Saber Strike showed: Balts continue to breed for money

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In the Baltic countries and Poland, the annual NATO exercise “Sword Strike” is coming to an end. Although the number of their participants this year exceeded 18 thousand people. There is no breakthrough in NATO’s readiness to reflect “Russian aggression”.

Recall the NATO international exercises under the leadership of the European Command of the US Ground Forces launched in Latvia 3 June. Military personnel from 19 countries take part in them. As always, the purpose of the maneuvers is to improve the mutual understanding of American troops with allies and increase their overall readiness to respond to crisis situations.



Saber Strike showed: Balts continue to breed for money


Fortunately or unfortunately, nothing fundamentally new at the end of the exercise could not be seen. Although the Americans, together with their Baltic fans, did their best to convince Russia of the opposite.

On the eve of the maneuvers on the website of the US Army Command in Europe, a leaflet appeared with the main stages of the maneuvers. One of the most important points was the transfer of the 2 Cavalry Regiment from Germany to Latvia through the Czech Republic, Poland and Lithuania. Despite the assurances of the Americans, no event with a capital letter in this. Previously, the regiment or its units have repeatedly committed long road marches to Poland and the Baltic states (operations Dragon ride и Dragon Ride II).

Another “know-how” of the exercise was the arrival of the American F-10 Fighting Falcon fighter at the Estonian air base Emari 16. Lt. Col. US Air Force Lt. Col. Spencer Burkhalter, a staff member at the US Embassy in Tallinn, said that the arrival of these aircraft on Amari is testing the capabilities of the airbase, which have recently been strengthened by the investments of the United States and Estonia in the facility’s infrastructure.

But the events with a capital letter again failed. Those who are interested in the behavior of American troops in Europe know that in the framework of the “Package of measures to strengthen security in the theater security package” 10 of American planes with enviable consistency appear on Amari. Now, if, within the framework of Saber Strike, the airbase could have taken at least 20 American fighters, it would have been something to brag about, but not. They are also ten.

Moreover, behind the loud headlines about the large-scale international Saber Strike exercises in the Baltics is the fact that all their “internationalism” is no more than three thousand foreign soldiers in each country and not at the same time (without taking into account the rotational forces of the United States and NATO in Latvia , Lithuania and Estonia). The Baltic infrastructure still cannot accept a larger number of partners.

As a result, the sensational (in the Western press) Saber Strike teachings showed not NATO’s readiness to respond to crisis situations, but the need for the people of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia to think about where the money goes to defense, if the military gives out the progress achieved for the progress ...?
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  1. +8
    12 June 2018 16: 45
    The guys got everything they can. What they wanted was achieved. They were "lucky" that they border Russia, and it hurt anyone who needed it.
    1. +4
      12 June 2018 19: 31
      These are two giant deceptions of the Baltic states ... The first is that someone will attack them, and the second is that NATO will protect them ....
      1. +4
        12 June 2018 19: 48
        In the Baltic countries and Poland, NATO’s annual saber strike exercises are coming to an end.

        It would be more correct to call - “Saber strike on the Baltic wallet”
      2. +2
        12 June 2018 21: 20
        Quote: Greg Miller
        These are two giant deceptions of the Baltic states ... The first is that someone will attack them,

        This is self-deception ... smile
      3. 0
        13 June 2018 21: 25
        Well, it’s coming slowly, slowly.
        In general, the mechanism of the conquest of states is the same as a carbon copy, and it works everywhere. They outbid the top of the society (establishment) and then they control it by their own grasp. The very idea of ​​a market economy "for all" free countries is nothing but an interception of control.
  2. +10
    12 June 2018 16: 53
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    1. 0
      12 June 2018 17: 32
      Andrey, the screen from my video, July 2016 Kostroma, the airborne forces were "in the air", they shot VERY loudly.
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    1. +3
      12 June 2018 17: 00
      Oh, another Srailian troll came running.
      Would you even ask what condition the army was in the early 90s.
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    2. 0
      12 June 2018 17: 29
      Quote: triple dome
      Now pay money

      And who said the problem is not resolved?
  4. +3
    12 June 2018 17: 01
    IMHO, the conclusion at the end is not true. the Americans continue to work out the transfer of troops to the Baltic states, the headquarters and specialists "learn the material." And do not care that there is a rotation of the rank and file.
  5. +1
    12 June 2018 17: 02
    Shprotnikov again lured homemade potatoes, but it turned out everything was as usual laughing
  6. +12
    12 June 2018 17: 37
    Read .., so, according to the author, the NATO people play spongers there ... Nafig doesn’t need anyone’s complacency .. Meanwhile, the deployment infrastructure is growing, the future theater of operations is studied at five fingers, the coordination of the new NATO forces with the local is ongoing, the scale maneuvers are increasing .. You don’t have to rejoice and make fun.
    1. +1
      12 June 2018 17: 53
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      Meanwhile, the deployment infrastructure is growing

