Is the US and its NATO "allies" planning to attack Russia and start World War III?

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'Deter Russian Aggression! - US and NATO in Full Cold War Mode

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/330602-us-russia-threat-useucom-nato/

"We are told that 'Russian aggression theatens NATO allies and partners in Europe.' And it's not only in Europe where Russia threatens. The 'Bear is on the prowl all over the world!

'Russia is presenting enduring challenges to our allies and partners in multiple regions; therefore it is a global challenge that requires a global response.'

The 12 page document by General Philip M [Strange]Breedlove, USAF Commander, has a distinctive early 1950s feel about it..."

NDPP

US European Command Raises Russia To Top Threat Level

https://youtu.be/gJg7ICvq5tw

US European Command issued an 'updated theater strategy' document Tuesday, pointing to 'Russian aggression' as a top concern...

 

'West Can't Live Without Enemies' : Swedish Government Warns of 'Upcoming War'

https://youtu.be/bwkqroxjw7w

After two centuries of peace, Sweden may be engaged in a war with a 'qualified opponent', including Russia, a senior Swedish commander has told the military in an internal brochure. Activist Jan Oberg analyzes and points to militarist pressures from MIMAC: Military, Industrial, Media, Academic, Complex [Just like Canada!]

lagatta

I really wish the grammatical error in the thread title could be corrected. It grates...

NDPP

Glad to hear it.Laughing

(I assume you wish to change 'Is' to 'Are'.

You have my consent to try..)

lagatta

I think only a moderator can do that.

Sorry - I revise, correct etc. all day long, so it becomes a tad pathological.

bekayne

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'West Can't Live Without Enemies' : Swedish Government Warns of 'Upcoming War'

https://youtu.be/bwkqroxjw7w

After two centuries of peace, Sweden may be engaged in a war with a 'qualified opponent', including Russia, a senior Swedish commander has told the military in an internal brochure. Activist Jan Oberg analyzes and points to militarist pressures from MIMAC: Military, Industrial, Media, Academic, Complex [Just like Canada!]

https://www.google.ca/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=3qyuVp-cHqnLigL1iJ2IAQ&gws_rd=ssl#q=...

NDPP

And it could very well be Ukraine...

Rostislav Ishchenko/Igor Korotchenko on war on Russia's borders

Canada's 'top foreign policy priority' - Ukraine

https://youtu.be/dztEsbypVLM

Of course it will all be Russia's fault...

NDPP

Pentagon Unveils Extra Funds To Counter Russia (and vid)

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/02/02/448470/Pentagon-unveils-extra-fun

"The US Defense Secretary has said the Pentagon will seek a $583 Billion dollar budget for next year and will reshape its spending priorities. Ashton Carter added that $3.4 Billion of the budget will be allocated to counter what he called 'Russia's aggression', and to increase US presence in Eastern Europe."

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The subject of this thread is as timely as ever. NATO member and jihadist sponsor, Turkey, along with their ally Saudi Arabia (what's that you say? Not a Candian ally? OK, but why sell them 10 billion in arms then?) , Qatar, and of course their sponsors/overlords in Washington are busy trying to start World War III in Syria by putting a NATO member state in direct conflict with the Russian AF defending Syria from the jihadists and their Western sponsors.

Still think it's exaggeration? I think not. What is abundantly clear is that the US hegemon is pushing their client states towards war. The overthrow of the duly elected Syrian regime trumps the defeat of terrorism, common sense,  or anything else for that matter.

 

One expects the Americans to issue orders to the Banderist regime in Kiev to step up their attacks on civilians and the resistance in Eastern Ukraine, in an effort to provoke another conflict with the Russian Federation [in addition to the Syrian one] at the same time.

 

NDPP

Making Sense of the BBC Documentary Film 'WWIII: Inside the War Room'  -  by Gilbert Doctorow

https://newcoldwar.org/making-sense-of-the-bbcs-documentary-film-world-w...

"Is the BBC preparing the British public for collective suicide? What did the British broadcaster have in mind when it produced the pseudodocumentary WWIII? Moreover, why did top former British diplomats, military officers and politicians agree to participate in this film?"

 

'WWIII: Inside The War Room' (agit-prop)

https://vimeo.com/154308744

BBC = British Brain-Washing Corporation

 

US, NATO 'Very Nervous' About Corbyn's Disarmament Plans - Reports

https://www.rt.com/uk/332413-nato-nervous-about-corbyn/

"US and NATO officials are 'very anxious' about Jeremy Corbyn's policies, specifically the Labor Party leader's aim to scrap the UK's four Trident armed submarines, as well as its 'support for Russia.'

