In response, Russia has moved its own troops within its country near those borders, causing serious military tensions to rise among multiple nuclear-armed powers. Throughout 2016, the Russian and U.S. militaries have engaged in increasingly provocative and aggressive maneuvers against one another. This week, the U.S. began deploying 4,000 troops to Poland, “the biggest deployment of US troops in Europe since the end of the cold war.”
It was in this context that Corbyn said it is “unfortunate that troops have gone up to the border on both sides,” adding that “he wanted to see better relations between Russia, NATO and the EU.” The Labour leader explained that while Russia has engaged in serious human rights abuses both domestically and in Syria, there must be a “better relationships between both sides . . . there cannot be a return to a Cold War mentality.”
The response to Corbyn’s call for better relations and de-escalation of tensions with Moscow was swift and predictable. The armed forces minister for Britain’s right-wing government, Mike Penning, accused Corbyn of being a collaborator with the Kremlin:
“These comments suggest that the Labour leader would rather collaborate with Russian aggression than mutually support Britain’s Nato allies. As with Trident, everything Labour says and does shows that they cannot be trusted with Britain’s national security.”
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I am not aware that Russia has threatened to attack either the US or the UK; nor Europe for that matter. So why are US and UK troops massing on Russia's border? And why are Trump and Corbyn supposed to be traitors? Anyone calling for peace and de-escalation at this point should be hailed as a true patriot. Do warmongers "love" their country? Hell, no!
Did we have a national referendum which approved a war with Russia? Has Congress authorized an attack on Russia? Is the US president now capable of starting a major war on his own authority during his last week in office, a war which cannot benefit We The People in any way?
The true existential threat to the US is the morons who now control the US "national security state" - Obama ad-Dajjal, Joe Biden, John McCain, John Brennan, and their ilk; and their apparent accomplices and enablers such as Bill and Hillary Clinton and George Soros.
It is truly sad so see how far into the abyss we have fallen.
On this Martin Luther King Day 2017, I urge all of you to read Dr. King's speech "Beyond Vietnam -- A Time to Break Silence". Here is a portion of what he said:
Somehow this madness must cease. We must stop now. I speak as a child of God and brother to the suffering poor of Vietnam. I speak for those whose land is being laid waste, whose homes are being destroyed, whose culture is being subverted. I speak of the -- for the poor of America who are paying the double price of smashed hopes at home, and death and corruption in Vietnam. I speak as a citizen of the world, for the world as it stands aghast at the path we have taken. I speak as one who loves America, to the leaders of our own nation: The great initiative in this war is ours; the initiative to stop it must be ours.
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America did not want to hear anything like this in 1967, so Dr. King was murdered. Fifty years later, we apparently still do not want to hear it. Instead we continue to vilify and/or kill anyone who tries to make peace:
- and now Trump?
But we had better listen, because this HAS to stop. This blood lust has nearly destroyed our nation, and it has the potential to put the final nails into our coffins.