Washington "Promotes Regional Stability" With War Games In Russia's Back Yard

Tyler Durden's picture

Around 350 troops from six countries (US, UK, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, and Serbia) are taking part in a military drill entitled 'Platinum Eagle 16.1', which is scheduled to conclude today according to RT

The exercise comes less than a week after the US launched its European missile defense system in Romania, much to the ire of Russia.

"The 1st Battalion Marines is spread out over Eastern Europe, and the fact that we are able to come here, in Romania, and train with five other nations, that really promotes regional stability. Training together in peace time, those who train together will fight well together,” Lieutenant-Colonel Justin Ansel of the US Marine Corps told RT’s Ruptly video agency

Ah yes, nothing says regional stability like holding military exercises in Russia's back yard just days after pushing Russia back to a cold war type of mentality.

"We're not going to be dragged into this race. We’ll go our own way. We’ll work very accurately without exceeding the plans to finance the re-equipment of our Army and Navy, which have already been laid out for the next several years,” Putin said on Friday


"Recent developments indicate that the situation isn’t getting better. Unfortunately, it’s deteriorating. I’m talking about the launch of the radar station in Romania as one of the elements of the up-and-coming US anti-missile defense program,” the Russian president added.

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It appears as though the US isn't the slightest bit concerned about pushing Russia even further than it already has. As we said earlier, given how the market processes newsflow lately, perhaps Russia being forced to move more ICBMs to its border, increasing the likelihood of a catalyst for actual war, will be viewed as bullish for stocks.

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chairman mao's picture

China needs to help Russia out financially. China hasn't been doing this. 

Sandmann's picture

China needs Russian jet engines. What's coming won't cost a lot of money until it comes to Fallout Cleanup

Jubal Early's picture

Its the same old zio script using their stupid US goy puppets.  Ft. Sumpter.  Wounded Knee.  Havana.  WWI.  WWII.  Korea.  Vietnam.  Iran.  Iraq.  Provoke, provoke, provoke until the goy start killing each other.  These yids are nothing if not consistent.     

santafe's picture
santafe (not verified) Jubal Early May 17, 2016 6:00 AM

There's something quite sinister about the conflict with Russia that NO ONE in the media is talking about.


ilion's picture

Half of the world is dying from famine and illnesses and these fucking retards are riding the tanks and think they are some supermen. Sick people.

Took Red Pill's picture

Washington is provoking Russia

Washington is provoking China, too


WTF are they trying to do, deliberately cause WWIII?

Oracle 911's picture

Is the Pope Catholic/Satanic?

Of course they are want the WWIII or a big regional war. BUT the Russians and Chinese are more clever than take the hook. They will respond by another mean, which will ruin the neocons.

So grab the popcorn and enjoy the show. Or pray to God to stop these idiotic neocons before to late.

HowdyDoody's picture

Russia advances the plans to renovate the old Dnper long range radar site in Sevastopol. It was linked in to the old launch on warning system. It would cover the eastern Mediterranean and most of the Middle East as far as central Saudi Arabia.




chairman mao's picture

Well, the truth is China hasn't given Russia any financial support at all since Ukraine, only verbal/political support. Russia is openly pissed at this.
I suspect this may change after Putin's upcoming state visit to China, due to the South China Sea situation.

The Dogs of Moar's picture

Who was buying the ruble when it went down to 80 for a dollar if not China?

I'd say that was financial support

Déjà view's picture


Russia/Cuba request former territories. Crimea mostly Russians, voted by democratic process to return to motherland, which Ukrainian Khrushchev 'gifted' 1954 to Ukraine, why weren't sanctions imposed in 1954?  Cuba asks for return of Guantanamo territory, forcefully held by U.S. 

Neocon/Democrat/NATO 'Chicken Hawks' are poised to commence WWlll over such trivial B.S. Stupid womens lib will vote for 'Hillary Of Beans'-don't cry when you when your sacrificial sons and daughters arrive at Andrews AFB. Be grateful if a nuclear disaster is averted...

Mark Kramer 

Crimea was part of Russia from 1783, when the Tsarist Empire annexed it a decade after defeating Ottoman forces in the Battle of Kozludzha, until 1954, when the Soviet government transferred Crimea from the Russian Soviet Federation of Socialist Republics (RSFSR) to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (UkrSSR)

- See more at: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/why-did-russia-give-away-crimea...

OldPhart's picture

So much bullshit.

In the video, tanks come barreling down the grass, right next to a perfectly good road.  It's dumb, asinine.

