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NATO report reminiscent of Europe before WWII - "Peace in our time"

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Russia has massed all the forces it needs on Ukraine's border if it were to decide to carry out an "incursion" into the country, and it could achieve its objective in three to five days, NATO's top military commander said on Wednesday and dutifully reported by the Associated Press.

It was in the spring of 2009 that President Obama, on what was later termed his “apology mission,” cancelled plans for new missile installations to be placed in Poland and the Czech Republic.

Without any warning or consultation with these vital eastern European allies, Obama took it upon himself to send a “message” to Russian President Vladimir Putin that the United States had only “peaceful intentions” in what had been a long simmering Cold War (1947-1989).

There was no reciprocation of any kind from the Russians after the stunning announcement and set off the continuing suspicions of our European allies and countries throughout the world that this president was weak and had a “school boys’ vision” of a very dangerous world.

Fast forward to yesterday’s “shocking news” that the United States and its allies have now come to the realization that Russia might attack more than just Ukraine in the near future.

Russia could conceivably claim Eastern Europe back in its entirety. This was apparently “shocking” information to President Obama, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Secretary of State John Kerry, but certainly not to the Poles and Czechs who witnessed Obama’s unreasonable actions in 2009.

The entire situation is reminiscent of Europe in the 1930’s. America remained neutral as Europe, with memories still fresh from the slaughter of WWI. Europe traded peace for territory with Adolph Hitler.

It was British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain who declared “Peace in our time” shortly after signing the 1937 Munich Agreement with Hitler and basically giving Czechoslocakia, the last democratic county in eastern Europe, to the Nazi dictator.

Sound familiar to those who study history?

Not unlike what President Obama has accomplished to make our vital allies in NATO quake from his misguided decisions, providing appeasement to the Russian bear is equivalent to the historic blunders by France and Great Britain before the outbreak of WWII, which just happened to begin in Poland in September, 1939.

The Czechs and Poles haven’t forgotten, why has President Obama?

However, Russia’s intentions are portrayed in U.S. newspapers and a majority of Internet blogs as a NATO revelation. The Europeans had “no idea” this was on the horizon with a Russian leader whose background is head administrator of the East German KGB.

Not unlike yesterday’s “victory” speech by the president over the Obamacare sign-ups reaching 7 million Americans, the mainstream media glosses over the stark facts of a misleading administration bungling away American freedoms and security.

If just one of these “journalists” were to sit down with the heads of government in any East Europe NATO country, informed Americans might get a glimmer of exactly what we face as a country in the decades to come - blatant appeasement and “restructuring” of an America has that has existed as a world power since the beginning of the 20th Century.

That includes the solemn obligation to lead the free world. If not America, who then?

Of course Americans are rightly exhausted from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. That’s a natural reaction for any people. But our government is not telling its people the real dangers we face and/or our government leaders have no clue or the experience to stop this downside of trust and protection our nation deserves.

NATO military chiefs are concerned that the Russian force on the Ukrainian border, which they estimate stands at 40,000 soldiers, could pose a threat to eastern and southern Ukraine.

Where is America’s leadership? Obama, Kerry, Hagel and Rice?

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