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The Baltics are getting ready. Will Latvia be able to become a springboard for the invasion of American special forces into Russia?

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The U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor, assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Wing, trains near Amari, Estonia in September 2019. The new Special Operations Site in Latvia, which officially opened in November 2020, includes two helipads that can also be used by CV-22. Source: stripes.com


Modest but tasteful


As part of the European Containment Initiative, a portion of the US military has once again appeared in Latvia. This time, they settled on a small special operations force base, which cost the Americans only $ 3,7 million.

The base consists of two helipads, a technical service and an ammunition depot. It is expected that both classic helicopters and CV-22 tiltrotors from the 352nd wing of the US Special Forces, which have already become regulars of the Lithuanian bridgehead, will be received on the territory of the strongpoint.

The main purpose of the deployment of a new military facility in the Pentagon is traditionally considered a growing "threat" from Russia. The Americans have not forgotten about the friendly rhetoric towards Latvia.

In a modest opening ceremony, Colonel Juan Martinez of Special Operations Command said:

"This project, along with other important European defense initiatives, represents our continued commitment to our friend and ally Latvia."



Representatives of the US Embassy in Latvia and Latvian military leaders officially opened a new Pentagon special operations facility in Riga at the end of November 2020. Source: stripes.com

It is worth noting that the construction of nearly four million military base is just a drop in the sea of ​​the huge budget set by the Pentagon for the implementation of the European Containment Initiative. In total, from October 2020, the Americans will spend about $ 3,8 billion over the course of the year on "containing" Russia. In the previous fiscal years, the Baltic countries had already received several hundred million from the budget of the containment initiative.

Possible consequences


Placing a jump base for an army aviation US Special Forces forces pose a potential threat to Russia. Some commentators, for example, on the vz.ru portal, are seriously considering the dagger strikes of American specialists deep into Russia.

No matter how the US command assures us, the deployment of CV-22 Osprey tiltrotors and related infrastructure in Latvia is a typically aggressive maneuver. Most of the amphibious operations are offensive.

The base in Latvia in this case will be a rear support point, from which the fighters will go to the combat area and return to replenish fuel, personnel and ammunition. An option is being considered when several tiltrotors, on low level flight, break through tactical air defense on the Russian border and land troops in the rear.

In the event of aggravation of relations between Moscow and Washington, such sabotage and intelligence groups, according to the authors, can really do a lot of things. Suffice it to recall how many nuclear power plants and other particularly important facilities are in the European part of Russia. With a combat radius of 590 km CV-22 Osprey can feel quite free in the rear of a potential enemy. By the way, from Riga to Pskov a little less than 300 km.

Let's leave on the conscience of analysts such a potential for the development of the situation with the US special forces bases in Latvia. After all, Russia is not a third world country into which one can throw DRGs with impunity without paying attention to air defense. Whether the Osprey's fuselage is at least three times composite (this is the argument that analysts use when explaining the mechanism of air defense breakthrough), the motors radiate heat and are completely captured by the missile homing heads. This is without taking into account the tiltrotor propellers of considerable diameter - an important unmasking feature of an aircraft.

And that, in the end, this can be carried from weapons special forces with them to disable strategic facilities in the depths of Russia?

Despite all these arguments, the fact remains that a new base for overseas special forces has appeared on the territory of Latvia. Is the Pentagon really wasting efforts on an unpromising project in advance, which, in the event of an aggravation, will become just another target for the Russian Aerospace Forces?

Everything is not so simple and the United States has calculated all the risks very accurately.

Why special operations forces?


For the first time in the United States, the presence of soldiers of its own special forces in the Baltics was officially recognized in 2017. Then ten specialists were assigned to each of the three countries. At one time the Americans assured the leaders in Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn of the secrecy of the mission, but at one fine moment the whole world learned about it from the state newspapers.

Over time, the aforementioned tiltrotors used by the US Army for the Marine Corps and special forces arrived at the base in Estonian Amari. Ivan Konovalov, director of the Center for Current Politics, commented on the situation three years ago:

“Under the slogans of solidarity and support of their NATO partners in the Baltics, the Americans are solving utilitarian tasks. One of the main features of the training of American special forces is training in different theaters of war. Today, the Special Operations Forces are carefully examining the unfamiliar Baltic theater of military operations, it is possible that all special forces, including aviation, will be driven through it on a rotational basis.

So, the first reason for the appearance of US special forces in the Baltics is a large-scale training of personnel in unfamiliar terrain.

