibly risky actions which let Fukushima melt down
The government is much more focused on bombing yet more Arabs in yet more wars than stopping a pandemic which could turn into the modern equivalent of the Great Plague.
But stupid government policy is more dangerous than terrorism.
Credit to Infowars