April 21, 2014 at 3:01 pm #10047
Love Bill Bonner, of Daily Reckoning fame, and his wit/intelligence. here’s the opening from today:
“Send US Troops to Ukraine?
Coming off successes in Iraq and Afghanistan, it makes sense that the US should send troops to Ukraine, no?
When we first read this in the Washington Post, we thought it might be a late April Fools’ Day joke. Then we discovered the writer was sincere about it; apparently, James Jeffrey is a fool all year round:
The best way to send Putin a tough message and possibly deflect a Russian campaign against more vulnerable NATO states is to back up our commitment to the sanctity of NATO territory with ground troops, the only military deployment that can make such commitments unequivocal.
To its credit, the administration has dispatched fighter aircraft to Poland and the Baltic states to reinforce NATO fighter patrols and exercises. But these deployments, like ships temporarily in the Black Sea, have inherent weaknesses as political signals. They cannot hold terrain – the ultimate arbiter of any military calculus – and can be easily withdrawn if trouble brews.
Troops, even limited in number, send a much more powerful message. More difficult to rapidly withdraw once deployed, they can make the point that the United States is serious about defending NATO’s eastern borders.
And why not?
The US has a global empire, supported by an unprecedented mountain of debt. All bubbles need to find their pins. And all empires need to blow themselves up. What Jeffrey is proposing is to speed up the process with more reckless troop deployments.’
What doyou think?April 21, 2014 at 3:18 pm #10048
My view is the only thing we should do is send them arms and food to Ukraine.April 21, 2014 at 3:24 pm #10051
Coming off successes in Iraq and Afghanistan
I fail to see what was successful there.
Canadian Patriot. Becoming self-sufficient.April 21, 2014 at 3:29 pm #10053
Anything but absolute victory ……………………is a defeat .
No food , no arms …NO MORE INTERFERENCE .April 21, 2014 at 4:26 pm #10062
Bugs Bunny: "I speak softly, but I carry a big stick."
Yosemite Sam: "Oh yeah? Well I speak LOUD! and I carry a BIGGER stick! and I use it, too!" BAM!April 21, 2014 at 5:20 pm #10067
Tolik, Maybe you are right, we need to not do anything. Maybe Ron Paul is right on this one.
We have to many problem here.
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