NATO Can’t Break Its Old Habit, Threatens Russia – French Political Expert
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NATO drills in Poland demonstrated that the alliance is able to quickly respond in case of a military action. That’s the official version. Unofficially, the large-scale military operation was directed against Russia and was intended to intimidate the Kremlin, said Florent Parmentier, a political expert at Paris Institute of Political Science.
NATO created a Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF), a special unit available to respond to threats on short notice. All together the VJTF is expected to have at least 40,000 soldiers ready to be deployed within 48 hours, according to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
NATO wants to show its strength and to intimidate Russia, wrongly assuming that Moscow wants to "invade" Eastern Europe. "Cold Warriors" from NATO want to demonstrate their usefulness and assume the role of "European protectors," Parmentier said.
The western military alliance has been openly stating that Moscow poses a threat to its neighbors, all the while flashing its military hardware close to Russian borders. However, NATO muscle flexing and enhanced drills in Europe lack any merit since Russia neither poses a military threat to Eastern Europe nor want to frighten its neighbors. Claiming otherwise is simply ridiculous.
The United States tries to justify its military activities in Europe by asserting that Russia is somehow to blame for the civil war in Ukraine, sparked by the US-sponsored coup in February 2014.
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Russia, on the other hand, stated numerous times that it is ready for a dialogue with NATO. The two sides could cooperate better only if NATO showed more respect for Moscow's legitimate interests and respected international law.
Over the past 20 years, the United States has been promoting NATO’s expansion in Eastern Europe, Quentin Jacquet wrote in the online French information site Boulevard Voltaire.
Russia and NATO should look for ways to develop a genuine system of collective security with a minimum emphasis on military factors, Russia's ambassador to NATO Alexander Grushko said.
"NATO hates to find itself pushed to the sidelines of historical progress and lose its job. We don't. Because if we manage to build a genuinely collective security system we would have a unique chance to work on tackling real global challenges," the Russian diplomat said.
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Could it all be theatre? W. regimes exposing themselves to be fascist, austerity while politicians take a pay rise, demonising Putin, intimidating China, hitting the Chinese and Brazilian stock markets, the European Commission shown to be dictatorial, Ted Heath and paedophilia mentioned in the same sentence on BBC, reporting on Syria being allowed? The whole W. system is being exposed or exposing itself as a thoroughly corrupt and evil attempt to become a satanic world dictorship. All to herd us into the welcoming arms of the old NWO's new fold, Russia to become the new home of christianity?
The hooha over the BRICS new world economic order to overthrow the old new world order with 'greener pastures' being the bait, shown to be just the old new world order changing its cash routing address and renaming instruments.
One can't wait for Oliver Cromwell, Robin Hood and the Knights of the Round Table to appear on demand.