Eurasia Review: Baltics will be targeted for nuclear strike


Foreign policy trends in the United States raise questions not only among America's enemies, but also among their allies, writes Eurasia Review. This concern is caused by a number of decisions made by the previous administration of the White House, as well as planned by the administration of the new one.


Previously, the global security system has become much more unstable due to the United States withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in 2019 and from the Open Skies Treaty in 2020.

At the same time, the US and Russia, Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin discussed a five-year extension of the START III arms control treaty. Nevertheless, during their first telephone conversation on January 3, Biden warned Vladimir Putin that the United States would respond to Russia's "intrigues".

Along the way, for the Baltics, the likelihood of an accidental conflict with the East has increased, since a critical concentration of foreign military contingents is created in the republics.

According to experts, these republics have turned into an unstable region. A new full-scale war may start here, including with the use of weapons of mass destruction.

Loren B. Thompson, director of the Lexington Institute and head of Source Associates, wrote about this in his article “Why the Baltic States will start a nuclear war”.

The likelihood of a nuclear war between America and Russia is only growing. If we talk about a specific location, a military confrontation is expected [for control] over the three small Baltic states - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. […] The commitment to European security lies in Washington's willingness to use its nuclear arsenal to protect allies. The official name of this strategy is “extended containment” and since 2004 it has been extended to the Baltic states [...]
- suggests an expert.

That is, any conflict between Russia and NATO is likely to lead to a nuclear escalation, states Eurasia Review. While nuclear weapons have the potential to be used in any future combat scenarios, there are several reasons to believe that the Balts are in the greatest danger.

Leading NATO allies are already striving to reassure eastern members of the alliance that any possible aggression will be reliably contained. The North Atlantic Treaty guarantees any of its participants the necessary assistance.

However, each NATO member country has the right to independently determine the nature of such assistance. Moreover, analysts have raised the question of the readiness of the allies to respond to an attack in the Baltic region. They point to polls that show relatively low public support in Europe for the idea of ​​protecting the Baltic allies.

Obviously, none of the European countries is ready to become the target of a nuclear strike for their sake.

The Baltic states exploit the contradictions between the United States and Russia. However, this increases tensions in Europe and increases the likelihood of a military conflict with the use of nuclear weapons.

And Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia themselves may eventually become the main target for a retaliatory or even preemptive strike.
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  1. 123 Online 123
    123 (123) 29 January 2021 12: 16
    +5
    The naive Baltic farmers think that someone will fight for them, and the cleverly done Anglo-Saxon exers are counting on a small nuclear war somewhere out there. I have to disappoint both. No one will shed blood for the farmers, and the war will turn out to be global. A nuclear mine right through the centers .... insolent red muzzles. You won't be able to sit on the sidelines.
  2. Dear sofa expert. 29 January 2021 13: 18
    +6
    Russia will not use nuclear weapons under its nose. It's easier to capture these territories. Whatever forces are concentrated there, they will not have the slightest chance to resist the Russian army. There is not enough tactical depth for defense. There is also nothing special to attack them there. In turn, Russia is not hatching plans to attack the Baltic countries, so what kind of war are we talking about?
  3. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 29 January 2021 14: 19
    +3
    Rather than bombing Tribaltika with an A-bomb, it is better to move them all to the island of Tobago, which belongs to Latvia (Kurland). There, they are far from Russia, so they will cease to be afraid of Russian aggression, will begin to actively multiply and, over time, will replace the current Arabs, Somalis and other Turks in Germany. This reconquista will save and revive old Europe. Grateful Europeans will rename Berlin New Riga and Paris Nyue Tallllllllinnnnnnnn. And everyone will be fine. fellow
  4. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 29 January 2021 17: 34
    +5
    Well, Shpratnye extinctions need to carefully read the military doctrine of the Russian Federation, it is in the public domain, and it says that - If a war is waged against the Russian Federation by more than one state, the Russian Federation uses nuclear weapons. Thus, a declaration of war, or a treacherous attack on the Russian Federation by, for example, the United States and Estonia leads to the fact that the Russian Federation, in accordance with its military doctrine, uses nuclear weapons against them. For example, Ukraine jumped, the western cities of Ukraine were officially included in the list of targets for the Strategic Missile Forces of the Russian Federation in the event of the outbreak of hostilities
  5. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 30 January 2021 12: 02
    -3
    The ratio of allies of the Russian Federation and the United States is very interesting here. And any war between. For the Russian Federation it will be its end.
    If the Russian Federation suddenly uses nuclear weapons, even those who were like for the Russian Federation will become its enemies.
    The radioactive cloud knows no boundaries.
    But there will be no real war. Is it necessary? 1941-1945 27 million in the USSR. USA - 1,1 million.
    1. stepet Offline stepet
      stepet 30 January 2021 12: 16
      -2
      Quote: Vladest
      1941-1945 27 million in the USSR.

