NATO Threatens Russia With Invasion!
27 June 2016
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
2016 summit in Poland
The heads of state and heads of government of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty
Organization), held at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland, on 8 and 9 July
2016. The two-day summit was attended by a wide array of world leaders,
including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Turkish President Recep Tayyip
Erdogan and US president Obama. In addition to Russia, the member countries
are expected to discuss topics like anti-terrorism efforts in Iraq and the
rest of the Muslim world, the mission in Afghanistan, and defense spending,
but also Brexit and cooperation with the European Union.
The NATO summit opened with alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg and Polish
President Andrzej Duda addressing the public in Warsaw on Friday. NATO members
discussed a response to what they see as aggressive Russian actions in Eastern
Europe, specifically in Ukraine. Poland and other eastern NATO members have
demanded more NATO involvement close to Russian borders. Polish President Duda
called for ''deepening relations'' with those countries and establishing ''an
enhanced presence in Eastern and Central Europe.'' On Friday, Stoltenberg said
NATO had stepped up its capabilities in response to the alleged Russian
In his opening statement, Stoltenberg said NATO ''does not seek
confrontation.'' ''Russia is our biggest neighbor and the integral part of
European security,'' he said, adding that the alliance would continue dialogue
with the Kremlin. ''We don't want a new Cold War,'' Stoltenberg said. ''The
Cold War is history and should remain history''. German Chancellor Angela
Merkel has accused Russia of ''unsettling'' NATO allies with its actions in
Ukraine. In her speech before Germany's parliament, the chancellor called for
both ''deterrence and dialogue'' with Moscow. German Defense Minister Ursula
von der Leyen backed deployment in Eastern Europe and said NATO should deal
with Russia ''consistently, calmly and soberly'' and signal Moscow that it has
nothing to fear. The Kremlin actions can be ''completely unpredictable and
aggressive,'' but there is also a Russia that cooperates on the crisis in Iran
and Libya, von der Leyen said.
The main focus was the formal ratification of plans to dispatch thousands more
NATO troops to Poland and the Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia, and
Lithuania—all countries bordering Russia. In remarks made in the presence of
Polish President Andrzej Duda, Stoltenberg praised NATO's opening of military
headquarters and missile bases across Eastern Europe as well as the tripling
of the alliance's rapid response force to 40,000 troops. ''Our presence will
be multinational and a clear message that an attack on one ally is an attack
on the whole alliance,'' he declared.
The highlights on the first day of the summit, July 8, include agreement to
station four battalions of about 1,000 soldiers each in NATO's east – Poland,
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania -on a rotational basis, starting next year.
Canada will lead the battalion for Latvia, Germany in Lithuania, the United
Kingdom in Estonia and the United States in Poland. NATO members also agreed
to beef up their cyber defenses.
On July 09, the second and final day of the NATO summit, NATO heads of state
approved a major military escalation in Eastern Europe and continuing
deployments to Afghanistan. These initiatives, together with expanded NATO
military cooperation with former Soviet republics, including Georgia and
Ukraine, are all aimed at encircling and preparing for war against Russia.
Besides shoring up its presence among NATO'S eastern members to deter any
possible Russian strike, ''We have tripled the size of the NATO Response Force
to 40,000 troops with a Spearhead Force at its core able to move within a
matter of days.
The alliance approved the largest military buildup in Eastern Europe since the
end of the Cold War. President Petro Poroshenko met with leaders of the United
Kingdom, Germany, France and Italy as part of the NATO-Ukraine Commission.
Regarding Ukraine, while Western allies have stressed that NATO members will
reaffirm their support in the struggle against Russia's war, details are still
short on specifics and rhetorical backing has outpaced financial support.
Ukraine has also been disappointed by the West's commitment to Ukraine. Obama
never visited Ukraine. Ukrainians had hopes at the beginning of the year that,
looking at Obama's scheduled appearance in Warsaw, he would take the
opportunity after the summit to visit nearby Kyiv in the waning days of his
presidency. Instead, Obama has chosen to go to Spain, the largest European
country he hasn't visited yet, and a key NATO ally. He will leave office as
the first president since Ronald Reagan not to visit Ukraine while in office.
