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Belgian General: Russia is more dangerous than terrorism

Currently, Russia represents a greater threat to the West than international terrorism, leading Paris Match statement of the commander of the defense operations of the Armed Forces of Belgium, General Carl Gillis.

Gillis came to this opinion after a meeting in Rome of the presidential adviser on political issues with representatives of NATO countries.

At this meeting, the topic of terrorism was practically not raised, but the “Russian threat” was featured in each report, he noted.

According to Gillis, from the speech of the Russian official it follows that Russia has set itself the goal of establishing itself as a world superpower, for which it is turning towards the Asia-Pacific region, which plays an increasingly important role on the world stage.

Apparently, the Russians believe that we have already entered the post-American multi-polar world, therefore, they strongly reject what, in their opinion, is dictated by the United States,
He stressed.

The representative of the Russian Federation made it clear: Moscow will seek respect from other states at any cost, and that it is making efforts to undermine the European Union and NATO in order to weaken them, the commander added.

He concluded that Russia sees itself surrounded by “hot spots” of confrontation with the West, which are the Crimea, Syria, the Baltic States, the Caucasus, Afghanistan and other countries. And in order to achieve its goals, Moscow will resort, and is already resorting, to “hybrid methods”, such as political pressure, espionage, misinformation, hacking, and the like. True, Russians do not use the term "hybrid means", they say "information war", but this does not change the essence, Gillis added.

The Russian representative in his analysis was frank to the extent that Moscow’s plans became completely obvious. Her intention to preserve and even expand the sphere of influence more firmly than ever,
he concluded.
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  1. astronom1973n
    astronom1973n 10 December 2018 08: 26
    Such "Belgian generals" always want to ask what exactly Russia has done for his country and for him personally? The insanity is growing stronger every day. Already the Russian Federation has organized riots in France ...
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 10 December 2018 08: 27
      Belgian General: Russia is more dangerous than terrorism

      So, well, here is the Belgian general noted anti-Russian rhetoric, put a tick. Who is next on the list? wink
      1. Detective
        Detective 10 December 2018 09: 01
        Yes, everything, in principle, he said correctly. And of course, Russia is more dangerous for them than terrorism. terrorism itself has always been a NATO tool, just against Russia. The hot spots around Russia are also part of the anti-Russian activity reproduced by the alliance. So, why should I blame the face for crooked faces ?! And of course, Russia does not need to seek respect at all costs. The Belgian general already respects Russia very much because he is very afraid. By the way, in this he is also deeply right.
    2. vkl.47
      vkl.47 10 December 2018 08: 37
      Belgian general ... is it such a clique? Or is it from the category of British scientists?
    3. Hagalaz
      Hagalaz 10 December 2018 08: 51
      Yes, in general, everything is correctly spelled. And the bottom line is that they all understand. And our desire is not to submit to dictatorship and respect for our interests. This is indeed a threat to them. It is also significant that nobody is going to respect our interests with good.
    4. LeonidL
      LeonidL 10 December 2018 19: 25
      Do not ask the general anything ... will not answer. This rhetoric is simply part of a game called inveterate Russophobia.
    5. Astronaut
      Astronaut 12 December 2018 00: 09
      he personally did bad to Russia

