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Siamese Twins @NATO - Bauer and Breedlove

by Oui Thu Apr 4th, 2024 at 02:39:44 PM EST

Failed US foreign policy embedded in the person of Senator/VP/President Joe Biden ... listen to the war propagandists I have warned about .... War doesn't security make ... Peace does ... lessons for Middle East, Israel and Palestine and the lesson not learned in Ukraine.

General Breedlove was poison for security in Europe ... by extension Rob Bauser is continuing the insanity.

No surprise I caught both of them in a single program.

NATO military committee officer: 'It's not a given that we are in peace' | News Nation - On Balance |

Rob Bauer has a daily podcast on Dutch television ... war is a-coming whether you like it or not. Bad Russians.

The Dutch naval officer in charge of NATO's military committee warns that civilians in Europe and America should prepare for a war with Russia in the next 20 years. Retired Gen. Philip Breedlove, who served as supreme allied commander of NATO from 2013-2016, said these are "serious words."

Today in a progressive "left" newspaper De Volkskrant ... ☹

"The Russians have not yet achieved any strategic objectives, that is why they continue"

Recently I covered new face on Dutch television amongst the right-wing VVD party warmongers ...

NATO Institute Propagating FEAR

Unbelievable bull ... his pay grade, right Joe?

The highest NATO Dutch military Rob Bauer is concerned about our safety. "During a pandemic you want to hear from a doctor about the situation. In a time of war you want to hear from the military about what's going on."

In an extensive interview, the admiral explains where we stand. Nothing can happen to us, right? "We thought that too in the May days of 1940."

The dumbest to teach the dumbest amongst us ...

By afew 10 years ago ...

NATO warns of Russian army build-up on Ukraine border | BBC News - 24 Mar 2014 |

Nato's military commander in Europe has issued a warning about the build-up of Russian forces on Ukraine's border.

Supreme Allied Commander Europe Gen Philip Breedlove said Nato was in particular concerned about the threat to Moldova's Trans-Dniester region.

Russia said its forces east of Ukraine complied with international agreements.

The build-up has been allied with Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, following the removal of Ukraine's pro-Moscow president. [Indeed a coup d'état led by Vicky Nuland and envoy Pyatt]

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsia warned that the risk of war with Russia was growing.

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Demonizing Putin's Russia | by Oui - 26 Apr 2014 |

... but American efforts to isolate Russia ...

Are US Gen. Breedlove and NATO SG Rasmussen imposing policy on its European members? This seems to be new policy designed by the Obama administration as advocated by former NATO Ambassador Ivo Daalder at the Atlantic Council.

"Isolate Putin's Russia so it will become a pariah state."

NATO Secretary General, British Prime Minister, SACEUR discuss Ukraine crisis | 27 Aug 2014 |

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen discussed the impact of the Ukraine crisis on the Alliance's collective security with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) Gen. Philip Breedlove at Allied Command Operations headquarters in Mons, Belgium on Monday (4 August 2014).

The Secretary General said that NATO "stands determined" to defend all Allies against any threat. "We are at a crucial point in history: as we remember the devastation of World War One, our peace and security are once again being tested, now by Russia's aggression against Ukraine. And the criminal downing of Flight MH17 has made clear that a conflict in one part of Europe can have tragic consequences around the world," he said.

Casus belli for an aggressive policy by America and its NATO members across the globe ... Dutch PM Mark Rutte played a prominent role in this disastrous act since July 2014. The Pentagon hit the drum, and Rutte obliged. Parroting the lines of the Pentagon and the White House ever since, falling out with both France and Germany.

Berlin Stunned By Aggressive NATO Propaganda On Ukraine | by Oui @BooMan - 7 March 2015 |

WOW! I've been writing about the NATO propaganda for over a year now, are parts of Europe slowly awakening they have little to say about US military power within the European Community? I always hoped Angela Merkel could withstand meddling by US in the self-interest of the European Union. Hope this is carried forward throughout the western European nations as eastern New-Europe of the Cold War era takes a confrontational stance versus Russia and Putin. Breedlove is VP Biden's man, just as is Vicky Nuland of State, the neocon representative from the State Department on the Ukraine.

