Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Departing NATO Commander Hypes Nonexistent Russian Threat — Stephen Lendman


Departing NATO Commander Hypes Nonexistent Russian Threat — Stephen Lendman


Stephen Lendman calls out Washington and NATO commander Breedlove for driving toward war with Russia. I have slightly edited Lendman’s article.
Departing NATO Commander Hypes Nonexistent Russian Threat
by Stephen Lendman

Thousands more US-led NATO forces are being provocatively deployed near Russia’s borders.

Interviewed by Sweden’s Dagens Nyheter broadsheet, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accused NATO of “inching closer and closer to Russia’s borders. But when Russia takes action to ensure its security, we are told that Russia is engaging in dangerous maneuvers near NATO borders. In fact, NATO borders are getting closer to Russia, not the opposite.”

The 1997 NATO-Russia Founding Act prohibits provocatively deploying Alliance forces near Russia’s borders. US history shows a flagrant disregard for agreement terms.

Hyping a nonexistent Russian threat is part of US-led NATO fear-mongering, a pretext for greater military spending at a time when demilitarization should be prioritized with resources used for vital social needs.

Departing NATO commander Breedlove urges more spying on Russia. He lied when he claimed that Moscow “has not accepted the hand of partnership but has chosen a path of belligerence.”

Fact: Putin is the world’s preeminent peacemaker, waging war on no other nation, threatening none.

Fact: Endless US-led NATO wars partnered with Israel and other rogue states violate world peace.

Gen. Breedlove and likeminded hawks accuse Russia of rejecting “Western values … chos(ing) a different path.” What Breedlove means by rejecting “Western values” is rejecting US political and financial hegemony.

Russia is independent and intends remaining so. Russia rejects provocative US-led NATO actions threatening its security.

Washington wages endless wars of aggression. A US-instigated global war seems inevitable.


Departing NATO Commander Hypes Nonexistent Russian Threat

by Stephen Lendman

Thousands more US-led NATO forces are being provocatively deployed near Russia’s borders.

Interviewed by Sweden’s Dagens Nyheter broadsheet, Sergey Lavrov accused NATO of “inching closer and closer to Russia’s borders. But when Russia takes action to ensure its security, we are told that Russia is engaging in dangerous maneuvers near NATO borders. In fact, NATO borders are getting closer to Russia, not the opposite.”

The 1997 NATO-Russia Founding Act prohibits provocatively deploying Alliance forces near Russia’s borders. US history shows a flagrant disregard for agreement terms.

Hyping a nonexistent Russian threat is part of US-led NATO fear-mongering, a pretext for greater military spending at a time demilitarization should be prioritized - resources used for vital social and other domestic needs gone begging.

Breedlove urges greater numbers of intelligence assets involved in spying on Russia, monitoring its activities.

He lied saying Moscow “has not accepted the hand of partnership but has chosen a path of belligerence. We need to readdress where we’re heading.”

Fact: Putin is the world’s preeminent peacemaker - waging war on no other nation, threatening none.

Fact: Endless US-led NATO wars partnered with Israel and other rogue state allies threaten world peace.

Breedlove and likeminded hawks accuse Russia of rejecting “Western values…chos(ing) a different path…”

Russia is proudly independent and intends remaining so. It rejects provocative US-led NATO actions threatening its security, responding accordingly.

America wages endless wars of aggression. An unthinkable US-instigated global one seems inevitable.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 



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Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts' latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the WestHow America Was Lost, and The Neoconservative Threat to World Order.

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