Eric Zuesse

On July 24th, the Times of London did not headline as this news-report is headlined, but instead headlined much more obscurely, “Russia fears prompt Nato to look east for HQ.” Of course, people in the West tend not to care a lot about what “Russia fears.” They also don’t care much about whether “Nato,” or actually NATO [it’s an acronym and so is supposed to be all-caps], would “look east for HQ.” So, this news-report did not garner much attention – as it was, indeed, not intended to.

Online (where the critical, analytical, readers increasingly are), it received even less, because that newspaper isn’t online, except for its subscribers – people who are willing to pay for such poor journalism as the Times; i.e, pay to read corporations’ PR presented in the form of ‘news reports.’

The lengthiest excerpt from the article that’s online is at NATO’s own site, the PR delivered straight from the horses’ mouth, http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/natosource/russia-fears-prompt-nato-to-look-east-for-hq, which posting there is certainly validation that the article represents NATO’s position accurately, even if it does so in ‘appropriately’ vague terms. (Of course, that’s not “appropriate” for readers, but for NATO, which is the weapons-manufacturers’ trade-organization, that’s being served in this ‘news’ story.)

It reports that “a military base in eastern Europe” will be “placing supplies – weapons, ammunition and ration packs – at the headquarters [what ‘headquarters’? It’s the first usage of this term there, and yet doesn’t say] to enable a sudden influx of thousands of Nato troops to be ready for action in the event of a crisis.” Furthermore, “the leading contender [for the ‘headquarters,’ though the vaguely written article doesn’t explicitly say so] is Multinational Corps Northeast, in Szczecin, Poland. … It would be a 24/7 fully functioning headquarters that forces [what ‘forces,’ whose ‘forces’?] could quickly fall in on to respond rapidly when needed.”

This is a vague way of saying that the prepositioned weapons there would be for “forces” who are rushing in to grab their weapons and invade Russia at a moment’s notice. The vague assumption embodied here is that this would be a defensive invasion against an offensive Russia. The news-report is written for people who have that assumption about NATO’s being ‘defensive’, and who do not worry that they might have been fooled into believing it, but the report builds upon that unquestioning assumption on the reader’s part. By this implicit instead of explicit means, the article is saying that to call NATO a purely ‘defensive’ organization isn’t a lie – which it actually is – but is instead a perfectly reasonable assumption for intelligent people to hold (despite all historical evidence to the contrary); and that, consequently the idea of NATO’s increasingly surrounding Russia with its missiles is purely a ‘defensive’ measure, nothing for Russians to find terrifying.

“The shift in posture is being proposed by General Philip Breedlove, Nato’s top commander in Europe.” In other words, to decode this corporate PR yet further, the American General, Breedlove, who is the organization’s top commander regarding a war against Russia, has proposed this forward quick-strike (or, as Hitler called it “blitzkrieg”) base, and all of the weapons-manufacturing and sales that would be servicing the base, which the article says would be for “pre-positioned supplies, pre-positioned capabilities and a basing area ready to rapidly accept follow-on forces,” to invade Russia (since, after all, that would require the biggest-possible military sales, which is what NATO is for).

In order to provide the article’s readers with ‘authoritative’ support for its unmentioned and unquestioned assumption that NATO isn’t aggressive, the article quotes an unnamed “Nato official” as asserting: “The Russians have decided that they are willing to use force to achieve their aims . . . and that breaks with 25 years of building a security structure in Europe built around certain fundamentals.” That unquestioned assertion is, in turn, based upon a gross falsification of the history of what has happened in Ukraine this year, including of the populist-backed return of Crimea to Russia, because Russia had donated Crimea to Ukraine in 1954 and the residents there had not been consulted about the matter and still consider themselves to be Russians, and now are officially Russians, which they overwhelmingly want to be.

So, NATO is surrounding Russia with hostile forces (largely on the basis of lies about ‘Russia’s aggression against Crimea’), which are dedicated to hostility toward Russia, and yet it’s presumed (certainly by the gullible readership of the Times and of Rupert Murdoch’s other rags) to be defensive, not offensive in nature, against Russia.

When Russia’s predecessor, the Soviet Union, similarly prepared to position nuclear missiles near America, in Cuba, in 1962, U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was willing to lead America to nuclear war against the Soviet Union if they went ahead with their plan. So, why is Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin waiting this long to do the same, even after his nation is already surrounded with NATO’s hostile weapons (like the U.S. never was by the Soviet Unions weapons), even decades after the Soviet Union and its communist ideology have ended and there is no longer any justification for NATO’s existence other than as Western arms-makers’ marketing organization?

Isn’t it time, then, for Russia’s President Putin to demand ‘the West’ (actually NATO, the trade-organization of U.S. and European military suppliers) to stop doing this horrendous thing, and NATO itself either to disband or to admit Russia into its membership so that the new NATO won’t threaten WW III – nuclear war?

How long will Putin wait, because NATO is already now a hot threat against not only Russia but the entire world; there will be only losers in a nuclear war; and those losers will be not only all humans, but all animals of all sorts, and all of posterity, all in order to sell these tons of weapons today.

Terminating NATO, or else admitting Russia into it, is essential for the future of the world, and so Putin should demand it now, just as JFK demanded an end to missiles-in-Cuba in 1962.

The future of the world should not be subordinated to the wills of the chief stockholders in companies such as Raytheon and Lockheed Martin.

