Thursday, May 08, 2014

NATO Uses Ukraine Crisis to Wage War on Russia

This is from a column today by Lyudmila Chernova (RIA Novosti)

NATO is using the Ukrainian crisis as a smoke screen for a war plan and the US has already decided to permanently station troops in Eastern Europe, says Harvard-educated professor Francis Boyle, a US-based expert on Russia.
NATO leaders are poised to meet in September to debate the initiative to permanently base additional forces in Eastern Europe.
“This is just a trial balloon, but in reality it is a war plan unfolding here,” Boyle told RIA Novosti Thursday. “The Ukrainian crisis had been planned as well as the war. There was a war plan, there was a war game. Then it was revised and implemented.”
Asked whether the Ukrainian crisis could lead to the permanent stationing of NATO troops in Eastern Europe, US General Philip Breedlove, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, said it is “something we will have to consider.”

“We are seeing steps now being taken that were planned in advance,” Boyle said, adding that Russia has not presented any threat to NATO members. “This is all being used as a pretext to bring NATO military forces, as Rasmussen said, by air, sea, and land right up to the borders of the Russian Federation. They are clearly going ahead with this.”