This was for an earlier war, but it still resonates. Pope Francisco and HH are adamant and united… GIVE PEACE A CHANCE! The sectarian bozos cheer on nuclear war, for that would bring on the “Rapture” (or so their loopy theology states). That’s what’s at stake, kids…
On Wednesday, 27 May, Radio Prague reported that the new Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Czech General Petr Pavel (who takes over on 1 June) stated at the Our Security conference held in Prague that the Russian forces can occupy the Baltic States and capture Kiev in two days. General Pavel emphasised that if Russian forces intervened in the Baltic States and the Ukraine, NATO forces “couldn’t respond adequately” to such a situation. Pavel accentuated that, in its current state, NATO isn’t able to respond to changing situations quickly, “The measures that Europe takes in response to the threat posed by Russia and ISIS are strikingly ineffective”. Pavel believes that the weak point is the NATO decision-making process. NATO has 28 countries as members, and they all have to agree. Meanwhile, Russia can make decisions in a matter of hours. One should note that the high-ranking US Army figures previously stated that in the case of a direct aggression to a NATO country, the Pentagon wouldn’t wait for a common solution from the entire bloc, it’d immediately take measures to repel the aggression.
27 May 2015
The USA is blowing smoke out of its ass. You don’t look at raw numbers of troops… you look at what units are there, what units can reinforce them, and what total resources are available in CONUS for deployment. Now, the USA has ONLY TWO MANEUOVRE BRIGADES in Europe. Let me reiterate that. The USA only has two brigade-equivalents in US Army Europe… that isn’t even a complete division! Most units available in CONUS are understrength National Guard and Army Reserve units… they’d require topping up with personnel and equipment before they could be effective… a matter of months, not weeks or days. In short, the only thing that the USA could do to threaten Russia is to use nukes. That’s all folks. There ain’t no other options. That is… thermonuclear Ragnarök or Nothing.
I, for one, hope that the decision is for “Nothing”… otherwise, bend over and kiss your ass goodbye…