On thing that I learned a while ago was that when everybody is looking in one direction, if you want to know what is really going on you need to look in the opposite direction. Better stated, many times news stories are promoted in the mainstream media in order to give a pre-manufactured conclusion to certain events. As Ted pointed out yesterday in his video, the conclusion for this incident has already been packaged and sold by the media in such a way as to blame Christians, Christianity, and Christian dogma for the actions of what I pointed out yesterday was a “Freddie versus Jason” type scenario in which one member of an evil, anti-Christian group killed members of another evil, anti-Christian group and as such there could be no “good guys” to support at all.
While the entire Western world has been focused on this sexual deviancy, I have been following the Russian news in Russia. Very little has been said in the Russian media at all about this incident outside of reporting those facts which have already been said in the news. However, what I find much more interesting are the Russian moves in the Baltic States against NATO.
The Baltic nations- Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia- are of major importance to both the West and Russia. Their significance is both cultural as well as military as much as it is unique.
The Baltic nations are located in northeastern Europe, just south of Finland and very close to Russia’s two major trademark cities, St. Petersburg and Moscow. Put in perspective. The capitol of Latvia, Riga, is 7.5 hours to St. Petersburg and 10.5 hours to Moscow. Both drives are less than half a day away, and while the distances are slightly closer for Estonia and slightly longer for Lithuania, the fact is that these nations are literally right in Russia’s backyard, almost even more so than Ukraine is, despite the fact that Ukraine has more significance historically and culturally to the Russian people.
The Baltic nations are very close to Moscow (above) and nearby St. Petersburg, which is also on the map
Now while the Baltic nations are very close to Russia, their history is actually very Western. Much of this history begins with the northern crusades brought about by Germanic knights going on crusades against the pagan peoples there (an interesting fact is that the Baltic nations were the last nations of Europe to be Christianized, as they remained pagan up until the 15th century). Because of their coastal location, they were quickly conquered by German princes, who also took over all the area along the northern Polish coastal line as well. For many centuries the Germans, Poles, Russians, Swedes, and Finns fought for control over the area which constitutes the Baltic nations. However, regardless of the fighting and the distinct cultures and peoples in these nations, the Baltic states have always had a distinct Western and specifically, Germanic influence in their nations. Russian influence did not chiefly come into their area until 1700, and throughout this time Russia fought continual wars with Sweden for control over them. Consider that because of the strong historical and cultural attachments in this area, Germany and Russia continued to fight over the Baltic States through both World Wars I and II.
I have written that part of what we see with this whole “refugee crisis” in Europe is likely a part of a German plan to return to her imperial past, albeit by a slightly different manner but with the same intentions of re-occupying all of her former territories. This naturally includes the Baltic nations. As all of Germany’s neighbors, and especially Poland known very well, Germany feels it has an unspoken, perpetual claim to nations it has formerly occupied, and when it goes into a nationalistic phase, watch out.
These two factors- the Germanic history and conflict with Russia as well as the proximity to Russia of these same nations- are a bad, bad combination, especially for a Russia which is also attempting to re-make itself on the world stage. Make no mistake, Russia also has imperialistic desires too. However, much of this involves taking better control over its very large and resource rich nation in the global economy. Russia is already surrounded by many different peoples in conflict with each other or Russia. As a part of strategic interest what Russia does not need, nor does it want, is another threat, especially from Western Europe, and especially in its own backyard.
Again, if you look beyond the homosexual propaganda and the anti-Russian news the media has been playing, you will see that the Russians have actually exercised great restrain in what is happening right now in the Baltic states. You see, NATO and the USA are currently moving missile defense systems into Poland and the Baltic nations on the assumption that they need them to deter a “Russian invasion”:
Patriot missiles are needed in the Baltic states to deter a Russian invasion, Estonia’s defence chief has warned.
As Nato agonises over proposals to deploy four battalions in eastern Europe concerns are growing that the measure will not be enough to provide a credible deterrent to future Russian aggression. The deployment of a force of no more than 4,000 personnel would be the first permanent basing of alliance troops in the region since the fall of the Iron Curtain
In an interview with the Financial Times, Lieutenant General Riho Terras, Estonia’s commander-in-chief, said an inadequate air defence capability made the Baltic region vulnerable to a Russian lightning attack. Nato needed to consider increasing the number of warplanes it has based in the region, and plan for the deployment of Patriot batteries.
“Of very great importance is our self-defence capability . . . what we need [for that] is air defence capability,” said Gen Terras. “We need to be ready and we need to look at what we need to do. Russia behaves opportunistically. If they have the opportunity, they’ll jump through the window to take it.”
Nato chiefs are set to finalise a package of measures aimed at boosting eastern European defences at the alliance’s biennial summit, to be held in Warsaw in July.
Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are widely seen as a prime target for Russian revanchism, should relations with Nato deteriorate further. The Baltic countries are linked to the rest of Nato territory by a narrow strip of land that runs between Belarus, one of Moscow’s staunchest allies, and Kaliningrad, the heavily militarised Russian coastal enclave.
Any such development would draw an angry response from the Kremlin, which has already threatened “retaliatory measures” to the proposal to deploy four battalions. It would also up the ante in the stand-off between Russia and the US over missile defence. Patriot batteries are capable of intercepting tactical ballistic missiles but not of striking down intercontinental systems.
Make no mistake, if Russia wanted to it could smash the Baltic nations right now like a child crushing a bug. It does not want to because there is no actual reason to. However, putting large-scale missile “defense” systems ten hours away from Moscow would naturally make Moscow very, very upset, and for good reasons. What I am saying is that right now, we are watching the beginnings of a Cuban Missile Crisis type scenario develop except now America is the USSR and Russia is America. America was angry, and rightly so, when the USSR started putting missiles in Cuba and pointing them at the USA. It almost caused a nuclear war. And yet we Americans and NATO, in our great hubris, are starting to do the same thing to Russia as they did to us.
I could show you article after article in Russian news talking about this crisis, because this is BIG. I wrote earlier that NATO says that if we are not careful, a war with Russia would start in May 2017 in the Baltics. This current situation only emphasizes that point.
And as I said earlier, the Russians feel very strongly about the Baltic nations, and they do not respect NATO at all, and they are very confident that they could handle a situation if missiles were placed in their backyard, as a cartoon from a recent article talking about the Pentagon’s statements on the Baltic nations shows:
Translation: “We must surely enlarge our continent!” is what one fly is saying to the other, representing America and Europe. The word on the bowl says “The Baltics”
It was stupid and dangerous of America and NATO to invade Ukraine and split that nation in half. We were VERY lucky that Russia restrained herself and did not do anything further. Now, we are threatening Russia in her own backyard the same way that the USSR threatened America almost 60 years ago. However, this time, things may not go well.
While America and Western Europe are too busy intoxicating themselves with homosexual propaganda and persecuting Christians for telling them the truth and invading nation after nation, the Christian-friendly Russian bear just sits calmly watching his opponents sloppy moves on the chessboard of global politics. One more bad move in the Baltics, and it may be “checkmate” for the West.