“Provoked” NATO expansion, “unprovoked” Ukraine war, and the Dire “China threat”

Wednesday, 15 March 2023 — CovertAction Magazine

By Felix Abt

https://i0.wp.com/ansage.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/bidenseleksny.jpg?resize=696%2C725&ssl=1A scene like something out of a third-rate mafia movie: producer, screenwriter and director (left) leaves this Orthodox church in Kyiv with his leading actor (right)—neither is Orthodox—taking leisurely steps, while sirens wail warning of an imminent Russian bombing. Although Moscow was briefed by Washington before this visit to avoid a dangerous incident, The Independent, representing the bellicose mainstream media, enthusiastically cheered: “Biden defies safety warnings and air raid sirens for moment of history in Kyiv.” [Source: img.buzzfeed.com]

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Words but no Weapons

Thursday, 23 February 2023 — The van says…

For all the bluster coming from the likes of Stoltenberg, hard facts will force hard decisions on the part of the collective West in the months to come. NATO helped to start a hot war, but everyone except the Russians are being left out in the cold.


Those regarding the situation in Eastern Europe objectively cannot have failed to notice that as fast as the Ukraine’s fortunes plummet, the begging from Kiev as well as the promises from the West soar. In spite of the hot air and pledges being banded around in the Western world, it is becoming increasingly clear that neither firearms nor fate favor Kiev as it moves into the future. This longer article shall examine how and why even the biggest moves by Zelenskiy’s Western allies will not alter the course of events in the Ukraine.

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With tanks on the way, Nato is inching toward full-scale war with Russia

Tuesday, 7 February 2023 — Jonathan Cook

Increasingly, the Ukraine war looks like a feature – rather than a bug – of Washington’s post-Cold War planning

Middle East Eye – 7 February 2023

Almost as soon as major Nato countries, led by the US, promised to supply Ukraine with battle tanks, the cry went up warning that tanks alone would be unlikely to turn the war’s tide against Russia.

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NATO Continues Its Disarmament

Tuesday, 31 January 2023 — Moon of Alabama

NATO is continuing its disarmament mission.

France to send an extra 12 powerful Caesar howitzers to Ukraine

French Defence Minister Sebastien Lecornu’s announcement that France will send 12 additional Caesar howitzers to Kyiv is “clearly important for the Ukrainians, particularly the Caesar artillery system”, said FRANCE 24 Chief Foreign Editor Robert Parsons.

“They’ve been very successful in Ukraine, so the Ukrainians will be delighted, I am sure, to get another 12. I think that brings that total to over 40 now, closing on 50 Caesars in Ukraine.

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NATO will confront Russia in West Africa

Tuesday, 2 January 2023 — Vanessa Beeley

Nikolay Dmitrievich Plotnikov – Head of the Center for Scientific and Analytical Information

vanessa beeley

Why Mauritania is turning into an alliance outpost in the region – a recent report by Nikolay Dmitrievich Plotnikov outlines the potential for a new NATO front with Russia with Mauritania converted into a NATO alliance outpost in the region.

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Ukraine war tolls death knell for NATO

Sunday,25 December 2022 — Indian Punchline


President Vladimir Putin addressed an expanded meeting of the Russian Defence Ministry Board, Moscow, Dec. 21, 2022

The defining moment in US President Joe Biden’s press conference at the White House last Wednesday, during President Zelensky’s visit, was his virtual admission that he is constrained in the proxy war in Ukraine, as European allies don’t want a war with Russia.

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Bullying Belgrade

Wednesday, 2 November 2022 — The van says…

With the exception of Hungary, Serbia has become an island surrounded as a sea of Atlanticists and aspirants attempt to play a western game in Eastern Europe


Over the last month, several statements have been made by the EU in Brussels as well as its member states as they attempt to pressure Serbia into acting against Russia as the West moves against the East. This shorter article will look at Serbia, the role it plays in Europe as well as what the future may hold as the West attempts to halt a presently unstoppable Russia. This short article is looking to the current situation rather than looking at affairs over the last few decades.
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The War that NATO cannot Fight

Thursday, 27 October 2022 — The van says…

It may not (officially) be happening yet, but that’s not to say that it won’t in the future


From the outset, the current conflict being waged in the Ukraine has been NATO’s war against the East. Washington and its allies know as well as anyone that a resurgent Russia as well as a China that becomes more powerful by the day present a clear and present danger to a West that is sitting on a precipice of its own making. In this article, we will examine certain potential events from the author’s perspective between NATO and the East, these being a continuation of the commitments that have already been made by the Western establishment.
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Wicked Leaks – Part 1: How The Media Quarantined Evidence On Nord Stream Sabotage

Wednesday, 26 October 2022 — Media Lens

Last week, Alex Nunns, author of ‘The Candidate – Jeremy Corbyn’s Improbable Path To Power’ and former Corbyn speechwriter, described the current assault on democracy within the Labour Party:

‘What’s happening in the Labour Party is new. The Labour right, having had the shock of their lives in 2015, are now intent on eradicating the left entirely. This isn’t how their predecessors thought. It’s a new departure in Labour history that’ll have long term consequences.’

So why the change?
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Russia’s homage to Nord Stream pipelines

Saturday, 22 October 2022 — Indian Punchline


Who stands to gain? First pictures of Nord Stream pipeline show 50 metre hole after “powerful explosions” confirming sabotage.

David Brinkley, the legendary American newscaster with a career that spanned an amazing fifty-four years from World War II once said that a successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. How many American statesmen ever practised this noble thought inherited from Jesus Christ remains doubtful.

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A war Russia set to win

Monday, 17 October 2022 — The Tribune

The Europeans have been nicely played by the Americans

Former Ambassador MK Bhadrakumar

Two massive terrorist strikes misfired spectacularly and a terrible beauty is born in the Ukraine war. These two carefully planned attacks in quick succession — on Nord Stream gas pipelines and Crimean Bridge — were intended as a knockout blow to Russia. According to President Vladimir Putin, people ‘who want to finally sever ties between Russia and the EU, weaken Europe’ are behind the Nord Stream blasts. He named the US, Ukraine and Poland as ‘beneficiaries’.
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The United States declares war on Russia, Germany, the Netherlands and France

Tuesday, 4 October 2022 — Voltaire Network

Thierry Meyssan

While the international press treats the sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipelines as a news item, we analyze it as an act of war against Germany and the European Union. Indeed, the three gas supply routes to Western Europe have been cut off simultaneously, while at the same time a new gas pipeline has been opened to Poland.

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Attack on Nord Stream kills prospects for dialogue in Ukraine

Wednesday, 28 September 2022 — Indian Punchline


The three leaks that were discovered on Monday at the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines connecting Russia with Germany — one after another within hours of each other in the exclusive economic zones of Sweden and Denmark — were caused by blasts. Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde tweeted that the blasts “are consequences of detonations, probably caused by sabotage. We continue to collect information and do not rule out any cause, actor or motive.”

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Europe, more than Putin, must shoulder the blame for the energy crisis

The same arrogant, self-righteous posturing from the West that fuelled the Ukraine war is now plunging Europe into recession

Middle East Eye – 14 September 2022

Outraged western leaders are threatening a price cap on imports of Russian natural gas after Moscow cut supplies to Europe this month, deepening an already dire energy and cost-of-living crisis. In response, Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Europe will “freeze” this winter unless there is a change of tack.

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