Russia increases pressure on the Baltic States
As we noted last week, Barack Obama’s speech in Tallinn, Estonia, declaring that NATO would defend the sovereignty of the Baltic States — Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania — has not gone unnoticed in Moscow. Less than 48 hours after Obama gave his speech, Russian FSB agents crossed the Estonian frontier and abducted an Estonian counter-intelligence officer. The man is still being held incommunicado by the | Read More »
How Putin Dismembers NATO Without Firing A Shot. A Scenario From the Cold War
Yesterday I wrote on the speech Vladimir Putin gave on March 18, on the occasion of accepting Crimea’s request to be annexed by Russia. In it I posited that Putin announced two clear objectives. First, he intends to regain for Russia the territory comprised by the former Soviet Union, either by direct occupation or by browbeating small countries into a political and economic alliance operating | Read More »
Joe Biden Goes To Poland, Allies React With Dismay and Terror
The NATO alliance is facing the most significant test of its solidarity since the nuclear freeze movement of the early 1980s. Ukraine, not a NATO member but a participant in the NATO Partnership for Peace program, was invaded by Russia. A fake independence referendum was generated in a Russian majority enclave. The results of that referendum were used by Russia to annex a part of Ukraine.
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Do you remember ?……. Twenty Years Ago, Lithuania Was The First Charge Lit Off In The Iron Curtain’s Rusty Implosion.
Today, Lithuania Celebrates And Remembers. http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-world/lithuania-commemorates-split-that-doomed-soviet-union-20100312-q1y3.html Soviet-era dissident leader Vytautas Landsbergis — post-communist Lithuania’s first president — received a standing ovation. “Many considered them just day-dreamers, but their numbers swelled,” said Landsbergis, 77, of those who joined his Sajudis freedom movement founded in 1988. “After 50 years of violent oppression, Lithuania was pursuing its dream,” he said. =============== I remember. I remember the fear I | Read More »
August 23, 1939 – The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact
Today is an anniversary that is being marked rather somberly in places like the Baltic countries. Seventy years ago today, the foreign ministers of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany – Vyacheslav Molotov and Joachim von Ribbentrop – stunned the world by announcing a non-aggression pact between their two (totalitarian) countries. While there had been a great deal of vituperate invective between the two great | Read More »
MI Morning Update 8-15-2008
DaysUntil Election Day: 81 August 15, 2008MORNING UPDATE:McCAIN NATION HOUSE PARTIES…COUNTY CONVENTIONS…thousands of activists around the country last evening participated in “McCain Nation” conferences nationwide. NY Mayor Rudy Guliani was the special guest with Cindy McCain and top strategist Charlie Black. It was very impressive and many county parties throughout Michigan participated.As many county parties held McCain Nation events during their conventions…the county conventions were | Read More »