World » Americas
Author`s name Michael Simpson

Russia's Opinion Scorned

Re-deployment of NATO troops poses threat to Russia's national security?
The intention of the Pentagon to shift a part of the US formations from Western Europe to Eastern Europe became known already last spring. The reports about the prospective re-deployment were mostly of an unofficial character. Already in spring it was unlikely that Washington was interested in Moscow's reaction to the reports. It is rather likely that the several past months were spent on adjustment of different problems connected with the re-deployment of the group of thousands soldiers. However, if Americans were getting ready for a diplomatic squabble with Moscow, these hopes didn't come true. Russia's reaction to the information was so inert that the Pentagon had nothing more to do but confirm the plans of the USA to deploy military bases in Eastern Europe. According to the RBC Russia's news agency, NATO Commander-in-Chief in Europe General James L. Jones said during his visit to Bucharest that his divisions would be transferred to the East when more members join the NATO. The general didn’t specify where exactly and when the US bases would be transferred. One thing is for sure is that the bases are actually to be transferred.

Probably it is not that important where US troops will be deployed exactly. It is more important that Moscow expresses practically no reaction to the coming re-deployment of NATO (which in fact means American) troops. Let's call a spade a spade: the re-deployment is a direct threat to Russia's national security, although it is rather hypothetical now. Is it possible now to predict how the events may develop in 10-15 years?

On the other hand, if Moscow had kicked up a row about deployment of NATO troops dozens of kilometers from St.Petersburg, it wouldn't do much good. Eliot A. Cohen, a professor of strategic studies at Johns Hopkins University says: "The U.S. is this staggering military power and, the fact is, the Russians lost the Cold War."

It is not this fact that is particularly surprising. It is perfectly evident even without Cohen's remarks that Americans are so much reveling in their "victory". Under these conditions it is even more incredible that Moscow and Washington are still speaking about some sort of partnership. If this "partnership" supposes that US troops must stay close to the Russian borders, why not bring Russian missiles back to Cuba?

He announced his intention to create a news service called "Pravda," which means "truth" in Russian. Well, we are Pravda. The Pravda.Ru website has been working professionally in Russia since 1999

Elon Musk wants Pravda, but we already have it

The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations

Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus

On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part

World leaders unite with Russia at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
Comments
The American Monster: Who Can Stop It?
Robbie Williams sings for wealthy Russians at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
How low will America go?
How low will America go?
How low will America go?
How low will America go?
Elon Musk and a Truth called Pravda
Science Has Once Again Declared: ‘We Were Created’
How low will America go?
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Navalny, Khodorkovsky and Udaltsov about the future of Russia
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Putin must sue UK because of Skripal case lies
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
World leaders unite with Russia at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
World leaders unite with Russia at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea