Alignment of Parties:
USA, Britannia, Canada,
Australia, France, Germania,
China, Russia,
Italy, Hungary,
Undecided: NATO,
Pretend: Turkey,
17.02.17 - World War Three is now a 'serious threat', prominent historian warns: “In that sense I think aftermath of 1907 is as interesting as 1930s. “Because after 1907 foreign ministries, defence ministries, intelligence agencies started to operationalise information – to think that information was essential to control of military events – and there was a kind of arms race in terms of communications control. “And we’re seeing that kind of arms race at moment I think.” Responding to political commentators comparing 1930s, before outbreak of World War Two, and global politics today ”…

17.02.11 - - A historian claims Steve Bannon repeatedly tried to prompt him into saying that US was on brink of a third world war. David Kaiser said Donald Trump’s now chief White House strategist “really made an effort” in a 2009 interview to persuade him “fourth turning” would be at least as big as Second World War. Mr Bannon’s belief that global society repeats itself and runs in cycles, divided up by a war every 80 or 100 years, has been well documented in recent weeks...

2016 Presidential campaign in United States was of keen interest to Putin. He loathed Obama, who had applied economic sanctions against Putin’s cronies after annexation of Crimea and invasion of eastern Ukraine. (Russian state television derided Obama as “weak,” “uncivilized,” and a “eunuch.”) Clinton, in Putin’s view, was worse—the embodiment of liberal interventionist strain of U.S. foreign policy, more hawkish than Obama, and an obstacle to ending sanctions and reëstablishing Russian geopolitical influence. At same time, Putin deftly flattered Trump, who was uncommonly positive in his statements about Putin’s strength and effectiveness as a leader. As early as 2007, Trump declared that Putin was “doing a great job in rebuilding image of Russia and also rebuilding Russia period.” In 2013, before visiting Moscow for Miss Universe pageant, Trump wondered, in a tweet, if he would meet Putin, and, “if so, will he become my new best friend?” During Presidential campaign, Trump delighted in saying that Putin was a superior leader who had turned Obama Administration into a “laughingstock.” In February, 2014, hours after President Victor Yanukovych of Ukraine, weakened by months of protests, fled Kiev, Putin made decision to invade Crimea. He feared that Ukraine would turn its back on Russia and gravitate toward Europe. It was a way for Putin to signal, loudly and rudely, that he was finished going along with Western-led order. It was personal as well. Michael Morell, a former deputy director of C.I.A., said that fall of Yanukovych led Putin to worry about his own power and well-being. “It happened in heart of Slavic world, and he could not allow it to become a precedent for a similar movement in Russia against him,” Morell said. “He had to crush it.” - If World War Three does kick off how will it start?
There was a time when it seemed like prospect of war with likes of Russia and China had disappeared with end of Cold War. However, tense relationships between world’s major military players means that outbreak of another global conflict is a distinct possibility.

3 - Signs Third World War has Already Begun:
  - Russia and Ukraine are still in a strained situation. question of Crimea, annexed by Russia, hasn’t been resolved. Russian army continues to strengthen its military presence there. Why? first two world wars erupted over questions of territory claimed by both sides.
  - On all continents, countries are run by leaders who have no qualms about threatening their neighbors. Putin in Russia as well as Kim Jong-un in North Korea seem ready to do anything to sustain their ambitions. From one provocation to next, where will their logic lead these armies?
  - First two world wars were fed by territorial ambitions of a few heads of state. Today, territories are claimed by countries with military superpowers, like Russia in Ukraine, or China over Taiwan and Chinese waters.
  - Eight years after George W. Bush left White House; will American voters once more give politicians reason to indulge in hawkish one-upmanship? rise of Donald Trump and his victory in Republican primaries reflect growing radicalization in American electorate. Will it cause a new war?
  - League of Nations, which preceded United Nations, was unable to prevent Second World War. Today, UN seems overrun by conflicts devastating Africa and Middle East. Simply take note that Human Rights Commission for UN is composed notably of China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia.
  - Since Ronald Reagan’s Star Wars initiative and inability of Soviets to keep up with ambitious American military program, United States had no more rival on that front. Yet, from here on in, China has positioned itself in direct competition with Uncle Sam, thanks to its growing economy and technology it acquired over last few years. If Cold War was sometimes called third world war, could technological and military confrontation between China and United States herald a fourth world war, also a cold one? - US and Russia could 'start Third World War over Syria conflict
  Continuing slowness of economic growth in high-income economies has prompted soul-searching among economists.
They have looked to weak demand, rising inequality, Chinese competition, over-regulation,
inadequate infrastructure and an exhaustion of new technological ideas as possible culprits ...

