Kiev Snipers: Mystery Solved By Henry Kamens

17 May 2014 — New Eastern Outlook

Despite all the reporting on Ukraine, there is one aspect of the war which, perhaps not surprisingly, has not made it to most media outlets. The democratic West has largely ignored the revelation made by the Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, in an intercepted phone discussion with  EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton, that “that there is growing evidence that the snipers were under the control of the new Kiev authorities, and that the same snipers were shooting BOTH police and protesters!

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Stop NATO News: March 9, 2012: NATO Announces Largest-Ever Cyber Warfare Spending

9 March 2012 — Stop NATO

  • Russia To Block Any UN Syrian Action Implying Use Of Force
  • Syrian, Iranian Neighbor: U.S. In Joint Air Exercise In Turkey
  • NATO Signs New Cooperation Agreement With Georgia
  • Bloc’s Caucasus Envoy: Georgia Getting Closer To NATO
  • Saakashvili: Future Of Georgia, Azerbaijan Is In NATO And EU
  • U.S., Philippines To Hold Large-Scale War Games Near Spratlys
  • Sixth Aircraft Carrier: U.S. Shifting More Military Muscle To Pacific
  • NATO Announces Largest-Ever Cyber Warfare Spending
  • Canada Conducts Another Arctic Military Exercise
  • U.S. Navy Pursues “Road Map To The Arctic

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Stop NATO News: February 29, 2012: “Nightmare For Invader”: Georgia Is NATO States’ Window To Caucasus

29 February 2012 — Stop NATO

  • Attacks On Syria, Iran Would Overwhelm Armenia With Refugees
  • Russian Expert: Azerbaijan’s Territory May Be Used To Strike Iran
  • “Nightmare For Invader”: Georgia Is NATO States’ Window To Caucasus
  • Georgian Foreign Minister In Israel To Discuss “Regional Security Issues”
  • Saakashvili: NATO Afghan Operation Provides Training For Local Conflicts
  • Labor Party Calls On Opposition To Demand Georgia’s Afghan Withdrawal

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Stop NATO News: February 25, 2012: Syria: Clinton Calls China, Russia “Despicable,” Demands Regime Change

25 February 2012 — Stop NATO News

  • Syria: Clinton Calls China, Russia “Despicable,” Demands Regime Change
  • Two NATO Soldiers Killed In Afghan Capital
  • U.S. Increases Military Presence In Strait Of Hormuz
  • Kyrgyz President: U.S. Air Base Should Not Be Used Against Iran
  • U.S. Leads Airborne Exercise In Mali
  • Saakashvili: Georgia Finds Safety In European Family, NATO

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Stop NATO news: February 14, 2012: Pentagon: Obama Asks Congress For $613 Billion Defense Budget

14 February 2012012

  • Pentagon: Obama Asks Congress For $613 Billion Defense Budget
  • U.S. Special Operations Command Wants Operations In Asia, Africa, Latin America
  • Russia To Deploy New Air Defense Systems On Border
  • China Opposed To Expanding U.S. Military Presence In Asia-Pacific
  • NATO Strengthens Ties With Armenia
  • Venezuela Slams NATO Powers For Pushing Syrian Government Overthrow
  • Georgia’s Saakashvili: U.S. Visit ‘Strategic Breakthrough’
  • Afghanistan: Georgian Foreign Ministers Meets With Top NATO Commander
  • Pakistan Summons U.S. Ambassador Over Balochistan Interference
  • U.S. Air Forces In Europe Commander Visits Turkish Air Base

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Stop NATO News: February 6, 2012

6 February 2012Stop NATO

  • Pentagon Chief: NATO Core Of Network Of Partnerships Across The Globe
  • NATO Missile Radar In Turkey Will Be Run From German Air Base
  • Russia To Build Defenses Against NATO Missile Threat
  • U.S.-NATO Missile System: Russia May Boost Nuclear Potential
  • Clinton: Series Of Joint U.S.-Bulgarian War Games This Year
  • Munich: Saakashvili Baits Russia On ‘Arab Sping’
  • Defense Chief: U.S. To Arm Georgia Against Russia
  • U.S. Guided Missile Warship Concludes Visit To Morocco
  • No Role For Military Blocs In Asia: China
  • Ex-State Department Hand: India Key For U.S. Efforts To Contain China
  • U.S. Military Expansion Into Asia: ‘Places Not Bases’

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Stop NATO News: January 25, 2012

25 January 2012012

  • Fifth Generation Warplanes And U.S. Global ‘Domain Dominance’
  • Ex-President: Saakashvili May Draw Georgia Into War With Iran
  • U.S.-Japan Military Exercises Underscore New Strategy Guidance Focus
  • Pakistan: Opposition Parties Stage Walk-Out In Senate Over U.S. Drone Strikes
  • U.S., Czech Defense Chiefs Discuss ‘Unequivocal’ NATO Ties
  • Defense Minister Wants Czech Troops In Afghanistan For Two More Years

