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Aggressor in the shoes of a defender: what the United States wants to prove with the teachings of Defender 2020

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As the Defender Europe 2020 military exercises draw near, an information campaign is under way in the West to justify them. The countries participating in the global action have already begun arrangements for the transfer of armed forces and military equipment to Russian borders.


In particular, on February 3, the first ship with the logistic units of the British Armed Forces arrived in the Belgian port of Antwerp, designed to ensure the further deployment of the NATO group. In late February, American troops are expected to arrive in Europe with their subsequent dispatch to the Baltic states and Poland.

Against this background, some senior officials, including the NATO bloc, continue to publicly declare the harmlessness of the Defender 2020 exercises and their extremely defensive nature of actions. On February 3, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in an interview with the French publication AFP said that the goal of the massive deployment of US forces in Europe is not Russia at all.

However, the statements of the Norwegian official have nothing to do with reality and are deliberate deceit, or rather, hypocrisy, which has become the hallmark of the West for at least several decades.

Despite the fact that, at the official level, the “Defender” is not connected with a specific country, the geographical connection of maneuvers to the Baltic states and Poland gives every reason to believe that not only defensive, but also offensive actions of about 37 thousand military personnel out of 18 will be worked out NATO countries and block partners. That is how many military men will concentrate on 10 training grounds of Poland and the Baltic states, which border, including the Kaliningrad region.

Stoltenberg is filled with pride "for the largest deployment of American troops in Europe over the past 25 years." He is confident that Defender Europe will demonstrate "the ability to quickly move large forces from the US to Europe" to "help protect other allies of the alliance if necessary." In the meantime, everything looks like an upcoming aggressor action in the shoes of the defender.

However, including in the West, there is an opinion that large-scale US exercises in Europe are a pre-planned action. As you know, this year from February to May in Lithuania and Latvia will be held celebrations dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the restoration of independence from the Soviet Union. Estonians will celebrate the 29th anniversary of the acquisition of state sovereignty from the USSR.

In addition, do not forget that 2020 in Russia was declared the year of memory and glory in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. It is possible that with the help of Defender in the West they are trying to overshadow the anniversary celebrations dedicated to the victory of the USSR, and at the same time denigrate the decisive contribution of Soviet soldiers to the defeat of Nazi troops and the liberation of Europe. Say, at present, the role of the defender is assigned to the United States, which is entitled to transfer an unprecedented number of its troops to European territory.

Therefore, it is important that, when covering Defender Europe 2020, in the West, after 75 years, they remember the lessons stories and accidentally did not overestimate the capabilities of the United States and its Baltic allies in Europe.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 4 February 2020 14: 08
    +3
    Well, we mean we are waiting for the beginning of our exercises on that theater, as opposed to ...
    1. JonnyT
      JonnyT 4 February 2020 14: 16
      -1
      And if a provocation ??? If our troops stand nearby, then provocations cannot be avoided. Therefore, it is only necessary to strengthen border control and naturally observe. Let them piss off and retire.
      1. cost
        cost 4 February 2020 15: 39
        0
        Quote: JonnyT
        And if a provocation ??? If our troops stand nearby, then provocations cannot be avoided. Therefore, only border controls need to be strengthened.

        How to strengthen? What exactly do you propose to do?
        1. JonnyT
          JonnyT 4 February 2020 16: 06
          +1
          Switch to enhanced service mode, increase alertness
          1. cost
            cost 4 February 2020 16: 34
            +2
            Switch to enhanced service mode

            Be calm. At the time of military exercises near the borders of the Russian Federation exercises always UPS mode is entered. This is elementary truth.
            increase vigilance

            Lord Don’t you really think that our guys at the posts and on guard watch the seeds husk, and do glossy magazines discuss?
    2. Siberia 75
      Siberia 75 4 February 2020 14: 17
      +2
      Quote: svp67
      Well, we mean we are waiting for the beginning of our exercises on that theater, as opposed to ...

