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"Grouping" against Russia

According to the draft budget for the 2017 fiscal year, the United States proposes to spend 4,3 billion dollars on the "containment" of Russia. Washington intends to support the NATO countries with money, as well as its European allies in order to "resist Russian aggression." Some particularly zealous "hawks" are unhappy: for example, Senator McCain believes that the "defense spending" of the United States should not decrease, but grow. Meanwhile, the NATO bloc is starting to prepare a bridgehead at the borders of Russia, media reported.
"Grouping" against Russia

Financial support of the states of NATO and the European allies of Washington is included in the project of the budget of the USA for 2017 financial year with a view of "resisting the Russian aggression", transfers TASS.

“The budget includes more than $ 4,3 billion to provide political, economic, diplomatic and military support in order to increase resilience and reduce the vulnerability of NATO partner countries and allied countries in Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia,” said a document published on the website of the budget administration of the White House. It is alleged that this was done “in response to the growing attempts of the Russian Federation to exert pressure on the foreign and domestic policies of neighboring countries”.

The White House insists that the money is meant for “strengthening democracy, government, strengthening the defense capabilities” of the allies. Assistance will also contribute to “strengthening the rule of law,” anti-corruption reforms, “promoting European integration, diversifying trade, and improving energy security.” The US administration notes that the costs will be aimed at "deterring" the actions of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova.

The TASS correspondent also reports that the State Department is planning to allocate 2017 million to the article “Countering Russian Aggression” in the 952 fiscal year. A representative of the Department of State brought them to a telephone briefing for journalists. The TASS correspondent asked him to clarify which programs lie behind the article with this wording. The presenter of the briefing explained that the allocations are focused primarily on Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova. They are also intended for the countries of Central Asia. The American diplomat confirmed that funding was intended, among other things, to strengthen the military potential of the listed countries.

In general, under the article "Countering Russian aggression", the executive branch of the United States would like to spend $ 4,3 billion, the correspondent said. The lion's share of these funds should get the Pentagon (3,4 billion dollars). The US Department of War expects to strengthen its NATO allies and expand the US military presence in Europe.

However, even such articles with such large expenses are not enough for some American soldiers.

In particular, Senator McCain expressed his dissatisfaction with insufficient “defense” spending.

Chairman of the US Senate Armed Forces Committee, John McCain, criticized the defense portion of the budget contributed by Barack Obama, reports RIA News".

“The Committee will consider in detail the President’s request on the defense budget, but it’s already clear that this request is not adequate to the threats to national security that we face and the growing demands that they impose,” said the senator. After all, adhering to the spending limits established by agreement, B.H. Obama proposes to spend billions of dollars less on 17 for the US defense than the assessment of his own administration requires.

Mr. McCain believes that Obama rightly requests additional funding to support European allies, the presence of US troops in Afghanistan, and military operations against IS. However, the belligerent senator does not consider it appropriate to reduce the cost of “other important needs”: “But instead of demanding an increase in defense spending that reflects our military needs, the president demands to try to pay for the increased needs by reducing other important needs.”

What do Russian experts think about the estimated expenditures of the United States under the budget line “Countering Russian Aggression”?

Director of the Franklin Roosevelt Foundation for the Study of the USA Yuri Rogulev told the newspaper "Sight"that such documents are always aimed at expanding the military budget.

“To increase it, you need to somehow justify this increase. Therefore, the corresponding rhetoric with regard to Russia comes into play, ”he told the correspondent.

The expert recalled that, accepting similar documents earlier, the United States as soon as they tried to explain the appropriations: they talked about opposing Moscow, and even about the US lagging behind the USSR or the Russian Federation militarily.

“Any state should develop its own armed forces, looking at the advanced armed forces of other states,” said the deputy director of the Institute for US and Canadian Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, head of the Military Reform Support Fund, retired Major Pavel Zolotarev, told Vzglyad. “And the fact that they chose to compare our armed forces is a positive thing, it is to a certain extent an assessment of the level and direction of development of our armed forces.”

But Pavel Danilin, general director of the Center for Political Analysis, doubts that the phrase “resisting Russian aggression” or “deterring Russia” may appear in the US government document. In the comment Reedus This expert said that the draft budget with such formulations does not have a chance to pass a congressional hearing.