It remains only to find out how the Baltic theater of operations differs from everything else so unique, which requires many years of deployment of special operations forces. You can treat this interpretation in different ways, but other options cannot be discounted.


The version with specialist instructors from the USA looks much more believable. In fact, the Baltic states are not of particular interest to the Pentagon special forces. Training saboteurs from the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian military looks like a much more tempting idea.

On the one hand, it is much easier to persuade the leadership of the Baltic countries to place special forces instructors, and, on the other hand, it is never superfluous to have trained local thugs for the Pentagon at the Russian borders. In the event of a hypothetical NATO (Baltic) -Russia conflict in the rear of the advancing Russian army, there will always be modern analogues of the “forest brothers”.

But even this version looks like only a cover for the true strategy of the United States.

Place of controlled chaos


The Baltic countries, on the one hand, are lucky - a mild coastal climate, proximity to world transport routes and a European location. On the other hand, it is the Baltics that are almost the epicenter of the system of American confrontation with Russia.

Briefly about American strategy. Several years ago, the head of Stratfor, George Friedman, at the Chicago Council on Global Issues, recalled the concept of Intermarium, which was previously authored by the Polish leader Józef Piłsudski.

The countries connecting the Baltic and Black Seas should become a kind of "sanitary corridor" between Western Europe and Russia. Particular emphasis is placed on the demarcation of Germany and Russia, since German capital and technology, combined with Russian natural resources and labor, is an invincible combination for the United States. By creating a kind of "controlled chaos" in the "Intermarium" and constantly provoking Russia, the Americans hope to get their way over and over again.

The Baltic states have nothing to do in their pathological fear of the mythical "Russian aggression" - the Europeans refused to help in the matter of militarization, and the Pentagon agreed. It can be assumed that sober minds in Vilnius, Tallinn and Riga understand the flawed nature of Russophobia and simply make money on the American presence in the region. After all, less defense spending and a lot of Pentagon-built infrastructure.

Now about American tactics.

The deployment of a special operations forces base in Latvia is nothing more than an attempt to save money. The budget for the European Containment Initiative has shrunk this fiscal year from a record $ 6,5 billion to $ 3,8. The quite low-budget base turned out to be quite in line with the fight against unnecessary spending.

Building a couple of hangars and helicopter pads is much easier than placing an armored division. And the goal, in fact, has been achieved - in Riga they are satisfied with the results of cooperation and "controlled chaos" is kept in good shape.

The main thing is that commentators in Russia should escalate the situation less with mythical raids of American special forces deep into the country.
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  1. iouris
    iouris 18 December 2020 15: 06
    +5
    Quote: "The main thing is that commentators in Russia should escalate the situation less ..." End of quote.
    The logic is interesting: the US special forces in the USSR, 800 km from Moscow - this is "not the main thing" the main thing is "not to escalate the situation" (Soviet power is strong).
    1. Civil
      Civil 18 December 2020 15: 10
      -1
      There is one question, but the most important one is for what? For what?
      1. Oil, gas and other resources either belong to Western firms or are sold to the West for candy wrappers.
      2. To capture the conditional Uryupinsk and the evil to occupy the beggar barely surviving city?
      3. Seize the land? Now this makes no sense, it will be necessary to buy wrappers for candy wrappers, but the West has no problems with food either.
      4. Hordes of slaves must be fed and managed. And the current commandant's office is quite coping with this.
      5. Capture the treasury and bins? So money and so in Western banks.
      6. There is no Soviet power either, the ideology is exactly the same.
      1. iouris
        iouris 18 December 2020 15: 14
        +1
        Quote: Civil
        the ideology is exactly the same.

        No, not like that! Various. Theirs is transnational, ours is petty-bourgeois.
        1. Civil
          Civil 18 December 2020 15: 21
          +2
          Quote: iouris
          Quote: Civil
          the ideology is exactly the same.

          No, not like that! Various. Theirs is transnational, ours is petty-bourgeois.

          Oh, that's why they will not be killed by a nuclear war, but I was worried, how is it, what is the fundamental difference, there it is laughing laughing leaving their rich, contented life, they will immediately attack the petty-bourgeois country of the 3rd world)
        2. Svarog
          Svarog 18 December 2020 15: 56
          +5
          Quote: iouris
          Quote: Civil
          the ideology is exactly the same.

          No, not like that! Various. Theirs is transnational, ours is petty-bourgeois.

          Ideology is the same .. the possibilities are different.
          1. iouris
            iouris 18 December 2020 23: 00
            +1
            The possibilities are different. And there was no need to turn into a petty bourgeoisie.
        3. dauria
          dauria 18 December 2020 17: 49
          +7
          No, not like that! Various.


