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in response to reader comment: Distances shrinking from 1500 km to 40 km or even less in twenty years' time

Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Nov 7, 2009 at 22:42

Ianus writes:

"Hi, Grand Infidel of Kafiristan ! Thanks a lot for your critical remark. I definitely like and need criticism. It refreshes me."

Glad to be of help - it was too obvious a point not to make.

"But this mistake of detail doesn't invalidate the general point at all. If you replace "St. Petersburg" with -say- "Pskov" , then you'll get the distance or even less to the Estonian border guarded by NATO bombs. And Pskov is also an attractive target to bomb if NATO happy-makers decide one day to bring more 'democracy' to Russia "

Interesting that you picked Pskov. You might know that parts and towns of the Pskov Oblast .e.g Petseri, and much of the land south of Lake Peipsi formerly belonged to Estonia - and now are in Russian hands due to its reneging on the Treaty of Tartu . So you can look at it from the Estonian side - you'll get a different perspective - Russia encroaching on its territory. Indeed ,completely subsuming it during the Soviet period. Similarly with the Karelian region - formerly parts of Finland. It is interesting to note all the Finnish town names in Karelia and on the Russian Baltic coast - Vyborg etc

".....Estonia is part of NATO and has NATO war planes on its territory."

Also part of the EU - much to the relief of most non-Russian Estonians.

".....You may have noticed that since 1991 NATO have made a great leap eastwards disrespecting all agreements and promises given to Gorbachov (who remembers Gorbchov nowadays or yesteryear's promises ?) that it would never do it."

See 'Treaty of Tartu'.

"....Thus the US/NATO forces under different pretexts have pursued a systematic and perfidious policy of encircling Russia,"

Because the EU does not have a united military force - the next best thing is NATO.
. The Baltic states had no real choice - either be part of the EU - or flounder along as independent tiny countries with tiny economies. So , naturally because they share a border with Russia - Rusia appears to become encircled. I don't want to fly off on too much of a tangent - but it's not as though Russia - apart from the Serbs , has too many allies. Even the Ukrainains can't really be counted as natural Russian allies these day.

"........humiliating and defeating militarily her allies (as was the case during the NATO-led jihad on the Balkans),"

I agree Nato was not acting even-handedly in that conflict - was not an 'honest broker'. And since then far too little has been done to bring thousands of Albanian-backed Bosnian and Kosovo muslim war criminals to justice. The blame can be directed basically to narcisism of one man:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation-world/sns-ap-eu-kosovo-bill-clinton,0,1343412.story

"...... As to US strategy in Estonia, the latter has been taken under the NATO umbrella and so on her territory some NATO fighter and other aircraft are permanently stationed carrying out the so called NATO Baltic Air Policing mission....To quote one piece of NATO self-glorifying propaganda : "The presence of NATO fighter planes in the skies above the Baltic States is a very clear and visible demonstration of Alliance solidarity, resolve and determination. In October last year, this commitment was further enhanced by the introduction of a one-day live flying training event involving the inplace Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) aircraft and external contributions from neighbouring NATO nations. This event was extremely successful and widely appreciated by the indigenous populations."

But note this is at the invitation of the democratically elected leaders of Estonia. In fact only last week the Estonian foreign minister Urmas Paets renewed calls that more specific plans be drawn up to defend the Baltic region form attack. Of course they are talking about an attack from Russia - the events in Georgia make that a serious possibility for them.

http://www.estemb.org/news/aid-2174

http://www.rferl.org/content/NATO_Commander_Seeks_Defense_Plans_For_Baltic_States/1294790.html

" As to myself, after the NATO jihadist war against Serbia, I have lost any respect and illusions about this anti-European, mendacious and criminal organization. "
Serbs have been the guard dogs of Europe for more than 500 years - and Europe owes them a debt of gratitude.

"..... I wish it had been dissolved together with the collapse of the USSR ! "
At least you don't see the collapse of the USSR as Putin does - i.e. the greatest tragedy of the 20thCentury.

With kind regards, Jan

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