Obama Requests Support for Possible War Against Russia


Eric Zuesse

According to Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten (German Economic News), on April 23rd, U.S. President Barack Obama is “demanding the active deployment of the Bundeswehr [Germany’s armed forces, including their Army, Navy, and Air Force] to NATO’s eastern borders” at Poland and the Baltic republics, to join the quadrupling of America’s forces there, on and near those borders of Russia. (This is an extreme violation of what Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev agreed to when he ended the Soviet Union and its NATO-mirror organization the Warsaw Pact, but it’s actually culminating a process that began shortly after he agreed to America’s terms, which included that NATO “not move one inch to the east.”) 

Furthermore, DWN reports that on April 25th, the U.S. President will hold a “summit meeting” in Hannover Germany with the leaders of Germany (Angela Merkel), Italy (Matteo Renzi), France (Francois Hollande), and Britain (David Cameron). The presumed objective of this meeting is to establish in NATO’s countries bordering on Russia, a military force of all five countries that are headed by these leaders, a force threatening Russia with an invasion, if NATO subsequently decides that the ‘threat from Russia’ be ‘responded to’ militarily.

NATO’s surrounding Russia with hostile forces is supposedly defensive against Russia — not an offensive operation. During the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, America’s President JFK didn’t consider Soviet dictator Nikita Khrushchev’s plan to base nuclear missiles in Cuba to be ‘defensive’ on the USSR’s part — and neither does Russia’s President Vladimir Putin consider America’s far bigger operation, of surrounding Russia with such weapons, to be ‘defensive’ and not offensive. The U.S. Government, and NATO, act as if Russia is surrounding them, instead of them surrounding Russia — and their ‘news’ media transmit this lie as if it should be taken seriously, not as its being a lie; but, in actual fact, NATO has already expanded right up to Russia’s western borders.

Obama is thus now adding to the economic sanctions against Russia that he had imposed allegedly because of Russia’s alleged ‘seizure’ of Crimea from Ukraine after Obama’s coup overthrew Russia’s ally Viktor Yanukovych who led Ukraine until the coup in February 2014.

Right after Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to rejoin Russia, Obama slapped sanctions against Russia (even though Western-sponsored polls in Crimea, both before and after the coup, had shown higher than 90% support by Crimeans for rejoining with Russia), and nuclear weapons were prepared, both on the U.S.-EU side and on the Russian side, for a possible nuclear war. 

This is no mere restoration of the Cold War (which was based upon the capitalist-communist ideological disagreement); it’s instead getting forces into position for a possible invasion of Russia, pure-and-simple — raw conquest — though no major news-media in the West are reporting it as being such. 

That preparation doesn’t necessarily mean a nuclear war will result. Russia might accept whatever the demands of ‘the West’ are, and thus lose its national sovereignty. Otherwise, ‘the West’ (the U.S.leadership, and the leaderships in its allied countries) might quit their evermore-ominous threats, and simply withdraw from Russia’s borders, if Russia stands-its-ground and refuses to yield up its national sovereignty.

Basically, the U.S. leadership decided to take over Ukraine, and refused to acknowledge the rights of the Crimean people to reject being conquered by the U.S. — and Russia’s leadership decided to protect them against the type of invasion that subsequently occurred in Ukraine’s former Donbass region, where the opposition to Obama’s coup was even more intense.

Supposedly, ‘the West’ is asserting that Russia is somehow in the wrong here; but, since even the head of Stratfor has called what Obama did in Ukraine “the most blatant coup in history”, and since the fact that it was a U.S. coup has been documented extensively on cellphone and other videos, and in the most thorough academic investigation that has been performed of the matter — and was even acknowledged by Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko, a participant in the coup, to have been a coup — and since evidence survives on the Internet of the U.S. Embassy’s preparations as early as 1 March 2013 for the February 2014 coup; and since even the U.S. government’s hired polls showed that Crimeans rejected overwhelmingly the U.S. coup and supported rejoining Russia; the question still needs to be answered: What basis of ‘the West’s’ aggressive actions threatening Russia’s national security is there, other than such lies by the West, against Russia’s President? And, that’s a very worrisome basis — worrisome regarding, essentially, dictatorship in ‘the West’, rather than regarding any dictatorship outside ‘the West’. The dictatorship here seems clearly to be coming from the West, against the East.

