NATO Responds To Russian Military Drill, Backs "Inviolability" Of Ukraine Frontiers

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Shortly after today's surprising announcement by Russia that it would conduct broad military drills in Central and Western Russia, which would include 150,000 troops, we posted a rhetorical question: How will NATO respond?

Moments ago NATO responded:

  • NATO: INDEPENDENT, STABLE UKRAINE KEY TO EURO-ATLANTIC SECURITY
  • NATO BACKS UKRAINIAN TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY, ALLIANCE SAYS
  • NATO ALLIES CONTINUE TO BACK UKRAINE SOVEREIGNTY, ALLIANCE SAYS
  • NATO BACKS `INVIOLABILITY OF FRONTIERS' ON UKRAINE: ALLIANCE
  • NATO COMMENDS ARMY FOR STAYING OUT OF UKRAINE POLITICAL CRISIS
  • NATO SAYS IMPERATIVE THAT UKRAINE ARMY DOESN'T INTERVENE

Full NATO statement:

We continue to follow developments in Ukraine very closely. We deplore the tragic loss of life. We welcome the fact that violence has been stopped through negotiations that paved the way for a peaceful outcome. We emphasise the importance of an inclusive political process based on democratic values, respect for human rights, minorities and the rule of law, which fulfils the democratic aspirations of the entire Ukrainian people.

 

NATO and Ukraine have a distinctive partnership, embodied in the NATO-Ukraine Commission. Through that partnership framework, NATO stands ready to continue to engage with Ukraine and assist with the implementation of reforms. Defence reform and military cooperation remain key priorities. We commend the Ukrainian armed forces for not intervening in the political crisis. In a democracy, it is imperative that the armed forces do not intervene in the political process. We underscore the need to strengthen democratic control over the defence and security sector, with effective parliamentary oversight and the robust involvement of civil society. In the context of recent tragic events, transparent democratic and accountable institutions are essential to the future of Ukraine.

 

A sovereign, independent and stable Ukraine, firmly committed to democracy and the rule of law, is key to Euro-Atlantic security. Consistent with the Charter on a Distinctive Partnership between NATO and Ukraine, NATO Allies will continue to support Ukrainian sovereignty and independence, territorial integrity, democratic development, and the principle of inviolability of frontiers, as key factors of stability and security in Central and Eastern Europe and on the continent as a whole.

And as the military escalations - now on both sides - escalate some more, the algos are BTFATH. Let's sit back and watch which back off first.

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Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:03 | 4480203 papaswamp
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Moar war

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:05 | 4480211 PR Guy
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NATO responds the way it always responds - with cluster words.

 

Get out yer guns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-KciJZ3zHo&list=UU-Y8tHCwNCHYzGL8iw5IOXA&feature=c4-overview

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:10 | 4480243 economics9698
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1.  Inflation.

2.   Austerity, the real kind.

3.   Bankruptcy, not going to happen, the bankers rule the world.

4.  War, yep the old tried and true method of killing goyim for centuries. 

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 13:11 | 4480538 Manthong
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Ah yes..  the Ukranian Maginot line, built by NATO.

Yuk, yuk!   :-D

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 13:41 | 4480717 superflex
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Dont look now but here comes Vlad.  I wonder if this river is in the EU-kraine?

http://stateofthenation2012.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/3a62f881cde0f...

 

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:12 | 4482872 StychoKiller
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So, to sum up:  NATO can't go traipsing into the Ukraine, because that would be violating their sovereignty, meanwhile Russia can just sit tight and watch the Ukrainians freeze and starve, waiting for the EU to rescue them from their own stupidity.  Man, it sucks big time to be a Ukrainian right now!

Sooner or later, probably much later, Ukraine will be begging Putin to throw them a rope.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:09 | 4480251 Ignatius
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"NATO COMMENDS ARMY FOR STAYING OUT OF UKRAINE POLITICAL CRISIS"

Like the way our military showed restraint in Boston?

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:15 | 4480282 ShortTheUS
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Couple more just in:

 

AFP: Ukraine requests international arrest warrant for Yanukovych: prosecutor

RTRS-UKRAINE'S YANUKOVICH HAS BEEN PUT ON THE INTERNATIONAL WANTED LIST-ACTING PROSECUTOR GENERAL

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:18 | 4480295 Spastica Rex
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Yanukovych must be a heinous criminal, or else what happened might have to be called a coup.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:52 | 4480470 SWRichmond
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In a democracy, it is imperative that the armed forces do not intervene in the political process.

