The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is set to begin its annual military drills in preparation for nuclear war. American B-52 bombers will be joined by advanced aircraft from other alliance members as they simulate a war of annihilation with Russia.
The war games, dubbed "Steadfast Noon," will begin Monday and run through the end of October. Belgium is hosting the exercises which will take place over the North Sea and the United Kingdom. Some American aircraft will take off from bases in North Dakota.
According to a NATO press release, "Exercise “Steadfast Noon” involves 14 countries and up to 60 aircraft of various types, including fourth and fifth-generation fighter jets, as well as surveillance and tanker aircraft. As in previous years, US B-52 long-range bombers will take part." It added, "as long as nuclear weapons exist, NATO will remain a nuclear alliance."
This year’s nuclear drills come as tensions between NATO and Moscow are at a multi-decade high. Moscow has accused the alliance of waging war against Russia in Ukraine. Washington has led its allies in providing Kiev with tens of billions in weapons, as well as intelligence and training, to kill Russian soldiers.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stated it would send the "wrong signal" to cancel the war games. "It would send a very wrong signal if we suddenly now canceled a routine, long-time planned exercise because of the war in Ukraine. That would be absolutely the wrong signal to send," he said on Tuesday.
Stoltenberg argued that going through with nuclear war games is the best way to prevent nuclear war. "NATO’s firm, predictable behavior, our military strength, is the best way to prevent escalation." He continued, "if we now created the grounds for any misunderstandings, miscalculations in Moscow about our willingness to protect and defend all allies, we would increase the risk of escalation."
As Western military support for Ukraine has increased, the Kremlin has issued a warning that it would respond. Recently, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would defend Russian territory with the full arsenal at his disposal. While pushing forward with nuclear war games, Stoltenberg slammed Putin’s statement as "dangerous and reckless."
Kyle Anzalone is the opinion editor of Antiwar.com, news editor of the Libertarian Institute, and co-host of Conflicts of Interest.
75 thoughts on “NATO Set To Kick Off Nuclear War Games on Monday”
Deutschland 83 was a fabulous tv German series — opened with season entered on the Able Archer NATO games of 1983. Which did, actually, nearly lead Andropov to nuclear war.
War games on Monday will result in false flag against Putin. WEF gets their way. Let those with a reason take proper actions. We are not all so easily distracted by the political bullshit.
One way or other, the escalation should happen.
No, it won’t.
I cannot understand why Ukraine continues to threaten the power to Zaporizhzhia. It’s like asking for another Chernobyl, and it’s likely to kill their own troops.
Hey, just so you know, you obviously haven’t been informed of Putin/Russia supplying their troops with Viagra to rape Ukrainian women, boys, girls and men. It’s true! It came from the UN! Golly, gee!
Upvote for excellent sarcasm Lily!
“NATO Set To Kick Off Nuclear War Games on Monday Alliance head Jens Stoltenberg says canceling the games would send the “wrong signal””
Proving once again that America and NATO have gone full retard during a time of heightened hostile rhetoric.
Brave new world.
They are nihilists if there ever were any.
American B-52, the relic of U.S. arsenal.
True Analyzer, very true but it is a classic!
NATO has nothing better to do?… Here’s a little gasoline for the fire….
I agree, but it’s quite a bit more than gasoline. It’s more like… Let me think… Nuclear weapons?
The gasoline is meant to accelerate the fire to kick those nukes off…! Kick the tires and light the fires!
LOL. Makes sense.
The NATO flock of chickens is waaaay more a liability than an asset. Just start killing the weakest ones and hear them run screaming for help!
Stoltenberg is correct. Cancelling these war games is the wrong signal. The right signal is canceling Stoltenberg AND cancelling the war games.
To clean up the whole upper level they could do what they do to others, use some drones and assassinate some of the sick people if that is the only way to put an end to that and before they start the Armageddon they talk about. Only NATO keeps up the talk of nuclear weapons, not Putin. The Russian said what had to be said, if attacked with nuclear weapons they will retaliate in kind. Why can’t senile Biden just shut up and go to bed?
Those stoltenbergs are not a problem. The problem is the military industry oligarchy. With hundreds of billions income, they can employ a thousand of other stoltenbergs. Only the socialist party can change this vicious system.
