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NATO, Poland, Russia and Missile Defense Threats

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NATO, Poland, Russia and Missile Defense Threats

by Arn H. Specter, August 17, 2016

As the U.S. and other NATO countries arm up with four battalions of 4000 plus troops, equipment and weapons, including missiles in Poland and a radar system in Rumania, the Russian response, with nuclear missiles (possibly) in Kaliningrad (just north of Poland) has been strongly against such a build up - to say the least.

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This build-up has been off and on for over 15 years and is now possibly more dangerous than ever with thousands of troops moving east towards Russia as Putin has directed his military to arm it's missiles in Kaliningrad, instructing them to blow up NATO's missile sites in retaliation, if needed!

This is no joke people. Things are very hot in Eastern Europe now. NATO, directed primarily by the U.S. military, has been pushing hard to support its allies, depending on troops and the U.S. missile defense system in Poland. Unfortunately this system has been described as "not reliable" and not adequately tested" by our GAO, the investigative agency for the U.S. government...see below and https://shar.es/1l6amE .

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In other words we are installing very powerful missiles, unproven in their ability to deter an attack by Russian missiles. Folly for sure by our stubborn military minds. These efforts bring into the military-industrial-nuclear complex billions of dollars yearly, making small fortunes for many people who seem to lack the skills for successful diplomacy and negotiations with Russia and the Eastern European nations.

The GAO report spells out, in great detail, just how inadequate the U.S. Missile Defense System is, despite years of effort and of U.S. taxpayer dollars in the making.

These efforts by the U.S. were stopped in 2009 and need to be stopped again-as soon as possible in order to avoid a military-nuclear confrontation of extraordinary proportions.

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