LPAC – The assessment of a very senior European military security source is that NATO and the U.S. are already on a countdown to a global showdown with Russia.
In a discussion with EIR, he agreed fully with LaRouche’s assessment and in fact underlined even more that this is not a “drift” but it is clearly an intention. He gave the following reasons. First, there is clearly no “exit strategy” being discussed at the highest levels in NATO and the EU, implying one is not wanted. He pointed to the outrageous media campaign as part of this. Its purpose is to put anyone who says anything contrary, or moderate on Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia, immediately into a “desk drawer” to be ignored. Another point is why hasn’t the NATO Russian Council met? “Is this only for fair weather only?” he commented. It is now that they should be meeting, he said.
Second. The professional military, security and foreign policy establishments, including the “Old Boys” have been frozen out of any role in formulating policy. Particularly the military have been explicitly told, “it is not your job to think strategically,” you are to simply implement the policy you are told to carry out. This has resulted in the fact that there has been no general discussion of strategic thinking on any of the conflicts, such as Mali or Afghanistan, and especially Russia. This has been going on for at least the last five years and now with conflict with Russian looming, it has become extremely dangerous. Active duty military commanders have been reduced to being mere logistics implementers.
Third. The traditional trans-Atlantic policy dialogues on the working level of the professional military-security-foreign policy establishments has ceased. This includes the usual annual and semi-annual meetings where policy is discussed, but where also personal exchanges with real discussion take place beyond the formalities among ranking officers from both sides of the Atlantic. (1) (emphasis added)
“The sanctions don’t mean anything presently, because all they mean is an intention to go to war. And therefore, the intention is to go to war.”
“Meanwhile, seven [NATO] allies, led by the UK, are developing a joint expeditionary force.”
“The whole game, the whole bluff, is to force the UNITED STATES to war against Russia.¨
“I know what Russia is doing. Russia is prepared to fight a thermonuclear war. They’re in a prewar mode now. They’re not going to provoke the war, but they’re not going to put up with it either.¨ (2) (emphasis added)
¨British Prime Minister David Cameron, after having issued a July 27 ultimatum to Russia in the pages of the Sunday Times of London, has sent a letter to all NATO heads of state and to NATO’s outgoing Secretary General Rasmussen, demanding a reconfiguration of NATO to directly challenge Russia as an adversary. This includes calls by the British Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces for the creation of a Rapid Reaction Force targeted against Russia. Cameron has called for the forward basing of NATO forces in Eastern Europe, a major expansion of the military budgets of all NATO countries, and he plans to push this idea at the September NATO heads of state summit in Wales that he will be hosting.
Cameron was in Brussels yesterday meeting with Rasmussen and General Breedlove to prepare for the Wales meeting next month. Rasmussen used the occasion to up the ante against Russia by charging, unequivocally that it was the pro-Russian separatists who shot down the MH17 flight. No need for evidence, no need for an impartial investigation. Rasmussen is pushing every button for provocation and the Russians are well aware that this is not about starting a new cold war, but is about preparations for World War III unless both Russia and China cave in to Western domination. President Obama, true to profile, is in total synch with the Cameron/British Crown provocations for war. (…)
Not everyone finds the Cameron-Obama war provocations amusing. Stephen F. Cohen and Katrina vanden Heuvel wrote this weekend in The Nation that Obama is pushing for war with Russia. The authors warned that the U.S. is backing the Ukrainian government in escalating the confrontation with Russia over eastern Ukraine, and that the downing of MH17 should have promoted an immediate cease-fire and humanitarian intervention. Instead, with U.S. prodding, the Ukraine government is escalating its attacks on civilian populations driving the region and the world towards a hot war involving nuclear-armed powers.
As we well know, the real driver for war by the British Empire against Russia, China, India and all of humanity is the fact that the entire British Empire system is coming crashing down at breakneck speed.¨ (3) (emphasis added)
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