      Yes, to be honest, it’s not interesting anymore. Let yourself play
      1. Lelek
        Lelek 4 February 2020 16: 41
        0
        Quote: Siberia 75
        Yes, to be honest, it’s not interesting anymore. Let yourself play

        hi
        This is not a game, this is a "help for trousers" for the Young Europeans and our "exes" who have joined them - they say "we are here, we are on one leg, do not bite and calmly bite this nasty Rashka." Supporting tension at our borders due to the fact that many "old Europeans" have begun to change their vector towards Russia, which is like death for the staff. So Pompeo's visit performed the same function of the pathogen, which coincided with the preparation of the exercise. In general, they tense in all directions.
        1. Siberia 75
          Siberia 75 4 February 2020 16: 48
          -2
          Quote: Lelek
          These are "trousers for trousers" for the Young Europeans and our "exes" who joined them - they say "we are here, we are on the same leg, do not bite and calmly bite this nasty Rashka".

          It seemed to me that this was no longer relevant. Yesterday. "Bored girls (s)"
      2. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 4 February 2020 17: 33
        +1
        Quote: Siberia 75
        Quote: svp67
        Well, we mean we are waiting for the beginning of our exercises on that theater, as opposed to ...

        Yes, to be honest, it’s not interesting anymore. Let yourself play

        Let it play, let it play, but taking control centers at the sight will not be amiss. When they become aware of what may fly into their heads, they will not be tempted to break the rules of the game. yes
    3. cniza
      cniza 4 February 2020 16: 27
      +1
      Quote: svp67
      Well, we mean we are waiting for the beginning of our exercises on that theater, as opposed to ...


      Without fail and in number twice as much.
      1. svp67
        svp67 4 February 2020 16: 30
        +1
        Quote: cniza
        Without fail and in number twice as much.

        Let's just say, in sufficient, to repel an unexpected blow in numbers and with weapons
        1. cniza
          cniza 4 February 2020 17: 01
          +1
          And it’s even better to conduct exercises at the same time in the Kaliningrad region and Belarus.
          1. svp67
            svp67 4 February 2020 19: 26
            +4
            Quote: cniza
            And it’s even better to conduct exercises at the same time in the Kaliningrad region and Belarus.

            Unfortunately, but it looks like at this moment Belarus is waking up to play "their" teachings, to protect the "eastern border", that is, from us (((
            1. cniza
              cniza 4 February 2020 19: 43
              +1
              I don’t think the Old Man will come to Moscow now and agree on everything, this is not the first time.
              1. svp67
                svp67 4 February 2020 19: 46
                +1
                Quote: cniza
                I don’t think the Old Man will come to Moscow now and agree on everything, this is not the first time.

                God grant, but so far there has been information about the preparation of such teachings.
                1. cniza
                  cniza 4 February 2020 19: 50
                  +2
                  It happens with the dad, everything works with the old methods, though this time he "advanced" deeply ... lol
  2. Operator
    Operator 4 February 2020 14: 16
    +4
    # Kentucky laughing


    Crisp rednecks with AK and camouflage of the Russian company Orion Special in the lobby of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Kentucky, USA, Frankfort, February 1, 2020

    PS Fort Knox is located in Kentucky with gold reserves from the United States and other Western countries
  3. Skay
    Skay 4 February 2020 14: 18
    +2
    And how much stink of them was when we conducted our exercises on our territory! ..
    1. Azazelo
      Azazelo 4 February 2020 14: 35
      -2
      you need to spend on a cube and shoot at 300 miles from the statue of liberty with calibers ...
  4. Dimka75
    Dimka75 4 February 2020 14: 19
    +3
    I liked the article because even the Author is indicated. Amazing
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 4 February 2020 14: 27
    +1
    Defender Europe will demonstrate “the ability to quickly move large forces from the US to Europe” to “help protect other allies of the alliance if necessary”

