NATO Launches "Wide-Scale" War Games Near Russian Border, Creates "Line Of Troops"

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Washington looks to be throwing more than the full faith and credit of the US government behind Ukraine. On the heels of news that the US is set to guarantee a Ukrainian international bond issue (while Greek pensioners implicitly subsidize the country’s natural gas exports), NATO is in the midst of conducting large scale military maneuvers along the Russian border in a move Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says encourages “Kiev to pursue a military solution.” Over the course of 10 days, NATO will parade 120 combat vehicles across the region in an effort to prove how quickly the West can confront perceived Russian aggression. Here’s more from Military News:

The [Russian] ministry warned that it hopes Europe "does see the risk of unconditionally following advice from U.S. generals and will not opt for approaches that will rule out the risk of a slide towards a military confrontation between Russia and NATO."

 

While the U.S. Army acknowledges the convoy's movement is "a highly visible demonstration of U.S. commitment to its NATO allies," Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, the commander of U.S. Army Europe, insists "the focus should be on what is the desired end state, and can we get there using diplomatic and economic pressure and support."

So basically, the US is saying the following: “...although we’re intent on showing just how quickly we can deploy our forces in the event an armed confrontation becomes necessary, we hope you’ll see this for what it is which is our best effort demonstrate that we long for a peaceful solution.” We’ll let you judge for yourself how committed the West is to a peaceful resolution (note the US soldier teaching the small child how to fire a high caliber weapon): 

And the US is particularly proud of the fact that it has created a wall of troops along the Russian border:

Meanwhile, US officials don’t understand why anyone would see this as hypocritical. As RT reports, the US State Department’s press official Jeff Rathe “would disagree” with the notion that the US is conductig precisely the types of exercises for which it has previsously condemned Russia: 

When asked why the US was condemning Russian exercises inside Russia, State Department press official Jeff Rathke told RT no such statement had ever been made.

 

While the US has not criticized every military drill conducted by the Kremlin, last August State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Russia’s aviation exercises are “provocative and only serve to escalate tensions.”

 

“Wouldn’t US and NATO maneuvers on Russian borders, at a time when the West and Russia are at odds over the crisis in Ukraine, also “raise tensions?” asked AP diplomatic correspondent Matt Lee.

 

“We would disagree with that,” replied Rathke.

Indeed. 

In the meantime, Moscow isn’t particularly pleased with Denmark’s eight month old move to join NATO’s missile defense shield, as Russia’s Ambassador to Denmark Mikhail Vanin subtly warned that joining the effort would subject Danish ships to strikes by Russian nuclear missiles and besides, the effort would ultimately be in vain as Moscow has nukes capable of infiltrating the West’s defenses. Here’s more from The Telegraph:

“I don’t think that Danes fully understand the consequence if Denmark joins the American-led missile defence shield. If they do, then Danish warships will be targets for Russian nuclear missiles,” said Mikhail Vanin, the Russian ambassador to Denmark, to the Jyllands-Posten newspaper.

 

“Denmark would be part of the threat against Russia. It would be less peaceful and relations with Russia will suffer. It is, of course, your own decision - I just want to remind you that your finances and security will suffer. At the same time Russia has missiles that certainly can penetrate the future global missile defence system,” Mr Vanin said.

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It would certainly appear from the above that geopolitical tensions in Eastern Europe are now running at a fever pitch and with Washington prone to adopting an extra defensive position thanks to what appear to be shifting economic alliances among its staunchest allies, we wouldn’t expect the posturing to die down on either side in the foreseeable future. 

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Sat, 03/21/2015 - 19:02 | 5914029 knukles
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This is gonna end soooooo well.
Somebody is proving the old "shit for brains" slogan is not a mere euphemism

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 19:06 | 5914041 kliguy38
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how bout death destruction and dopes instead of solidarity

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 19:12 | 5914070 Wolferl
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Having been near the Grafenwöhr training area in the Oberpfalz a lot over the past weeks people tell me the `Muricans do artillery and tank training on the shooting ranges there like never been seen (heard) in decades. Something huge is going on there. The Yanks are on the war-path, no doubt about that.

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 19:20 | 5914098 El Vaquero
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The declassified synopsis of a series of interviews with former Soviet generals after the collapse of the USSR:

 

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nukevault/ebb285/

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 19:33 | 5914127 ZerOhead
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I doubt that Russian fears of a first strike have declined as the Americans try to convince Europeans that the ABM systems they possess are 100% effective.

Perhaps Blythe Masters can come back to help create some Nuclear Annihilation Default Swaps (NADS) to help take the risk element out of the markets.

