US Army Deploys Tanks to Europe Ratcheting Up Tensions With Russia
by Peter Korzun
On December 16, US tanks and armor vehicles arrived in the Netherlands to be deployed in a storage depot located in the province of Limburg. The facility, the former Eygelshoven military base near Kerkrade, will be used to keep and maintain tanks, armored vehicles and heavy artillery pieces for a US armored brigade combat team. In January, the US Army in Europe is due to deploy a total of 4,000 American troops and around 2,000 military vehicles on a rotational basis to Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and the Baltic nations. NATO forces will move to the Baltic States in early spring. In an overtly provocative move, an American battalion will be stationed in Poland near the border with Kaliningrad, Russia’s Baltic enclave.
The US Army is implementing the annual defense authorization act which approved a $3.4 billion spending plan to boost NATO forces, including reopening or creating five equipment-storage sites in the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium and two locations in Germany. In September, the US Army began to assemble more Army Prepositioned Stocks (APS) for permanent storage in Europe. The additional combat equipment will give the Army the option for another heavy armored brigade. Presently, it has only two light brigades in Europe: 173rd Airborne Brigade and the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment.
The US military has over 62,000 permanently assigned service members in Europe.
Comment from Stewart Rhodes:
Looks like the Globalists who control Obama are dead set on starting a war with Russia before Trump can get in and put the breaks on. Our military should refuse all Obama’s orders along those lines, since there has been no declaration of war by Congress, but we all know they will go along and do as told, under the grossly expanded “Imperial Presidency” powers that Obama inherited from Bush, and all predecessors since Truman. This is the problem with the broad acceptance of “presidential war making powers” which have allowed Presidents to make ware without bothering to even ask Congress for a declaration of war, with WWII being our last declared war.
And so, a demonstrated traitor to this nation, hell bent on its destruction, can STILL spark a war with Russia during his final month in power, despite the people having sent the clear message they want no such war. Where is Congress on this? Why won’t they assert their authority?