NATO "Concerned By Russia's Military Buildup Close To Our Borders"

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Eric Zuesse via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

The Secretary-General of NATO said this on October 9th, speaking in NATO member Romania, right across the Black Sea from Russia’s region of Crimea (which had always been part of Russia except for the brief period 1954-2014, when the Soviet dictator arbitrarily transferred Crimea to Ukraine in 1954 — i.e., the Soviet dictator had made Crimea ‘Ukrainian’, and only in 2014 was a plebiscite actually held there in order to determine what the people there wanted, and more than 90% chose to be restored to the Russian Government). He said, on October 9th, that NATO is “concerned by Russia’s military buildup close to our borders”, but NATO actually had expanded up to Russia’s borders; in no way had Russia expanded up to NATO’s borders. NATO’s leader was importantly misrepresenting history, there.

In fact, Romania, itself, used to be a member of the former Soviet Union’s Warsaw Pact military alliance of nations, which had been set up by the Soviet Union in response to America’s having established in 1949 its NATO military alliance with Western European nations. After the Cold War ended, on Russia’s side, in 1991, and has been secretly continued by the U.S. Government and its allies right up to the present time, Romania became a member of the NATO anti-Russian alliance in 2004, under George W. Bush’s Administration. But Bush’s father, President George Herbert Walker Bush, had, as the U.S. President, established, in 1990, the foundation for what NATO now is doing in Romania, against Russia — even though Russia had, in fact, ended the Cold War on its side, in 1991.

When the Cold War ended in 1991, it was on the basis of the promise by the Soviet Union that the U.S.S.R. would end, and would become its component separate independent states (one of which was Russia), and end its communism, and end its Warsaw Pact military alliance with nations adjoining the Soviet Union - that all of this would happen if the United States and its NATO allies would not expand NATO, and that especially NATO would not move “one inch to the east” (i.e., toward Russia) by adding, to the NATO military alliance, any of the nations (such as Romania) which had been in the Soviet Union’s Warsaw Pact, nor especially any nations that had been a part of the former Soviet Union itself (such as Ukraine). The U.S. Government wants to bring Ukraine into NATO, to become its 29th member-nation. But Ukraine is not yet a member, and NATO therefore doesn’t yet have any legitimate business there, at all. NATO isn’t, and can’t yet be, ‘defending’ Ukraine — no matter how much NATO might possibly want to go to war against Russia.

For NATO to be alleging to be “concerned by Russia’s military buildup close to our borders” is amazing, since NATO is militarily building up not only “close to” Russia’s borders, but right on Russia’s borders (such as in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania) and is now seeking to add Ukraine as a member, but already has other formerly Russia-allied nations: Poland, East Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, and, this year, Montenegro - and is attempting to draw in the few remaining ones, but especially Ukraine, which it claims to be ‘defending’.

The Warsaw Pact was formed six years after the NATO alliance was, and only after repeated failures by the Soviet Union to be allowed into NATO. The Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, was, additionally, but only vaguely, promised, in 1990, that if the Cold War would ‘end’, then Russia, now to become an independent nation, would be considered ‘again’ for possible admission into NATO, but this vaguely presented bait turned out not to be honored in reality, once the deal was done. During the years after 1991, NATO boldly and blatantly violated the “move not one inch to the east” agreement with Gorbachev, and took on 13 new members — all of which lands had previously been either inside the Soviet Union, or else inside the Warsaw Pact — so that NATO increased from its then-existing 16 nations, to become today’s 29 nations, all of which 13 additional nations had previously been allied with Russia; and, so, NATO is now not only near Russia’s borders, such as in Romania, but right on Russia’s very borders in other nations, and the U.S. is, even now installing an anti-missile system to annihilate Russia’s retaliatory missiles in the event that the U.S. regime decides to launch a blitz first-strike nuclear attack against Russia to eliminate Russia’s retaliatory nuclear arsenals either on the ground or in the air and thus finally conquer NATO’s eternal target: Russia.