Stoltenberg talked about Ukraine's status at another morning press briefing on
July 8 during an experts' forum. ''They are focusing on the reforms and will
wait with the application until they have moved further and modernize the
defense sector, more than is the case today,'' Stoltenberg said of Ukraine's
leaders. ''We support them with political support and practical support. We
will also step up that support at this summit. What is unchanged is every
nation has the right to choose its own path. It applies to Georgia, Ukraine
and all other nations. Whether Georgia or Ukraine or any other nation is going
to be a member of NATO is up to that nation to decide and the 28 allies.
That's a fundamental principle that every nation has the right to decide its
Stoltenberg dismissed the premise of a question that the multinational troop
buildup of NATO allies on Russia's border shows that the alliance is the
aggressor, not Russia. '' We have seen a more assertive Russia.. We are
increasing our military presence in the Baltic countries and Poland, but there
is no doubt that is something we do as a response to what Russia did in
Ukraine,'' Stoltenberg said. ''No one talked about any military presence of
the kind we now see in Poland and the Baltic countries before Ukraine, before
the illegal annexation of Crimea. What we do is defensive, it is
proportionate, and it's fully in line with our international commitments.. We
have seen a Russia which has been willing to use military force against
sovereign nations in Europe with aggressive actions against Ukraine, the
illegal annexation of Crimea.
Ben Rhodes, a US deputy national security advisor for strategic
communications, talked about America's commitment to Ukraine. ''In particular
on Ukraine, it's an important opportunity to reaffirm our support for
Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, to stress the urgency of
moving forward with the implementation of the Minsk agreements, and expressing
our continued determination to maintain sanctions on Russia should they not
follow through on those commitments,'' Rhodes said.
US Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking in Kyiv on July 7, said Ukraine has
a long way to go before it is NATO-ready. ''And NATO will also welcome
Ukraine's progress on defense reforms, particularly on civilian oversight of
the armed forces and its move towards NATO standards. In addition, we have
contributed in kind to four of the six trust funds specifically the command
and control, the cyber, the medical rehabilitation, and logistics,'' Kerry
said, Ukraine has a long way to go in order to modernize and reform its
defense sector and increase its interoperability with NATO, which is part of
the discussion that takes place in the context of the NATO-Ukraine
Commission.'' Poroshenko called for stronger pressure by the West against
Russia, but did not specify what steps he was advocating. ''Pressure on the
aggressor must be intensified until the Kremlin fulfills its obligations under
the Minsk agreements, reverses the illegal and illegitimate self-declared
annexation of Crimea, and comes back under the rule of law,'' Poroshenko
During the alliance's last summit, held in Wales in 2014, the leaders agreed a
''Readiness Action Plan'' to strengthen the defence of its most vulnerable
members against Russia. But NATO remains constrained by an earlier agreement
signed with Russia in 1997. Under this ''founding act'', the alliance promised
not to permanently deploy any combat troops in any member country east of
Germany, provided the ''security environment'' did not change.
Russian President Puitn displayed new brand of Russian assertive politics. In
2014, Russia seized Crimea from Ukraine, annexing the territory of a European
country for the first time since 1945. Afterwards, Russia invaded eastern
Ukraine, starting a war that has claimed 9,000 lives and driven 1.7 million
people from their homes. NATO's eastern members, particularly those who border
Russia, want assurances that they will never share the same fate. In one set
of war games last March, 33,000 Russian troops practiced how to launch nearly
simultaneous attacks on Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark. The latter two
countries were also the target of simulated nuclear strikes by the Russian air
force in 2013, almost every week, Russia dispatches jet fighters and bombers
to probe the airspace of NATO's eastern members.
NATO members say Russia might invade the Baltic States sooner or later. And
countries like Estonia, along with NATO are other Baltic members, now feel
most exposed to Russian ambitions. The NATO idea is to have one infantry
battalion each in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. The idea is that they
would serve as a ''tripwire'' for any Russian invasion, demonstrating to the
Kremlin that it would have to fight NATO troops and start a war with the
entire alliance – including America – if it ever attacked a member state. In
this way, the summit in Warsaw aimed to preserve the peace by deterring
Nonetheless, Russia's war against Ukraine – in its third year – and its
illegal military invasion and annexation of the Crimean peninsula – are
driving the political-military alliance's priorities.
In a recent interview, former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski said
that Ukraine should abandon its dreams about joining NATO as he predicted more
instability for Europe ahead.
The leaders of the 28 NATO allies and their partners at Warsaw summit agreed
on sending four multinational battalions to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and
Poland, on a rotational basis. NATO's plan to enhance presence in Europe aims
to reassure allies on its eastern flank rather than unleash a new cold war.
