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Political scientist: NATO maneuvers near Russian borders - “amazing stupidity”

The Anaconda-2016 doctrine, which ended in Poland, was provocative in nature and was an “amazing stupidity” of the NATO command, reports RIA News Statement by political scientist from the University of Chicago, John Marsheimer.

Commenting on the maneuvers, the political analyst curled the American public radio (NPR) that "war games near the borders of Russia increase the danger, because they can poke a Russian bear."

According to him, “Russians consider the holding of large-scale military exercises in Poland as a threat, and this, I think, is surprisingly stupid, since such actions by the countries of the alliance can provoke Russia to respond.”

The agency recalls that the large-scale NATO exercise Anaconda-17 ended on 2016 in June, in which 31 thousands of military personnel from NATO 18 and 5 from the Eastern Partnership countries participated. All were involved about 3-x thousand units of military equipment.
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AP Photo / Alik Keplicz

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  1. Simpsonian
    Simpsonian 20 June 2016 09: 58
    It’s amazing stupidity to consider this as something other than preparing for the database, that is, for war ...

    or perhaps, given the global movement of forces - by their deployment in front of it
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 20 June 2016 10: 11
      Quote: Simpsonian
      It’s amazing stupidity to consider this as something other than preparing for the database, that is, for war ...

      or perhaps, given the global movement of forces - by their deployment in front of it

      NATO maneuvers near the borders of Russia is an amazing stupidity. In the post below, the same warning sounds from the lips of Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
      1. Now we are free
        Now we are free 20 June 2016 11: 00
        List of goals:
        1. London
        2. Washington
        3. Warsaw
        Further up to discretion ... - Russia has nuclear weapons! But you NATO hold on there! Good luck and good mood! And health ...
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    2. tiredwithall
      tiredwithall 20 June 2016 10: 34
      Provocation is always stupid, but the information loop behind it is the main goal of provocation.
      1. cniza
        cniza 20 June 2016 10: 37
        Do not wait for us to react to stupid things.
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    3. Blondy
      Blondy 20 June 2016 10: 39
      Well, if preparation for the database, then maybe we need to start preparing, and conduct large-scale exercises somewhere near San Diego, for example. Or practice off the coast of Hawaii. The only thing that will stop is a toad, the dough will be a pity to be spent.
      1. Khariton
        Khariton 20 June 2016 11: 51
        Notice how Russia fell silent ... Watching them with a smile (let them rejoice ...))))) Anaconda imagines himself ...? Heh heh ...
        1. Votyak
          Votyak 20 June 2016 13: 49
          ... and another earthworm ...
  2. Vend
    Vend 20 June 2016 09: 58
    "The Russians see the holding of large-scale military exercises in Poland as a threat, and this, I think, is surprisingly stupid, since such actions by the alliance countries can provoke Russia to retaliate."
    Russia’s response will be the same maneuvers. You won’t wait for the war, no matter how much you want it.
  3. Baloo
    Baloo 20 June 2016 10: 02
    The amazing stupidity of European countries to contain an alien army of mercenaries and waving to the Macington monkeys. But they are a geyropa.
    NATO must be dissolved, and not moved to the borders of the Russian Federation. Each NATO military base increases the target area in every European country. When they understand, it may be too late. fool
    1. My doctor
      My doctor 20 June 2016 10: 59
      “We approximately know in which year the Americans will receive a new rocket, which will no longer be 500 km (have a range), but more, and from that moment they will begin to threaten our nuclear potential.” We know over the years what will happen. And they know that we know ",
      In this case, the Americans pretend that nothing is happening. “I don’t even know how to get through,” the president said.
      According to him, “strategic missile defense systems are not part of defense, but offensive strategic potential, and all this works in conjunction with offensive strike complexes.”
      “What does it mean (the deployment of the American missile defense system in Europe) will lead to everything - I don’t know, but I know for sure that we will have to respond,” the president stressed.

