More Steps Toward WW III


Eric Zuesse

On April 27th, NATO member-state Turkey, which on 24 November 2015 had shot down a Russian Su-24 fighter jet near the Syria-Turkey border, refused Russia’s request to investigate Turkey’s having murdered the surviving Russian pilot. (The plane’s weapons-systems officer was rescued, but the pilot was shot dead while parachuting down from the plane.) Turkey admits having in custody the man, Alparslan Celik, who murdered the parachuting pilot. On April 25th, Turkish authorities had said that they might try Celik for murder; but, now, the Turkish Ambassador in Moscow says Turkey won’t. 

Also related to the step-up to war, Russia has reported on April 25th, that it’s responding to America’s recently announced quadrupling of its troops and armaments in the Baltic republics on and near Russia’s northwestern Black Sea borders, by Russia’s sending “more than ten” warships of its own to coastal waters there, for “training exercises,” just as the U.S. troops and weapons are likewise there for “training exercises”, as both sides prepare for an increasingly likely war between NATO and Russia. 

If such war occurs, it will be World War III; so, that’s where things are heading, unless and until these escalations reverse on both sides, to avert it. 

U.S. President Barack Obama gives, as his cause for his economic sanctions against Russia and for NATO’s subsequent increases in men and materiel being stationed on and near Russia’s borders, what Obama calls Russia’s ‘seizure’ of Crimea from Ukraine. The Soviet dictator Nikita Khrushchev had transferred Crimea from Russia to Ukraine in 1954, but polls of Crimeans always showed overwhelming public opposition to that, and this opposition became especially intense right after the Obama Administration’s coup in Ukraine in February 2014 overthrew with much bloodshed Ukraine’s freely elected President Viktor Yanukovych, for whom 75% of Crimeans had voted. That’s when Crimeans asked Russia to protect them. Russia complied, and Obama and NATO call that restoration of Crimea to Russia a ‘seizure’ of Crimea by Russia. This is supposedly what has sparked the post-February-2014 military escalation between the U.S.-NATO and Russia — and, perhaps (unless the U.S.-NATO side decide to accept Crimea’s return to Russia) WW III.

On April 25th, Obama personally asked the leaders of Germany, France, UK, and Italy, to contribute to the increased NATO troops and weapons near Russia’s Baltic borders. Nothing was announced from that meeting. Clearly, the U.S. is leading the movement toward WW III. Neither the main leaders of Europe, nor — certainly — Russia, seem to be nearly so eager. However, U.S. President Obama says that his concerns are purely of a ‘defensive’ nature — to ‘defend’ the NATO alliance, and the entire world (including Ukraine), from ‘Russian aggression’. He denies that Russia is taking necessary defensive measures against America’s aggression. However, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin says that that’s the way he is seeing things.


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.

  • Mooseknuckles

    Russia should just go get him and take him back to Russia for criminal charges.

  • RenegadeProphet

    They are planning WW3 to destroy America.
    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………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 stupid evil government liar! You should be hung for treason and genocide! We know the evil government hired thousands of you evil liars. So again, STFU you stupid little faggit neckbeard and get out of your mommas basement and get a real job that doesnt require you to commit treason.

  • cripes

    Oh, another nutty Russian troll site spouting propaganda drivel for the Moscow paymasters, I’m out of here

    • TheAdmonisher

      STFU government liar!

    • knifemare69

      Bye Felicia!

  • madrino

    “murKa” following orders from on high for quite some time now. Look at when Executive Orders increased drastically in the middle-late 1800s. The US was then bought hook, line and sinker by the group that has infinite funds.

  • Charlie Chaplain

    Destroying the whole earth using 2,000 odd nuclear bombs is a joke. It’s just a propaganda to fear people. Only 40,000 died with two atomic bombs dropped in Japan. Russia can direct many of those US nuclear missiles into the sea using emp weapons or by using new hi tech jamming devises.
    Many new stuffs are in the cards and F35 will be eternally a sitting duck fear of flying.

  • yEshUA ImmAnUEl

    “All the boasted knowledge of the science learned in schools contains no real knowledge whatever. It knows nothing of absolute truth. It is merely
    relative knowledge, and refers to the relations which external objects bear to each other, and all this knowledge, however useful it may be as long as we live in this world of external illusions and ‘objective hallucinations’, will be entirely useless to us when we enter that state in which those illusions do not exist. The only true science, which is really useful to us in time and eternity, in our present condition, not less than in the hereafter, is the practical knowledge of the Illumination of the Soul.”

  • yEshUA ImmAnUEl

    “Then,” said the lady, “I must tell thee what my modesty forbids me to say. I love thee. Look into my eyes and see whether or not what I am telling is true. Come with me, and I will give thee a substantial happiness far superior to any that thou mayst find. Can there be any greater happiness for a man than the love of a beautiful woman? I am rich, I am free, I am beautiful; I love thee with all the passionate love of which woman is capable. Come with me, and thou shalt never repent it.”
    “Fair one,” answered Jesus, “all the earthly elements of my material nature are striving to fly to thy embrace ; but they are held by the superior will of the spirit. I do not seek for that type of happiness, nor could I find contentment in the things which thou offerest me. I seek for happiness in that which is not subject to change; that which thou canst give is subject to decay. I reject thy offer.”

  • yEshUA ImmAnUEl

    “On the physical plane we will meet with opposition, with menacing conditions. It is for us to overcome opposition, and change that which has the semblance of opposition, to positive affirmation of good, truth, and soul supremacy. The effect which any experience has upon us depends upon our own attitude of mind toward it. If we are determined to extract good from every condition, we find that so-called misfortunes become blessings in disguise.”