Germany Marks Barbarossa Anniversary by Deploying Warplanes to Russia’s Borders

Rick Rozoff Only three days before the 80th anniversary of the German-led Operation Barbarossa invasion of Soviet Russia on June 22, 1941, NATO reports that fifteen German warplanes flew near Russia’s northwest border for four days this month, the 14th-17th. Altogether over 40 military aircraft from NATO nations participated in Multinational Air Group Days, with…

NATO’s Post-Summit Mission: Build Global Alliance against China, Russia

Rick Rozoff After the one-day NATO summit in Brussels concluded on Monday, the bloc’s general secretary, Jens Stoltenberg, gave an address before members of the Western press corps, answering several questions. His comments consisted of a summary of the results of the summit, which was a mere formality (“All leaders agreed that…Europe and North America…

Stalin and the Red Army in the Great Patriotic War

Amr Abozeid At the outset of the German invasion of the Soviet Union Britain’s chief of the Imperial General Staff declared that the Wehrmacht would cut through the Soviet forces “like a warm knife through butter.”[1] The prevailing opinion in Washington also held that the Nazis would “crush Russia [sic] like an egg.”[2] Against all odds and…

Operation Barbarossa Part II: Did Stalin Expect Hitler to Invade?

Shane Quinn After the failed November 1940 discussions in Berlin, of the Soviet Union’s foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov, both he and his leader Joseph Stalin occasionally remarked that Nazi Germany was no longer so prompt in fulfilling its obligations to Moscow. This was relating to the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, of 23 August 1939, an agreement…

Their Wars, Our Lives: The Return of Anti-Militarism

European Secretariat of the International Peoples’ Assembly September 5-6, 2015, Helsinki, international conference “Nato and Russia in the Baltic Sea Area” organized by “No war-No Nato” committee On June 14, 2021 NATO will hold a “Summit of Allied Leaders” at its headquarters in Brussels. According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenber, the meeting “is a…

Belarus, Crimea: Ukraine Prepares for Armed Conflict in North and South

Rick Rozoff The Ukrainian government has announced that it is shoring up security and military forces in the north of the country on its border with Belarus and to the south on what it calls the administrative border of the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea: the exact language of the government and the…

Dangerous US-NATO Expansion in Norway

In recent years, the US and NATO have been militarizing the Arctic through Norway as a means to confront Russia. This militarization is increasing tensions between nuclear-armed nations. As the Arctic melts away, these powerful nations are competing for dominance in the region as new routes are established, building new military bases, constructing new radars,…

Belarusian President Latest to Warn of World War Starting in Europe

Rick Rozoff Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko met with his country’s members of parliament, members of the Constitutional Commission and other representatives of his government last week amidst the current crisis with the West that has been escalating since last summer and has intensified since the Ryanair incident of May 23. His comments included this somber…

Russia to Form 20 New Military Units in West to Counter NATO Threat

Rick Rozoff Today Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu chaired and addressed a Defence Ministry Board Session at the National Centre for State Defence Control in Moscow. The second half of his comments dwelt on plans for upgrading capabilities in the Western Military District. Shoigu warned of mounting military threats on his nation’s Western border posed…