 

 

 

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Escalating the Political Propaganda War v Cooperation With Russia (and vid) -  by Stephen F Cohen

http://www.thenation.com/article/escalating-the-political-propaganda-war...

"Recalling last week's reckless decision by the Obama administration to quadruple the budget for US/NATO forces on or near Russia's borders, Cohen points out that Moscow has already begun to build up its own forces in its Western territories, further militarizing the new Cold War and its inherent dangers.

Indeed, Cohen emphasizes the Obama administration has officially declared Russia to be the number one threat to - enemy of - the United States..."

 

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at Munich Security Conference (and vid)

http://www.c-span.org/video/?324248-2/russian-foreign-minister-lavrov-mu...

"Russian FM Sergey Lavrov accused the US of escalating the crisis in Ukraine at an international security conference in Munich."

 

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Operation Barbarosa 2: because the Nazis didn't succeed so NATO will try again.

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On Friday, February 26, just a day before the limited ceasefire in Syria was to take effect, the Atlantic Council, the preeminent NATO think tank, issued a report on the state of readiness of the NATO alliance to fight and win a war with Russia. The focus of the report is on the Baltic states.

Yes, when there is an effective apartheid-style regime in at least one of the Baltic states, any neighbour would be concerned, but the feverish apoplectic fantasies of a "Russian invasion" are just that - fantasies.  

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...it is my argument that the NATO alliance will stage a series of actions in the Baltic states using hybrid warfare methods, or will simply manufacture images that will be used to create a new myth to justify war, the myth that Russia is trying to seize the Baltic region.

The report is designed essentially to provide the European governments concerned, that is, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Norway, with propaganda they can feed to the people through the media channels, most of which they control, to justify increased military spending and increased military forces in order to face a “threat” from Russia.

 

I've read elsewhere that at no time since the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 has there been such a massive build-up of troops on the borders of Russia. It really looks like a Barbarossa 2 is being planned. By the NATO regimes, like Canada. Because freedom.

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Throughout the report the imagined enemy is Russia. Each segment written by an expert in military analysis from each of the countries concerned in the report contains the standard propaganda about Russia and that Europe is vulnerable and about to fall to the Russian hordes.

The level of intelligence they expect the public to have must be very low if they really think such a fantastic document could be taken seriously as a description of reality or that their intentions could be understood as anything less than criminal. Any intelligent person handed such a document would automatically throw it in the garbage for the trash it is but then he would immediately retrieve it to take a second look, because they are telling us what they are going to do, what they preparing for. I wrote in my last essay that the increased build-up of NATO forces, in eastern Europe especially, has some similarity to the Nazi build-up for the invasion of Russia in 1941 Operation Barbarossa, is in fact a Barbarossa 2.

 

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John Pilger: A World War Has Begun - Break the Silence

John Pilger wrote:
How many people are aware that a world war has begun? At present, it is a war of propaganda, of lies and distraction, but this can change instantaneously with the first mistaken order, the first missile....

The Obama administration has built more nuclear weapons, more nuclear warheads, more nuclear delivery systems, more nuclear factories.  Nuclear warhead spending alone rose higher under Obama than under any American president. The cost over thirty years is more than $1 trillion....

In the last eighteen months, the greatest build-up of military forces since World War Two — led by the United States — is taking place along Russia’s western frontier.  Not since Hitler invaded the Soviet Union have foreign troops presented such a demonstrable threat to Russia.

Ukraine – once part of the Soviet Union –  has become a CIA theme park. Having orchestrated a coup in Kiev, Washington effectively controls a regime that is next door and hostile to Russia: a regime rotten with Nazis, literally. Prominent parliamentary figures in Ukraine are the political descendants of the notorious OUN and UPA fascists. They openly praise Hitler and call for the persecution and expulsion of the Russian speaking minority.

In Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia — next door to Russia – the US military is deploying combat troops, tanks, heavy weapons. This extreme provocation of the world’s second nuclear power is met with silence in the West.

What makes the prospect of nuclear war even more dangerous is a parallel campaign against China.