          Give it up. There is an abyss between the generation born after the 80th year and the "old man". Even in morality, in values. These are "Americans" in their purest form. They are distinguished only by the language barrier and border. If not for this, they will easily dissolve in Europe, just like the Europeans here. So "Civil (Vadim)" is right - the Europeans do not need to "capture" anything, everything is captured. But it is vitally important to separate "third-class workers" from yourself, your loved ones. There are not enough buns for all, someone has to plow for nothing.
          We are not ashamed of "plowing" the Uzbeks, at the same time fencing ourselves off from them, as from second-rate ones. And then about lofty matters, ideologies ..
          1. Aag
            Aag 18 December 2020 23: 24
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            I apologize, the context is different .... But about the "Uzbeks" ... Generally about migration policy. Do not find that for them "conditions of the greatest prosperity" are deliberately created. In clinics, therapists who hardly perceive Russian speech, in the elementary school grades, is violence offspring from the former Soviet Union ...
          2. Victorio
            Victorio 20 December 2020 22: 37
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            Quote: dauria
            These are "Americans" in their purest form. They are distinguished only by the language barrier and the border ...... - the Europeans do not need to "capture" anything, everything is captured.

            ===
            so the Europeans themselves are captured, and for a long time. just as those who sail to Europe in boats from the coast of Africa are captured, and those who are advancing from West and East Asia. But aren't those who move to the states from the south and dream of a green card captured ?!
      2. Krasnoyarsk
        Krasnoyarsk 18 December 2020 15: 20
        +3
        Quote: Civil
        There is one question, but the most important one is for what? For what?

        Judging by your comment, the states have no point in maintaining and building countless of all these military bases, there is no point in making weapons (unless in production for the sake of production).
        Then why are they doing all this?
        1. Civil
          Civil 18 December 2020 15: 22
          -2
          Quote: Krasnoyarsk
          Judging by your comment, the states have no point in maintaining and building countless of all these military bases, there is no point in making weapons (unless in production for the sake of production).
          Then why are they doing all this?

          Why does the PRC need an army? And why Russia? Is Burkina Faso?
          1. Krasnoyarsk
            Krasnoyarsk 18 December 2020 15: 30
            +8
            Quote: Civil
            Why does the PRC need an army? And why Russia? Is Burkina Faso?

            This will seem ridiculous to you, but I am quite serious for defense. We did not surround the mattress makers with our bases, but they did. For what? For sports interest? He who has a mind, let him understand.
          2. Aag
            Aag 18 December 2020 23: 28
            -1
            Thrifty, well, you are really quite thrifty!
        2. Svarog
          Svarog 18 December 2020 15: 29
          +6
          Quote: Krasnoyarsk
          Then why are they doing all this?

          They also create an image of the enemy, so that:
          a) Rob and control Europe.
          b) Upload your own military industry
          d) Make money from this and remove a competitor from the oil and gas market.
        3. dauria
          dauria 19 December 2020 00: 20
          -1
          Then why are they doing all this?


          Bases in the Baltics are just a column of orders for gold diggers for "their own site". So that no one has a desire to change the government to a pro-Russian one without a serious scandal. And the military value is in the region of zero. Yes, they themselves will "shake off" from there, if they suddenly discover real intentions and the collected forces of Russia to walk "along" the embankment to Kaliningrad. Unless they themselves will be ready for the massacre in earnest.
          But they are not actually afraid of this - too bold a step for our current "preoccupied". Well, how does another come, not such a "partner" and "guys, let's live friendly"?
        4. Kuz
          Kuz 19 December 2020 20: 30
          +17
          Quote: Krasnoyarsk
          Then why are they doing all this?

          Last but not least - to keep your army (USA) busy. For this, and the image of the enemy in our face is made. Otherwise, their own youth will begin to ferment in their heads from idleness. Better to direct the anger outward.
      3. Svarog
        Svarog 18 December 2020 15: 24
        +2
        Quote: Civil
        There is one question, but the most important one is for what? For what?

        6. There is no Soviet power either, the ideology is exactly the same.

        It's always easier to blame the sabotage on an external enemy ... a pandemic .. Pechenegs and Polovtsians ..
        1. Observer2014
          Observer2014 18 December 2020 22: 09
          +3
          Quote: Svarog
          Quote: Civil
          There is one question, but the most important one is for what? For what?

          6. There is no Soviet power either, the ideology is exactly the same.

          It's always easier to blame the sabotage on an external enemy ... a pandemic .. Pechenegs and Polovtsians ..