NATO repeatedly accuses Russia of aggression for defending itself against American, and other NATO, aggressions, such as U.S. President Barack Obama’s carefully engineered coup that started being planned in 2011 and was finally perpetrated in 2014 to take over Ukraine’s Government to turn anti-Russian this country, Ukraine, which has the longest of all European borders with Russia. The U.S. regime wants Ukraine in NATO, but other NATO members don’t yet allow it (and maybe never will).

However, American and other NATO ‘news’media, lie about this entire matter, and present NATO as being purely a ‘defensive’ organization, instead of what it actually is: a major component in the U.S. dictatorship’s effort ultimately to checkmate Russia or else to kill Russians entirely and take over their natural resources to be controlled by U.S. and other international corporations. NATO is an international mega-criminal gang, which enormously increases the likelihood of World War III, but which also is enormously profitable for its ultimate backers, Lockheed Martin and other NATO weapons-makers, whose controlling ownership also happens to own and control, and to advertise their other corporations’ products and services in, the ’news’ media in those nations. Media-profits are thus connected — both directly and indirectly — to that military-industrial complex, which needs invasions, even if it doesn’t actually need to conquer Russia or any other country. But perpetual war for perpetual ‘peace’ is the most essential thing of all for NATO (and, since nuclear weaponry is the most expensive type of all, the anti-Russian agenda is especiallyimportant to NATO, even without Russia’s natural resources). That’s what actually is behind NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg’s speech on October 9th near Russia’s border, in which he alleged, “Our deployments are a direct response to Russia’s aggressive actions in Ukraine,” and, “We are concerned by Russia’s military build-up close to our borders.” He said there, “We do not want to isolate Russia. NATO does not want a new Cold War. Our actions are designed to prevent, not provoke conflict.” (Even Hitler had said, prior to the start of WW II, that he was merely ‘defending’ Germany, against other countries.) He knows, as well as anyone possibly can, that, on the U.S. regime’s side, the Cold War never stopped, and that it has escalated sharply and re-invigorated NATO itself, with the Obama-regime’s takeover of Ukraine, and he knows that the ‘aggression’ which NATO and the U.S. regime blame against Russia, constitute actually Russia’s defensive actions which necessarily result from Obama’s Ukrainian coup on Russia’s very doorstep — a coup which was even documented on recordings, such as here and here (and many other key moments) (and the key background for which coup has, by now, also been documented, going all the way back to 2011, when the planning for organizing Obama’s coup was already begun in 2011 inside the U.S. State Department), and which therefore cannot even be denied (except in the persistently lying U.S.-NATO team’s ‘news’media).

It’s all a big ‘jobs program’ for the U.S. and other extremely corrupt-at-the-top nations - the U.S. aristocracy and its vassal-aristocracies in Europe and elsewhere, and their lying ‘news’media, who can’t deny the evidence, and so they simply ignore the evidence, and they instead stenographically ‘report’ the U.S. Government’s lies as ‘truths’, much the same as had happened prior to the U.S. Government’s invasion of Iraq in 2003, only on a much larger scale now.

So, these ugly facts are not reported in the NATO press, because they’re true - their truth is why they’re not allowed to be broadcast and publicly debated. Their being true is blocking those ‘democracies’ from allowing their respective publics to know anything about any of this.

We are, thus, all living in the type of situation that the allegorical novel 1984 described; but the means by which it operates, in reality, turn out to be far more sophisticated than in the fictional version.

Welcome, then, to 2017’s version of 1984 — it’s the updated version, in which, NATO is “concerned by Russia’s military buildup close to our borders.”

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OliverAnd's picture

Clearly NATO knows what it is talking about especially when they still have Turkey on the map in blue color...  

Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

"We've got out foot on Putin's throat, and we regard the proximity of his teeth to our toes to be a sign of aggression"

07564111's picture

Putin leaves in 2024 and a hawk will take the Kremlin. If they think they have problems now, they should consider the future.