What could possibly go wrong with sending hundreds of war planes and ships in the Russians area of influence when Putin is beleagered and threatened by the aggressiveness of the US and NATO? Are these people filled death wishes for mankind. Sure look like it.
I’m even more worried about North Korea. Kim thinks he’s been targeted for assassination and has ordered a reverse fail-safe. If 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 happens to him, subordinates are authorized to use their own judgement.
His sister won’t let this go ‘unaddressed’ just by how she looks in the photos of her.
The USA is going for the gold!! 🤮
“They don’t like us, anyhow, let’s drop the big one and see what happens…”
Do they have cheerleaders at such events?…
Yes, you can submit your application at NAW.com for Nuclear-Armageddon-Worshipers, (previously NATO.com). (s)
these folks were hillarious
Thanks for sharing.
It’s a profoundly disturbed culture that can put the word “games” after “nuclear war”.
Did you just figure.iut that.the military and political rulers in this country.are disturbed and borderline crazy.
This is just like those kids who threw soup on a painting and then glued themselves to the wall. The act was STUPID though the ideal was beautiful and i fully support the motive.
Technically they threw soup on glass over a painting. It would have been more meta had it been a Warhol.
Haha. You probably didn’t mean to insult those girls as much. They are stupid but they’re most likely not as evil.
your right, i regret what i said which i have no right to say personally,but i can deplore the act
I don’t think I could despise these people more.
I think it is the first time in my life I despise as much. The Biden cabal is worse than Trump, but some of those people worked for Trump and Bush too. The loss of mental health started a long time ago, MSM is part of government covering up for all of them. One happy family in a bubble at the top.
How is it possible that the whole NATO alliance is run 100% by imbeciles? Not one single sane person in the Biden administration, not a single one. There is not one single figure with any intellectual capacity, with character, integrity, decency, how is it possible that idiots like those people got selected by the party elites, both parties, to become candidates and elected, corrupt and incurable insanity together? All at the same time covering 100% of the whole NATO leadership? How is it possible, cue bono? Who put those people there, the neocons were known for the disasters they caused, Biden is senile, not just since yesterday, even children can tell. some insane people have their fingers on the red button and we don’t know who they are, our MSM is in it too up to the neck. Nothing but real war criminals wherever one looks. How is that possible???
They aren’t imbeciles, it only appears that way to those of us who will be the losers. They are just plain evil and greedy; they want it all and are willing to destroy America for their wicked ways.
You are right, they are evil and greedy and will destroy the planet for a barrel of oil.
It is possible because the corporate media is full of lies and bizarre ideas. You know, the media is owned by the oligarchs. Thats how they protect their wealth and their power from the people. Not only the media, but also the education system, the entertainment industry etc. They know how to manipulate people.
The end of the empire is usually accompanied by the robotic reasoning of untalented, second-rate intellect.
Nato is Washington’s foreign policy tool and Washington is controlled by the Deep State. The rest of us don’t have a say in this. That’s what Western democracy is all about.
Our leaders in the White House, Congress, and the MIC are evil. The people who believe their lies are the imbeciles.
Main stream media almost had a stroke falsely reporting that Russia’s use of nuclear weapons policy is the same thing as a threat of first use against Ukraine. But this. NATO’s actual use of equipment used to deliver nuclear weapons. That’s completely OK.
It astonishes me the most Americans don’t seem to have noticed that this Administration has intentionally and repeatedly threatened Russia, China, and North Korea this year.
The warmongering is necessary for keeping the taxpayers quiet. Otherwise, they would ask the questions about the enormous military budget.
THE WHOPPERS KEEP ON COMING!!
Russia is giving soldiers Viagra to rape Ukrainians: A UN official claimed Russia is using rape as its “military strategy” in Ukraine — providing soldiers with drugs to sexually assault civilians. https://nypost.com/2022/10/15/russia-is-giving-soldiers-viagra-to-rape-ukrainians-un-official/
1. Viagra isn’t an aphrodisiac, it just opens up clogged and hardened arteries and veins.
2. By far the majority of soldiers are young and don’t have those types of arteries and veins.
3. The lies and propaganda are so absurd now, even Becket and Ionesco couldn’t compete with what American’s are supposed to believe! (Well, maybe it’s being issued to the 80 year olds Putin has to conscript to keep he war going?) Get me outta here!
