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RT: NATO planning ‘rapid-deployment force’ of 10,000 troops to counter Russia

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Published time: August 30, 2014 01:12
Edited time: August 30, 2014 10:24

German troops who are part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) (Reuters / Omar Sobhani)

German troops who are part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) (Reuters / Omar Sobhani)

NATO is reportedly working towards the creation of an expeditionary force composed of 10,000 troops from seven different member states as a result of escalating tensions with Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.

According to the Financial Times, the force’s creation will be spearheaded by Britain and involve contributions from Denmark, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Norway, and the Netherlands. Canada is also interested in joining the group, but it’s not known what its final decision will be.

Although no formal announcement has been made, British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to declare its formation at the upcoming NATO summit in Wales on September 4th.

Many specifics have yet to be worked out or announced, but planners are reportedly implementing ways…

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PressTV: Obama warns Putin not to ‘mess around’ with Baltic States

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Moscow’s actions “will only bring more cost and consequences to Russia,” Obama said.Moscow’s actions “will only bring more cost and consequences to Russia,” Obama said.

The White House says President Barack Obama’s next week trip to Europe is a warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin against “messing around” with the Baltic States.

President Obama will travel to Tallinn on Tuesday to meet with the leaders of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

The visit comes amid escalating tensions between Washington and Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.

“Part of the message that the president will be sending is, we stand with you,” Charles Kupchan, the administration’s senior director for European Affairs, said on Friday.

“Article Five constitutes an ironclad guarantee of your security. Russia, don’t even think about messing around in Estonia or in…

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RT: ‘United Continent’: European volunteers fighting Kiev troops in Eastern Ukraine

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Published time: August 30, 2014 11:02

European volunteers are streaming into Ukraine to join the fighting on both sides. While Kiev’s forces are beefed up with mercenaries from private military companies, Europeans have also come to defend the rebel Donbass region of their own free will.

One of the latest reinforcements of anti-Kiev troops in Eastern Ukraine are four French ex-serviceman who have come to fight this war, thousands of kilometers from home.

“It’s our war. It’s everybody’s war, it’s every European’s war,” Guillaume, a French fighter in Ukraine defending the Donbass region, told RT’s Paula Slier.

French fighter Guillaume. Screenshot from RT video

French fighter Guillaume. Screenshot from RT video

Another volunteer, 25-year-old Nikola, used to be a professional soldier with the elite French mountain troops for five years. Now he’s putting his skills to good use in Ukraine. Alongside a contingent of other foreign volunteers, he’s training anti-Kiev forces in urban guerilla warfare.

“These are…

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300 Americans, CIA Agents Fighting Within ISIL Ranks in Syria and Iraq: US Political Commentator

NWO's "genie out of the bottle"


By Press TV
Global Research, August 29, 2014
Press TV 28 August 2014

An American political commentator says there are hundreds of US troops or CIA agents with the ISIL in Iraq and Syria to help the terrorist group.

Don DeBar, an anti-war activist and radio host in New York, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Wednesday while commenting on a recent report which says there are as many as 300 American nationals fighting alongside ISIL members.

Senior US officials have told The Washington Times that the US government is currently tracking and gathering intelligence on American militants who could return to the homeland and commit terrorist attacks with skills obtained abroad.

DeBar said the ISIL

“group is a construct of the US military intelligence. This is a terrorist cell that was organized by the US in order to destabilize Syria and perhaps…

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RT: Russia’s Defense Ministry ridicules NATO’s photo-proof of invasion in Ukraine

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Published time: August 29, 2014 01:45

It makes no sense to comment in detail on the satellite imagery released by NATO as “proof” of Russia’s military involvement in Ukraine, Defense Ministry’s spokesman said, pointing out that even high NATO officials were hesitant to put their names on it.

Referring to NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Supreme Allied Commander Europe Philip Breedlove, and NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu, Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov ridiculed the so-called NATO proof.

“You know, it has become ridiculous… If earlier, someone would at least put their names on those images, be it Breedlove, Rasmussen, or even Lungescu, now, they are hesitant,” Konashenkov said as cited by RIA Novosti. “It makes no sense to seriously comment on this.”

The General also criticized western media outlets for accepting such images and anti-Russian stance at face value.

“The phrase ‘NATO published satellite shots of Russian troops’…

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PressTV: ISIL completely fabricated enemy by US: Former CIA contractor

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Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:7PM GMT

Former CIA contractor Steven Kelley says that the ISIL terrorist group is a completely fabricated enemy created and funded by the United States.

“This is a completely fabricated enemy,” he said in a phone interview with Press TV from Anaheim, California on Thursday.

“The funding is completely from the United States and its allies and for people to think that this enemy is something that needs to be attacked in Syria or Iraq is a farce because obviously this is something that we create it, we control and only now it has become inconvenient for us to attack this group as a legitimate enemy,” Kelley added.

He made the remarks as US President Barack Obama is under pressure to seek…

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PressTV: Obama foreign policy: Creating disaster on top of disaster

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Obama is again considering a bombing campaign in Syria. Obama is again considering a bombing campaign in Syria.

Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:37PM GMT

By Shamus Cooke

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The newest crisis in the Middle East has pulled the U.S. into yet another insoluble military problem. Obama is again considering a bombing campaign in Syria after infamously not bombing the country last year. This time, however, he’s not targeting his enemy Bashar al-Assad, but his enemy’s enemy — ISIL — now referred to as the Islamic State.

By attacking the Islamic State in Syria, Obama will become a de facto ally of the Syrian government, just as Obama and ISIL were de facto allies when they were both targeting Bashar al-Assad. Most Americans are likely fed up with Obama’s zig-zagging foreign policy, and with each new U-turn support drops for the next war.

But the U.S. has…

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RT: Obama threatens Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine

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Published time: August 28, 2014 20:28
Edited time: August 28, 2014 21:02

US President Barack Obama (AFP Photo / Saul Loeb)

US President Barack Obama (AFP Photo / Saul Loeb)

President Barack Obama acknowledged during an impromptu press conference on Thursday afternoon that the United States is considering new sanctions to impose against Russia over the escalating crisis in Ukraine.

From the White House, Pres. Obama told reporters that he’s certain Russia is playing a direct role in the ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine between anti-Kiev separatists and the country’s military, and that the US is weighing further sanctions to intensify the restrictions previously waged against Moscow.

“As a result of the action Russia has already taken and the major sanctions we’ve imposed,” Obama said, “Russia is already more isolated than any time since the end of the cold war.”

“The separatists are backed, trained, armed, financed by Russia. Throughout this process we’ve seen deep Russian involvement in everything…

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