Offensive Double-Think… Russia ‘Not Allowed Sphere of Influence’ As NATO Missiles Encroach on Russian Border | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Offensive Double-Think… Russia ‘Not Allowed Sphere of Influence’ As NATO Missiles Encroach on Russian Border

It is exasperating that self-evident, legitimate security concerns enumerated by Russia have been repeatedly ignored or rebuffed by NATO.

NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg fulminated at the alliance’s summit in Riga this week, declaring that Russia is not permitted to have a “sphere of influence”. However, the risible hypocrisy and double-think in Stoltenberg’s logic are that the United States-led NATO military bloc is evidently permitted to expand a sphere of influence all around Russia. And not merely a sphere of influence, it is a threatening build-up of NATO missiles and other offensive infrastructure on Russia’s border.

The expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has been relentless over the past three decades despite the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Founded in 1949 at the beginning of the Cold War, NATO has doubled the number of its member states to the current 30, a continental recruitment drive all the way from the newly reunified Germany right up to Russian territory. The eastward expansion of NATO is a repudiation of the Russia-NATO Founding Act in 1997.

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