It’s really starting to heat up now. I’m actually going to come right out and say it. If Hillary Clinton wins the election in two weeks, then straight after I am going to go stock up on as much tinned food and other useful items as I can. Though then again, I might not get a chance to make use of them, seeing as we might all be vapourised anyway.
Britain said on Wednesday it will send fighter jets to Romania next year and the United States promised troops, tanks and artillery to Poland in NATO’s biggest military build-up on Russia’s borders since the Cold War.
Germany, Canada and other NATO allies also pledged forces at a defense ministers meeting in Brussels on the same day two Russian warships armed with cruise missiles entered the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Denmark, underscoring East-West tensions.
I can’t believe it has actually gotten to this point. Well that’s a lie, nothing our global elites do really surprises me anymore. I guess I just can’t believe how little anyone is even talking about this situation,or trying to take the time to figure out how it got to the point that we’re at. I’m not even saying that my own analysis of what is going on is 100% correct, but at least I can say that I’m genuinely trying to understand.
In Madrid, the foreign ministry said Russia had withdrawn a request to refuel three warships in Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta after NATO allies said they could be used to target civilians in Syria.
Yes those damn Russians are going to Syria because they want to kill Syrian civilians for some reason. I’m not sure what that reason could be. They’re probably just sadistic monsters, who enjoy killing innocent civilians for no reason, all while pretending to be going after the terrorists that the West and their allies are backing.
The ships were part of an eight-ship carrier battle group – including Russia’s sole aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov – that is expected to join around 10 other Russian vessels already off the Syrian coast, diplomats said.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the troop contributions to a new 4,000-strong force in the Baltics and eastern Europe were a measured response to what the alliance believes are some 330,000 Russian troops stationed on Russia’s westernflank near Moscow.
OH MY GOD!!!
Russia has military forces… WITHIN THEIR OWN BORDERS!!!
That perfectly justifies sending troops half way across the planet and stationing them in an aggressive manner in neighbouring countries in response.
“This month alone, Russia has deployed nuclear-capable Iskander missiles to Kaliningrad and suspended a weapons-grade plutonium agreement with the United States,” Stoltenberg said, also accusing Russia of continued support for rebels in Ukraine.
But sure the West are angels, right?
Those damn Russians, supporting rebel groups. We’d never do that.
Those ballistic missiles can hit targets across Poland and the Baltics, although NATO officials declined to say if Russia had moved nuclear warheads to Kaliningrad.
Is there any evidence that Russia has any interest in nuking Poland? Look by all means, NATO are well within their right to defend their fellow members, but every story I’ve seen so far, suggests that NATO are the aggressors in this conflict, not Russia. If they would just provide some evidence to suggest that it was Russia who started all this, and that they’re just retaliating, then I might trust them a bit more. As it stands, I don’t trust them at all.
NATO’s aim is to make good on a July promise by NATO leaders to deter Russia in Europe’s ex-Soviet states, after Moscow orchestrated the annexation of the Crimea peninsula in 2014.
That was after the democratically elected pro-Russian government was toppled by George Soros financed “Neo Nazis”, and replaced by an unelected, pro-EU one. I mentioned that situation very briefly in this post. Then Crimea which was historically a part of Russia and had a population which was mainly ethnic Russians had a referendum on their status, and decided to secede from Ukraine because they considered new government illegitimate. Admittedly, I don’t know if I would necessarily say that this referendum was fully transparent and legitimate, but I hardly think the West can get on their high horse in light of their own actions in Ukraine.
NATO’s plan is to set up four battle groups with a total of some 4,000 troops from early next year, backed by a 40,000-strong rapid-reaction force, and if need be, follow-on forces.
As part of that, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced a “battle-ready battalion task force” of about 900 soldiers would be sent to eastern Poland, as well as another, separate force equipped with tanks and other heavy equipment to move across eastern Europe.
“It’s a major sign of the U.S. commitment to strengthening deterrence here,” Carter said.
