AUDIO: Stephen Cohen: Impossible to Overstate the Dangers

Stephen Cohen, the premier American Russia specialist, sounds the alarm bells on the John Batchelor Show:

I find it almost impossible to overstate the dangers of recent actions of NATO by moving not only troops but their anti-missile defense to “spitting distance” of Russia”


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Jerry "Peacemaker"
Jerry "Peacemaker"
May 24, 2016 2:02 AM

Revealing, disturbing, honest interview of Harvard Law and Divinity School graduate Danny Sheehan (brought Iran-Contra legal case in 1986, Pentagon Papers, Watergate, Karen Silkwood, etc.) by Gary Null reinforces the theory fascism is as dangerous today – much more dangerous considering the multiples of destructive force of nuclear weapons compared to Hiroshima – as the time of Nazi Hitler. The interview provides important information all people on Earth should know about.

Bryan Hemming
Bryan Hemming
May 21, 2016 11:30 AM

It’s difficult to know what the neocons running US foreign policy are trying to achieve. Obviously dumb as rat turds as far as military strategy is concerned, magnifying Europe’s importance to the extent they have is the military equilvalent of looking through at the continent through a microscope. Europe isn’t the biggest problem for Russia, the US is.
As an ally, Europe’s strategic importance to the US is limited by its geographical restraints. Despite all the shouting, it is rather small, when all’s said and done. Embracing more of Eastern Europe is not going to make it that much bigger in global terms, yet any war fought on its soil will tie up NATO forces to breaking. Added to that, the difficulties NATO has encountered fighting ground wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan make nuclear war an inevitability, in the event Russia decides to respond to US provocations.
The question is not so much whether any conflict will go nuclear but who will go first. In a situation where going second could prove far more damaging to Russia than the US, it will play out sooner rather than later. For Europe the results of nuclear conflagration will prove suicidal either way. That is something Poland and the Baltic States should start to think very hard about, as they are offering themselves up as prime first targets.
If US military might prevails, and Russia falls, it might not turn out to be quite the happy result the neocons imagine. With NATO forces fighting on fronts the entire length of Europe, it is highly likely elements in the Middle east and North Africa are going to seize the opportunity to pursue their own agendas. Starting a war on Europe’s Eastern flank doesn’t mean aggrieved Muslim elements elsewhere in the world are going to put their wars against the West on hold; far from it.
And while we’re about it, let’s not forget China. With NATO and other Western allied forces tied up in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa the Western flank of the US is going to look temptingly open from a Chinese perspective. After all, the Chinese are hardly going to allow the U.S. rampage right across Russia in order to set up camp on its borders without a fight. Rather than fight a war alongside Russia, one tempting response to such a threat would be for China to open up a war on the US’s western flank by attacking California, the most populous US state. Taking the war to the US mainland is something Americans don’t seem able to imagine. In this particular case, it is rocket science.
However improbable these scenarios may seem to some, it must be remembered that Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan didn’t start off thinking they would lose any of the wars they began.

May 20, 2016 7:38 PM

Near to 50% of all US manufactured Exports are now war & military attack related. Total US manufactured Exports are now below $2Trn so its only a matter of time before the Beast falls with its vast crippling debts.
The trick is to keep the Beast spending & at the same time NOT to give it the war it so desperately needs!
Obama has gambled the entire US economy on getting this war or the dream of Full Spectrum Dominance – He went for broke! The roulette wheel however is still spinning.
This Nobel Peace Prize Winner has failed simply because Putin has outplayed him – The South China Seas crises has also significantly helped unbalance the Beast & even North Korea has played its vital role. So now overstretch is in play & Chapter 11 beckons.
Viva Las Vegas !

May 21, 2016 12:53 AM
Reply to  leruscino

Luv it The post modern third TReich is called the Washington consensus and the post modern SS storm troopers is Nato. Wake up world or history repeats itself Napolean tried it Hitler tried it Now exceptionalistan with Hitlary as their commander and chief will try. God knows what Trump will try now that Adelson the ashkanazi -khazarian/zionist mobster is backing him. Yesterdays news gets wrapped in todays fish.

Dave Hansell
Dave Hansell
May 20, 2016 6:59 PM

The text in the opening sentence suggests a link to either an article or perhaps a video as there is clearly a link in the word “sounds”.
However, clicking on this link directs at least my device to an app store. Is anyone else having this problem?

vittorio secreto
vittorio secreto
May 22, 2016 5:32 AM
Reply to  Dave Hansell

it sends to a site blocked as dangerous by Avast antivirus

May 22, 2016 2:24 PM

Here’s the link — to a perfectly safe site (speaker.com):
We used that because the John Batchelor podcast for that program is not available for download. You can still hear it directly on his Podcasts page, though (the right-side column of Podcasts, “NATO Escalates & Russia Fulminates”). Here’s the link to that:

May 20, 2016 6:26 PM


Eurasia News Online
Eurasia News Online
May 20, 2016 2:51 PM

That base is very close to Serbian border. Very bad choice made by Americans. Serbs know who they are and where they belong and have shown through history their resolve to keep their freedom at any cost as well as freedom of their Russian brothers. And that will NEVER change.

May 20, 2016 4:18 PM

What freedom? Serbia has become a free-transit zone for NATO. It has signed and ratified an agreement acceding to all the demands the US had made at Rambouillet, voluntarily making itself a de facto NATO vassal state. If they really did value their freedom (not to mention their dignity), the Serbs would have forced their government to rescind that agreement and revise the constitution, making it unconstitutional for Serbia to join any military alliance. So far, there is no indication that the Serbian public will actually do either of those two things.

May 20, 2016 8:43 PM
Reply to  Vaska

Agreed. Serbia is on a knife edge.

May 20, 2016 2:49 PM

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