Russia ‘simulated full-scale war’ against NATO, says military commander

Crux note: The world is preparing for war…

Two weeks ago, we shared Marine Commandant Robert Neller’s ominous message to U.S. troops stationed in Norway. As Newsweek reported…

Marines stationed in Norway should be prepared for a “big-ass fight” with a foreign adversary, perhaps Russia, a four-star general said during a Christmas visit.

“I hope I’m wrong, but there’s a war coming,” Robert Neller, a four-star who currently serves as the 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps, told the Marines in Trondheim, Norway. “You’re in a fight here, an informational fight, a political fight, by your presence.”

Neller stressed that Russia is among the main threats that the Marines should be prepared to confront, along with conflict in the Pacific. 

Today, we see a new report that the U.S. isn’t the only country preparing for a massive new war. Below, you’ll see that Russia is conducting war games of its own.

There’s no reason to panic, but it’s time to prepare for the worst-case scenario.

Dr. David Eifrig has been digging into this story for months now, and according to him, most Americans are woefully unprepared. We urge you to check out his latest report on what you can do to prepare yourself – and your portfolio – for a global military build-up and potential new war. He explains everything you need to know right here.

From The Independent:

Russian war games held last September “simulated a large-scale military attack against Nato”, the commander of the Estonian Defence Forces has claimed.

Riho Terras confirmed Nato’s fears that the Zapad (or “West”) exercises were used to simulate a conflict with the US-led alliance and show off Russia’s ability to amass large numbers of troops at extremely short notice in the event of a conflict.

The drills – which were held in Belarus, the Baltic Sea, western Russia and its Kaliningrad outpost between 14 and 20 September last year – depicted a fictional scenario concerned with attacks by militants, according to Russia’s defence ministry.

But in an interview with Germany’s top-selling newspaper, Bild, Mr. Terras said: “Let me be clear: with the exercise Zapad 2017, Russia simulated a large-scale military attack against Nato.

“It was not targeted towards the Baltic states only, as it was a theatre-wide series of exercises spanning from high North to the Black Sea.”

He added: “The scale and extent of the entire exercise was far greater than officially stated.”

Instead of being a “purely defensive” exercise, as Russia claimed, Zapad was used to simulate a “full-scale conventional war against Nato in Europe”, the newspaper previously reported, citing two analysts from a western intelligence service.

The report claimed the drills involved far more troops than the 12,700 that Russia’s defence ministry claimed took part.

Another 12,000 Russian soldiers took part in exercises in regions “near the Estonian borders”, and more than 10,000 in the area near the north of Finland and Norway, the sources said.

Continue reading at The Independent right here

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