Saturday, August 30, 2014
NATO Planning "Rapid-Deployment Force" Of 10.000 Troops To Counter Russia
Via RT: NATO is reportedly working towards the creation of an expeditionary force composed of 10.000 troops from seven different member states as a result of escalating tensions with Russia over the conflict in Ukraine. According to the Financial Times, the force’s creation will be spearheaded by Britain and involve contributions from Denmark, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Norway, and the Netherlands. Canada is also interested in joining the group, but it’s not known what its final decision will be. Although no formal announcement has been made, British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to declare its formation at the upcoming NATO summit in Wales on September 4th. The initial focus of Saturday’s EU summit has shifted from appointing two senior EU chiefs to discussing the crisis in Ukraine, European Ambassador to Russia Vygaudas Usackas told RIA Novosti. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday accused Kiev and its allies of backing peace talks only as a smoke screen to continue military operations, sidestepping allegations that Russia is funneling troops into eastern Ukraine to fight alongside separatist rebels. Back in 1930 an ounce of Gold sold for $20.22. Consider that you had an ounce of Gold worth $20.22 and $20 in cash [fiat Dollars]. Today that once of Gold would be worth $1.280.00 and your $20 cash [fiat Dollars] would have lost 95% of its purchasing power. People holding Gold for the long-term have tended to retain their purchasing power. The opposite is true of the Dollar.