TASS – Chair of the NATO Military Committee Rob Bauer said that the US-led bloc is ready for a direct confrontation with Russia in an interview with Portugal’s RTP TV channel.
Replying to a question on the matter, he asserted: “We are ready.”
That said, he added that NATO is going to respond only if Russia crosses the red line by invading one of NATO member states.
The military official stressed that NATO should be better prepared because currently Russia has the military initiative. “The fact that your enemy has better weapons is not the problem of the enemy. That is your problem,” he said.
The interview also raised the issue of introducing “a war-time economy but in peace time,” however, Bauer admitted that this process would be difficult.
About Bauer’s visit in Portugal – Chair of the NATO Military Committee commends Portugal for its global security vision
Here is Admiral Bauer speaking with DW, saying NATO is ready:
US and NATO on path to full-fledged military conflict in Europe
From Russia Today – Washington and its allies are putting the world at risk, Maksim Buyakevich, Russia’s deputy envoy to the OSCE has warned.
America’s “reckless neo-colonialist expansionist policy” has put Europe and possibly the world on the brink of a devastating conflict, Russia’s deputy envoy to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has warned. Continued escalation of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine could spiral into an all-out war that would see no victors, Buyakevich told the OSCE Permanent Council on Thursday.
“The leaders of the US and their NATO client states have come close to a red line,” the diplomat warned, citing the US and other western nations’ plans to send dozens of modern battle tanks to Kiev. Buyakevich accused Washington and its allies of “deliberately escalating the military standoff” in Ukraine and of provoking Kiev into “military action against the Russian population.”
“This is a straight path into a full-blown conflict in Europe, which absolutely all people living on our continent definitely stand to lose from,” the Russian diplomat warned. He also said that the US and the UK, which he described as the “puppet masters”of the ongoing escalation, would hardly be able to “sit it out” either.
The latest decisions on new armed deliveries for Ukraine taken by Western nations only mire them “deeper involved in the armed standoff with Russian troops,” Buyakevich said. These decisions could result in further escalation and more intense warfare, which would only lead to more civilian victims and further destruction, he added.
The diplomat also accused the “collective West”of turning Ukraine into an “instrument for realizing their geopolitical plans,” adding that the ongoing conflict between Moscow and Kiev was a result of the Western-backed 2014 Maidan coup.
Buyakevich also blamed the US and its “longstanding ambitions for global domination” for the current European security crisis. “The logic of the OSCE principle of indivisibility of security consistently dictates that either there is security for all [OSCE] member states or there is no security for any of them,” the diplomat said, adding that the principle had been violated and this collective security had been lost.
Earlier this week, both the US and Germany announced plans to send modern Western tanks to Ukraine. Other NATO nations have already voiced similar intentions. Russia responded by saying that NATO’s “direct involvement” in the conflict in Ukraine was “growing.” Moscow previously warned that the West’s continued arms supplies to Kiev risked a direct military conflict between Russia and NATO.
BIBLE PROPHECY – THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE and THE TWO WITNESSES
In Rev. 11 v 7 we are told that in the same day (year) when the Two Witnesses have finished their testimony, which was to be the same year that Jerusalem was to be liberated from its “treading down by the gentiles” (Rev. 11 v 2-3), the beast would rise out of the “bottomless pit” (Satan’s place) and make war against the Two Witnesses, and shall overcome them, and KILL them. Note well – KILL them.
The year that Jerusalem was liberated by British/Israel soldiers from Turkish/gentile domination was 1917. This same year (day in prophetic coded language) 1917 saw the RED communist revolution in Russia and the beast (system) that rose out of the “bottomless pit” (Satanically inspired and controlled) make war against the Two Witnesses for 70 years, all over the planet and will, soon, also, exactlyas prophesied, overcome and KILL the Two Witnesses – the U.K. and U.S.A.