The threat of Russian aggression grows by the day, and now, Europe is bracing itself for a possible attack. According to the issued warning, it will only take Russia 48 hours to invade the region, possibly choking integral points like air and sea lanes. Will Europe collapse under Russia?
Putin to Obstruct All Points
Europe is at the mercy of Russia, according to a top military mind. More importantly, at the onset that Russia attacks, Europe has no plans to thwart it off. In fact, Russia could be so powerful it could choke Europe’s air and sea lanes if it wants to.
Gen. Philip Breedlove warned that Russia could intercept U.S. reinforcement to Europe should there be war. It has been known that Russian radars, missiles, and strike planes — “Anti-Access/Area Denial” systems – have threatened aircraft and ships by the Black Sea, Baltic and Eastern Europe.
“If we are in a shooting war with a big nation to the east, do you believe you will cross the Atlantic uncontested, either in the air or on the sea?” Breaking Defense quoted Breedlove.
“The unobstructed crossing of the Atlantic to fight a war on the land mass in Europe, I think, is a thing of the past,” added the official.
“We need to think about our ability to defend our capability to reinforce Europe.”
Russia Prepares Attack on Europe in 48 Hours
Another top military official, former NATO chief, General Sir Richard Barrons, said that Russia is able to deploy ships and troops to Europe within just 48 hours if it wants to. He also warned that Europe is weak at the moment because France, Germany and Italy have failed to take the Russian threat seriously.
“If you list all the military capability that Nato has, it has a lot more than Russia, but because most of it exists in this semi-dormant state there is a window of opportunity where . . . Russia could use its smaller forces to tweak Nato in a way to which Nato would be very pressed to respond because it doesn’t have any plans to do that,” the Independent quoted the official.
Barrons said that should there be no consensus then there is only one common denominator: nothing will happen.