You've got to have NADS if you are going raise the stakes this high...

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 19:33 | 5914145 Winston Churchill
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Sold in matched pairs ?

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 20:03 | 5914210 TheFourthStooge-ing
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So will NATO General Philatio Manlove be "inspecting the troops" or is he going to be "tied up with the Rear Admiral" instead?

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 20:14 | 5914220 Latina Lover
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I think Breedhate's plan, Stooge, is to give the entire world one big ass f*cking. The satanic pedophiles that control USSA foreign policy like to dream  big.

Moreover, something must be really going wrong in the shadow derivatives markets, for the western banksters to push so hard for war.

If there is a silver lining to this mess, it is that the USSA claim that the Missile Shield was designed to protect Europe against Iranian missiles is exposed as a total fraud.  I hope the Europeans are not dumb enough to believe that USSA missiles will protect them from a Russian retaliatory strike after the USSA tries to pre-emptively attack Russia.

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 20:48 | 5914344 lakecity55
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"We will fight to the last European."
---Barrie

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 20:56 | 5914362 fudge
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it will be a very short war

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 21:30 | 5914370 strannick
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American red neck war monger Generals, panting to spill young men's blood, to improve their careers.

Biggest killer of young American military men is Sociopaths like Breedlove, sending their boys to fight, on behalf of bankers' Petrodollars and Oil. So Joe Biden's son can run a Natgas company in Donbass.

Breedlove spent his career in the air force, as an instructor, far far away from battle, itching to get army boots on the ground. 

Breedlove should waddle out to the battlefield himself, maybe Putin would throw his fat ass to the mat. 

What patriotism.

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 21:30 | 5914438 Latina Lover
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Breedhate is just a stooge, a minion carrying out orders.  The real warmonger criminals are the banksters.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 00:16 | 5914733 smlbizman
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when i was in high school, a hundred yrs ago.....a friend of mine, normal size to smallish (putin) had his ass kicked by this big dude (ussa)....the next day my friend kicked the shit out of the big dudes little (eu) brother...than told the big dude everytime you touch me, ur little brother gets it.....he never had a problem eith him again......

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 00:51 | 5914782 Motasaurus
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This presumes that the USA gives a shit what happens to Europe.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 06:49 | 5914969 gold-is-not-dead
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Both Hitler and Obama took the wrong pills obviously or just sucked the wrong bankers dicks.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 07:52 | 5915010 cnmcdee
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"Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall."

 

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 10:59 | 5915282 GMadScientist
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"The bigger they are..."

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 00:41 | 5914767 HardAssets
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Latina Lover: "Breedhate is just a stooge, a minion carrying out orders. The real warmonger criminals are the banksters. "

That's a commonly repeated sentiment, but the fact is - the greedy fat old men who are the banksters don't pull the triggers and push the nuke war buttons. A lot of folks who are the actual blind order followers, better start to pull their heads outta their asses. They're not gonna have a 'career' or a pension if they help blow up the fukin' world. Even ex- h.s. school jocks and 'dumb stupid animals used as pawns in foreign policy' should be able to figure that out.

( From career military family and also served. )

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 08:20 | 5915024 Latina Lover
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Long long ago in a country far far away, I was also a dumb ass mil. partriot.   Today, I would rather go to jail as a CO.

I couldn't agree with you more.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 10:37 | 5915232 HardAssets
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@Latina Lover

Some men have good sense and great courage to recognize Truth and to do what is right:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2208342/Soviet-submariner-single...

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 13:53 | 5915637 Latina Lover
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This soviet sub commander deserves the Peace Prize, not the criminal in chief Mulatto Messiah

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 17:31 | 5916187 nuke ISIS now
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If true, you deserve the fucking gas chmber you fucking traitor mother fucker

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 11:03 | 5915288 GMadScientist
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They'll need to recognize that they swore an oath to the Constitution, not to daddywarbucks and co, not to necon wet dreams of empire, and not to liberal wetdreams of regime change.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji0Uh7KFP6w

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 21:43 | 5914466 FreeShitter
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breedlove takes his orders from obama who takes his orders from the banks who takes their orders from the rothchilds and whom takes orders from satan/lucifer.

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 22:13 | 5914538 Zero Point
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It's all good though. At the end of the day, the Demiurge still takes it's orders from God. Grudgingly, and maybe even unwittingly.

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 23:34 | 5914670 Squid-puppets a...
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hey thats slanderous. Satan/Lucifer is not a Reptilian

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 21:43 | 5914469 Whoa Dammit
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It's what happens when a witless idiot who thinks Dr.Strangelove was a documentary is made into a NATO general. 

