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Russia and the BRICS square off with the Pentagon and NATO

Moscow has known for years where the Pentagon wants to tread: Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania. And NATO’s dream is … to turn the Mediterranean into a NATO lake.

Few may have noticed when a US State Department spokeswoman cryptically announced that Washington “would cease carrying out certain obligations under the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty with regard to Russia”.

Translation: Washington will not inform Russia from now on about the redeployment of its global armada. The Pentagon’s worldwide “repositioning” strategy is now supposed to be a secret.

Some essential background is in order: CFE part one was signed way back in 1990 – when the Warsaw Pact was still in effect. Enter Vladimir Putin in 2007, when he decided to suspend Russia’s role in the CFE until the US and NATO ratified part two. Washington did absolutely nothing, and has spent four years mulling what to do. Now, even “talking” is on hold.

EU diplomats in Brussels confirm, off the record, that NATO will discuss in a key meeting in early December how to establish a beachhead very close to Russia’s southern border to turbo-charge the destabilization of Syria. But for Russia, a Western intervention in Syria is an absolute no-no.

[And in] last week’s Moscow meeting of the deputy foreign ministers of the emerging BRICS group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), the BRICS couldn’t be more explicit: Forget about foreign intervention in Syria, as in “any external interference in Syria’s affairs, not in accordance with the UN Charter, should be excluded”. (The BRICS also condemn the extra sanctions on Iran as “counterproductive”, and any possibility of a strike.)

This is a geopolitical earthquake. Russian diplomacy has coordinated with the other BRICS members a major pounding on the table; “we will fight new US interventions – ‘humanitarian’ or otherwise – in the Middle East.”

So now it’s Pentagon/NATO versus the BRICS.

[Excerpts of an article by Pepe Escobar]

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One Response to “Russia and the BRICS square off with the Pentagon and NATO”

  1. Pres. Assad of Syria Speech Today – English voice Over


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