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Russian PM: West is restarting Cold War with NATO moves

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NATO is just an evil entity whose existence should have ended years ago along with Warsaw Pact. It's just a bunch of countries led by the war-hungry USA to find any and every excuse to start and get involved in wars.

If Turkey invades Syria, and the latter along with its ally Russia defends and counter-attacks, watch trigger-happy NATO join in and start WWIII. We can just all hope it doesn't go down that path.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/end-nato-now/5507590

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NATO is just an evil entity whose existence should have ended years ago along with Warsaw Pact. It's just a bunch of countries led by the war-hungry USA to find any and every excuse to start and get involved in wars.

For example?

If Turkey invades Syria, and the latter along with its ally Russia defends and counter-attacks, watch trigger-happy NATO join in and start WWIII. We can just all hope it doesn't go down that path.

So you are saying, if a NATO ally is attacked, their partners have NO responsibility to act, they should defy the treaty and just not get involved? Seriously? That kind of logic is just beyond irrational as well as illogical.

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If Turkey invades Syria,....

So you are saying, if a NATO ally is attacked

Syria is a NATO ally??

This is the kind of thinking that rings warning bells re Japan's 'collective defence'; if the US attacks a country and that country responds in self-defence, the US will claim it has 'been attacked' and expect Japan to join in.

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Yeah; SURE, it's always US (USA). It could NEVER be a result of anything THEY might be doing.

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The Baltic peoples asked for NATO; they had been under Soviet control, so they know first-hand how fearsome they can be.

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So you are saying, if a NATO ally is attacked, their partners have NO responsibility to act, they should defy the treaty and just not get involved?

Not if it's an act of aggression.

Seriously? That kind of logic is just beyond irrational as well as illogical.

To organised criminals, yes. I can see your point.

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Not many people know that the only thing supporting the dollar, is the fact that OPEC agreed with the United States to sell oil only in US dollars. With over $17 trillion dollars held outside the US, and primarily held as reserves to buy oil from OPEC, it allowed the US to become the largest debtor nation in the world. After all, since 1971, when Nixon un pegged the dollar to gold, nothing backs the dollar, which was given the status of the world's reserve currency after WWII because the US agreed to back it up with gold at $35 an ounce. What does this have to do with Syria? Well, turns out that Russia, Syria, and Iran are building a huge oil pipeline that would sell oil to Western Europe, competing with a similar pipeline from a Saudi backed neighbor Kawate. The bottom line, is that when other countries, don't have to waste money hoarding dollars to buy oil, and they can buy it using their own currency, a flood of dollars will come back to the United States causing an inflationary collapse and a deflationary collapse in financial markets; specifically US Treasury bonds. So, the key for the US was to overthrow the Syrian government and install a puppet, like the Shaw of Iran. The CIA trained Al Qaeda rebels in Jordon to overthrow the democratically elected president of Syria. Problem is, he's one of Russia's closest allies, and they have a naval port and the gas pipeline investment they can't lose. Iran also has is Russia's ally for economic reasons. So when the Saudis , come in, backed by the US, to fight ISIS, notice how they only target the "bad terrorists. " The bad ones, just happen to be Syria's own government forces. That's why they don't want to let them in their country. This theatre of War has turned into a Kabuki play. Nothing is real. It's all about the money, as usual. The Petro Dollar is the last pillar of strength for this bankrupt country: The largest debtor nation in the history of the world. And that's not counting over $150 trillion in unfunded liabilities. Good luck getting social security.

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When you know you are wrong, everyone can see you know you are wrong. This person has been a Putin Puppet, and he would love to replace Putin. He knows Putin's expansionism and colonialism is wrong, but he has to walk to walk, and hope Putin will eventually be replaced by an open election before the Russian economy is completely destroyed.

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Ah, Medvedev, loyal puppy to his Master, Vlad Putin. Such a good doggie, isn't he? Vlad says, "Jump!" and Medvedev says, "How high, sir?"

