NATO To Deploy Tanks In Eastern Europe Shortly After VP Of Europarliament Says Ukraine-Russia War Imminent

Tyler Durden's picture

Just when global financial markets had shrugged off Ukraine as yet another 'storm in a teacup', it appears events are escalating rapidly once again. This morning saw European Parliament's Vice President Saryusz-Wolski warn "Russia's pressure on Ukraine is mounting high, further war imminent," to which Ukraine's President Poroshenko rapidly responded (via Twitter) rather ominously that a "third world war does not scare us," having noted earlier than Ukraine needs to achieve NATO membership. This then prompted NATO's top military commander to warn, he is "very concerned" that Russia's military build-up in the annexed Crimean region could be used as a launchpad for attacks across the whole Black Sea region; leaving the alliance confirming that NATO plans to deploy tanks in Eastern Europe.


The European Parliament Vice President Jacek Saryusz-Wolski tweeted (rather to the point)...

To which Ukrainian President Poroshenko replied

Roughly translated meaning "A 3rd World War does not scare... in fact, nobody is going to start it," adding


However, it seems the sabre-rattling continues... As Al-Jazeera reports, NATO's top military commander has said he is "very concerned" that Russia's military build-up in the annexed Crimean region could be used as a launchpad for attacks across the whole Black Sea region.

US General Philip Breedlove's comments late on Wednesday came amid fears in Kiev that Russian-backed rebels will try to grab more land in eastern Ukraine to establish a land corridor to Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in March.


"We are very concerned with the militarisation of Crimea," Breedlove said, following meetings with Ukraine's top political and military leaders in Kiev.


"The capabilities that are being installed in Crimea ... are able to exert influence over the entire Black Sea," he said, highlighting the influx of cruise missiles and surface-to-air rockets.


Russia's Defence Ministry said Wednesday that it had deployed a batch of 14 military jets to Crimea as part of a squadron of 30 that will be stationed on the peninsula.


Also on Wednesday, an OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) in eastern Ukraine was reportedly attacked with rocket-propelled grenades and anti-aircraft ammunition.


"These shots appear to have been fired from separatist-controlled territory," the US Department of State said n a statement on Thursday.


"Any attacks on, or threats to, OSCE monitors or equipment are unacceptable. We call on all parties to refrain from any actions that endanger the safety of the OSCE mission in Ukraine."

Which explains the decision to deploy tanks...

And the Russians to respond...


The United States is pushing Ukraine into the abyss of a civil war which has claimed thousands of lives, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov told Asian counterparts on Thursday.


“American and NATO military forces are moving closer to Russia’s threshold and the US has intensified activity in former Soviet republics," he told an inaugural meeting of the South and South-East Asian Nations Defense Chiefs’ Dialogue in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital.

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It appears the situation is anything but contained...


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Dead Canary's picture

"War is imminent!"

It will be if NATO puts tanks in eastern Europe.

Arius's picture

It looks like Biden screwed up again ... gee can these guys do anything right?  either biden or kerry looks as if they are competing who can be the biggest loser ...


"Washington is pressuring Turkey to allow the use of the Incirlik airbase to U.S. war planes attacking extremists of the Islamic State.

"Why is somebody coming to this region from 12,000 kilometres away? I want you to know that we are against impertinence, recklessness and endless demands," he told a group of businesspeople in Ankara, in what the AFP agency said was "a clear reference to the U.S."

Relations between the United States and Turkey have deteriorated during the past months over the latter's reluctance to join a military coalition fighting against the Jihadis in Iraq and Syria.

U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden and Erdogan met last weekend in a bid to reconcile their positions, but the meeting ended without any discernible success.

According to Turkish officials, the danger from the Jihadis would be removed not by mounting air strikes against them - "but by overthrowing the regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad."

Divided States of America's picture

I dont see any news of re-escalation of the Russia Ukraine conflict on MSM of late ??? All I hear is the Dow and S&P are at all time highs and that the nas will follow suit real soon.

What the fuck they talking about...I thought everything was fixed, along with Ebola, and we are just worried about some immigration law that Obozo is trying to pass.