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Stop NATO news: November 24, 2011

24 November 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO Encirclement: Russia Strikes Back With Missile Warning
  • Chicago NATO Summit Can Be Point Of No Return For Missile Crisis
  • Russia’s Tough Talk On Missile Defense Reveals Impatience With U.S.
  • Syria: France, Turkey Push Foreign Intervention
  • Russia Determined Not To Repeat Libyan Scenario In Syria
  • NATO Troops Launch Fresh Assault On Kosovo Serbs
  • Russia To Find Way To Support Kosovo Serbs: Envoy
  • U.S. Guided Missile Destroyer In Portugal For Antisubmarine Warfare Drills
  • Full Spectrum Operations: U.S. Trains Botswana Armed Forces
  • Pakistan: NATO Tanker Bombed, Main Road Blocked
  • Saakashvili: Reagan More Urgent In Georgia Than Ever Before

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Stop NATO news: November 23, 2011: U.S. Halts Cooperation With Russia On European Arms Treaty

23 November 2011 — Stop NATO

  • U.S. Halts Cooperation With Russia On European Arms Treaty
  • Russia Could Field Missiles Over Failure To Reach Antimissile Deal
  • Western Elites Turn Focus On Chicago NATO, G-8 Summits
  • West Uses Middle East Events To Regain Lost Positions: Russian Foreign Minister
  • Video And Text: Former Senator Says U.S. Is Drunkard Charging To War With Anyone
  • NATO Command Uses Asian, African War Experience For 21st Century Global Missions
  • U.S. State Department Sets Up ‘Conflict and Stabilization Operations’ Bureau
  • Pushing Entire System Of International Relations Into Chaos: Russia Criticizes Western Military Intervention In Troubled Countries
  • U.S. Non-Compliant With European Arms Treaty
  • Georgia’s Mikheil Saakashvili: Call Kosovo’s Hashim Thaci

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Stop NATO News: November 11, 2011

11 November 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Africa: NATO, AFRICOM And The New White Man’s Burden
  • Russia Should Prevent Military Strikes On Iran: Leading Parliamentarian
  • U.S. To Replicate NATO, NATO Missile Shield In Asia-Pacific
  • Lithuania: NATO Gathers Over 200 Energy Experts To Support Global Military Missions
  • Afghan War: NATO Rotates Georgian Cannon Fodder
  • Rasmussen Hails Georgian Outpost, Vows NATO’s Door Is Open
  • NATO Chieftain Visits Georgian Military Base, Inspects Afghan War Troops
  • North Atlantic Council: Georgia Will Be Member Of NATO
  • Saakashvili To Rasmussen: Bring Me A NATO Jacket
  • NATO Caucasus, Central Asia Representative Praises Georgia’s Integration, Pledges Membership

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: October 8, 2011

8 October 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Video And Text: NATO Attack Helicopters Help Level Sirte
  • Russian Envoy: U.S.-NATO Build Proxy Armies In Afghanistan And Libya, Establish Permanent Presence
  • Ten Years In Afghanistan. How Many More To Come?
  • After Ten Years Of War, Peace Eludes Afghanistan
  • NATO Has Trained Over 7,000 Czech Troops In Afghan War Theater
  • Gravest Threat To Russia: U.S.-NATO Interceptor Missiles In Arctic
  • Lithuania: NATO Holds Exercise To Prepare Global Response Force
  • Sarkozy Baits Russia In Tbilisi
  • Sarkozy Demands European Monitors In Abkhazia, South Ossetia
  • Eyes On NATO, EU: Saakashvili Praises Sarkozy’s Speech

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Stop NATO News March 13, 2011

13 March — Stop NATO

1. Venezuela Says U.S., NATO Preparing For War In Libya
2. NATO’s Threat
3. African Union Gives Rebuff To NATO Intervention Plans In Libya
4. Russia Opposes Foreign Military Intervention In Libya
5. Armenia: NATO’s Third Partner In The Caucasus
6. Afghanistan’s Karzai: U.S., NATO Should Halt Operations From:
7. New NATO Soldiers Killed In Southern Afghanistan From: Rick Rozoff
8. After Trump Meeting: Saakashvili Says Georgia Is Model For Former Soviet States, North Africa
9. Donald Trump: Saakashvili One Of The Great Leaders Of The World
10. Philippines: Farmers, Church Groups Oppose U.S. War Games From: Rick Rozoff
11. NATO Oil Tankers Torched In Pakistan

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Georgia vs Russia: Fanning the flames By Eric Walberg

2 March, 2010 — Eric Walberg

Will there be another war in the Caucasus? This is a smoldering issue on more than one front, finds Eric Walberg, in the first of a two-part analysis of the spectre of conflict in this crucial crossroads

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the world expected a new era of peace and disarmament. But what happened? Instead of diminishing, US and NATO presence throughout Europe, the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Central Asia rapidly increased, and the world experienced one war after another — in the Caucasus, Yugoslavia, Iraq and Afghanistan, each one hotter and more horrible than the last. And we are far from seeing the end to the savagery now unleashed by the anti-communist jinni.