Otherwise, the citizenry will realize that the political process is a total sham, that elections are merely the choice, from among pre-chosen insiders, of a new and unbridled "elected" king.  Should they realzie that, real change might occur, ruiing our income stream.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 14:00 | 4480802 Meat Hammer
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I wonder how long it takes them to write this shit, what with all the having to stop for fits of laughter.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:19 | 4480307 Son of Captain Nemo
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Yep.

No organized political plan using Parliamentary rules to take a democratically elected Yanukovych.  Must do it from the "outside" with $5 billion to destroy government property, loot museums and kill or maim law enforcement with stolen firearms.

Major international violations by the U.S. and NATO of the 1994 Budapest Accord(s)?

Nothing to see here.  Now run along!

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:03 | 4481157 Paveway IV
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Crony, incompetent Ukrainian opposition party members: $5B of US 'incentive' over decades

Results: Fail

Euromaidan protestors: $0 of US 'incentive', three months, baseball bats + Molotov cocktails

Results: Topple Yanukovych; bitch-slap opposition and their cowardly deal for him to remain in power another eight months; purge cronies; retake country

 

 

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 13:28 | 4480654 silvermail
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"AFP: Ukraine requests international arrest warrant for Yanukovych: prosecutor

RTRS-UKRAINE'S YANUKOVICH HAS BEEN PUT ON THE INTERNATIONAL WANTED LIST-ACTING PROSECUTOR GENERAL"

In Ukraine today there is no legitimate authority. Persons who committed an armed coup, is the culprit and criminals.
Criminals do not have the right to request other countries to trace and arrest anyone whatsoever".

This is just a pathetic attempt of these impostors, get any semblance of legitimacy and recognition of their unlawful seizure of power in Ukraine.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:18 | 4480294 BLOTTO
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Maybe this is a way to get various troops and equipment mobilized in the area without looking suspicious (because its for the Ukraine situation) but meanwhile, its all a setup for a greater cause...

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:30 | 4480365 Ignatius
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War with Russia over 'our right' to establish a puppet regime and NATO missiles in Ukraine is an insane risk.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:41 | 4481351 MarsInScorpio
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Ig:

 

It is

 

MAD.

-30-

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 18:04 | 4482179 August
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NATO troops will be home by Christmas.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 14:18 | 4480877 Freddie
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Will the NWO bring in crisis actors like Sandy Hook?  Odd how 90% of the crisis actors in CT were a certain type of person.  The real kids and parents (only a few) who were interviewed said they never heard any shots.  Odd how that works. 

Hopefully the Russian marines will treat the crisis actors like they treated Somali pirates.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:34 | 4480378 williambanzai7
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Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:41 | 4480406 BLOTTO
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Good job WB7

.

Just need to add in the Kraken Monster in one of those seas by Norway...(maybe the protruding hand is its tentacle?)

And a flashing Red Dragon in Wales...

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:45 | 4480427 Son of Captain Nemo
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Out of all of them on this map I'd say the President of the United States needs another round of the "hair on the dog that bit him" and fast.

Superb!

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:35 | 4480382 Dollarmedes
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+1 for this.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 13:16 | 4480589 Thought Processor
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Yah, really relax people, it's just a drill.

 

You know just like when FEMA has drills inside the U.S.  

 

er.... wait a minute...

 

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:07 | 4480228 Max Damage
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  • NATO: INDEPENDENT, STABLE SYRIA KEY TO EURO-ATLANTIC SECURITY
  • NATO BACKS SYRIAN TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY, ALLIANCE SAYS
  • NATO ALLIES CONTINUE TO BACK SYRIA SOVEREIGNTY, ALLIANCE SAYS
  • NATO BACKS `INVIOLABILITY OF FRONTIERS' ON SYRIA ALLIANCE
  • NATO COMMENDS ARMY FOR STAYING NOT OUT OF SYRIAN POLITICAL CRISIS
  • NATO SAYS IMPERATIVE THAT SAUDI ARMY DOESN'T INTERVENE

There - Corrected it for you Tyler

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:18 | 4482903 StychoKiller
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So hard to tell the playas without a scorecard...

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:40 | 4480377 thunderchief
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So is this the grand distraction from....

A western gold default?

6 years of wealth transfer from middle class to rich?

No one buying US bonds and China dumping them is mass?

A failed and fake recovery that cannot be faked any longer, and no way of making the world accept dollars to support the military industrial complex?

A stock market so high on QE crack is going to go no bid and implode any day?

Gold manipulation to the point the western world is drained clean of
of physical including Germany, and lets not even talk about how economically the EU and Japan are fucked..

Fracking which is about as short term high as cracking?

I could keep going but....

Is this why the USA needs WWIII with Russia?

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 14:27 | 4480912 Kirk2NCC1701
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War:  the last lifeboat of a failing fiat currency, the USD.  Aka King Dollar, Petro-Dollar.

