Skip to comments.U.S. troops arrive in Lithuania amid Ukraine tensions
Posted on 04/26/2014 7:49:38 AM PDT by lodi90
(Reuters) - The United States deployed 150 paratroopers to Lithuania on Saturday, part of efforts by Washington to reassure its eastern European allies, worried by events in Ukraine, that NATO would offer protection if they face Russian aggression.
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I just don’t see anything good coming out of this. On the positive side....as miserable as guys were in Iraq and Afghanistan....Lithuania will be paradise, which invites trouble via alcohol and hookers.
Exactly how “reassuring” are 150 paratroopers?
Also have a really hard time imagining Americans accepting a huge war over a country such as Lithuania, NATO or no.
For the moment, Lithuania is on the free side of the ledger. One way or another, that is likely to change drastically. Also immediately endangered are temporarily free countries: Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Moldova, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, etc. For our part, we will continue the dismantling of our military while giving lip service to international leadership. Reagan’s freedom through strength concept is long gone.
Sure not very reassuring to the paratroopers or anyone else with a brain.
Under just what rule of law are these troops being sent? The general premise of NATO?
Lithuania welcomes our homosexual forces, no doubt.
Lithuanians in general don’t care for gays.
Any gay US soldiers that think they can flaunt their newly won rights to engage in sodomy will likely get their ass kicked over there.
The 173rd is setting up shop in Poland and the former USSR. It’s airborne companies rotating on a monthly basis for the rest of the year.
This isn’t way more than a show the flag op. The 173rd is the NATO QRF that would be deployed if Putin’s no insignia fag army shows up in the Baltics
It's entirely possible that the Lithuanians admire and respect our troops more than you do.
I'm of Lithuanian descent, both sides of my family. My dad and uncles fought in WWII. I'm a Vietnam Era USAF veteran. It was Lithuania that led the fight for independence for the Baltic States from the Soviet Union. They're tough, unconventional fighters, as was proven and Afghanistan fighting the Taliban, who feared the Lituanians. In the days of old, Lithuanians fought a "berserker" style of warfare and were much feared and respected. Don't underestimate and besmirch Lithuanians!
Something only the idiot Obama administration would do.
As much as I despise that criminal Obama, I still respect the office and its legitimate powers.
A lot of people don’t realize this, but Kosciuszko identified himself as a Lithuanian.
A great tragedy was the fall of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
Two guys who played football with my son in HS have been or are currently in the 173rd. One friend was in Chosin Battalion and saw combat in Afghanistan. He’s currently in college and in Army ROTC and will get his commission in two years. The other friend is currently on active duty with the 173rd and could very well be a part of this deployment to the Baltic States.
Sorry. I should have used the term “homosexualist”.
In current terms, that may be true.
Wait for the fallout. When these troops get involved with the locals and get in trouble. They will be asked to leave. Its the nature of the beast.
I can’t imagine that Putin would want to invade Lithuania. What is the point of sending our paratroopers there? If the US attacked Ukraine from there, couldn’t it get Lithuania sucked into a war? Besides that, every single “spontaneious uprising” for freedom has been engineered by US/globalist/banker interests. Why would Lithuania want to risk such inspiration there?
I figured that’s what you meant. But let’s be careful out there. :)