New Cold War. America Threatens Russia. War Games on Russia’s Doorstep. by Michel Chossudovsky

by Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, August 4, 2010

The US is building up its weapons arsenal on Russia’s border. Confirmed by US military sources, “for the first time since the end of World War II, U.S. Army soldiers are making regular rotations into Poland”, to train Polish forces to use US made Patriot missiles. (Stars and Stripes, 23 July 2010)

Forty miles from the Russian border, a small group of U.S. Army Europe soldiers is instructing the Polish military about the missiles, which are designed to counter tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and advanced aircraft.

The Kaiserslautern-based 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery troops mark the most significant presence of U.S. forces in Poland since the end of World War II, said Lt. Col. Daniel Herrigstad, a U.S. Army Europe spokesman.

“We have between 80 and 150 troops going there on a regular basis,” he said. “We’ve never had that number and for that long of a period.”

Based at a Polish army base in Morag, a small town in the country’s northeast, the U.S. soldiers will conduct 30 days of training with the Polish military four times a year, for the next two years, Herrigstad said. The first soldiers arrived in late May, along with six Patriot launching platforms and other battery equipment.   (Stars and Stripes, 23 July 2010)

This deployment is not an isolated event. It is coordinated with US sponsored war games and military stockpiling in major regions of the world, including the Middle East and Central Asia, the Caucasus, The Korean Peninsula and the South.

We are at a dangerous crossroads in World history.  The US and its allies are deploying their military might simultaneously in several regions of the World, not only threatening Iran, Syria and North Korea but it is also targeting China and Russia.

The deployment in Poland is described as a “a mission that stems from a 2008 defense agreement between the United States and Poland. The intent of the training, U.S. military officials say, is to help Poland, a staunch U.S. ally and North Atlantic Treaty Organization member, improve its air defense capabilities.”

Military exercises are occurring within 60 km of Russia’s naval base in Kalingrad, in what is visibly an act of provocation. Parallel war games are occurring within a short distance of North Korea’s coastline, with the deployment of nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington.

US military sources describe the Patriot missile deployment in Poland as defensive rather than offensive: “It would not be something Russia could claim could threaten them. The Poles are looking for approval and rewards for their very close devotion to American forces and U.S. defense policy. I don’t see any particular use (for the Patriots) unless it’s some sort of anti-Iranian defense.”

© Copyright Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, 2010

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4 thoughts on “New Cold War. America Threatens Russia. War Games on Russia’s Doorstep. by Michel Chossudovsky

  1. The words in my post were not meant to upset anyone. It’s just the cold hard truth.

    I wake up everyday with my beautiful wife, and I have a great, well educated and extremely talented son. I send him to school 1 mile from home or vacation 500 miles from home, all by his self or with friends. And the most I have to worry about is, is my son going to enjoy himself today. My son, my wife and I, get to enjoy absolutely any kind of life that we wish to create for ourselves. We have 24 hr. a day law enforcement anytime we call, day or night.”even in tribal area’s” We have 24 hr a day medical care, with the finest doctors in the world and police with the best training in the world. Our young people have the finest facility’s in the world for training and schooling, and working. And our aging people have the best, most beautiful places on earth to retire.

    And these are some of the most important things on earth, when it comes to having a peaceful, successful and above all Happy life. And that is just about all anybody in the world wants.(ok here’s where it gets good)

    Imagine, the U.S.A. was attacked, and overcome, and occupated. Like I said Imagine. We are being occupied by a foreign country, or several foreign countries. All our rights are striped away from us. Or children are sent to re-education camps where they are brain washed into believing what ever they are told. Our old people are ……………….now that’s where we put the brakes on… this is where the story changes………………………….

    Since the beginning of the occupation our young middle class people have grown very angry and have started training the young poorer class to do the same thing that you always see with other occupations. You know komakozi, freedom fighter, suicide bomber, yea that’s right terrorist. The only thing is, is that we are not a third world country. We are the strongest super power on the face of earth, we have an unlimited supply of all the things that we jump on other countries for having.

    If you truly Imagine a war of this caliber, where neither side can afford to lose. Do you really think that there would be anything left worth keeping when it was all said and done.

    I am sure a few humans would still remain some where. And the earth would someday be re-populated.

    I love my life in the U.S.A. and I pray that this never happens. But at the rate things are going, technology is advancing faster than ever before, and we have allowed these two religions to get so powerful that they control wars, and the outcome of wars. Christianity and Islam alike, preach of absolute destruction before absolute peace. Why?

  2. It is very clear that the U.S.A. has went and “pissed the majority of the rest of the world off”. Shaine, I am sure that you and the rest of the world think that the people of the US has some kind of control over what it’s military does or thinks. But, I assure you that we have none. The US military is so strong that it doesn’t need it’s people to support it. If our military seen the need, it could swiftly, almost over night, take over any country in the world. And there is nothing that anyone could do. Our technology is so far advanced that no one would survive a war with us, not even us. And this is just the American way.

  3. If China would only STOP lending the US money…the human race might have a better chance at surviving this madness.

  4. If Russia sere to put the same type of missiles in Cuba that he US has put in Poland t would be seen as an act of aggression. The Russians can see it no other way.

    The totally corrupt US Military Industrial complex has over the Defense (can we say War) Department, and supplanted any sane foreign policy ideas the US ever maintained.

    If this type of stupid shortsighted aggression is not stopped it will result in a holocaust which will surely destroy all life on the planet.

    It is imperative that the US public regain control of the their alleged government, and severely limit what corporations can and cannot do.

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