Military Escalation: NATO-Russia War Tensions Laid Bare at Washington Summit

In remarks delivered from the US-Nordic Leaders’ Summit Friday in Washington, US President Barack Obama denounced the Russian government in belligerent tones, warning that members of the NATO alliance remain “united in our concern about Russia’s growing aggressive military presence and posture in the Baltic-Nordic region.”

by Thomas Gaist, Global Research: 

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The US President lavished praise on the Scandinavian regimes, expressing his gratitude for their “significant contributions in the fight against ISIS,” including deployment of special forces and logistical aid in support of US-led operations in Iraq.

He expressed special thanks for the fact that “Denmark and Norway will be joining the United States in contributing to an enhanced allied forward presence to bolster our collective defense in Europe.”

The American president vowed to “continue to support Ukraine, and maintain sanctions against Russia.” Obama’s comments were closely echoed by the Swedish prime minister, Stefan Löfven, who declared: “We will not…

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