Though a pokey backwater for the past millennium, the south Caucasus is now a key battleground, the “critical strategic crossroads in 21st century geopolitics”, writes analyst Rick Rozoff, the focus of ambitious energy transit projects and a military corridor reaching from Western Europe to East Asia, controlled (or not so “controlled”) from Washington and Brussel.

Surely peace in this vital region should be a paramount goal for both Russia and the West, for their own reasons — Russia because, well because it is there and its cultural and economic links are vital to Russia’s well being. The US, if only to benefit economically, since peace everywhere is a boon to economic well being and logically should be blessed by the world’s superpower, whether or not it is a benevolent one.

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Black Sea Crisis Deepens As US-NATO Threat To Iran Grows By Rick Rozoff

16 September, 2009 — Global ResearchStop NATO

Tensions are mounting in the Black Sea with the threat of another conflict between U.S. and NATO client state Georgia and Russia as Washington is manifesting plans for possible military strikes against Iran in both word and deed.

Referring to Georgia having recently impounded several vessels off the Black Sea coast of Abkhazia, reportedly 23 in total this year, the New York Times wrote on September 9 that “Rising tensions between Russia and Georgia over shipping rights to a breakaway Georgian region have opened a potential new theater for conflict between the countries, a little more than a year after they went to war.” [1]

Abkhazian President Sergei Bagapsh ordered his nation’s navy to respond to Georgia’s forceful seizure of civilian ships in neutral waters, calling such actions what they are – piracy – by confronting and if need be sinking Georgian navy and coast guard vessels. The Georgian and navy and coast guard are trained by the United States and NATO.

The spokesman of the Russian Foreign Ministry addressed the dangers inherent in Georgia’s latest provocations by warning “They risk aggravating the military and political situation in the region and could result in serious armed incidents.” [2]

On September 15 Russia announced that its “border guards will detain all vessels that violate Abkhazia’s maritime border….” [3]

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Confronting Russia? U.S. Marines In The Caucasus By Rick Rozoff

4 September, 2009 — Global Research

On August 21 the chief of the U.S. Marine Corps, General James Conway, arrived in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi to begin the training of his host country’s military for deployment to the Afghan war theater under the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

“During the meeting the sides discussed a broad spectrum of Georgian-U.S bilateral relations and the situation in Georgia’s occupied territory.”[1] Occupied territory(ies) meant Abkhazia and South Ossetia, now independent nations with Russian troops stationed in both.

Conway met with Georgian Defense Minister Davit (Vasil) Sikharulidze, who on the same day gave an interview to the Associated Press in which he said that the training provided by the U.S. Marine Corps could be employed, in addition to counterinsurgency operations in South Asia, in his country’s “very difficult security environment.”

Associated Press reported that “Asked if he was referring to the possibility of another war with Russia, he said, ‘In general, yes.'”

The Georgian defense chief added, “This experience will be important for the Georgian armed forces itself — for the level of training.”[2]

Sikharulidze was forced to retract his comments within hours of their utterance, and not because they weren’t true but because they were all too accurate. The Pentagon was not eager to have this cat be let out of the bag.

Three days later American military instructors arrived in Georgia on the heels of the visit of Marine Commandant Conway, whose previous campaigns included the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the first assault on Fallujah in that nation in 2004.

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Yana AMELINA: Georgia: Russia Should Finish the Job

7 August, 2009 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The anniversary of the Georgian aggression against South Ossetia is the time to assess how the situation in Eurasia has changed since Russia and Georgia passed the point of no return on August 8, 2008.

Clearly, the relations between the two countries will never revert to their previous state. Currently Russia and Georgia are locked in a conflict tantamount to an unannounced war, and even a regime change in Tbilisi would not do for a recovery. The current political landscape has been created by serious mistakes made both by Tbilisi and by Russia, but the share of responsibility of the former is much greater than that of the latter.

Contrary to the mounting empirical evidence, the Russian leadership used to believe that the politics of appeasement in dealing with the chronically aggressive Georgia would eventually help to stabilize the situation around the then-unrecognized South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Moscow carelessly betrayed Ajaria when Georgia regained control over it by force. Furthermore, Russia, largely under the influence of the untamed Georgian lobby in Moscow, did not react last September when the Tbilisi regime routed the opposition including its more or less pro-Russian fractions. As a result, the part of the political spectrum in Georgia oriented towards Moscow was totally erased and currently Russia is left without potential political partners in the country.

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