Obama isn’t going to act tough where it would be effective against ISIS or Iran, but he has to act tough somewhere to pretend he isn’t all about reducing America’s power and influence in the world, so he wastes effort in Eastern Europe, where no one will allow it to grow into WWIII, yet it boosts Putin’s ability to justify more militarism because the US is putting more material into Eastern Europe. So nothing is done to ISIS or Iran, and nothing effective is done near Ukraine, where feeble US action is all for show and in the end Putin and Russia will emerge stronger.
BY Holly Ellyat Via CNBC June 16, 2015
Russia prepares for a European road trip. (photo credit: Kirill Kudryavtsev | AFP | Getty Images)
(While the Russian economy continues to falter, Putin competes in the only way he’s capable…nuclear build up. I hope Europe is listening. The threat is real. Put a cap on the socialist spending and invest in a strong military now before it’s too late. – LS)
Relations between Russia and the West took another downturn this week when Russia warned that any stationing of military equipment along the border with eastern Europe could have “dangerous consequences.”
The warning came as Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday that Russia would add more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to its nuclear arsenal this year, Reuters reported.
The Russian Foreign Ministry issued the warning on Monday after the
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