Thursday, April 2, 2015

NATO

Much of Eastern Europe has joined NATO after being freed from Soviet domination for 50 or more years.  Now Russia is attempting to regain the lands they lost or gave up when the Soviet Union fell.  First it was Georgia, and they fought a war that resulted in the loss of territory to Russia.

Ukraine has been invaded and large parts of their sovereign territory have been taken by Russia.  Russia continues to take Ukrainian land and support so called insurgents.  The whole Crimea has been incorporated into Russia by force.

Now Russia is threatening the Baltic States and Poland.  The question is, what will NATO do about it?  NATO did all but nothing to help Georgia.  Ukraine received very little help from the West and no weapons because the West did not want to make Russia mad!  Will Germany defend Poland?  Will France defend the Baltic States?  Will the USA send troops to fight a high intensity war in Europe?  I worry that our present president may not; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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