3 - NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence:
  is an allied, forward deployed defense and deterrence posture in Eastern Europe to protect and reassure NATO's Eastern member states. Following Russia's annexation of Crimea and invasion of Ukraine, NATO member states agreed at 2016 Warsaw summit to forward deploy four multinational battalion battle groups to NATO members most at risk of a Russian attack

Tracking U.S. Naval Update Map shows approximate current locations of US Carrier Strike Groups and Amphibious Ready Groups, based on available open-source information. CSGs and ARGs are keys to US dominance over world's oceans. A CSG is centered on an aircraft carrier, which projects US naval and air power and supports a Carrier Air Wing, or CVW. CSG includes significant offensive strike capability ... - USS Porter Departs Black Sea
  BOSPHORUS STRAIT – Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) departed Black Sea, Feb. 11, 2017 after conducting maritime security operations, theatre security engagements with allies and partners, and participating in multi-national exercise Sea Shield 2017. - Boosting NATO’s presence in east and southeast
  An important component of NATO’s strengthened deterrence and defence posture is military presence in eastern and southeastern parts of Alliance territory. Allies are implementing 2016 Warsaw Summit decisions to establish NATO’s forward presence in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland and to develop a tailored forward presence in Black Sea region. - U.S. troops deploy in Bulgaria as Mattis meets NATO in Brussels
  U.S. deployment at joint U.S.-Bulgarian military base at Novo Selo in east of Black Sea country is part of operation Atlantic Resolve, aimed at showing Moscow Washington's commitment to its allies, ministry said.
U.S. Army tanks reach Latvia; Russia calls NATO moves a threat
  Feb. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Army deployed 225 soldiers, 15 M1A2 Abrams battle tanks and six Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Latvia as part of NATO's Operation Atlantic Resolve in response to Russian aggression in Europe. Members of U.S. Army's 3rd Brigade, which arrived in Latvia's northern municipality of Garkalne, Vidzeme, on Wednesday, replaced those from 173rd Brigade as part of a rotation
. - German and Belgian Nato troops arrive
  in Lithuania amid growing Russia security fears First of 1,200-strong Nato force deployed near Russian exclave of Kaliningrad


17.07.17 WW3 fears: New Russian ICBMs can ‘RIP APART’ America’s anti-missile system: RUSSIA has sent a direct military threat to America warning Washington their new intercontinental ballistic missiles can “rip apart” anti-missile systems. These weapons are able to clear the United States’ missile defence (Dmitry Rogozin)

16.11.07 - NATO Places 300,000 Troops On "High Alert" In Readiness For Confrontation With Russia
  Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg announced that NATO: “We have seen Russia being much more active in many different ways.” “We have seen a more assertive Russia implementing a substantial military build-up over many years; tripling defence spending since 2000 in real terms; developing new military capabilities; exercising their forces and using military force against neighbours.” Adam Thomson, outgoing permanent representative to Nato: measures come in response to Russia flexing its military might abroad, allegedly conducting cyber attacks on Washington and holding nuclear war drills at home - - - - NATO to boost naval presence in Black Sea
  Jens Stoltenberg said decision taken by alliance defense ministers in Brussels was not designed to be a provocation at a time of heightened tension with Russia, which annexed Black Sea peninsula of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.

