So tell me again how WE'RE not the ones doing the threatening...
Julian E. Barnes and Gordon Lubold reporting in the WSJ
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Senior U.S. military leaders...
* WHO? NAMES PLEASE?
...have proposed sending more forces into Europe on a rotating basis to build up the American presence and are stepping up training exercises to counter potential Russian interference with troop transfers in the event of a crisis with Moscow.
* DOESN'T IT SEEM THAT OUR GOAL IS TO PROVOKE A "CRISIS" WITH MOSCOW? (AS OUR OLIGARCHS AND THEIR PET POLITICIANS CONTINUE TO SELL OUT AMERICA TO THE COMMUNIST CHINESE...)
The new steps would allow for the presence of multiple U.S. brigades in Europe at any given time, increasing that number above current limits.
* QUESTION: DOESN'T EUROPE HAVE... er... EUROPEANS? (MEANING... WHY CAN'T THESE EUROPEANS DEFEND... er... EUROPE... THEMSELVES?)
They were outlined at a forum here over the weekend by military and defense leaders...
* AGAIN... WHO - EXACTLY - ARE THESE "MILITARY AND DEFENSE LEADERS?"
...who condemned military aggression and threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin...
* CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK, HUH?
* "I KNOW YOU ARE, BUT WHAT AM I?"
(*JUST SHAKING MY HEAD*)
...and warned that the U.S. must not let Moscow’s cooperation with the West in Syria distract from the conflict in Ukraine.
* OH... SO NOW IT'S "COOPERATION."
* AS FOR UKRAINE... LET RUSSIA AND UKRAINE WORK OUT THEIR OWN PROBLEMS. IT'S NONE OF OUR CONCERN. HECK... IT'S NONE OF EUROPE'S CONCERN!
Gen. Philip Breedlove, the supreme allied commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, said he would like to see more brigades committed to Europe as rotational forces. Decisions on the proposal, he said, will be made “in the next couple of months.”
* IF IT WERE UP TO ME... MY "DECISION" WOULD BE TO CAN GEN. BREEDLOVE.
Gen. Mark Milley, the chief of staff of the U.S. Army, said the Army is refining its training to ensure the U.S. military is able to face threats posed by Russian forces, learning to counter hybrid war, which blends regular and irregular forces, propaganda and unconventional tactics to sow confusion.
* WE CAN'T EVEN BEAT ISIS! THE RUSSIANS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DO IT! WE COULDN'T EVEN WIN THE IRAQ OR AFGHANISTAN WARS AND KEEP THEM WON! THESE FRIGGIN' PEOPLE ARE INSANE!
* FOLKS... ONE MORE TIME: C*H*I*N*A...!!!
Milley also said he was in favor of sending more troops to deploy — on a temporary basis — to Europe. Such moves, Gen. Milley said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, are critical to ensure that no new conflict erupts in Europe.
* WHAT "CONFLICT...?!?!" THERE'S NO RUSSIAN INVASION OF EUROPE! HECK... THE WESTERN EUROPEAN GOVERNMENTS ARE ACTUALLY COOPERATING - WORKING WITH - THE ACTUAL INVADING "REFUGEES" OVER-RUNNING THE BIRTHPLACES OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION!
* FOLKS... THIS IS INSANITY!
The proposal for more rotating forces must be formally developed by Pentagon planners and then approved by the Obama administration and funded by Congress.
* OH, YES, FOLKS... F*U*N*D*E*D...!!!
* OH, YES, FOLKS... AT THE SAME TIME WE'RE BEING TOLD OUR EXISTING MILITARY AND EXISTING COMMITMENTS ARE BEING UNDERFUNDED THESE CLOWNS ARE CALLING FOR MISSION EXPANSION! (DOES THAT MAKE ANY FRIGGIN' SENSE TO YOU...?!?!)
The military will push for the inclusion of funding in a budget request to be sent to Capitol Hill early next year, officials said.
* OF COURSE THEY WILL!
Russian officials declined to comment on Sunday. Senior Russian officials have repeatedly said there is little difference between rotational forces and a permanent buildup. They have also repeatedly accused the U.S. and NATO of being the aggressor in Europe.
* THE... RUSSIANS... ARE... RIGHT...!!!
* I MEAN... CLEARLY THEY'RE RIGHT...!!!
The U.S. Army currently has two brigades based in Europe. It has assigned one additional brigade in the U.S. to serve as a regionally aligned force that will rotate into and out of Europe. Gen. Milley said he would like to add more brigades to those rotating to Europe, and add attack helicopter units, engineering teams and artillery brigades.
* HASN'T THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION BEEN DOWNSIZING OUR MILITARY? (RHETORICAL QUESTION, FOLKS; THE ANSWER IS "YES.")
* FOLKS... AGAIN... HOW STUPID ARE THE AMERICAN SHEEPLE TO ALLOW THESE BA$TARDS TO "PLAY" US LIKE THIS?
* HAVE WE NO RESPECT - NO CARE - FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM WHOM THE POLITICIANS, GENERALS, AND ADMIRALS (NOT TO MENTION CORPORATE LEADERS OF THE MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX PRESIDENT EISENHOWER WARNED US OF) CONTINUOUSLY MOVE AROUND THE BOARD AS PAWNS AND OFTEN SACRIFICE AS PART OF THEIR "PLAYING OF THE GAME?"
* FOLKS... THERE'S A REASON OUR GOVERNMENT IS SO HATED ACROSS MUCH OF THE GLOBE.
* FOLKS... THERE'S A REASON WHY SMART, KNOWLEDGEABLE, EDUCATED AMERICANS FEAR THOSE WHO HOLD POWER RIGHT HERE AT HOME.