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Skip to comments.Moscow signals concern for Russians in Estonia
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.
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The Baltics - and Poland - had better tighten up their borders and get their respective militaries ready.
Poland is doing just that....and frankly if the Russians try to invade Poland, they will be in for a rude surprise.
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.
We don’t hear much from Belarus. What is the nature of their current relationship with Russia?
Has Putin claimed Brighton Beach, yet?
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.
I have friends in Estonia ... they are frightened.
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.
You ever get drunk without power? It's boring, no one listens to you.
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.
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.
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?
Betcha he’s a-looking .....
Mr Winkowski I presume?
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?
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.
Russian Concerned Kitteh is Concerned.
“WE ARE THE MODS..WE ARE THE MODS..WE ARE..WE ARE...WE ARE THE MODS!”
NATO will need to act without the US. Now wouldn’t that be a strange turn of events.
Poland won’t even ask for NATO permission.........”Repeat, Please?”
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.
And while this is happening the Nazi’s in Syria are killing and then hanging people in warehouses...
Belarus is separated from Russia in name only, very compliant and pro Russian.
...and that's just the contemporary history of Russia's treachery against Poland.
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’”
Another former Soviet Republic that stole Polish land.
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.”
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...