Russia has been  extremely patient with this bullshit, but I wouldn't blame them if there was an incident with fighter jets and attack helicopters screaming up to their borders.

Obama and his war criminal government need to be checked before they drag us into WW3.  And I think we're at the point where it's too late to pull these asshats back.

Not that I'll miss LostInquilinas, SanFrankissgo, or Whoreington, DC.

Took Red Pill's picture
Definition;poking the bear To act in such a way that has a good chance of causing trouble. (You can poke a bear once and maybe get away with it, but if you keep poking him, he's going to get really angry.) 
jewish_master's picture

RUSSIA ususally dont starts wars. it finishe them though...

BarkingCat's picture

There is a reason why tracked vehicle stay off perfectly good roads.- to keep the perfectly good roads!!!


Sandmann's picture


Construction Management should be really useful in this new job Justin !

BorisTheBlade's picture

Tyler, stop pushing this one:

Russia being forced to move more ICBMs to its border

Iskander is a ballistic missile, but not an intercontinental one. And ICBMs don't need to be placed next to border to reach almost any place on Earth, in fact moving them there makes them indeed vulnerable during boost phase.

Déjà view's picture


You made a very huge mistake not holding to German neutrality as a condition of German reunification for those 'two-faced' bastards? Putin has to deal with your error!

'Gorbi' and Eduard were gentlemen verbally agreeing, NATO not expanding beyond former DDR western border.

Sandmann's picture

Stalin offered Germany unification and neutrality in period before 1953. Austria accepted the deal in 1955 and the Soviets withdrew

Déjà view's picture

Stalin Notes Of Early 1950's...

Played down by 3 western occupation powers, lacky Adenauer as an anti-Prussian was not interested.

Austria was wise, 3 western occupation powers also departed Austria 1955.

radbug's picture

What a joke! NATO doesn't have the guts and, I suspect, the resources, to put a NATO army into Libya, but here it is in Romania, playing wargames. Get a grip! If NATO doesn't have the guts to take on ISIS, it certainly doesn't have the guts to take on Russia!

BorisTheBlade's picture

NATO's strategy, it seems is to encircle Russia from several directions and start poking thereby provoking some sort of response, thereby reinforcing narrative of 'agressive Russia'. So far, Putin showed incredible, under circumstances, restraint not to use force directly (see Ukraine). But make no mistake, if it ever comes to that (God, I hope not), those US forces which are stationed in Eastern Europe will serve no purpose other than being a sacrificial lamb, later to be glorified by Hollywood, in this game.

Déjà view's picture

This Game...

Not as that 'Sandbox' Iraq?

NATO keep on pushing you shall experience if those Iskander missles are second to none as it is proported. Hitler also underestimated "Untermenschen" Slavs...

Motasaurus's picture

For the love of God I hope that, even if the BRICS can't win, at least they can nuke hollywood so I don't have the watch the self-congratulatory wank-fest that would be Hollywood's reaction to the US winning WWIII.

oncemore's picture

BRICS can't win? Anews to me. If that woould be the case 13-th tribe would have steamrolled them 5x over so far.

To contrary. 13-th tribe knows, that they cannot win over Russians-Slavs and Chinese-not being their blud at all.

Techpriest of Mars's picture

for my humble opinion, having some bases around a country so big like russia have no military interest simply because in case of real war those bases are indefensible and will be reduced in smoldering ruin in mere minutes by saturating cruise missile strikes.

the real point of this bases is not only to enrich the MIC by explosing the defense budget by having thousands of foreign military (wich cost a lot, especially if they are so badly managed http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/308-12/16561-focus-cheneys-...) but like ISIS, Islam and the refugee it create a climate of perpetual fear in the minds of the gullible herd.


Vageling's picture

That's the best I can make out of it too. By doing so the US has their troops all over the place. Don't count much on EU states either as they are being striped of their military. They squeeze their hands if they can even get a operational vehicle out of parts from the other.

The size of those forces tells me that this isn't even a signal to Russia. Sure Russia takes notice. More a agitprop message for the west. As to say: see, we are here people of Europe to protect you from the aggressive large evil bear. All serves no purpose accept people earning money and the sheeple their bread & play. 


Librarian's picture

perpetual fear in the minds of the gullible herd.

It's congnitive negativity bias which is hard-wired into our brains.  Negative information is perceived as more accurate and trustworthy than positive information.

Now, combine that with confirmation bias.  This is another published and peer-reviewed finding that people seek confirmation of their own opinions from within their own social circles.  