      Berlin Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine

      US President Obama supports Chancellor Merkel's efforts at finding a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis. But hawks in Washington seem determined to torpedo Berlin's approach. And NATO's top commander in Europe hasn't been helping either.

      It was quiet in eastern Ukraine last Wednesday. Indeed, it was another quiet day in an extended stretch of relative calm. The battles between the Ukrainian army and the pro-Russian separatists had largely stopped and heavy weaponry was being withdrawn. The Minsk cease-fire wasn't holding perfectly, but it was holding.

      On that same day, General Philip Breedlove, the top NATO commander in Europe, stepped before the press in Washington.

      The 'Super Hawk'

      But Breedlove hasn't been the only source of friction. Europeans have also begun to see others as hindrances in their search for a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine conflict. First and foremost among them is Victoria Nuland, head of European affairs at the US State Department. She and others would like to see Washington deliver arms to Ukraine and are supported by Congressional Republicans as well as many powerful Democrats.

NATO commander warns about deteriorating situation in Ukraine | WaPo - 25 Feb 2015 | [cached]

In appearances on Capitol Hill and at the Pentagon, Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Europe, gave a decidedly pessimistic account of the Ukrainian conflict. He also predicted that Russia's success in destabilizing Ukraine would embolden President Vladi­mir Putin to sow divisions elsewhere as part of a strategy to weaken NATO politically and expand Moscow's influence in the region.

With the Obama administration wrestling with the question of whether to respond more aggressively by providing arms to the Ukrainian government, Breedlove acknowledged that such a move would be a gamble. "I can't tell you what is going on inside Mr. Putin's head," he said, adding that U.S. officials are unsure whether sending arms to Kiev would cause Russia to back down, or escalate the war.

"We have to be cognizant that if we arm the Ukrainians, it could cause positive results. It could cause negative results. But what we're doing right now is not changing the results on the ground," he said during testimony before the House Armed Services Committee.

Right Sektor and US Military Oppose Diplomatic Solution to Ukraine Crisis In East | 25 Aug 2015 |

Ukraine political solution possible, all Poroshenko needs to do is get backing from his Nazi cohorts who won the Battle of Maidan. Every time talks are underway for a political breakthrough, the Right Sektor threatens to move on Kyiv and NATO under US command of Gen. Breedlove starts their sabre-rattling to provoke the Russians. The Obama administration is compliant with additional sanctions on Putin and his close allies. The US working towards regime change in Moscow? To what goal, more turmoil in a nation with nuclear arms?

How a new Cold War with Russia evolved ...

"US military cooperation with Ukraine from cradle to death."

Trump's Revival of anti-EU Sentiment in Warsaw | 6 July 2017 |

Today's Poland is run by a fascist leadership with similar appeals to its citizens as Trump has in America: nationalist and anti-immigration rhetoric or rather against asylum-seekers from outside of the EU. Poland has welcomed a flow of migrants from neighbouring Ukraine which is suffering from economic woes and corruption.

The Series of Foolhardy, Costly Mistakes NATO Made

Ball in West’s court, new realities in Ukraine: what Lavrov told ambassadors | MFA Russia |

According to the top diplomat, Russia is waiting for the West to take the first step in resolving the conflict

Almost all the countries of the Global South, on which the West is calling to attend meetings on a settlement in Ukraine, want to convey the message that consultations without Russia's participation are pointless, "but the West won't stop this. They are driven by the desire to do everything possible to inflict a strategic defeat on Russia."

West’s role and dead-end Zelensky ’formula’

Russia realized after the deal tentatively reached at the 2022 Istanbul talks suddenly fell through that they should be negotiating about a settlement in Ukraine not with the country’s nominal leader, President Vladimir Zelensky, but rather with those who are pulling his strings and to whom he answers.

"The [Zelensky] formula is well known, it has been published, it is an ultimatum demanding that Russia surrender, capitulate, retreat to the 1991 borders. True, recently, Mr. Zelensky ’kindly’ said that it is possible to start from the February 2022 border. Well, there is no harm in dreaming.