      Do you really think that they are building storage bases, roads, airfields, ports? It is doubtful. Moreover, the entire logistics system in NATO is built solely on contracts with civilian companies.
      1. +3
        12 June 2018 18: 00
        Of course, I’m better aware of our General Staff .. I don’t pursue a strategy genius and do not pretend, I don’t have access to real intelligence ... but the increase in the scale of military preparations, the strengthening of contingents under various pretexts, the intensification of military and intelligence activities at our borders is visible to the naked eye and not reassuring.
    2. +1
      12 June 2018 17: 59
      Victor, set aside the panic. Not everything is as bad as painted.
      Saber kick exercises 2018
      7.06 - 4 Strikers 13 victims.
      8.06 - Striker, tree 2 injured.
      9.06 - Striker, tree 1 injured.
      1. +11
        12 June 2018 18: 04
        And I don’t panic .. But I know one simple truth - hat-tidying sentiments towards the enemy lead to a lot of blood. And about the accidents - there’s enough madhouse everywhere. The reason for neighing is not a reason for the enemy does not care.
        1. +1
          12 June 2018 18: 11
          Vit, I do not laugh and do not hatred. But everything needs a measure. And it is such that when shooting started under my balcony, (the airborne forces “had fun”), I first grabbed a bottle in the form of a grenade, but when I went out onto the balcony .... I had to return it to its original form. wink
    3. 0
      12 June 2018 19: 53
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      Future theater is studied like five fingers

      That's for sure. Not for nothing, the contingent often changes. Constant rotation allows a large number of military personnel of unfriendly countries to get acquainted with the area.
    4. +1
      12 June 2018 21: 23
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      The future theater is studied like five fingers

      What kind of theater? Who is going to fight there?
      1. 0
        12 June 2018 23: 18
        there are enough fools - America will find someone to send meat there for a reason;
  7. 0
    12 June 2018 17: 41
    Such is the fate of the "proud" Balts, to be patient ...
    1. GRF
      0
      13 June 2018 06: 20
      All who work for someone - in one way or another suffered. What is the difference for whom it is "proud" to work if the employer pays you?
      A bunch of "respected" world-renowned sponsors were sponsored by the Nazis, and right now they have a job queue, and even the "crazy" ones do not announce their boycott of products ...
      The entire Soviet people became patient when they did not insist on the results of the referendum.
      So such pokes are funny ...
  8. +4
    12 June 2018 17: 57
    "Fortunately or unfortunately, nothing fundamentally new to the suitable
    by the end of the exercises it was not possible to see "///

    So nothing new will happen. Conventional rotational exercises once a year.
    New units arrived, shot at firing ranges, a bit of tactics,
    Supply chain logistics checked. Former departures to Europe.
    So it will be now every year. Combat readiness support.

    And is there something fundamentally new in Russian exercises each time?
    1. +1
      12 June 2018 18: 41
      Quote: voyaka uh
      And is there something fundamentally new in Russian exercises each time?

      New equipment, new weapons, and therefore the technology of warfare is changing. They are making changes to the tactics of the battle taking into account the experience gained by Syria, and this went to the modernization of existing equipment.
      There are a lot of changes, this is only one concern for the Baltics - how to get the decommissioned scrap metal from the USA and what then to do with it?
    2. 0
      12 June 2018 21: 48
      There is also a new reason why they don’t write anywhere in the Russian media, and we witnessed it personally, from early morning the mattress transporters woke them with a buzz: on Saturday, June 9, during the military maneuvers at the Adazi training ground, the landing of US troops was carried out, as well as platforms were dropped with equipment, one of which ignited, according to Grani.lv.

      As part of the exercises, more than 500 troops from the 82nd US Airborne Division from eight Globemaster III C-17 military transport planes were scheduled to land. On Friday, June 8, American paratroopers took off on ten planes from a base located in the US state of North Carolina, and after a direct flight arrived in Latvia and Lithuania.
      The purpose of the exercises was to demonstrate the capabilities of NATO allies to fly to Latvia as soon as possible and provide military assistance if necessary.
      1. 0
        12 June 2018 23: 26
        and provide emergency medical assistance if necessary.
  9. +1
    12 June 2018 18: 37
    Yes, give them a pair of F-35s already, let there be an eternal holiday and end for one money, at the same time immediately in the entire Baltic.
  10. +3
    12 June 2018 18: 51
    Why does the United States conduct these stupid military exercises near the borders of the Russian Federation? What does the United States think that in the event of an ICBM conflict, Russia will not get US territory ??? Yes, US missile defense is very reliable. But not so much that no missile will reach. Several dozen powerful thermonuclear missiles will arrive quickly and accurately. ABM will not work. Or are stupid politicians in the US? Or do the US think that they will force the EU and NATO to fight and die in Russia, and they will supply weapons to these wretched suicide bombers? Fools! Where the arms will come from, the USA will no longer be!
    1. +1
      12 June 2018 19: 08
      Quote: vfvlasov
      Or are stupid politicians in the US?

      After Russia’s sustained blows from the USA @ k (Ukraine, Boeing, Olympiad, creaked, etc.), US politicians are sure that nothing from Russia will fly. Sustained. If only "... not to provoke" and "... it wouldn’t be worse", and also "... they are only expecting this from us!"
      1. +2
        12 June 2018 19: 58
        The fact that only neurasthenics, like McCain, are called slap-blows are considered weaknesses. Stupidly bloated tantrums from the air. Just nervous responses are weakness. All the time it seems that people think that the reaction to the language shown is a shot in the head?) Or run and everyone who farts loudly with a sledgehammer on the head?
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    3. 0
      13 June 2018 11: 02
      What makes you think that the conflict between the Russian Federation and the USA will be nuclear ???
      This may be a hybrid type of war in the Baltic states, the organization of allegedly explained Russian-speaking people, the seizure of administrative buildings, the appearance of Russian saboteurs without insignia, the distribution of weapons, money with icons at checkpoints, the blocking of NATO troops by civilian movements, the seizure of borders, and slogans about referenda.
      In such cases, no one will start a nuclear war. But Russia does not lose anything and can say that it has nothing to do with it, it is local self-defense. Therefore, NATO troops are learning.
  11. +1
    12 June 2018 18: 53
    I saw some Latvian sprats in the store. Well, is it crap? What are few people of Kaliningrad and Leningrad? What kind of backlash sometimes does our administrative system work with! In response to these "saber strikes", it is necessary to conduct (also regularly) exercises of our administrative team with its shopping trips, etc. Or are the thick-waited waiting for Putin to say so?
  12. 0
    12 June 2018 21: 54
    during the landing at a training ground near Riga, one of the vehicles on the landing platform ignited. The car smoked after landing, and then it was engulfed in flames. No one was hurt, but the operation was interrupted for security reasons.
    The causes of the fire are still unknown. On the illuminated platform, two Humvee cars were allegedly located. For three days now, a forest of 300 hectares has been burning and cannot be put out; the wind is not good towards Riga.
    1. 0
      12 June 2018 23: 27
      GDP cocktail Molotov knocked out of a slingshot
  13. 0
    12 June 2018 22: 09
    Unfortunately, there are no reports of crap flower beds and fountains by NATO soldiers, or this time they were allocated money for a paid closet?)))
  14. +1
    13 June 2018 00: 48
    Questions to the author of the article:
    1. Who told you that the Saber Strike exercises are sensational? I read the Western press, I haven’t found any teachings there. I don’t argue, they may have written, but in order to make the HEATERS themselves you come up with and expose them yourself.
    2. What is your business how the Balts spend money on defense? What do you have to do with this?
    1. +1
      13 June 2018 10: 41
      Quote: Andriy Πrivals
      Questions to the author of the article:
      ...
      2. What is your business how the Balts spend money on defense? What do you have to do with this?

      1. ... so sensational they are for the Bolsheviks)))
      2. Exactly the same as you mattress lickers in a compartment with mattresses have a relationship where and how, including on defense, they spend denyushki in Russia ...

      Turn on the "mosk" banderlog ...
    2. 0
      13 June 2018 16: 04
      What is your business how the Balts spend money on defense? What do you have to do with this?


      Andriy'ka lol - look at your amusing Ukrainian army (if I wanted to humiliate you, I would mention your fleet) and stop asking questions worthy of a double in school

      your name is european cool wassat integrated already? Or sho how are you? And then we with gases in London have completely forgotten about you.

      PS We even care about your wretched army. Because although she is miserable - but time must be devoted. And so as not to be a clown — like your Ukrainian generals, Kotloviks — our generals even consider your knights in their 47-year-old armor.

      Therefore, go as if there is no censor and ask your fellow tribesmen - why are they interested in counting our tanks on the border with your pseudo-state
  15. 0
    13 June 2018 05: 44
    Russia aggressively approaches NATO borders ...
  16. 0
    13 June 2018 07: 31
    Saber Strike showed: Balts continue to breed for money

    And where did they get so much money from! Everyone gets divorced and divorced ...
  17. 0
    13 June 2018 07: 53
    Suckers .. Karma in the Baltic states is like that ... They bred all and sundry ..
    1. 0
      13 June 2018 16: 57
      Listen, they (a country, a whole country) were bought by our king for cash from another king, who at that time was herding them like his Avets. Long. Who can they be after that? Power? By the state? By whom at all

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