"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks." -- Thomas Jefferson

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News about NATO

In the wake of French President Emmanuel Macron’s comments about Western countries not ruling out sending troops to Ukraine, a European official speaking to Financial Times pointed out that Western special operations forces are already in the country.

“Everyone knows there are Western special forces in Ukraine — they’ve just not acknowledged it officially,” a senior European defense official said.

French President Emmanuel Macron wants to send NATO ground troops into Ukraine to defeat Russia.

Only a delusional fool could make such a crass proposal which goes to show that Macron is brain-dead. NATO troops deployed to fight Russian forces would mean an all-out war, which most likely would spiral into a nuclear conflagration.

Ironically, the French leader made headlines a while back when he labeled the US-led NATO alliance as being “brain-dead”. He’s now competing for the same epithet.

Konstantin Gavrilov, head of the Russian delegation to the Vienna talks on military security and arms control, stated that Russia has repeatedly warned NATO countries of the danger of their direct involvement in hostile actions against Russian armed forces.

Gavrilov explained, “We have repeatedly warned NATO countries, which use Ukraine as a sacrificial pawn against our country, of the danger of their direct involvement in hostile actions against Russian armed forces.”

The UK, Poland, Czech Republic, Finland, and Sweden all spoke up on Tuesday against French President Emmanuel Macron’s suggestion that Western troops could be deployed to Ukraine. 

While there was no consensus about sending ground forces, Macron said on Monday following a pro-Ukraine summit in Paris that “in terms of dynamics, we cannot exclude anything” in the conflict between Moscow and Kiev. 

French President Emmanuel Macron's statement on the possibility of sending troops from European NATO member states to Ukraine may lead to an increased outflow of capital from Europe, primarily to the US, a source in financial circles of Brussels told TASS.

"This is a signal about the increased risk of long-term investments in the European economy, and it will contribute to further capital outflow from Europe. First of all to the US," the source said.

As Paris hosted a meeting where members of the EU and NATO discussed the situation in Ukraine, announcing new measures to deliver munitions to the Kiev regime, French President Emmanuel Macron said that sending Western ground troops to Ukraine is a possible option.

French lawmakers have been swift to respond to recent remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron on not ruling out sending Western ground forces to Ukraine.

Western countries will “neutralize” Russia’s westernmost exclave of Kaliningrad if Moscow seriously endangers NATO’s security, Lithuania’s ambassador to Sweden Linas Linkevicius has said.

Writing on X (formerly Twitter) on Tuesday, Linkevicius who previously served as Lithuania’s defense and foreign minister, claimed that the Baltic Sea had become NATO’s internal space after Sweden “was integrated” into the alliance.

The potential deployment of NATO troops to Ukraine will lead to a “catastrophic scenario,” and could be interpreted as a “declaration of war” on Moscow, top Russian senator Konstantin Kosachev has said.

Macron went on to say that several NATO countries have chosen to INDIVIDUALLY sign "Security Agreements" with Ukraine, and then he dropped a rhetorical bombshell by announcing some NATO countries may choose send their own troops into Ukraine to join the fight.

The implications of such a move are staggering, and the reactions from Russia are just as staggering.