6:46 [Internationalist 360° - Ann Garrison] (E)
The Pentagon insisted on going ahead with provocative NATO war games near Russia’s borders, despite the coronavirus epidemic, but Germany pulled its forces out and closed its roads to troop movements. ... The AFP news agency reported that further transfer of American soldiers from the US through German airports has also been stopped, so the military drills near Russia’s European borders are effectively over for now. ... I spoke to Bruce Gagnon, coordinator and co-founder of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, about the NATO shutdown.
18:55 [trunews] (E)
Lt. Gen. Christopher Cavoli ‘self-monitoring’; several staff members have also been exposed.
9:12 [World Beyond War] (E)
World BEYOND War Organizing Director Greta Zarro released the following statement:.“Defender 20 is another example of NATO’s massive war preparations right up on the border of Russia, exacerbating tensions and increasing the risk of an all-out nuclear war. NATO now accounts for three-quarters of military spending and weapons dealing on the globe. While claiming to “preserve peace,” NATO has violated international law and bombed Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Libya. Meanwhile, Russia has been reducing its military spending each year, while the United States has been increasing its military spending. U.S. annual increases have sometimes exceeded Russia’s entire military budget. The United States has troops in 175 nations, Russia in 3.
18:47 [Covert Geopolitics] (E)
There are multiple terror factions operating in Syria, as there are multiple parties that have contributed to the efforts to bring down the Assad government since 2011, e.g. MOSSAD, CIA, Saudi, Turkey, US and UK. Turkey has provided the exit route for the smuggling of Syrian oil in 2011 onwards, and the subsequent escape of ISIS terrorists back to the UK, Canada and Europe, over the last 2 years.
14:50 [RT] (E)
Having been hit by the Syrian Air Force in Idlib, Turkey has called on NATO’s protection, but as much as the alliance would like a fight with Assad and his ally Russia, it’s refused to back Ankara’s questionable adventure.
7:33 [World Beyond War] (E)
By Wolfgang Lieberknecht - Because networking for peace needs places for personal encounters, we are building the Wanfried Peace Factory in the middle of Germany. Not only from Eschwege, Eisenach, Assbach and Kassel, but also from Düren, Goch and Menden, people come to the peace factory in Wanfried.
12:49 [Global Research] (E)
It should be apparent that the launching of bio-warfare, as with conventional warfare, is considerably eased by locating military bases, offensive weapons and delivery systems as physically close as possible to one’s potential enemies. This is one reason the US has established its nearly 1,000 foreign military bases – to ensure the capability of putting an enemy under attack within 30 minutes anywhere in the world.
14:14 [Sputnik News] (E)
Norway plays an important role in space exploration for key military space facilities used by the US, including the Globus II radar in Finnmark County, sometimes referred to as the world`s most advanced radar for tracking satellites...To place Norway`s concerns into a broader picture, the Scandinavian nation plays a key role in space exploration owing to important military space facilities used by the US, including the radar Globus II in Finnmark County, which is often labelled the world`s most advanced radar for tracking satellites and has become the bone of contention in Norway`s relations with Russia, who sees it as a spying tool. The radar is now being upgraded.
17:07 [Antiwar.com] (E)
In early March, an estimated 7,500 American combat troops will travel to Norway to join thousands of soldiers from other NATO countries in a massive mock battle with imagined invading forces from Russia. In this futuristic simulated engagement – it goes by the name of Exercise Cold Response 2020 – allied forces will "conduct multinational joint exercises with a high-intensity combat scenario in demanding winter conditions," or so claims the Norwegian military anyway. At first glance, this may look like any other NATO training exercise, but think again. There’s nothing ordinary about Cold Response 2020. As a start, it’s being staged above the Arctic Circle, far from any previous traditional NATO battlefield, and it raises to a new level the possibility of a great-power conflict that might end in a nuclear exchange and mutual annihilation. Welcome, in other words, to World War III’s newest battlefield.
7:31 [Stalker Zone] (E)
The deputy of the Latvian Saeima Nikolajs Kabanovs spoke about the plans of the government of the republic to allocate territory in the suburbs of Riga for a US military base. According to the deputy, the parliament will be excluded from the decision-making process, reports bb.lv. The deputy said that on February 4th the Cabinet of Latvia “will take into account” the document of the Defence Ministry containing amendments to the agreement on cooperation between the republic and the US, as well as concerning the defence sphere. The document will then be transferred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for safekeeping.
7:29 [Stalker Zone] (E)
Ukraine demands that the United States return the $30 million it paid under at least six weapons contracts that were not fulfilled by the United States side. This was reported by BuzzFeed with reference to sources in the leadership of Ukraine and a former American official. According to the publication, American companies postponed the implementation of five contracts for a year and one for more than a year. US President Donald Trump’s administration refuses to approve deals without explanation.
13:57 [Activist Post] (E)
DARPA recently spent millions on research involving bats and coronaviruses, as well as gene editing “bioweapons” prior to the recent coronavirus outbreak. Now, “strategic allies” of the agency have been chosen to develop a genetic material-based vaccine to halt the potential epidemic.
18:18 [Stalker Zone] (E)
Throughout all their history, the Americans fought exclusively against many of the weakest opponents. Accordingly, it was not difficult for the Yankees to create an overwhelming advantage in forces and means not only in the main operational directions, but also in the secondary ones and literally suffocate the opponent, as a boa constrictor does with its victim. Therefore, many American military plans bore the name “Anaconda”
14:53 [Tass] (E)
NATO’s military drills on the eastern flank are increasingly more reminiscent of purposeful preparations for a large-scale military conflict, the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a response on its website following Acting Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov`s press conference on summing up the results of Russian diplomacy in 2019.
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