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    The North Atlantic Alliance has focused its efforts on countering a non-existent threat from a supposedly "assertive" Russia, but the bloc's key enemy is Daesh, not Moscow, journalist and an expert on strategic studies at the LUISS Guido Carli University Germano Dottori told Sputnik.

    "Resuming a dialogue between Russia and NATO is vital for European security," he added. "Italy has tried its best to encourage its partners to be reasonable."

    The bloc has been intent on enhancing its military presence in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the Baltic region in response to what hardliners in the alliance refer to as Russia's "aggressive" behavior. To this end, NATO has created a 5,000-strong high-readiness "Spearhead Force" and plans to deploy four battle groups to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland in early 2017.

    This measure has been approved at the NATO's ongoing summit in Warsaw. Stephen Kinzer, a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University, described the event as "a festival of chest-thumping" in an opinion piece for the Boston Globe.

    ​Moscow has warned that these and similar efforts pose a threat to the country and the region, but Russia's concerns have gone largely unnoticed in the West. Yet many experts have said that NATO has long since become obsolete.

    President of the Future of Freedom Foundation Jacob Hornberger recently described the bloc as a "Cold War-era dinosaur" that "produces crises in order to justify its own existence."

    Kinzer echoed this sentiment, saying that the bloc is "not suited to the 21st century."

    "Anti-Russia passion has seized Washington," he noted. NATO officials and military commanders "insist that their alliance is still vital because Russian aggression threatens Europe. The opposite is true. NATO has become America's instrument in escalating our dangerous conflict with Russia. We need less NATO, not more."

    Flags wave in front of soldiers who take positions with their army vehicles during the NATO Noble Jump exercise on a training range near Swietoszow Zagan, Poland, Thursday, June 18, 2015
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    Flags wave in front of soldiers who take positions with their army vehicles during the NATO Noble Jump exercise on a training range near Swietoszow Zagan, Poland, Thursday, June 18, 2015

    The analyst urged the White House to leave European security to the Europeans. It is they who need to come up with a system that will help to keep the continent safe and pay for it, not the United States. But this scenario will hardly unfold.

    "NATO commanders and their political masters in Washington do not want to surrender control over European security. They fear Europeans would seek conciliation with Russia rather than follow the NATO model of in-your-face confrontation. That prospect is abhorrent to American generals, politicians, and defense contractors. By continuing to finance NATO, we buy the right to flash our swords on Russia's borders," he explained.

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    • Guru
      Russia is destroying DEASH, so it is NATO enemy, as NATO created and supports DAESH. What needs so many explanations?
    • avatar
      Ayelyah
      NATO....a relic of the past that needs to be notched up as a lesson learned....detrimental to peace, a total waste of human resources that has no purpose other than make war to justify its obsolete existence
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      Californian
      I don't think the US is going to be a presence in Europe much longer.
    • avatar
      Knut
      The US leaded Nato ist following Adolf Hitler and statione troops, heavy military equipment and rockets close to the Russian border, They call that peace, but I don't belivieve them. There are too many places in the world where the US leaded Nato is bringing peace with bombs and lies and false flag.
    • support
      I fully agree with Sputnik News on this point and further add that, while it is not high-profile by any means, the Arab world has its own coalition of national combat forces who may be just as willing to try on Western Europe as they were in 1683 depending on the state of their own domestic economies during the forthcoming nosedive back into rational currency positions and trade balance.

      My inclination would be to examine in depth to what extent present "refugees" in Western Europe are kitting up to function as a behind-the-lines single unified Daesh army to spread the joy in NATO's supply and logistics chain. The readiness and level of preparedness of the fifth column already in Western Europe are the best indicator as to when the festivities start.

      A key limiting factor for Daesh's allies both in Western Europe and the clandestine New Ottoman Empire is the forthcoming US Presidential election. If Daesh and its multinational Muslim and White House support do not make serious moves which result in a European advance and stabilization of their position before the onset of November it is game over for them by spring.
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      amalgam
      "but Russia's concerns have gone largely unnoticed in the West"
      How true that is. The majority of people I know still read, listen or watch the news through main stream media, they neither have the time or inclination to check alternative news sources and it takes a great deal of patience to relate any news that dispels their belief in NATO right, Russia wrong. It will take a shocking event to open eyes.
      Politicians here in the West know full well what NATO is, but we are in an era of herd mentality regarding Russia and every other internal and external crisis. We no longer have great Statesmen to cry Stop.
    • support
      It will end up the usual way for the third time in 100 years: all the red, white and blue flags (RU, USA, FR and UK) against the Daesh totalitarians but this time with no German proxy doing their paid fighting for them.

      Everyone else is invited to the party whether they want to be there or not :)
    • basho
      "NATO commanders and their political masters in Washington do not want to surrender control over European security."

      hahaha. as usual nato is FUBAR. g. soreass's sponsoring the invasion of europe has already begun with the immigrant invasion with its imbedded jihadists.

      www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07-08/how-george-soros-singlehandedly-created-european-refugee-crisis-an

      nato protects nothing but the MIC. and sock puppets like the paranoid poles follow the leader as they have done throughout their un-illustrious history.
    • Agus Nizami
      Behind the wars are the Rothschilds and the Rockefeller. They want all the world's resources including Iraq, Libya, and Syria. They control US and NATO's leaders. Russia is destroying their plot in Syria.
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      jerrys57
      Stupid behavior, in not realizing that nobody will have any homes to return to if this thing erupts.
    • FeEisi
      Ever since Afghanistan has been winding downing, NATO (ISAF) has turned to Russia to fill the void.
    • MirDay
      Rampant me-too-ism...pals with the US. Idiocy at large.
      How stupid can all these EU vacuum-headed politicos be?
      Are they so in thrall with the US that they can't act
      as independently as Bulgaria...or does it threaten
      their graft?
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