CH1's picture

Here they go again... ramping up the bloodshed.

Why do we obey these people?

Publicus's picture

It is imminent, the freedom fighting side is saying it.

Thought Processor's picture



This outa be good.  We haven't had a good old fashioned tank war in like forever.  Load the pipes boys.


We can only hope citizen bystanders put enough drones in the air above to provide some good real time coverage for the masses.  

We'll call it 'Survival: Ukraine Style.'

Latina Lover's picture

Central Banksters need moar war, must blame Russia for the imminent economic derivative collapse and subsequent theft of bank deposits, Cyprus style.

NATO is justifying their aggressive actions against  Russia, accusing Putin of what the USSA did, overthrow the Ukrainian government to steal Donbass oil and gas, and Crimean resources. 

Latina Lover's picture

Just saw this post on BI, normally the domain of Ukie idiots, but occasionally one finds a gem.  I do not endorse all of his views but his perspective is worth considering.


Pavlos on Nov 27, 9:45 AM said:

“Give a man power and he will display his character” said Sophocles. What character did the West show when it was given nearly absolute global power after the collapse of the USSR? The Russians themselves had denounced the communist ideology and they were embracing principles of human rights. The Russians made far-reaching democratic reforms bringing an end to communist dictatorship. Humanity was validly hoping for a new era of global peace. How did the West respond?
1. They chose to interpret, in bad faith, the end of the cold war as a defeat of Russia by western power rather than a free decision of their own to end the 70 year old communist experiment. First they encouraged Gorbachev to make the changes, and once Russia was destabilized and weakened, they embarked on a vicious drive for global hegemony.
2. Nato was not dissolved as was the case with the Warsaw Pact, an action which would have given a clear message that humanity was turning a new page of peace and prosperity.
3. Nato aggressively expanded eastwards near the Russian border despite assurances to the opposite.
4. Nato waged war against Iraq allegedly to free Kuwait even though the Iraqis were ready to withdraw, before the ground attack, in accordance with an initiative by Gorbachev.
5. Nato waged war against Yugoslavia to help secessionists Croats and Muslims, and in order to destroy Yugoslavia, a Russian ally.
6. Nato waged war against Serbia, a Russian ally, in order to help secessionist Kosovo Albanians.
7. The West covertly supported the Chechen separatists militarily in order to bring Russia to its knees.
8. Nato waged war against Iraq on a ludicrous pretext regarding weapons of mass destruction, and invaded Iraq.
9. Nato waged war and invaded Afghanistan, after the self inflicted 9/11 bombings, which were a false flagging operation.
10. Nato waged war against Libya after instigating a civil war.
11. The West instigated a civil war in Syria and was on the verge of attacking Syria had it not been stopped by Russian diplomacy and military deterrence.
12. The West helped destabilize Ukraine twice in order to prevent pro-Russian Yanukovich from being in power.
Generally, it is clear for someone who is honest, and who is not brain-washed by western media, that the West is trying to encircle and destroy Russia. The West is the aggressor and Russia is defending its status as a world power.
This of course raises the question: why is the West behaving so aggressively? The roots of the problem are historical, civilizational and theological. They are based on the fall of the western part of the Roman Empire as a result of invasions by barbaric tribes such as Franks, Teutons, Normans, Goths and Vandals. Despite initial theological resistance by the Roman Popes, subsequently the Franks imposed their own Frankish Popes leading to the Schism and the creation of an anti-Christian Frankish heresy (misleadingly called “Roman Catholic”) based on Frankish paganism and barbarity.
After centuries of oppression, the Roman people of the western part of the Roman Empire became assimilated with their oppressors. Of course, due to the civilizational superiority of the Romans, this civilization endured and was in part accepted by the invaders, but civilizational damage was also inevitable, not least in the theological sphere.
Furthermore, as e result of abandoning the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, i.e. the Orthodox Church, the peoples of the West became trapped in existential anxiety misleading them into harmful ideologies such as fascism, racism, colonialism, Marxism, atheism, materialism, individualism, Protestantism etc. This deviation from Orthodoxy and true Romanity also explains the schizophrenia of the West: At one glance it is organized, with admirable institutions, with great technological and artistic achievements. And at another glance, utterly barbaric!
The abandonment of the One Church, also created in the West a deep-seated complex directed against those peoples who remained within the Church. This complex manifests itself in a desire to see these peoples subjugated in order to destroy the evidence of their own betrayal of the Orthodox Church. This is not to say that all people in the West feel this way, but it was, for example, the driving force behind the West’s “crusader” aggression against the Roman Empire (misleadingly called “Byzantium” by western historians) and today it is the driving force behind the aggression against Russia which is the most powerful Orthodox state.
All of this aggression by the West and their drive for global hegemony amounts (even if we start counting from 1990 onwards) to millions of dead people (including children), misery, poverty and chaos. It is clear that what we are seeing by the West is a full return (with the help of western propaganda presenting black as white) to the fascist ideology of "might makes right" aiming to achieve full global control at any cost, in accordance with the equally fascist papal doctrine of "the end justifies the means". Russia is an obstacle to this barbarity and that is why it is targeted by the West.
For the sake of all humanity and civilization, we hope Christian Orthodox Russia is victorious in its resistance and that our brothers in the West see through the propaganda and denounce the fascist and aggressive policy of their elites which has transformed the world into a butcher’s house. We also hope that they will return to their mother, Orthodox Church, with whom they were connected before the Frankish invasion of the western part of the Roman Empire, and the imposition of the Frankish Papal heresy.