Back in January, Russian President Vladimir Putin called-out American President Barack Obama on Obama’s big lie, that America’s “ABM” weapons to disable in-flight nuclear missiles were being installed in Europe in order to protect Europe against Iranian nuclear missiles, but now the U.S. acknowledges that Iran doesn’t have, and won’t have, any nuclear missiles, and yet Obama is stepping up (instead of ending) those ABM installations — even though the alleged anti-Iranian reason for them is gone. The only actual reason they have been installed, Putin argues, is in order to enable a blitz nuclear attack against Russia, which will include disabling Russia’s retaliatory capacity.

Any in-depth news-report about Obama’s organizing for a possible invasion of Russia, needs to deal, therefore, with the key question: What basis of ‘the West’s’ aggressive actions threatening Russia’s national security is there, other than such lies by ‘the West’? And, if there is no honest answer to it, then the only rational response by Western publics, to what Obama and his foreign allies are doing, is to recognize what is actually happening and to take action against their own leaders, before this increasingly high-stakes confrontation — of no benefit but only extremely high costs, to publics around the world — becomes terminal. In that instance, Western publics need to defend themselves against their own nation’s leaders. This is a situation that is frequently encountered in dictatorships.

The key questions are not being asked in the Western press; they are being ignored by it. Unless these questions are publicly dealt with — and soon — the answer, to them all, could well be terminal. Consequently, any ‘news’ medium that fails to address them is less than worthless; it is sheer propaganda that merely parades in the mask of being a ‘news medium’: the potentially terminal questions are then being ignored, and lies are promoted instead, which distract the public from the most urgent public-affairs issue of them all, in our era, not draw the public’s attention to that overriding international-affairs issue.

The closer that things are getting to a nuclear war, the more difficult becomes either side’s backing down from it — and this is especially the case with the aggressor (most especially when it falsely claims that it is being aggressed-against, and this is the reason why the lies urgently need to be exposed).


Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

  • Joao Silva

    Portugal will Join Russia, and all Portuguese people!! I will Join Russia!!

  • walcon

    We have got to get out of the US. This country is run by a psychotic mad man and there is no more freedom what-so-ever anymore. There is no government anymore. There is a dictator!
    America is failing fast now and it won’t be long at all. It WILL be this year!

    • poontofview

      Actually the true word to use is “Men” meaning all of the men and women currently employed by the U.S. Government in elected positions as well as appointed ones. How do you think that elected Senators and Congress persons go in making a little over $100,000 a year and come out even after only one term multi-millionaires? It sure wasn’t because they saved all their paychecks without spending any money, however many try to ride on the purse strings of U.S. Government money claiming it’s for business expenses.

  • bosunj

    Proving yet again the DUHmericans cannot be trusted to honor ANY “agreement” they make. Ever. Serial liars.

    • Kisse Ellis

      Anglo Saxon disease.

      • TheAdmonisher

        Fck yall god dam evil bstrds! Americans have been brainwashed and poisoned by the evil lizards that run the country.

    • Mooseknuckles

      But, but, they’re exceptional. They should feel privileged to have a shemale in the White House

  • Marsha

    The US will lose this war. Europe should realize they will face destruction again.

    • Kisse Ellis

      There will be no war. This is just to ramp up diplomatic pressure on Russia.

      Russia will turn to the east. West and US will stagnate.

      • RenegadeProphet

        You are a liar. the war will go like this:
        The entire government are evil treasonous criminals. The day of the next false flag using the nuke they stole in 2007 and blamed on Iran, America will be destroyed by Russia, China and the SCO. This is the war of Armageddon and you can know it is now because of Planet X and the toxic chemtrails that hide it every day. Planet X will end the war when it rips the earth apart again but 90% of Americans will be dead already. All planned by your evil government.

    • Southernfink

      Nobody wins a thermonuclear war.

      • ppsayl

        The only way to win is not to play…

    • RenegadeProphet

      America is Armageddon and America will be devastated and exterminated!
      The entire government are evil treasonous criminals. The day of the next false flag using the nuke they stole in 2007 and blamed on Iran, America will be destroyed by Russia, China and the SCO. This is the war of Armageddon and you can know it is now because of Planet X and the toxic chemtrails that hide it every day. Planet X will end the war when it rips the earth apart again but 90% of Americans will be dead already. All planned by your evil government.

  • desertspeaks

    mr obama, “if that is your real name” if you really want a war, then you should lead by example.. pick up a rifle and go fight your war!! I’ll be you won’t!
    You never see those people who foment/start wars, fight, bleed or die in them! What they do, is make MONEY ON WAR! while sending your children to DIE FOR THEIR PROFITS!
    I say if the leaders “or anyone else” who want war aren’t willing to physically fight, bleed and die in their war.. then no more war!

