No, really, or, pardon my French…No, shit, geniuses.
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday ruled out any halt to the continued expansion of the military organization to address Russian security concerns, rejecting a key part of President Vladimir Putin’s demands for easing tensions with Ukraine. “We will not compromise on core principles, including the right for every nation to decide its own path, including what kind of security arrangements it wants to be a part of,” Stoltenberg told reporters in Brussels after an extraordinary meeting of NATO foreign ministers. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his counterparts held online talks to prepare for the first meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in more than two years. The meeting, set for Wednesday in Brussels, will give NATO ambassadors the chance to discuss Putin’s security proposals with Russia’s envoy face to face.
Of course, Western media failed to report what Soltenberg also said (in Russian) that NATO will be ready for possible conflict in case “negotiations fail” (in Russian). How cute. There is nothing cuter than a bunch of “economics” confused degree-holders and lawyers, such as Anthony Blinken, waxing all strategic and operational; not only it is cute, it is also hilarious.
Meanwhile Russia continues to increase her presence in Kazakhstan. Here is yet another unit of Ivanovo Division is getting ready to depart:
Evidently VTA (Military-Transport Aviation) is in full force and Il-76s are landing and taking off in Alma-Ata airport non-stop. As I already said–Russia can deploy a whole division of VDV within 24 hours and if RT wants to continue to use this relic of “military analysts” Mikhail Khodaryonok further, they better watch his incompetent and timid mumbling yesterday at Solovyov’s show–I felt embarrassed for this colonel who doesn’t know basic facts about modern Russian Armed Forces, despite the fact that he once graduated from the Academy of General Staff, 24 years ago. As was expected, Kazakhstan’s leadership is getting its footing back with the support of ODKB and purges, especially within security block are not only inevitable but are already in progress. Tokaev, meanwhile, better start learning (I think he got the first lesson fast) who and how really guarantees Kazakhstan’s statehood and what is to be done to give this country a chance. Right, removing all of corrupt Nazarbaev’s cadres, many of who are also West’s and Turkey assets. That will be a good start.