teslaberry's picture

nato blablabla. 


u.s. aggression blablabla. 


stop bitching. the premise that the world is a place that can exist without major aggressoin and conflict pushed by empires has been falsified by studying 5000 years of history of civilizatoin. 


the u.s. nato empire will destroy itself only when it is good and ready, and not out of the goodness of its heart for russian peaceniks. 


its as if the ghosts of stalin have been forgotten. no my ruski commrad. the world is a boiling cauldron of aggression. and complaining about it won't make it any better for us proles. it just makes you look naive at best. i mean , you may as well complain hitler broke the molotov non agression pact with stalin. boohoo!. now fight!

angel_of_joy's picture

The whole NATO charade is nothing more than a PR exercise. They are in no position to start or sustain a war, because they are ALL BANKRUPT. Done, stick a fork in it...

Incidentally, a tank is just a big fat target, without TOTAL air superiority to protect it from any serious challenge. Modern missiles just love tanks, as the last summer war in Donetsk proved it. Ukies were not able to secure any sort of air support (they lost quite a few aircraft trying it...). As result, over 60% of their mechanized hardware got burnt or blown to pieces. The fields of Donetsk are strewn with charred remains of former Ukie motorized brigades. This was the first conflict (in a long time) fought WITHOUT air support (out of necessity). I'm sure the results shocked some "folks" in the Pentagon, but not only...

Hugh_Jorgan's picture

The "collapse" of the Soviet Union was not a measured action. The move was one made on the eve of economic and political destruction. The Soviet inner circle met in a forest in 1989 and decided to feign collapse so that they could live to rob another day.

BuddyEffed's picture

When your real economy is dead in the water, then you try making noise to get an artificial economy in place.  The squeaky wheel gets the "grease".  The tanks are immaterial.  It's the money spent on logistics, supplies, etc that can then be grifted a little for the local politicos.

Keyser's picture

NATO is as flacid as a limp dick and Putin knows it... All the west can do is impose sanctions by fiat and pray Vlad doesn't push back... 

Thanatos's picture

These are the same M1 Tanks that we shipped over in August right?

like 20 Advanced SEP2 M1's.

That will stop the Russian Machine!

Like a 2" diameter tree branch stops an Asplundh Tree Shredder.


There is only really one thing that can be done and that doctorine was laid down long ago.

Put a force in place... One that you can afford to lose.

If it is overrun it will be used as a "trigger" to allow the use of tac-nuke.

That is what you are seeing here.

The PTB lack creativity and have gone back to the old ways of thinking/planning about Russia in Eastern Europe.