NDPP

John Helmer: What the USS Donald Cook and Polish Navy Were Doing Off Kalingrad When They Were Buzzed By The Russian Air Force

http://johnhelmer.net/?p=15464

"Who provoked, who feinted, who attacked first, and who defended are questions the publicity that has followed is meant to obscure..."

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I posted on another thread (Russia) that the NATO-Russia Council has met for the first time in some years. It was at the request of the NATO representatives. The unrelenting Russophobia (the US regime now identifies Russia, for example, as the greatest "existential" threat to the US) notwithstanding, the request for this meeting is a confession of failure. It is a confession that global problems cannot be solved without the Russians, that urinating and shitting in the face of Russia is useless, and that despite the quivering love for thermonuclear war among the neo-cons and their ilk, a thin veneer of realism is creeping into the consciousness of these political cannibals. Or maybe they're outnumbered for the moment. 

Christ. The Russians must have the sublime patience of saints. It's hard not to admire that. Anyway, no empire, it seems, will go gently into that good night. I hope I live to see that day when the Empire gets its teeth knocked out and is only able to gum its enemies - and many victims - uselessly. And the world goes, "whatever" and moves on to solving the many, many problems that we have. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one...

NDPP

'Putin and Russia are Ideal Scapegoats For Europe's Rulers'

https://newcoldwar.org/putin-and-russia-are-ideal-scapegoats-for-europes...

"For the West, the verdict over Putin is in. They want to overthrow him..."

Part 2 of an [Excellent!] interview with Russian economist Vasily Koltashov

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Obama Requests Military Support for Possible War Against Russia

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According to an April 23rd article carried by Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten (German Economic News), U.S. President Barack Obama is “demanding the active deployment of the Bundeswehr [Germany’s armed forces, including their Army, Navy, and Air Force] to NATO’s eastern borders” at Poland and the Baltic republics, to join the quadrupling of America’s forces there, on and near the borders of Russia....

Furthermore, DWN reports that on April 25th, the U.S. President will hold a summit meeting in Hannover, Germany with the leaders of Germany (Angela Merkel), Italy (Matteo Renzi), France (Francois Hollande), and Britain (David Cameron). The presumed objective of this meeting is to agree to establish in the NATO countries bordering on Russia a military force of these five countries, a force threatening Russia with an invasion, if or when NATO subsequently decides that the ‘threat from Russia’ be ‘responded to’ militarily.

The predatory imperial narrative is simply this: it is not the barbarous NATO regimes, ever expanding towards Russia's borders, endless saber-rattling, placement of ABM weapons on the Russian border, sanctions and economic warfare, etc., etc., etc.,  that is to blame for NATO's aggressive preparations for war. No, it is the unwillingness by those dastardly Russians not to allow the ethnic cleansing of all Russian-speaking parts of Ukraine that is to blame. If only the foolish Russians would allow the "peaceful" NATO regimes to stockpile their endless supply of nuclear weapons right on Russian's borders, then everything would be fine.

But JFK did not think things were "fine" when "Nikita Khrushchev’s plan to base nuclear missiles in Cuba", right next to the USA,  became known. We are all supposed to have fallen off a turnip truck and, apparently, cannot see the similarity here ...

NDPP

Bullhorns Out Gate! (and vid)

https://www.rt.com/shows/crosstalk/340802-pentagon-emenies-war-syria/

"The Pentagon's Ash Carter prepares us for America's continued crusade to save the world - through force of arms..."

CrossTalking with Dmitry Babich, Alexander Mercouris and Dmitry Suslov

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CrossTalk: Bullhorns in the Bullpens

https://youtu.be/f_5PNOw8AyQ

"The West's Relations with Russia: How bad is bad?"

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[The latest Crosstalk covers the following better than my thumbnail summary. But not everyone has time for a 30 min show.]

The duplicitousness of US conduct in relation to Russia (and, pretty well as much, in relation to China as well) is extreme. Whether it is the South China Sea (notice the word "China" in the name of the body of water), or the waters off Kaliningrad, it's all sabre-rattling, overblown claims of innocence in international waters, and so on. Just imagine if the Russian Navy started steaming up and down the US coast "practicing" attacks on the US. The double standards are breath-taking.

I see that some of the  Communist parliamentarians in the Russian Duma have even started suggesting that Russia restore the nuclear missiles in Cuba to give the US a little of their own medicine. Not that Putin will do that... but it does give one an idea of the brazen and bellicose conduct of the US regime.