Four multinational battalion battle groups will be based in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, and led by United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and United States:

Estonia multinational battalion battle group based in Tapa: Lead nation: United Kingdom
Supported by: France and (from 2018) Denmark

Latvia multinational battalion battle group based in Adazi: Lead nation: Canada
Supported by: Albania, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, and Spain

Lithuania multinational battalion battle group based in Rukla:
Lead nation: Germany Supported by: Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway and (from 2018) Croatia and France

Poland multinational battalion battle group based in Orzysz: Lead nation: United States
Supported by: Romania, UK, and Croatia

Troops serving in multinational battalion battle groups will rotate every six months and train and operate with their host nations' militaries.


CSIS - Center for Strategic and International Studies

Russia - NATO A2AD - This map provides a broad view of anti-access/area denial (A2AD) situation in Europe. A2AD forces contribute to denying military access to a region and hinder freedom of maneuver. Russia has invested considerable energy into developing these capabilities and carefully positioning them to maximize their strategic effect.

By Sara Flounders posted on July 12, 2017
Old preconceptions and terms must be challenged in order to have an accurate view of present international situation. Today’s Russian Federation is a vastly different state - socially, politically, economically and militarily - from Union of Soviet Socialist Republics of even 27 years ago. But US military expenditures are estimated at 36 percent to almost 50 percent of total global military expenditures. Russia's expenditures are 4 to 5 percent of global total. There is an insatiable drive to control Russia's great wealth by largest banks and corporations. Economic sanctions imposed by U.S. and EU at this time were specifically designed to hit Russia in its energy sector, where country is most vulnerable...

Explained: Ukraine’s Case Against RF at Hague. Analyzing evidence presented by Ukraine accusing of supporting “terrorism” Ukraine claims that Russia bears responsibility for these acts of “terrorism” in Donbas through its funding, outfitting, and support of separatist forces. Seven civilians died and more than thirty were injured after Russia-backed separatist forces carried out a bombardment of Kramatorsk on February 10, 2015. An investigation from International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) found that thirty-two projectiles were fired from four Smerch systems from separatist-controlled territory. Many of other claims made by Russian representatives are absurd when we consider available open source information, especially claim that Russia has not provided weapons or funds to separatist forces.

European Union External Action to Ukraine Council adopts temporary trade preferences “With today's decision, we are allowing more Ukrainian products to be exported to the EU. It is our duty to support Ukraine and strengthen our economic and political ties, also in the face of the ongoing conflict on its soil." - Return Nuclear Status:
In postwar history, annexation of a part of a sovereign country's territory to aggressor state has no precedent
Do Kazakhstan and Ukraine have legal right to return nuclear weapon program due to canceling Budapest memorandum assurance?

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In postwar history, annexation of a part of a sovereign country's territory to aggressor state has no precedent.

Referendum in Ukraine: a Return Nuclear Status!
Russia's aggression against Ukraine has led to RF international isolation, including NATO's suspension of all practical cooperation with Russia. Moscow's takeover of Crimea brazenly defied UN Charter, seizing a part of Ukraine's sovereign territory by military force.

Annexing a neighboring country’s territory by force, Putin overturned in a single stroke assumptions on which post-Cold War European order has rested.

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CBS - Making America's risk of a financial crisis great again
In decades prior to financial crisis, U.S. underwent a period of financial deregulation under assumption that market forces would prevent financial institutions from taking excessive risk. In particular, shadow banking system -- financial institutions that don’t operate as traditional banks -- was lightly regulated...

17.01.22 • Eastern European countries back NATO support against Russia
After Russia annexed Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine three years ago, Obama administration decided to send thousands of American soldiers to Eastern Europe to reinforce its NATO allies. U.S. Ambassador to Poland Paul Jones joins Alison Stewart to discuss ongoing security situation in Europe

17.01.22 • U.S. NATO troops surge in Europe after Russian aggression
Obama administration sent thousands of American troops to Europe through North Atlantic Treaty Organization in response to Russian aggression -- largest deployment since end of Cold War. It’s a move that has been denounced by Russia. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports from Germany and Poland about military mission.


