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It’s Time for NATO to Go the Way of the Warsaw Pact – Antiwar.com Original

Posted by M. C. Fox on July 31, 2018

When the NATO document chastises Russia for “provocative” military activities near the NATO border, it is referring to maneuvers within Russia’s own borders, or one of its few allies, Belarus.

https://original.antiwar.com/hallinan/2018/07/30/its-time-for-nato-to-go-the-way-of-the-warsaw-pact/

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…One such detail is NATO’s “Readiness Initiative” that will beef up naval, air, and ground forces in “the eastern portion of the Alliance.” NATO is moving to base troops in Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, and Poland. Since Georgia and Ukraine have been invited to join the Alliance, some of those forces could end up deployed on Moscow’s western and southern borders.

And that should give us pause.

A recent European Leadership’s Network’s (ELN) study titled “Envisioning a Russia-NATO Conflict” concludes, “The current Russia-NATO deterrence relationship is unstable and dangerously so.” The ELN is an independent think tank of military, diplomatic, and political leaders that fosters “collaborative” solutions to defense and security issues. Read the rest of this entry »

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What Everyone Seemed to Ignore in Helsinki | The American Conservative

Posted by M. C. Fox on July 27, 2018

Washington wants to keep Russia as an enemy because it’s good for business

Now it appears that Poland and Romania will pay billions to the Raytheon Corporation for the shield to comply with their commitment to increase military spending to 2 percent of gross national product.

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http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/what-everyone-seemed-to-ignore-in-helsinki/

By JON BASIL UTLEY

1) It’s clear now that Europeans will increase their contributions to NATO. But Big Media totally ignored the trillion dollar gorilla in room: Why does anyone have to spend so much on NATO in the first place?

Are we planning a ground attack on Russia because we really think the former Soviet Empire will invade Poland or the Baltic nations? Are we planning for a land war in Europe to intervene in the Ukraine? What for is the money? The Trump administration and Big Media, for all their noise, mainly argue that more spending is good. There is no debate about the reasons why. Meanwhile Russia is cutting its military spending. Read the rest of this entry »

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Paul Ryan Confronts Donald Trump: ‘Russia Is Not Our Ally’

Posted by M. C. Fox on July 17, 2018

The problem is our European allies aren’t. They let us defend them for free. The EU screws US and their own citizenry in the marketplace. They allow US to store nukes to make MAD (mutually assured destruction) easier. Germany’s military is for show only.  What can they do to help US militarily? Nothing.

NATO ran out of ammo liberating Libya for Hillary and turning it into a human smuggling/slaving headquarters.

Indeed, Europe is being defeated by Muslim invaders as we speak, save a few holdouts that are treated with disdain by the EU sock puppets for their efforts.

Having Russia as a friend – that is worth something.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/07/16/paul-ryan-trump-russia-not-ally/

by Charlie Spiering

Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan reacted to the news conference between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, reminding the president that Russia was not a friend to the United States.

“The president must appreciate that Russia is not our ally,” Paul Ryan said in a statement to reporters. “There is no moral equivalence between the United States and Russia, which remains hostile to our most basic values and ideals.”…

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The View of Russia in the West — Paul Craig Roberts – PaulCraigRoberts.org

Posted by M. C. Fox on July 14, 2018

This is the level of absurdity that the American media delivers to the public’s understanding of foreign affairs.

https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/07/10/the-view-of-russia-in-the-west-paul-craig-roberts/

Paul Craig Roberts

The upcoming Trump/Putin summit is hampered by the crazed portrait of Russia painted by presstitutes. Jonathan Chait, Amy Knight, Max Bergmann, Yaroslav Trofimov, Roger Cohen, and the rest of the conscious or de facto CIA assets that comprise the Western presstitute media have turned Putin into a superhuman who controls election outcomes throughout the West, murders people without rhyme or reason, and has President Trump under his thumb doing Putin’s bidding. Who could imagine a more extreme conspiracy theory?… Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Europe Too Brainwashed To Normalize Relations With Russia? – PaulCraigRoberts.org

Posted by M. C. Fox on June 14, 2018

When the West accuses Russia of “destabilizing behavior,” the West is saying that it is Russia’s independence that is destabilizing Washington’s world order. Russia is regarded as a destabilizing entity, because Putin does not accept Washington’s hegemony.