AssN9's picture

The West will financially implode well before 2024 hence the desperation from our corporate masters.

svayambhu108's picture

Have you thought about it a bit, it's al bullshit, US lost all alies and to still keep EU hooked they scared Russia into position and Rusia responded and now they can say:

See Russia is a danger !

07564111's picture

I do not need to think about it.This is how it is..
Israel > USA > NATO, that's all we need to know. The Bolsheviks will not rest until either we or them is no more.

wildbad's picture

yes..NATO is the USAs expeditionary force. They have been the hard point of US hegemony since WWII but especially since the Gorbactchov / Reagan agreement.

Not one inch further past Berlin, was the promise. It has been a continual aggressive march to the borders of Russia since then including attacks in Georgia, Ukraine and other more subtle destabilization attempts.

I still remain unconvinced about the Israel thingy though.

A logical leap.

Ghordius's picture

"NATO is the USAs expeditionary force" ??

The Alarmist's picture

NATO to Russia: "Why do you keep moving your country closer to our bases?"

Teja's picture

Regarding the Russian occupation of Crimea, I like the quote from the article:

Crimea which had always been part of Russia except for the brief period 1954-2014

If the author would have done the bare minimum of research of history in the region, he would know that Crimea was a Turkish vassal state before 1774, then made "independent", to be annexed by Russia in 1783. Strange how history is repeated. The Crimean Tatars might have not been very civil, but to say the peninsula was "always" part of Russia is plain nonsense.

The "crowding out" of Crimean Tatars culminated in the deportations after WW II. I fear also that part of history will be repeated, both with Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars.

researchfix's picture

O.K., you are right. But Crimea will stay with Russia for ever. So, now you know the past and the future.

Rapunzal's picture

This can be only a joke by NATO. I hope the sheeple will recognize the real culprit.

svayambhu108's picture

Agree with you, Putin is not hawkish if they kill or put aside Putin they have a bigger problem on their heads, they always have.

07564111's picture

Very few here or on other English speaking blogs follow our political situation and they do not understand the potential dangers ahead. They see only 1 man and look not further than next week.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Who doesn't want to talk to Lavrov, will speak with Shoigu.

TheLastTrump's picture

He's had his chance to speak truthfully to this incoming administration.


Putin/Lavrov adulation typically comes from one source.


Didn't Vlad get an 80 city birthday surprise the other day?



Was that CIA? Because if it was it was cool. Keep up the good work. Kill the people with bad ideas like your propaganda shows on mainstream tv.

hestroy's picture

OK, ok, brainwashed retard.

TheLastTrump's picture

Helped by you disinformationalists no doubt. :)


Pitch it to another crowd.

hestroy's picture

Geez, you left a lot of stinking shit in this comment section. I just hope you'll get some Shekels for it.

AssN9's picture

I see Lavrov too ;) Actually, I generally see a much better class of leadership in Russia, people who are actually capable and competent as opposed to western leadership full of hubris and arrogance. Substance vs. fluff.

Ace006's picture

Exactly. Her Nikkiness is exhibit A. Apparently, she's got her own foreign policy. This doesn't irritate Trump in the least but the HHS guy sent Trump through the roof. She bad mouthed him but then he appointed her. Clown car stuff. Indicativebof Trump's cluelessness about personnel. McMaster was recommended by McCain. Nothing about that struck Trump as strange.

Putin and Lavrov are impressive people. The MSM do their best to portray them as bent on territorial expansion. 

TheLastTrump's picture

Of course you agree, you're a sock puppet.


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TheLastTrump's picture

The closer we get to war, the more strident you bitches become.


Let it overtake you like the Iraqi's in the trenches in 1991.

Manipuflation's picture

What?  Aren't we close to Russian borders?  Ochen priyantna.

tion's picture

Which emanates a stronger stench?




