President Putin had announced in early June that Russia would deploy more than 40 new ICBMs. Since everyone was concerned over this, the EU guided by the US, has extended economic sanctions against Russia.
Ashton Carter also stated that NATO must stand up against Russian aggression. They all oppose to Russia and China becoming united through trade and commerce.
The main idea is to cut off Russia from Europe by employing a series of war games. In order to do this, the Pentagon hired another think tank association, the Center for European Policy Analysis. Director of CEPA, A. Wess Mitchell qualifies Russia as a power determined to use its foreign policy to undermine the US system. Putin knows all moves against his country.
NATO is performing a military exercise from September 28 to November 6 in Italy, Spain and Portugal with land, air and naval and special forces units of 33 countries.
Purpose of Trident Juncture 2015 is to test 30,000 troops.
Russia is not concerned over this as it is aware and proud of its military force, which includes strategic nuclear missile force, defensive missile system, silent Russian submarines and many more.
The Russia has surpassed the US technology in just fifteen years. The US won’t be able to retaliate if Russia fired of a first strike of nuclear capacity.
The only way for US to get through Russian defenses is with S-500 deployment. Until S-500s are completed, every threat towards Russia is just posturing.
Nevertheless, even posturing is dangerous. One-sided withdrawal of the US from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty in 2002 means that the US is pushing towards another war. This treaty meant that neither the US nor the USSR would try to neutralize each other’s nuclear deterrence by building an anti-missile shield.
Guided by Ash Carter, the Pentagon wants to use an offensive missile shield across Europe to shoot Russian missiles against targets inside Russia. So the US wants to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against Russia.
The reason for this pre-emptive strike is just a fabrication. The Putin’s response to all this talk was serious. They do not accept ultimatums.
Pepe Escobar (RT.com)