Obama Pick for NATO Commander Calls for Russia ‘Partnership’

They constantly prepare for war and conduct bombing drills (among other things) against the United States, yet the USA has  continued down the road of making concessions towards a nation that treats treaties as pie crusts.

WASHINGTON, April 11 (RIA Novosti) – US President Barack Obama’s nominee to become supreme allied commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) said Thursday that the United States should not pursue an antagonistic relationship with Moscow but rather one of partnership and reciprocity.

“I think we would be better off if we quit treating Russia, or thinking of Russia, as an enemy and try to bring them into a partnership as we deal with Europe and other places,” US Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove told the US Senate’s armed services committee in a confirmation hearing Thursday.

Russia remains a “very important influence” with many nations on its periphery, which rely on Moscow in areas such as energy and transportation, Breedlove told the hearing, adding that Russia had been “very helpful” to Western forces in combatting piracy and “other things outside the European theater.”

“I think Russia still has deep influence in Europe,” Breedlove said. “We need to try to find out how to work with them.”

Full article: Obama Pick for NATO Commander Calls for Russia ‘Partnership’ (RIA Novosti)

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