Takeaways for Russia, India from Merkel’s US visit

13 July 2021 — Indian Punchline

German Chancellor Angela Merkel to visit White House on July 15, will be the first European leader to do so during Biden presidency

A caveat must be added to the famous line by Lord Hastings Lionel Ismay, NATO’s first Secretary General and Winston Churchill’s chief military assistant during the Second World War, that the purpose of the Alliance was “to keep the Soviet Union out, the Americans in, and the Germans down”.

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Black Sea: NATO drill practiced strafing Russian ships

4 July 2021 — Anti-Bellum

Author: Rick Rozoff

NATO reports that it conducted what is described as air defense exercises in the Black Sea on July 2. Evidently the maneuvers were independent of the 32-nation Sea Breeze naval and air exercises occurring simultaneously. And of the recent port visits and participation in exercises by the HMS Defender guided-missile destroyer and the HNLMS Evertsen frigate in the same sea, the first almost triggering an international incident if not a war on June 23.

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Presidents: Georgia, Ukraine share commitment to NATO membership, “de-occupation” of lands from Russia

29 June 2021 — Anti-Bellum

Author: Rick Rozoff

Presidents: Georgia, Ukraine share commitment to NATO membership, “de-occupation” of lands from Russia.

Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili paid a two-day visit to Ukraine earlier this week (her first) and met with her opposite number President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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Germany marks Barbarossa anniversary by deploying warplanes to Russia’s borders, singing birthday song for Hitler

19 June 2021 — Anti-Bellum

Rick Rozoff

Only three days before the 80th anniversary of the German-led Operation Barbarossa invasion of Soviet Russia on June 22, 1941, NATO reports that fifteen German warplanes flew near Russia’s northwest border for four days this month, the 14th-17th.

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NATO Proclamation at Annual Summit Threatens the Peace

17  June 2021 — CovertAction Magazine

By John Quigley

Rethinking NATO Article 5: Challenges to Collective Security in the Cyber EraNATO headquarters in Brussels. [Source: americansecurityproject.org]

Space Attacks and Cyber Attacks Could Now Trigger Military Intervention Under Article 5 of the NATO Treaty

The NATO proclamation—promoted at its annual summit this week—that a cyber attack could trigger Article 5 of the NATO treaty heightens the risk of military confrontation with Russia or China.

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NATO declares China as global security challenge

16 June 2021 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Family Portrait of NATO Allies, Brussels, Belgium, June 14, 2021

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) summit in Brussels on Monday reminds us once again of what a hoax the United States had perpetrated on the former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1990 by assuring him that the western alliance would expand “not one inch eastward” once Moscow allowed German Unification and disbanded the Warsaw Pact.

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China Responds to NATO

15 June 2021 — Internationalist 360°

Rick Rozoff

After months of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg mercilessly – tediously – denouncing Russia and China ahead of yesterday’s summit, the communiqué issued after it finally raised China’s ire. Two of the document’s 79 points addressed China. The second was conciliatory; the first was confrontational. It was the first time the 30-nation military bloc so overtly directed harsh language of that nature at China in an official publication.

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Secretary general: NATO won’t “mirror” Russia, will exponentially outspend, surround it with battle groups

13 June 2021 — Anti-Bellum

Author: Rick Rozoff

Secretary general: NATO won’t “mirror” Russia, will exponentially outspend, surround it with battle groups

Just hours ahead of the NATO summit in Brussels on June 14, the military bloc’s secretary general, Norway’s Jens Stoltenberg, told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble that NATO will continue to expand its military capabilities but will not “mirror” its arch-adversary Russia. And indeed without meaning in the least to do so he spoke the truth.

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Their wars, our lives: The return of anti-militarism

9 June 2021 — Peoples Dispatch

An anti-militaristic spectre is haunting Europe: trade unions, social movements and political organizations are mobilizing against war and against the next NATO summit in Brussels.

by European Secretariat of the International Peoples’ Assembly

September 5-6, 2015, Helsinki, international conference “Nato and Russia in the Baltic Sea Area” organized by “No war-No Nato” committee

On June 14, 2021 NATO will hold a “Summit of Allied Leaders” at its headquarters in Brussels. According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenber, the meeting “is a unique opportunity to reinforce NATO as the enduring embodiment of the bond between Europe and North America.” The summit will follow a “Group of Seven” (G7) meeting of leaders in the UK from June 11-13.
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Heading toward summit: new NATO narrative depicts Russia as threat to world peace

1 June 2021 — Anti-Bellum

Author: Rick Rozoff

Heading toward summit: new NATO narrative depicts Russia as threat to world peace

South America to North Africa, from West Asia to Eastern Europe, from cyberspace to outer space.

To demonstrate how comprehensive, how obsessive, the accusation is, here are compendious specimens:

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