NATO Warsaw Declaration Is a Declaration of War
“This is about preparations for war, although it’s impossible to say at this point what the war will be like.”
The author is a popular Russian blogger specializing in defense issues and Middle Eastern affairs.
The NATO Summit Declaration that was agreed in Warsaw targets Russia. Behind the vague wording it is a clear plan to start blocking the country along its entire eastern border.
As expected, the West is creating the infrastructure to block Russia in the Baltic and Black Seas, correctly choosing two vulnerable places, two exclaves – Kaliningrad and Crimea. Both are indefensible without going to war. The inexplicable opposition to the land bridge to Crimea started in summer 2014, was given up as part of an “armistice” and a “Minsk process”, but has become the peninsula’s Achilles’ heel.
NATO is likely to act slowly but steadily, increasing its presence around these two points, threatening various relations with Russia – first of all, economic and financial, where Russia is dependent on the good will of our “partners”.
The logical end game will be an ultimatum, the contents of which will depend on the ability of the Kremlin to fold. There will be pressure from inside the Kremlin from various factions and groups in order to prevent it responding to NATO’s threats.
A call to create the broadest possible coalition against Russia will be another major outcome of the document. So far it is still veiled but it really can’t be understood otherwise.
This is about preparations for war, although it’s impossible to say at this point what the war will be like. NATO obviously doesn’t want to initiate direct military operations, convinced it can do the job via pressure and threats.
Everything repeats – the US did the same in Iraq. Russia is not Iraq, so things will look a little different on the surface, but the sequence will be the same.
The main outcome of all this is that we can no longer negotiate, even in theory. These kinds of decisions are only taken in the expectation of the enemy’s unconditional surrender, in which case people do not negotiate.