20/12/2012

Hillary Clinton concerned about Russia’s growing influence...

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The treaty permits the US to use the bases “for missions in third country without a specific authorization from Bulgarian authorities...”

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18 December, 2012 

Bulgaria has asked the United States to place a permanent military force in the country aimed at strengthening security in the region and increasing their military cooperation, local media reports.

Bulgarian Defense Minister Anu Anguelov has discussed the opening of a US military base in Novo Selo, near Sliven, with officials of the Pentagon in early December, reports Dneven Trud daily newspaper citing sources in the Bulgarian military.

Nothing has yet been set in ink, but if the deal is to go through, it could double the American troop numbers in the country, according to the report. 

If an agreement is reached, anti-war activist Brian Becker, argues it would surrender Sofia’s power to the US government, as troops pose “a threat to the national sovereignty of the people of Bulgaria because they have foreign military bases, and it incorporates Bulgaria, makes it more secure as part of an American political, economic as well as military formation. You really can't be a free country and free people and have foreign troops on your soil,” he told RT.

US troops have been present in Bulgaria for over six years under a Defense Cooperation Agreement signed by the both states in April 2006.  Under the arrangement, Americans are allowed to train their troops at four Bulgarian bases, which remain under Sofia’s command and under the Bulgarian flag. 

However, the presence of the US forces in Bulgaria is also an American “method” of securely “fastening the country and its economy and its political leaders to Washington both in terms of the incorporation of US military equipment, selling US military goods abroad, which is a big business here”, Becker says.

Such a military buildup will also threaten Russia, Becker added, as “there is a strong motive force to maintain the cold war even without the Soviet Union and to incorporate the countries of eastern and central Europe, the former Warsaw Pact countries into an American sphere of interest through the medium of NATO.”

The treaty also permits the US to use the bases “for missions in third country without a specific authorization from Bulgarian authorities.” 

Photo: US soldiers run during the media day of the tri-nation military exercise "Immediate response 06" in Novo Selo training base 19 July 2006. (AFP Photo/Valentina Petrova)

 

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19/12/2012

Hillary Clinton: 'growing russian influence'...

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Pentagon Signs Five-Year Military Cooperation With Kazakhstan

Trend News Agency
December 11, 2012

Baku: The Kazakh and US Defense Ministries signed a cooperation plan for 2013-2017 in Washington, the Kazakh Defense Ministry reported on Tuesday.

The document envisages cooperation in such areas as peacekeeping, staff training, technical assistance, development of the military education system and assistance in establishing contacts with the US military-industrial complex.

Within the bilateral consultations of the Defense Ministries of the two countries which took place in Washington, special attention was paid to the special forces’ trainings.

The parties agreed to develop a program of joint trainings and to exchange experiences.

Within the meeting, Kazakh Deputy Defense Minister Talgat Zhanzhumenov said that the development of the domestic military-industrial complex is one of the main priorities of the Kazakh armed forces.

The US party proposed Kazakhstan to cooperate in this sphere and the Kazakh party expressed interest in such cooperation.

Within the visit to US, the Kazakh military delegation visited U.S. military-industrial complex enterprises.

 

Photo: U.S. troops in Kazakhstan for this year’s annual Steppe Eagle military exercise

http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2012/12/19/pentagon-signs-five-year-military-cooperation-with-kazakhstan/

07/12/2012

Syria: Hillary Clinton concerned about 'Russia’s growing influence'...

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"There is a move to re-Sovietise the region"...

As reported by the Financial Times, on Thursday, hours before meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a news conference that the US is to prevent Russia from integrating more closely with its neighbors in Central Asia and Eastern Europe.

"There is a move to re-Sovietise the region," said the US Secretary of State. "It’s not going to be called that. It’s going to be called a customs union, it will be called Eurasian Union and all of that. But let's make no mistake about it. We know what the goal is and we are trying to figure out effective ways to slow down or prevent it."

http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/hillary-clinton-thwarting-re-sovietization-or-imposing-americanization/

“There is a move to re-Sovietise the region”
http://www.infowars.com/clinton-vows-to-thwart-new-soviet-union/

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'The U.S. is extremely concerned by Russia’s growing influence within Eastern Europe'

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NATO is an Alliance that consists of 28 independent member countries.
Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Rep, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States,

http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/index.htm
http://www.nato.int/cps/en/SID-133A9AE7-AB7F1783/natolive/nato_countries.htm

http://www.economywatch.com/in-the-news/us-warns-of-russian-efforts-to-resovietise-eastern-europe.07-12.html

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On October 6, 2012, the Spanish government has agreed to participate in NATO's anti-missile shield that will see specialized United States warships based at a Spanish base already used by the U.S. Navy.

Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said Spain and the U.S. had sealed the deal Friday to use the base in southwestern Spain as part of the shield, enabling four U.S. Navy destroyers and some 1,400 operators to be deployed at the base.
Moscow has long opposed the shield and called for binding guarantees from the U.S. and NATO that it will not target Russia.
The Pentagon also has units at Moron air base in southwest Spain, with a presence of some 4,250 military personnel and 1,000 civilians in the country.
 

NATO Expansion into the Middle East, Confronting Russia, Systematic Surrounding of China
http://www.globalresearch.ca/nato-expansion-into-the-middle-east-confronting-russia-systematic-surrounding-china/5314536