99.9 PERCENT OF US CITIZENS UNAWARE OF LARGEST US WAR GAME IN EUROPE IN 25 YEARS
By Ann Wright, Popular Resistance.
▲Defender 2020' is one of the biggest war maneuvers since the end of the Cold War
99.9 percent of citizens of the United States have no clue that the new “Cold War” against Russia is manifesting in the largest U.S. military war practice in Europe than in more than 25 years.
They have not heard that the U.S. military is sending 20,000 soldiersrom the U.S. to Europe to join 9,000 U.S. troops already in Europe\and 8,000 soldiersrom ten European countries to practice waging a war against Russia. 37,000 militaryrom the U.S.\and Europe will be a part of the war maneuvers named Defender 2020.
The U.S. political environment is so confused that many in the U.S. will question why the U.S. is having provocative actions against Russia such as these big war games on the border of Russia when U.S. President Donald Trump seems to be such a good friend with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
It’s a valid question that brings into the focus of the need of the U.S. bureaucracy to have an enemy in\order to justify its huge $680 billion military budget. With war games against North Korea suspended in South Korea over the past year\and reduced military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan\and Syria, confrontation in Europe is the next best location for attempting to keep the military-industrial complex, with all of its major election donors, in business during the 2020 U.S. Presidential election year.
In an effort to generate U.S. national support\and publicity for the revival of the Cold War, U.S. military units will comerom15 U.S. states, includingimportant electoral states of Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina,\and Virginia.
In an effort to spend all the money allocated to the U.S. military, over $680 billion for 2020,20,000 pieces of equipment will be sent to Europefor the division-size mobilization. The equipment will departrom seaports in politically important electoral states of South Carolina, Georgia\and Texas.
While Europeans will know of these military events because U.S. soldiers will disrupt civilian transportation routes across the 4,000 kilometers of convoy routes as they travel by bus throughout Europe, most Americans will have little knowledge of the massive, provocative military preparations for a war with Russia.
Ann Wrightis a retired US Army Colonel\and a former US diplomat who resigned in 2003 in opposition to the US war on Iraq. She is a board member of the International Peace Bureau\and a member of Veterans for Peace.
Ann Wright is a 29-year US Army/Army Reserves veteran, a retired United States Army colonel\and retired U.S. State Department official, known for her outspoken opposition to the Iraq War. She received the State Department Award for Heroism in 1997, after helping to evacuate several thousand people during the civil war in Sierra Leone. She is most noted for having been one of three State Department officials to publicly resign in direct protest of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. Wright was also a passenger on the Challenger 1, which along with the Mavi Marmara, was part of the Gaza flotilla. She served in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia\and Mongolia. In December, 2001 she was on the small team that reopened the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. She is the co-author of the book "Dissent: Voices of Conscience." She has written frequently on rape in the military.