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New Cold War.org, July 8, 2016

At NATO war summit, U.S. announces 1,000 additional troops to Poland (report further below)

Flags of some of the 28 NATO member countries

Flags of some of the 28 NATO member countries

Today, July 8, the member countries of the NATO military alliance begin a two-day summit meeting preparing for the eventuality of waging war against Russia. They will approve measures to locate four, permanent combat battalions in countries bordering Russia. The battalions are to be led by the U.S., Britain, Germany and Canada. NATO and the U.S. are placing missile batteries in Romania and Poland which will tempt the craziest of NATO planners with fantasies of nihilist, ‘first-strike’ nuclear attacks.

Considering that three of the NATO countries meeting in Poland–the U.S., Britain and France–are nuclear-armed states, the dangers inherent to NATO’s provocative war moves can hardly be understated.

American Committee for East-West AccordEnclosed are three background news reports on the NATO meeting. Notification of these reports was sent to subscribers to to the website of the American Committee for East-West Accord:

Map of Baltic Sea regionRussia’s Baltic outpost of Kaliningrad digs in for standoff with NATO, by Lidia Kelly, Reuters, July 5, 2016

Polish defense minister: NATO to end Central Europe’s fears of Russia, Associated Press ‘The Big Story’, July 4, 2016

Canada’s Baltic conundrum, by Levon Sevunts, Radio Canada International
Part one, July 3, 2016
Part two, July 4, 2016

Related reading:

On eve of NATO war summit in Warsaw, thousands protest against the imperialist alliance in Athens on July 7, 2016

On eve of NATO war summit in Warsaw, thousands protest against the imperialist alliance in Athens on July 7, 2016

At NATO war summit in Poland, U.S. announces 1,000 more soldiers to Poland, report in The Guardian, July 8, 2016

At NATO war summit in Poland, Canadian PM confirms troops, fighter jets and naval frigate to Baltic region, by Murray Brewster, CBC News, July 8, 2016

The United States and NATO are preparing for a major war with Russia, by Michael T. Klare, The Nation, July 7, 2016

In St. Petersburg last month, Vladimir Putin warns journalists of nuclear war danger, video commentary to journalists by Vladimir Putin at St Petersburg International Economic Forum in June 2016, broadcast on Russia Insider YouTube channel, July 6, 2016

Warning of the NATO countries’ weapons development programs, Putin said,We know, year by year, what’s going to happen, and [NATO] knows that we know. It’s only you that they tell tall tales to, and you buy it and spread it to the citizens of your countries. 

“You people, in turn, do not feel a sense of the impending danger – this is what worries me. How do you not understand that the world is being pulled in an irreversible direction? While they pretend that nothing is going on? I don’t know how to get through to you anymore…”

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