Nato plans east European bases to counter Russian threat

Anders Fogh Rasmussen

‘Nato chief announces move in response to Ukraine crisis and says alliance is dealing with a new Russian military approach’

We knew that all those NATO niceties about admitting nations ‘offishully’ were bogus, as the announcements had been morphing into: ‘NATO’s allies and friends’

“Anders Fogh Rasmussen: ‘We have to face the reality that Russia does not consider Nato a partner.’

Nato is to deploy its forces at new bases in eastern Europe for the first time, in response to the Ukraine crisis and in an attempt to deter Vladimir Putin from causing trouble in the former Soviet Baltic republics, according to its secretary general.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the organisations’s summit in Cardiff next week would overcome divisions within the alliance and agree to new deployments on Russia‘s borders – a move certain to trigger a strong reaction from Moscow.

He also outlined moves to boost Ukraine’s security, “modernise” its armed forces and help the country counter the threat from Russia.

Rasmussen said: “We will adopt what we call a readiness action plan with the aim to be able to act swiftly in this completely new security environment in Europe. We have something already called the Nato response force, whose purpose is to be able to be deployed rapidly if needed. Now it’s our intention to develop what I would call a spearhead within that response force at very, very high readiness.

“In order to be able to provide such rapid reinforcements you also need some reception facilities in host nations. So it will involve the pre-positioning of supplies, of equipment, preparation of infrastructure, bases, headquarters. The bottom line is you will in the future see a more visible Nato presence in the east.”

 But in order to avoid calling them ‘permanent bases’ east of the Old Iron Curtain (heh), there may be some high-frequency trading, this time not on Wall Street, but at the bases.  Cuz Poland and three Baltic nations are…afraid, and want protection, see?

According to the Montreux Convention of 1936, warships of non-Black Sea states can stay in the Black Sea for no more than 21 days.”  But never fear!  NATO means to smash the Bear!  Two more war ships will replace the Vella (temporarily, of course….)  “They are US Navy’s destroyer USS Ross and frigate, Commandant Birot, of the naval forces of France,” the unnamed source told RIA-Novosti news agency.”

Ah, those NATO carrots and big sticks…

And just to be clear about Operation Resolve’s Mission:

Because: Russia admits its soldiers have been caught in Ukraine

Issue of captured soldiers to be discussed at meeting between Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart on Tuesday afternoon

I reckon they figure those talks in Minsk aren’t producing anything like…agreements.  Détente.  Oh, goodness; Angela Merkel must be having some sleepless nights.”Why are the missiles called peacekeepeers…when they’re aim’s to kill?”

And Putin’s been quite clear that NATO’s military buildup in the area isn’t helping create a situation where peace can break out.

Subtext: ‘We can bomb the shit out of Syria, Iraq, help the Perhmerga, *and* Crush the Bear.  First step: Keep Ukraine United!  And from the Queen of Russophobic agitprop (via DHS and Hollywood, Julia Davis)  (‘pesky’ at Fdl quoted her, LMAO):

Why are the missiles called peace keepers
When they’re aimed to kill
Why is a woman still not safe
When she’s in her home 

Love is hate
War is peace
No is yes
And we’re all free

But somebody’s gonna have to answer
The time is coming soon
When the blind remove their blinders
And the speechless speak the truth


70 responses to “Nato plans east European bases to counter Russian threat

  1. “Most the rebel fighters that VICE News spoke to in Novoazovsk were Donbas locals, many miners, from the nearby Ukrainian towns of Krasnodon, Alchevsk, Sloviansk, and Kramatorsk.”

    august 29

  2. Fried Commie

    But the army-issue radio communications, Russian military vehicles without license plates, and freshly painted armored personnel carriers on display here hinted at outside support, as did a handful of silent, professional-looking gunmen who kept to the background wearing sunglasses.

    And, out of earshot of the militia, some of the locals whispered to VICE News that the tanks had come into town from Russia, saying that they “couldn’t have come any other way.”

    That’s all prostitute/hegemonster N(ew)land needs to whip a ship of spectating fools into jingo-dom.

  3. the vice piece does seem to be a bit muddled about its message. i read whitney’s current piece, and yeppers: a barnburner. mr wd loves him, but i continue to take some of his conclusions with a wee grain of salt, as i do paul craig roberts’.

    i sucked it up and went to the saker’s place, saw this by peter koenig, and found it reposted here and there. i chose jim quinn’s ‘burning platform’.