      Yes, there’s nothing wrong, it's just that around the corner there are mushrooms selling hallucinogenic and sometimes people jump out of windows ..
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 10 December 2018 08: 28
    Where do these messages go? This is a simple analysis, such as in the mind, no longer lends itself.
    However, yes figs on them, they have completely different problems coming and here ours didn’t stand by.
    1. bald
      bald 10 December 2018 09: 28
      Hello Victor. The more such commanders in NATO armies, the weaker NATO.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 10 December 2018 09: 50
        Hi Vladimir. Sensation, sho geyropeysky army, if any, it will be a herd of sheep led by a goat .... shorter tagging!
        One thing I don’t understand, why is every kind of small-scale excited? They have their own problems ahead of the roof, or, out of habit, the arrows translate, until they start jumping in yellow or green vests, which is much more dangerous than they think!
        1. bald
          bald 10 December 2018 10: 39
          --- "... why is every little bit excited?" - as they say there is a demand, and even licked the owner. And what a herd of rams is good for us, if only the likes of the button are not allowed. During the union, I still respected Europe, but now !!! - not at all sorry - the enemy's muzzles in one word and who brought to this - yes, it was they who, with their attacks, instilled hatred in them.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 10 December 2018 12: 34
            I suppose that the average man doesn’t think about that .... like his, it doesn’t concern anything !!! He would have to save his ass-d-fillet from the emigrant crowd, the main concern will soon be!
            1. bald
              bald 10 December 2018 14: 25
              Let it be - otherwise they are pretending to be, let them sip to the fullest and remember Merkel with a "kind" word.
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 10 December 2018 14: 43
                She washes off on time .... she will leave for the village and everyone will forget about her if she doesn't speak from there.
  3. morpogr
    morpogr 10 December 2018 08: 30
    This is called from a sick head to a healthy one. In all its shortcomings and mistakes, Russia must be blamed immediately. hi
  4. Pivot
    Pivot 10 December 2018 08: 36
    I am surprised by any shelupon, striving to share its opinion, so you have to say that you were not asked and your opinion does not interest anyone. Only the foreign affairs agencies of the countries can make such statements, and now every sergeant in NATO imagines himself to be a god, and every day he belches something unflattering in our direction.
  5. Baloo
    Baloo 10 December 2018 08: 47
    Help the general, surround with care and attention. As if he did not fear out of the window. yes
    1. Evdokim
      Evdokim 10 December 2018 09: 23
      Quote: Balu
      Help the general, surround with care and attention. As if he did not fear out of the window.

      Nahai sighes. The defense of Great and Indestructible Belgium will not be affected. wassat
  6. Hto tama
    Hto tama 10 December 2018 08: 50
    What else can a Belgian general talk about? What kind of army is this and what is a general? Europeans have a fear of large spaces. Anything more than what they see in real life causes panic (vast territories, the army has more than 5 tanks and 3 aircraft). And terrorists bullshit for them, ordinary citizens face terror, European generals do not care about them. Well, Russophobic rhetoric is now fashionable to participate in, you see the big uncle will praise him because of the puddle yes
  7. Galleon
    Galleon 10 December 2018 09: 10
    Twice in the 20th century, the Germans, who are actually feared in Belgium (and not the Russian threat), passed through this great state without scattering the formation and without reducing the speed of tanks. Therefore, the expression "Belgian general" in itself is capable of arousing healthy laughter among competent servicemen. And what does Monsieur "Belgian General" say - and even more so.
    1. Altona
      Altona 10 December 2018 10: 21
      Quote: Galleon
      Twice in the 20th century, the Germans, whom they really fear in Belgium (rather than the Russian threat), passed through this great state without scattering the ranks and without reducing the speed of the tanks.

      They were still used by Philip of Spain as he wanted, though then they were Flanders and Wallonia. And before that, the French and Dutch kings.
  8. bald
    bald 10 December 2018 09: 25
    Another finished - finished. The old saying “you don’t wish it to the enemy” in such cases does not make sense for Belgium, the brain must somehow be washed. In general, it's good when there are such creatures in the NATO armies, they only know how to verbiage.
  9. K-50
    K-50 10 December 2018 09: 27
    General Carl Gillis, Commander of the Defense Forces of the Belgian Armed Forces: Russia poses a greater threat to the West than international terrorism