The West, if it is ready to move away from Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky's dead-end ’peace formula,’ should say this itself: ‘It's not Russia’s move to make’."

"The situation is a stalemate, but we are not the ones who brought it to a stalemate."

Russia has "repeatedly shown its good will" and is always ready to show it again: "It was not us who destroyed the Istanbul Document - everyone knows that very well. It was not us who passed the laws prohibiting negotiations with Ukraine, and it was not us who came up with ultimatums in the form of the ’Zelensky formula' and other variations."

NATO and security

Western countries are trying to force all NATO members to sign up for mandatory assistance to Kiev "through strict stick discipline." The West's arguments that NATO membership will ensure Ukraine's security are contradictory and defy logic.

Today's headline on blogs like MofA ...

The Ukrainian Army Is No Longer Mechanized | MofA |

Related reading ...

Zelensky Steps Closer to Mobilization Plunge Amid Dire Warnings

Finally Zelensky lowers conscription age to 25 years old  criticism Rada Verkova

Zelenskiy Lowers Conscription Age, Says Kyiv Doesn't Need To Mobilize 500,000 Troops | RFERL |


Good idea Mark ... zero protest ... soon the bullits will be flying 😡

Military conscription under consideration in the Netherlands: Report

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Apr 7th, 2024 at 05:25:12 PM EST

While the PVV fights for the Netherlands, the billions fly abroad on a Friday afternoon.

Insanity Reigns ... Warmonger selling out the Dutch people for personal honor and glory as future Secretary General of NATO ... Joe Biden loves Mark Rutte.

Biden paves way for Mark Rutte to lead NATO -- and confront Putin | Politico |

The American president's support helps clear the path for Rutte to take over the job later this year.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Apr 12th, 2024 at 09:33:48 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Apr 12th, 2024 at 10:00:41 PM EST
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Has a better connection to war party of Zelenskyy in Central Ukraine who already lost Eastern part, Russian speaking Ukraine and Naval port Sevastopol on Crimea. Will keep fighting till the last Ukrainian or any able mercenary. It's a bloody affront to repeat the Big Lie, fighting a war for our security.

The negotiations for a new coalition are made more difficult as the budget keeps shifting to more NATO funding and less investment at home. More austerity measures coming which will cause economic misery for many. Ban these fu*king managers with no vision, poor policy for the working class, education and culture. Mind blowing insanity ...

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Apr 13th, 2024 at 03:02:48 PM EST
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Boris had a peace formula in his hands ... his Boers arrogance with Joe covering hos back, reached for an Orwellian adventure to write ✍️ his own heroics for history. True, Winston Churchill had many failures from the Afrikaner concentration camp, war crimes and the smashing defeat at the hands of the Ottomans at the Dardanelles ... yearly commemorated by the Australian "heroes" died in the slaughter. No lessons learned from history.

The West - and Britain - must 'snap out of our sleep-walk', former PM Johnson says

If Russia defeats Ukraine it will be a "turning point in history", former UK prime minister Boris Johnson says.

Writing in the Daily Mail, he criticised Western countries for not providing Ukraine with the weapons it needs to defeat Russia.

"Every week in which we fail to do the obvious -- and give the Ukrainians the weapons they need -- is a week in which Putin gets closer to his disgusting ambition, to torture a European country to death.

"Every day the pressure on the Ukrainians is growing -- and yet the solution is within our grasp."

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Apr 13th, 2024 at 03:05:29 PM EST
The West can deliver all sorts of weapons, but the Ukraine has lost a decisive number of able-bodied men on the frontline of EU capitalism.