  4. fried commie: you’ve had your warning, and how clever of you to come back with a new name. i’ll let this comment survive, but if you continue to spam the comments with your creepier, off-topic arrogant, holier-than-thou jive, i’ll block you permanently, not just send your comments to the moderation queue. i hope you understand me.

  5. thanks not sure what motivates such people.

  6. good article. he makes good points. same as with say, ferguson, constant distractions from the real problem. who did what where when to within a millimetre.

    6 shots, no nine.

    sure seems at this point that the goal is chaos.


  7. Fried Green Commie

    “… every 30-50 years the Western civilization tries to impose on us their opinion and their way of life”
    Call it the hegemonster itch.

  8. i won’t put him on my figurative couch, but it seems like a love for entertainment by jejune needling. like ‘hegemonster’, how cute. meh.

  9. Fried Green Commie-Unionist

    Since approximately 2004, […] simplistic American assumptions about who is bad and who is good once chuckled at on the continent, are the new normal in the editorial boards [of] Europe’s “prestige press”.

    And because of this, the US can now impose its invented “imperial realities” upon Europe’s citizenry with relative ease.


    I cannot explain exactly how this dramatic transformation in the European opinion-making system was effected. But in light of what we now know from the Snowden revelations, I would not be at all surprised if, at some time in the not too distant future, we find that the US poured enormous clandestine resources into a concerted drive to make this crucial change in “consensus management” take place.

    Rasmussen not the only poodle, comrades.

  10. well, no. as thd keeps instructing us, NATO has completely colonized europe over the past 70 years (or however many). here are the mouthpieces for many of the subservient poodles. yes, some folks hoped that merkel would be the exception, but all bets on that seem to be off now. she is giving him shoulder massages now (a la dubya givin’ one to her.)

    while no one was looking, sweden and finland became ‘special friends’ of nato’s. (reuters had it up)

  11. Fried Commie-Unionist

    Ah, you glossed over his point, which is that the introduction of cyber-spying post-911 correlates to editorial suppression in Europe.

  12. michaelcavlan

    Umm just a wee point of clarification. NATO has not colonized ALL of Europe.

    Ireland is not a member. Because the principle of neutrality was written into it. A central part in fact. This is why Irish peacekeepers are so respected in Africa. Oh and unlike here, Ireland and our Constitution actually means something.

  13. i stand corrected, michael cavlan, and thank you for that good reminder.

  14. I know a Serbian immigrant, came after the siege of sarajevo. He has a friend who is a recent immigrant from western ukraine.

    the Ukranian told the Serb, that he doesn’t really consider the Russian eastern people to be Ukrainian. He has Nothing against them, but doesn’t care if they form their own country. Not really part of what he thinks of as the Ukraine.

    exactly as PCR has been saying.

    also the Serbian guy mentioned that, as far as he is concerned, parts of Yugoslavia voted to separate and form new countries (Kosovo was one) , which is exactly the same as Crimea separating.

  15. interesting, mark. there does seem to be a lot of tribalism at play in this, especially considering the ugly racist remarks about the russian speaking people in the east. yulia tymenshenko (banderist pol) was said to have offered that kyiv should ‘nuke them’, for instance. it’s not lost on russia that just ahead of the nato summit, a pole was ‘elected’ to head the EU council, and he is dutifully tweeting out HELP, the russians are coming! messages.

    (i really should stay off nato’s tweetie account for my mental health…) but more and more nations say they’re planning on sending arms to the ukie military, another sign that they’re in trouble militarily.

  16. rotflmao! i’d been collecting links for a possible satire on how we know russia…la la la…and just went to the kyiv post to grab a few things. turns out that yulia has her own page there. too much.

  17. wouldn’t waste more than five seconds on that stuff

  18. In the end, would you rather someone *not* spotlight the enemy within? those are the greatest traitors to a nation, according to marcus aurelius, and i agree.

  19. Hiya wendye,
    Curious coincidence but the NATO minesweepers, wood and bronze and stainless steel were possibly products of skilled crafts-people I know and went to HS with, if M-06 is one of the same class as those that were built locally. I see that variants were built internationally. Exceptional personal and native shipbuilding skills for such egregious ends.

  20. well, that IS a curious coincidence, nonquixote. yes, sad that such tradecraft will be used to…’protect NATO allies’ from…er…what was that again? oh, yes: Putin’s hegemonic impulses!

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