It might be interesting if they televised these events… They could even include commercials: brought to you by our wonderful Department of Warfare. Yep, they definitely should be televised! Hot Dogs and Hamburgers and plenty of fries, milkshakes and candy bars!
“Nuclear War Games brought to you by, blah, blah, blah….”
Oh and t-shirts too!
They could even take live callers, ask them technical warfare questions and award prizes to the winers. A plethora of fun for EVERYONE!
I’ve participated in enough military exercises to be able to tell you that they’re about as exciting as watching paint dry.
I was just making an effort at some humor… 😉
Nothing is more deadly than minimizing the import of what’s happening in the halls of power. This administration will run the ship of state aground. My only hope is it happens soon enough to derail the plans hatched by the neuroses infesting those halls of power.
ISIS and Al Queda has been fighting in Ukraine. NATO has been footing the bill. The terrorists that NATO was presumably fighting in Afghanistan and Syria etc are fighting shoulder to shoulder with NATO Nazi forces in Ukraine.
Al Queda and ISIS are contract militaries of the USA. When you need to invade and occupy a country you send in your contract army and then pretend to defend that country from your proxies.
Nothing new about that. They used them against Assad in Syria. By the way, there are no big difference between Ukrainian neo-Nazis and Arab radical Wahhabi. Essentially, they both are Satanists.
Operation steadfast goons.
How many more millions will this cost us for more H bomb rattling? Hope this is just rattling and not the real thing. But, it’s looking pretty bleak today, isn’t it? What ever happened to Americans? they are so apathetic due to being helpless to change anything. America is a dictatorship heading towards starting WWIII. Whether it’s by one person or committee, it’s a dictatorship if things like things are happening without the consent of the people.
Because there is no political force inside US which could be able to challenge the system. American financial-political elite can be counterbalanced only from outside. It happened already. The geopolitical balance is shifting progressively in favor of the multipolar world.
We have 3 options, neither look good:
1) short term: nuclear Armageddon
2) medium term: economic collapse
3) long term: climate collapse
Now, which would you prefer? Doesn’t matter, you won’t get a choice anyways.
Time to run this animation which was on the Ed Sullivan show in ’56. Share it, it’s today.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkhNED3-mnI
See this also for some essays by kids who saw it and were freaked out.
Sending signals not weapons may be a good idea, but use your brains first and stop the violence.
“War Games?” Give us some peanuts and cracker jacks….
“I don’t care if I never get back.”
Hmm . . .
Would Biden defend the United States with the full arsenal at his disposal?
Biden or his unknown handlers who have been pulling his puppet strings???
They make Captain Ahab hunting down the white whale Moby Dick seem sane.
Wealthy global Corporation owners run the world.
Never allow anyone (politicians, lawyers etc) to represent you they will only enslave you and steal everything you have. Enslave you to the Wealthy global Corporation owners
We are represented by psychopaths, criminally insane psychopaths. George Orwell said it perfectly: If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.
Real slick. Just too stupid. Rather than encourage the belligerents to negotiate, the reverse.
Dress rehearsal for the coming real thing? or will this be the real thing? We’ll see. But, no mention of it on Google news today. That source is about as pro war as they come.
I was born before Hiroshima. That event changed our world more radically and irreversibly than every big event before. These games are an outgrowth of that change.
Nuclear is an evil out of the proverbial bottle and I fear that it can never be put back into that bottle to be “bottled up forever”. The expression “thoughts and prayers” is meaningless for all but nuclear destruction. So, you effings whatever God you believe in, pray for the survival of nearly all life on Earth.
All war is evil, and the conventional bombings of Dresden and Tokyo show that nuclear weapons are not any more evil than the rest. But, one bomb for all that destruction and death does make an (irrational) difference, doesn’t it?
That’s what it is… just War Games…. Nothing more…! The NATO warboys are eager to test their new toys and keep the Europe and the rest of the world in fear…!
Pfizer, Fauci, Biden Lied About Vaxx Transmission Data (Nuremberg II Now).
Pfizer skipped the whole transmission aspect of clinical study, presumably because the company knew that their product didn’t work. Then it deployed its minions like Warlord Fauci and Biden to lie to the whole world about it.
Wealthy global Corporation owners got even richer. The lies upon lies are constant. They lied about transmission, they lied about the efficacy, they lied about masks, they lied about the harm and they lied about the source of the virus.
Arrest them all and present them to the Hague.
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