USSR so frightened Europe in 1945, that the latter can not get rid of their own phobias. Union has more than 20 years — and the horrors continue to multiply. Now as a scarecrow stands our homeland.
Heinrich BEST Institute of Jena Friedrich Schiller argues that history has played a huge role in shaping the consciousness of European political elites. The threat from the Russian Federation in Europe was always a Russian threat in the XX century, he said, was the strongest motive in the process of European integration of Eastern and Central Europe, the primary cause of their union within the EU and NATO.
Western European countries because of fear of possible armed conflict during the "cold war" Spread out their gold reserves around the world, including North and South America. For example, "a dark day hoarded gold bags" Germany is estimated at around 140 billion euros (3,400 tons of gold). Germany acquired these treasures after the war, during the so-called economic miracle. Not so long ago, the federal Court of Auditors recommended that the Bundesbank to reconsider the concept of storing gold, and return supplies (naikrupneyshie in the world after the United States) in the country.
In these days of personal contacts Russian and European favorites partially restored the perception of, for example, in Germany and Italy. Common sense and economic interests began to dominate evenly over prejudice in the leading EU countries. But this is a long process and is not typical even for the Baltic States. Namely, the elite of Lithuania as ever possess the highest level of hazard perception on the part of, including in the ranks mediaelit. Political control of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, changing from election to election, aired as the all-pervading fear of the plague "terrible neighbor to the east," the forced administration of the United States, which has always sought to give these countries in the field of self-interest. America is actually saying, and was a source of manpower for the political elite of the Baltic States, missing their brains through the millstones of their own educational institutions. Using the horror of their own "protege", USA artfully arrange their national interests in Eastern Europe.
"Zombie" administrative staff of the Baltic countries deprived of their ability to think and make decisions in accordance with their own values. For their existence of — it's a threat, but its measures taken to protect the public interest cause some politicians panic and neuroses. The following quote particularly outstanding.
Oh, pug, — to see she is strong …
Former Minister of National Defence of Lithuania Rasa Jukneviciene, speaking at a meeting of defense ministers of the Baltic States in July 2012, said: "We have a substantial concern nuances of strategic communication in the Baltic countries. After exchanging information, we have seen that in a similar way in all 3 states is significantly enhanced media services, which is something we do naturally, comes from the 1st big government … "
The report, "The development of the security situation in the Baltic Sea Region by 2020", developed by Estonian scientists commissioned by the Commission on Foreign Affairs of the Estonian Parliament, states that "The war in Georgia in 2008 revived the ordinary for the Baltic States relating to Russia's security concerns. In addition to the economic and political means to our home and showed a willingness to use military force to the merits of policy objectives. " It is also recognized as "one of the greatest threats to the security of Latvia Russian ethnic minority." In addition, the Estonian scientists urged Latvia to work on the creation of a single information space, as on decreasing energy dependence on Russia.
Latvian Defence Minister Artis Pabriks regarded from the standpoint of military threat by the President of the Russian Federation on the inclusion of a system of missile warning radar station in Kaliningrad and the development of measures to ensure the destruction of information and control of missile defense, highlighting that "Russia considers its enemies EU and NATO" .
And the Minister of Defence of Estonia Mart Laar in the past year, generally painted a scenario of war, stating publicly that the country is prepared to repel a tank attack from Russia. Estonian partisans will blow up bridges and restrain the pressure Russian armored vehicles until help arrives NATO.
The fact that all these horrors are being whipped anti-Russian foreign elements overseas propaganda said the Foreign Minister of Sweden Carl Bildt portal DELFI. January 11-12 the past year he has been in Trakai on an informal "meeting of the Snow" professionals on international and security policy in Europe and North America. On the question of the Lithuanian correspondent on the security situation in the Nordic countries and the Baltic States Swedish politician said: "The security situation, in my opinion opinion, generally stable." And to a direct question about whether there is a threat from the Russian Federation, "as they say at times in the Baltic States", Carl Bildt, said briefly: "No".
In the Baltic alliance partners, apparently, the other ideological setting. Race Jukneviciene once said: "The presence of U.S. and NATO forces in our region is particularly important." Moreover, the ex-minister looks forward to engaging in such cooperation northern neighbors — Finland and Sweden, which are not members NATO. But according to race Jukneviciene, in modern conditions, requiring greater integration in defense policy, such cooperation is a must. To calm the alliance partners, managing NATO has shown its readiness to respond to an information risk. From 13 to 16 November last year were military exercises Cyber Coalition — 2012. Under the plan, the enemy hackers using a computer virus disabled the on-board device alliance aircraft and it crashed Tipo in Hungary. As a result, the military killed in an aircraft and peaceful inhabitants. At this time the simulation was conducted massive hacking attacks on objects of life in Estonia. The plan teachings, they came from the Russian Federation, China and Iran.
