U.S. troops may be sent to Eastern Europe


Locutus
#1
as part of growing conflict between Russia and Ukraine

  • NATO's top military commander in Europe said that he wouldn't 'write off involvement by any nation' including the U.S.
  • Troops would be sent to NATO member countries that feel threatened by Russian threat against Ukraine
  • Satellite images show Russians warplanes, artillery and brigades east of the Ukraine-Russia border




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U.S. troops may be sent to Eastern Europe to back NATO countries feeling threatened by Russia over Ukraine conflict | Mail Online


oh yes, sounds like an excellent idea. excellent.
 
tay
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The Less Americans Know About Ukraine, the More They Want to Get Involved



Only one out of six Americans polled in a recent survey was able to correctly identify Ukraine on a map, so naturally those are same Americans who are also the most supportive of U.S. military intervention in the crisis.

The poll, conducted by political scientists Kyle Dropp, Joshua D. Kertzer and Thomas Zeitzoff, asked a national sample of 2,066 Americans to say what action they believe the U.S. should take in Ukraine and, in a separate round of questioning, to point out Ukraine on a map.

According to Dropp, Kertzer and Zeitzoff, most people have a pretty skewed idea of where Ukraine is:


Most thought that Ukraine was located somewhere in Europe or Asia, but the median respondent was about 1,800 miles off — roughly the distance from Chicago to Los Angeles — locating Ukraine somewhere in an area bordered by Portugal on the west, Sudan on the south, Kazakhstan on the east, and Finland on the north.

Still, it seems Americans are generally opposed to intervening in Ukraine. According to this poll, respondents are more on board with passive aggressive censure – like Washington boycotting the Russia-hosted G8 summit — than actual military aggression. Last month, CBS noted that 61 percent of respondents to a poll on the subject said they don't think the U.S. has a responsibility to intervene. About 32 percent felt the opposite way.



http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/04/07/the-less-americans-know-about-ukraines-location-the-more-they-want-u-s-to-intervene/










 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
+1
#3
I think the US can fight this war best by brokering arms deals and spending the proceeds at home
 
MHz
+1
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

  • Satellite images show Russians warplanes, artillery and brigades east of the Ukraine-Russia border

http://rt.com/news/nato-satellite-images-drills-712/


The satellite images released by NATO that allegedly show a current build-up of Russian troops near Ukrainian border were taken in August 2013 amid military drills, a source in the General Staff of the Russian Army has said.


There is one problem, though: the images were taken some eight months before the stated date, the source said.
“These shots, which were distributed by NATO, show Russian Armed Forces units of the Southern Military District, which in the summer of last year were taking part in various drills, including near the Ukrainian border,” the General Staff official told RIA Novosti.
 
PoliticalNick
Free Thinker
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

I think the US can fight this war best by brokering arms deals and spending the proceeds at home

No, seriously, you do realize the Ukraine contains some of the richest oil & gas deposits in the world right? Do you really believe the US will keep out of the fray when they could control that much more gas & oil? They probably already have a couple of plans to send 50,000 'military advisors' and 'trainers' over to assist Ukraine in its defense.
 
Spade
Free Thinker
#6
"Meddles of hegemony" will be given to US volunteers.
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by PoliticalNickView Post

No, seriously, you do realize the Ukraine contains some of the richest oil & gas deposits in the world right? Do you really believe the US will keep out of the fray when they could control that much more gas & oil? They probably already have a couple of plans to send 50,000 'military advisors' and 'trainers' over to assist Ukraine in its defense.

Did you really read "I believe" in "I think"?
 
PoliticalNick
Free Thinker
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

Did you really read "I believe" in "I think"?

Actually I like your idea and think Canada should follow it and make a few billion bucks. I was waffling about whether you were being sarcastic or serious and still can't tell for sure.
 
Goober
Free Thinker
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

[/LIST]http://rt.com/news/nato-satellite-images-drills-712/


The satellite images released by NATO that allegedly show a current build-up of Russian troops near Ukrainian border were taken in August 2013 amid military drills, a source in the General Staff of the Russian Army has said.


There is one problem, though: the images were taken some eight months before the stated date, the source said.
“These shots, which were distributed by NATO, show Russian Armed Forces units of the Southern Military District, which in the summer of last year were taking part in various drills, including near the Ukrainian border,” the General Staff official told RIA Novosti.

Of course they were.
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by PoliticalNickView Post

Actually I like your idea and think Canada should follow it and make a few billion bucks. I was waffling about whether you were being sarcastic or serious and still can't tell for sure.

Hey, I'm game if you are (as long as I'm beyond the Long Arm)
 
Locutus
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

[/LIST]http://rt.com/news/nato-satellite-images-drills-712/


The satellite images released by NATO that allegedly show a current build-up of Russian troops near Ukrainian border were taken in August 2013 amid military drills, a source in the General Staff of the Russian Army has said.


There is one problem, though: the images were taken some eight months before the stated date, the source said.
“These shots, which were distributed by NATO, show Russian Armed Forces units of the Southern Military District, which in the summer of last year were taking part in various drills, including near the Ukrainian border,” the General Staff official told RIA Novosti.

Here's some picfresh

Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

In pictures: Russian military build-up near Ukraine

Nato's decision to release over 20 satellite images and associated maps of the Russian military build-up on Ukraine's eastern frontier is a signal of the concern among the alliance's commanders that a Russian military option against Ukraine is very much on the table, the BBC's diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus reports.

The imagery issued by Nato's Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (Shape) reportedly dates from late March and early April. It encompasses five locations in an arc around Ukraine's frontier. Imagery from a sixth site was provided by Airbus Defence and Space.




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BBC News - In pictures: Russian military build-up near Ukraine

 
petros
#12
Poland is stockpiling arms.
 

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