Ironically, as the article mentions the European Army, it could come to fruition in the form of compromise. America created ISIS to take Syria down. Ukraine was also swiped away from Russia in order to keep the Soviets from forming a wedge between NATO and a Germany’s Fourth Reich-dominated Europe.
In return, Russia has sent nuclear-capable missiles in Kaliningrad, it’s strategic enclave right in the Mediterranean. Now as Russia’s making it known it can have a substantial and strategic military foothold right next to the heart of Europe, European leaders might find themselves joining the team instead of trying to beat them.
Russia is playing the Wests game and winning. Eventually the West will be kicked out of Europe as Germany wants to stand on its own and finds that in its best interests it should side with Russia and combine forces.
So, if you’re looking at an European Army, Russia could very well be part of the strategic shift taking place as we speak. Only time will tell how it actually forms, but it’s clear at this moment that a shift is heading in this direction.
Just days after Russia lifted sanctions on providing anti-aircraft missiles to Iran, Reuters reports that The Greeks are in talks with Russia to purchase missiles for the S-300 defense system. Greece, a NATO member, has been in possession of the advanced Russian-made systems since the late 1990s and in a defiant show of independence towards Troika, is now negotiating with Russia for the purchase of additional missiles and for their maintenance.
Greece is negotiating with Russia for the purchase of missiles for its S-300 anti-missile systems and for their maintenance, Russia’s RIA news agency quoted Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos as saying on Wednesday.
Two questions spring to mind:
1. Where is Greece – which is scratching around for every penny to repay The IMF – going to find the cash to pay for these missiles? We suspect the answer will be a loan from Russia (perhaps for more than the cost) as a roundabout way to provide Tsipras with funds upfront… and
2. Will The ECB accept new missiles as collateral? We suspect no…
Perhaps, given Juncker’s call for an EU Army, Greece is deciding it needs to strengthen its defenses from its Union counterparts?
Full article: Europe Will Be Very Angry When It Learns Greece Is About To Buy Russian Anti-Aircraft Missiles (Zero Hedge)