Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has accused NATO of preparing for a “hot” war against Russia and says rhetoric from alliance’s leaders is pushing the two sides toward a military confrontation.
“NATO has begun preparations for escalating from a Cold War into a hot one,” Gorbachev was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying on July 9.
His comments came as NATO leaders met in Warsaw for the final day of a summit, where the alliance endorsed a new major deployment of armed forces to Eastern Europe that Moscow has fiercely criticized.
NATO says the move is a response to Russia’s illegal annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014 and its backing of separatists fighting Kyiv’s forces in eastern Ukraine.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on July 9 that the alliance does not see any “imminent threat” against its member states but that it does not enjoy the “strategic partnership” with Russia that it pursued after the fall of the Soviet Union.
HWH Comment: Isn’t it enough that we created war zones all over the Middle East? Now we’re preparing to go to war against Russia? The USA and NATO need to stand down. They’re acting like the bullies of Black Lives Matter. Russia doesn’t meet our demands, so we’re going to activate the war machine? Who is the terrorist state here?
Britain is no longer a part of the European Union, so the USA decides to sucker punch Russia into compliance with their aggressive nation-stealing program. Crimea doesn’t belong to the USA. Neither does Ukraine. We don’t need to be sending troops to threaten anybody into compliance with our evil self-serving plans to control the planet. And we don’t need to be financially bailing out another corrupt nation – Ukraine.
We the people decide who we war against. President Obama needs to end his anti-Russia campaign and stop trying to make USA citizens hate anything Russian. Keep your hate to yourself Mr. Obama. The world doesn’t need you. We the people don’t want war mongers and hate mongers controlling who lives and dies. Obama is so hot to send our children into harms way. Why not send his daughters to be killed for what he claims to be a worthy cause for the few?
We don’t want your stupid war chants any more. Make peace or leave the stage.