The teaching was conducted against the background of the same Jukneviciene that Russia increases military activity near the border with Lithuania, is the militarization of Kaliningrad, in connection with which the region needs a more active role for the United States and NATO. These words are creeping to the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, at a meeting in Trakai said that our homeland has not his best weapons in the Baltic region, and not against Europe, and to the south, and if you look at the long term, in the Baltic region came a tremendous reduction of armaments. "I remember a time in the Russian Kaliningrad were many divisions, many tanks, was fantastically modern and efficient attacking army, but later lost it all, — said the minister. — Meanwhile, at the moment we only litsezreem some modernization, their radar is brand new, very good. "
Yet the myth of "the Russian military threat" forces the Baltic countries to coordinate efforts — so that even in the Baltic media reports appeared as if the Ministry of Defence is preparing a plan to integrate the armies of the Baltic States.
Step by step, the charges came to the hysterical rhetoric and put out of balance even Russia and NATO do not control — began to worry about the United States itself.
The director of international center of defense research in Tallinn, the South American diplomat Matthew Bryza (former U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan, and previously co-chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group and Assistant Secretary of State) said th
at the continued emphasis on the "Russian threat" does not benefit the style Estonia to NATO and that NATO does not approve of the anti-Russian hysteria of the Estonian side, which is likely to have historical roots and are associated with a "painful experience." "The emotional Estonia looks to emerging security challenges of the Russian Federation, the least effective and perceptible Estonia in the alliance" — quoted Bryza news agency RIA "Novosti".
And the sheep are safe and wolves are fed
What's all the same thing, and what has changed in the key members of the North Atlantic Alliance?
More possible here, apparently, is a manifestation of the growing excitement about his own infirmity (even some promise), first, its European members. As read, but the "old Europe" is not pulling any membership in NATO or the development of its own purely European Security. Because bellicose rhetoric imposed by, first, the hawks in the U.S., having the ability to manage the world's printing press, is replaced by equally notes the need to establish pan-European dialogue and the creation of neighborhood belt.
And, indeed, the military component of the EU as never weak. After the victory fanfare on the development of the European security European Alliance has labored in the end, only with 2 battalion tactical groups, which have a pronounced and parquet declarative character.
In the war in Libya, which so wished, the French Government, that ensure its energy security at the expense of others, mostly European participants in the conflict, spent virtually all in store precision tools, significantly reduced flight aviation resource. But, most importantly, military budget began to crumble.
With all of this, and Libya, and Syria itself monetary crisis in Europe exposed the home, and a long-standing problem of overpowering — the lack of consensus on the more sensitive issues of European security and more than that, has begun the process of working to impose their own national interests to the detriment of the ideas of the Maastricht contract.
So, Greece mortally offended on behalf of Germany Angela Merkel, who did not hesitate to recommend to implement a pair of islands and overcome their own money crisis. Lithuania, in turn, was substituting Sweden to test their idea of the air border of the country of the Union of Belarus and the Russian Federation and the failure to investigate this challenge. Well, England and, of course, that, in the criteria for monetary impermanence, again raised the question of a possible withdrawal from the EU.
United States in this situation skillfully support smoldering fire of conflict situations in order not to prevent the strengthening of the EU's role on the world stage. In addition, use the myth of the "threat from the East", achieving growth of defense spending of EU Member States, a significant portion of which falls on the U.S. military industrial complex.
For the creation of tensions on the borders of the European Union are sponsoring the U.S. confrontation with Belarus, the Republic of Poland to contain the opposition, information resources, invented the "map Pole" — a mechanism polonization Belarusian population.
In the Baltic countries as anti-Russian slogans resounded loudly as ever. Develop fascist movement. Chairman of the Anti-Fascist Committee of Finland, known human rights activist Johan Beckman, said that "the current threat for Finland and the Baltic States — a threat of neo-Nazism, neo-Nazi organizations. And the main problem — the politicians who supported the policies of neo-Nazism. Unfortunately, these politicians can be found in almost all the countries of the European Union, Europe, especially in Estonia and Latvia. I would have said that this is a threat to the national security of the Russian Federation — the threat of war. "
Snow White Russia — not snow white?
Is it scary "devil", a role which serves our motherland, as it is painted?
