Provocation? NATO Conducts Military Maneuvers 300 Yards From Russia's Border

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Daniel McAdams via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity,

When a Russian bomber flew over international waters some 25 miles off the southwest tip of England last week, UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon called Russia "a real and present danger." The UK government scrambled jet fighters to meet the Russian aircraft as a show of force.

Said Secretary Fallon of the incident, "NATO has to be ready for any kind of aggression from Russia, whatever form it takes." He added that, "NATO is getting ready," warning particularly that Russia may soon move to invade the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

Reading the feverish Twitter feed of NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Gen. Phil Breedlove, one would get the impression that NATO is already at war with Russia. Fighter jets sit menacingly atop aircraft carriers as the General beams about NATO member countries' commitment to contribute to the fight.

The message is clear: Russia is about to attack! NATO has, for no understandable reason, found itself in Russia's crosshairs. NATO cannot figure out how it is that Russia could possibly feel threatened by its actions, which, unlike Russia's are not in the slightest provocative.

Russian military plane over international waters 25 miles from the UK coast is "real and present danger" to NATO. Yet...

Yet yesterday US combat vehicles conducted a military parade and show of military force in Estonia just 300 yards -- yards! -- from the Russian border. That is just over 60 miles from downtown St. Petersburg.

Here is dramatic video of NATO's military display just three football fields from Russia:

This is not a provocation, we are to believe. This is not a "real and present danger" to Russia. NATO is exempt from the rules it imposes on its enemies.

In the Guardian's review of a new book by Politics professor George Sakwa, the current fallout from a near quarter century of post-Cold War NATO policies is perfectly captured:

The hawks in the Clinton administration ignored all this, Bush abandoned the anti-ballistic missile treaty and put rockets close to Russia’s borders, and now a decade later, after Russia’s angry reaction to provocations in Georgia in 2008 and Ukraine today, we have what Sakwa rightly calls a “fateful geographical paradox: that Nato exists to manage the risks created by its existence”.

That line bears repeating: "Nato exists to manage the risks created by its existence."

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Colonel Klink's picture

Scumbag Zions and ZATO are endangering the whole world with their warmongering.

And I'm sure Obama will learn of this through the media.  He'll deny having prior knowledge, even though we know it's all lies.

EDIT:  To the hasbara downvoters, I'm sure Russia is about to invade Estonia.  Riiiiight!

Ruffmuff's picture

Just the bunch of buttholes playing mind games, but forgot their mind.

I wish someone with half of mind would tell the other mindless to grow the fuck up and get a real purposeful life.

knukles's picture

He started it
Did not
Did to
Did not
Did to


Magnix's picture

My god, is that all we got to show off Russians - we can do better than that!

knukles's picture

Next time, Goddamnit, we'll bring the white Toyota pickups with the Ma Duces .... I'm tellin' ya', grandpa'll just shit his pants when he sees that!

SWRichmond's picture

I'm sitting here remembering something about getting involved in a land war in Asia...

Paveway IV's picture

I'm sitting here remembering something about sedition and felony treason mentioned in the constitution.

Manthong's picture

How dare them Rooskies move their country so close to our military equipment.

847328_3527's picture

Makes me wonder if Bill O'Reilly or Bryan Williams is there "reporting from the front" dodging those commie bullets and the red army.


Pretty scary, eh.

Thirst Mutilator's picture

I'm thinkin' dey had doze tanks rigged to chirp out when dey hit the switches...


Meh ~ Today I dinnt even have to use my AK, I gotta say it was a good day.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

When does Putin go in front of the Duma with a stick figure bomb like Neti did? 

Thirst Mutilator's picture

Never ~ Putin isn't a cocksucking dipshit like Neti & friends.

Manthong's picture

Maybe he will have a 3D Tsar Bomba..

And the  only people unnerved by that stupid stunt were the poor Estonian civilians and the US personnel in light armor likely in the sights of some T-90’s across the border.


Wolferl's picture

This is a part of the Stryker brigade from Vilseck/Grafenwöhr training area in Germany.


They just received 200 refurbished Abrams tanks from the US to deploy them in eastern Europe over the next weeks/months btw.

