US NATO commander General Philip Breedlove is part of America’s lunatic fringe. He believes provoking Russia belligerently promotes world peace.
He wants more US combat troops close to Russia’s borders – more provocative military exercises antagonizing its leadership.
He wants Nazi-infested Ukrainian military forces more heavily armed to the teeth with US heavy weapons than already.
In Thursday testimony before Senate Armed Services Committee members, he said:
“I support the consideration of using offensive weapons to change the decision calculus on the ground (in Donbass) and to facilitate bringing our opponent to the table for a solution, a final solution” – serving US imperial interests exclusively.
He accused Russia of using “every tool to their great advantage, including the military tool.”
He prioritizes deterring nonexistent “Russian aggression.” America’s European Command needs more military assets, he stressed – more troops, heavy weapons and intelligence to meet (fabricated) security challenges.
“There are critical gaps in our collection and analysis,” Breedlove blustered. “Some Russian military exercises have caught us by surprise.”
He claims “(g)etting this right requires more (surveillance, intelligence and reconnaissance), high-powered analytical support, and appropriate intelligence sharing with allies and partners.”
He wants full-scale mobilization for war. He claimed his command is undersized to meet the threat of “a revanchist Russia,” (US recruited/supported) IS terrorists, and instability across North Africa and the Middle East on NATO’s doorstep.
“Our forces are not sized for any of those three challenges,” Breedlove blustered.
Neocon Senator John McCain agreed saying “(a)s Russia builds up, America draws down.”
Breedlove wants direct confrontation with Russia. “Our forward presence is the bedrock of our ability to reassure allies, deter real and potential adversaries, and to be postured to act in a timely manner should deterrence fail” – code language for his lust for war.
He lied claiming Moscow continues arming Donbass self-defense forces in preparation for war, saying:
“Russian forces used the opportunities presented by the recent lull in fighting to reset and reposition while protecting their gains.”
“Many of their actions are consistent with preparations for another offensive.”
Fact: Not a shred of evidence suggests Russian direct or indirect involvement in Obama’s naked aggression on Donbass.
Fact: Throughout over a year of intense and low-level war, it’s gone all-out to resolve things diplomatically.
State Department officials lied claiming Donbass freedom fighters are a virtual part of Russia’s military.
They refer to “combined Russian-separatist forces.” They blame Moscow for Obama’s naked aggression – using Kiev proxies to do his dirty work.
McCain is a longtime Washington lunatic fringe loose cannon. “Nothing we have done has succeeded in deterring Putin’s aggression (or) halt(ed) his slow-motion annexation of eastern Ukraine,” he blustered.
Breedlove claims the Alliance must “strengthen (its) deterrence. We all know that Putin responds to strength and sees opportunities in weakness.”
Propaganda wars precede hot ones. Big Lies bury hard truths. Breedlove’s agenda risks potentially humanity ending nuclear war against Russia.
So does Obama’s – claiming nonexistent “Russian aggression,” the tired old Big Lie endlessly repeated
Again he outrageously compared nonexistent Russian aggression to “ISIL” and “Ebola” as “threat(s) to the world” in a joint Tuesday press conference with militant Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Saying “(w)e are two global partners that stand together for security and human dignity around the world – opposing Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, providing relief to innocent civilians threatened by ISIL, combating Ebola and promoting global health, and now offering help to the people of Nepal, who are in our prayers today.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected]. 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. Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network. It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs.