All the recent sabre rattling by NATO has certainly had an effect; it’s caused Russian President Vladimir Putin to privately threaten to invade Poland, Romania and the Baltic states, according to a record of a conversation with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
Putin allegedly told Poroshenko “If I wanted, in two days I could have Russian troops not only in Kiev, but also in Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn, Warsaw and Bucharest.”
This ups the anti quite a bit because five of the countries are in NATO and President Obama recently said an attack on them will be considered an attack on the United States. He said that even though no previous American administration would ever consider going to war over any of them.
Interesting stuff while we wait for the Scottish referendum results. Instead of an independent Scotland, we could see a re-imposition of Russian control over Eastern Europe. Would Obama, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, start a nuclear exchange with Russia?
Like the English, we’ll just have to wait it out.
In the meantime, write your M.P. and demand that Canada leave NATO, withdraw its troops from Ukraine and bring home its jet fighters from Lithuania.
We don’t need a war with our nuclear-armed neighbour; not now, not ever.