The tensions between Russia and NATO continue to ramp up. NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) has now started massive military drills near Russia.
According to a report by RT, NATO has deployed 30 thousand troops, 50 vessels, and 200 aircraft from 27 member-states in Norway to conduct the long-planned military exercise “Cold Response” that started on Monday and will last till April. “The exercise will ensure that Norwegian and allied forces are capable in carrying out complex joint operations in a demanding climate and under challenging high-intensity situations,” explains the Norwegian Armed Forces’ website.
NATO soldiers will test their skills operating in extreme and rugged surroundings, from frozen fjords to shivering seas and ice-encrusted mountains. Since the main focus of the drills is to practice deploying military units to and from the sea coast, naval forces will play a crucial role. –RT
According to NATO, the goal of these drills is to help “Allies and partners practise [sic] working together so that they are prepared for any situation.” The Norwegian Armed Forces claim that this exercise is a central arena for testing the deployment of the NATO Response Force and is obviously being done as a minimal way to show some force.
“It is important to emphasize that ‘Cold Response 2022’ has been planned long before the war in Ukraine. The exercise is neither unexpected nor surprising to Russian authorities,” stated Norwegians Armed Forces. But is that true? Maybe, maybe not. It’s hard to believe they’d do drills like this just for the fun of yet. But then again, warmongers do a lot of things normal humans do not. So who knows what the truth is.
Coupled with Russian president Vladimir Putin stating that the U.S.’s days of political and economic dominance are over, we can only assume that a much larger war is imminent.
According to Putin, from now on the West will be losing its “global dominance” both politically and economically. Speaking on Wednesday, the Russian head of state proclaimed that the “myth of the Western welfare state, of the so-called golden billion, is crumbling.” Moreover, it is the “whole planet that is having to pay the price for the West’s ambitions, and its attempts to retain its vanishing dominance at any cost,” Putin said.