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by Stephen Lendman
US NATO commander General Philip Breedlove is part of America’s lunatic fringe. He believes provoking Russia belligerently promotes world peace.
He wants more US combat troops close to Russia’s borders – more provocative military exercises antagonizing its leadership.
He wants Nazi-infested Ukrainian military forces more heavily armed to the teeth with US heavy weapons than already.
He wants war, not peace. In Thursday testimony before Senate Armed Services Committee members, he said:
“I support the consideration of using offensive weapons to change the decision calculus on the ground (in Donbass) and to facilitate bringing our opponent to the table for a solution, a final solution” – serving US imperial interests exclusively.
He repeated tired old Big Lies – accusing Russia of using “every tool to their great advantage, including the military tool.”
He prioritizes deterring nonexistent “Russian aggression.” America’s European Command needs more military assets, he stressed – more troops, heavy weapons and intelligence to meet (fabricated) security challenges.
Fact: America’s only enemies are ones it invents.
Fact: The whole world knows Russia threatens no one. 
Fact: It’s one of the world’s leading peace and stability proponents.
Fact: It’s done more for European peace than all other nations combined.
Fact: No nation in world history menaces humanity more than America.
Fact: Its rage for endless wars of aggression puts its survival up for grabs.
“There are critical gaps in our collection and analysis,” Breedlove blustered. “Some Russian military exercises have caught us by surprise.”
False! Satellite and human intelligence provide loads of daily information Breedlove didn’t explain. 
He wants America’s European military might enhanced to provoke Russia more than already. He wants WW III.
He claims “(g)etting this right requires more (surveillance, intelligence and reconnaissance), high-powered analytical support, and appropriate intelligence sharing with allies and partners.”
He wants full-scale mobilization for war. He ludicrously claimed his command is undersized to meet the threat of “a revanchist Russia,” (US recruited/supported) IS terrorists, and instability across North Africa and the Middle East on NATO’s doorstep.
“Our forces are not sized for any of those three challenges,” Breedlove blustered.
Neocon Senator John McCain agreed saying “(a)s Russia builds up, America draws down.”
False! Since Soviet Russia’s dissolution, US military expenditures grew exponentially. It matches or exceeds what the rest of the world spends in total, including:
  • maintaining over 1,000 bases worldwide in over 150 countries; 
  • direct expenditures for endless wars of aggression;
  • militarizing America’s homeland against its own citizens; 
  • huge black budgets;
  • enormous funding add-ons on request;
  • cyberwar expenditures;
  • space activities related to war-making; and
  • virtual carte blanche authority to intervene militarily anywhere on planet earth or in space preemptively any time for any reason.
Breedlove wants direct confrontation with Russia. “Our forward presence is the bedrock of our ability to reassure allies, deter real and potential adversaries, and to be postured to act in a timely manner should deterrence fail” – code language for his lust for war.
He lied claiming Moscow continues arming Donbass self-defense forces in preparation for war, saying:
“Russian forces used the opportunities presented by the recent lull in fighting to reset and reposition while protecting their gains.” 
“Many of their actions are consistent with preparations for another offensive.”
Fact: Not a shred of evidence suggests Russian direct or indirect involvement in Obama’s naked aggression on Donbass.
Fact: Throughout over a year of intense and low-level war, it’s gone all-out to resolve things diplomatically.
Fact: Washington’s rage for war makes peace and stability impossible.
Fact: Lunatics in high places, like Breedlove, threaten humanity’s survival.
State Department officials lied claiming Donbass freedom fighters are a virtual part of Russia’s military. 
They refer to “combined Russian-separatist forces.” They blame Moscow for Obama’s naked aggression – using Kiev proxies to do his dirty work.
McCain is a longtime Washington lunatic fringe loose cannon. “Nothing we have done has succeeded in deterring Putin’s aggression (or) halt(ed) his slow-motion annexation of eastern Ukraine,” he blustered.
Truth is polar opposite. McCain wants Kiev armed to the teeth “to defend” itself – code language for wanting Russia provoked belligerently, goaded to respond militarily to give NATO a reason to intervene aggressively.
Breedlove claims the Alliance must “strengthen (its) deterrence. We all know that Putin responds to strength and sees opportunities in weakness.”
Propaganda wars precede hot ones. Big Lies bury hard truths. Breedlove’s agenda risks potentially humanity ending nuclear war against Russia.
So does Obama’s – claiming nonexistent “Russian aggression,” the tired old Big Lie endlessly repeated.
Again he outrageously compared nonexistent Russian aggression to “ISIL” and “Ebola” as “threat(s) to the world” in a joint Tuesday press conference with militant Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Saying “(w)e are two global partners that stand together for security and human dignity around the world –  opposing Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, providing relief to innocent civilians threatened by ISIL, combating Ebola and promoting global health, and now offering help to the people of Nepal, who are in our prayers today.”
Obama and likeminded lunatics in Washington care only about ruling class monied interests.
They don’t give a damn about ordinary people anywhere. Big Lies dot their rhetoric.
Endless wars of aggression reflect official policy. Victims are blamed for America’s high crimes.
Seventy years after WW II Victory in Europe, the only lesson learned was none at all. 
Lunatics in Washington and gunslinger generals like Breedlove may be planning WW III as this is written.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at
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Stephen Lendman
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.