The expert recalled that the relevant expense items were always included in the US federal budget, but were called differently, for example, the cost of "supporting democracy in Russia."

Meanwhile, NATO has begun preparations for a bridgehead at the borders of Russia. At least, the Russian media write about this, pointing to the statement by the NATO Secretary General about strengthening the alliance’s military presence in Eastern Europe.

News under the heading "NATO begins to prepare a bridgehead at the Russian borders" appeared on the website of the newspaper "Sight" late evening 10 February.

The submission states that the 28 defense ministers of the NATO member states at a meeting on Wednesday in Brussels approved a proposal to strengthen the alliance’s military presence in Eastern Europe. This was stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

“We have just agreed on a series of principles regarding the modernization of the defense of NATO and its deterrent forces,” the alliance’s head said at a press conference. In addition, "within the framework of the decisions taken, the NATO defense ministers agreed to expand the forward presence in the eastern part of our alliance."

Mr. Stoltenberg stressed that the expansion of the presence will be ensured by the multinational grouping of NATO forces, and the military personnel involved will be in the "eastern part of the alliance" on a rotational basis.

"The United States also decided on a plan to increase the presence of its forces in Europe through the constant rotation of armored and mechanized units," the secretary general added.

The exact number of servicemen of the new troops of the North Atlantic alliance in Eastern Europe will be determined by the headquarters structures in the spring. The final decision will be made at the NATO summit in July.

In addition, it is reported that NATO ministers approved the expansion of the military presence in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

The Alliance made a commitment not to deploy its troops along the Russian borders on a permanent basis. “But there is slyness: the term“ permanent military presence ”is being replaced by“ continuous military presence, ”the newspaper said "Sight" expert of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS) Sergey Ermakov. - It is said that limited contingents of NATO countries will act on a rotational basis. And we are talking not only about the northeastern borders of the alliance (Baltic states - Poland), but also about the Mediterranean region, where the naval component will be strengthened. ”

“During the threatened period, the alliance can seriously increase and strengthen its contingent at our borders, using the already prepared and developed military infrastructure,” believes Yermakov. “It is also necessary to pay attention to the programs that, independently of NATO, are implemented by the European command of the US armed forces,” the expert added. Already “by 2017, the Pentagon plans, also on a rotational basis, to deploy forces to the level of a brigade”.

“If now there are about 150 US troops in the region, then we will talk about a unit of about 5 thousand people equipped with heavy weapons, including Tanks “Abrams”, armored vehicles, large-caliber artillery, etc., ”the expert summed up.

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Having depicted a “threat”, NATO members actively engaged in “opposition” to it. Like any task in the capitalist world, the question of “confronting Russian aggression” posed by the world hegemon is solved with the help of money. In the 2017 fiscal year, the United States intends to spend 4,3 billion dollars to “contain” the actions of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova.

In addition, all the 28 defense ministers of NATO member states supported the idea of ​​strengthening the alliance’s military presence in Eastern Europe. The expansion of the presence, stressed Secretary General Stoltenberg, will be ensured by the multinational grouping of NATO forces, and the military personnel involved will be in the "eastern part of the alliance" on a rotational basis.

The enemy is designated. No one can hear either from the White House or Brussels that there is no cold war, but only “aggravation” of relations with Moscow. In the United States and Europe, decisions are being made openly to build up the "grouping" and "opposition."

The word "opposition" once again confirms aggressive intentions. No, not Russian.