The distress of US spokespersons over Russian flybys in the Baltic is touching. But it's all for show and ratcheting up the tension. Meanwhile, French parliamentarians are now openly saying that it's time for the end of the US overlord's sanctions regime against Russia.

Truly, it's an Empire in decline, unwilling to live and let live, determined to impose its Pax Americana until it gets its head kicked in.

John F. Kennedy wrote:
The United States, as the world knows, will never start a war.*

 

* John F. Kennedy, “Commencement Address at American University,” June 10, 1963

Pox Americana

NDPP

Baiting the Bear: Russia and NATO

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/05/04/baiting-the-bear-russia-and-nato/

"The most frightening aspect of current East-West tension is that there is virtually no discussion of the subject, and where there is it consists largely of distorted history and gratuitous insults.

We are baiting the bear, not a sport that ever ends well."

 

9 Theses About the War We Are Engaged In  -  by Rostislav Ishchenko

http://thesaker.is/nine-theses-about-the-war-we-are-engaged-in/

"On April 27-28, the Russian Defense Ministry held an international conference on security. I participated in a panel discussing 'color revolutions.' This is war. A new kind of war."

 

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NDPP wrote:
9 Theses About the War We Are Engaged In  -  by Rostislav Ishchenko

http://thesaker.is/nine-theses-about-the-war-we-are-engaged-in/

"On April 27-28, the Russian Defense Ministry held an international conference on security. I participated in a panel discussing 'color revolutions.' This is war. A new kind of war."

I've started a whole thread on this. See The Information Age of Warfare Has Arrived.

NDPP

Somnolent Europe, Russia and China

https://t.co/GNw1XNw8my

"My prediction is that Russia and China will soon be confronted with an unwelcome decision: accept American hegemony or go to war. Can the world wake up?"

 

6079_Smith_W

News flash: they already have gone to war.

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6079_Smith_W wrote:
News flash: they already have gone to war.

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

Wink

iyraste1313

 The strategic objectives of the United States have thus changed. As from now, their objective is to contain the economic and political development of China and Russia by forcing them to engage in commerce exclusively by maritime routes which are controlled by their aircraft-carriers.

As soon as he arrived in power in 2012, President Xi Jinping announced his country’s intention to free itself from these constraints and to build two new continental commercial routes to the European Union. The first route would build on the antique traces of the Silk Road, the second would pass via Russia and on to Germany. Immediately, two conflicts appeared – first of all, the war in Syria was no longer directed at régime change, but at creating chaos, while the same chaos broke out, for no better reason, in Ukraine. Then, Belarus contacted Turkey and the United States, expanding the Northern barricade which splits Europe in two. Thus, two endless conflicts block both routes.

The good news is that no-one can negotiate victory in Ukraine against defeat in Syria, since both wars have the same objective. The bad news is that the chaos will continue on both fronts as long as China and Russia have been unable to build another route.

Consequently, there is nothing to be gained by negotiation with people who are being paid to maintain the conflict. It would be better to think pragmatically and accept that these are simply the means for Washington to cut the Silk Roads. Only then will it be possible to untangle the numerous competing interests and stabilise all the inhabited areas.

Thierry Meyssan

 

 

NDPP

NATO Escalates & Russia Fulminates: Stephen F Cohen (audio)

https://audioboom.com/boos/4580137-nato-escalates-russia-fulminates-step...

"Are we sleepwalking into war with Russia?" 

 

NATO Build-Up in Romania and Moldova Directed Against Russia

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/17/nato-m17.html

"The drive by the US and EU imperialism to militarily encircle and ultimately dismantle Russia and China is pushing the world closer to a devastating conflagration..."

Canada supports

NDPP

Here's the Most Dangerous Thing About US Missile Defense in Eastern Europe

https://t.co/ZNDqsPPALJ

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The Danger of Demonization  -  by Robert Parry

http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/36965-the-danger-of-demon...

"As the West is sucked deeper into the Syrian conflict and starts a new Cold War with Russia, the mainstream news media has collapsed as a vehicle for reliable information creating a danger for the world, writes Robert Parry..."

NDPP

NATO Exercises on Russian Border: Are These People Actually Mad?  -  by John Wight

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/343438-drills-nato-russia-estonia/

"Less than a week after Russia marked its annual Victory Day commemoration at the end of the Second World War, NATO troops began planned military exercises in Estonia all the way up to Russia's border. It begs the question - are these people actually mad?"