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 13:56 | 5915640 Refuse-Resist
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Send in the Gay Brigade backed by the Feminist Shock Troops.

 

The russians are no match for our Social Justice Warriors!

 

FOARWARD!

 

FUCK YEAH!

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 13:12 | 5915555 Gavrikon
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Whites killing whites.  What's not to like?  -- Obooboo

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 13:46 | 5915615 Karaio
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Dinamarca acaba de pintar um enorme alvo no peito.

Polônia, Ucrânia etc.  já os tem (isso sem falar Israel e Arábia Saudita, Quatar etc...

hehe.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 07:14 | 5914989 hal10000
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Breedlove is too busy telegraphing to Moscow how NATO will react in the future.  The Russians will know exactly when and where to strike.

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 19:34 | 5914149 El Vaquero
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I suspect that they declined, then shot way back up again.  Those interviews show that, after the whole Cuban Missile crisis, the Soviets were very rational behind the scenes.  It's kind of funny, Castro was pressuring the USSR to launch a strike against the US back in the '80s until the Soviets sent some of their scientists into Cuba to explain what the ecological consequences for Cuba would be even if not one bomb fell on them.  Castro turned around real quick on that one. 

 

Oh well, look at it on the bright side:  If we go to war, should there be a period where it remains conventional, everybody who would impose martial law would be overseas. 

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 20:02 | 5914180 ZerOhead
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It will remain conventional unless the side that is losing decides they don't want to lose anymore. Either that or one of the two sides don't trust the other side NOT to launch an advantageous and possibly decisive first fucking strike.

So Castro was pressuring Khrushchev to launch while the Joint Chiefs were pressuring Kennedy to launch... what could have possibly gone wrong?

Although today we have much safer 'tactical nukes' that are so low in yield that nobody could possibly care if they were used. The battlefield commanders don't even require formal authorization for their use.

Besides... it's more Europes problem anyway...

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 04:11 | 5914892 CuttingEdge
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"Besides... it's more Europes problem anyway..."

If this shit goes down, here's hoping those Russian ICBM subs parked off the east coast of the USA have something to say about that.

As Led Zeppelin would say, "Bring it on home..."

 

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 13:14 | 5915559 Gavrikon
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President Putin wouldn't dare hit Washington, or Wall Street.  It would be the beginning of a great revival of failing country.  He'd being us too big a favor.

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 19:51 | 5914183 TruthInSunshine
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This is the type of idiocy that leads to unintended "incidents" that can lead to war.

Or it's designed to do so from the outset.

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 20:01 | 5914201 Bossman1967
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Nothing unintended goin on the question is Putin got a set of nads or not because if they were doing shit like that on my back door well one word mushroom

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 20:22 | 5914270 Winston Churchill
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Tempted as he must be , he is not going to fall into that trap.

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 23:23 | 5914653 strannick
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The world can thank Putin there is one Statesman keeping the world back  from the brink, amoung these sold out 2 bit putzes.

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 20:12 | 5914205 philipat
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120 combat vehicles?....Putin must be trembling in his cossack boots?

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 20:39 | 5914325 cossack55
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Cossacks do not tremble. They rumble.

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 21:40 | 5914462 Chad_the_short_...
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Would be a thing of beauty to see Russia come in relentlessly and annihilate every single one of those vehicles at 2am without a single loss of a Russian. Then what would the war mongers in the USA do?

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 22:16 | 5914539 Zero Point
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Sell the US taxpayer some more vehicles.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 00:23 | 5914741 smlbizman
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....@ 0% down for 84 mos. @ 0%apr....what do i have to do to put u into this war today?????

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 00:39 | 5914768 nuke ISIS now
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turn moscow into the glass city...just ask japan

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 04:59 | 5914922 Zwelgje
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I bet you're still on high school. 

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 07:20 | 5914991 corsair
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I bet he never graduates.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 13:16 | 5915562 Gavrikon
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That, or a really old, Cold Warrior.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 13:58 | 5915647 Refuse-Resist
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FUCk YEAH!  Because they Russians would never consider retaliating.

 

On second thought, if they only hit WDC and NYC I think we could take that loss and carry on as a better country afterward.

 

And if you want to Nuke Isis, you're going to have start at Langley, then make your way to Riyahd and Tel Aviv (Mossad HQ).

Otherwise you're wasting ammo.

 

Now do us all a favor and head back to The Blaze, FreeRepublic, or Foxnews... go back into the slime pit from which you came.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 15:46 | 5915914 donhuangenaro
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they don't have to hit anything... just one EMP strike and the rest would be done by hungry crazed crowds... Katrina would look like a walk in the park...

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