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  1. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 12 February 2016 06: 37 New
    According to the draft budget for fiscal year 2017, the United States expects to spend $ 4,3 billion in containment Of Russia. Washington intends to support with money the NATO states, as well as its European allies, in order to "counter Russian aggression."
    Che do not hold back when they draw money themselves. As much as necessary, they will draw as much. Here is life! yes
    1. Sensatus
      Sensatus 12 February 2016 06: 43 New
      No guys, you won’t succeed. It was not for nothing that Bismarck said: I know many ways to lure a Russian bear out of a den, but I don’t know a single way to drive him back.
      1. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 12 February 2016 07: 16 New
        Quote: Sensatus
        It was not for nothing that Bismarck said: I know many ways to lure a Russian bear out of a den, but I don’t know a single way to drive him back.
        the same Bismarck said this: “It is impossible to defeat the Russians, we have seen this for hundreds of years. But Russians can instill false values ​​and then they will defeat themselves. ” and also: “The power of Russia can only be undermined by the separation of Ukraine from it ... it is necessary not only to tear off, but also to oppose Ukraine to Russia. To do this, you just need to find and nurture the traitors among the elite and, with their help, change the identity of one part of the great people to such an extent that they will hate everything Russian, hate their kind, without realizing it. Everything else is a matter of time. ”
      2. Voha_krim
        Voha_krim 12 February 2016 07: 19 New
        Quote: Sensatus
        No guys, you won’t succeed.

        Arctic Ocean The US submarine "USS Annapolis" is frozen into ice more than 1 meter thick.
        le + Parts
    2. Tatar 174
      Tatar 174 12 February 2016 06: 48 New
      Here, the main emphasis is on "inciting" the dependent countries of Europe to Russia, and now also the Turks to unleash a war against Russia, because without a war, the United States will no longer be able to write off its debts or pay off them, no matter how many of them do not draw these papers. They themselves will never attack us directly, they know how it will end for them, but the NATO mongrels are the very thing for this - although they are also afraid, they have nowhere to go, they have to work out ...
      1. IrOqUoIs
        IrOqUoIs 12 February 2016 07: 08 New
        This is a hunting tactic for stalking a bear with dogs. Bear alone, dogs pack. He is trying to rob one, the others are attacking from the side ... This is exactly what the USA is trying to achieve by seeing Russia in the Bear and NATO in its pack of dogs.
        But, not to their house, that while the bear slept in the den licking old wounds, he thought it over and would not allow himself to be cornered more.
        1. hartlend
          hartlend 12 February 2016 08: 30 New
          Unbeknownst - spelled together.
          1. kush62
            kush62 12 February 2016 18: 21 New
            hartlend Today, 08:30 ↑
            Unbeknownst - spelled together.

            From a statement to the dean’s office:
            “... I’m counting
            and doesn’t set a wiggle for Russian experience. ”
    3. ruAlex
      ruAlex 12 February 2016 09: 50 New
      McCain and the company are sawing the next budget, the old surplus knows his job.
  2. Ozhogin Dmitry
    Ozhogin Dmitry 12 February 2016 06: 44 New
    It is interesting, but do the authorities of neighboring states, who are assisted in democracy, understand that this NATO bridgehead, if necessary, will be occupied in half a day? Or even worse, they are bombarded with Iskanders. It’s true that they are playing with great fire.
    1. serega.fedotov
      serega.fedotov 12 February 2016 09: 16 New
      But what difference does it make to the US bases in Europe for 10 tanks instead of 2? All the same, we will "wet" the bases if something happens, and the "Iskander" (not to mention the Edren-loaf) does not care how many targets are in the target zone!
      But the fact that our European "partners" are getting used to freebies (if there are US tanks of our own), we are in our hands! And the US will throw an extra billion down the pipe, too, not bad.
  3. Same lech
    Same lech 12 February 2016 06: 54 New
    I wonder if the authorities of neighboring states, who are assisted in democracy, understand

    Of course they understand ... but the fear of RUSSIA is stronger than common sense.
    1. Hooks
      Hooks 12 February 2016 07: 32 New
      Rather, the thirst for power and money exceeds common sense.
    2. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 12 February 2016 10: 51 New
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      Of course they understand ... but the fear of RUSSIA is stronger than common sense.

