Friday, January 27, 2017 by JD Heyes
The Obama administration and careerists within the intelligence community who are repulsed at the prospect of a President Trump – someone who plans from the outset to hold people accountable – were very busy laying political landmines for him ahead of his Jan. 20 inauguration. One of the biggest was laid by the president himself.
Obama appears to have done all he could to either sabotage any chance Trump has at actually producing better relations with Russia, or make it so that one of the first things the billionaire-turned-politician will have to do is engage the U.S. military against Russian forces.
As reported by Breitbart, Obama ordered U.S. forces to Poland, which borders Ukraine, to the southeast, and the Baltic nations of Belarus and Lithuania, to the east and northeast, respectively. These nations were once part of the Soviet Union and harbor sizable Russian populations.
In addition, Poland butts up against the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, a city and region that still belongs to Mother Russia.
Obama sent 3,000 U.S. troops to Poland, which admittedly welcomed the move, prompting Russia to respond by deploying sophisticated S-400 anti-aircraft missiles around the capital of Moscow. (RELATED: Keep up with all U.S. military actions and deployments at NationalSecurity.news)
The UK’s Daily Mail, quoting the Russian Defense Ministry, reported further:
The SAM combat squads of the Moscow Region aerospace forces have put the new S-400 Triumph air defense missile system into service, and have gone on combat duty for the air defense of Moscow and the central industrial region of Russia. The main task of the anti-aircraft missile troops of the Russian Aerospace Forces is air defense and protecting vital state, military, industry and energy facilities, as well as the Armed Forces troops and transport communications, from aerospace attacks.
Such troop deployments are not made spontaneously or in haste, short of a legitimate national security emergency (like the build-up of enemy forces on a border or an outright attack on U.S. forces). So two things are more likely: 1) Obama approved this troop movement months ago in anticipation of Hillary Clinton winning in November and continuing his policies of provoking Russia; or 2) He did so to antagonize Russia on his way out the door, leaving Trump holding the bag.
Either way, it’s a problem that the Trump team will have to deal with almost immediately.
Trump and appropriate incoming administration personnel have also been briefed already on what the Pentagon is doing, what’s coming up and what has already been approved. Trump and his defense/national security team are probably already working on alternative plans for de-escalating tensions with Moscow – not because Trump’s a Vladimir Putin stooge like the insane Leftist Democratic Party claims, but because it’s the right thing to do. There is no reason to be pushing Russia’s buttons other than to antagonize Putin for some geopolitical reason that has nothing to do with “hacking the U.S. election.” The globalist cabal Obama belongs to obviously appears intent on starting something with Russia, when in fact the better play would be to improve relations with Moscow as a way to counter a rising China. (RELATED: What else will Obama do to provoke World War III? Find out at Collapse.news)
Before exiting the White House, Obama appears to have done all he could to antagonize China, as well.
As noted by Reuters, both China and Russia are objecting to the U.S. deployment of THAAD (Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense) missiles to South Korea, ostensibly as a means of countering North Korean ballistic missiles. Moscow and Beijing are aware that THAAD can also be used to counter their ICBMs in the region.
What if Mexico allowed Russia to place troops south of our border? What if Cuba decided to do so? That would be no different than what Obama has just done in Poland, given the nation’s proximity to Kaliningrad, if nothing else.
“These actions threaten our interests, our security,” Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said. “Especially as it concerns a third party building up its military presence near our borders. It’s not even a European state.”