Is the crash of Egyptair Flight 804 linked to the France-led resistance against US escalation vs. Russia?
by Umberto Pascali
May 20, 2016
US establishment is frantically trying to force European countries to approve missile systems aimed at Russia. They are desperate to entrap Europe into a military confrontation (with a soon-to-come provocation to light the fuse) with Russia. July is the deadline.
U.S. officials believe that if NATO doesn't use its July summit in Warsaw to take control of the missile-defense system and declare it operational, Russia will declare that the alliance is bending to its will.The new missile system is supposed to keep Europe in a perennial confrontation with Russia against its own interests. The American elites are terrified of the coming presidential elections when a Trump (or Sanders?) administration could rescue the US from the never ending policies of " Wars & Financial Looting". France has been leading the resistance against the missile system (recently implanted even in impoverished Romania) that would be nominally a NATO program, but in reality it's a US controlled operation against Europe.
Just today, the Wall Street Journal denounced France for its opposition to the diktat from Washington. The newspaper, a known voice of Wall Street and the Bush-Clinton's, explained that the French resistance must be broken in time for the July NATO meeting when the NATO countries are supposed to accept "ownership" and become "responsible" for the "missile shield":
French officials said they are withholding their approval for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to take control of the US-built European missile-defense system, a position the alliance and American officials hope they can persuade Paris to change before the alliance summit in July."It is not just a technical question— there is a political aspect," a French official told the Journal. "If it is [a] NATO system, NATO takes the responsibility if you shoot down the missile. NATO takes responsibility if you miss." The US side wants the issue be forced into the Europe's throat already at the May 19 NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels.
Germany, and even Italy seem to be on the same page with France on rejecting pressure. This is a situation (European leaders resisting the Anglo-Americans plans) similar to others in the recent past when France and Belgium were hit by extremely sophisticated military attacks in the form of terrorism. Is the crash of EgyptAir flight 804 from Paris to Cairo a warning to stop resisting or else?
Source: Russia Insider
BRACE YOURSELF: Ex-Deputy NATO Commander Predicts Russia Will Start WW3 in May 2017
We're not kidding, he is actually that specific
by Dean Parker
May 20, 2016
This is no longer the case British general Richard Shirreff who between 2011 and 2014 served as the Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe has consulted his crystal ball and has concluded that in the fifth month next year Russia will invade Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Ukraine.
We're not joking, he really is that specific. Unless NATO bulks up its presence in Eastern Europe come this time next year Russians will be invading NATO territory and doubtlessly provoking World War III:
A startling claim that the west is on course for war with Russia has been delivered by the former deputy commander of NATO, the former British general Sir Alexander Richard Shirreff.Now just in case you thought this was a case of lone nut:
In a book published on Wednesday, 2017 War With Russia, Shirreff argues that the events in Crimea have destroyed the post-cold-war settlement and set the stage for conflict, beginning next year.
In a chilling scenario, he predicts that Russia, in order to escape what it believes to be encirclement by NATO, will seize territory in eastern Ukraine, open up a land corridor to Crimea and invade the Baltic states.
Shirreff, who was deputy supreme allied commander Europe from 2011 to 2014 and before that served in Northern Ireland, Iraq and the Balkans, is risking his reputation by making such a bold prediction. But he claims his narrative is closely modeled on his NATO experience of war-gaming future conflicts.
His scenario is specific, naming Latvia as the first of the Baltic countries to be invaded, in May next year. Such specifics open him to potential ridicule.
At the book launch at London's Royal United Services Institute, he heavily caveated the scenario by saying it was still avoidable provided NATO took the necessary steps to pre-position forces in large enough numbers in the Baltic states. NATO is planning to make a start on just such a move at a NATO summit in Warsaw in July.
Faced with scepticism from journalists at the book launch – the Baltic states, unlike Ukraine, are members of NATO, and Russian action against any of them would in theory trigger a response – Shirreff said history was full of irrational decisions by leaders.
He said Putin could invade the Baltic states and then threaten nuclear action if NATO threatened to intervene.
Shirreff's warning about the danger posed by Russia is echoed in the foreword by US admiral James Stavridis, former supreme allied commander Europe, who writes: "Under President Putin, Russia has charted a dangerous course that, if it is allowed to continue, may lead inexorably to a clash with NATO. And that will mean a war that could so easily go nuclear."That's right, the American Stavridis who was Shirreffs boss and top NATO military commander wrote the foreword to his assessment. Lunatics have truly taken over the asylum. – Best way to prevent WW3 is to send a lot of NATO troops into the Baltic states and make Russia a lot more nervous. Makes sense. If you're sniffing the good glue they have over at the NATO HQ.