Russia-Ukraine war latest: Putin 'may launch all-out bid to seize second city' - as Western officials fear major Russian advance | Sky News |

Russia has launched fresh strikes on critical infrastructure - with Kyiv residents told to cut energy consumption every night for the rest of 2024. Meanwhile, Western officials reportedly fear a major Russian advance - amid concerns Vladimir Putin could launch an attempt to seize Kharkiv.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Apr 13th, 2024 at 03:09:10 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Apr 13th, 2024 at 03:10:22 PM EST
Denying Russia's only strategy for success ISW Fred Kagan.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Apr 13th, 2024 at 03:12:55 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Apr 13th, 2024 at 03:14:00 PM EST
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< wipes tears >

excised from G7 "media" eNTiTieS by vigilant mis/dis/malinformation ministry surgeons

by Cat on Sun Apr 14th, 2024 at 06:47:12 PM EST
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h/t b @MofA

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Apr 13th, 2024 at 03:16:03 PM EST
Russia pounds Ukrainian energy, military-industrial sites in precision strikes over week | TASS |

Russian forces gained advantageous positions and repulsed 23 Ukrainian army counterattacks in the Donetsk area where the enemy lost over 3,000 troops and three tanks in the past week, the Defense Ministry reported

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Apr 13th, 2024 at 03:17:03 PM EST
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Ukraine says eastern front has 'deteriorated significantly' | DW News |

Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment | ISW - 13 April 2024 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Apr 14th, 2024 at 06:09:09 PM EST
Israel will 'exact a price' for Iran attack when timing right, minister says

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Apr 14th, 2024 at 07:05:43 PM EST

Israeli minister Itamar Ben Gvir calls for 'crushing attack' on Iran | MME |

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Apr 14th, 2024 at 07:06:39 PM EST
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Israeli minister Itamar Ben Gvir calls for 'crushing attack' on Iran | MME |

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Apr 14th, 2024 at 07:08:15 PM EST
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Gantz: Iran will pay the price in 'correct manner and time' | JPost |

"The event is not over"

Far-right National Security Minister MK Itamar Ben-Gvir called Gantz's comments "hollow western slogans by those who remain deep in the conception. In order to create deterrence in the Middle East, the boss must go nuts," Ben-Gvir wrote on X. In a video statement earlier on Sunday, Ben-Gvir said that "Israel's cannot give a fumbling response," adding that "policies of containment and proportionality passed from the world on October 7."

In a video statement of his own, on Sunday, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich said that "this is the time for leadership that is capable of returning deterrence that has the courage to restore security to the citizens of Israel, not with slogans, but with action."

"The eyes of the entire Middle East and the entire world are on the State of Israel. If our reaction resonates throughout the Middle East for generations to come - we will win," he added.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Apr 14th, 2024 at 07:10:12 PM EST
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John Bolton Admits on Live TV He 'Has Helped Plan Coups d'État' | Common Dreams |

"It's a wild quote because he admits on camera to planning coups while declaring he's brilliant," said Nina Turner. "Apparently not brilliant enough to not admit that on camera!"

"America in one clip," More Perfect Union's Jordan Zakarin said of the interview, describing Bolton as "a bloodthirsty right-wing war hawk" who was given a platform to "brazenly admit to secret war crimes without worrying about any consequences whatsoever."

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Apr 15th, 2024 at 12:55:30 PM EST

Thinking the Maidan massacre of 24-02-2014 with Nuland and Pyatt , Colour Revolutions and the Syrian "Uprising" with US envoy Robert Ford in Hama.

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Apr 15th, 2024 at 12:56:14 PM EST
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Unfortunately in recent years the EU has become biased pro-Israel with a number of nations leading: Germany-Hungary-The Netherlands with Mark Rutte and his VVD party. Also Poland, France under Macron and the UK of course have set the tone in disinformation and war rhetoric. Europe under the force of Islamophobia, funded by Israel and its proxies in the US, has turned sharp right into populism edging towards fascism. The MEP elections in June will make this quite clear.

I am truly shocked by the daily headlines on national news broadcasts, think tanks are a copy of AEI and Hudson Institute, and the newspaper with the largest circulation De Telegraaf support for Geert Wilders. Acts by Israel are applauded for every "terrorist" liquidated. Judgement by the ICJ is rejected. The opposition forces of Iran have gained ground inside Europe. If it will take another genocide or war of choice is of no concern. The EU sees a lot of benefit profit in a war economy similar to the AmericFirst! policy of Trump and emboldened under Biden. Two wars of choice should have been prevented. The EU as a possible contender as an economic force has been eliminated. It's a two-way horse race between the US and China now. Israel will be a lonely location in coming years ...

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Apr 17th, 2024 at 06:21:35 PM EST
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As reality sinks in by military analysts, not by politicians following US-UK leads ...

NATO isn't prepared for war with Russia | General Sir Richard Shirreff |

General Sir Richard Shirreff, former deputy supreme allied commander Europe joins Frontline to discuss the challenges facing NATO as it celebrates its 75th anniversary, and updates from the war in Ukraine.

General Sir Alexander Richard David Shirreff is an Associate Fellow within the Global Fellowship Initiative of the GCSP

Sir Richard Shirreff was born in Kenya in 1955 where he spent his early years. Educated in England at Oundle and Exeter College, Oxford (Modern History), he was commissioned from Sandhurst into the 14th/20th King's Hussars in 1978.

His regimental service was spent in Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, the Gulf and, while attached to 6th Queen Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifles for a year, Hong Kong and Brunei. He commanded The King's Royal Hussars 1994-1996. He attended the Army Staff Course at Camberley in 1987, the Higher Command and Staff Course in 1999 and the Foundation Term of the Royal College of Defence Studies in 2003.

Staff posts have included: Chief of Staff, Headquarters 33 Armoured Brigade; Military Assistant to the last Commander-in-Chief, British Army of the Rhine and Commander Northern Army Group; Colonel Army Plans in the MOD; Principal Staff Officer to the Chief of Defence Staff; and Chief of Staff HQ LAND Command.

He commanded 7th Armoured Brigade 1999-2000, amongst other things forming the core of a multinational brigade in Kosovo and 3rd (UK) Division from 2005-2007. During this time the divisional HQ deployed as HQ Multinational Division South East in Iraq between July 2006 and January 2007. He has commanded on operations at every level from platoon to division. This has included combat in the Gulf War of 1991 as a tank squadron leader, counter-insurgency operations in the infantry role in Northern Ireland (three tours), together with Iraq and Kosovo.

He qualified as a military parachutist in 2005.

Assuming command of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps in December 2007, apart from preparing the Corps for deployment in support of ISAF, he also oversaw the relocation of the Corps from Germany to the United Kingdom.

He served as the 27th DSACEUR from 3rd March 2011 until 1 April 2014.

Old warriors never die, they just pass on warmongering doctrine to future generations ... war rhetoric swallowed as a piece of pie.

Former Nato commander's new book predicts invasion of Baltic as Putin bids to 'make Russia a great power again'

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The Future of NATO and European Security | 10 June 2017 |

The report was prepared by the AIV's Peace and Security Committee (CVV), consisting of Professor J.J.C. (Joris) Voorhoeve (chair), Lieutenant General (ret.) M.L.M. Urlings (vice-chair), Professor E. Bakker, D.J. Barth, A.J. (Arend Jan) Boekestijn, L.F.F. Casteleijn, Professor J. Colijn, Dr N. van Dam, Dr N. de Deugd, Dr M. Drent, Professor I. Duyvesteyn, P.C. Feith, Dr A.R. Korteweg and Lieutenant General (ret.) Dr D. Starink. The executive secretary was Ms M.E. Kwast-van Duursen, assisted by M.L.I. van Laake and Ms R.M.
Guldemond (trainees). The civil service liaison officers were J.W.K. Glashouwer of the Ministry of Defence and B. Wels of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Chased member Dutch parliament for the VVD, defense "analyst" I call a populist, right-wing warmonger in his presentations and podcasts with colleague Roob de Wijk ... formerly advisors to the "peace" Institute Clingendael. They are not educated in the political science of peace, only antagonizing opponents from the "left" and war planning. Favorite sons of newspaper De Telegraaf.

The last Mohican of the true Institute for Peace Studies by H.J. Neuman [polemology].

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Apr 17th, 2024 at 07:34:09 PM EST
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Next NATO manager ... succeeding Jens Stoltenberg.

In Dutch parliament on question, "what is the end game of NATO and Zelensky?" Dutch caretaker PM Mark Rutte replied: "Do not overestimate Putin ... he is not a strong man ..."


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