It's not like we have an army of our own "little green men" who speak russian, to send in there and subvert that pesky dominant paradigm and bring GMOs, Miley Circus and Gay marrige to the newly freed people of Red Commie Russia!


TahoeBilly2012's picture

Send in Sean Penn to do some talking. "Like Vlad, bro, this is all like soooo bogus....hey man, don't worry, Obama is such a pussy...hey where did you get those sunglasses man, can I have them.."

Thanatos's picture


That would be an unconscionable War Crime.

There are treaties against using Sean Penn, Madonna, Justin Beiber and a raft of other "Folks" against Non 5 Eyes Countries.


The whole war in E. Europe meme has been baking away for quite a while.

I remember reading earlier this year about the USMC cracking into it's huge weapons caches/tunnels/caves in N. Europe and refitting/up armoring and adding new/upgraded inventory.

There have been numerous other bits of intel that point to a rather serious confrontation brewing..

But it won't be in E. Europe.. It will take place in a winding line drawn roughly from E. Africa through Syria, through E. Baltic/W. Med, winding up to Kaliningrad, with Finland, Sweden and Norway up for grabs too.

We'll be fighting China in Africa, Russia and China in the ME, Russia in Europe and the Russia and China in the Arctic.

We'll aslo not let a good crisis go to waste and Israel / K.S.A. would likely take a go at Iran, while India and Pakistan would naturally go at it as well. (Forgot Nork and ROK too!)

I guess my point is that we will be fighting a big multi-front war if things get going... I haven't even brought the Pacific Theatre into consideration and we are already impossibly streched.

The good news is: There will be lots of JOBS for the poor youth of Planet Earth.


Maxter's picture

I like your point of view, but what about nukes?


I don't think there can be a WW3 with nukes flying everwhere.  It will just result in everyone dying.

Freddie's picture

Russia has these smart Grad rockets that will clear a battle field in seconds.  Those tanks are pretty useless without airpower.  Any F-15, F-16 or F-18 will be smokes by S-300/400/500 very quickly.  They need to leave Russia alone.

Thanatos's picture

The Russians are not to be messed with for sure.

It's not so much the equipment as it is the culture and the people.

This is a people that would strap a tank mine on a dogs back and set him loose to run under enemy tanks..

(at least willing to try it)



Tell me what you think these guys are willing to go through to defend their homeland?


I'd love to think America is that determined.

Latina Lover's picture

Check out the Russian Buratino, their most deadly thermobaric weapon.

Freddie's picture

Amerika detrermined?  Amerika lead the fifth column and dual citizens take control without firing a shot.   I would welcome Putin.  He cannot be worse than Obola. 

BlindMonkey's picture

The war porn point/counter-point can go all day. In the end it doesn't matter one bit. Any direct confrontation between the RF and NATO has a very high probability to go full retard (nukes). Neither side can afford to lose and will very likely escalate with nukes to keep it from happening.

There isn't any scenario where US troops are hoisting the Stars and Stripes on the Kremlin.

tired1's picture

Putin's biggest threat comes from within Russia, there are forces in power determined to rip the country apart for fun and profit. IMO he's making slow and steady progress. I'm trying to pay attention to his gaining greater control of the central bank, he must throw the IMF fuckers out!

Escrava Isaura's picture



“There is a war coming in Europe.” Do you really think this matters?”


As reported by Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge, the Russian response to the extra-legal ruling of a corrupt court in the Netherlands, which had no jurisdiction over the case on which it ruled, awarding $50 billion dollars from the Russian government to shareholders of Yukos, a corrupt entity that was looting Russia and evading taxes, is telling. Asked what Russia would do about the ruling, an advisor to President Putin replied, “There is a war coming in Europe.” Do you really think this ruling matters?”


The West has ganged up on Russia, because the West is totally corrupt. The wealth of the elites is based not only on looting weaker countries whose leaders can be purchased (read John Perkins’ Confessions of an Economic Hit Man for instruction on how the looting works), but also on looting their own citizens. The American elites excel at looting their fellow citizens and have wiped out most of the US middle class in the new 21st century. -- Paul Craig Roberts



Unknown User's picture

War is how banksters balance their books.  As long as they run the World, we will have wars.

