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Is US Preparing for War on Russia?
by Stephen Lendman
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and NATO commander US General Philip Breedlove call Russia America’s greatest existential threat – despite no evidence suggesting it, plenty showing it’s the world’s leading peacemaker.
Washington threatens world peace. It wants all sovereign independent governments replaced by US controlled vassal ones – part of its plan for unchallenged global dominance, by color revolutions or naked aggression.
Increasing numbers of US-led combat troops are being positioned close to Russia’s borders. Its warplanes fly near its airspace. 
Its warships sail close to its waters. Russia’s Defense Ministry accused US-led NATO of “creating a (Black Sea) naval battle group (near) its borders.
Sergey Lavrov explained such action violates Montreux Convention provisions, saying “US warships have extended their deployment beyond the” 21 consecutive day limit.
Increasing America’s nuclear and conventional armed ballistic and cruise missile capabilities are planned in response to nonexistent “Russian aggression.”
Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Brian McKeon turned truth on its head, claiming US defense systems (intended solely for offense) need strengthening because of nonexistent Russian Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) violations.
He urged improving America’s capability to counter a nonexistent Russian threat. Washington invents enemies to justify outrageous sums spent on military preparedness – used for wars against nonbelligerent states.
For years it claimed so-called missile defense is needed to counter nonexistent Iranian and North Korean threats. McKeon admitted Eastern European installations target Russia.
US State Department spokesman admiral John Kirby lied, calling America’s European “air defense system…defensive in nature and…not aimed at Russia…”
He contradicted McKeon, saying it’s “to deny Russia(’s) offensive capabilities,” providing no evidence substantiating his implication of Moscow posing a threat.
Russia strictly complies with international treaty provisions. No evidence indicates otherwise.
America is a notorious scofflaw – doing what it pleases unaccountably, blaming others for its wrongdoing.
Are preparations for war on Russia underway? Will neocon lunatics infesting Washington risk nuclear armageddon?
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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.