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NATO ramps up presence in Ukraine’s neighbor

RT | January 13, 2023

NATO will send a deployment of Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) surveillance planes to Romania to “monitor Russian military activity” amid the Ukraine conflict, the US-led military bloc announced on Thursday.

In a statement, NATO said its “eyes in the sky” are expected to arrive in the Bucharest area on January 17, to strengthen the bloc’s presence in the region. Romania, which borders Ukraine, already hosts a number of NATO units, including the American 101st elite Airborne division.

The bloc did not specify how many planes will be stationed in Romania. However, the German press agency DPA reported that NATO plans to deploy three AWACS there.

The AWACS planes will begin reconnaissance flights, which will take place only over the alliance’s territory, in the coming days, with their mission scheduled to last “several weeks.” In addition, the surveillance mission will be supported by about 180 service members, who will be deployed at the Otopeni air force base near the Romanian capital, some 200km (124 miles) from the Ukrainian border.

The planes themselves are part of a fleet of 14 NATO surveillance aircraft usually based in Geilenkirchen in western Germany. These aircraft are equipped with long-range radar and passive sensors capable of detecting targets over large distances while staying in the air for hours.

The US-led military bloc has been conducting regular surveillance operations on its eastern flank, monitoring the conflict in Ukraine ever since Russia launched its military offensive against the neighboring state in February 2022.

The deployment of AWACS planes comes as a large number of US armor and military vehicles started to arrive in the Netherlands on Wednesday before heading out to NATO’s eastern flank, according to Reuters. In total, about 1,250 pieces of military equipment are said to be disembarking from the Dutch port of Vlissingen, US officials said.

On Monday, Nikolay Patrushev, the secretary of Russia’s national security council, stated that the ongoing Ukraine conflict “is not a confrontation between Moscow and Kiev, but rather a military stand-off with NATO.”

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  1. The U.S. along with its North Atlantic Terrorist Association should have known they won’t be able to push Russia around. Russia isn’t Iraq. When you fight Russia, you are not fighting a pack of goatherds with A.K. 47s. You’ll be fighting a modern military with more experience and better equipped than your own. Oh, and did I mention, they are really pissed off with your bullying arrogance.


    Comment by papasha408 | January 13, 2023 | Reply

  2. One of the arguments NATO members have been throwing about is that if Russia defeats Ukraine it will invade neighboring countries as well because Moscow really intends to reconstitute the Soviet Empire. Well, as they say in Kentucky, “that dog don’t hunt.” NATO has ramped up Poland and Romania with anti-missile, missile batteries, manned with American troops. Lithuania is housing 2000 American soldiers from the 101st Airborn Div. And their commander said they are just itching to get involved in the war. Now AWACS in Romania. Why now? Because NATO/US/UK forces are setting the theater for direct conflict with Russia!! The bastards in Brussels-NATO Hq together with DOD-Pentagon Warhawks, are preparing to fight and win WW3! But it isn’t poor farmers the CIA branded Viet Cong in Vietnam this time. Or 18th-century cultured Taliban in Afghanistan. Or even Iraq, armed with WWII defense capabilities supplied by Russia. Nope, not this time. This time, the Brita and Americans (“bullet heads”) are rushing headlong to defeat the world’s largest nuclear power in a nuclear war! They have convinced themselves they can win a nuclear war with Russia! And they would rather fight a nuclear war with Russia and risk annihilating themselves and everyone else than negotiate a peaceful settlement.
    The US has also recruited Japan to join Global NATO and prepare for war against China in the Pacific. It’s the same war being fought against Russia but in a second theater. The US is set on outflanking China before China realizes it, making Taiwan a proxy like they have Ukraine. The US foolishly believes that if they can draw China into invading Taiwan, triggering sanctions similar to those imposed on Russia. Now they feel all they have to do is wait them out keeping the war just below the level of nuclear weapons.

    They are delusional. Russia and China are not going to wait while NATO prepares both theaters for war NATO intends to win. Facing this kind of military threat to their existence both nations will coordinate a “Preemptive” thermonuclear strike against NATO countries commencing Global thermonuclear war. Those killed instantly will be the lucky ones. Everyone else will die of radiation sickness or starvation caused by a nuclear winter lasting 10 years with freezing temperatures.

    There is still time to stop it, but it will take a miracle.


    Comment by Thomas Lee Simpson | January 13, 2023 | Reply

    • Russia phased out holdings in U.S. currencies and has beefed up its foreign exchange reserves to well over 600 billion dollars. It’s one of the world’s largest foreign exchange reserves. Russia now does business in the Yuan, Rupee, and other Asian currencies. they also do business in the Euro with non-belligerent Southern and East European neighbors. They have redirected their exports from Europe to China, India, and other Asian countries. This has stimulated Russia’s production in Industry reducing Moscow’s influence on the West. Russia’s GDP is at about 1,48 trillion which is just over 3% of global GDP and trade between the U.S. and Russia is at about 34 to 35 billion. In other words, any Russian funds the U.S. can sanction are negligible. I also think no one will be stupid enough to start a nuclear exchange.


      Comment by papasha408 | January 13, 2023 | Reply

      • You’re missing the point. Russia and China have been singled out because of what they are. And because of that, some of which you have pointed out in Russia’s case, they pose a threat to the rule of the Anglo-American financial, military-industrial, intelligence, and media complex, aka “Oligarchy”.

        It is beginning to dawn on some people who think of these things, that the monetary system in the trans-Atlantic region is hopelessly bankrupt, which it is. Central banks in Europe and the US pumped billions, and in the case of the US central bank, trillions of dollars to prop up Wall Street and the City of London. Except for weapons of war Western nations import what they once produced, their own productive base idled, and the skilled workers that once worked there unemployed and dummied down. If you know something about the Great Lakes region you know what I’m referring to. Russia and China have clearly chosen a different path and nations in the Global South are eager to join them. This is what is driving the United States and the United Kingdom in particular, into engaging in war against nuclear powers Russia and China.

        The Schiller Institute has proposed an alternative to this insanity with a proposal by Helga Zepp-LaRouche to create a new international security and economic architecture that all nations will benefit from. I urge you to go to the Schiller Institute website to learn more.


        Comment by Thomas Lee Simpson | January 14, 2023 | Reply

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