The Pentagon seems to have gone even more insane with rage after losing to the Taliban. . And they have a $750 BILLION dollar a year budget plus the military of 30 NATO states to unleash their evil War Crimes against Humanity and the Planet.
Part 1: Op Ed by TheFreeOnline
Ukraine, a bankrupt neo-fascist controlled state on Russia’s border is being quickly assimilated into NATO and armed to the teeth .. on the back of its war fever fanned by an ultra nationalist elite desperate to cling to power.
Ukraine is lauded by NATO and the EU while openly calling for suicidal Nuclear attacks on Russia under the US doctrine of ‘limited Nuclear Exchanges’ and battlefield nuclear weapons, for ‘stealing its tiny Crimea colony’.
Have they forgotten that the USSR lost over 27 MILLION citizens the last time nazis attacked them. For Russia this is SURVIVAL. They CAN NOT allow the US to put nuclear missiles on their borders, just a few minutes flight time to Moscow.
They will have no choice but to resist.
And all for what? Imagine if it was Russia putting its Nukes on the Canadian or Mexican borders, claiming the US had stolen Puerto Rico. The Pentagon planners are insane, are they suffering from Covid Brain Fog?
And all for what? What exactly is the Russian threat to us? The Russian economy is smaller than that of France or Italy. Russia is home to 183 nationalities! Should we all die for tiny Crimea because Ukraine claims “the referendum to join Russia was rigged.” Really?
Who cares! Let the Russians have Crimea, they only have 2 or 3 exterior military bases while the US has hundreds! They actually gifted administration of Crimea to Ukraine anyway, when they were both in the USSR. It’s majority Russian nowadays, 15% Tartars…
Who cares which one controls it? Should we all die in a Nuclear holocaust because crazy Stalin expelled the Crimean Tartars in 1945, because they ‘helped Hitler kill 20 million Russians??’ Or because the ‘Tartars are Turkic’ and Turkey is in NATO!?
What a black joke… And all these NATO committees and allies conferences are just a farce, NATO is and always has been ruled by 100% undemocratic US military power. Is Afghanistan or Libya in the North Atlantic?
The US Military has thousands of Nuclear missiles capable of burning us and our families alive, many times over, in just a matter of hours. Why should we force a mutual suicide war with Russia while the Pentagon planners retreat to their secure luxury bunkers ? Just because the Taliban won? Or because Putin sold off Russia’s US dollars and defended Syria?
Russia questions Germany’s defense minister who threatens to use nuclear weapons
The Russian government deplored recent threats from German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer of the possible use of nuclear weapons to contain Moscow.
NATO’s attempts to turn the Black Sea into an arena of confrontation are extremely dangerous, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko told the Rossiya-24 TV channel on Friday.
“Now they have turned to the Black Sea region, we are observing activity on the territory of Bulgaria and Romania. They have already turned the Baltic Sea into an arena of military rivalry, and they are now intending to turn the Black Sea into an arena of military confrontation.This is an extremely dangerous path, fraught with the risk of military incidents and escalation,” he said.
NATO HQ: Ukraine to join NATO, build new naval bases in Azov, Black Seas
The U.S. embassy in Ukraine was cited yesterday as confirming that “U.S. Navy Porter and Donald Cook depart[ed] the Black Sea following 17 days of operations alongside NATO Allies and partners: Ukraine, Romania, Georgia, Turkey.”
The quote was included to establish, tersely, that two American guided-missile warships, both equipped with Standard Missile-3 Block IIA interceptor missiles capable of shooting down Russian missiles, had spent weeks in Russia’s backyard drilling for future military action.
In fact Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, the country’s naval lifeline to the Mediterranean Sea, is based at Sevastopol on the Black Sea.
