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Originally posted by IKnowNothing
I suppose you could see this is several different ways. 1. Ex soviet nations join NATO, perhaps out of fear of Russia and China.
Originally posted by Leveller
The fear isn't of Russia. Give it 10 years and Russia will be a member of NATO too.
Nato has agreed to include three Baltic states under its air defence shield, planning to enforce it by stationing four F-16 fighter planes in Lithuania. The planes will make regular flights near Russia’s border, close enough to conduct reconnaissance.
“If significant Nato military bases appear near Russia’s borders and change the balance of forces in this region, then we can’t exclude that Russia will consider the possibility of taking corresponding action so that the balance is not breached,” Kosachyov said.
Asked what those measures might encompass, he said boosting Russia’s own military deployments in north-west Russia – but he added this was a development no one wanted.
A former Russian Air Force commander, General Anatoly Kornukov, suggested a harsher response: shooting down Nato planes.
Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
Jesus, Im here trying to support the dismantling of NATO, and here they are expanding it. God, am I the only one to see NATO's prupose is long past, just as was its evil twin, the Warsaw pact?