Thursday, June 16, 2016

Retired NATO Commander Breedlove Still Irresponsibly Fear-Mongering

Retired NATO Commander Breedlove Still Irresponsibly Fear-Mongering

by Stephen Lendman

General Philip Breedlove stepped down as NATO commander in May, retiring from active duty service, continuing to hype nonexistent threats.

In an article titled “NATO’s Next Act, How to Handle Russia and Other Threats,” he failed to explain the Alliance faces none except ones it invents as pretexts for imperial aggression.

America is the world’s leading “transnational terrorist,” Breedlove in his former capacity as NATO chief a key reason why. 

He turned truth on its head claiming nonexistent “Russian aggression (and) de facto invasion of eastern Ukraine,” adding “there is much more that the United States and its allies must do - above all, improve their abilities to deter the (invented) Russian threat…”

He urged greater numbers of US-led combat troops provocatively deployed near Russia’s borders, the “nemesis to the east.” Claiming it’s “increasingly meddling in the affairs of its neighbors” and “pose(s) an existential threat to the United States, its allies and the international order” is a vile perversion of truth.

Urging “a proactive stance…to change Russia’s calculus before (it) acts aggressively” barely stopped short of endorsing preemptive war against a nation threatening no one.

Breedlove’s entire article repeated long ago discredited canards he’s infamously used before to demonize Russia and Putin, ignoring US-dominated NATO’s responsibility for endless wars on humanity.

Separately, CIA director John Brennan irresponsibly hyped fear, saying “ISIL has a large cadre of Western fighters who could potentially serve as operatives for attacks in the West…(W)e judge that it will intensify its global terror campaign to maintain its dominance of the global terrorism agenda”

The only threats Americans and Europeans face are from their own governments, rogue states waging war on humanity at home and abroad.

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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