The conflict in Ukraine, the migration crisis and terrorism are among the most
dangerous threats to the Western world.
Although the SCO under Moscow's leadership is not considered a serious threat,
NATO views the formidable Russo-China military tie ups a dangerous phenomenon.
The real cause of tensions around the world and reason for Israel's aggressive
attacks on Palestinians has been the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
(NATO), established in 1949 to threaten Soviet Union and stop its eastward
expansionism. NATO claims responsibility to ensure the security of its member
states in both the Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea.
NATO protects all member countries. Under Article V of this agreement, an
''armed attack against one'' NATO member ''shall be considered an attack
against them all''. On the evening of 12 September 2001, less than 24 hours
after the 9/11 attacks, and for the first time in NATO's history, the allies
invoked the principle of Article 5 without in fact knowing the nation that
attacked USA. But the Neocons readily invented an Islamizing Afghanistan as
being the culprit requiring terror attacks by NATO.
Tensions between Russia and the West have skyrocketed in the past two years,
with both sides holding large military maneuvers. Moscow and the alliance
traded blame for the escalation.
During the two-day summit in Warsaw, NATO members will decide on placing four
battalions in Poland and the Baltic countries neighboring Russia as part of
the largest military buildup on the alliance's eastern flank in decades.
Russia is becoming increasingly assertive in the Black Sea. Three current NATO
member states (Turkey, Romania and Bulgaria) and one NATO aspirant with close
ties to the alliance (Georgia) share the Black Sea with Russia. All these
countries have expressed serious concern about Moscow's growing assertiveness
in the Black Sea region.
In response to NATO expansion and its containment policy, Russia often cites a
1997 agreement in which NATO pledged not to create permanent bases in former
Eastern bloc states. US officials, however, claim that the troops would be
rotated rather than stationed permanently. Stoltenberg said NATO would
''project stability,'' including in countries that have been confronted by
Russia. ''We will also affirm our commitment to our partners in the east, to
Ukraine, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova, to help them resist outside
pressures, and advance reform,'' Stoltenberg said.
The NATO concerns are still greater because Russia has conducted a series of
military exercises, supposedly designed to rehearse the invasion of
neighbouring countries. Some of these drills have involved anything from
40,000 to 80,000 troops. Russia repeatedly said it has no empire ambitions and
it won't revive the Soviet Union.
While Ukraine's status as victim of Russian aggression is driving NATO
priorities, Ukraine remains far from any membership in NATO as it hasn't even
applied to join the alliance.
Existential challenge to NATO as permanent terror body
A serious mistake was made by the USA and those NATO member states – primarily
France and the United Kingdom – by their joint invasion of Afghanistan on
false pretext only to destroy Islamic regime in Kabul, invasion of Iraq in
2003 and Libya in 2011 without a corresponding readiness to engage in
post-conflict stabilization. The consequences of this flawed fascist approach
have emerged in the form of severe political fanaticism and factionalization,
the rise of the Islamic State group and a migrant crisis that has brought
thousands to the shores of Europe.
Now NATO has been facing an existential challenge as it has indeed become
redundant with the Warsaw Treaty led by Russia was abolished following the end
of Cold War. But USA, in order to maintain global military superiority, does
not want to dismantle the Western military club saying it is necessary to
fight the future threats like terrorism. And in order to prove the argument
USA created terrorism by employing Muslims who fought against Soviet
occupation of Afghanistan and coolly called it ''Islamic fundamentalist
terrorism' and directed the media to blast the terror news prominently .
Individual NATO member states such as Turkey, the United Kingdom, France and
the Netherlands have directly taken part in airstrikes against the Islamic
State group while others have contributed ammunition and equipment. But given
the threat to Europe posed by the conflicts in Iraq and Syria, NATO needs to
be more involved. At the Warsaw summit, the alliance must express a
willingness to augment its role in the fight to roll back and end the terror
war launched by Bush Jr.
The alliance currently has 12,000 soldiers in Afghanistan. NATO collectively
must commit additional resources to bolster its Resolute Support mission and
support Afghan forces. For the USA, their intention to maintain current troop
levels in Afghanistan until the end of the yea means retaining 9,800 troops
instead of reducing their numbers to 5,500 as planned.