And that those ships, and a third American vessel, had engaged in exercises with NATO allies – Romania and Turkey – and partners – Georgia and Ukraine, all the Black Sea littoral nations except for Russia and Bulgaria. It wasn’t indicated why NATO member Bulgaria didn’t participate in the exercises conducted to increase interoperability of troops, equipment, standards and training for future warfighting, but that country routinely participates in similar war games.
The Black Sea has become NATO’s sea since Bulgaria and Romania joined the military bloc in 2004 and the following two years turned eight bases over to the U.S. and NATO, including three air bases.
On the same day the American embassy in Ukraine reported that “a ceremony was held in Odesa to hand over 20 armored humvees and 84 inflatable boats of various types from the United States to the Naval Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces….”
On the same day the NATO website reported on a meeting the preceding day between NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyha at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Afterwards the two held a press conference, excerpts from which will comprise the bulk of what follows.
Stoltenberg prefaced the exchange with these attestations of Ukraine’s importance and loyalty to NATO:
Ukraine is already today one of NATO’s closest and most important partners.
You have provided troops to NATO missions and operations.
Including in Afghanistan and Kosovo, as well as for the NATO Response Force.
We value these contributions, which demonstrate Ukraine’s commitment to Euro-Atlantic security.
That is why Ukraine is now an Enhanced Opportunities Partner for NATO.
This status will further allow us to deepen our cooperation.
He revealed that the two of them had earlier discussed “the security situation in Ukraine and the Black Sea region” – as U.S. anti-ballistic warships were just leaving the Black Sea – then listed what those security concerns were and who the villain of the scenario is:
NATO Allies are united in their condemnation of Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea, and its aggressive actions in eastern Ukraine.
We call on Russia to end its support for militants in eastern Ukraine and withdraw its forces from your territory.
Stoltenberg in the past has regularly referred to Russia’s invasion of both Ukraine and Georgia, both advanced NATO partners on the Black Sea.
NATO is opposing Russia, he went on to state, in the following ways among others:
NATO also continues to provide strong practical support to Ukraine.
This includes more exercises, port visits, and information sharing on the Black Sea region.
Just some days ago, the US Navy destroyer USS Porter trained with Ukrainian ships in the Black Sea.
And Spanish aircraft are currently conducting NATO air policing in the region.
NATO’s support for Ukraine also covers areas such as command and control, countering explosive devices and medical rehabilitation of service members.
Including with a pledge of more than 40 million euros to different Trust Funds.
We also continue to support your reform programme.
I welcome Ukraine’s efforts to implement major reforms, which support its Euro-Atlantic aspirations.
After Stoltenberg and Shmyha addressed the press corps at NATO Headquarters a Ukrainian journalist asked his nation’s prime minister whether the government has plans to upgrade ports at Berdyansk and Mariupol on the Sea of Azov for naval purposes. More specifically, he asked about plans “to restore the freedom of navigation through the Kerch Strait” and “what is the plan of Ukrainian government in real terms to create some kind of Ukrainian base of a Navy in Azov Sea?”
The Sea of Azov is only accessible for shipping through the Kerch Strait which connects it to the Black Sea. The status of the Kerch Strait has been a bone of contention between Ukraine and Russia, the two countries bordering the Sea of Azov, for decades, long before the 2014 U.S.-engineered putsch in Kiev.
In November of 2018 the Russia coast guard fired on and seized three Ukrainian Navy vessels headed toward the port of Mariupol. That city is in Donetsk, which broke away from the Kiev government in Ukraine after the violent overthrow of the nation’s president, Victor Yanukovych, seven years ago.
It is also the site of the Battle of Mariupol, which occurred from May 6 to June 14 of 2014 and cost the lives of some 45 people on both sides. The fighting culminated in the Kiev government taking control of the city.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Shmyhal responded to the question concerning new naval bases as follows (as recorded in the transcript)
“Ukraine will start building two naval bases, one in the Black Sea one, in the Azov Sea, we will do it as part of our budget, which was allocated for this purposes. 5.93 from GDP – so far the biggest allocations for Defence and Security, in the last years. And this will be done as part of our cooperation with Britain, with UK, that are also helping us financially so this programme is being launched.”