Russian government in the last couple of years, its own view has long been already sent to the regions of Central Asia, the Caucasus and the Far East.
Experienced military analyst has a clear notion that management is concerned about Russian decision problems in the next sequence:
How to return otreformirovannuyu Serdyukov Oboronservis through the army?
What to do with the Central Asian region, and with whom (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan or Tajikistan) to protect the southern borders of the former Russian homeland?
Will there be enough of the 1st Army to hold the union republics of the North Caucasus under control?
As the deadly embrace of friendship of China and the Chinese people will be when over 50% in the Far East? And, most importantly, if there is time to have more than one mechanized brigade, and two, and in the future, even three?
How many more of orphan offshore oil in the Arctic? And is not it time to send Miller back with his "Gazprom" and the only aircraft carrier, accompanied by several nuclear submarines?
How to keep Europe in suspense, so she thought for that there are a myriad number of troops for the coming of the English Channel, and, of course, that the placement of 3 "Iskander" in the Kaliningrad region will solve all the final hypothetical military campaign?
As for Belarus, the nature of its military doctrine has a pronounced defensive character. In the eponymous law clearly stipulates: "The Republic of Belarus condemns war as an instrument of policy implementation and keeps the principle of no first use of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus, other troops and military formations created in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Belarus … to resolve possible conflicts. Belarus will hold it's possible that the enemy government, whose policy is a military threat to the Republic of Belarus, leads to interference in its internal affairs and infringement on its sovereignty and territorial integrity. The Republic of Belarus is considering the introduction of military force and the role of the military conflict (war) only in order to repel the attack (an act of armed aggression) and the protection of its territorial integrity. "
They do not understand that only in-chief and chief of staff and groups of forces in Europe. Naturally, because their wages are good, there are also benefits, spouses can not work, and NATO is an extra charge. In short, as in the world, the military must justify its existence and currency allowances owed to them. At whose expense? Due to the Europeans, of course. This is the essence proclaimed Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the idea of "uniform rassredotachivaniya costs."
"Where are you, sir, to the devil made? Or for you to rest not on the pockets? "
So is there all the same threat from the East? How justified the development of military infrastructure (which has, incidentally, offensive component) in Poland and the Baltic states?
Make out it on examples of activities of operational and combat training of NATO. A striking military event of the past year was the holding in September a large-scale operational exercise of the armed forces of Poland "Anaconda 2012." In the exercise involved about 10 thousand troops, more than a thousand pieces of military equipment, including fighter jets, helicopters and ships of various classes. Apart from the Polish Armed Forces took the role of an army corps headquarters international response frisky "Germany-Denmark-Poland", the 2nd Canadian Mechanized Group and the 18th Military Police Brigade, U.S. Army.
The exercise scenario assumed the appearance of an armed conflict because of the economic crisis in the countries' Evrolenda "caused by the monopolistic actions" Barry "- the head of the exporter of oil and gas" Evrolend. " In the conditional st
ates "Barium" and "Mond" came to power obscurantist government pact "Baltic Sea" and the beginning of power expansion in the country, "Evrolenda." In addition, "Monda" made territorial claims to "Vislanda." In the current situation, "Vislanda" has taken steps to obtain oil and gas from the source-independent, which caused the aggravation of the situation and attempt to force the merits of policy objectives of the Covenant "Baltic Sea" with the introduction of the armed forces, "Mondy".
Even the "hedgehog" is clear, who is a possible opponent for the Polish Armed Forces. A major exporter of oil and gas "Evrolend" (Europe) — that's our home, and territorial claims to "Vislanda" (Poland) makes, of course, Belarus.
Immediately to the teachings of "Anaconda-2012" in Latvia at the site "Adagio" held command and staff exercises of NATO "Stedfast Pinnacle-2012" and "Stedfast pyramids — 2012." During these maneuvers were practiced questions leadership training of military command to NATO Allied planning for implementation of priority engagement of NATO forces in the area of the Baltic States. The exciting thing that these maneuvers were carried out on the general background of the operational plan and the one with the teaching of "Anaconda 2012." And this is not the signs of the defensive maneuvers of temper, and strategic planning Allied offensive in an easterly direction with the introduction of troops that are created in the Polish and Baltic bridgeheads. That's such a sad parable is even about the other day, the anaconda snake.
