Interesting perspective from ze Germans. The recent 1000 mile Stryker ride that took place suddenly makes sense. They’re trying to turn a profit on eastern European countries by getting them to buy up American made vehicles. A few weeks back I had a story told to me by our civilian mechanic of how they had tried getting the Japanese to purchase MGS variant Strykers a few years back in a similar manner. The Japanese instead built their own that works better. Funny how that works, huh?
“The US Secretary of War calls on Europeans to confront the Russian ‘aggression’,” Lafontaine writes after a strongly-worded introduction. “The Europeans have every reason to oppose the US aggression.”
Ashton Carter has paid a visit to Tallinn, where he pledged a new batch of 250 tanks and armored vehicles to European nations near the Russian border. His counterparts from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were eager to accept the deployment, indicating they see it as a message to Russia over what they call its “aggression.”
Lafontaine then cites the “Grand Master of US diplomacy” George Kennan, who served as US ambassador to the Soviet Union in the 1950s and to Yugoslavia in the 1960s. Kennan “described the eastward expansion of NATO as the biggest mistake of the US foreign policy after the Second World War,” Lafontaine writes, “because they have resulted in…
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