NATO and the “deep state” are pursuing a war-preparation policy and hinder cooperation between Trump and Putin

Summary

NATO and the “deep state” are pursuing a war-preparation policy and hinder cooperation between Trump and Putin.

The dream of the Western warmongers will come true next spring (during NATO military exercises). Just in time for the Moscow celebrations for the end of the war in 1945, the tank engines will roar across Germany and past Dresden to the east. It will be a march against Russia as the world has not seen it since the “Operation Barbarossa”. The people in Russia must gain the impression that the Second World War is to be fought further during the NATO large-scale manoeuvres before the anniversary of the end of the war in 1945.

The impeachment proceedings against the American President Trump are proceeding exactly according to this timetable pattern. This is for conspiracy practitioners. The roadmap for this trial is designed to prevent President Putin and President Trump from meeting in Davos at the end of January 2020 and possibly discussing in private things that could work against the war interests of the “deep state”. It is enough for the Washington warlords to imagine that President Trump could do without an interpreter from the US State Department’s resistance nest. The entire absurdity of Western and, above all, NATO policy lies in this notion. There goes a presidential candidate named Trump and declares to strive for good relations with Russia.

Disproof

This is a conspiracy theory, part of a well-established Russian disinformation narrative about global elites secretly ruling the world, and specifically a so-called ‘deep state’ in the United State that promotes aggression wars and prevents US reconciliation with Russia. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about NATO's belligerent agenda. No evidence given.

The idea of a "deep state" has always been very popular among conspiracy theorists. Its manifestations might be different, but generally the concept conjures up the image of a small group of men, deciding the fate of the world behind the scenes. However, there is no evidence of such a 'deep state' existing in the United States. Therefore there is also no evidence that NATO has any connection to the so-called 'deep state'.

NATO poses no threat to Russia. It is a defensive alliance, whose purpose is to protect its member states. Its exercises and military deployments are not directed against Russia – or any other country. Moreover, NATO has reached out to Russia consistently, transparently and publicly over the past 26 years. The Alliance created unique cooperation bodies – the Permanent Joint Council and the NATO-Russia Council – to embody its relationship with Russia. It has invited Russia to cooperate on missile defence, an invitation extended to no other partner.

Read more examples of this narrative alleging that “deep state” fights with Trump and that “deep state” shapes the US foreign policy.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 178
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/12/2019
  • Language/target audience: German
  • Country: United States, Russia, Germany
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, Deep state, War preparation, NATO, Conspiracy, The West, Warmongering
  • Outlet: Sputnik Deutschland
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