          And the fifth column. And the "unloving Zaputinists" commentators from the Military Review laughing drinks
      4. stalki
        stalki 18 December 2020 15: 37
        0
        There is one question, but the most important one is for what? For what?
        1. Oil, gas and other resources either belong to Western firms or are sold to the West for candy wrappers.
        2. To capture the conditional Uryupinsk and the evil to occupy the beggar barely surviving city?
        3. Seize the land? Now this makes no sense, it will be necessary to buy wrappers for candy wrappers, but the West has no problems with food either.
        4. Hordes of slaves must be fed and managed. And the current commandant's office is quite coping with this.
        5. Capture the treasury and bins? So money and so in Western banks.
        6. There is no Soviet power either, the ideology is exactly the same.

        1. An example of where for candy wrappers and which Western firms owns the entire stock of our resources?
        2. Maybe you haven't noticed, nobody dies of hunger, but they are beggars and beggars in America.
        3. Who will sell them the land for "candy wrappers" in Ukraine may sell, here it will not work. You give an example of where our land was given along with the state status.
        4. You may be a slave to your ambitions, and maybe not even yours.
        5. Yes, I wonder, what is our economy based on, even in such a crisis, apparently on Western suspenders?
        6. But what about ideology you bent so bent. Unfortunately, there is no word at all. I would gladly return what was in the USSR.
        1. Konstantin Shevchenko
          Konstantin Shevchenko 18 December 2020 16: 52
          -3
          Your 6 point, is it to feed the whole world for the benefit of ideology, and by yourself with a bare ass? Ideology breeds fanatics, usually reckless.
          1. Svarog
            Svarog 18 December 2020 17: 01
            +9
            Quote: Konstantin Shevchenko
            Ideology breeds fanatics, usually reckless.

            Are you talking about capitalism? This is also an ideology. And here you are right .. All fanatics are taken under this model .. For the sake of profit, capital is ready for anything .. and only because of it, there are wars in the world .. The cyclical nature of capitalism can be divided into four phases .. capital accumulation-monopolization-stagnation -war .. then everything repeats ..
            1. Konstantin Shevchenko
              Konstantin Shevchenko 18 December 2020 17: 41
              -1
              I will disappoint you, capitalism begins with the appearance of money and the existence of it. Do not read Western ideologues at face value.
              1. bk0010
                bk0010 19 December 2020 16: 45
                0
                Quote: Konstantin Shevchenko
                I will disappoint you, capitalism begins with the appearance of money and the existence of it.
                Phoenicians invented money three millennia before the advent of capitalism.
            2. iouris
              iouris 19 December 2020 11: 43
              0
              Quote: Svarog
              Are you talking about capitalism? This is also an ideology.

              Capitalism is the production of surplus value, the mode of production of commodity products, specific relations to the means of production, the results of labor, methods of exchange. The ability to work becomes the only commodity that 95% of the population can sell. And ideology (dominant) is a "false consciousness" (Karl Marx), a justification for the inviolability of the existing order of things, the need for the domination of capital, its holiness.
              1. Svarog
                Svarog 19 December 2020 11: 46
                +3
                And ideology (dominant) is a "false consciousness" (Karl Marx), a justification for the inviolability of the existing order of things, the need for the domination of capital, its holiness.

                IDEOLOGY, -and, well. A system of ideas, perceptions, concepts, expressed in various forms of social consciousness - philosophy, politics, law, morality, art, religion, and reflecting the fundamental interests of classes, social groups. Marxist-Leninist ideology. Bourgeois ideology.

                Capitalism is a bourgeois ideology.
                1. iouris
                  iouris 19 December 2020 11: 57
                  0
                  Capitalism is the economy (base), and ideology is a superstructure phenomenon (above the base). Capitalism appeared not because someone "invented" an ideology, but ideology substantiates why the appropriation of surplus value by a capitalist is legal and moral. First, capitalists appear, and only then their morality, ideology is formed as a system of ideas and "correct" ideas, concepts developed and substantiated by bourgeois science, bourgeois (petty bourgeois) art, bourgeois religion (various forms of Protestantism) appears.
          2. stalki
            stalki 18 December 2020 17: 34
            +8
            Your 6 point, is it to feed the whole world for the benefit of ideology, and by yourself with a bare ass? Ideology breeds fanatics, usually reckless.
            The ideology of the USSR allowed Russia to stay afloat culturally and morally, and we are hated for this. I will gladly continue to be a fanatic of morality, culture and simple human truths. Which are spelled out in the Bible. And you can revel in your spiritual "freedom" and not "feed" anyone.
            1. Konstantin Shevchenko
              Konstantin Shevchenko 18 December 2020 17: 57
              -2
              Not to be confused with Western ideology and the Russian tradition of morality.
              1. Svarog
                Svarog 18 December 2020 23: 02
                +3
                Quote: Konstantin Shevchenko
                Not to be confused with Western ideology and the Russian tradition of morality.