The same journalist also asked NATO’s Stoltenberg, “what actions now [will?] NATO undertake to prevent Russian efforts to turn the entire Black Sea area…into their exclusive area of influence and, in particular, what is the NATO reaction on a double increase of Russian military presence in occupied Crimea?
The NATO chieftain replied in a manner that suggests he anticipated the question:
“I think we have to understand that the Black Sea is of strategic importance for NATO and the NATO allies, our littoral states, Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania, and then we have two close and highly valued partners in the region; Ukraine and Georgia. At the same time, we have seen a significant Russian buildup in the Black Sea, not least with the illegal annexation of Crimea, and also with more naval presence in the year.
“NATO has increased its presence in the Black Sea region with more naval presence, just over the last few weeks we had actually three US naval ships deployed in the Black Sea, and also some of them exercising and training with the Ukrainian Navy.
“We have more air policing presence in the air, and also on land with more NATO troops, training, and being active in the region. So, NATO has increased its military presence in the Black Sea region, because we recognise the great strategic importance of this region for all NATO allies but also of course for our close partner, Ukraine.
“We have a Romanian led Multinational Brigade, based in Craiova, in Romania. And we are also stepping up our support for our partners, Ukraine and the Georgia, including with some support, help to their different maritime forces, including the coast guards and the last time I visited the Ukraine, we went to Odessa, we saw the Naval Academy in Odessa where actually NATO provides support to Ukraine by helping to train personnel for their Navy.”
Another journalist asked Stoltenberg when Ukraine would join NATO, as regarding Black Sea neighbor Georgia “there were a number of signals that Georgia is very close to getting a membership action plan”? NATO’s Membership Action Plan (MAP) is the final stage before full membership.
At the 2008 NATO summit in fellow Black Sea nation Romania, the alliance pledged “these countries (Ukraine and Georgia] will become members of NATO.” There are two major impediments to joining NATO: unresolved territorial conflicts and the presence of foreign (that is, non-NATO) troops in the country.
Four months after NATO declared Georgia to be a future member Georgia decided to resolve both those issues at one time by invading breakaway South Ossetia, with Abkhazia to follow, where Russian peacekeepers were stationed. The two regions would be subdued and incorporated; the Russian troops would be evicted; Georgia would be ready for NATO membership.
After the 2008 NATO summit Senators Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Barack Obama, all three then presidential candidates. issued official statements supporting NATO membership for Georgia and Ukraine.
Stoltenberg’s response to the journalist’s query confirms this:
“NATO’s door remains open. We have in a very successful way, step by step, invited new countries to join the Alliance and just over the last couple of years. NATO has been enlarged with Montenegro, and North Macedonia and NATO made a decision, back in 2008, about the membership of Ukraine.
“We stand by that decision and all subsequent decisions following that Summit. I was actually present at that Summit back in 2008, and as I said, NATO has reiterated the decision.”
A third journalist asked Stoltenberg whether it wasn’t a “necessity to revise and renew the NATO enlargement policy which already became a subject of Russian propaganda?” and he said this in response:
“At the beginning of the 1990s we were 16 members, now we are 30 members and we added two members just over the last few years. So the NATO enlargement policy has been a great success simply because it has invited more and more countries of millions of people, into the family, into our collective defence institutions and the cooperation we have in NATO. And as I said, NATO’s door remains open, and we work with countries like Ukraine.
“Ukraine is recognised as a candidate for NATO membership. NATO allies help and support Ukrainian efforts to join the Alliance.”
The Ukrainian prime minister also responded to the question:
“I would like to add also with my answer. Well first of all, when we talk about the future the perspective and the aspirations of Ukraine, of course the NATO membership for Ukraine is a key priority, it is reflected in our Constitution. And we discussed it with the Secretary General, and we are absolutely ready.