Yeah, I call bullshit on that. It’s just provocation. I really haven’t seen any evidence to suggest that there is anything to deter on Russia’s part.
Britain’s Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said Britain would send an 800-strong battalion to Estonia, supported by French and Danish troops, starting from May. The United States wants its troops in position by June.
London is also sending Typhoon fighter aircraft to Romania to patrol around the Black Sea, partly in support of Turkey.
“Although we are leaving the European Union, we will be doing more to help secure the eastern and southern flanks of NATO,” Fallon said.
Others NATO allies joined the four battle groups led by the United States, Germany, Britain and Canada to go to Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia. Canada said it was sending 450 troops to Latvia, joined by 140 military personnel from Italy.
Germany said it was sending between 400 and 600 troops to Lithuania, with additional forces from the Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, Croatia and Luxembourg.
See what I mean when I say it will be a “World war”? It’s not just going to be between Russia and America. From the looks of it, most of Europe will get dragged in too. Then of course, the Middle East will get dragged in because of the Syrian situation. Then with the problems between China and America over the South China Sea (likely to get even worse because of the actions of Duterte in the Philippines), I could easily see China getting involved. Then if China gets involved, that would probably drag in Japan and South Korea, which would then drag in North Korea. Fucking hell, it really blows my mind to think just how serious this whole situation might get.
Stoltenberg said allies’ commitments would be “a clear demonstration of our transatlantic bond.” Diplomats said it would also send a message to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has complained that European allies do not pay their way in the alliance.
They always have to drag Trump into everything. Yes I get it, you all despise Trump, but can’t you at least keep it for stories about him? He’s hardly the relevant issue in this situation.
For the Kremlin, the U.S.-led alliance’s plans are already too much given Russia’s grievances at NATO’s expansion eastwards, although Stoltenberg denied going too far.
I covered Russia’s grievances regarding NATO expansion briefly in this post.
But NATO’s troop announcements in the Baltic states and Poland were partly overshadowed by the dispute about whether Spain should refuel the Russian warships, which was later resolved by Moscow’s decision to withdraw its request.
NATO’s tensions with Russia have been building since Crimea and the West’s decision to impose retaliatory sanctions.
Yep. So just to reiterate again, they’ve been building ever since George Soros paid a bunch of “Neo-Nazi” thugs to topple the democratically elected, pro-Russian government and replace it with an unelected government that favours the EU, thus isolating and threatening Russia’s security further than it already had been by the expansion of NATO.
And then of course, we have the Syrian situation were America and its allies financed, armed, and trained a bunch of terrorists to try and topple the legal Syrian government (an ally of Russia), and was operating in Syria’s borders, in violation of international law. Russia was then invited by the legal Syrian government to come help them stop these terrorists, made great progress doing so, at which point American animosity towards Russia increased.
But Russia are the aggressors apparently.
But the breakdown of a U.S-Russia brokered ceasefire in Syria on Oct. 3, followed by U.S. accusations that Russia has used cyber attacks to disrupt the presidential election, have signaled a worsening of ties.
And again, they haven’t presented any evidence that Russia really has been taking part in cyber attacks against. I don’t even dispute the possibility that they very well could be, but without any evidence to support it, I’m not going to take them at their word, when their word means nothing.
Even before the break down of the Syrian ceasefire, Russian President Vladimir Putin suspended a treaty with Washington on cleaning up weapons-grade plutonium, signaling he was willing to use nuclear disarmament as a new bargaining chip in disputes with the United States over Ukraine and Syria.
And there we have it. The tensions are getting worse and worse. It doesn’t seem like simple saber-rattling anymore. It really feels like we’re heading towards something big. I want to make it clear that I’m by no means a Russia supporter, nor do I think they’re necessarily “good guys” themselves. I just think that the West are the ones who are primarily to blame for what is happening, and that if we do end up going to war with Russia soon, it won’t be one that was justified by any behaviour on Russia’s part.