NDPP

Beware What You Wish For: Russia is Ready For War  -  by Pepe Escobar

http://russia-insider.com/en/beware-what-you-wish-russia-ready-war/ri14484

"The Threat Narrative rules that Russia has to meekly accept being surrounded by NATO..."

NDPP

Cheerleader  For US Aggression: Pushing the World to the Nuclear Brink

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/05/24/cheerleader-for-us-aggression-pus...

"Fallon and his associates and backers are recklessly plunging the world to the precipice of nuclear confrontation by breaking agreements with Russia, lying to the public and keeping the public in the dark.

To put this Russian aggression into perspective, the US spends more on its military than the next eight countries combined. But regardless of actual facts, the psych-ops about 'Russian aggression' being directed at the public is unrelenting..."

NDPP

NATO In Montenegro: Securing the Rear Before Barbarossa II?
https://www.rt.com/op-edge/344496-nato-montenegro-security-barbarossa/

"The strategic importance of Montenegro is inversely proportional to its size. With it, NATO will have control of the Adriatic Sea, finish the encirclement of Serbia, and be emboldened to pursue a more aggressive stance toward Russia...."

 

How Russia Is Preparing For WWIII

http://thesaker.is/how-russia-is-preparing-for-wwiii/

"The West's policy is crystal-clear and simple to the extreme: if it is anti-Russian we back it. This policy is best exemplified with a Putin and Russia demonization campaign which is, in my opinion, far worse and much more hysterical than anything during the Cold War...."

NDPP

Putin: US Anti-Missile Defence Puts Europe in the Crosshairs

https://youtu.be/EE8C5fRcgl8

"Vladimir Putin said that Russia has 'no choice' but to target Romania, which has recently opened a NATO missile defense base, and Poland, which plans to do so within two years."

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U.S. Kicks Off 10,000-Strong Drill in Eastern Europe 

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The U.S. Army in Europe has kicked off an exercise that will see over 4,000 troops from NATO allies arrive in the Baltics and 10,000 soldiers from 13 countries across Eastern Europe.

The Baltic Saber Strike exercise, which launched on Friday, will run in conjunction with the U.S.-led Dragoon Ride, which will take 400 armored vehicles from Germany, through the Czech Republic, where it will stay until Monday. Then the troops move on to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and, finally, Estonia over the course of June.

 

NDPP

CrossTalk: Bullhorns Untamed

https://www.rt.com/shows/crosstalk/344802-russia-ukraine-exchange-prison...

"Again more talk of war - is Russia prepared for conflict?"

 

Five Minutes of Common Sense: Nuclear War with NATO

http://thesaker.is/video-analysis-by-ruslan-ostashko-politrussia-com/

Politrussia.com: Video analysis by Ruslan Ostashko

NDPP

The Red Line Crossed, In the Cross-Hairs, At Trigger Point -- Waiting For an October Surprise   -   by John Helmer

http://johnhelmer.net/?p=15751

"First there was the red-line announcement. On Friday in Athens there was the cross-hairs statement. By the month of October, the month before the US presidential election, there will be the trigger point.

The US and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies are going to war with Russia, accelerating the inevitability that Russia will strike in self-defence.

This is what the first and second statements by President Vladimir Putin warn. There will be no statement of warning when the trigger-point arrives.

It has taken two years of escalating warfare between Washington and Moscow before the cross-hairs warning. What then is the timing between now and trigger-point? Where will the trigger be pointed, and how will it be pulled?

The likely timing, according to Russian assessments, is the month of October. The history of the 'October Surprise' by desperate US presidential runners to pull off a last-minute election victory is well known..."

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 5 Reasons Washington Has Already Decided to Go to War with Russia

1. Abysmal failure in provocations: in South Ossetia (2008), in Ukraine (2014), and in Syria (201x).

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Result: We should expect Washington to up the ante – direct confrontation with Russia via its NATO minions. 

2. Sanctions have failed.

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Result: We should expect more faux media-inspired circuses like the “Panama Papers” attempting to discredit Russian businesses and finances.

3. Humiliating the Empire never goes without punishment. NATO jackboots ever closer to Russian borders. ABM Treaty violations develop apace as the US regime orders the deployment of first strike weapons in Romania and Poland.

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Result: We should expect the west to invent a crisis in one of the Baltic States....never underestimate Washington’s fear mongering!

4.The "obstinate" Russians refuse to be isolated. Expulsion from the G8? A blessing in disguise.

