The British newspaper The Guardian has released information on a secret NATO plan to go to war with Russia in defense of Eastern Europe.
It turns out that Hillary Clinton approved of this plan when she was Secretary of State.
How did The Guardian find out about this? Wikileaks.
Washington and its western allies have for the first time since the end of the cold war drawn up classified military plans to defend the most vulnerable parts of eastern Europe against Russian threats, according to confidential US diplomatic cables.
The US state department ordered an information blackout when the decision was taken earlier this year. Since January the blueprint has been refined.
Nine Nato divisions – US, British, German, and Polish – have been identified for combat operations in the event of armed aggression against Poland or the three Baltic states. North Polish and German ports have been listed for the receipt of naval assault forces and British and US warships. The first Nato exercises under the plan are to take place in the Baltic next year, according to informed sources.
Following years of transatlantic dispute over the new policy, Nato leaders are understood to have quietly endorsed the strategy at a summit in Lisbon last month.
Despite President Barack Obama’s policy of “resetting” relations with Russia, which was boosted at the Nato summit attended by Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, the state department fears that the major policy shift could trigger “unnecessary tensions” with Moscow.
The decision to draft contingency plans for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania was taken secretly earlier this year at the urging of the US and Germany at Nato headquarters in Belgium, ending years of division at the heart of the western alliance over how to view Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
The decision, according to a secret cable signed by Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, marks the start of a major revamp of Nato defence planning in Europe.
The strategy has not been made public, in line with Nato’s customary refusal to divulge details of its “contingency planning” – blueprints for the defence of a Nato member state by the alliance as a whole.
A nation whose voters that think their senior officials can successfully police the world has a tendency to get into wars. Once in, it cannot easily get out.
Think about how we would get out of a war with Russia.
Jeb Bush agrees with Obama and Hillary. Does this surprise you?
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