      How to what? To the third world war, to a war where the world will be against Russia. Yes, the joke is all. The European part of Russia is not needed by anyone, but China is closer to the east. and the Americans are well aware that the Chinese just sit and watch as they take away what they have long laid eyes on, will not. All this of course is bullshit. And no matter how strong the Armed Forces of Russia are, but without the Strategic Rocket Forces they do not pose a threat to US interests. A preponderance of hundreds of times in military force near Syria to the West does not allow Russia to realize the existence of atomic weapons. So the US missile defense is directed not so much against Russia itself as against its ability to influence the international situation.
  4. Knizhnik
    Knizhnik 20 June 2016 10: 03
    These maneuvers are precisely aimed at provoking similar actions in order to then scream about the threat. What is surprising is not the ability of political scientists from the United States to add "two plus two", but the very fact that someone was not afraid to say it out loud
    1. Alexey-74
      Alexey-74 20 June 2016 10: 49
      It’s just that the measures should be adequate .... if you want the teachings, there will be teachings from our side as well ... only we should always be one step ahead ... more, faster, more efficient. There are smart people in NATO too, and they all understand the danger of a local conflict that could escalate into a global catastrophe ...
  5. Siberian
    Siberian 20 June 2016 10: 07
    What the hell is "anaconda" in Poland. The name "vigilant marmot" or, finally, "brave skunk" would fit. laughing
    1. Alexey-74
      Alexey-74 20 June 2016 10: 52
      that's for sure ... especially in the fauna of Poland there are a lot of marmots, even on the emblem of some of the towns there are beaver and groundhog .... laughing
    2. Knizhnik
      Knizhnik 20 June 2016 11: 49
      The idea of ​​the teachings from overseas, therefore, the "anaconda", they do not know that it is not found in Europe, and in Poland they did not dare to challenge the "highest".
      We need something local ... we open the wiki "Reptiles of Poland" by the link, there are snakes, snakes, not that, somehow harmlessly sounds ... here! The adder is ordinary! What is not a name for the teachings?
  6. grandfather
    grandfather 20 June 2016 10: 11
    NATO maneuvers near Russian borders - “amazing stupidity”
    do not subtract nor add.
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 20 June 2016 10: 16
    Some exercises are over, others are on the nose and again at the Russian borders. And all this under the sad possibility of "Russian aggression" against the Baltic states and, of course, Poland. Every month everybody acts impudently, testing Russia for strength. They still do not understand that the Russian strength is with a large margin. Even sick people have forgotten about China for a while, so our country wants to have time to do more dirty tricks.
  8. stayer
    stayer 20 June 2016 10: 22
    Chet I do not understand in the photo. Soldiers on the right with Kalash or what? Type conditional opponents? Or is AK in service with NATO countries?
  9. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 20 June 2016 10: 25
    Not only the nerves of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation are checked, but technical intelligence is also being fully conducted, the reaction is checked, and troop control channels are identified. By the way, we are doing the same thing.
  10. atamankko
    atamankko 20 June 2016 10: 48
    And that NATO has nine lives, do not scare Russia,
    just need to switch from F to G.
  11. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 20 June 2016 10: 51
    We are all the same in. Maybe someone will make a competent review of past exercises. What did they do there, who participated, what was shown new, what is the result?
  12. Altona
    Altona 20 June 2016 11: 11
    Recording of the conversation of the People's Commissar of Foreign Affairs of the USSR V.M. Molotov with the German Ambassador to the USSR F. Schulenburg June 22, 1941, at 5 o’clock. 30 minutes in the morning. Secretly. Gostev wrote:
    “Schulenburg, who came to the reception accompanied by adviser Hilger, said that he should declare with the deepest regret that even yesterday evening, being at the reception of the Commissar Comrade Molotov, he did not know anything. Tonight, he says, several telegrams were received from Berlin. The German government instructed him to convey the following note to the Soviet government: “In view of the intolerable proportion of the threat posed to the German eastern border due to the massive concentration and training of all the armed forces of the Red Army, the German government considers itself compelled to immediately take military countermeasures. The corresponding note will be simultaneously transmitted to Dekanozov in Berlin. ” Schulenburg says he cannot express his depressed mood caused by the unjustified and unexpected action of his government. The ambassador says that he devoted all his strength to creating peace and friendship with the USSR.

    Details: Any use of materials is allowed only if there is a hyperlink to REGNUM IA.
    Coincidence? I don’t think so ...
  13. Shamsik
    Shamsik 20 June 2016 11: 11
    NATO. Military equipment.
  14. Lazy ozzy
    Lazy ozzy 20 June 2016 12: 45
    Quote: stayer
    Chet I do not understand in the photo. Soldiers on the right with Kalash or what? Type conditional opponents? Or is AK in service with NATO countries?

    So these are "psheks", since the times of the Warsaw Pact, all their weapons were Soviet. Now they are slowly changing to NATO ones, but they haven’t gotten to the “shooter” (money).
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  15. shinobi
    shinobi 20 June 2016 12: 59
    As long as we have nuclear weapons, no one will snuggle up to us. On our territory and the one that the Russian Federation considers to be its own. And they can maneuver and bark from around the corner at least to the point of decimation. It’s only for that. Any more or less serious concentration of troops will be immediately noticed by satellites. NATO doesn’t succeed. Although the option of gradual accumulation is being realized, the war will be over with their speed of deployment. In short, for Vnurinatov’s consumption, if Ukraine suddenly crosses Crimea by force, we won’t let the Russians go further than the Dnieper.
  16. Lazy ozzy
    Lazy ozzy 20 June 2016 13: 51
    Quote: stayer
    Judging by the chevron, the German flag. So not Psheki. Yes, and first and foremost change the shooter.

    Polish ("psheki") flag - white-red (clearly visible in "characters" with "Kalash"), German - black-red-yellow (where you saw it for me a mystery).
    1. stayer
      stayer 20 June 2016 16: 01
      Old became and the old computer))))))). Enlarged photo, really red-white Polish flag.
  17. Ros 56
    Ros 56 20 June 2016 15: 35
    It turns out that the states have people with an adequate view of the world order. It is simply amazing that there really are so few people in the highest echelons of power in the USA with a normal perception of the existence of the human world, then they simply do not have the right to express their point of view, as they are simply ordinary creatures with animal instincts.
  18. Lazy ozzy
    Lazy ozzy 20 June 2016 16: 51
    Quote: stayer
    Old became and the old computer))))))). Enlarged photo, really red-white Polish flag.

    It happens (you need to wipe it with alcohol more often).
  19. hunt1
    hunt1 20 June 2016 18: 00
    with the advent of new BO complexes of new strike complexes with the emergence of opportunities to close entire districts with the help of RB, coupled with powerful air defense and many others (VKS Navy SPECIALIZE AND RUSSIAN SPIRIT) -really stupid!
  20. Kelwin
    Kelwin 21 June 2016 01: 36
    Heh ... One American professor noticed a lot of "surprisingly stupid" NATO officers and told everyone about this fundamental discovery, even suggested decoding the "stupidity" - a bear can be "poked", yeah, it even delivers how softly it spreads ... they dragged some filth closer to us with a screen, and this professor's speech is just another portion of information noise.
  21. Samoyed
    Samoyed 21 June 2016 07: 50
    1.Judge the NATO leadership for Yugoslavia, Libya, Afghanistan, Syria ...
    2. To sue Obama for the Nobel Peace.
    3. Publish a list of European capitals that will receive an answer in the first place.
    Well, you Europeans, think about whether the next anaconda will swallow you.