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Result: Washington will continue its “the worse the better” approach in Syria and the Middle East and blame Russia.

5. The Russian President is more popular THANKS to the hostile Western MSM campaigns against him.

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Once the west calls someone Hitler, then there is no way back.

 

 

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NDPP wrote:

The likely timing, according to Russian assessments, is the month of October. The history of the 'October Surprise' by desperate US presidential runners to pull off a last-minute election victory is well known..."

I don't understand how war with Russia would help HRC. It seems to me that it would be more likely to help Trump. So why would Obama do it? Is he a secret admirer of Trump?

NDPP

A Russian Warning

http://thesaker.is/a-russian-warning/

"We the undersigned are Russians living and working in the USA. We have been watching with increasing anxiety as the current US and NATO policies have set us on an extremely dangerous course with the Russian Federation as well as with China.

We now feel that it is our duty, as Russians living in the US, to warn the American people that they are being lied to, and to tell them the truth.

And the truth is simply this:

If there is going to be a war with Russia, then the United States will most certainly be destroyed and most of us will end up dead.

Let us take a step back and put what is happening in a historical context..."

NDPP

Stephen Cohen - 'Unprecedented NATO Mobilization - Looks Like War With Russia' (podcast)

https://off-guardian.org/2016/05/31/audio-stephen-cohen-unprecedented-na...

"The large-scale US/NATO amassing of military force on Russia's Western borders, NATO's 'Eastern Front' is unprecendented and creates the impression of preparation for actual war..."

NDPP

G7 Boldly Displays Its Lies...  -  by Eric Zuesse

http://thesaker.is/g7-boldly-displays-its-lies-regarding-anti-russia-san...

"Regarding anti-Russia sanctions."

NDPP

From Partner to Rival: Germany to Designate Russia 'A Security Challenge' - Report

https://www.rt.com/news/345466-germany-security-challenges-russia/

"In the upcoming government security policy guidebook currently being prepared by the German Defense Ministry, Russia will be designated one of 10 major challenges on par with terrorists, migrants and global climate change, reported Die Welt..."

NDPP

Obama Slams Door in Putin's Face: Says If Putin Doesn't Want Russia's Retaliatory Forces Eliminated, He'll Need to Be the One To Press the Nuclear Button First   -  by Eric Zuesse

http://thesaker.is/obama-slams-door-in-putins-face-says-if-putin-doesnt-...

"Actions speak louder than mere words, and US President Barack Obama has now acted, not only spoken. He action is to refuse to discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russia's biggest worry about recent changes in America's nuclear strategy - particularly a stunning change that is terrifying Putin.

On Sunday, June 5th, Reuters headlined 'Russia Says, US Refuses Talks on Missile Defence System,' and reported that, 'The United States has refused Russian offers to discuss Washington's missile defence programme, Russian Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov was quoted as saing on Sunday, calling the initiative 'very dangerous'...."

 

Moscow Calls NATO Buildup in E Europe 'Unjustified' As Largest Drills Since Cold War Kick Off

https://newcoldwar.org/moscow-calls-nato-buildup-e-europe-unjustified-la...

"Over 31,000 troops from 24 countries [including Canada] are taking part in NATO's Anaconda-2016 war drills in Poland - the largest war games in eastern Europe since the Cold War."

 

NATO Launches Largest Anti-Russia War Games Since Cold War

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/07/nato-j07.html

"Operation Anaconda is a massive provocation essentially amounting to a dress rehearsal for a NATO invasion of Russia. With staggering recklessness, NATO officials are launching  exercises dangerously close to Russian soil.

 

 

NDPP

UK Media Hail Navy's 'Intercept' of Russian Sub...

https://youtu.be/I40h4n7uOB0

Which was not hiding..."

 

Michael McFaul: We Declared War on Russia. What's Next?
http://thesaker.is/michael-mcfaul-we-declared-war-on-russia-what-next-by...

"In a new article, the ex-ambassador in Russia, Mr Michael McFaul states that 'the leaders of the West declared war' against Russia. The article was published in the Estonian language, and by an Estonian newspaper and basically went unnoticed by the general public, and it was done so by design.

First of all, this is a declaration of war. Now we can't say that NATO and the US have never declared a war on Russia. Second, McFaul considers his job done in Ukraine, and he switches his attention to the Baltics, because the next NATO provocation will take place there..."

bekayne

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Michael McFaul: We Declared War on Russia. What's Next?
http://thesaker.is/michael-mcfaul-we-declared-war-on-russia-what-next-by...

