Leak from Gernamy's Bundeswehr Shows NATO Preparing For War With Russia
by Ian R Thorpe, 25 July, 2016
You will be blissfully unaware of this shocking news if you are the kind of person who relies on mainstream media for your information, but a dangerous alliance of Washington's neo-con / neo-lib hawks and the European Union's bureaucratic dictatorship are working flat out to convince Russia that NATO is preparing to attack. To be honest, I suspected for weeks something big was going on but my suspicions were only confirmed in the past few days. The latest provocation to The Kremlin, which we have learned of through a leak to financial newspaper German Economic News (Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or DWN for short)enabling it to report a Bundeswehr (German Defence Department) decision to declare Russia an enemy nation of Germany.
According to an article published on June 6th in DWN which reported the decision taken in secret, this means the German government is preparing to go to war against Russia, and has in draft-form a Bundeswehr report declaring Russia to be an enemy nation. DWN says: “The Russian secret services have apparently thoroughly studied the paper.
from DWN, translated with Google Translate (because our German speaking contributor is not available). Please tolerate wonky grammar:
In advance of the report's publication, a harsh note of protest has been sent to Berlin: The head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian State Duma, Alexei Puschkow, has posted the Twitter message: ‘The decision of the German government declaring Russia to be an enemy shows Merkel’s subservience to the Obama administration”
This is the interpretation that some Russian politicians themselves have put on the NATO military bases that Washington is establishing on Russia’s borders.
Washington might intend the military buildup as pressure on President Putin to reduce Russian opposition to Washington’s unilateralism. However, it reminds some outspoken Russians such as Vladimir Zhirinovsky of Hitler’s troops on Russia’s border in 1941.
Zhirinovsky is the founder and leader of Russia’s Liberal Democratic Party and a vice chairman of the Russian parliament. In a confrontation with the editor of a German newspaper, Zhirinovsky tells him that German troops again on Russia’s border will provoke a preventive strike after which nothing will remain of German and NATO troops. “The more NATO soldiers in your territory, the faster you are going to die. To the last man. Remove NATO from your territory!”
The same interpretation has been put on the recent NATO military exercises in the Baltic States, close to the Russian border, and the placement of NATO missile bases in former Soviet bloc and Warsaw Pact nations such as Poland, Lithuania and Romania. Moves by the western alliance to extend membership of NATO and the EU to former Soviet Republics such as Ukraine and Georgia and Warsaw Pact members such as Poland and Romania have also been calculated to provoke Russian anger.
Washington claims the military buildup is intended to put pressure on President Putin to reduce Russian opposition to Washington's push for global hegemony, but that displays an ignorance of Russian history and an arrogant naïveté about the Russian mindset. It also reminds some of the more militaristic Russians such as Vladimir Zhirinovsky of Hitler’s troops on Russia’s border in 1941.
Zhirinovsky is the founder and leader of Russia’s Liberal Democratic Party and a vice chairman of the Russian parliament. In a confrontation with the editor of DWN, Zhirinovsky told him that German troops again on Russia’s border will provoke a preventive strike after which nothing will remain of German and NATO troops. "The more NATO soldiers in your territory, the faster you are going to die. To the last man. Remove NATO from your territory!"
NATO will try to spin that as Russian aggression, but if you put heavily armed troops on another nations border, even Washington's most blinkered believers in American exceptionalism cannot seriously expect their presence to be welcomed.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has expressed his frustration with Washington’s reliance on force and coercion instead of diplomacy. It is reckless for Washington to convince Russia that diplomacy is a dead end without promise. When the Russians reach that conclusion, force will confront force.
Indeed Zhirinovsky has already reached that point and perhaps Vladimir Putin too. Putin recently reprimanded Western journalists and news media organisations for their role in fomenting nuclear war.
Putin has always made it clear that Russia will not accept US missile bases in Poland and Romania. He has informed Washington and the Polish and Romanian governments that those two counties, having agreed to allow US missile bases on their soil are "in the crosshairs." However, as Putin himself observed, "they don’t hear."
The inability of Washington hawks and their puppets to hear anything they do not want to hear means that arrogance has made Washington too stupid to take seriously Putin’s warning. If the Americans persist in ignoring the warnings, it will provoke the preventive strike that Zhirinovsky told the DWN editor the Merkel regime was inviting.
Americans need to wake up to the dangerous situation that the Obama administration's State Department has created, but it is doubtful they will. History shows that nations tend to drift towards war without the public’s knowing what is happening until the whizzbangs start popping. The main function of the American left-wing is to serve as a bogeyman with which to scare conservatives about the country’s loss of morals, and the main function of conservatives is to create fear and hysteria about immigrants, Muslims, and Russians. There is no sign that Congress is aware of approaching Armageddon the shadow government is moving them towards, and while the media performs as a de facto propaganda department for the state and global corporations, people are not likely to learn.
This website and others in the alternative media try our best to alert people to the real threats that they face in the world, but our voices are not loud enough to be heard above the diversionary babble of the mainstream news. Not even Vladimir Putin’s voice is loud enough. It looks like the West won’t hear until Russia and China act in response to the provocations.