    • garwain

      Set him up with a few rounds of Jujitsu with Vlad. That could save the day.

      • knifemare69

        Vlad is an eighth degree black belt in Aikido…it won’t take long at all…

      • william beeby

        Didn`t you see Obamas pathetic throwing of a baseball to start the season or whatever ? He is a complete wimp.

    • Mooseknuckles

      He’s not man enough to hold a rifle.
      Michelle maybe!

  • Bruce Wayne

    we put this absolute traitor in power and refuse to throw him in Jail where he belongs as well as Hillary and Kerry…………But we may pay a huge price for this as any confrontation with Russia is absolutley Obama’s doing and un called for. I believe that this is like a suicide mission for Obama to set our course into a war that would devestate not only America, but all of the western world…………..

    • Bruce Wayne

      anyone who even suggests invading Russia, president or not should be immediately jailed. there is no justification other than Obama wants to bring about a third world war. He talked about such tactics throughout his life.

  • Smedley Butler

    Hillary has basically said she will start a war with Russia.
    Anyone that votes for her will get what they deserve.

    • LexRex Mann

      We have not had a free election in the US in 70 years. She will be selected– or not, depending on the ones doing the Selecting

  • Mick McNulty

    The neo-cons spoiled it for themselves when they took all the spoils of Iraq 2003 for themselves. Their call for war was enthusiastically supported by many New Labour and Conservative MPs, but not long after the invasion they were calling the war into question. It wasn’t because they had a change of heart but because British companies got no big contracts out of it.

  • Jim

    The US economy is going down the toilet. Solution, lets start another war to distract the populations attention & blame it all on the Russians.

    • AmounRah

      This right here. They started to run out of countries to bomb and are looking for a big bad wolf.

      • Eileen Kuch

        They’re just awaiting a good old ass-kicking from Russia. Obongo’s been humiliated more than once by Putin; and now, he’s behaving like a 2-year-old throwing a temper tantrum.

        • Chisna

          What, were you born after the invasion of Georgia ?
          Sure Putin is ticked off…. Because the U.S. and others actually imposed sanctions when Russia invaded the Ukraine. And what do people like you do ? You demonize Obama and kiss Putin’s a**…..

  • David Steeper

    I’ve been looking for a site that will cheer me up when the news seems particularly depressing. Now i’ve found one. Thanks to everyone for this article I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time. At first it seems like it’s serious but then you get the joke. Thanks guys keep it up.

    • LexRex Mann


  • styx22

    why is obama mama looking for complete obliteration of his daughter’s future, not to mention the future for the rest of us ..

    • LexRex Mann

      He’s only doing what his Masters tell him

      • styx22

        I know ..

  • Alabama Mothman

    He is either insane, or he is trying to cancel the election.

    But, I believe he is going to start WWIII.

    • RenegadeProphet

      That is the plan, this one:
      The entire government are evil treasonous criminals. The day of the next false flag using the nuke they stole in 2007 and blamed on Iran, America will be destroyed by Russia, China and the SCO. This is the war of Armageddon and you can know it is now because of Planet X and the toxic chemtrails that hide it every day. Planet X will end the war when it rips the earth apart again but 90% of Americans will be dead already. All planned by your evil government.

      • Pop_Korn

        Well time marches on…. or so we are lead to believe by the time keepers of yester-year……yet you remain stuck in the Planet X mud in your mind. You post the same lame post as often as the Scammer with the same photo and different name posts about her roommate Mary who making a million or so $$$$’s an hour scamming folks across the wide open plains of this here internet. Well Mr. Jeep Profit, it’s time I reply using your language skills similar to your own, so as you will understand…… and yes, I do expect you to hoop and hollar, wail like a banshee with your keyboard about some nonsense accusing me of being a gubbermint agent, a cyber Jimmy Bond, a Maxwell Smartazz, shilling for the Uknighted Snakes of A merry cow……Well…… let the readers decide for themselves. Any wayz,,,,,,, here goes……let’s examine your Planet X in the light of something similar to the insanity you so embrace:

        We have been told through corporate media propaganda and subliminal televised broadcasts that ride on the Planet X band of invisible jelly like waves of xray slobber, that South Korea is the good guys and the Russians, specially the northern frozen ones are the bad guys, this we know ’cause the buybull told Renegade (estimated) Profit so. “Kenneth, what is the frequency?” so wonders Dan Rather, formerly a spokes person of SEE BS as he hides from the scrutiny of the FCC, and the Secret Santa Society.

