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NATO chief eyes more bases in E. Europe to confront Russia (RT, Aug 27, 2014):

Under the pretext of an ‘overt’ Russian threat, NATO is pushing for a ‘readiness action plan’ that will bring the Cold War military bloc closer to Russian borders than ever – even despite objections from some NATO members.

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the 28-nation military bloc, which meets next week in Cardiff, Wales, would attempt to overcome internal opposition and agree to the deployment of military bases near the Russian border.

Amid the ongoing Ukrainian conflict, which is fracturing the country along east-west ideological lines, NATO is preparing to install for the first time military “reception facilities” in Eastern European countries, including Poland and the three Baltic countries: Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia.

“We have something already called the NATO response force, whose purpose is to be able to be deployed rapidly if needed,” Rasmussen said in an interview with several European newspapers. “Now it’s our intention to develop what I would call a spearhead within that response force at very, very, high readiness. In order to be able to provide such rapid reinforcements you also need some reception facilities in host nations. So it will involve the pre-positioning of supplies, of equipment, preparation of infrastructure, bases, headquarters.”

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One Response to “NATO chief eyes more bases in E. Europe to confront Russia”

  1. Marilyn Gjerdrum Says:

    NATO is no longer a world power, it is a pawn of the US. The US dollar is going to collapse as soon as the EU dumps it……no more bases are going to happen.

    The real world war has been economic, and going on for four years. The only one unaware has been the corporate controlled US. The game is about up, and the US has already lost….

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