WATCH: The Missiles at the Heart of the Ukraine War

Former C.I.A. Soviet analyst Ray McGovern gave this talk, about the critical U.S. missile deployments in Eastern Europe, to the Massachusetts Peace Action and Community Church of Boston.

NAVAL SUPPORT FACILITY REDZIKOWO, Poland – The new Naval Support Facility in Redzikowo, Poland, home to the Aegis Ashore Ballistic Missile Defense System(AABMDS) (U.S. Navy Lt. Amy Forsythe, Public Affairs Officer, Naval Support Facility Redzikowo)

9 comments for “WATCH: The Missiles at the Heart of the Ukraine War

  1. Tony
    May 11, 2023 at 08:25

    Thank you for this.

    In 2019, William Nitze wrote:

    “The United States may be seeking to avoid scrutiny of our own possible noncompliance with the treaty. The Aegis ashore systems deployed in Romania and planned for Poland could be modified to have the ability to launch nuclear-tipped cruise missiles in excess of the range limitations set by the INF and could be armed with these missiles very quickly. The INF Treaty not only prohibits both sides from deploying such weapons, but also provides that neither side have the launchers that would allow such weapons to be put in place quickly.”

    (“The Trump Administration’s Intended Withdrawal from the INF Treaty Threatens National Security: The Senate must respond to President Trump’s recklessness by asserting its constitutional powers.” by William A. Nitze, June 7, 2019).

    McGovern is absolutely right when he urges viewers to read Daniel Ellsberg’s book “The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear Planner.”

    (Sadly, when I set out to write this comment, I was not yet aware that Nitze had died in 2021 aged 78).

  2. Jeff Harrison
    May 9, 2023 at 15:36

    This confirms yet again for me that the US is the source of much of the disturbance to world peace. You do your readers a great service Mr. Lauria.

  3. May 9, 2023 at 13:32

    Ray McGovern should enlighten us on the tactical nuclear warheads stored across Europe; Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands United Kingdom and Turkey.

  4. Old Timer
    May 9, 2023 at 09:34

    There was so much going on here and Ray McGovern puts it in perspective of what cover the war in Ukraine provides. I see it as a cover for the US to hide the fact of its decline a little bit longer and a hope to weaken those who are considers or have been made an enemy of the US.

  5. Michael Kritschgau
    May 9, 2023 at 07:28

    I am from one of those 2 countries that hosts the Aegis Ashore Ballistic Missile Defense System.
    I can only say that I am so ashamed at the state of my own government who grovel in front of the U.S. Empire worse than we did with the Ottomans or even the Soviet Empire.
    These Aegis defense system needs to go from both Romania and Poland.
    I can also give my own prediction to what will happen: as soon as we will sniff the end of the U.S. Empire we will switch sides (once again) or become a condominium (as it happen also in the past).

    • Susan Siens
      May 9, 2023 at 16:22

      Thank you for commenting. I am always interested to hear from people in other countries what they think of current events.

  6. May 8, 2023 at 21:51

    Just as there is a correlation between inferior health-care and a State’s former membership in the Confederacy, so too is there a correlation between today’s missile placements and CIA torture sites. After September 11, the CIA immediately set up centers to torture those captured in its extraordinary rendition program, casting many of its detainees to black-sites in Poland or Romania.

    Now, these countries are ecstatic at the prospect of hosting the phallic-tipped provocations of World War 3.

    Of course, Poland was for Hitler before it was against him, as witnessed by the honorary funeral Hitler gave Polish leader Marshall Pulsudski in Berlin in 1935, when Hitler graced a Catholic Church for the first and last time of his adult life. Romania was Hitler’s easy ally, as was Finalnd, whose leader helped plan and execute Operation Barbarossa, Hiler’s 3.5-million-man invasion of the Soviet Union, launched on 22 June 1941.

    But in today’s time, who remembers Herr Gustav Mannerheim, the Finnish leader who jovially celebrated his 75th birthday with Adolph Hitler on June 4, 1942, right on the Eastern Front weeks before Hitler launched his massive thrust towards Stalingrad. Meantime, Finnish soldiers dutifully killed and tied down Russian soldiers in the Leningrad vicinity. So historically speaking, Finland is as good a fit for NATO as was Field Marshall Manstein in 1956, when this Russian invader, fresh out of prison, received a NATO military command.

    Over the years, the Russians could be forgiven for thinking that with neighbors like these, who doesn’t need an Iron Curtain?

    • Tony
      May 11, 2023 at 08:30

      Von Manstein, it should be remembered, devised a new plan to invade France. This was the one that Hitler adopted.

  7. May 8, 2023 at 16:23

    “I said you’re not getting the billion, I’m going to be leaving here in about six hours. I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in about six hours. If the prosecuter is not fired, you’re not getting the money”

    Joe Biden 2018

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