https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/06/12/europe-brainwashed-normalize-relations-russia/

Judging from statements made by G-7 leaders at the recent meeting, President Trump’s application of US sanctions to Europe and disregard of European interests, just as Washington dismisses every country’s interests except Israel’s, has not caused Europeans to disassociate from Washington’s hostility to Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

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America: A Prisoner of Our ‘Allies’ – Antiwar.com Original

Posted by M. C. Fox on June 11, 2018

Murray Rothbard said about this issue: “If authentic free trade ever looms on the policy horizon, there’ll be one sure way to tell. The government/media/big-business complex will oppose it tooth and nail.”

https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2018/06/10/america-a-prisoner-of-our-allies/

All the Very Serious People are tweeting and retweeting this “iconic” photo of Trump surrounded by the Euro-weenies, with Angela Merkel seeming to lecture the President while the rest of our faithless “allies” look on. It’s “America Alone” –   the visual representation of the internationalist worldview: Trump’s policy of “America First” is “isolating” us, and, according to clueless leftists like Michael Moore, Merkel is now the “leader” of the “free world.”

This last is good news indeed, for if Merkel is the new leader of the “free world” then the stationing of 35,000 US troops in Germany – at a cost of billions annually – is no longer required and we can bring them home. This also means Germany, rather than the US, will be sending troops all over the world to fight “terrorism” – a move that is sure to cause consternation in certain regions with a history of German intervention, but hey, somebody has to do it! Read the rest of this entry »

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What Can Be Done? — Paul Craig Roberts – PaulCraigRoberts.org

Posted by M. C. Fox on May 2, 2018

https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/04/30/can-done-paul-craig-roberts/

Paul Craig Roberts

It is up to Europe whether or not the Earth dies in nuclear Armageddon.

European governments do not realize their potential to save the world from Washington’s aggression, because the western Europeans are accustomed to being Washington’s vassal states since the end of World War 2, and the eastern and central Europeans have accepted Washington’s vassalage since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Vassalage pays well if all the costs are not counted. Read the rest of this entry »

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Russia, China eclipse US in hypersonic missiles, prompting fears

Posted by M. C. Fox on March 27, 2018

We spend more than the next ten highest foreign defense budgets put together. That includes Russia and China.

The standard government solution is spend even more.

If we are behind in defense capability it is not the fault of the “austere” budget. We spend too much getting pounded by countries barely out of the stone age and building floating dinosaurs susceptible to China’s carrier killer cruise missiles.

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/380364-china-russia-eclipse-us-in-hypersonic-missiles-prompting-fears

BY REBECCA KHEEL

Russia and China are outpacing the United States in the development of super-fast missile technology, Pentagon officials and key lawmakers are warning.

Russia says it successfully tested a so-called hypersonic missile this month, while China tested a similar system last year expected to enter service soon.

“Right now, we’re helpless,” Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in advocating for more investment in hypersonics, along with missile defense.

Hypersonics are generally defined as missiles that can fly more than five times the speed of sound…

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Marine Le Pen: I know the EU is waging a Cold War against Russia – Here’s Why – RussiaFeed

Posted by M. C. Fox on March 26, 2018

I suspect Marine Le Pen was France’s last best chance for survival.

Any chance the UK and Europe have surviving a confrontation with Russia, military or otherwise, consists of US military lives and US tax dollars. Remember that when you hear European leaders talking big.

http://russiafeed.com/marine-le-pen-i-know-the-eu-is-waging-a-cold-war-against-russia-heres-why/

“I believe that the current events may have far more significant implications,” Le Pen said.

“It’s a strategy of building a wall separating Russia and the European Union. I know from my own experience of work in the European Parliament that the European Union is conducting a real Cold War against Russia,” Le Pen said.

Le Pen isn’t the only French citizen tired of this Cold War against Russia. The French Ambassador spoke explaining to the US that France does not wish to be a part of the US-Russia exterritorial sanctions regime. The US sanctions Russia, and expects France to obey the US sanctions, in betrayal of their own interest. Read the rest of this entry »

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Russia Did It! | Peak Prosperity

Posted by M. C. Fox on March 20, 2018

https://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/113845/russia-did

While the rush to judgment against Russia has been nearly universal by western countries, I would ask us all to please take a deep breath and to remember this:

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