‘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