Do you want to know the real reason (hidden agenda) behind the NATO buildup to "counter Russian aggression"?
First, one must understand the buildup is only for show. Russia could take the entire Baltics and Ukraine in a very short time and be seriously threatening the rest of central Europe before NATO could mobilize a sufficient force. See The Saker, Debunking popular clichés about modern warfare.
What is really going on then, or NATO leaders morons.
No, they are not morons.
What is really going on is that the buildup allowed the US to preposition the land based Aegis ABM system close enough to Russia's border to neutralize Russia's nuclear deterrent against the continental US.
The land and sea based Aegis system is now largely in place. Aegis is only designed to counter short and intermediate range missiles. But placed close enough to Russia's intercontinental ballistic launch sites it could attack these missile in the vulnerable booster phase.
Russia regards this strategically as the first step in a preemptive military strike on Russia, which is the reasons for the extremely sharp reaction.
The US saying that the Aegis system was being position against a possible Iranian missile attack on Europe simply served to demonstration how disingenuous NATO leaders are.
This is important because transparency is vital in nuclear matters, and surprise, usually based on deception, is a key strategic and tactical ploy.
The Russia general staff is interpreting the US escalation this way.
Russia is now mobilizing its defenses and speeding up military develop as much as possible. China is also taking notes.
War clouds are gathering.
If this is not the hidden agenda, then the US and NATO leaders really are morons with the signals they are sending.
NATO finalises military build-up to counter Russia
The chairman of the Russian Constitutional Court has said that Barack Obama’s statements about American exceptionalism were very similar to propaganda used by Nazi Germany and equally dangerous to world peace.
“The idea of specialness, exceptionality and unique rights of the American state and American people has been used in US internal political rhetoric for quite a while, but in the recent years it is being actively and persistently offered in US foreign policy documents and public speeches on international politics delivered by US officials,” Judge Valery Zorkin said at the St Petersburg international legal forum on Thursday."Hitler" has an entirely different meaning in Russia than in the West. Hitler is remembered not so much for his other excesses but for attacking Russia, which cost tens of millions of Russian lives. By way of contrast, Hitler did not affect America other than through the military deaths and wounded in numbers that pale against Russian losses.
“Any unbiased and educated person would see that this statement by Obama is an almost exact copy of leading politicians and propaganda specialists of the Third Reich, including Adolph Hitler… In essence, Obama is using the exact same thing that Nazi bosses said about the German exceptionalism when they started the world war,” he added…
‘Obama’s US exceptionalism statements rival Hitler quotes’ – top Russian judge