"In a new article, the ex-ambassador in Russia, Mr Michael McFaul states that 'the leaders of the West declared war' against Russia. The article was published in the Estonian language, and by an Estonian newspaper and basically went unnoticed by the general public, and it was done so by design.

First of all, this is a declaration of war. Now we can't say that NATO and the US have never declared a war on Russia. Second, McFaul considers his job done in Ukraine, and he switches his attention to the Baltics, because the next NATO provocation will take place there..."

That "quote" is a Russian translation of an Estonian translation of an interview in English. Here is the original interview:

http://news.postimees.ee/3723605/michael-mcfaul-russians-were-never-prom...

That’s why, they think, he published an interview in the Estonian newspaper Postimees, in which he calls for “curbing” Russia

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/lies-damn-lies-and-translation-muc...

But what did McFaul say? Here's his quote in the English version of Postimees: "Tragically again, NATO has to deter Russian threats." That's it. No curbing, no Russia, no United States.

NDPP

US Bullying Canada To Pursue Anti-Russian Foreign Policy  -  by Eric Draitser

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/06/10/us-bullying-canada-to-pursue-anti...

He obviously doesn't know that Canada is every bit if not more rabidly Russophobic than USA. Especially a somewhat stupid liberal/left that doesn't really know or care what's going on in the world around them and so seems quite happy to slavishly adhere to whatever flavour of the month imperialist project the Guardian and similar liberal honey-traps are pushing - Libya, Syria, Ukraine, 'Russian aggression' etc.

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NATO Orders Four Additional Battalions To Russian Border

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/14/nato-j14.html

"The US, Germany and Britain, will each contribute 1,000 soldiers with CANADA expected to confirm its own contingent of 1,000. The deployments are among the most provocative actions taken by the NATO high command in the course of its anti-Russian buildup, now well into its second year

With ever greater recklessness, the US and European ruling elites are sowing the seeds of war across the width and breadth of the Eurasian landmass..."

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The Russians Have Already Shot Down Numerous US Drones Violating Crimean Airspace (Video)

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The military violation of the territory, including the airspace, of a sovereign state is ordinarily taken to be a casus belli - an act of war.

But to be fair to the Americans, they may justify their belligerent behavior, flagrantly refusing to respect Russia’s sovereignty, on the basis that they do not recognize Crimea to be a part of Russia. Therefore, (etc.) ...

Nevertheless the Russians have made it clear that they consider Crimea to be a sovereign part of Russia. The Russians have made diplomatic protests over what they see as violation of their territory. The Americans have ignored them. The Russians have therefore shot down - and in once case commandeered and landed - these aircraft making incursions into their sovereign territory.

An act of war has been committed by America against Russia; and if you accept the American position, an act of war has been committed by Russia against both the Ukraine and the United States. Shots have been fired, and the Americans have lost military materiel.

Nothing to see here. Move along.

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NATO Says It Might Now Have Grounds to Attack Russia

 

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On Tuesday, June 14th, NATO announced that if a NATO member country becomes the victim of a cyber attack by persons in a non-NATO country such as Russia or China, then NATO’s Article V “collective defense” provision requires each NATO member country to join that NATO member country if it decides to strike back against the attacking country....  only now is NATO declaring cyber war itself to be included as real “war” under the NATO Treaty’s “collective defense” provision.

NATO is now alleging that because Russian hackers had copied the emails on Hillary Clinton’s home computer, this action of someone in Russia taking advantage of her having privatized her U.S. State Department communications to her unsecured home computer and of such a Russian’s then snooping into the U.S. State Department business that was stored on it, might constitute a Russian attack against the United States of America, and would, if the U.S. President declares it to be a Russian invasion of the U.S., trigger NATO’s mutual-defense clause and so require all NATO nations to join with the U.S. government in going to war against Russia, if the U.S. government so decides.

What's coming up for NATO?

"At the upcoming July 8th-9th NATO Summit meeting, which will be happening in the context of NATO’s biggest-ever military exercises on and near the borders of Russia, called “Atlantic Resolve”, prospective NATO plans to invade Russia might be discussed in order to arrive at a consensus plan for the entire alliance. However, even if that happens, it wouldn’t be made public, because war-plans never are."

 

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