Multinational conflicts in Syria and Iraq led by USA and Russia have generated
a refugee crisis of historic proportions that continues to threaten Europe's
security and its cohesion. NATO must play a larger role to address these
conflicts and bring peace back to the region. .
Turkey is worried that NATO's migrant mission in the Aegean is distracting the
alliance from these rising threats. Just as Russian military aircraft have
harassed and conducted dangerous overflights of U.S. vessels in the Baltics
Sea, they have done the same in the Black Sea. Yet the latter does not receive
the same attention as the former.
The NATO terror outcomes and destabilization of Arab world, Afghanistan and
Pakistan form the western democratic contribution to the world.
In order to allocate more resources for military, the western powers spread
Russian threat and war propaganda.
According to western reports, through an act of invasion of Baltic, Russian
president Putin is likely to bid to make Russia a great power again. Former
deputy commander of Nato General Sir Richard Shirreff in his new book predicts
that the West would be at war with Russia within the year. The Kremlin will
invade the Baltic States through Latvia and threaten to go nuclear if NATO
attempts a military response.
Poland and the Baltic countries call for a strong response to pre-empt another
annexation like that of Crimea. The Germans and French would call for
negotiations with Moscow. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in direct
opposition to the Polish president, insisted that the Russia-NATO Founding Act
The NATO battalions are touted as a ''spearhead'' rapid reaction force on the
border with Russia that will tackle a range of possible threats. The force
will be used to buy the alliance some time to mount a serious counteroffensive
but will not stop any type of intervention in the short term. The deployment
was unlikely change the balance of power in the region. It will, however,
enhance the capability of Allies to maintain, and if required, implement their
collective self-defense commitments
The arguments advanced by Stoltenberg for a confrontation with Russia are
political lies—above all, the claim that Russia's support for pro-Russian
separatists in eastern Ukraine proves it is an aggressive power dedicated to
military conquest in Europe. He explained yesterday, ''We are increasing our
military presence in the Baltic countries and Poland, but there is no doubt
that it is something we do as a response to what Russia did in Ukraine.''
The Cold War was the period when military spending in many countries grew
almost without control. As a result, in some countries military budgets
reached a stunning two percent of GDP. When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 it
became clear that the threat from the Soviet Union overinflated, but it was
used to justify increased military spending in the West. Lobbying groups have
again brought up the Russian threat to politicians and the European public.
NATO and USA had all previously made it clear that the 28-nation bloc did not
seek a confrontation with Russia or a new cold war, but all their actions
point to the contrary
In February, NATO defense minister approved the deployment of NATO troops to
Eastern Europe. Total military spending of the NATO members since 1990 has
reached €20.2 trillion. At the same time, Russia has spent only €1.3 trillion
on defense since 1990. NATO's demand to increase military spending sounds
absurd. Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2014, NATO allies have
raised only 5 million Euros in trust fund money for Ukraine, in contrast to
Afghanistan, for example, to which NATO trust funds have committed $1.3
NATO needs more and more money as it seeks to send battalions to every country
if finds a ''threat'', but now Poland and the Baltics. In fact every country
that does not support USA in its global terror war is treated in Washington as
a threat. The force should be composed of at least 2,000 troops, ideally
closer to 4,000. Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States have
already agreed to lead three battalions, and the Visegrad Four – Poland, the
Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary – have in a separate initiative
committed a total of 600 troops to the Baltics.
Why NATO wants its members to increase military spending? The only reason for
this requirement is that the United States wants an arms race against Russia
and China. Europe should not be involved in this process because Europe is not
interested in supporting Washington's ambitions to deter China.
The summit argued the European countries should not increase military spending
and instead invest in the EU's defense capabilities, confusing everybody, to
oppose the new NATO norm of two percent and adopt a two-percent norm for the
EU, including one percent of GDP for defense and one percent for global social
and environmental challenges
Does NATO aim at a
One thing is quite certain: USA does
not want to end its misguided terror wars even the destabilization of many
Muslim nations and loot of their vital resources, including oil, as they
coerce the nations to buy their terror goods directly and through their agent
for the third world Israel.
The danger that such a conflict could erupt at any time, whether by design or
inadvertently, emerged very directly in last month's massive NATO military
exercise, Operation Anaconda, involving 30,000 NATO forces in Poland. Moscow
responded by mobilizing a comparable number of troops in western regions of
Russia, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that Moscow
reserved the right to take whatever measures were necessary to defend itself.