XqWretch's picture

Yep... "The Best Enemies Money Can Buy" by Antony Sutton. How the US funded the Soviet Unions military arms industry, which was arming the North Vietnamese before and during the Vietnam War

Keyser's picture

It goes back much further than that... The Rothschild family has been funding both sides of wars since the French Revolution... 

Aussie V's picture

Senator John McCain Receives Successful Arms Transplant

It was reported today from Cedars Sinai Medical Center that US Republican Senator John McCain has received a successful arm transplant operation. The first of it’s kind in medical history.

Senator McCain was renowned for his short arms which he claimed was a great asset when he was a US Navy fighter pilot however, they served little purpose in civilian life.

Sen McCain was known to have struggles in his personal life which could only be attributed to his short arms, his Republican cohorts were quoted as stating although anonymously.

John has always seen to be a pain in the ass but if the truth be known, he always had a continual itch in that area which he could simply, never reach.”

I know for a fact he tried numerous medications and at one stage, was addicted to worm medicine. He had to book himself into Rehab at one stage to worm his way out of that habit.”

Then at another juncture John had prosthesis made up but he was never able to scratch that itch.”

The Republican Senator went on,

These new arms should make John a much happier human being and a much happier Senator to the US Congress.”

We’re all hopin that’s the case for sure! Maybe, it will even get him to relax his Arms to the Rebels mantra.”

Senator McCain was not available for comment and was naturally keeping the media at arms length. However, his spokesperson said that he’ll renew his position as Arizona Senator within a month of rest and rehabilitation.

Doctor Armstrong, Senator McCain’s’ transplant surgeon said that Senator McCain’s new arms will not just dangle at the front like his old ones did but, be fully normal to look at and operate.

He went on to say,

“Senator McCain has been a great servant of this country and once he has fully recovered I just want to shake his hand!”

escapeefromOZ's picture

He had an arm transplant but he nedd a brain translant ! That such an imbecille is in politics is a disgrace !

XuscitizenSweden's picture

Aussie V....that was soo fuckin' funny I logged in just to give you a +1. Cheers X-

loggin'out now and continuing my evening with normal serious shite ;)

Lea's picture

Escrava Isaura, Yes to everything, save this: there won't be any war.

The USA won't wage a direct war against the Russians, because what if the Russians win? America would be instantly detroyed, and I mean psychologically, to its very foundations. In would come riots, disobedience, mass protests... the country would literally disintegrate. And the Russians are much stronger than the MSM media say. So forget it, too risky.

So then, Nato? No. Nato is broke. There is barely any real Nato army. It can't hope to last a week in front of a determined Russia. Plus, no European has any beef with Russia, so whatever troops they would be able to gather would be even less motivated than the Ukrainian army against the Novorossians. And these troops would be loudly booed by about 90% of the UE population.

Paul Craig Roberts is absolutely right about the Western looting and corruption, but he ignores the state of 1) the Nato finances and 2) the EU public opinion.

Escrava Isaura's picture




I would love to believe that you're right. And I have the highest regards about your postings.


I would change my mind thus obviously agreeing with you that the world-war would not happen, if the US and West Europe would declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Ain’t gonna happen!


So, I strongly believe that bankrupted corporate capitalism is on its way to destroy the world. Self-destruction is built in into their system.


The elite know that easy money (QE, government deficits) are not working. As the next meltdown (2016) approaches, elite reckless and desperation will be raised to a level of total desperation.



“One of the most pathetic aspects of human history is that every civilization expresses itself most pretentiously, compounds its partial and universal values most convincingly, and claims immortality for its finite existence at the very moment when the decay which leads to death has already begun.” -- Reinhold Niebuhr


Kobe Beef's picture

I tend to agree, self-destruction is built into the system. I think its cyclical. To illustrate:

A modern nation under fiat debt control is akin to a people farm. In the initial part of the cycle, the extension of fiat credit allows for the expansion of the farm, investments in infrastructure, and progresses toward the rearing and shearing of greater numbers of consumer livestock. The farm grows. Debt grows. Payments received for debt grow. But, due to the laws of diminishing returns and compounding interest, the farm eventually reaches a point where shearing the existing stock no longer pays for the interest demanded by the creditors. The farm, while remaining somewhat productive, is rendered unprofitable. In this phase of the cycle, the operations of the farm tends toward skinning the livestock, with no attention paid to growing the herd or maintaining its condition. At the final stage in the cycle, the farm and all its flock must be liquidated. The land is cleared, and the cycle can begin again.

