Introduction — July 25, 2014
The following article does its best to portray Russia in a bad light. It should be pointed out however, that Russia did not “annex” Crimea as it claims. The former Soviet republic, which had originally been part of Russia since Catherine the Great, voted to rejoin the motherland as the government in Kiev shifted closer to the West.
Moreover, the Pentagon is not looking at old Cold War plans in response to recent Russian moves. It is doing so in preparation of launching its own hot war.
In fact preparations for this are already in the works. As can be seen in NATO’s Europe commander General Breedlove’s proposal for establishing forward supply bases stockpiled with weapons and ammunition in Poland.
The following article doesn’t mention that but together with the Pentagon reviewing old Cold War plans they amount to actual preparation for a war with Russia. NOT in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s lighting “a fire that he loses control of”, as the following claims. But as part of a long-term strategy to turn Russia into a New World Order vassal state. Ed.
Gen. Dempsey: Pentagon studying Russian readiness plans not viewed ‘for 20 years’
Douglas Ernst — Washington Times July 25, 2014
Call it a Cold War reset: The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told participants Thursday at the Aspen Security Forum that Russia is forcing the Pentagon to re-examine readiness plans that have been collecting dust for decades.
“We’re looking inside our own readiness models to look at things that we haven’t had to look at for 20 years, frankly, about basing and lines of communication and sea lanes,” Gen. Martin Dempsey said, ABC News reported Friday.
Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its ongoing military involvement along Ukraine’s eastern border have also forced “conversations with our NATO allies about increasing their capability and readiness,” the general added.
Gen. Dempsey also told ABC News that he feared Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions could “light a fire that he loses control of” and spark “dangerous” strains of nationalism in Europe.
The general’s comments came on the same day that Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said that Russian troops have been firing artillery at the Ukraine military. The Pentagon fears the shelling could ignite a full-fledged war.