NATO’s “interception” of Russian planes is fake news

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Almost every month, NATO announces that its interception at air protocols have been activated by a Russian airplane getting too close to the border of a NATO member state. These alarm bells constantly sirening in our ears, create the impression we are under a perpetual threat of war. Yet these Russian airplanes never actually violate NATO airspace. What is actually going on? For several years, the Western media, NATO officials and an army of “analysts” have been contaminated with Russiaphobia. Their hearts seem to be heavy with a mortal fear of “aggression” by the Russian Air Force in the proximity of NATO territorial waters in the Baltic and the Black Sea. Let us examine the reasons for this fear, which you are sure to conclude are trivial. In the three Baltic states and Romania, NATO has established a mechanism called “Quick Reaction Alert” (QRA). QRA is a system of rotation involving 150 soldiers, 6 pilots and four fighter planes which respond to a simple mandate imposed on the…

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