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Obama Declares 'Holy War' in Poland

This week President Obama traveled to eastern Europe with one billion dollars in his pocket. He plans to use it to finance more NATO military exercises on Russia's border and to rotate more US troops into Poland and other new NATO member countries. Yes, the same countries who have decided NATO is their best big stick with which to beat back the Soviet Union. 

Never mind that there has been no Soviet Union for more than 20 years. Poland and the Baltics finally have the chance to extract their pound of flesh and they are looking to Washington dollars and Washington bullets to back up their tough talk.
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NATO Aims To Repeat Its Libya 'Success' In Ukraine

As NATO and its US masters edge the US and EU closer to war with Russia over Ukraine, it might be appropriate to have a look at NATO's last "success" story.

Yesterday in Libya, where NATO bombs fell just over three years ago to "liberate" the people from Gaddafi, Islamist militias in Benghazi were under helicopter and warplane attack by a paramilitary force headed by former general Khalifa Haftar. The former general first emerged in Libya back in 2011, having left his long-time home base in the US state of Virginia where his ties to the CIA were an open secret.
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Zombie NATO

Where is NATO in 2014? The debate continues on just why, more than 20 years after the communist threat it was created to defend against has disappeared, NATO continues to nudge its way into smaller conflicts and end up making them bigger ones. RPI academic advisor, Mark Almond, debates the past and future of NATO in this fascinating short Voice of Russia radio broadcast. Sadly this is the kind of intelligent debate that you will not see among the blow-dried talking heads in the US media.

Highlights include the point made by host Peter Lavelle that the current crisis over Ukraine has proven a perfect opportunity for opportunists like Poland's foreign minister Radek Sikorski to demand NATO boots on their own soil. Also newer NATO members that may feel threatened by the presence of Russian minorities on their soil -- for example, the Baltics -- may well use this crisis opportunity to demand of NATO, "We joined, you are now supposed to protect us. Now cough up some money and put some bases on our soil. The soldiers based here will help our economy as well."
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