posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 01:17 AM
originally posted by: RadiationAndCancer
If US keeps pushing Eastern European countries into NATO
That is the sentence that I can not agree with and which makes me really suspicious the guy is who he says himself to be.
Baltics is generally considered more towards Eastern Europe (by foreigners). I can say for sure, US did not need to push anything there, the countries
themselves worked hard to get into NATO and any DOD analyst should know it . Russia has a large population compared to any previous Soviet Nation, as
well as negative history and these are the reasons why small nations are still slightly worried about Russia and want strong allies, so that history
would not repeat itself.
After the USSR collapsed, they managed to keep a few puppet governments in certain nations - ukraine, belarus, moldova etc. The corruption in these
nations is extreme, as well as the life standards are significantly below other previous soviet-occupied nations. It is no wonder, when people want a
change or direction towards Europe. When travelling around the difference of life standards is extreme and well, most people are not conspiracy
theorists and choose their direction based on more successful models.
Most of the russians in these nations have not been there for more than a few generations - when soviet took over, they built huge industrial bases
(one of such parts is Eastern Ukraine) and relocated massive amount of russians there. For example, in Estonia before Soviet union, the Russian % was
under 9%, after it was 25%. Many locals were sent to Siberia in animal trains, while russians were brought in.
Currently Russia is the bad guy in this situation and finding a solution is not easy . Hopefully this will not lead to world war.
25-4-2014 by Cabin because: (no reason given)