European Council Council of European UnionIllegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol:
17.06.19 EU extends sanctions by one year
EU sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis: In response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and deliberate destabilisation of a neighbouring sovereign country, the EU has imposed restrictive measures against the Russian Federation...

17.02.03 What U.N. Ambassador Haley's Comment On Russia Really Means by Kenneth Rapoza, Sectoral sanctions impact Russia's most powerful companies and some of its most powerful oligarchs, from Sberbank to Rosneft, run by Vladimir Putin's close associate, Igor Sechin, a man known locally as "Darth Vader". Removal of those sanctions would likely imply that Russia removes counter-sanctions on European agribusiness. Sanctions are dependent on a Russian-Ukraine peace deal signed last year in Minsk, Belarus. Judging be recent fighting in eastern Ukraine, it appears this peace deal is not working for either side.

17.02.03 • UN Ambassador Haley hits Russia hard on Ukraine • By Nicole Gaouette and Richard Roth, US ambassador to United Nations offered a strong condemnation of Russia in her first appearance at UN Security Council on Thursday, calling on Moscow to de-escalate violence in eastern Ukraine and saying that US sanctions against Moscow would remain in place until it withdraws from Crimea. "United States continues to condemn and call for an immediate end to Russian occupation of Crimea," said Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump's envoy to world body. "Crimea is a part of Ukraine. Our Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until Russia returns control over peninsula to Ukraine." Haley was speaking at an emergency UN meeting about a sudden upsurge in violence in eastern Ukraine, where Russian-backed separatists have been fighting Ukrainian army. Her remarks were noTABLE for stark difference between her rhetoric and Trump's...

17.02.02 • Haley: Russian sanctions will continue under Trump • by AIDAN QUIGLEY, U.S. ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley said Thursday Trump administration will continue U.S. sanctions on Russia over its occupation of Crimea. “Crimea is a part of Ukraine,”

16.11.22 • Switzerland mirrors EU & US sanctions on Crimean parliamentarians

16.11.16 Hague Tribunal recognizes Crimean annexation as military conflict between Russia and Ukraine: International Criminal Court (ICC) in Hague has recognized annexation of Crimean peninsula as a military conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and a Russian occupation of Ukrainian territory. This is according to annual issued by Prosecutor of Hague-based International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda on November 14, 2016.


But there is also “alternativEnglishBRexit for BRENTER - casus belli:

1854 ) - Many wars have been fought on grounds of strategic importance of a region; many wars have been fought over religious differences. Crimean War was result of both factors.

17.02.27 - Russia is undermining Europe’s democracies
One of the most startling allegations in a January report by U.S. intelligence agencies about Russian hacking was this sentence: “Russia has sought to influence elections across Europe.” This warning of a campaign far broader than the U.S. got little attention in America. Russians are masters of what they call “active measures” in the “information space.” Their intelligence services have been using “fake news” and stolen information for more than a century to try to manipulate Europe and America.


But there is also “ITALternative
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- Italy to spend billions to rebuild quake-damaged towns -
- l'Italia risponde alla Ue: "Gli scostamenti dovuti a sisma e migranti" -
- lʼItalia chiede allʼEuropa 7 miliardi di euro soltanto per il sisma -


Настанет год – России черный год – Когда царей корона упадет, Забудет червь к ним прежнюю любовь,
И пища многих будет смерть и кровь; Когда детей, когда невинных жен Низвергнутый не защитит закон;
Когда чума от смрадных, мертвых тел Начнет бродить среди печальных сел, Чтобы платком из хижин вызывать;
И станет глад сей бедный край терзать, И зарево окрасит волны рек – В тот день явится мощный человек,
И ты его узнаешь – и поймешь, Зачем в руке его булатный нож. И горе для тебя! Твой плач, твой стон
Ему тогда покажется смешон; И будет все ужасно, мрачно в нем, Как плащ его с возвышенным челом.