      In 2017, the data of the State Planning Committee of the USSR on losses from the factors of war during the period of the Second World War and WW2 were declassified.
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    2. Dear sofa expert. 31 January 2021 00: 13
      +1
      The ratio of allies of the Russian Federation and the United States is very interesting here. And any war between. For the Russian Federation it will be its end.

      The United States, due to its "geographical features", can fight against Russia only with the mediation of Europe. But in this case, the war against Russia will be its (Europe's) end, therefore:

      But there will be no real war.

      Here I give you every right to assert this. )
      1. Vladest Offline Vladest
        Vladest (Vladimir) 31 January 2021 18: 35
        -2
        Quote: Dear sofa expert.
        But in this case, the war against Russia will be its (Europe's) end, therefore:

        And what is such a concern for Europe? There will be no Russia either. And in general there will be no war. Nobody needs it and is not profitable.
        1. Dear sofa expert. 31 January 2021 20: 25
          +2
          And what is such a concern for Europe?

          Because Europe and Russia have a lot in common in their centuries-old history, and relations were far from always bad. Moreover, Europe is not homogeneous. There are European countries that make me frankly sympathetic. And there are which, apart from disgust, cause nothing.

          I don't want to develop this topic further.

          There will be no Russia either.

          Putin has already answered this:

          .. why do we need such a world in which there will be no Russia?

          And in general there will be no war. Nobody needs it and is not profitable.

          This is the only mature statement that I have heard from you so far.
          1. Vladest Offline Vladest
            Vladest (Vladimir) 31 January 2021 22: 48
            -3
            Quote: Dear sofa expert.
            Because Europe and Russia have a lot in common in their centuries-old history,

            Something this is not noticeable now. Liberasnya, democracy is a curse for modern patriots. And this is Europe.

            Quote: Dear sofa expert.
            And in general there will be no war. Nobody needs it and is not profitable.

            I always say that. But again, it is from the Russian Federation that these attacks, about the war. Russia does not have the strength to win the war. Therefore, it will not be. It won't even be World War. One against all is not a world war. The same China, in case of war, will wait until the Russian Federation is exhausted and barehanded.
            I'm tired of repeating 1,7% of world GDP is the Russian Federation. This is all that Russia can give to other countries. There will be no war. Your Putin yap. I would have believed it if Stalin had said it

            Quote: Dear sofa expert.
            .. why do we need such a world in which there will be no Russia?

            Russia already existed before 1917.
            That is not why Putin and his friends are in charge of Russia. They would not buy themselves real estate over the hill and would not send their children there for permanent residence.
            RI was the 5th in the world, the USSR was the 2nd. So measure yourself.
            Although Putin may let you eat, but not his relatives.
    3. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 31 January 2021 00: 57
      0
      1941-1945 27 million in the USSR. USA - 1,1 million.

      1965-1975 58 220 Americans. USSR - (according to various sources) 13-16 people.
  6. Gado Offline Gado
    Gado (Vasco) 30 January 2021 15: 11
    +3
    Lauren B. Thompson
    Director of the Lexington Institute and Head of Source Associates

    How there - oh, these fairy tales, oh, these storytellers! Who, in their right mind, will strike the Baltic with nuclear weapons? The Baltic states will need a few OTRK divisions, MLRS, and air strikes and that's it. The remaining especially stubborn "forest brothers" will be finished off by special forces and airborne forces. But I think this scenario will not be.
    1. Vladest Offline Vladest
      Vladest (Vladimir) 31 January 2021 18: 38
      -2
      Quote: Gado
      The Baltic states will have a few OTRK divisions, MLRS, and air strikes and that's it.

