99.9 Percent Of US Citizens Unaware Of Largest US War Game In Europe In 25 Years

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Above photo: From Global Research.

99.9 percent of citizens of the United States have no clue that the new “Cold War” against Russia is manifesting in the largest U.S. military war practice in Europe than in more than 25 years.

They have not heard that the U.S. military is sending 20,000 soldiers from the U.S. to Europe to join 9,000 U.S. troops already in Europe and 8,000 soldiers from ten European countries to practice waging a war against Russia.  37,000 military from the U.S. and Europe will be a part of the war maneuvers named Defender 2020.

The U.S. political environment is so confused that many in the U.S. will question why the U.S. is having provocative actions against Russia such as these big war games on the border of Russia when U.S. President Donald Trump seems to be such a good friend with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

It’s a valid question that brings into the focus of the need of the U.S. bureaucracy to have an enemy in order to justify its huge $680 billion military budget.  With war games against North Korea suspended in South Korea over the past year and reduced military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, confrontation in Europe is the next best location for attempting to keep the military-industrial complex, with all of its major election donors, in business during the 2020 U.S. Presidential election year.

In an effort to generate U.S. national support and publicity for the revival of the Cold War, U.S. military units will come from 15 U.S. states, including important electoral states of Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.

In an effort to spend all the money allocated to the U.S. military, over $680 billion for 2020, 20,000 pieces of equipment will be sent to Europe for the division-size mobilization.  The equipment will depart from seaports in politically important electoral states of South Carolina, Georgia and Texas.

While Europeans will know of these military events because U.S. soldiers will disrupt civilian transportation routes across the 4,000 kilometers of convoy routes as they travel by bus throughout Europe, most Americans will have little knowledge of the massive, provocative military preparations for a war with Russia.

Ann Wright is a retired US Army Colonel and a former US diplomat who resigned in 2003 in opposition to the US war on Iraq.  She is a board member of the International Peace Bureau and a member of Veterans for Peace.

  • voza0db

    We can quickly write a list with the names of those that are aware…

  • Guy

    Thank you Ann for your work in trying to wake up the sleeping masses.
    This warmongering as you know is solely for the purpose of generating negativity towards the Russian state for the MIC/deep state operations.
    I keep hoping that there is an enlightening force that will expose this cabal of criminals that don’t care about human lives and will do anything to enrich themselves at other’s expense.
    You are certainly among this force.Bless your heart.

  • mwildfire

    It’s not true that this is “solely to keep the MIC flush” as this article implies. No, that’s important, probably #1, but there are other important agendas here. The oil companies and gas companies in the US are struggling desperately for profitability because fracking has ramped up so fast there is a big glut and prices are very low–meanwhile, the “miracle” technology is very expensive. They are all in hock to Wall St. The solutions they’re looking at are export and making lots of petrochemicals–mainly plastic. But there is a young but rapidly growing anti-plastics movement that puts a massive expansion of plastic production into doubt. So what about export? The price of gas especially is a lot higher abroad. Lots of export facilities have been permitted; but first of all,by the time you pipe the gas or oil to one of these facilities, compress the gas for shipment, unload it at the other end and pipe or truck it to its destination, you’ve added quite a lot to the price. There is competition from cheaper RUSSIAN and Middle Eastern gas and oil. Thus the US is trying to sanction anyone involved in building a pipeline from Russia to Germany. So a key reason for the demonizing of Russia is that the US government is not a separate entity from the largest corporations–Exxon can have it government allies knock back its competition.
    And then there are all the other usual reasons for any warmongering–distraction, clamping down on dissent, and for the Democrats Russia in particular continues to be their excuse for losing to Trump. They’re hoping to now work that to 1–stop Bernie, having apparently decided that the antisemitism slur that worked so well with Corbyn won’t work on him and 2–if he gets the nomination anyway, use it to be sure Trump prevails…tho that would be awkward after all that Russiagate shit.

  • Renaldo Schofield

    More like they should name it the catch the Covid-19 Virus exercise.