If someone or some group had the intent to control low information individuals, they would begin by controlling the information the individuals received through their trusted social circles.  Published and peer-reviewed studies have shown that its possible with conditioning to compel individuals to make decisions directly against their own self interests.  

Carrying this idea further, if you want to build a compelling enemy you first need to eliminate or minimize any opposing viewpoints until a critical mass of the socialsphere considers any opposing view to be a minority socially unacceptable viewpoint.  At that point the public will take over propogation of the majority viewpoint's lies.  The constructed enemy or viewpoint is then complete.  It's now ready to be brought out of the closet any time a scary bogeyman is needed to get approval for an otherwise unwise course of action.  People shouldn't so easily fall for this ruse, but they do -- over and over gain. 

Perhaps we will be able to evolve beyond our congnitive limitations in another 100 generations. However, if Professor Hawking is correct we will soon annhiliate our species.  Our technology has grown faster than our ability to cognitively appreciate the bigger picture beyond our own life spans and tribal interests.

The survival rate of everyone does drop to zero.  Is this a justification for grabbing as much as you possibly can before your personal extinction?  Or is this an invitation to consider what you leave behind.

Since I don't believe I'm checking out today, I need to get back to work.  I sincerely hope that I am correct.  But see, "The Gambler's Fallacy".  :)

Sandmann's picture

Italian troops were flown from Bari I hear

The Dogs of Moar's picture

No no no

No moar ICBMs near the border.

This is not as sinister as you think.

Obama wants Russia to make a move before June 23 when the EU votes to extend sanctions.  Obviously if Russia takes down a couple hundred satellites belonging to the West, the sanctions won't come down

JustUsChickensHere's picture

June 23rd. Same date as the BREXIT referendum ....a coincidence ?

just the tip's picture

and the DB deposit offer date of june 24.  the plot thickens.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

The ZIO-Occupied District Of Criminals is the most IMMEDIATE THREAT to your continued existence. That is not hyperbole.

And it seems as if the USSA ZioCON SCUMMM* want to kick-off THEIR World War 3 BEFORE there is any possibility of a Trump Presidency halting THIR PLANS.

(SCUMMM* - Satanic Cabal Underwriting Mass Murder & Mayhem.
THey have names like : The KKK (Kagan Kriminal Kabal), nudelman, abrams, wolfowitz, zelikow, feith, lieberman, chertoff, frum, perle, kristol, wormser, soros, zakheim, bolton. Obongo is their errand boy. Hillary is their War Whore)

just the tip's picture


someone naming names.

it's about fucking time.

Vageling's picture

Washington bringing stability? Sounds to me something went wrong with the translation. Must be that. Everywhere Washington shows up it is sparkling with, eh..., 'stability' I noticed. Probably just me who doesn't understand stability.

Then again Washington is making a lot of incongruent sounds. Ask that muppet-in-chief about the economy and he'll tell you all is peachy. Then you see the numbers, and scratching the back of your head trying to discover the peachy part in it. 

LA_Goldbug's picture

Libya and Iraq are two good examples of stability the US brings.

madashellron's picture

Well don't forget Syria. .



sushi's picture

Afghanistan = longest war in the history of the USSA.

Question: If the worlds largest, most lethal military organization is unable to "win" a conflict against a nation of goat herders why should it presume to have any success against a peer competitor?

A nuclear armed peer competitor.

OverTheHedge's picture

I think they mean share-price stability: Raytheon, Boeing, Rolls Royce, etc.

zeroboris's picture

perhaps Russia being forced to move more ICBMs to its border

But why? Our ICBMs can evaporate Romania even from Kamchatka without any problems.

Sandmann's picture

It has been forced to move 3 divisions to resit US invasion but when it comes I suppose Warsaw and Berlin will be in worse shape than in 1945

Sandmann's picture

It has been forced to move 3 divisions to resit US invasion but when it comes I suppose Warsaw and Berlin will be in worse shape than in 1945

zeroboris's picture

It has been forced to move 3 divisions to resit US invasion

Counterbalancing of conventional weapons. No need to move ICBMs.


when it comes I suppose Warsaw and Berlin will be in worse shape than in 1945

London's or Washington's shape will be not better, Moscow's too. So a bad peace is better than a good war.

BarkingCat's picture

Words of wisdom my friend......words of wisdom indeed.



(I tried to up vote your comment but the italic text at the start of your posts is preventing it)

Jack Oliver's picture

350 troops from six FUCKING countries !!! LMFAO !! Russia lost 20 MILLION in WW2 !!! It will NEVER happen again ! Zionist/US are digging their own grave if they think they can take on Russia !