    Yes, yes, when the last time, the freedom-loving geyropu Aloizovich crushed under him, no one jumped behind a curse ... although something was blaming about it and without.
    if with her, the "old woman", which will happen. it will certainly figure it out, SHE will arrange it!
  6. Ros 56
    Ros 56 4 February 2020 14: 28
    -3
    What are they so naive, this is not the time of WWII, when it was necessary to get to Germany still had the appropriate equipment. And now their entire logistic structure in half an hour will be thinned maximum and ..... that's all. The war is over. Any roads can do, bridges and gas stations will be destroyed and only on foot and swim further. And who will go to war besides the striped? And that, too, is not necessary, for thousands of kilometers from the house it is not known what to lay heads for. Well, let them have fun, play war games, we, too, with the boys loved to play war.
  7. Timon2155
    Timon2155 4 February 2020 14: 35
    0
    Well, the money invested in NATO somehow needs to be justified in the eyes of the European taxpayer. So they are cocking. Like, they’re such a warrior! Like, there is gunpowder in the flasks! No wonder contributions are paid! Well, in that spirit more ...
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    1. Nikolaih
      Nikolaih 4 February 2020 14: 54
      +4
      Well yes. On the border with Russia, they are preparing to compete with China. The Germans also gathered troops on the USSR border against England.
      1. cniza
        cniza 4 February 2020 16: 24
        +1
        The situation is very similar, I hope the mind wins.
      2. marmalade
        marmalade 4 February 2020 17: 13
        -3
        you still compare uganda with england laughing
    2. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 4 February 2020 15: 50
      -1
      Quote: Marmalade
      with these teachings they are preparing to compete with China

      And why then not in South Korea or Japan, for example, a party is planned?
      1. marmalade
        marmalade 4 February 2020 17: 13
        -3
        there’s nowhere to deploy
        1. Vasyan1971
          Vasyan1971 4 February 2020 17: 33
          +1
          Quote: Marmalade
          there’s nowhere to deploy

          It would be a desire ....
  9. Thrifty
    Thrifty 4 February 2020 15: 00
    -2
    It would seem that our observers should be at such exercises, as far as I remember! But, as always, they will not be allowed to go there!
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 4 February 2020 15: 51
      0
      Quote: Thrifty
      But, as always, they will not be allowed to go there!

      From space we'll see.
  10. cniza
    cniza 4 February 2020 16: 23
    +1
    However, including in the West, there is an opinion that large-scale US exercises in Europe are a pre-planned action.


    And well trained.
  11. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 4 February 2020 17: 08
    +1
    "What they want to prove" ... Nothing! Don't you see what, women of fashion want to show off their hats.
  12. boni592807
    boni592807 4 February 2020 18: 16
    +1
    About our NATO "partners":
    In the United States, work is underway to adjust its strategy. see Asia Times article: Why did the US forget how to win wars? February 2, 2019 09:15 (https://cont.ws/@ramires/1215635) One of the conclusions of the professor
    National Defense University Sean McFate - cyberspace will be one of the decisive future battlefields. . The true power of cyber weapons is hidden not able to spy or cyberattack on enemy targets, it consists in propaganda, which must be taken very seriously .. . Those who read, and not only, know their developments in this direction and, basically, their plan.

    So, fantasize! hi
    If parts of their contingent, especially from the middle of. the link, to the soldier - participants of the exercises (according to the national formations of the countries of the NATO member states) will come from a simple ... (at the discretion of the decision makers - an ave. girl or a boy from Russia. Nevertheless, we should NOT "give" them Samantha (USSR) or the current Gretta Thunberg) "gift - postcard" is better in electronic form with congratulations on the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Second World War. Wishing you success in your studies and wishes COME BACK HOME!!! In the appendix (electrical presentation) with a sample of national composition on the participation of THEIR countries in 2MB and as whom, the results and consequences of THIS. Briefly making a parallel in terms of the number of military and technical personnel with Germany in 1941 and the current NATO exercises.
    We must also share our memory with our "partners" (VVP itself gave instructions on submitting data from WW2 archives) without sentimentality (scans of letters from l / s, for example, from Stalingrad, video chronicles, including THEM ... Munich to Berlin in 1945
    At the end of the postcard touching final postscript (if it is, for example, from our MASHA - "... We look, we see, we remember, we are ready !!! ..." soldier
    How will IM be played at the borders of Russia in the "pleasant expectation of the" zvizdets "here and now ?! There is no "butting" in hand-to-hand combat, namely Zvets ...!
    It is doubtful that even THEIR PMCs would be "cheerful and cheerful" and "eager" to "play"!
    Money, of course, does not smell, but THERE, as you know, it is useless.
    Give you introduce their findings into their same consciousness !!! See 1st paragraph in written belay