        Well we have learned from unnamed sources that we can no longer bust heads with conventional weapons like we used to. But…..we do have our metaphysical ways. One trick is to tell planet X stories that don’t go anywhere exceptin’ maybe the moon….. especially the dark side were Pink Floyd lives. That’s like the time I caught the bus to Margerittaville while my sister was wasting away eating sponge cake while getting ready for her first date, it was the hottest part of January and snowing like a pillow fight. Since I blew out my flip flop when I stepped on a pop top, I needed a new rubberized genuine artificial plastic retread sole for my shoe. So I decided to go up in the space shuttle and take photos with my Instamatic Polaroid Blueray 8 track Eyephone along the way. Lift off was a little hazy and I was sorta lazy, although I was unable to properly adjust the rear view mirror…….I did manage to open the screen window and grab a few zzz’s. I was rudely awakened from my slumber when the shuttle driver told me that the space parking brake was stuck so we was losing attitude like a hockey puck…… but we still might obtain orbit iffin’ we got caught up by some chance and grabbed hold of some of that liquid-like abnormal gravitation pull being spit out of the mysterious Planet X that was hanging out just to the left of the sun with it’s phasers set on stun, and besides having lots of solar fun by surfin’ solar flares…..and watchin’ the sun bake…..it……Planet X that is, was causing everything bad that happened on Earth including cattle flatulence…. because it was still a young planet, a juvenile delinquent planet you might say, that used to be in the Cosmic Klingon Hells Angels (Jupiter Chapter) until it got caught not smoking pot and the space bikers decided by popular vote (paper ballots, none of those dishonest hacked electric voting thing-a-ma-jiggies) that they liked Planets Y and Z better ….so Planet X found itself an outcast in the trash heap of space…… waiting to be discovered by a gullible nutcase blogger on Earth without a clue, a Neo-Babylonian man who thinks the corporate manipulated media is transmitting messages to him thru the physic grapevine of space based Quija boards. Never deterred, our confused messenger of comic book reality, armed with the self inflicted facts, created with such fluoride fueled imaginary flares flowing out his whazoo….. posts on and on and on and on………..add several more on and on’s if you please (thank you). Our hapless Don Quixote of low orbit, with foresight equal to that of dice eyes and who is disquisitional and suffering from the psychological effects of smoking banana peels – Mellow Yellow, while listening to Pat Boone records in elementary school……using the Nutty InSecurity Agency’s 982-point secret behavior watch list for spotting terrorists and the Sesame Street Color Coded Threat Level chart, Mr. Prophet scored a darker shade of BROWN (Yuck!) and has earned himself a spot on the Salvation Army’s Department of Thrift Store Security watch-list…….. maybe there is a woman to blame.

        Meanwhile Planet X let us down by withholding it’s gravitational orbit shuttle saving pull and we crashed landed on an not yet fracked island were Dominoes doesn’t deliver and was under-run with purple skinned native cannibals……purple people eaters. While there I took a few hours of vacation time to relax and compete in a local Surfin’ Safari….referred to as Safari So Good by the people hungry purple natives. Sadly or otherwise, I came in second to Nun (her name was Gidget and she was Flyin’). She shouldn’t be confused with the singing nun (Sister Smile)…. this one was played by Sally Fields…. not to be confused with Strawberry Fields….. because John Lennon told us they are Forever.

        So in conclusion I must inform you all, that I did manage to find my lost shaker of salt, and got a brand new tattoo…..a Mexican beauty…. a real cutie…… but I am still searching for a new Rubber Sole album or a pair Birkenstock sandals to go with my tie-dyed Grateful Dead shirts. Therefore I say on to you…..”Keep on Truckin’ “……or if you work for the NSA mafia (Cost ya Nose tray), “Keep on Trackin’ ” – with those invisible, un-detectable licorice flavored Planet X eavesdroppin’ planetoid space rays that have altered you so.

        • TheAdmonisher

          STFU you god dam evil bstrd government liar! We know the evil government hired thousands of you traitors. Enjoy your Russian nukes you evil bstrd!