      If you are a sober staff officer, then about your potential losses, please. You are a Hurray patriot, are you going to clear the forest in Estonia yourself or someone else for you?
      1. boriz Offline boriz
        boriz (boriz) 31 January 2021 20: 28
        +3
        Why clean it up? Do you all dream that Russia will conquer you? Give it up. Nobody needs you.
        Well, maybe Ida Virumaa will be taken over, the electricity will be cut off for you. Having previously bombed military facilities and infrastructure (if your "allies" attack us). And let the "forest brothers" die of hunger. The humane Stalin is gone. Sami, somehow. ...
        1. Vladest Offline Vladest
          Vladest (Vladimir) 1 February 2021 16: 38
          -4
          Quote: boriz
          Do you still dream that Russia will conquer you?

          I'm already tired of answering. No one will conquer anyone. Just bark at each other. A theme for idiots. At both sides.
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      3. Gado Offline Gado
        Gado (Vasco) 1 February 2021 16: 25
        0
        Nope, I'm a sober citizen, and not even a hurray for a patriot. Who are you? "Forest Brother" or just ordinary troll. Judging by how all the branches were dirtied, it is clearly the second.
        1. Vladest Offline Vladest
          Vladest (Vladimir) 1 February 2021 16: 43
          -4
          Quote: Gado
          or just an ordinary troll.

          Well, I'm writing on the topic, and you are talking about me. Do you have enough knowledge on the topic to write? I must not assent to all your stupidity.
          Or do you think that the capture of the Baltics will cost the Russian Federation without sacrifices? The crux of the matter was that. Seriously, seriously.
          1. isofat Offline isofat
            isofat (isofat) 1 February 2021 17: 43
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            Vladest... All three Baltic republics have negative population growth.
            1. Vladest Offline Vladest
              Vladest (Vladimir) 1 February 2021 19: 55
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              Quote: isofat
              All three Baltic republics have negative population growth.

              I am in Estonia and only responsible for. And you are for Russia, or anything specific, never. I repeat 2017- The population of Estonia increased by 2017 people in 3499 due to the migration balance. And I also know about the Russian Federation perhaps better than you.
              It was the same in 2018 and 2019. Alas, Estonia has become attractive for qualified specialists and not so much. Ukrainians with their families are those for construction.
              1. isofat Offline isofat
                isofat (isofat) 1 February 2021 20: 38
                0

                https://countrymeters.info/ru/Estonia

                On the same site you can see information on Russia.
                1. Vladest Offline Vladest
                  Vladest (Vladimir) 1 February 2021 23: 36
                  -3
                  Quote: isofat
                  https://countrymeters.info/ru/Estonia

                  You are most likely confusing the demographics of fertility and mortality. Estonia is growing at the expense of migrants. I kind of sent information with this message. In 2020, the birth rate has collapsed altogether. Estonia, like Russia, went through the hole in the 90s.
                  The population in Estonia is increasing.,. This is already undeniable. But the indigenous population is dying out. In this regard, the processes in the ER, in the Russian Federation and in all developed countries are the same. Only migration saves.
                  In Russia, I look at the site of achievements in the national. projects. Everything is black and white there, but it also seems to exclude migration. Although they counted January - July. Minus 316K was counted and abandoned.
                  https://ng.ach.gov.ru/ Все данные отечественные. Сами себе врать то не будем.
                  1. isofat Offline isofat
                    isofat (isofat) 2 February 2021 00: 15
                    0

                    I'm talking about growth population (green graph). After the 90s, the chart is creeping up.
                    1. Vladest Offline Vladest
                      Vladest (Vladimir) 2 February 2021 13: 40
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                      Quote: isofat
                      I'm talking about population growth (green graph). After the 90s, the chart is creeping up.

                      So there is no recent data after 2014. And the situation has changed a lot.