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Posted on 05/01/2014 6:41:20 PM PDT by bkopto
After two decades of trying to build a partnership with Russia, the NATO alliance now feels compelled to start treating Moscow as an adversary, the second-ranking official of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said Thursday.
"Clearly the Russians have declared NATO as an adversary, so we have to begin to view Russia no longer as a partner but as more of an adversary than a partner," said Alexander Vershbow, the deputy secretary-general of NATO.
In a question-and-answer session with a small group of reporters, Vershbow said Russia's annexation of Crimea and its apparent manipulation of unrest in eastern Ukraine have fundamentally changed the NATO-Russia relationship.
"In central Europe, clearly we have two different visions of what European security should be like," Vershbow, a former U.S. diplomat and former Pentagon official, said. "We still would defend the sovereignty and freedom of choice of Russia's neighbors, and Russia clearly is trying to re-impose hegemony and limit their sovereignty under the guise of a defense of the Russian world."
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Thank You Major General Obvious.
Thanks you every Obama voter. And everyone who felt McCain/Palin wasn’t conservative enough AND SAT HOME; you own this as well.
Obama/Romney Debate 2012: Russia
When were they not, imbecile?
I just did a search, `Russia declares NATO an adversary.’
Every hit was, `NATO declares Russia an adversary’.
Let us all “thank” Team Romney for attacking Gov. Palin
on the eve of Election 2008 for Obama, and
for attacking every real conservative during Election 2012.
Despite naming the Russians as a potential problem, there’s nothing in Romney’s history that leads me to believe he would handle it much better than Obama.
As far as I’m concerned, this one is between the EU, Ukraine, and Russia.
Putin is not MY adversary. I’m sitting here singing Kumbaya.
I’m a lot more concerned about the dictator who threatens me every second of every day.
How did Romney know?
So Romney’s that powerful and Palin that weak? Your monomania is showing.
I don’t think Romney or McCain would have been quite so flexible. Neither hate America for starters.
McCain is the idiot leading the charge for Obama’s war....again.
It does not take power to have surrogates
stab a conservative in the back, like Romney,
or to go after conservative’s children, like Romney.
That is not power. That is cowardice, just
as Romney “fought” to be President — by giving up.
Any one who thought Russia was being paranoid about NATO’s expansion - the comments from a top NATO official have confirmed amply for Moscow its not a figment of its imagination.
You can bet Russia will resist the further expansion of the Western alliance in a bid to “contain” it.
Obama and Hillary screwed up the country... now Obama and Kerry are finishing up. Thanks Democrats - hope you enjoy the 30 pieces of silver you got for voting democrat.
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