  • Zaphod Braden

    Put Obama on POINT. America can not beat ISIS, Al Queda, Al Nusra ….. but we gonna take on RUSSIA …… ROTFLMAO …… Good, PUTIN would be more LOYAL to America then our MISleaders are. Putin actually FIGHTS for Western CHRISTIAN Civilization.

    • RenegadeProphet

      Putin is going to exterminate America and its idiots!

      • LexRex Mann

        Well, hopefully only those within the District of Columbia

        • RenegadeProphet

          No, the whole land. 90% of Americans will be dead before Planet X arrives.

  • RenegadeProphet

    This is how that war will go:
    The entire government are evil treasonous criminals. The day of the next false flag using the nuke they stole in 2007 and blamed on Iran, America will be destroyed by Russia, China and the SCO. This is the war of Armageddon and you can know it is now because of Planet X and the toxic chemtrails that hide it every day. Planet X will end the war when it rips the earth apart again but 90% of Americans will be dead already. All planned by your evil government.

  • Mister Jimmy

    This foreigner is determined to bring America down before his term is up. He is doing everything possible. Now most Americans have seen him for the lying killer he really is, but these stupid Europeans still think something of him!

  • JosephConrad


  • Psychopaths Rule USA
    1) Elaborate frauds will bring in huge paper shredders on the back of flatbed trucks to destroy evidence. The Neo-Cons know that the only paper shredder big enough to possibly hide the evidence of their own crimes is WWIII.
    2) The USD $ collapse will bring the mobs by torchlight to hang the bastards. They need to exterminate as many as possible so the mobs themselves might be managble..
    3) and #1 WWIII serves as a diversion for #2.

  • disqus_xp4GYx7DZk

    Madness, absolute madness. We have, in the USA, the Khazarian filth to thank for this. Their ever-burning hatred of Russia has never gone away. 1917 was just a prelude for what’s to come….

  • cap

    Boycotting that forsaken exceptional country would be a good start…Refusing visas for all those exceptional Americans would be the next step. Send their politicians and military exceptiional monkeys to a look alike Nuremberg trial for their crimes against humanity would also be a great idea.

  • william beeby

    Germany is the key along with Britain . If these two countries united in refusal to follow these horrendous orders then it would stop but neither country with it`s present leaders has the balls to stand up to the US which is mad because we will be the first to go up in smoke not the USA. But I do believe if the USA does start WW111 it will have to confront BOTH Russia AND China who are united. Obama is being led by the nose on this I am quite sure because whoever is behind this believes they can win a nuclear war ! No this time the USA will not escape damage to it`s homeland as in the previous world wars , it will be destroyed as will Europe etc etc. New Zealand MAY be safe ?

  • Mooseknuckles

    What did you expect from an uneducated negro from Africa? The truth?
    America will burn, thanks to their love-in with hip hop, bee bop, gansta retarted gibberish.
    I will truly enjoy the light show.
    You reap what you sow. Enjoy your FEMA camp!

  • davecad

    it is strange in this day and age and on a forum like this that people still talk about polititions when the real power behind all these stories belong to bankers who own the federal reserve bank . these bankers control all political parties and allow the people to vote so as to give us the idea we live in a democracy . stop focusing on the polititions and turn your attention to the real people in power get rid of them and maybe we could start to live in peace .

  • yEshUA ImmAnUEl

    “My dear children, I beckon to you, and contribute to you this energy that will ever spur you to greater effort to realize, while yet in the physical form, Immortal Life.”

  • yEshUA ImmAnUEl

    John 17:13
    And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world

  • yEshUA ImmAnUEl

    John 16:13
    Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

  • yEshUA ImmAnUEl

    John 14:26
    But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

    14 : 26

  • yEshUA ImmAnUEl

    Revelations 7:
    2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
    3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
    “Seal in foreheads”= divine wisdom, knowledge or TRUTH in your MIND.

  • yEshUA ImmAnUEl

    “He seeks to revive the divine wisdom.”

  • GaryL

    The world economy is in the tank, thus the banksters are running out of
    hosts for their parasitic practices. The only way out for them is a
    reset so profits may be made from a significant rebuild. Just kicking
    the can down the road.

  • Costas Michael

    The black evil ..

  • Chisna

    Russia invades Georgia and the Ukraine. But doesn’t think it’s own actions are what is leading to this potential buildup ? Oh, come on….

  • jimbo

    Neocon inspired power brandishing to boost Hillary. Craven power and money hungry for more power and money, immense profits stored in off-shore accounts so that We the People don’t get our share. $800 billion stolen now reported.