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    NATO regards President Putin as a tough-minded, forward-thinking politician who is capable of foreseeing situations, but also regards him as a “gambler”, which can be dangerous, General Hans-Lothar Domröse, who currently serves as Commander of the Brunssum Allied Joint Force Command, said in an interview with the German magazine Focus Online.

    General Hans-Lothar Domröse, Commander of Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum (The Netherlands) has revealed what NATO thinks of Russian President Putin.

    In his interview with the German magazine Focus Online, Domröse called the Russian leader a tough-minded, forward-thinking politician who is capable of foreseeing the situation.

    The general, however, added that Putin is a “gambler”, which might be dangerous. Unfortunately the general did not elaborate any further.

    General Domröse also emphasized that neither NATO nor he personally consider Russia an enemy; at the worse, the country is seen as a potential threat. He stressed that no one in the alliance is interested in waging war; their purpose, rather, is to defend. He said that President Putin is aware of that, and that allows the general to sleep well.

    The general is however concerned that President Putin might be willing to use nuclear weapons against NATO troops.

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      bielec
      Quote: - [The general] "stressed that no one in the alliance is interested in waging war; their purpose, rather, is to defend." This is a false statement. You "defend" your territory, as it is. NATO has been expanding towards Russia's border and opening new military bases around Russia. Surely, the general must understand that this is not a peaceful initiative and that it causes reasonable concerns in Moscow. Another quote: - "The general is concerned that President Putin might be willing to use nuclear weapons against NATO troops." This is a correct assumption. If NATO troops threaten Russia's security, in self-defense, Russia may use any available weapons. This is precisely what weapons are for.
    • avatar
      belgradetower
      I'm afraid that nato dishonesty has gone over the board countless times
      and this so called general has just proved it once again! Even the birds know
      on whose payroll this guy is.
    • foxbatFR
      If he can sleep well whilke thinking Russia may nuke our troops, I can't figure why this "expert" has attained general rank... sigh
    • Mikhas
      These genocidal freaks has gotten too used to kill starving and defenceless peoples and countries.

      There is a lot of hot air and bragging from a safe distance but then suddenly Russia appears too close to the comfort zone they have established around her borders and they backs off in humiliation, practically sh_tting their pants.
    • avatar
      Donboston27
      if they continue their agressive conquest and destruction of weaker countries im not sure this general will be able to sleep at night much longer. He just has to be aware of the fact that nato is the agressor worldwide. But then again they managed to convince US soldiers they are fighting for democracy in america half way across the world in a foreign country as absurd as it sounds majority of soldiers today will say it as their reason for fighting , so why not some german general.
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