It important to add that Iran, China, North Korean and Russia combined , are still outspent Military wise by Japan, the UK, France, Germany and the other Nato nations without even factoring in the US spending. In spite of all that spending this club continues to insist it the Russians that are being provocative even as the NATO armies move ever further East.
It also worth noting that Israel claimed “self defense” when it launched its sneak attack on the Arab nations in 1967. This just another of those lies the Western Media told us, that being Israel was victim of aggression.Israel justified this because Egypt had moved a single division from west of the Nile into the Sinai WHICH WAS Egyptian territory.
How is this related? When NATO moves troops into Poland and Norway and Hungary it “self defense”. When Russia moves troops closer to those borders yet still in Russian territory it called “provocative” and a sign Russia wants to attack.
The USA sends its Navy to steam off China’s coast claiming they are demanding “Free passage” . They have no reason to do this but provoke. Russia sent ships from The Baltic down into the Mediterannean and the British press and its Military spokespeople all agog about how “provocative” the Russians are being.
The MEDIA in the western nations is little more then a propaganda tool intended to ensure this Military spending continues.