Quantcast
Connect with us

Maddow: Will Trump pull troops recently deployed near Russia’s border because Putin has something on him?

Published

on

Rachel Maddow on Tuesday reminded her audience that President Barack Obama ramped up U.S. troop presence near the Russian border just days before he’s set to leave office, leading the MSNBC host to wonder, “Is the new president going to take those troops out?”

Maddow noted the similarities between Russian president Vladimir Putin’s rise to power and the unverified dossier published last week alleging Russian intelligence possesses information to use against the president-elect.

ADVERTISEMENT

“How Vladimir Putin stopped being just a KGB guy and got political power in the first place was by producing at just the right time and in just the right way, just the right sex tape to use for political purposes,” Maddow said after a brief history lesson on Putin’s rise to power.

Maddow then explained President Obama’s decision to send troops to the Russian border, noting the move is intended to assuage concerns of our allies in the region. Maddow also suggested Trump’s course of action regarding these troops could provide insight into how the president-elect intends to handle the adversarial nation.

“There are two full days left of the Obama administration,” Maddow began. “One of the things that has happened in the very last days of the Obama Administration is that the outgoing president has accelerated the deployment of U.S. Trumps to right next to Russia.

“These are American Marines from Camp Lejeune, arriving in central Norway this week,” She continued. “This is the first time that foreign troops have been posted to Norway since the end of World War II.”

“A U.S. deployment much larger than that just arrived in Poland as well,” Maddow explained. “This happened the past week, the largest U.S. deployment in Europe since the end of the Cold War. 1,000 troops, going up to several thousand troops, stationed in Poland.”

ADVERTISEMENT

The MSNBC host said President Obama sent troops there earlier than planned after negotiating with these countries who “want Americans there.”

“Russia hates it, but our allies—they say they want it,” Maddow added.

“There is a lot going on in politics right now,” she said. “But the president is very quietly leaving a whole bunch of U.S. troops on Russia’s doorstep on his way out the door. And here’s the question: is the new president going to take those troops out?”

ADVERTISEMENT

Watch the video below, via MSNBC:

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Shocking photos document the devastating flooding pummeling San Francisco

Published

on

San Francisco was battered by a heavy winter storm on Saturday that caused localized flooding throughout the city.

"A low pressure system off the Northern California coast Saturday hurled bans of strong downpours into the Bay Area, triggering a flood warning for San Francisco," KPIX-TV reported.

"San Francisco Muni officials tweeted that train service between West Portal to Embarcadero Station had been shut down due to flooding. Several streets were flooded in San Francisco’s western neighborhood including knee-high water at 15th Ave and Wawona," the station noted.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

North Korea announces ‘test of very great importance’ occurred at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground: report

Published

on

North Korea state media reported on a "successful" test at a missile launch site.

"A very important test took place at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground on the afternoon of December 7, 2019," a spokesperson for the Academy of the National Defense Science said.

The spokesperson said the test was "of great significance to the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.

https://twitter.com/nktpnd/status/1203486463209431041

#UPDATE North Korea conducts a "very important test" at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media reports, as nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington remain deadlocked https://t.co/abYhRDvBic pic.twitter.com/neCYEQTEhf

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Here’s why Ukrainians are shocked about Rudy Giuliani’s new associate

Published

on

President Donald Trump's personal attorney is causing "shock" among Ukrainians for working with Andrey Artemenko, according to new reports.

"In an attempt to exonerate President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani has been working with right-wing media outlet One America News Network (OAN) to produce a television special featuring a string of current and former Ukrainian officials defending Trump’s conduct in withholding military aid to Ukraine and seeking investigations of the Bidens," Law & Crime reported Saturday.

Continue Reading