What has been going on in the name of terror war is NATO's permanent war. NATO
plans for military action in countries ranging from Libya to Georgia and
Ukraine, Afghanistan and the regions bordering China are to be the subject of
extensive discussion in Warsaw.
The way Obama escalated terror war in Mideast only shows the USA has no
intention of ending the fake terror wars only to kill Muslims. The full list
of targets identified in NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg's opening
remarks spans much of the globe. He served notice that NATO would step up
military action in Iraq and Syria and expand its deployments in the
Mediterranean and across NATO's entire ''neighborhood.''
The purpose of these political lies is to present the imperialist powers' war
drive as a defensive effort to preserve ''peace and stability,'' even as it
threatens to unleash a war of unimaginable dimensions.
The aggressor in Ukraine was not the Kremlin oligarchy,
however, but Washington and Berlin, which ousted an elected pro-Russian
government in Ukraine by orchestrating violent, right-wing nationalist
protests in Kiev. Washington had spent $5 billion to promote the Ukrainian
NATO Gen Shirreff points towards the short war between Russia and Georgia in
2008, the annexation of the Crimea two years ago and the separatist strife in
eastern Ukraine as part of a grand plan of Russian expansion. Far from laying
the basis for a peaceful and democratic capitalist development, Moscow was the
opening act of a protracted crisis of the entire nation-state system in Europe
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the NATO does not intend to refuse to
cooperate with Russia. ''We are unanimous in the position that continuous
security in Europe is only possible with Russia, and not in opposition to it.
The central place for dialogue with Russia remains the NATO-Russia Council,''
Merkel told the Bundestag. Gen Shirreff asked USA to position personnel and
weapons in the Baltic States and Eastern Europe. NATO is, in fact, in the
process of doing just that to the chagrin of the Kremlin which holds this
breaches the pledge made by the Alliance to Boris Yeltsin's government in 1997
that it will not have permanent troop presence in any of the former Warsaw
NATO defense shield
NATO has put in place NATO defense shield in Eastern Europe, targeting Russian
territory. The idea is to attack Russia and not let Russia retaliate back to
USA or Europe. However, Russia has put in place advanced technology to deter
western missiles and destroy them before they reach Russian territory.
NATO defense shield now in Romania is meant to check any possible Russian
missiles. Defense shield gives the NATO member states the power to intercept
any missiles fired from Russia once war broke out. But now Russia has said
they are going to retaliate and eliminate the threat and that means they will
actually destroy the shield in Romania which then the west will use as a
pretext to go war with Russia. In the run-up to the summit, the Polish
president called for the formal scrapping of the Founding Act.
The Warsaw summit's plans amount to the final repudiation, more or less
explicitly, of the 1997 Russia-NATO Founding Act, in which NATO pledged that
it would not exploit the dissolution of the Soviet Union to rearm in Europe
and pursue an aggressive strategy against Russia. The act stated that NATO
would undergo a ''historic transformation,'' ''radically'' reducing its
military forces and ensuring that NATO and Russia ''not consider each other as
NATO and EU, mediated by the USA, cooperate against Russia. In 2014, NATO
suspended practical civilian and military cooperation with Russia amid
strained relations over the Ukrainian crisis, as the Alliance accused Moscow
of involvement in the conflict. Political dialogue in the NATO-Russia Council,
however, was not halted. Russian reaction caused serious economic weakening in
Europe. The Greeks, Italians and Spanish make clear that their economies had
already suffered enough from the sanctions on Russia after the annexation of
NATO has been building up its military presence in Eastern Europe, using
Moscow's alleged interference in Ukraine as a pretext for the move. Moscow has
repeatedly denied the claims and warned NATO that the military buildup on
Russia's borders is provocative and threatens the existing strategic balance
Over the last quarter century, the Eastern European countries and the former
Soviet republics were thrown open to capitalist exploitation and imperialist
intrigue, joining NATO or the European Union. Particularly after the 2014 Kiev
putsch, with the emergence of a pro-Western Ukrainian regime, Russia has found
itself surrounded by hostile states allied to NATO and thrown back militarily
to the positions it held 75 years ago following the Nazi invasion of the USSR.
In this crisis, the policies of all of the capitalist factions are deeply
reactionary. The Kremlin oligarchy's attempt to use the military to pressure
the imperialist powers for an accommodation only heightens the war danger.
