By Sonja van den Ende
After careful review and planning between the US Army in Europe and the Polish Department of Defense, the “Exercise Allied Spirit”, an exercise originally planned for May by DEFENDER-Europe 20, will be held on June 5, 2020, in Drawsko Pomorskie, training area 19 in Poland. Other countries like Lithuania, Romania and North Macedonia will be the scene of the supposed “wargame”, but also non-members like Sweden, Norway and Finland will also be part of it.
Approximately 6,000 American and Polish soldiers will participate in the exercise. Of these, approximately 4,000 American soldiers will come from the headquarters of the 1st Cavalry Division (advanced); 2nd Panzer Combat Brigade and 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division; and about 2,000 Polish soldiers will come from the 6th Polish Air Brigade; 9th Polish armored cavalry brigade; and 12th Mechanized Polish Brigade.
The Lithuanian Armed Forces support the exercise and plan to participate in it together with other NATO allies, in order to develop their own capacity at the division level during the exercise. The Lithuanian Armed Forces are helping to ensure adequate preparations, support from the host nation and the seamless organization of exercise in Lithuania’s territory.
The Balkans – North Macedonia
The small country, recently renamed North Macedoniainstead of Macedonia after some conflicts with Greece that is a member of the European Union, it had to be part of NATO, so during the COVID-19 crisis, NATO pushed to leave North Macedonia to be part of the Organization, on March 27, 2020, he became a member. The people of North Macedonia had no opinion and nothing about it, and there were huge demonstrations in Skopje in 2018-2019, if I remember correctly, having been there during the last demonstration. It was necessary for NATO’s DEFENDER-20 wargame for North Macedonia to take part because they are strategically located between the borders of Greece, Albania and Bulgaria – all NATO members – Serbia and Kosovo.
This week, President Trump announced that the United States is moving ahead with the dismantling of its military agreements with Russia. The US is expected to withdraw soon from the Open Skies Treaty , a 2002 agreement involving 35 states, including Russia, which allows countries to conduct unarmed overflights of member states with the aim of monitoring military facilities. each other. Last year, the United States eliminated the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty(INF) with Russia and immediately started testing previously banned weapons. A prelude to war? Or, as they say, an “exercise”. An “exercise” for what? To simulate a war with Russia and maybe China? With Russia and its people it is certainly seen as an act of war, even for Europeans, who have no say in their so-called “democratic” society about NATO wargames.
Recent research found that in just three NATO countries – Britain, the Netherlands and Lithuania – the majority of the population wants NATO to respond to a Russian attack.
Of course, the UK’s support is explainable because it houses the Statecraft Institute, where wars are planned, and the country itself has an “enormous” reputation in the field of espionage . MI5 and many others are waging a “dirty” propaganda war against Russia and its allies, including Syria. I dare say that the so-called “Arab Spring” was made at the State Aeronautics Institute .
Holland has always been the “good-and-obedient country” for the US and therefore the United Kingdom’s deep state. The Kingdom of the Netherlands, that is, the government, is totally indoctrinated when it comes to Russia. OPrince Bernard (ex-Wehrmacht and member of the SS), former prince of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, established the Club of Bilderberg , a top-secret organization, after the war under Queen Juliana. The group writes on its website that:
“Our meetings are held under the House of Chatham Rule, which states that participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity or affiliation of the speaker (s) or of any other participant can be revealed “.
The 2020 meeting is postponed.
There are rumors that Prince Bernard was involved with Eva Peron and the Odessa line programto bring ex-Nazis from Germany to Argentina. With the current Democratic political party 66, the anti-Russia lobby found a great partner to conspire to spread anti-Kremlin propaganda.
Lithuania is a different story, but you can still find some similarities. Many Lithuanians collaborated with the Germans in World War II. There was no significant violent resistance directed against the Nazis. Some Lithuanians, encouraged by Germany’s vague promises of autonomy, cooperated with the Nazis. Pre-war tensions over the Vilnius regionwere resolved in a low-level civil war between Poles and Lithuanians. After the occupation by the Soviet Union, the old feelings were not forgotten, the cause of independence resulted in an anti-Russia attitude. Like other former countries occupied by the former USSR, they do not recognize the “new Russia”, which has not been under the Soviet system since 1991 and which has changed completely under President Putin.
While the American Democratic Party tries to overcome Republicans in anti-Russian hysteria, the impulse for war is, nevertheless, supported by both parties, who consider it essential to project American power around the world. On May 8, 2020, in a harsh demonstration of anti-Russian sentiment, US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to praise the United States and Britain for their “victory over the Nazis”! Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced the statement on the 75th anniversary of Hitler’s defeat in Europe for failing to recognize the decisive role played by the Soviet Union in the event. Another propaganda act of hybrid warfare is the rewriting of history. Like this, the European Union claims its own victory and places Hitler on a par with Stalin as being dictators and that both started the war. We all know that it was Germany that started invading Poland in 1939 and led to the extermination of the Jewish people, political opponents, prisoners of war, Poles, resistance fighters and Gypsies, once they occupied a country. Do we want another war? No, I hope that humanity, especially Europe, has learned from the lessons of World War II, but I doubt if they have learned anything! once they occupied a country. Do we want another war? No, I hope that humanity, especially Europe, has learned from the lessons of World War II, but I have doubts if they have learned anything! once they occupied a country. Do we want another war? No, I hope that humanity, especially Europe, has learned from the lessons of World War II, but I doubt if they have learned anything!