Monday, November 6, 2017

U.S. Boosts Special Operations Forces Presence At Russia's Border

US Boosts Special Operations Forces Presence At Russia's Border

The deployment of US Special Operations Forces in Europe is never in spotlight but it is rapidly increasing. There can be no other purpose than acquisition of capability to deliver strikes deep into Russia’s territory.

The Trump administration is relying heavily on Special Operations Forces (SOF). They are deployed to 137 countries or 70% of them in the world. At least 8,000 of SOF are operating in around 80 countries at any given moment. The numbers have ballooned from a few thousands in the 1980s to 70,000 at present. 

Much has been said recently about SOF operations in Africa, which are going to expand and intensify. Formally, they are on train and assist missions to counter terrorist threats. But one can hardly imagine the need to deploy such special purpose forces from overseas to fight terrorists in the Old Continent.

The United States increased the presence of SOF in Europe four times last year. The forces are mainly deployed near Russia’s borders, including such countries as the Baltic States, Romania, Poland, Ukraine and Georgia. In 2017, SOF have deployed to more than 20 European countries.

American commandos have deployed quietly to the Baltic States. Dozens of United States Special Operations forces have a “persistent” presence there to train special operators.

This year, a United States National Guard Special Forces group based in Birmingham, Alabama, was tasked with learning the Russian language, including military terminology, as well as history, culture and traditions in what appears to be a preliminary phase of a potential overseas operation. This is the start of a five-year program to prepare National Guard SOF. The language course is expected to last from three to six weeks. It includes military terminology and the practical application of command terms. In addition, instructors are supposed to provide an overview of regional cultural awareness, including important dates and personalities.
The SOF are deployed in the proximity of Russia’s borders under the pretext of defending the allies scared of potential “Russian aggression”. If they were, they would ask for general purpose forces, such as Army units, equipped with defensive weapon systems to protect their borders. They would not need SOF, which are offensive strike units just like US Marines in Norway. Instructors specializing in defensive operations, not SOF, are needed to prepare forces for repelling adversary’s attacks. What SOF and Marines can teach is the art of carrying out first strikes. Their deployment in Europe is never in spotlight but it is rapidly increasing. There can be no other purpose than acquisition of capability to deliver strikes deep into Russia’s territory.

Popocatepetl volcano is just 35 miles from Mexico City and only 20 miles from nearby city Puebla, meaning about 26million people would be affected by a disaster-scale eruption.

The "big one" is expected throwing tons of ash into the sky from the deadly Mexican volcano.

The increased seismic activity this weekend could mean it is bubbling up for a devastating "big one" eruption - the likes of which have not been seen since 2000 when 41,000 people had to evacuate.

Popocatepetl volcano entered a stage of continuous explosions and exhalations that emit incandescent material, the director of the National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred), Carlos Valdes, informed today.

He explained that the activity that the volcano presented during the early morning hours of this Friday is within the scenarios foreseen in the Yellow Phase 2 Volcano Traffic Light Alert and that the volcano maintains a fumarole to the west-northwest.

The security restriction of 12 kilometres around the crater continues due to the danger of falling fragments, he said on his Twitter account.

Valdes urged the inhabitants of nearby towns to collect the ashes emanated by the Popo, as they call him, and prevent it from going to the drainage.

According to this brand new story from The Express sent over to ANP by Steve Quayle, a NEW 'Black Death' has been discovered in Uganda, a virus WORSE than plague with NO cure according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Just the latest plague 'outbreak' this year, ANP will be taking a look over the next several days at the unusual surge of black death plague and the next story in this series will feature an in depth interview with Steve Quayle

We find it extremely interesting that the current version of the plague now striking Madagascar and threatening to move on to mainland Africa and perhaps the world is largely of the pneumonic variety and is spreading much more quickly than experts had first predicted, now being called the worst outbreak of the plague there in more than 50 years

Over the next several days, we'll be taking an extended look at this plague which officials have now warned has reached the 'crisis point' with cases rocketing 40% in the last 5 days alone, the worst outbreak of the plague in 50 years there...

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