That news-report in the Times was published on July 24th, and yet only on December 5th was its meaning introduced online (which is where the critical audience increasingly is). Professor Michel Chossudovsky headlined “America is on a ‘Hot War Footing’: House Legislation Paves the Way for War with Russia?” and he placed the Times article into its broader context to show that, yes, indeed, NATO is gearing up for an invasion of Russia. The marketing plan is a great success.

Why, then, was that Times article so obtusely written and so boringly headlined? Once the new forward-strike headquarters is up and running just a stone’s throw away from Russia, there is bound to be public discussion of what’s happening and why. But, by then it will already be too late. More than four months have already passed and the world still hasn’t noticed what’s happening; so, NATO can say, “But, we announced it on July 24th.” No, they didn’t. The news was buried, just like NATO wants to bury Russia.

Anyone who does not think that the U.S. is leading the global fascist charge now, just as Germany was doing in the 1940s, doesn’t understand what is happening, nor why.

It’s happening.

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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.

 

 

 

 

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  • Doom Sternz

    US in Ukraine has declared war on Russia, they funded neo Nazi’s in Kiev to overthrow the freely elected government and then went about blaming Russia for the destabilisation. As we know from past experience, Washington will pursue its strategy relentlessly while shrugging off public opinion, international law or the condemnation of adversaries and allies alike.

    The pattern, of course, is unmistakable. It begins with sanctimonious finger-wagging, economic sanctions and incendiary rhetoric, and quickly escalates into stealth bombings, drone attacks, unlawful detention and torture, massive destruction of civilian infrastructure, millions of fleeing refugees, decimated towns and cities, death squads, wholesale human carnage, vast environmental devastation, and the steady slide into failed state anarchy; all of which is accompanied by the repetition of state propaganda spewed from every corporate bullhorn in the western media.

    After all isnt this how it happened in Iraq, Libya, Afganistan, Syria etc etc etc

  • Doom Sternz

    Last week the US House voted overwhelmingly in favor of an anti-Russia resolution 758 so full of war propaganda that it rivals the rhetoric from the Cold War. Ironically, much of the bill condemns Russia for doing exactly what the US government has been doing for years in Syria and Ukraine!

    The resolution condemns Russia for selling weapons to the Assad government in Syria. But the US has been providing weapons to the rebels in Syria for several years, with many going to terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS that the US is currently bombing!

    The resolution condemns what it claims is a Russian invasion of Ukraine and Russian violation of Ukrainian sovereignty. But it was the US, by backing a coup against the democratically elected Yanukovich government in February.

    • Alex Gorecki

      yes “democratically” elected….more like corruption, same with the “Democratic” referendum, after invading it with force and then scaremongering people to vote yes.

  • James Staten

    The Hindermost of the Nations is destroyed in a Surprise Attack? Jeremiah 50 & 51, Revelation 17 & 18, portions of Isaiah 13-18 and Isaiah 47. Through the course of time Rabbi’s have understood this phrase Hindermost of the Nations as an End Time Nation, a young nation compared to the other nations of the world, the last of the great nations. She sits on many waters, she is rich beyond measure, she is the economic engine for the world, she is a mingled people from her beginning, a country of immigrants, she has a large Jewish population. She is the Hammer of the earth, which many believe is an idiom for the Policeman of the World. She is destroyed in a surprise attack, and in One Hour’s Time great riches come to nothing!!! America is encircling Russia, economic sanctions etc.. Last year Russia warned if we enter Syria that it will be WW3? Yesterday Israel bombed Russian supplies in Syria..Isaiah 17…In Ezekiel 38 & 39 there is a latter day invasion of Israel described. There is a Northern Coalition that attacks Israel and the first country mentioned that ties in with this Northern Leader is Persia…Ezekiel 38:5.. Persia changed their name to Iran in approx 1935? Believe me this is the short version…If you were Russia would you think about taking out the strongman first? The final straw appears to be that Israel may come under attack, and throughout the course of time America has made promises to Israel to come to her defense? We appear to leave her hanging, and judgment falls on America? Jesus is soon to come, but in the meanwhile have a Merry Christmas!!!!

    • Alex Gorecki

      take your garbage religion out of this

      • James Staten

        Let God and His Word be true, and everyman a liar? To paraphrase Romans 3:4. Ultimately Life’s Only Question: What will you do with that dead Jew who got up and walked out of that Tomb? Your eternal destiny depends on Him? Happy New Year

        • Alex Gorecki

          blah blah blah rubbish rubbish rubbish

          • James Staten

            Well at least two things are true? Ignorance is not bliss and you have been told!!!

  • Let’s have some much needed proper perspective on this particular NWO issue. All nations are controlled by luciferians. Especially, all the G-20 super puppets. There are many sources, of trusted & verified information, backing the claim that the major players on the chess board, like USAcorp, Russia, the UK, China, Israel all share intelligence information (the Books; Major Jordan’s Dairy & Carroll Quigley’s Tragedy & Hope are two awesome examples!).
    They all have END ALL SUPER TECHNOLOGY, which is called by many names such as SCALAR WEAPONRY or Tesla Technology.
    So the “show” for the masses, is to keep up appearances that the ELITE don’t have TOTAL CONTROL & aren’t pulling ALL the strings. They love for their work to look good for the masses, just like Pearl Harbor or 9-11-01…Overkill provides excellent plausible deniability. The people being thoroughly conditioned both Spiritually & Mentally to not only except, but worship their very demise, in all it’s many different “new & shiny” configurations.