Times seem ripe for fear mongering in Europe. As the “Old Continent” is overrun by mass uncontrolled migration, civilian and military leaders noticeably change the subject, beating war drums and warning of war with Russia.
The outgoing Dutch army chief, for example, decided to “go out with a bang,” calling on the Netherlands to better prepare for a possible future war with Russia.
“The Netherlands must be very afraid of war, and our society must prepare for it…Russia is getting stronger,” Lieutenant General Maarten Vigenen, commander of the Royal Dutch Army, said in an interview with De Telegraaf.
The Netherlands, one of NATO's founding members, has been a staunch ally of Ukraine in the war that Russian President Vladimir Putin started in February 2022. Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, announced last week that his country would soon deliver 18 F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine for assistance. In its defense against Putin's forces.
Wijnen steps down from his role as the highest-ranking general in the Dutch army today (January 1). He called on the Netherlands to follow the example of Sweden, Finland and the Baltic countries.
“The Netherlands should not think that our safety is guaranteed because we are 1,500 kilometers away [from Russians]“Wenen said.”
[…] “There is only one language that Russia understands, and that is the language of a strong army,” Vignin said. “The Netherlands must learn again that all members of society must be prepared when things go wrong.”
It is not clear what impact this appeal by the outgoing military leader will have, as Mark Rutte's global coalition has been decimated in the polls by the right, led by Geert Wilders, one of the men the left loves to hate, almost as much as Putin. .
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Wijnen joins the ever-growing chorus of concerned voices calling for preparedness and mobilization to confront the future Russian threat.
As the West pushes NATO's expansion eastward to Russia's borders, they are at the same time “screaming” because the giant from the East has finally woken up and is fighting back.
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Another country leading the major fear-mongering operation is Germany, of course.
Defense Minister Boris Pistorius recently spoke of Germany's need to “better equip its army” by increasing weapons protection.
He said Germany needed to be able to adequately defend itself, “as well as provide weapons to Ukraine” because the United States could reduce its involvement in Kiev's war with Russia.
We Europeans must be more involved in ensuring security on our continent. “We have about 5 to 8 years to make up for what we lost, from the point of view of the armed forces, industry and society,” Pistorius said.
65% of the Dutch want Geert Wilders to rule: “How I love the Netherlands! I will be the Prime Minister of this beautiful country!”