In an earlier post today we discussed the increased tensions in Europe following the insane decision by the USA's Obama Administration to place long range missiles in EU nations close to the Russian Border, and the entirely predictable response from President Putin that Russia will respond by putting a similar threat to NATO nations in place.
Today we learned a US military convoy has entered the Czech Republic to participate in the Saber Strike-2016 exercises in the Baltic states. "One day we will wake up and see that US troops are here to stay forever," Czech Senator Jaroslav Doubrava commented in a radio interview yesterday.
US Military convoy (source)
“These convoys are provoking the Czech people who have traditionally been wary of having foreign troops in country. This is also a provocation against Russia and I’m afraid that all these US military convoys and military shows are simply meant to lull our vigilance, make us used to this,” Czech Senator Jaroslav Doubrava commented during the interview.
Jaroslav Doubrava added "The Czech Republic, together with its V-4 partners (the Visegrad Group of countries, comprising the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, supporting the initiative to strengthen NATO's capabilities on the alliance's eastern flank), is ready to set up a company for permanent deployment in the Baltic states."
The proposal will discussed during the upcoming NATO summit in Warsaw.
A few days ago Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka assured his Lithuanian colleague that the Czech Republic was ready to cover the Baltic states’ airspace amid the imagined threat by Russia.
When asked about Czech media speculating about the threat top western security posed by Russia’s ability to occupy Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in a matter of just three days, Jaroslav Doubrava dismissed it as “sheer paranoia.”
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