WASHINGTON DC – In a major escalation of tensions in the North Atlantic, the United States reactivated the Navy’s second fleet, which was designed to contain Russia in the North Atlantic. The information was released by the US Navy Commander of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson.
“We have to maintain our competitive advantage and dominance on the sea,” Commander Richardson said at a in Norfolk, Va., on Friday.
At the same time, he noted that the forces of the second fleet will have to operate under the conditions of a “resurgent Russia”, which is military planners say increasingly mirrors the situation with the Soviet Union.
Initially, the second US fleet was established in 1950, and played an important role in opposition to Moscow during the Cold War. In 2011, under President Barack Obama, the second fleet was disbanded.
In May, the Navy command announced the re-creation of the division. The main area of activity of the compound will be the US East Coast and the North Atlantic, and the main task has been described as an opposition to the “territorial claims of Moscow” against Washington allies.
The reactivation of the US 2nd Fleet is a threat to Russian communications in Russia’s North Sea region, to which the country should provide an adequate response to ensure its security, Russian Senator Alexei Kondratyev said. The senator is the vice chairman of the Defense and Security Committee of the Russian Senate.
According to Kondratyev, Norway and the United Kingdom have likewise increased their military activities in the Arctic since last year, which points to a breakthrough for NATO in the region.
The coming geopolitical battle over the conflict marks a continued souring of US-Russia relations. The primary issue that the US has with the Russian Federation, is that it exists as a single ‘state’, instead of the ten or more smaller states the US would prefer to see the Russian Federation transform into. That was the original plan upon the collapse of the USSR, but the former Soviet deep-state would not allow Yeltsin to take such steps.
Under the guise of ‘cooperating’ and ‘enabling’ predominantly Russian-Israeli dual citizen oligarchs, such as Abramovich, the KGB reformed into several organizations, including the FSB. Their primary candidate, Putin, signaled the beginning of the end of post-Soviet collapse, and a reformation of the CIS into the Russian Federation. Fearing a ‘resurgent Russia’, the US has, under several administrations, markedly so since the 2006 period and onward, attempted to bring Russia back to heel.
“I cannot announce this [now], but quantitative and qualitative parameters of the North Fleet of Russia,” he said, “is a threat to our communications in the North Sea. We will take into account the increased US forces in the Arctic as well as to ensure Russia’s security on this flank,” said Kondratyev.
He suggested that the US measure would be “only the first step,” clarifying that Washington intends to ensure its dominance in the Arctic.
The evolution of events has been particularly problematic for Washington and Wall Street, as the EU has begun to resist domination by the US, and the policy of ‘Trans-Atlanticism’, which was signified by NATO, the World Bank, and the IMF, is showing serious signs of terminal unraveling.