Russia is again saber rattling with NATO. Nuclear bombers were picked up flying in significant numbers near European air space according to the Washington Free Beacon. This is clearly meant as a warning to not just Europe and the U.S. but the larger NATO that includes Turkey, which is rapidly becoming toxic to other member states.
Russian nuclear-capable bombers conducted a third day of military runs along Europe’s coasts on Friday as part of heightened strategic activities by Moscow, the NATO alliance said.
“On Friday, Russian planes carried out more flights over Europe,” said NATO spokesman Maj. Rob Phillips. “NATO tracked these flights over the Baltics, the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.”
Defense officials, meanwhile, said several Russian Il-76 refueling tankers were seen at Cairo International Airport this week, fueling concerns that the large-scale bomber and fighter operations by the Russians will be extended to the Mediterranean and Egypt.
Egypt, a close U.S. ally in the Middle East, in recent months has shifted toward Moscow in the face of opposition from the Obama administration to continued cooperation with the new military-oriented government in Cairo.
That’s the first big, bold red flag – the issue of what drove Egypt into the arms of Russia. The answer is simple; The Obama administration is in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood, which is in bed with Turkey. As Shoebat.com has reported, the Brotherhood leaders are parked inside Turkey right now and they’re chomping at the bit to get Egypt back in their control just like a leopard waiting to pounce on approaching prey.
The Brotherhood is on a leash with no slack, drooling and chomping at the bit to take Egypt back. The Turkish government, headed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is almost as eager to unleash them. The Obama administration, which is very much infiltrated by the Brotherhood is by default, siding with its NATO ally and the Brotherhood against Egypt’s General Abdel Fatah el-Sisi which is understandably quite interested in self-preservation.
Despite this, NATO is operating in a post Soviet world with a pre-Soviet mentality. Regardless of one’s position on Russia today, it’s fighting Islamic terrorism while NATO is supporting that terrorism.
U.S. Senator John McCain is the poster child for this brand of dangerous incompetence and possibly treason. After you watch him in this clip from the 2011 U.S.-Islamic World Forum (US-IWF), ask yourself if Russia has cause to be concerned about U.S. / Turkey / NATO:
McCain sounds like a student of the much relied upon foreign policy advisor to Barack Obama – Zbigniew Brzezinski. Brzezinski wrote a book in 1998 entitled, The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives. As Shoebat.com reported, Brzezinski – whose antipathy for Soviet Russia can be understood based on his childhood experience – continues to operate from a premise that Islamic fundamentalists and the Muslim Brotherhood can be controlled and help the U.S. become dominant in Eurasia.
Brzezinski was at the forefront of the policy to arm the Mujahideen in Afghanistan in 1979 as Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor; it was a policy Reagan continued. Here is Brzezinski in Pakistan in 1979, rallying the Mujahideen:
While Reagan and Brzezinski might be forgiven for miscalculating the threat of Islamism compared to Soviet communism at the time, there is no excuse today. Reagan may or may not have conceded the point; Brzezinski clearly has not. As for Obama, his ties to the Muslim Brotherhood indicate his agenda is different from Brzezinski’s but continues relying on Brezezinski continuing to use an old paradigm that aids and abets a Muslim Brotherhood agenda.
That paradigm has long been disproven; it becomes more obvious with each passing day.
When it comes to Turkey and NATO, that country is like a problem child who puts the entire family at risk with his nefarious dealings in deep, dark alleys that turn the rest of his family into collateral. What’s not being factored into the equation – at least not officially – is that Turkey, which should be jettisoned from NATO immediately if not sooner, is responsible for much of this activity and the credo of NATO is putting every other member country in a bad spot:
“NATO is committed to the principle that an attack against one or several members is considered as an attack against all.“
If Turkey was a truly innocent ally that is being targeted by an evil force, it would warrant NATO’s protection; it is not and does not. In fact, Turkey is harboring terrorists and supporting ISIS, the most barbaric assembly of Muslim terrorists in modern history. The problem child is trafficking in terror and murder and someone (Russia) doesn’t like it; go figure.
Pentagon spokesman Adm. John Kirby said the intense Russian aircraft activity is a concern.
“We certainly don’t see these increased flights and activity as helpful to the security situation in Europe,” Kirby told reporters. “Clearly they pose a potential risk of escalation.”
The flights also could pose a risk to civil aviation “based on the sheer number of and size of and scope of these flights,” he said.
Kirby also criticized Russia’s continued interference in Ukraine and said “we’re watching these flights very, very closely… and again, what we’d ask authorities in Russia to do is to take steps – concrete, tangible steps to reduce tension, not increase it.”
The latest Russian warplanes flights prompted a senior defense official to describe Moscow’s military activities as “relentless.”
Since the Arab Spring began, it has been the U.S. – under Barack Obama – that has increased tension. It has facilitated the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical jihadists all across the Middle East and northern Africa. NATO has facilitated this. In the case of Libya, all the U.S. has to show for its removal of Gadhafi are four dead Americans in Benghazi, an abandoned embassy in Tripoli, and a country that is being run by terrorists.
In Syria, NATO has been working for an exact replica. Turkey – more than any other nation in NATO – very much wants it. Once Bashar al-Assad falls, Egypt will become a bit more appetizing.
Yet, despite this, both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate voted in September to arm Syria’s rebels, which will only help to facilitate Assad’s fall. Perhaps not so coincidentally, the last time Russian bombers engaged in saber-rattling with NATO nations was as those votes were taking place, as Shoebat.com reported.
Would you run into the arms of Russia if you were el-Sisi, knowing that you’re next after Syria falls and that the U.S. – under Barack Obama – will be shoulder to shoulder with Turkey as NATO partners?
Last month, Shoebat.com reported on how U.S. humanitarian aid was ending up in the hands of ISIS in Syria. It was reported in early October that U.S. weapons were ending up in the hands of ISIS. That was reported before Shoebat.com relayed this video of U.S. arms being air-dropped into ISIS hands:
As U.S. policymakers bemoan and decry Russia’s annexation of Crimea and meddling in Ukraine, those same policymakers are doing the same thing for the Muslim Brotherhood all across the Middle East, to include Syria.