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Sun Jul 10, 2016, 05:42 AM Jul 2016

Mikhail Gorbachev Says NATO Is Escalating Cold War With Russia 'Into A Hot One' [View all]

Source: Independent UK

Former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev has accused Nato of preparing for "offensive operations" against Russia.

As the Western alliance held a summit in Warsaw, Poland, Mr Gorbachev criticised Nato’s decision to deploy 4,000 more international troops in Eastern Europe.

Tensions have been mounting between Russia and Nato member states, in particular the US, as diplomatic spats and military excercises have increased in frequency.

Mr Gorbachev, the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union, said: “Nato has begun preparations for escalating from the Cold War into a hot one.

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/nato-chief-russia-soviet-mikhail-gorbachev-ukraine-eastern-europe-tensions-jens-stoltenberg-unified-a7128521.html

NATO ‘Speaks Of Defense, Prepares Offensive’, Says Gorbachev

Despite NATO assurances that it seeks deterrence and dialogue with Russia, the alliance seems to be preparing to escalate conflict, says Mikhail Gorbachev, the man praised for ending the Cold War after the alliance convened at a summit in Warsaw.

“The rhetoric in Warsaw screams of an intention to practically declare war on Russia. They only talk about defense, but in fact they are preparing an offensive,” the former Soviet leader told Interfax.


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Well Mr. Gorbachev if you honestly want this to cool down then Putin needs to pull back cstanleytech Jul 2016 #1
Maybe Putin would pull back the troops transatlantica Jul 2016 #3
His outting though is an internal issue and it does not give carte blanche to cstanleytech Jul 2016 #9
Do a little more reading. Wilms Jul 2016 #4
Gorbachev was the Soviet President, not Premier Night Watchman Jul 2016 #2
Hey Gorby.... Adrahil Jul 2016 #5
"Russia is a second tier nation at best" uawchild Jul 2016 #6
Putin is really no idiot.... Adrahil Jul 2016 #8
When I start to hear Russians remind us of the spectre of nuclear war uawchild Jul 2016 #11
Of course, there is always a risk... Adrahil Jul 2016 #15
It's more serious than that. The "missile shield" on their border ups the anti. newthinking Jul 2016 #31
Putin acknowledged recently that America is the sole superpower NWCorona Jul 2016 #14
The economy of Russia is smaller Adrahil Jul 2016 #16
Right! That's just nuts. NWCorona Jul 2016 #18
WRONG so wrong... but will you admit you are wrong? We will see... uawchild Jul 2016 #27
He can say that, he is the dictator with the most military toys. Rex Jul 2016 #28
NATO needs an enemy, and Russia is going to be it whether they like it or not. nt bemildred Jul 2016 #7
Ever Heard Of Crimea? Yallow Jul 2016 #10
How many people died during the annexation of Crimea? uawchild Jul 2016 #12
.+1 840high Jul 2016 #17
Only if you ignore the fighting... Adrahil Jul 2016 #19
Guy said Crimea uawchild Jul 2016 #22
Exactly right! Just like it was reported on RT! snooper2 Jul 2016 #34
Indeed, the USA has zero credibility to criticize Russia. arcane1 Jul 2016 #26
That is precisely what happened. newthinking Jul 2016 #32
Putin is an ass but Gorbachev is right. hollowdweller Jul 2016 #13
If Russia didn't have nukes... Adrahil Jul 2016 #20
Got a cite on those dreams? uawchild Jul 2016 #24
Nobody can cite it because it was never said. newthinking Jul 2016 #29
Spot on n/t uawchild Jul 2016 #33
"We yell about Ukraine but we've invaded former Russian territory" ??? cstanleytech Jul 2016 #21
Go figure uawchild Jul 2016 #23
We have special forces all over the world - Boundries are no barrier newthinking Jul 2016 #30
Just maybe Mr. Gorbachev needs to go back and live in Russia under Putin. rladdi Jul 2016 #25
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