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Moscow signals concern for Russians in Estonia
http://www.reuters.com ^ | 3/19/14 | Robert Evans

Posted on 03/20/2014 7:54:02 AM PDT by armydawg505

(Reuters) - Russia signaled concern on Wednesday at Estonia's treatment of its large ethnic Russian minority, comparing language policy in the Baltic state with what it said was a call in Ukraine to prevent the use of Russian.

Russia has defended its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula by arguing it has the right to protect Russian-speakers outside its borders, so the reference to linguistic tensions in another former Soviet republic comes at a highly sensitive moment.

Russia fully supported the protection of the rights of linguistic minorities, a Moscow diplomat told the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, according to a summary of the session issued by the U.N.'s information department.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: estonia; warcoming
When Hitler absorbed the Sudetenland, at least he said (lies) he had no more territorial ambitions. Putin won't even say that. So long as Obama is Commander in Chief, the pickings will be easy for Russia. No country in eastern Europe is safe and they know it. Look at the calendar, its 2014. Exactly 100 years ago, the world slid into disaster in Europe and we are repeating that right in front of our eyes again. Barack Obama is the only person who can stop it and he is more interested in basketball brackets and golf than saving us from this looming catastrophe.
1 posted on 03/20/2014 7:54:02 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: armydawg505

The Baltics - and Poland - had better tighten up their borders and get their respective militaries ready.


2 posted on 03/20/2014 7:55:38 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Poland is doing just that....and frankly if the Russians try to invade Poland, they will be in for a rude surprise.


3 posted on 03/20/2014 7:57:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: armydawg505

Well with that sort of Putin logic there are Russians living all over the world that he might have concerns for giving his military the right to invade a sovereign country - but none in Russia proper considering the way he has his goons treat the citizenry.


4 posted on 03/20/2014 7:58:08 AM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: dfwgator

We don’t hear much from Belarus. What is the nature of their current relationship with Russia?


5 posted on 03/20/2014 7:58:58 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SkyDancer

Has Putin claimed Brighton Beach, yet?


6 posted on 03/20/2014 7:59:01 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: armydawg505
arguing it has the right to protect Russian-speakers outside its borders

Well there's an "imaginary" right, unknown in any system of international law.

Putin is allowed to say or do any crazy thing that pops into his head, and everyone is afraid to gainsay him.

He is getting drunk with power.

7 posted on 03/20/2014 7:59:06 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: armydawg505

I have friends in Estonia ... they are frightened.


8 posted on 03/20/2014 7:59:40 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: skeeter

Lukashenko fears Putin, their relationship is up and down. Lukashenko once imagined himself as the one who would lead the new “Soviet Union” and Putin foiled those plans.


9 posted on 03/20/2014 8:00:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wideawake
He is getting drunk with power.

You ever get drunk without power? It's boring, no one listens to you.

10 posted on 03/20/2014 8:01:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: armydawg505

How much of this is groundwork for further re-building of the Russian Empire and how much is saber-rattling so that the the cowardly weaklings in the EU (and US) can “negotiate” an agreement that Russia won’t invade those places while they ignore the Crimea annexation?

Basically, it would allow the western “leaders” the ability to save some face so that they can remain in positions of power for Putin to abuse later. I imagine the last thing he wants would be for these folks to be replaced with effective opposition.


11 posted on 03/20/2014 8:01:51 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: skeeter

The Baltics and Poland are full members of NATO, otherwise they wouldn’t have a chance against Russia. Attacking them would be a bout of insanity, but Russia seems to be just in the mood for that. Rabid animals should be dealt with mercilessly.


12 posted on 03/20/2014 8:02:19 AM PDT by Samogon (Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. - Plato)
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To: dfwgator
"if the Russians try to invade Poland, they will be in for a rude surprise."

Yep! Meeting horse-mounted cavalry again will be one helluver surprise.

13 posted on 03/20/2014 8:06:02 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon (center)
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To: I am Richard Brandon
Yep! Meeting horse-mounted cavalry again will be one helluver surprise.

Oh, please....Poles kicked Nazi ass throughout the war.....Read up on the 303rd Kosciuszko Squadron. Ever heard of Monte Cassino?

14 posted on 03/20/2014 8:07:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Betcha he’s a-looking .....


15 posted on 03/20/2014 8:07:41 AM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: dfwgator

Mr Winkowski I presume?


16 posted on 03/20/2014 8:14:33 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon (center)
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To: Samogon

Does he really need to invade, or just sponsor separatist movements within those countries? Is it a violation of NATO for a group to seceed?


17 posted on 03/20/2014 8:18:31 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: armydawg505


18 posted on 03/20/2014 8:20:28 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: armydawg505
Coming soon to a peace conference:
Appeasement photo chamberlain1.jpg

The only thing we are missing is Putin saying: "This is absolutely my last territorial demand." But his policy of uniting all ethnic Russians under one country is no different than the policy Hitler pursued in Central Europe from 1936-1939.

The parallels are chilling, but there are differences. One is that I'm not sure that Putin is after world domination and wants to stuff Jews into ovens. But I do believe he will continue until he is checked by someone with a bigger stick. The other scary thing is that we don't have that bigger stick; our dear leader is intent on throwing away all his sticks.

When Jimmy Carter passes on to eternity, he'll meet Neville Chamberlain, and they'll shake hands and give thanks that Barack Hussein 0bama made their posterity look a whole lot better by comparison.

19 posted on 03/20/2014 8:21:16 AM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: armydawg505

Russian Concerned Kitteh is Concerned.


20 posted on 03/20/2014 8:21:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Has Putin claimed Brighton Beach, yet?

I know just the gang to stop him...

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21 posted on 03/20/2014 8:26:00 AM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: henkster

“WE ARE THE MODS..WE ARE THE MODS..WE ARE..WE ARE...WE ARE THE MODS!”


22 posted on 03/20/2014 8:27:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: armydawg505; All
"he (0'ButtCrack) is more interested in basketball brackets
and golf than saving us from this looming catastrophe."
this is for public consumption; what Resident 0'Muslim, really wants
(i presume) is more weed, more coke and his gay posse in his bed
,
while (a free week w/o) his "beard" wife/presumed kids, are in China.

23 posted on 03/20/2014 8:28:18 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: armydawg505
It will go down in history, if there is any history, that Putin is Hitler lookalike. Putin will be the next worst leader in the World history. King Obama is Americas sadist piece of crap and will be known as Americas garbage dump with all his communists, the MSM and its Hollywood insane.
24 posted on 03/20/2014 8:29:15 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Samogon

NATO will need to act without the US. Now wouldn’t that be a strange turn of events.


25 posted on 03/20/2014 8:29:21 AM PDT by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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Poland won’t even ask for NATO permission.........”Repeat, Please?”


26 posted on 03/20/2014 8:29:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: I am Richard Brandon
That was a deeply unintelligent comment.

Putin will not touch Poland because any Russian incursion would result in his humiliation.

Today it's the Poles who have the technological advantage.

The Poles were able to hold out as long as they did against the Soviets because they had superior training and the ability to improvise.

The Soviets won because they had tanks and an endless supply of cannon fodder.

Poland still has superior training and the ability to improvise, it has tanks and air support now, and Russia's supply of cannon fodder is nowhere near what it used to be.

27 posted on 03/20/2014 8:29:47 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: armydawg505

And while this is happening the Nazi’s in Syria are killing and then hanging people in warehouses...


28 posted on 03/20/2014 8:30:07 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: skeeter

Belarus is separated from Russia in name only, very compliant and pro Russian.


29 posted on 03/20/2014 8:30:12 AM PDT by armydawg505
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The Poles have no love for Russians, and who can blame them? Much is made of Hitler's invasion of Poland in 1939, not so much of the Russians invading Poland from the East as part of their Non-aggression pact with the Germans. Stalin's NKVD committed mass murder against The Poles in the Katyn Forest. Joe Stalin withheld Soviet forces from supporting Polish resistance forces battling the Germans in Warsaw in 1944, causing the Polish resistance to be crushed by German forces.

...and that's just the contemporary history of Russia's treachery against Poland.

30 posted on 03/20/2014 8:41:20 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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There’s a scene in the movie “Europa, Europa”, the Jewish protagonist of the story is trying to flee East from the advancing Germans along with other Poles....As they cross the river, they see others crossing to the West, shouting “The Russians have invaded”....so everyone (other than the Jews) turn right back around and head Westward again.

It’s like the joke, “A Pole is standing next to a German and a Russian soldier, which one does he shoot first? The German of course, ‘Business before Pleasure’”


31 posted on 03/20/2014 8:44:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: armydawg505

Another former Soviet Republic that stole Polish land.


32 posted on 03/20/2014 8:45:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator; TADSLOS

In 1939 the Poles were asked why they didn’t accept Stalin’s offer of aid in the event of Nazi aggression (before the Non-Aggression Pact of course). The Polish response was “with the Germans we lose our country. With the Russians we lose our souls.”


33 posted on 03/20/2014 8:58:21 AM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: armydawg505

When Obama told Putin that the U.S. won’t intervene militarily that gave Putin the green light to help himself to whatever he wants...

I’d say countries are being divied up for their final resting place in the New World Order...


34 posted on 03/20/2014 9:01:02 AM PDT by Iscool (Ya mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailer park...)
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