With fewer and fewer foreign buyers of USTs (who aren't printing like crazy themselves), the nakedness of the Emperor are becoming increasingly more obvious.  To counter/front-run this, TPTB need to make other currencies and economies naked and destitute also.  Soon everyone will be naked.  The question then is: Who looks least and most appealing when 'naked'?

"There is no body shaming in a Nudist Colony." - Kirk

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 13:20 | 4480613 silvermail
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I recently heard an interesting saying:
"You can play poker with the Russian and gradually win them. But never play with Russian, in Russian roulette.  Because in this game, Russian has no concept of unacceptable damage. After the start of this game, you can not get away from the table or pause the game."

I think that right now, Russian send us the offer to play namely in this game.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:03 | 4480204 Sudden Debt
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morons playing a game of chicken with our taxmoney yet again...

 

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:13 | 4480276 john39
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and with our lives.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:19 | 4480306 Jorgen
Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:22 | 4480318 game theory
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They aren't really morons though. The people who went to work for the gov't clearly are the only winners in the last few years besides the bank execs. Gov't workers and police and firefighters and military personnel have been raking it in since 2007. If it seems like the Fed will stop printing, why not agitate for war as a means to keep deficit spending going?  

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 14:13 | 4480844 Kirk2NCC1701
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Yes, they are playing Chicken, but no longer with 'our' tax "money".  Rather, it's 'their' tax "currency".  For which (fiat debt obligations) they will tax, encumber and bleed you every which way, until they have us in total submission and serfdom.

But I suspect that we're both saying the same thing, albeit mine has more of a fixation on technically-correct language.  :-)

p.s. You use the term 'moron' correctly (from its clinical meaning), but apply it to the wrong side.  It is us who are the 'morons' for putting up with all this, not them.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:03 | 4480207 LawsofPhysics
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"Frontiers"?  WTF?  Pretty telling how quickly the U.N. decides to call a sovereign state a "frontier".

 

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:04 | 4480214 TeamDepends
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Borders are for the little people.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:08 | 4480231 Cygnus Nigri
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Unless you are from Mexico...

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:08 | 4480240 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Yep and good eye. Pay attention to language as George Carlin used to say. It always betrays real intentions no matter how hard people try to hide them.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 14:34 | 4480957 Meat Hammer
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Yep.  I was in the mood for some comedy the other day so I turned on msnbc just as they were having a panel disussion with Mia Farrow's kid and come other cunts, discussing Hagel's presser about military cuts.  One of the panel members, Alex Wagner, suddenly says, "Yeah, I mean that's why we wanted Hagel.  I mean, that's why the Obama administration wanted him".

Oops.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:18 | 4481250 the_magician
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You got confused, thats all. UN is just using an old term for border territory of Russians, Polish and everyone in between in old ages. Look where the name of Ukraine comes from. It means borderland, by the border or just frontier. Many centuries Ukraine was just that, a frontier of other kingdoms, duchies and so on.

 

Anyway, fucking bastards ei? 

 

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:03 | 4480208 Max Damage
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And the sovereignty of the Russain Ukranians? Sorry they don't matter to the banksters, in fact nobodies lives matter to them as long as they get MOAR 

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:20 | 4480310 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Hey, the borders of the Ukraine, drawn up by Lenin and Stalin as an administrative unit of the USSR, are sacred, mister.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:04 | 4480212 youngman
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Dont we have a ship stuck on a sandbar pretty close....that should scare them those ruskies..

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:05 | 4480213 Winston Churchill
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Kaiser Wilhelm  announces general mobilization.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:04 | 4480215 ebworthen
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NATO doesn't have the guts.

Besides, the West has become more illegitimate than the Soviet Bloc ever was.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:13 | 4480273 ParkAveFlasher
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+1 for gutless NATO.  They didn't lie BTW, just clung to "plausible deniability" in the statement because by "inviolability" they meant to say, if Russia considers the borders illegitimate, thus not the creation of a valid act of a lawful body recognized by Russia as indeed a lawful body, there are indeed inviolable, because in order to violate a restriction, the restriction must first be recognized as legitimate. 

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:15 | 4480281 john39
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all it will take is one well placed false flag attack and WWIII will be red hot.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:21 | 4480297 ParkAveFlasher
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Be wary of that kind of thinking, it is not the actual threat of war that leads to armament but the perceived threat of war, and massive expense of armament does not imply that the arms are ever put to good use, if arms could be put to good use at all.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:19 | 4480293 kito
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there is no NATO. there is the US and some pea shooters. thats it.  wasnt it NATO that ran out of bombs during their assault on syria???

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 13:10 | 4480565 Baldrick
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Libya.

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