NATO Exploits Phantom Russian Troop Build-up to Call for Militarizing Eastern Europe
Western observers find no evidence of military build-up on Russia’s border with Ukraine
April 1, 2014
NATO continues to insist Russia is massing troops on the border of Ukraine despite a lack of evidence. The alliance will now use the phantom military build-up to increase its presence in Eastern Europe.
CNN, a documented propaganda asset of the Army’s Fourth Psychological Operations Group, insists Russia’s phantom troops will invade this weekend.
“Unfortunately, I cannot confirm that Russia is withdrawing its troops. This is not what we are seeing,” said NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen as 28 alliance members convened in Brussels.
Reuters reports today:
Diplomats said the ministers would consider options ranging from stepped-up military exercises and sending more forces to eastern member states to the permanent basing of alliance forces in those countries – a step Moscow would view as provocative.
The NATO boss said the alliance may soon station forces permanently in the former Soviet Baltic states. “We are now considering all options to enhance our collective defense, including… further development of our defense plans, enhanced exercises and also appropriate deployments,” Rasmussen said.
Rasmussen said last week the phantom Russian threat is a “game-changer” for the alliance. “We live in a different world than we did less than a month ago,” he said. “I am the first to stress that Europe