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NATO Summit: Confronting China, Russia, and the World

Posted by seumasach on June 15, 2021

The failure to mention India as a “partner” is excellent news suggesting that the “Asian NATO” project is dead in the water. Perhaps that is also why China is being less targeted?

Rick Rozoff

Antiwar

14th June, 2021

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization ended its summit in Brussels on June 14 and issued a communiqué listing achievements since the last summit and a blueprint to take the military bloc to its next one in 2022. The representatives of the thirty-nation alliance also endorsed the 67-page document used to prepare the summit’s discussions and decisions, NATO 2030: United for a New Era. In turn the summit tasked NATO with elaborating a new Strategic Concept to replace that adopted at the Lisbon summit in 2010.

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Why the EU is lining up against China

Posted by seumasach on June 3, 2021

“The United States is pursuing its plan to transform the Atlantic Alliance from a super-army against Russia to one against China. The European Parliament has just quietly placed the European Union on this political line, even before the governments have taken a decision.”

Manlio Dinucci

Voltairenet

1st June, 2021

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Jacinda Ardern is now the West’s woke weak link

Posted by seumasach on May 9, 2021

Welcome to the Multipolar World Order! Arden’s crime is to choose strategic autonomy rather than hanging on to the dead end of the post-WW2 system. The New Cold War benefits no one but a small coterie linked to the military/industrial complex. Despite a huge ideological offensive peace risks breaking out!

Con Goughlin

Telegraph

21st April, 2021

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NATO Allies Take Over Black Sea for Military Exercise

Posted by seumasach on May 9, 2021

Rick Rozoff

Antiwar.com

7th May, 2021

The title is courtesy of the Transylvania Now new site. The Pentagon’s Special Operations Command Europe kicked off the Trojan Footprint 21 exercise on May 3; what is identified as its premier special operations forces drills.

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Biden moves to restore trust with NATO allies

Posted by seumasach on February 18, 2021

“The Pentagon views the meetings as a way to reset the alliance after years of disruption, and a chance to set new goals on confronting China, combating climate change, and bringing NATO-aligned countries like Finland and Sweden closer to the alliance, Breaking Defense reported.”

Where the Pentagon and NATO lead Biden and the Europeans will follow? That is the question. Notably, no mention of Ukraine membership or Johnson’s Asia NATO

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7 Things to Know About the Pentagon’s New Plan for a 500-Ship Navy Fleet

Posted by seumasach on November 16, 2020

7th October, 2020

Military.com

From the Defender 2020 NATO military exercises back in March, the biggest since the 90s- carried out incidentally in the midst of a supposedly deadly epidemic, to this grandiose scheme to maintain US naval superiority in the China Seas the contours of war are clearly delineated under the shadow of covid panic. Whilst the people’s fear remains focused on covid, this is the truly frightening bit. Trump has fired Esper but will Trump survive: the anti-Trump coup means the military/industrial complex moves to centre stage, the deep state becomes the state and, in Europe, the EU rather than just living under the shadow of NATO becomes NATO.”If we can assemble the collective will and determination to see it through, I’m confident Battle Force 2045 will maintain our maritime superiority far into the future and ensure the United States Navy remains the greatest in the world for generations to come,” he said.The new plan, which matched a document Defense News first obtained and reported on last month, marks a significant increase in the 355-ship fleet the Navy has been working toward. Esper acknowledged the U.S. will face challenges in building a 500-plus ship fleet under tightening budgets. But he stressed the buildup is necessary, citing China’s troubling and “brazen destabilizing” actions in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as Beijing’s plans to modernize its force in the next 15 years and field “a world-class military by 2049.”

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Gridlock – Biden may or may not win, but Trump remains ‘President’ of Red America

Posted by seumasach on November 8, 2020

Alistair Crooke

Strategic Culture

7th November, 2020

“The fracturing of the ‘One Normal’, by contrast, provides some kind of respite to much of the globe.”

A crucial element of the reset, rarely mentioned, is the formation of a global alliance against Russia and China. In the absence of a clear cut Democratic victory that has suddenly become a lot less doable. In particular, reducing Europe to a NATO outpost against Russia is inconceivable;e with America wobbling at the helm.

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US primes NATO to confront Russia, China

Posted by seumasach on November 28, 2019

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

27th November, 2019

The December 3-4 summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in London resembles a family reunion after the acrimony over the issue of military spending by America’s European allies.

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Russia, Turkey, Iran: Adversaries of the West’s NATO alliance

Posted by seumasach on August 7, 2019

Telegraph hawk Con Coughlin laments the demise of the Western Alliance. But don’t they still have Oceania- as in Orwell’s 1984? If so, it’s a motley crew under the erratic leadership of Trump with Dad’s Army bringing up the rear under Captain Johnson, Brazil’s thirty families representative Bolsonaro hoping for some rich pickings and an increasingly sceptical ANZAC division hoping they don’t completely destroy good business with China.

Con Coughlin

Gateston Insitute

5th August, 2019

Germany’s outright rejection of Washington’s request [to support Washington’s proposal for a maritime protection force in the Arabian Gulf to protect shipping from attacks by Iran] is likely to inflame tensions further between Washington and Berlin. U.S. President Donald J. Trump is already at odds with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a range of issues, from Germany’s obstinate refusal to meet its Nato funding commitments to its pursuit of closer energy ties with Russia through the construction of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

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Turkey faces threats for inking landmark arms deal with Russia

Posted by seumasach on September 19, 2017

“Obviously, there is one result the Western sanctions produce – the targeted countries come together to create alternative poles of power. Threats and restrictive measures spur the process. This policy has failed to keep Turkey away from military cooperation with Russia. In the multipolar world there is always an alternative to turn to.”

Strategic Culture

18th September, 2017

 

The long awaited deal has taken place. A deposit has already been paid. Turkey has finally signed the $2.5bn (£1.9bn) contract with Russia to buy S-400 advanced missile defense system. With a range of 400 kilometers (248 miles), the system can shoot down up to 80 targets simultaneously, aiming two missiles at each one, at an altitude of up to 30 km.

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Turkey pivots from NATO

Posted by seumasach on September 14, 2017

Zero Hedge

13th September, 2017

Turkey pivots from NATO and signs Russia missile deal confirming, and sending the clearest sign of his previously discussed pivot toward Russia and away from NATO and the West, on Tuesday President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkey had signed a deal to purchase a Russian surface-to-air missile system, and paid the first installment. The deal cements Turkey’s recent rapprochement with Russia, despite differences over the war in Syria, the downing of a Russian fighter jet over Turkey in late 2015 and the assassination of a Russian ambassador earlier this year, and comes as Turkey’s ties with the United States and European Union have become strained to the point of breaking.

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