The analysis conducted in 2010-2012 and planned for 2013 conducted by NATO in the area of the Baltic States combat and operational training shows in the attention to the management of the alliance of the Baltic Sea region. The focus of the exercise is also subsidizing the development of public infrastructure they say about the purposeful work of the operational equipment of the future theater and the ability to use it to deploy the Allied factions. Here are some of them: "Little needle", "Commando Challenge", "Puma", "Maple Arch", "The strong lion," "Red Knight", "The strong jazz." They all have their plan as a blueprint written off script "Anaconda" — reflect the "aggression from the east" in any form and solve the crisis in the country of the enemy. Prerequisites take the scenario: a threat to the Polish-Lithuanian national minority, failures in the supply of energy, a change of government at the neighbors and emerged with all this mess, information and cyber attacks.
And the intensity of combat training, the louder the cries become Estonians, Latvians, Lithuanians about the possible "threat from the East."
It is clear now that the military and political control of the Baltic region is better to pretend to be helpless, screaming about his own horror and fantasy "threat from the East" and immediately, quiet glanders develop military infrastructure facilities for the all-powerful "Uncle Sam."
To justify increasing military power has turned up a new cause — further operational-strategic exercise "West 2013". The last Minister of National Defence Romuald Sheremet'ev, and then present the head of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Radoslaw Sikorski did not miss the chance of the new charges in the address of military and political control of the country of the Union. In some Polish media aforementioned gentlemen even held in this regard parallels with September 1939, when the right of the Wehrmacht troops in the west of the Red Army in the east fled the Soviet-Polish border and occupied the western part of Belarus. In Warsaw maneuvers "West 2013" many perceive provocative towards Poland. Romuald Sheremet'ev, namely stated that Belarus and Our homeland preparing for war with Poland.
Although the data maneuvers will be conducted in an open format, which invited the military representatives of the order of 40-50. Poland, the same as the other, in the framework of bilateral military cooperation will be given the maximum quota.
There is no smoke without fire
If you see the focus of ongoing combat and operational training of, then the current time the emphasis in the training of troops moved to the Southern Military District. Urgent formed units for operations in the Arctic, in the Far East. This is clearly evidenced in the last 2011 major exercises "Center-2011", where the plan Forces practiced responses to different scenarios in the event of armed conflict, which, according to estimates of the Ministry of Defence can happen in Russia and the countries of Central Asia. And joint exercises "Vostok-2010", "Shield of the Union — 2011", "Combat Commonwealth — 2011" — according to their deeds scenarios unfold in the East Asian region. For all this, create memories that the presidents of the CSTO in general there is no one care what they play in these military generals — only if "there was peace in the land and the kids were not sick." But, what a violent reaction on the part of the military and political control of the Baltic states. It states that the leaders of emphasis on 2-of blocks, namely, the Baltic states, on the one hand, with the Russians and Belorussians — on the other.
It is regrettable to note the obvious but is an artificial injection of tension in relations Baltika (NATO and EU) — Russian Federation (Russian Federation and its allies, priemuschestvenno Belarus), and not only in the military-political, and economic spheres. Same Lithuania, which is going from 1 July 2013 to chair the European Union, despite the cramped economic affairs shows disparaging and strained political. Vilnius has hastened to do in this regard, a resounding statement in the address of Minsk: the summit initiative "Eastern Partnership" in Vilnius, which will take place at the end of 2013, the Belarusian authorities are not going to invite Lithuanians. This was stated by days of presidential adviser on foreign affairs of Lithuania Jovita Nelyupshene.
Accents on the «i» will place over time the story itself. But perhaps there is an opportunity to correct the current time status, and errors of previous managers, turnover facing each other — we're neighbors!
To do this, however, will have to answer a series of questions.
Why the coming Belarus' neighbors in projects for the development of military infrastructure?
Why NATO is conducting operational equipment areas of the Baltic states and strive to increment the number of exercises?
What prevents the Baltic States and the Russian Federation and Belarus to develop military cooperation, regional security company do?
Where does the policy of artificial escalating the situation, the deterioration of relations and provocations (violation of the air space of Belarus has not received a tribute from the legal assessment of Lithuania)?
That is closer Poland, Lithuania and Estonia to strengthen security in the region by the establishment of cooperation with neighbors, or the way a show of force, increasing military capabilities, the arms race under the supervision of overseas insightful "Sam"?
Will the new government of Lithuania in recent predecessors to correct errors and change the vector of East Baltic policy, guided by the Latin proverb «Salus reipublicae — suprema lex»?
Should the "old Europe" look forward to the resolution of their own internal problems and re-evaluate the perception of the Russian Federation and Belarus as partners to strengthen security and not a source of fabulous threats?