Saturday, November 07, 2009

Pull the Troops out of Afghanistan and Put Them in the Baltics Now

Poland demands US troops be based on Polish soil

Radek Sikorski, Poland's foreign minister, said he was alarmed by recent military exercises conducted by the Russian army in Belarus, a country that borders Poland, and wanted the US military as a counterweight.

"We would like to see US troops stationed in Poland to serve as a shield against Russian aggression," he said.

"If you can still afford it, we need some strategic reassurance." Despite assurances given by US Vice President Joe Biden last month that Washington would stand by its Central-European ally there is growing unease in Poland that its interests have been sacrificed by an America eager to curry favour with Moscow.

Earlier, I said we needed to pull troops out of Aghanistan and station them in the Baltics. The reason why is now being told by Poland...

There will be more to come as Iran continues to stall.

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