New blocs emerging: China and Russia vs US and Japan

As America is suiciding itself out of existence, the U.S.-Japanese alliance will not last for long. Even though cooperation is ongoing, Japanese leaders increasingly see America as an unreliable partner, much like the Saudis who already went their own way and kept only essential communication lines open. When America collapses, not if, expect Japan to be reigned into the Chinese umbrella protectorate — a regional Asian bloc. From a logical standpoint, it would be better for Japan to align with a nuclear armed nation of 1.4 billion than go against it.

 

US NATO Commander General Philip Breedlove warned in a testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee last week that Europe and the United States could come into tense confrontation with Russia as the latter increases its military operations in eastern Ukraine.

The US must boost cooperation with its NATO allies, Breedlove suggested, noting that President Barack Obama has reached consensus with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan that the two countries will strengthen their military ties under the US-Japan Defense Cooperation Guidelines. Continue reading

Russia may be readying for new Ukraine offensive: NATO commander

(Reuters) – Russia’s military may be taking advantage of a recent lull in fighting in eastern Ukraine to lay the groundwork for a new military offensive, NATO’s top commander told the U.S. Congress on Thursday.

U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove, the NATO supreme allied commander, said Russian forces had been seeking to “reset and reposition” while protecting battlefield gains, despite a fragile ceasefire agreed in February. Continue reading

Deal-Breaker? Germany, NATO in First Open Conflict Over Ukraine Crisis

Normally it isn’t a big and considered business as usual, like the NSA spying revelations, since every country is doing it to another. The difference however, like the NSA spying ‘scandal’, is that the situation is way overblown. The intention behind this is to foment a split as it’s Germany’s desire to control the continent via its wanted EU Army.

For more on Breedlove’s errors, please see HERE and HERE.

 

Steinmeier, speaking on a visit to the US, said to Kerry at a joint press conference in Washington: “It is far too early to pat our shoulders and take pride in what we’ve achieved.”His comments come days after an official in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s offices had complained of US Air Force General Philip Breedlove’s “dangerous propaganda” over Ukraine, and that Steinmeier had talked to the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about him. Continue reading

NATO warns that Russia could exert control over entire Black Sea

Which is precisely one of the main reasons why Russia took Crimea from Ukraine, and quite possibly the rest of Ukraine soon. They are pushing an area access denial strategy in the region. This was mentioned in a previous post. Although they can apparently shut off U.S. Navy ships off like a TV, they still need the land grabs to project power. Meanwhile, Western powers merely sit back, warn and send the usual non-weapon supplies along with hollow promises of protection. Because of this, Russia smells blood and will likely continue.

 

NATO’s top military commander has warned that Russian militarisation of the annexed Crimea Peninsula could be used to exert control over the whole Black Sea.

NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander for Europe, US General Philip Breedlove, has accused Russia of keeping forces in Ukraine to help separatists, and has expressed fears that Russia may be marshalling resources to push for more territory.

“The capabilities that are being installed in Crimea will bring an effect on almost the entire Black Sea,” General Breedlove said. Continue reading

Russian military flights sending message they are ‘great power’: NATO leader

RUSSIA’S recent military flights into European airspace are meant to demonstrate to the West that the country is a “great power,” NATO’s supreme allied commander said on Monday.

Although there has been an increase in Russian air activity over Europe during the past year, last week marked the first time Moscow had sent in larger formations of warplanes, General Philip Breedlove told reporters.

“My opinion is they’re messaging us. They’re messaging us that they are a great power,” Breedlove said.

Moscow wanted to show it can exert influence on the alliance’s calculations, he said.

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