Months after NATO officials started predicting the “imminent” Russian invasion of Ukraine and potentially the whole of Eastern Europe, nothing has happened on the ground. The rhetoric, however, remains very active, as do NATO’s plans for a military buildup across the region, explicitly aimed at Russia.
Today, NATO defense ministers announced a “readiness action plan” aimed at building up the militaries of NATO members in the east, as well as “speeding up reaction time” of Western nations to a war with Russia.
NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen insisted the move was necessary because of Russia’s increase in military spending over the past five years, though Russia’s entire military budget is less than 10 percent that of NATO.
And while Russian troops may not be rolling through the verdant fields of Central Europe any time soon, NATO did at the very least manage to kick off a diplomatic row with their planned escalation, leading Russia’s NATO Ambassador to warn it was a violation of the 1997 treaty of cooperation between NATO and Russia.
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It's so weird that Russia ever occupied Eastern Europe. I mean, Russia only lost 30 million people over two cases of Western Europe illegally invading Russia through Eastern Europe. The USA laughs at thirty million! Thirty million is nothing!
Oh- Unless you're talking about "Americans". Then .0001% of that amount of people being killed (3,000 on 9/11) absolutely justifies invading and occupying and killing, by the millions, people in the areas where the attackers came from. Sure, the USA had killed millions upon millions of people in those areas before the attack, whereas Russia had not done that to Western Europe, but Russia is the bad guy, anyway. Because, America! Right, Obama?
America, DIE already and save the planet and all creatures living on it from extinction in your drive for a nuclear war with Russia for the sake of geopolitical hegemony and your one world order. What right do you bastards have to put the entire world at risk of annihilation?
Pushing countries are USA but also baltic states,Poland, Ukraine.All this has a cost. It remind me lessons in macroeconomics : choise between butter and guns.
The US, is particular, has been trying to get the NATO countries to increase their financial and materiel contribution (including personnel) – it looks like this manufactured "crisis" has become the chosen tool to get those lackey EU countries to ante up. I'm sure the US is promising more than they can or will deliver but, hey, if it should ever come to calling for that US protection, the US will have handy reasons why they just couldn't answer the call just then…
Surely the EU countries are smart enough to know they are being used – by the MIC – to reduce the money spent on social services (medical and retirement, for example) to support the military and Empire. The question is whether the people of Europe have been anesthetized to the point where they will either do not see or care?
In fact, something did happen: the Russian troops massed along the Ukrainian border were removed. It might have been better for Europe, including Russia, if Putin had been fool enough to go further and got totally clobbered but what now appears to be a total capitulation in Ukraine is better than nothing. Increasing military recruitment and spending will create jobs in Europe and help with the ongoing recovery from the US neocons' failed attack on the euro. The extraordinary ramifications of Nuland's blunder are amazing!
So now that the crusade to save the world from Islamic fundamentalism is over, manily because the American people are starting to see it was phony from day number one, there has to be found something to replace it that can be believed.
Enter those bad old Russians as the threatm to western civilization, Mom, apple pie and baseball – again.
This is really getting old.
Obama is a dime-store emperor. The (real) power of this corrupt regime are the
moneychangers and a top military brass of warmongers and profiteers.
In 'Fall of the Roman Empire', with Stephen Boyd and Sophia Loren, after the
dime-store emperor is slain, Rome's military junta attempts to auction off
the empire to the moneychanger willing to pony-up the most bucks.
Rome had dumped its gold standard in favor of Yankee greenbacks. It began
printing 86 billion/per month to keep the government afloat.
Is Mr.Obama the ante Christ ? Not seeing that Kiev is killing its own citizen and supporting the "anti terrorist" operation in Ukraine confirms that he is the worst ego man of the history of USA
missile engineer Bob Aldridge -www.plrc.org on the missiles in Romania, Poland and on 32 ships in the Mediterranean Sea: "Whether they are on ships or land, they are still a necessary component for an unanswerable first strike."
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