Saturday, April 23, 2016

Incoming NATO Commander Militantly Anti-Russian

Incoming NATO Commander Militantly Anti-Russian

by Stephen Lendman

NATO is a global killing machine, a US dominated imperial tool, its mission polar opposite its claim about being a “political and military alliance for peace and security.”

Washington wants worldwide members and partners on all continents, prioritizes endless wars of aggression, wants all independent states replaced by pro-Western vassal ones.

Its agenda threatens world peace and security. Current NATO commander US General Philip Breedlove will step down as soon as General Curtis Scaparrotti’s nomination is approved to replace him.

In Thursday testimony before Senate Armed Services Committee members, he disgracefully called Russia America’s greatest threat - repeating Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s Big Lie, saying military leaders “should keep everything” on the table, including use of force against nonexistent “Russian aggression.”

He ludicrously accused Putin of “deliberately trying to break up NATO,” saying if US European troops are put in harm’s way, he won’t hesitate to respond forcefully.

Maybe he has starting WW III in mind. Asked if Washington told Russia appropriate action would be taken if its forces placed US ones in danger, he said “I think that should be (made) known.”

He urged increased military spending and greater numbers of US combat troops deployed to Eastern Europe near Russia’s borders despite America unthreatened by any nations.

Its imperial agenda threatens world peace and security. Invented threats justify its existence.

Trump said US intervention causes more problems than solutions, notably in the Middle East, explaining if Bush and Obama “just went to the beach and enjoyed the ocean and the sun, we would’ve been much better off…than all of this tremendous death, destruction, and…monetary loss. It’s just incredible.”

He’s open to an alternative organization to NATO, focusing on counterterrorism, calling the Alliance “obsolete.”

He’s more interested in making money than war. Endless ones will continue no matter who succeeds Obama. America’s rage to dominate risks WW III. Neocons infesting Washington make the unthinkable possible. 

US orchestrated flashpoint conditions in Syria, Ukraine and anywhere close to Russian and Chinese borders could launch it. Nations believing might makes right should scare everyone, none more ruthlessly dangerous than America.

Putin’s forthright efforts for world peace perhaps represent the only chance to achieve it. He deserves universal support.

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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