Latina Lover's picture

Without Russia as a bogeyman,  NATO lacks any unifying purpose.  Besides, 75% of NATO's military force is American.

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

One shot could have started WW3


Keyser's picture

Russia will hand NATO and the EU their ass on a plate if they encroach on Russian territory... Anything else is nothing but a Kabuki dance... 

disabledvet's picture

They hate us for our sound money and low interest rates.

y3maxx's picture

...If and when the moment comes....Putin may have a surprise rebuttal to NATO and the USSA.

rocker's picture

You are 100% correct. Bambi better tell somebody to wake up. Putin will put up with the flies for so long. 

When he can not take the itching anymore there will be a price to pay. He has good bug spray for bugsters.

How stupid are they, or do they want to start a war with them. They better realize who China will side with.  

Tall Tom's picture

Just a stray bullet away from armageddon....


If I was there on Military manuevers...I'd have fired it.


Yes I'd have done it, not because I hate the Russians, but because I hate the entire fraudulent NATO mess.


The World is so deserving of Global Thermonuclear War. And there would be no time for the Oligarchy to have sought shelter because it was not according to their plans.

The Joker's picture

Very Good Tom.  I'd have backed you up.  I pulled guard duty on the wall in 86.  Pulled Nato guard duty too.  This shit pisses me off to no end.  To think the cold war is purposefully being brought back into a hot war is unbelievable.  To think I served the Neolibs/cons under the impression it was for a noble cause gets me too.  Shit, don't get me started...

Here come the bastards, here they come.

TheObsoleteMan's picture

Tom; Get help, your a sick man. It's also obvious nobody loves you, that's sad. And you have nobody to love either, else you wouldn't make such an insane statement. No, the world DOES NOT deserve a global thermonuclear war. Far more innocent people would perish than the guilty, war is ALWAYS like that. Little children burnt up from radiation, walking around with their hair cinched off, their skin rolling off from the blisters. In agony. FUCK YOU. You are one of them, and don't even realize it. You served them well little bootlicker, and would again if you weren't such a damaged case psychologically. But then again, that's the type they want these days. There is always room for one more baby killer in their Army. Your their boy.

August's picture

Deservin's got nuthin to do with it.

Villageidiot777's picture

Well Russians do not even need a shot. They just say Estonians shot and declare a war, russians have done such things in the past.

disabledvet's picture

"Loose nukes and a willingness to pop 'em of."

Darn right those guys will show the Flag.

What if those nukes are aimed at St Petersberg?

Bunghole's picture

The zioqueers are out in force

Thirst Mutilator's picture

Nah ~ it's just CH1 & SMG out there defending their hero 'Neti' to the last breath. Because he's so AWESOME & all.


Nothing more to see here, time to move on.

HardAssets's picture

Just sent some articles exposing O'Reilly's tall "tales of heroism'" to some guys I know.
It should really piss 'em off.
They're definitely Fox Kool-aid drinkers

mkkby's picture

This is beyond fucking ridiculous. 

Maybe it's time for Putin to arm rebel groups to overthrow the gov of Mexico and bring chaos to the US border.  What the world really needs is a 2nd revolutionary war in the US to bring in a peacefull isolationist gov.

Motasaurus's picture

Your memory is terrible. 

Welder's picture

"By his Sedition Act of 1798 President Adams tried to safeguard the future of the Republic, but time has since shown that laws against secret societies and conspiracies (although they should be enacted, to establish the illegality of the undertaking) are ineffective in checking them, especially as the secret organization has centuries of experience in eluding such laws. The one effective measure against secret conspiracy is investigation, public exposure and remedy, and this has never been fully used."

