WASHINGTON, November 23 (RIA Novosti)
The United States has curbed its cooperation with Russia on the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) treaty, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said on Tuesday.
The restriction means that the United States will no longer exchange information on conventional weapons and troops with Russia four years after Russia stopped implementing the treaty in 2007.
“Today the United States announced in Vienna, Austria, that it would cease carrying out certain obligations under the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty with regard to Russia,” Nuland said in a statement.
“This announcement in the CFE Treaty's implementation group comes after the United States and NATO Allies have tried over the past 4 years to find a diplomatic solution following Russia’s decision in 2007 to cease implementation with respect to all other 29 CFE States,” she said.
“Since then, Russia has refused to accept inspections and ceased to provide information to other CFE Treaty parties on its military forces as required by the Treaty,” she said.
The original CFE Treaty was signed in 1990 by 16 NATO countries and six Warsaw Pact members and came into force in 1992. The treaty set equal ceilings for each bloc on five key categories of conventional armaments and military hardware, including tanks, combat armored vehicles, artillery, assault helicopters and combat aircraft.
The CFE Treaty played a crucial stabilizing role during the breakup of the Soviet Union and its satellite states in Eastern Europe. However, later the document became largely outdated and irrelevant amid large-scale changes in the military and political environment.
The treaty was updated in 1999, but NATO members states refused to ratify it citing the fact that Russia was keeping troops in Georgia and the breakaway Moldovan region of Transdnestr as a pretext.
Russia imposed a unilateral moratorium on the CFE treaty in December 2007, citing concerns over NATO's eastward expansion, U.S. missile defense plans for Europe, and the refusal of alliance members to ratify the adapted treaty. Moscow has repeatedly said it will resume its participation in the CFE if NATO member states ratify the adapted treaty.
Nuland also said her country will continue implementing the treaty and carrying out all “obligations with all States Parties other than Russia, including not exceeding the numerical limits on conventional armaments and equipment established by the Treaty."
"We will resume full Treaty implementation regarding Russia if Russia resumes implementation of its Treaty obligations,” she said.
“The United States remains firmly committed to revitalizing conventional arms control in Europe. In order to increase transparency and consistent with our longstanding effort to promote stability and build confidence in Europe, the United States will voluntarily inform Russia of any significant change in our force posture in Europe,” she said.
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- firstname.lastname@example.orgOther danger signs from North America09:31, 23/11/2011Today on Tuesday November 22, 2011, I learned that Canada has joined the United States and Britain by imposing severe economic banking sanctions and other trade sanctions against the country of Iran.
The reason is to get Iran to STOP developing nuclear energy, which the United States, Canada, Britain and Israel say is being used to develop nuclear weapons.
The Russian government and the Russian nuclear agency are well aware of the fact that Iran is developing nuclear energy for civilian electrical generation due to an ongoing drought in the Middle East, in particular Iran.
The fear of the United States and Israel is that Iran has a slim chance of developing a nuclear war head.
This fear is surprising coming from two countries with two of the largest nuclear weapon arsenals in the world, the United States and Israel.
Why would the United States and Israel be worried about Iran obtaining nuclear weapons deterrent technology?
Because the United States, Canada, Britain and NATO intend on attacking and invading Iran to seize Iran's remaining light crude oil reserves. An Iranian nuclear deterrent to such an attack and invasion is absolutely unacceptable to the United States, Canada, Britain, NATO and Israel.
Why should Russia be concerned with Iran?
Because Russia is next on the list of energy targets and I am speaking specifically of the Caspian Basin oil and natural gas reserves.
This is why the US European Missile Defence shield is being put into place.
Its sole purpose in the future is to disable the Russian military from defending the Caspian Basin oil and natural gas reserves that the United States, Canada, Britain and Europe will need after 2020.
So to read this article about the CFE Treaty is not surprising at all.
Based on all of the recent propaganda news reports coming out in North America about the dangers of Iran and their nuclear capability, the Russian government will have to take a stand and help Iran defend its borders against an attack and invasion by Israel, the United States, Canada and NATO.
Because once Iran falls, Russia is next.
Russia needs to draw a line in the sand and say enough is enough.
This conflict will continue to escalate until 2020 when the oil / energy depletion situation in North America becomes very serious.
The warning signs are now compounded because the United States government refuses to sign international legal paperwork stating that it will not use the US European Missile Defence shield against Russia in the future.
This is a warning that the US European Missile Defence shield will be used against Russia in the future and most likely to disable Russian military targets around the Caspian Basin oil and natural gas reserves around the year 2020.
This comment is based on 6 years of observing United States, Canada, Britain and NATO military observations to seize oil reserves around the world and knowing the serious oil depletion problem in the United States and Canada. 2020 is a critical year for action.
Russia's biggest concern will be funding military operations and equipment.
It is imperative that Russia divorce itself from Western sources of finance and implement the "Work Credit" based financial system. This will allow the Russian government to operate independently of western finance and its banking system.
The "Work Credit" based financial system allows the Russian government to place a monetary value on each Russian citizen and their ability to do work to benefit Russian society.
Russian citizens are to be valued to the Russian economy at $50,000 ( for example) a year for 100 years, the life span of a human.
Citizen's value to country = (100 years – Person's age) x $50,000 a year
Country Money Supply = (100 years - Median population age) x $50,000 x population size
Country's Working Capital = Country money supply x 7% (for example) This is to be used to fund country infrastructure projects, military purchases, healthcare and so forth.
Citizens are now all paid at the base rate of $50,000 (for example) a year to work for the government (local, republic, federal), the military, an established company, be self employed, be a stay at home parent, go to school K to 12, college or university.
Russian government (local, republic, federal) salary expenses drop by 80%. Russian military salary expenses drop by 80%, as do corporation salary expenses, small business salary expenses and so forth. This is because each Russian citizen now comes with a base yearly economic value of $50,000 (for example) a year to do work that benefits their community, city, republic / state, and country.
The implementation of “Work Credits” eliminates unemployment, poverty and homelessness in Russia.
This is one economic financial solution to allow Russia to keep its government work force and military fully staffed and paid to defend Russia when conflict comes.
"Work Credits" also allows Russia to lead the world in economic reform that will become mandatory in 2030 when world wide oil supplies run out sufficiently to end our modern oil age.
Russia must prepare for military conflict by the year 2020. This conflict will come from the United States, Canada, Britain, NATO and European countries. This conflict is all about the fossil fuel energy reserves in the Caspian Basin area.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is one of the most important foreign policy initiatives taken by Russia along with five other countries. Both Russia and China want to reduce the threat of separatism and western influence in the region. Emergence of SCO provoked new international order.