“And we are indeed doing our homework very well, we have passed a number of legislations ,we are reforming our armed forces, we are moving towards NATO standards, we are conducting joint manoeuvres and exercises and work together in the peacekeeping operations in the name of the NATO contingent.
We have got quite a number of achievements, which now give us hope that we can implement our homework quite quickly. And, as Secretary General stated today, the achievement of the standards of NATO in the sector of security and defence of Ukraine will indeed be a precondition leading us to the NATO membership.
“Indeed, our short term strategy at the moment is indeed the aspiration to receive the MAP, and of course, we want to catch up with Georgia and receive the MAP, but we are working actively over this and we feel that our meeting today is quite a positive and symbolic signal, which gives us positive charge, and positive hope.”
Stoltenberg then launched into a lengthy diatribe against Russia, condemning it for several reasons, none of them related to the security of Ukraine. In his words
security services tried to quell the clear and strong voice for democracy, the freedom of peaceful demonstration, the freedom of free speech and fundamental democratic rights.
Oct 25 2021 Allied and Partner fighters team up with US Bombers for combined arms training in the Baltic Sea region NATO fighters launch Quick Reaction Alert for Russian aircraft in the Black Sea
violent suppression and the arbitrary detention of thousands of peaceful protestors and journalists across Russia.
the politically motivated arrest and detention of Alexey Navalny.
targeting the victim of an attempted killing, assassination using a banned chemical agent to try to take his life, while the attackers remain at large.
He completed his tirade with:
“NATO has also clearly condemned the attempt to take the life of Alexei Navalny by using a chemical agent, which is a clear violation of the ban on all chemical weapons. So we continue to call on Russia to bring those responsible to justice and fully cooperate with the Organisation for the Prohibition on Chemical Weapons on an impartial investigation.”
(Note.. The US is the only world country that has not destroyed its arsenal of Chemical weapons).
On the military-security front he castigated Russia for the following alleged threats to regional and world peace:
we have seen a significant Russian military buildup, over the last years.
we have seen aggressive military actions by Russia against Georgia, against Ukraine, illegally annexing Crimea.
Oct. 19, 2021. A 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer, deployed in support of Bomber Task Force Europe 22-1, flies away after receiving fuel from a 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker enroute to a Black Sea maritime targeting training mission, Oct. 19, 2021.
we have seen a build up all the way from the Barents Sea, The Baltic Sea, the Black Sea, down to the Mediterranean.
He neglected to point out that Russia borders the Baltic, Barents and Black Seas and has done for centuries before NATO existed.
In keeping with the standard NATO line that the targeted country threatens the military adversary who has advanced to his borders by in any manner preparing to defend itself, Stoltenberg provided this tidy “if you want peace, prepare for war” species of sophism to round off his blanket condemnation of Russia, the only non-NATO member and partner in the Black Sea:
“It has also triggered, the largest and strongest reinforcement of NATO’s collective defence since the end of the Cold War, with the deployment of battle groups in eastern part of the Alliance in the Baltic countries, and in Poland, increased presence also in the Black Sea region, high readiness of armed forces, and also of the years of reducing defence spending, all NATO allies are now investing more in defence.”
If you want war, prepare for war.
“Fanning of anti-Russian hysteria is beneficial for NATO member states, who, under the pretext of a nonexistent Russian threat, actively assimilate Ukraine militarily.
Part 2: Oct 29, 2021 Info by Ric
According to various assessments, there are about ten NATO servicemen deployment sites in the country already. Two military facilities are under construction in Ochakovo and Ilyichevsk that will be able to receive NATO strategic bombers.This is how Ukraine is being gradually militarized, and NATO military infrastructure is being advanced closer to Russian borders, which will facilitate neither the stability in Ukraine, nor the peaceful settlement of the Donbass conflict,” the diplomat underscored”.
Russia reacts to prospect of U.S. air defense systems in UkraineAugust 11, 2021In “News”.