Commanders from the U.S.’s 101st Airborne Division said their forces are ready to fight in Ukraine in a moment’s notice as the conflict between Kyiv and Moscow continues to boil over.
“We’re ready to defend every inch of NATO soil,” John Lubas, the deputy commander brigadier general, told CBS News. U.S. forces are stationed in Romania and have been monitoring the Russian military and “building objectives to practice against” and “replicate exactly what’s going on,” another commander told the network.
“It keeps us on our toes,” the office said.
The Eurasian Times reported that it was the first time in 80 years that the division was deployed to Europe. The report identified the “Screaming Eagles” as a light infantry force that is trained to effectively take to any battlefield and fight within hours.
The U.S. Army said in a statement in June that the division arrived at the Mihail Kogălniceanu Airbase to “reinforce NATO’s eastern flank and engage in multinational exercises with partners across the European continent in order to reassure allies and deter further Russian aggression.”
“Being here, so close to that fight (in Ukraine), is exactly where the 101st Airborne Division is destined to be,” said Maj. Gen. JP McGee, 101st commander, during the livestreamed ceremony, Stars & Stripes reported at the time.
The CBS report said about 4,700 American soldiers in the 101st Airborne traveled from their base in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary general, said the alliance would increase its number of forces on high alert from 40,000 to over 300,000.
TRENDPOST: The Trends Journal has reported extensively on how the U.S. is at war with Russia, but it will not be officially declared until a nuclear explosion. (See “U.S. AT WAR WITH RUSSIA: SPECIAL FORCES ARE ON THE GROUND IN UKRAINE” and “U.S. DISREGARDS RUSSIA’S WARNING…AGAIN, SAYS UKRAINE CAN TARGET TERRITORY SEIZED BY RUSSIAN FORCES.”)
We reported last week that there are currently more U.S. special forces and CIA agents in Ukraine today than there were at the beginning of the war.
The Intercept, citing “several current and former intelligence officials,” reported that President Joe Biden has decided to have these forces conduct clandestine operations inside the country, which is counter to what he had said at the beginning of the war that U.S. troops would not be positioned on the ground in Ukraine because their presence would mean WWIII.
TRENDPOST: Richard Grenell, former President Trump’s acting director of National Intelligence, tweeted out that Secretary of State Antony Blinken was headed to California this weekend while these forces are deployed.
“U.S. troops deployed for a war—meanwhile, our Secretary of State was traveling to California. @ABlinken has no diplomatic plan,” he posted.
There is no diplomatic plan and there has not been since before the war, when Washington refused to consider Russia’s legitimate security concerns about NATO and Ukraine.
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The Cold War between the U.S. and Russia, which began in 1947, ended in 1991. But rather than seeking Peace on Earth and keeping relationships respectful, most of America’s politicians and all of the military-industrial complex—and their western counterparts (i.e., “allies”)—have not stopped waging the Cold War.
As we have been reporting since the end of the Cold War—from America’s Gulf War, Kosovo War, Afghan War, Iraq War… to its military interventions in Somalia, Libya, etc., plus its 800 military bases in 70 countries—Russia is a minor war-mongering nation compared to the U.S. track record of killing millions and stealing trillions from its taxpayers to wage these wars.
And, as we have reported in detail since the so-called “Russiagate” was launched by the Democratic Party and its media Presstitutes immediately following Trump’s win of the 2016 election, there has not been one shred of hard evidence proving Russia interfered with the election.
Yet, the drama continues, and most people buy it, just as most have swallowed other lies sold to them by their governments over the centuries. “Remember the Main”?
As the founder of Occupy Peace & Freedom, as Gerald Celente sees it, to keep peddling hatred between the two nations, rather than creating movements toward peace, is morally, spiritually, and economically destructive. Indeed, America was an ally of Russia in World War II and would not have achieved victory when it did without them.
Yet, following World War II, Russia became its enemy, while Japan and Germany—for which over 400,000 Americans died fighting—became U.S. allies and business partners.