NATO has continuously named Russia as a threat that merits the military measures it is now putting in place. However, Russia argues that the alliance has been deceiving the world, trying to convince everyone that it is a threat, despite more pressing matters at hand. Is NATO trying to invade Russia and defeat Putin?
NATO Cannot Defeat Russia
Several analysts agree that NATO seems desperate in its attempts to try and put Russia at the receiving end of things. It may be convincing to some that Russia is indeed a threat, but those efforts still appear inadequate.
Headlining the news for the past few days, NATO members have agreed to send more troops to Eastern Europe. That is, four battalions in total and to be distributed to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland. Whereas many are saying that NATO’s plans have been the biggest buildup since the Cold War, there are some who say these moves are insufficient. They are not enough if NATO really wants to counter Russia and defeat Putin.
“The real problem with the NATO decision is not that it is unduly provocative—it isn’t—but that it is inadequate to meet the scale of the Russian threat. Four battalions are better than none, but they are largely symbolic forces whose multinational character will severely degrade combat effectiveness,” wrote Max Boot on Commentary.
There are also concerns on how cohesive these troops from different nations could become in light of the supposed Russian threat. Nonetheless, even if NATO’s efforts are still “little” compared to the perceived threat, it appears that the alliance has finally awakened to the increasing risk posed by Vladimir Putin.
Bogus Russian Invasion Narrative
Another take from Global Research, however, claims that NATO is reaffirming the Russian invasion narrative.
“It’s unnerving to realize that the NATO alliance – bristling with an unprecedented array of weapons including a vast nuclear arsenal – has lost its collective mind. Perhaps it’s more reassuring to think that NATO simply feels compelled to publicly embrace its deceptive “strategic communications” so gullible Western citizens will be kept believing its lies are truth,” added Robert Parry.
As other analysts said before, whatever transpires between NATO and Russia could have deep implications the world over.