      Their historical hobby is to get on their ears from Russia once every 50-70 years and get out on their own, so as to quietly hate the offender who did not attack them.
  4. Telemon
    Telemon 12 February 2016 06: 59 New
    "... 28 NATO member states .." are fragmented, single-handed managers, bulky formations. And against the background of migration from Africa and the BV in gayrope, there is no time for the "threat from Russia." The problems are more pressing in PRESENCE.
    1. igorka357
      igorka357 12 February 2016 07: 05 New
      I agree in part, until the Russians began to peck at the members of Nata, it’s not scary .. but as soon as they understand that we will demolish them, they can unite, and this is strength!
      1. IrOqUoIs
        IrOqUoIs 12 February 2016 07: 11 New
        Sorry, but they already know about this and understand. So they run for new diapers to their American female.
  5. Ozhogin Dmitry
    Ozhogin Dmitry 12 February 2016 07: 22 New
    Well, that means they don’t understand it well enough. No matter how much they receive the dough and the brave NATO soldiers from their slave owners, the result will always be the same. Well, without the United States, any country in Europe is nothing.
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 12 February 2016 07: 24 New
    It is planned to allocate $ 2017 million for the article “Countering Russian aggression” in fiscal year 952

    No matter how they formulated this expense item (I mean that it will pass in the Senate or not), but in the end everything is directed against us. And all the attempts of Western verbal diarrhea about not wanting to spoil relations with Moscow and that there is no "cold war" - a fragile screen behind which you can no longer hide the aspirations of the United States and its allies.
  7. Dbnz
    Dbnz 12 February 2016 07: 25 New
    Just let them gather
    Moderator! Why do I again have the flag of geyropov?
    1. Kostyar
      Kostyar 12 February 2016 11: 44 New
      Anonymizer - turn it off!
  8. Hooks
    Hooks 12 February 2016 07: 38 New
    Yes, they understand everything perfectly - it makes no sense to fight with Russia on its territory, especially with covential weapons. An unambiguous provocation of the Americans: they intensify the occupation of Europeans by increasing the military contingent, they receive not sickly grandmothers, awards and titles for "successful exercises", we are forced to spend money on preventing and counteracting aggression. Rather ponte, make Europe pay off.
  9. Volzhanin
    Volzhanin 12 February 2016 07: 47 New
    While the Englishwoman doesn’t wash away the confrontation in the ocean, it will last.
  10. Riv
    Riv 12 February 2016 07: 55 New
    States are doing nonsense. What kind of opposition is there? Stupidly give Russia ten lard bucks a year - and forget about the problems. Our rulers will be your best friends. :)
  11. karcov
    karcov 12 February 2016 08: 22 New
    All of you are eager to discuss the attack and rebuff to the NATO and US countries ... are any of you reasonably aware of the situation? The US Army is the strongest army in the world (by itself, and this is all proved), the fleet exceeds in quantity and quality all the other fleets of the world combined ... And I generally keep silent about the NATO bloc ... Therefore, it’s not a fact guys that we are in this war win ... No need to rush!
    1. Kostyar
      Kostyar 12 February 2016 11: 47 New
      karcov RU Today, 08:22

      All of you are eager to discuss the attack and rebuff to the NATO and US countries ... are any of you reasonably aware of the situation? The US Army is the strongest army in the world (by itself, and this is all proved), the fleet exceeds in quantity and quality all the other fleets of the world combined ... And I generally keep silent about the NATO bloc ... Therefore, it’s not a fact guys that we are in this war win ... No need to rush!

      You only take you with you to the escape, and not to battle ..... canned food !!!
  12. c3r
    c3r 12 February 2016 08: 38 New
    Why compare yourself with a bear that is being poisoned by dogs. As it is not humane, and how many of those bears survived, because at first the forces were spent on the dogs, and then the hunter came and made a fatal shot. If we speak metaphors, then to me. closer Asian (or Arabian) "The dogs bark, and the caravan moves on." So it is safer and calmer, because in the caravan not only the camels are obedient, but also the guard, which is more terrible for enemies than dogs. And to be alive and successful is better than to be hunted down! hi
  13. Jarilo
    Jarilo 12 February 2016 08: 58 New
    This is not to deter Russia, it is the occupying forces.
  14. Aitvaras
    Aitvaras 12 February 2016 09: 36 New
    Everything is logical. Now about 400 thousand are serving in the Western Military District of Russia. military, approx. 1120 tanks, 3000 infantry fighting vehicles, 480 aircraft. Compared to NATO, in Central and Eastern Europe the ratio of Russia's crawl to servicemen is 3 to 1, and 6 to 1 by aircraft, etc. The United States proposes to deploy a brigade in each NATO country bordering Russia. This is only a deterrent against - "green and polite" vacationers from the Russian military, that would be unsettled somewhere "our Crimea." No more. Ex. , during the last "cold war", on the border with the Warsaw bloc in Europe stood approx. 20 NATO divisions. In the FRG then it was approx. 2300 tanks, now only 220. In Lithuania, now there are only a few. tanks Abrams and several. dozens of modern infantry fighting vehicles in the Kaliningrad region. OK. 800 tanks and infantry fighting vehicles.
  15. Gardamir
    Gardamir 12 February 2016 09: 49 New
    And so?

