Ex-NATO Chief Predicts Russia Will Start WW3…. Next Year

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A senior retired NATO general has predicted that Russia will start a world war in exactly a year from now.

General Sir Richard Shirreff, who served as Nato’s Deputy Supreme Allied Commander in Europe said that a Russian attack on Estonia, Lithuania or Latvia, which are all Nato members, was a serious possibility and that the West should act now to avert “potential catastrophe”.

A Russia insider report: BRACE YOURSELF: Ex-Deputy NATO Commander Predicts Russia Will Start WW3 in May 2017

We’re not kidding, he is actually that specific

General Sir Richard Shirreff
General Sir Richard Shirreff

This is unbelievable. We know top NATO officers tend to be peculiar characters (recall the famous warmongers Philip Breedlove and Wesley Clark) but so far they stayed clear of claiming magical powers.

This is no longer the case British general Richard Shirreff who between 2011 and 2014 served as the Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe has consulted his crystal ball and has concluded that in the fifth month next year Russia will invade Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Ukraine.

We’re not joking, he really is that specific. Unless NATO bulks up its presence in Eastern Europe come this time next year Russians will be invading NATO territory and doubtlessly provoking World War III:

A startling claim that the west is on course for war with Russia has been delivered by the former deputy commander of Nato, the former British general Sir Alexander Richard Shirreff.

In a book published on Wednesday, 2017 War With Russia, Shirreff argues that the events in Crimea have destroyed the post-cold-war settlement and set the stage for conflict, beginning next year.

In a chilling scenario, he predicts that Russia, in order to escape what it believes to be encirclement by Nato, will seize territory in eastern Ukraine, open up a land corridor to Crimea and invade the Baltic states.

Shirreff, who was deputy supreme allied commander Europe from 2011 to 2014 and before that served in Northern Ireland, Iraq and the Balkans, is risking his reputation by making such a bold prediction. But he claims his narrative is closely modelled on his Nato experience of war-gaming future conflicts.

His scenario is specific, naming Latvia as the first of the Baltic countries to be invaded, in May next year. Such specifics open him to potential ridicule.

At the book launch at London’s Royal United Services Institute, he heavily caveated the scenario by saying it was still avoidable provided Nato took the necessary steps to pre-position forces in large enough numbers in the Baltic states. Nato is planning to make a start on just such a move at a Nato summit in Warsaw in July.

Faced with scepticism from journalists at the book launch – the Baltic states, unlike Ukraine, are members of Nato, and Russian action against any of them would in theory trigger a response – Shirreff said history was full of irrational decisions by leaders.

He said Putin could invade the Baltic states and then threaten nuclear action if Nato threatened to intervene.

Now just in case you thought this was a case of lone nut:

Shirreff’s warning about the danger posed by Russia is echoed in the foreword by US admiral James Stavridis, former supreme allied commander Europe, who writes: “Under President Putin, Russia has charted a dangerous course that, if it is allowed to continue, may lead inexorably to a clash with Nato. And that will mean a war that could so easily go nuclear.”

That’s right, the American Stavridis who was Shirreffs boss and top NATO military commander wrote the foreword to his assessment. Lunatics have truly taken over the asylum. – Best way to prevent WW3 is to send a lot of NATO troops into the Baltic states and make Russia a lot more nervous. Makes sense. If you’re sniffing the good glue they have over at the NATO HQ.Nato

Edmondo Burr

BA Economics/Statistics
Assistant Editor
  • Djago

    General Sir Alexander Richard Shirreff, why should we listen to you? You worked for NATO the North Atlantic Terror
    Organisation, worse than anything else on this planet.

  • Mira

    more like, the US and NATO will, yet more LIES, and anti- Russian propaganda by the US, when THEY are the real threat to world peace.

  • Avner Eliyahu Romm

    I don’t see why Russia should attack those Baltic states, unless they do the foolish thing of provoking Russia to do so: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAhjanRkzmg

  • UncleB

    US and Israel both need warring to fuel their economies! Both are arms manufacturers and are out drumming up work! If only they would turn to Science and Technology for their superiority . . .

  • Avner Eliyahu Romm

    Here is a scenario which is, unfortunately, more realistic, and to the conclusion of which on doesn’t have to be a war monger to get: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYKhzY6tyuw

  • Dan Jones

    The “hook in the jaw” is oil, and Russia is heading to Israel… To do that, America must be neutered…

    Always be a light that is shininginthedark.c

  • canux

    russia is not the agressor, they are sitting idle as the us and nato are sneaking thousands of troops in russias borderring coiuntries, reagan and gorbachev signed a treaty at the end of the soviet union stating plain as day.. no nato moves into eastern europe, bill clinton changed that , bullcrap, us and nato are trying to shut russia down and i hope pitin ends this nwo crap once and for all, nazi germany is exactly what is happening, us replaced nazi germany and took over this sick ideology and must be stopped, russia stopped it before, they will do it again or kill the world trying