The Intercept: Hacked Emails Reveal NATO General Plotting Against Obama on Russia Policy
RETIRED U.S. AIR FORCE Gen. Philip Breedlove, until recently the supreme commander of NATO forces in Europe, plotted in private to overcome President Barack Obama’s reluctance to escalate military tensions with Russia over the war in Ukraine in 2014, according to apparently hacked emails from Breedlove’s Gmail account that were posted on a new website called DC Leaks.
Obama defied political pressure from hawks in Congress and the military to provide lethal assistance to the Ukrainian government, fearing that doing so would increase the bloodshed and provide Russian President Vladimir Putin with the justification for deeper incursions into the country.
Breedlove, during briefings to Congress, notably contradicted the Obama administration regarding the situation in Ukraine, leading to news stories about conflict between the general and Obama.
But the leaked emails provide an even more dramatic picture of the intense back-channel lobbying for the Obama administration to begin a proxy war with Russia in Ukraine.
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Update #1: Breedlove’s war: Emails show ex-NATO general plotting US conflict with Russia (RT)
Update #2: Hacked Emails Reveal NATO Pushed Obama Administration to be Tough on Russia (Sputnik)
WNU Editor: I do not know if these hacked emails are genuine (it looks like they are) .... but I do know that when I heard that General Breedlove was being replaced as top NATO commander .... I for one gave a huge sigh of relief. I have mentioned more than once in this blog that if General Breedlove's recommendations were accepted on what to do in Ukraine .... that conflict would be infinitely far worse than what it is now .... with global consequences. We also now know through these emails that he was pushing an agenda contrary to stated White House policy .... and doing so on the side. Can anyone say .... rogue General.