The liquidation phase is called war. We are not seeing desperation here, but rather the planned liquidation of a farm by creditors who explicitly profess people to be nothing more than cattle. Our democratically-elected/creditor-selected managers are complicit in the process. End the credit, end the cycle. Eliminate the creditors, or be slaughtered anew.

Escrava Isaura's picture



Great explanation. It makes perfect sense.

I am gonna save your post. I found it really telling.



By the way: We live in a finite planet; so the cyclical aspect will end.


I think would be great if you could write a post over the weekend and lets us know in how ‘this’ new phase (the end of the cyclical phase because of the finite planet) would play out.



Mr.Sono's picture

Tic Tok Tic Tok Tic Tok Tic Tok Tic Tok Tic Tok......................................................

cnmcdee's picture

Learn to Love the bomb..

junction's picture

"Tanks For The Memory" will be the theme of Obummer's plan for a hot war in mittel Europe.  The events here and in Syria, where Obummer's support of regime change has led to the deaths of over a hundred thousand civilians (many at the hands of the U.S. created and funded al-Qaeda/ISIS/ISIL/Khorasan), point to the inescapable conclusion that Obummer is a traitor working for the New World Order.  For more on the types of people who work at the NWO, go to:


LostandFound's picture

Its almost a certainty that an attempt on E Ukraine is about to unfold, nicely coinciding with Hagels step down

I think Russia will be forced to step in this time officially and probably fuck the Kiev regime quick and effective. 

Mike in GA's picture

Man, this "Smart Diplomacy" is workin' out great, innit?  Thank goodness we have "Our Best and Brightest" on it or we could be on the verge of another WAR!  Whoooeee!!

kchrisc's picture

Greater Israel and the Zionist banksters are willing to sacrifice as many Goy as it takes to gain Syria, a pipeline route, water, and Russia beholden to them.

An American, not US subject.

tired1's picture

Lebanon and Gaza are also in the way for control of the offshore gas feilds.

kchrisc's picture

"Lebanon and Gaza are also in the way for control of the offshore gas feilds."

A poster here on ZH on or around the "Syria gassing people" thing in the summer of 2013 said to expect an invasion of Gaza and then Lebanon in the coming year. He cited the gas fields as the real reason; also water in Lebanon.

He also said the next shoe to drop on Syria would be in the Ukraine.

2 of the three have come true.

I agreed with his predictions, told friends and family, and now my fiends and family think I have a chrystal ball or something. While that's great, the main benefit is that they are paying more attention to Zionism, Greater Israel, and the like.

An American, not US subject.


stant's picture

Tanks giving.

Realname's picture

It aint cool being no jive turkey so close to Thanksgiving...

stant's picture

Maybe I will paint the 30yr bond rate the day ww3 starts on that m48 at the local park. On the main gun ala fury. That way we will know next time

Realname's picture

Spray paint whatever you like. I trust your NBC gear is up to date; you may need it in the not-too-distant future.

Crash N. Burn's picture

"Tanks giving."

You mean


 Are we all supposed to forget "Porky" Poroshenko has been a state deptartment mole since 2006? Who gives a fuck what this puppet says!


"It turns out that Poroshenko, was exposed by a leaked diplomatic cable released by wikileaks in 2008 as having worked as a mole for the U.S. State Department since 2006. They referred to him as "Our Ukraine insider" and much of the cable referred to information that he was providing. (A separate cable showed that the U.S. knew Poroshenko was corrupt even at that point.)"


The Geopolitics of World War III
Parafuso's picture

Eeeeeebooooolllaaa,oh, wrong meme....sorry