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originally posted by: mcChoodles
NATO is a complete joke and has neither the technology nor the stomach for a direct war with Russia.
Meanwhile Ukraine is forcing conscripts to join or be thrown in prison or worse.
Putin has been playing his hand well and knows american politicians will finally be crucified for starting a war they can't win in weeks with Russia.
"Ukraine’s Security Service is using the tactics to discredit in the international arena not only DPR and LPR armed forces, but also the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, which they claim to be participating in the military actions in Donbass," the Donetsk information agency reported. "At night on February 1, to Donetsk came a subversive group of twelve people wearing the Russian military uniform."
Mikhail Gorbachev has accused the US of dragging Russia into a new Cold War. The former Soviet president fears the chill in relations could eventually spur an armed conflict.
“Plainly speaking, the US has already dragged us into a new Cold War, trying to openly implement its idea of triumphalism,” Gorbachev said in an interview with Interfax.
The former USSR leader, whose name is associated with the end of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States, is worried about the possible consequences.
“What’s next? Unfortunately, I cannot be sure that the Cold War will not bring about a ‘hot’ one. I’m afraid they might take the risk,” he said.
His first impression from the latest developments is that the interests of Europe and the US compete when it comes to Ukraine. Political analyst Alexander Clackson told RT that the recent American drive to supply Ukraine with weapons “would go completely against anything that Europe would want.”
It could be “very easy” for “far away” Washington, which, actually, regards weapons supply as a common strategy in tackling problems overseas, according to the commentators. “They were supplying weapons in Afghanistan, when Russia was at war with Afghanistan, to Al-Qaeda, they have been doing it with the Syrian rebels, a lot of whom have now joined [Islamic State, formerly] ISIS,” Clackson said. “It is a strategy that hasn’t worked in the past and actually created many problems.”
“The role of the US and Britain – since last February’s coup – has consistently been to try and to sabotage and scupper any kind of peace agreement that has come to the table,” independent political analyst Dan Glazebrook told RT.
“They [the USA] want Ukraine to remain an open war, a means of demoralizing Russia, weakening Russia, a means of keeping the Ukrainian issue open as something to be rushed over the head with and to force the European partners to fall in line behind them in their economic war against Russia.”
US training for the Ukrainian military is underway and being directed from NATO and the US Embassy in Kiev, former top US Pentagon official Jan Lodal said this week. Since last year, the United States has provided Ukraine with non-lethal military aid and has put military advisors on the ground in Ukraine.
The White House announced Monday it is still assessing its policies regarding providing lethal and other military assistance to the government in Kiev.
McCain also stated that Ukraine will require Javelin anti-tank missile systems, as well as intelligence support from the United States.
“They need Javelin, they need other equipment. They also need intelligence,” McCain stated, referring to the types of lethal military support required by Kiev. “They need a whole lot of things.”
Without actual Russian troops in Eastern Ukraine, Kiev has now decided to send them in themselves.
originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
a reply to: daaskapital
Hollande was warning about this yesterday, and to a certain extent who would disagree? However, it appears the U.S and U.K didn't want to participate in these talks, which speaks volumes about the situation.
It appears it's all part of the plan to ensure it goes full scale.