Anyone who thinks Russia is "outmaneuvering" NATO is nuts. For starters, take a look at a map of countries surrounding Russia. Add in the non-treaty members of NATO-allied movements like the Membership Action Plan, Individual Action Partnership Plan, Mediterranean Dialogue Plan and the US's traditional allies in the Pacific and Middle East and it's Russia who in fact is completely surrounded by Western Allies and Western manpower/materiel (as ever, and thanks largely in part to the brutal Russian occupation these countries endured during the Cold War.)

Then remember that NATO now has plans to "maneuver" thousands of new troops, including American ones, mind you, right up to Russia's borders, and with the active support of the vast majority of public in those "former Soviet Republics" once so highhandedly ruled from the Kremlin. "Never again" is the mantra in Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and elsewhere, and the cries are getting only louder and more anti-Russian than ever before. With these countries firmly ensconced in NATO, Russia has actually lost 66% of its previous access to the Baltic Sea! Some "outmaneuvering!"

As per the Washington Post: "NATO is planning to move a significant number of troops to Eastern Europe as a deterrent to Russia. Details won’t be resolved until the summer, but the ramp-up is expected to include U.S. troops: about 3,000 will be deployed to the Baltic States, Bulgaria, Germany and the Netherlands. Britain has also announced it is sending five warships into the North Atlantic, the North Sea, the Mediterranean, and the waters around the Baltics. And NATO officials are trumpeting the expansion in their response forces, as well as plans to increase the number of sites at which they are headquartered in Eastern Europe." Meanwhile, NATO is moving war ships into the eastern Mediterranean as well, ostensibly for "battling illegal immigrants and smuggling operations."

Even Russia's former allies in troubled spots like the Balkans are actively trying to ally themselves with NATO, not Putin. And as for Syria, the US is still hardly involved, while Russia has put its entire reputation on the line. Now with the Saudis making noises that they, too, would like to put ground troops into Syrian territory, here come the AWACS, Stingers and SAM weaponry which, as in Afghanistan, has the potential to make Putin's army re-live...well, another Soviet Afghanistan.

With oil hovering long-term at a price inadequate to keep propping up Putin's rather anemic governmental spending programs and foreign adventures (Russia relied on oil and gas exports for fully 68% of its total exports in 2013, more so now), you're seeing Russia's foreign reserves evaporate, Russia's currency crash, and Russia's economy contracting at one of the fastest rates of any country in the world.

Let's see how long Russians can endure the "glory" Putin's adventures have brought them. If one had to pick sides, it's a no-brainer which side one would choose for one's country. Everybody else save Assad and totalitarian Belarus are already on board. Conclusion: "NATO Outmaneuvered?" Bah!

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It would be great if people actually knew what they were talking about or could put 2 and 2 together instead of reading off of Obama's TelePrompTer.

The George Bush is 102 thousand tons, with 90 aircraft and helicopters onboard. It was accompanied by 16 warships, including the cruiser USS Philippine Sea, destroyers Truxtun and Roosevelt and three nuclear submarines.

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On 22nd February, the day when Yanukovych was deprived of power, the American group hastily entered the Black sea through the Bosporus Strait. This is a direct violation of the Treaty of Montreux of 1936, allowing only warships up to 45 thousand tons to pass through the Dardanelles. But, as was reported by the Turkish magazine Hurriyet, citing a source from the Defense Ministry of Turkey, the authorities gave secret permission for the passage of the valiant American Navy. This fleet was to take the place of the Russian black sea fleet based in Crimea.

Obama the war monger. Keep believing in those peace prizes and unicorns at your own peril.

http://www.fort-russ.com/2016/02/us-control-over-crimea-aim-of-coup-in.html?m=1

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I was pretty happy with how the first one ended.

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Turkey is not going into Syria once they do they will no longer be under the NATO protection pact you cant just waltz invade another country and invoke Article 5 and save they day no Turkey wont lift a finger other than bomb and kill more Kurds.

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