                Explain .. about the Western ideology and the Russian tradition of morality? .. very interesting.
                1. Konstantin Shevchenko
                  Konstantin Shevchenko 19 December 2020 07: 22
                  -1
                  Why should I explain the nonsense of feeding Africa, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, the Baltic states for the sake of fanatical peace of mind and even with a bare ass? If you think that your grandfathers, grandmothers, great-grandfathers, great-grandmothers lived before the USSR; were neither cultured nor moral. What can I say?
                  I don’t understand what kind of danger and morality is afloat? Stalki won't explain it. Apparently the person wants to express himself beautifully. The Bible is not our culture with its introduction of laws and every perverted existence described in the Old Testament. In this Bible there is already capitalism (to give debt in growth) and it says live at the expense of others. I think briefly but fully stated. To feed everyone and live according to the Bible, things are not compatible.
                2. aybolyt678
                  aybolyt678 19 December 2020 19: 54
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                  Quote: Svarog
                  Explain .. about the Western ideology and the Russian tradition of morality? .. very interesting.

                  I understand that Russian ideology is the ideology of traditional values ​​- family, patriotism, mutual assistance. Some socialist goodies.
                  Western ideology is the Cult of Consumption. Anything that does not contribute to an increase in consumption has no meaning and the right to exist. something like this. IMHO
              2. iouris
                iouris 19 December 2020 11: 46
                +1
                Capitalism destroys tradition. This is the law of capitalism. Read Max Weber's relatively short work, Protestant Ethics and the Spirit of Capitalism. You will also understand everything about modern Russia: where did labor migrants come from, why the "Russian tradition of morality" is purposefully and spontaneously eroded and almost destroyed.
      5. Doctor
        Doctor 18 December 2020 15: 39
        +2
        There is one question, but the most important one is for what? For what?








      6. Knell wardenheart
        Knell wardenheart 18 December 2020 21: 06
        0
        As far as I understand, all these actions are carried out quite systematically and consistently, based on some long-term logic. The United States pursues several goals at once by setting up bases of such a plan - and defense / containment is only one of them. They reason from the position of universal moves - a good move is that by making it you can be sure that in most hypothetical situations this move will play "+" in what you do, how you will act.
        At one time, when the GW 1917 happened in the Russian Federation, it was a very unpleasant event to which the United States had to react - and they were ready for this rather sourly. Since then, the United States has increased its ambitions and has appeared to control situations - in particular, one of the tasks of such facilities will be a more flexible response in the event of some unrest in our country - having operational forces, they will be able to keep this process under control, if they wish, in all meanings of the word. In the event of a change in our line in relation to the Baltic states - this object also has its value - they can quietly hand over it as a bargaining chip and use it to redeploy forces, raising the stakes.
        In far-reaching plans, they (the United States) are probably considering the scenarios of creating a certain confederation of the "Intermarium" type, both as a counterbalance to the EU model and as a tool for limiting our influence in the West - ideally, they probably again see this confederation of Ukraine and Belarus - and possibly some kind of movement of the existing border in favor of such a confederation.
        It must be understood that it is the military option - with an attack, etc., this is an unlikely thing, they will wait for the situation to mature and emerge from controlled chaos - and then they will, as they say, sculpt.
        All this, of course, is a "maximum program", but unfortunately so far our moves are far behind their moves in this long and tedious game.
      7. Observer2014
        Observer2014 18 December 2020 22: 07
        0
        Quote: Civil
        There is one question, but the most important one is for what? For what?
        1. Oil, gas and other resources either belong to Western firms or are sold to the West for candy wrappers.
        2. To capture the conditional Uryupinsk and the evil to occupy the beggar barely surviving city?
        3. Seize the land? Now this makes no sense, it will be necessary to buy wrappers for candy wrappers, but the West has no problems with food either.
        4. Hordes of slaves must be fed and managed. And the current commandant's office is quite coping with this.
        5. Capture the treasury and bins? So money and so in Western banks.
        6. There is no Soviet power either, the ideology is exactly the same.
        good yes It is what it is!
      8. