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UKRAINE Encircling Russia: NATO Moving Troops East Raises Danger Of War 17Apr2014

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How To Go To Heaven: http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/how_to_be_saved.html http://www.democracynow.org/2014/4/17/we_are_not_beginning_a_new STEPHEN COHEN: I've never known what "purely defensive weapons" have meant—I mean, presuming they are guns that shoot in only one direction. I mean, it's going to have no effect. I mean, they're talking about giving the Ukrainians maybe some small arms, some night vision stuff, some superior intelligence. They can't give them intelligence information, because the Ukrainian intelligence services, as we know from the tapes we've had, the leaked tapes, and from the CIA secret mission which was exposed to Ukraine, revealed. The real debate going on in NATO—the real debate, because this is a distraction—is what Rasmussen said in your earlier clip—he's the political head of NATO—that we're building up, as we talk, our forces in eastern Europe. Now, understand what's going on here. When we took in—"we" meaning the United States and NATO—all these countries in eastern Europe into NATO, we did not—we agreed with the Russians we would not put forward military installations there. We built some infrastructure—air strips, there's some barracks, stuff like that. But we didn't station troops that could march toward Russia there. Now what NATO is saying, it is time to do that. Now, Russia already felt encircled by NATO member states on its borders. The Baltics are on its borders. If we move the forces, NATO forces, including American troops, to—toward Russia's borders, where will we be then? I mean, it's obviously going to militarize the situation, and therefore raise the danger of war. And I think it's important to emphasize, though I regret saying this, Russia will not back off. This is existential. Too much has happened. Putin—and it's not just Putin. We seem to think Putin runs the whole of the universe. He has a political class. That political class has opinions. Public support is running overwhelmingly in favor of Russian policy. Putin will compromise at these negotiations, but he will not back off if confronted militarily. He will not. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/ukraine-crisis-nato-promises-more-planes-in-the-air-more-ships-on-the-water-and-more-readiness-on-land-on-eastern-borders-9264964.html Ukraine crisis: Nato promises 'more planes in the air, more ships on the water and more readiness on land' on eastern borders Wednesday 16 April 2014 Nato is to harden its military presence in eastern Europe -- including the deployment of RAF warplanes -- in response to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. The secretary general of the Atlantic alliance, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, has promised "more planes in the air, more ships on the water, and more readiness on the land". In advance of new diplomatic negotiations in Geneva tomorrow, Mr Rasmussen called on Moscow to repudiate "the violent actions of well-armed militias or pro-Russian separatists" in a string of cities in eastern Ukraine. Nato's supreme military commander reported, however, that there was no sign of any further Russian build-up close to the Ukrainian border. "The force posture of the Russian forces... has not significantly changed," said General Philip Breedlove. The UK defence secretary, Philip Hammond, has already offered RAF Typhoon aircraft to support Nato air patrols in the Baltic. The Ministry of Defence confirmed that preparations had started for the aircraft to fly to Lithuania. Following a meeting of the North Atlantic Council -- the ambassadors of the 28 Nato countries -- Mr Rasmussen said a series of steps would be taken to reassure jumpy members of the alliance in central and eastern Europe. "Allied ships will deploy to the Baltic Sea, the eastern Mediterranean and elsewhere, as required. Military staff from allied nations will deploy to enhance our preparedness, training and exercises," he said. LINK FOR REST