If you had any doubt that Obama is trying to provoke a war before he leaves office, question it no more.
(If you’re wondering why he is so adamant to go head-to-head with Putin, here’s an in-depth analysis.)
The Lithuanian government has confirmed that US Special Forces have been moved into place to the Russian border.
“The United States was the first to offer additional safety assurance measures to the Baltic countries following the deterioration of the security situation in the region after the annexation of the Crimea,” Defense Ministry spokeswoman Asta Galdikaite said Tuesday.
This statement follows a report by the New York Times on January 1 that the US was “lending support to the Baltic States fearing Russia.”
“They’re scared to death of Russia,” Gen. Raymond T. Thomas, the head of the Pentagon’s Special Operations Command, who visited here recently, said of the tiny militaries of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. “They are very open about that. They’re desperate for our leadership.”
That doesn’t sound like propaganda at all, right?
This is only the latest in a series of questionable actions that seem indicative of a last-ditch effort to start a war before Donald Trump is sworn into office.
When popular opinion was that Hillary Clinton would be the next president, it appeared that war with Russia would be imminent. Clinton boasted of her plans to close the airspace over Syria to Russian and Syrian forces, which was denounced by many as an act of war. Russia ended a decades-long nuclear disarmament deal. The signs of approaching war were numerous.
However, when Trump was elected in a surprise upset, Russian president Vladimir Putin made immediate overtures of peace (much to the dismay of those who have been promoting war.)