Preparing For War With Russia by Bruce Gagnon

by Bruce Gagnon
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Organizing Notes
March 2, 2014

I’ve been writing for many years about US-NATO efforts to militarily surround Russia.  The oil-i-garchy wants to get ahold of the natural gas (the world’s largest supply) that sits on Russian territory.  It also wants full control of the Arctic region now that climate change will make it possible to drill for oil there.  Russia has a huge northern coastal border with the Arctic and thus stands in the way of western oil control.

Already the war drums are sounding after Russia moved more troops into Crimea to protect its Navy base and the large pro-Russian population in the region.

Writing yesterday in Foreign Policy Admiral James Stavridis (Ret) called for NATO to immediately increase “all intelligence-gathering functions through satellite, Predator unmanned vehicles, and especially cyber” and to sail “NATO maritime forces into the Black Sea and setting up contingency plans for their use.”  This is full-blown war talk – with Russia. Admiral Stavridis was Supreme Allied Commander at NATO from 2009 to 2013. He is currently dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

If Stavridis is saying these things you can just imagine what plans are underway inside the Pentagon and at NATO HQ in Europe.

The Russians know that they are being set up.  Reporting for Asia Times, Pepe Escobar wrote,

“Even before neo-con Victoria ‘fuck the EU’ Nuland’s intercept, [Russian intelligence] had already identified the wider mechanics of the CIA-style coup – including Turkish intelligence financing Tatars in Crimea… And what will the Tatars in Crimea do? Stage a jihad? Wait: the ‘West’ will surely try to FINANCE THIS JIHAD.”

It’s Syria all over again, this time right on the Russian border.

Except this time the US-NATO are messing with a country that has the capability to fight back.  This is how world wars get started.  The Russians are not going to idly sit by and watch US-NATO set up a right-wing fascist state right on their border.  Hitler tried that during WW II and at least 20 million died defending the Soviet Union.  Ever since then the Russian people have been ‘sensitive’ about defending their immediate borders.

The decision adopted on March 1, by the Federation Council, upper house of the Russian parliament, which allows Putin to send troops to Crimea, an autonomy within neighboring Ukraine, aims to protect life and security, Irina Yarovaya, chair of the Security and Anti-Corruption Committee in the State Duma (lower house of parliament), said.

“Terrorism is the most dangerous crime around the world. But it is fascism and terrorism that have proclaimed their power in Ukraine and pose a real threat to the life and security of Russian citizens living in Ukraine and undoubtedly to the brotherly people of Ukraine.”

“We have repeatedly warned the international community and the US against interfering in the internal affairs of Ukraine, […] some European and US politicians bear direct responsibility for the crisis in Ukraine, for the bloodshed and for the coup.”

She believes that Obama’s latest statement on Russia “has fully exposed the US policy of brutal interference in the sovereign rights of other countries and aggressive imposition of its interests.”

Of course the Obama administration is saying that Russia is violating international law by moving more troops into Crimea.  Obama is threatening Russia with “severe consequences”.  And now you can be sure that NATO is indeed preparing ‘contingency plans’.

The open question is how will the American people react to all of this?  They rightly opposed Obama’s desired cruise missile attack on Syria.  Will they be as wise about planting the cancerous NATO flag on Crimean soil?

Clearly Putin and Russia have been thoroughly demonized in the passive minds of most American citizens.  But will they shake the cobwebs from their brains and see the absurdity and sheer recklessness of US-NATO saber rattling on the doorstep of Mother Russia?

Now is the time for all peaceful people to speak out.  Before the real shooting starts.


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8 thoughts on “Preparing For War With Russia by Bruce Gagnon

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  4. The cards played out with Britain and the USA, is Britain, in WW2, supported Russia, militarily, Britain needs Russia, also between the lines you know of the deep mistrust between Britain and America, shown by America holding back information in WW2, also Britain got America, into the WW2, by knowing of Pearl Harbor, and witholding info, on this attack by the Japanese, Britain is a power broker between these two great powers, and they all know it, but nothing can be done about it, as you know of the spy scenario, Burgess, Maclean, the Profumo Affair, these guys were all part of the establishment, like educated at Oxford, and so on, Britain is all part of the double agents supreme, its all part of keeping the public’s mind involved with political entertainment, a few thousand get killed one way or another, as long as its abroad, as you can see by the Woolwich killings, when its on British turf the old medieval genetic code comes to the fore, its alright, do not worry, its all part of the fall out of friendly fire.
    Tomorrow and the next day for ever more you will have crumpet toasted and tea, and check the newspapers for the next drama, and feel relaxed that you are in Britain, what else is wanted? Hawkins can let you know of the next installment of the Event Horizen, we can all now calm down, and enjoy zero gravity.

  5. The US has spent at least $5 Billion to help fascist groups overthrow the democratically elected government of the Ukraine and God knows how many more taxpayer billions in similar attacks on democratic institutions. We need that money here at home. How about building democracy in the United States?

    • Quite right Charles. It’s a madcap venture.

      The house of illusory cards is vulnerable and shaking right now, but the propaganda machine is churning at full pitch.

      “Esoteric” tails are wagging packs of steroidally-suped-up dogs.

      Call the bluff I say, and do the honorable thing! Act on you own behalf.

      This is the down-home stuff I really like:

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