"The controversy of Zion"-by Douglas Reed



“… the present era is among the most extraordinary which have occurred in the history of human affairs. Opinions, for a long time, have been gradually gaining ground, which threaten the foundations of religion, morality and society. An attack was first made upon the Christian revelation, for which natural religion was offered as a substitute … The very existence of a Deity has been questioned and in some instances denied. The duty of piety has been ridiculed, the perishable nature of man asserted, and his hopes bounded to the short span of his earthly state. Death has been proclaimed an eternal sleep, the dogma of the immortality of the soul a cheat, invented to torment the living for the benefit of the dead … A league has at length been cemented between the apostles and disciples of irreligion and anarchy. Religion and government have both been “stigmatized as abuses … The practical development of this pernicious system has been seen in France. It has served as an engine to subvert all her ancient institutions, civil and religious, with all the checks that served to mitigate the rigour of authority; it has hurried her headlong through a series of dreadful revolutions, which have laid waste property, made havoc among the arts, overthrown cities, desolated provinces, unpeopled regions, crimsoned her soil with blood, and deluged it in crime, poverty, and wretchedness; … This horrid system seemed awhile to threaten the subversion of civilized society and the introduction of general disorder among mankind. And though the frightful evils which have been its first and only fruits have given a check to its progress, it is to be feared that the poison has spread too widely and penetrated too deeply to be as yet eradicated. Its activity has been suspended, but the elements remain, concocting for new eruptions as occasion shall permit. It is greatly to be apprehended that mankind is not near the end of the misfortunes which it is calculated to produce, and that it still portends a long train of convulsion, revolution, carnage, devastation and misery. Symptoms of the too great prevalence of this system in the United States are alarmingly visible. It was by its influence that efforts were made to embark this country in a common cause with France in the early period of the present war; to induce our government to sanction and promote her odious principles and views with the blood and treasure of our citizens. It is by its influence that every succeeding revolution has been approved or excused; all the horrors that have been committed justified or extenuated; that even the last usurpation, which contradicts all the ostensible principles of the Revolution, has been regarded with complacency, and the despotic constitution engendered by it slyly held up as a model not unworthy of our imitation. In the progress of this system, impiety and infidelity have advanced with gigantic strides. Prodigious crimes heretofore unknown among us are seen.…”

undated memoir left among Alexander Hamilton's papers

Normalcy Bias's picture

I'm sure someone somewhere is already lobbying for the USS Bruce Jenner, cuz he's so courageous, ya know?

Fish Gone Bad's picture

Bruce is really distraught over killing someone un-important. 

TheObsoleteMan's picture

How ironic. Since this bitch was nearly assassinated, she has been on a crusade to abolish the Second Amendment. Now there will be s warship bristling with guns named after her! As a Navy veteran, all I can say is it is just another sad day in the history of a once great and proud branch of service. Soon to be completely feminized and homosexualized to the point where it is no longer an effective fighting force. I'm sooo disgusted right now.

Element's picture



Send the USS Gabby Gifford!

Can't make this shit up.


lols, now there's some high-grade rolled-gold jump-the-shark!

Orwell would be impressed.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Plumbing new depths of exceptionalism.

Anusocracy's picture

No right to establish a government.

The dupes are just obeying their genes.

Shitgum Suicide's picture
Shitgum Suicide (not verified) SWRichmond Feb 26, 2015 5:01 PM

You should try going against a Sicilian in a contest where death is involved.
It's just slightly less known.

SWRichmond's picture

Next time, Goddamnit, we'll bring the white Toyota pickups with the Ma Duces .... I'm tellin' ya', grandpa'll just shit his pants when he sees that!


If you ever need to revive a comatose European Theater WWII grunt, play the sound of a Tiger Tank.

Don't watch, just listen.

cossack55's picture

There is a nice mini documentary about how they used that tank in the movie "Fury" 


TheReplacement's picture

Toward the end of that video is what appears to be either a TigerII (KT).  Those were real beasts (when running).  Good thing they didn't have time or materials to bring the E-75 online.

Normalcy Bias's picture

Hell. Shits not really serious until the EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle appears!

Ginsengbull's picture

You can get used ford expeditions from state police surplus sales for less than five thousand bucks, and they're already painted white.


Just cut the top off and mount 'em up.

pendragon's picture

the difference being ukraine is nato territory now. uk airspace is not soviet airspace.

angel_of_joy's picture

Maybe in your cat world ! In the real world Ukraine is nowhere close to being NATO territory. Good luck convincing NATO citizens that they have to become cannon fodder for the sake of Ukraine. Or any baltic midget for that matter... However, I would love for any of those NATO morons to cross that border, just to see how quickly the get to feed the flowers aftewards...