    Another point of view on the so-called external successes.
    1. Jarilo
      Jarilo 12 February 2016 10: 10 New
      Not certainly in that way. If world terrorism were to win in Syria, it would come to us. Maria, apparently, is a smart girl, which means she is disingenuous. Whose will she be?
      1. iouris
        iouris 12 February 2016 14: 05 New
        "World terrorism" has roots. And hands are short to reach the roots. The roots are connected with the existing world order, into which the Russian Federation began to join in 1991 and joined in 2012, when Gref joined the Russian Federation in the WTO.
      2. Turkir
        Turkir 13 February 2016 21: 35 New
        Really, whose could London be?
  16. triglav
    triglav 12 February 2016 11: 19 New
    We need less attention to this. But continue to carry out exercises. And to publicize them widely: let them know that nothing will help them if they try to attack Russia. Although, it is clear that they have a small intestine.
    1. iouris
      iouris 12 February 2016 14: 07 New
      A long war and exercises require a powerful mobilization economy. How are we doing with this?
  17. ZORRO-59
    ZORRO-59 12 February 2016 11: 59 New
    They just breed suckers from geyrops on grandmas scaring them with Russia!
  18. vladimirvn
    vladimirvn 12 February 2016 12: 00 New
    They sleep and see how to dump us. economic and financial front, one of the main ones.
    "Due to Western sanctions, coupled with a sharp decline in oil prices, the Russian authorities are unable to keep any of these promises. The Russian budget deficit is 7% of GDP, and the government will have to cut it to 3% to keep inflation from These and other events will have negative consequences for the standard of living and the opinion of voters on the eve of the parliamentary elections in the fall, "Soros said in a column.
    Read more at RBC:
  19. Belousov
    Belousov 12 February 2016 12: 07 New
    the bear analogy is generally correct. This method has been very effective. So we need to realize how to get out of this situation. And there is only one real way out - hitting the “hunter”, not the mongrels. It's a pity for the small things of missiles, the stocks today are not like during the USSR, alas
  20. Zolotse
    Zolotse 12 February 2016 12: 48 New
    It is not clear who the hunter of the USA and Naglia is.
  21. Kibl
    Kibl 12 February 2016 17: 31 New
    The nearby state-owned Latvian TV has bought the film "World War III: A View from the Command Post" from the Air Force and is planning to show it in the near future! Brains are completely eaten, and this is putting it mildly!
  22. Evkur
    Evkur 13 February 2016 00: 23 New
    It's time to learn how to fight with someone else's hands, and let the nation give birth to a "combat" stock if it is already quite hot!
  23. orchestra
    orchestra 14 February 2016 15: 05 New
    NATO is an organized crime group
  24. orchestra
    orchestra 14 February 2016 15: 09 New
    It would be fun, the countries of the Middle East expelled the devils from overseas, organized their block and began to build a missile defense against the countries of the NATO block ...
  25. orchestra
    orchestra 14 February 2016 15: 17 New
    Russia and Europe are like heaven and earth ... We will never be Europeans and they will never be Russia. What they want to unite is envy of us. They will never succeed, therefore it makes them even more angry. The only one the dream is to fragment us by nationality and to dictate individually the postulates from their holy white house. We have long had something that they don’t have — more than a hundred nations living under one roof. And we don’t understand this and it will be a pity if this happens crushed.
  26. orchestra
    orchestra 14 February 2016 15: 22 New
    Hi ms Gorbachev. Collective farmer. Threw a country with such a history, with such a beautiful victory over Europe, as a prostitute on a panel.