TheLastTrump's picture

You forgot.....RUSSIAN GOVT TROLLS hahahahaha


Cracker Pipes's picture

Since the US needs to attack some country...I nominate turkey before the Ruskies get a tight handle on the situation...while I never condone US imposed "regime" change I do in this case highly recommend doing a Saddam on Erdogan and bring Turley to heel...who would interfere with this kind of Justice...

07564111's picture

You type as though you are ready for WW3. ;)

TheLastTrump's picture

You type as if you were ready for your boss propagandist to make carnal love to you.


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Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Why do you crow so loud? Butt hurts?

TheLastTrump's picture



of course I must be a Jew to be able to defend the Jews


a couple of your nitwit friends said that


my country rose up and went over to Germany & defended the Jews Saving Private Ryan or Schindlers List or The fucking Eagles Have Landed


what has yours done, lately?

Lore's picture

Oh, brother. Credibility just took a swan dive...

Mr Hankey's picture

You type as if you were a retarded, spoiled little bitch from a country that never really suffered a serious inconvenience let alone unspeakable mass horror .'murica  wouldn't need much to turn into Mad Max.And why would he get your stupid little pop culture references?Go kanoodle w/ Orange MacDaddy.

Manipuflation's picture

Let us not start that fight.  Why would you want to?  Russians are a different breed.  I know this well.  The West will not win against Russia.  Russians really are still Vikings and they still think that way.  Badasses for sure.  Trust me on this.     

BlindMonkey's picture

Te sad truth is Russia is no threat to the West at all.  There is not nearly enough heavy lift for Russia to be a serious threat.  The West needs to focus on the real invasion from Africa and the middle east but they are  not just blind to it, but actually welcoming the invaders.

Manipuflation's picture

Being that I have been to Russia and spent some time there I think we are the dickheads.  You really do have to go to Russia though.  I can't explain it in detail.  I really can't explain the country.   You have to go yourself.   You will fall in love with the people and then you realize that they don't want to fight you.  They would rather drink with you instead.

You do have to watch out for the cops though(train stations).  Those guys are dickheads and they want bribe money.  It helps that I have an FSB-father-in-law so that ends that.  Fucking Merican.

But that isn't how it all works.  If you have Russians on your side....   

TheLastTrump's picture

Blatant Russian troll propaganda leads to censorship ala WWI WWII & then you fuckers are out of a platform.


Good riddance to bad rubbish.



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Manipuflation's picture

You are German?  My blood is German too.  I don't raise that flag often if ever and I not a Juden.  I like Russia.  I guess you didn't learn from Napolean.

BlindMonkey's picture

I've already been to Russia and fallen in love with the place.  I'm at the Frankfurt airport now and passed by the Aeroflot counter and wished I was headed to Moscow instead of Atlanta. 

Manipuflation's picture

That is really cool.  So you understand.  Russia is a great county.  I am Merican but I got the point.  Drinking with Russians was incredible.  I am sorry that you have to go through Atlanta. 

BlindMonkey's picture

LOL.  I live there.  


At least I'm in the FIFA ticket lottery for world cup so I hope I am going back this summer. 

Manipuflation's picture

I am not big on soccer.  I am a notherner but those Canucks keep winning.  U.S get's silver and the Russians bronze.  Is that all the Canucks do?  Oh well.  We do hockey here too.  Frozen.

TheLastTrump's picture

It's so cute, sock puppetage paid by foreign interests.


How about, go fuck yourselves?


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Bavarian's picture

The empire must be crumbling if this is the best the CIA has.  Swaying opinion from not one person and looking like an uneducated fool thinking that this is how most 'mercans think.  You're in the wrong place and your buddy Ih8obama are stooges that everyone here instantly recognizes.  Critical thinkers abound here - you have no influence.


finametrics's picture

Don't you low iq nincompoops realize that you give yourselves away when you go into schizophrenic convulsions every time there's an article on ZH exposing zato lies?