    Try to prove it to civilians. Nobody has died at the hands of Russia, except for terrorists, in contrast to the many thousands of victims of international terrorism. Yes, and the "brightest" coalitions were actively noted in this.
    In general, for such words about Russia, a "salvation" brigade with an ice ax should go to such "talkers".
    How much can Russia in all troubles and unprovenly blame !!!!?
    On the count of this "general" !!! am
  10. Altona
    Altona 10 December 2018 09: 29
    Russia certainly poses an existential threat to them. Firstly, the largest territory is held, although the majority is cold and uncomfortable. Secondly, it potentially carries a different type of civilization, more fair to people and the environment. Although, of course, the second is worse. Probably they did the pension reform in order to finish off the last witnesses of the USSR. For these reasons, they never liked Russia. And so, there was a continuous struggle with Russia, starting with Napoleon, and then with the Crimean War, when the West began to get an obvious technological advantage, the West launched open clashes with the Russian Empire, and then with the USSR.
  11. venik
    venik 10 December 2018 09: 34
    "..... The Russian representative in his analysis was frank to such an extent that Moscow's plans became quite obvious. Her intention save и even expand sphere of influence more firmly than ever "he (Gillies) concluded. ......"
    Interesting - pretending to be a "fool" or is he? Where did he see a major power with different goals? Or thinks that this "privilege" is exclusively the privilege of the United States and its European "satellites" ??? am
  12. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 10 December 2018 09: 47
    As you already got !!! Now the Belgian authority decided to promote with the help of Russia ...
  13. vlad.svargin
    vlad.svargin 10 December 2018 09: 49
    Belgian General: Russia is more dangerous than terrorism

    This general resembles a character from Krylov's fable (Mouse and Rat):
    If they reach their claws,
    That is true, a lion cannot be alive:
    There is no beast stronger than a cat! ”
    How many times have I seen, notice it yourself:
    When a coward is afraid of whom,
    That thinks that on that
    The whole world looks through his eyes.
  14. Kawado
    Kawado 10 December 2018 09: 55
    Apparently, the Russians believe that we have already entered the post-American multipolar world, therefore they strongly reject what they think is the dictate of the United States,

    the Belgians began to suspect something ...)))
    No, Carl, specifically you until you’ve entered nowhere, your world is still monopolar and complete dictatorship of the United States, there is no reason for panic.
  15. Givi_49
    Givi_49 10 December 2018 09: 56
    The general is right. They control terrorism, but Russia in no way. So they are afraid.
  16. svp67
    svp67 10 December 2018 10: 43
    It had to be so "stoned" ... how could he not jump out of the window, shouting: "The Russians have come"
  17. Elephant
    Elephant 10 December 2018 10: 56
    It is interesting to read the analysis of the Russian representative that he voiced such a thing there and why he frightened the senile Belgian Gillis so much !? fool
  18. vredlo
    vredlo 10 December 2018 11: 28
    general let lips wipe and then just kissed the American ass
  19. bogart047
    bogart047 10 December 2018 12: 54
    "Belgian general" is already ridiculous.
  20. faiver
    faiver 10 December 2018 15: 35
    Surely Russia, in addition to the Baltic states, also wants to seize Belgium? laughing
  21. Spine
    Spine 10 December 2018 16: 04
    Russia is more dangerous than terrorism

    Is this news? Russians have always ruined your global plans, and now they are doing it no matter what .. Is it time for the next "exceptional" to break the back or is it too early gentlemen?
  22. Alexander not great
    Alexander not great 10 December 2018 18: 24
    Russia does not want to coexist with NATO, it is more profitable for it to "gray" zones, buffers, so to speak, and you can always show it on TV) they say what do you want like in Ukraine?
  23. bone1
    bone1 10 December 2018 18: 57
    Russia got the Belgian general in the end, can he shoot himself and not suffer? laughing
  24. aleks.29ru
    aleks.29ru 10 December 2018 21: 04
    Belgian general thinks (_! _) Oh.
  25. Dzafdet
    Dzafdet 11 December 2018 18: 12
    They said all this in 1939-1941. Did you want to fight again? Nude, nude, flag their hands and drum around their necks!