A further factor driving the aggressive policies of the
imperialist powers is the increasingly bitter and intractable crisis within
NATO itself, exacerbated by the June 23 British vote to leave the EU.
Washington and several Eastern European states, including Poland, have called
for an even more aggressive policy towards Russia.
Germany, followed by France and Italy, on the other hand, are proposing a more
independent foreign policy, i.e., independent of Washington, involving a rapid
expulsion of Britain from the EU and a ratcheting down of the confrontation
Stoltenberg's rationalization for mass military deployments to Eastern Europe
by all of the major NATO powers is extraordinarily reckless and sinister. The
best way to secure the NATO alliance, according to Stoltenberg, is to
permanently threaten Russia with nuclear war by ensuring that any local
conflict involving Russia in Eastern Europe immediately escalates to all-out
conflict between Russia and the entire NATO alliance.
Russian military jets have carried out more sorties in a day in Syria than the
US-led coalition has done in a month. The Russian navy has launched ballistic
missiles from the Caspian Sea 900 miles way. Russian advances in military
technology is routine and does not mean that Kremlin is about to launch an
attack, although it may add to the argument for increased defence spending.
Unlike American presidents with hidden agendas, President Putin is not a bad
person the media make out him to be and he has actually been constantly
warning NATO ever since they started talking about installing the missile
defence shield in Eastern Europe that all they are doing is undermining the
security of their nations. NATO especially the US just kept saying it's not
targeted at Russia but they are there to only target Iran. Anyone with a bit
of common sense knows that is load of crap meant to fool Moscow.
Twenty-five years after the much heralded victory of capitalism and the USA in
the Cold War, USA and world imperialism have shown mankind the true
''benefits'' of capitalism: ever increasing social inequality and poverty, the
promotion of national chauvinism and racism, the drive to dictatorship, and
the looming danger of a nuclear Third World War. But America could not the
The July 8-9 NATO summit in Warsaw marks an extraordinary escalation of the
ongoing wars in Mideast into a global war drive of the capitalist-imperialist
powers—above all, the economic, political and military campaign against Russia
launched two years ago. The USA and Germany backed putsch toppled a
pro-Russian government in Ukraine, leading to the current conflict there.
The Sept-11 hoax perpetrated essentially by anti-Islamic forces in USA let the
NATO forces invade and destabilize an Islamizing Afghanistan and gave rise to
terrorization of international politics.
NATO faces unprecedented challenges from both east and south. Russia's
invasion of Ukraine has caused the alliance to refocus on its original raison
d'etre of territorial defense. But unconventional threats from nonstate actors
and humanitarian crises fueled by ongoing conflict in the Middle East and
North Africa are pushing NATO to become alert and upgrade military equipment.
The summit's main military objective is to threaten Russia with
invasion by massively expanding NATO forces' presence along Russia's borders.
More broadly, it seeks to formalize NATO's transformation into an alliance
intervening aggressively around the world, beginning with war preparations
The summit finalized the exact contributions from member states amid what NATO
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has described as a challenging regional
What these conflicts have revealed is an existential crisis of the entire
system of international alliances and all of the institutions of European
The air defenses installed by the Russia in Syria and eastern Ukraine would
make it extremely hazardous for the West to carry out strikes against the
Assad regime or Ukrainian separatists. Any open and prolonged Russian conflict
with an Eastern European country might lead to the destruction of the NATO
Why should Russian he President risk all the gains with a risky hot war with
an invasion of the Baltic States which, unlike Ukraine and Georgia, are
members of NATO and can invoke NATO assistance?
Russia has said it would destroy the missile shield in Romania but if it
really does then that would give a pretext cum justification to go for war
NATO is also interested in holding another NATO-Russia Council after the
Warsaw summit on July 8-9, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. NATO
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed the next Russia-NATO Council
would be held in Brussels on July 13 and would be focused on the Ukrainian
crisis and the situation in Afghanistan.
The escalating crises of NATO and the EU are a warning and a challenge to the
international public. The unfolding crisis in Europe threatens humanity with a
catastrophe of unimaginable proportions. Its prevention depends on the people
developing a politically conscious international movement against NATO terror
war and for the overthrow of capitalism and establishment of humane socialism.
USA and Russia will not have direct war of any kind – now or any time in the
near future. Apparently, all five plus one veto members have informally agreed
to avert and avoid any war among them because that would lead to a world war,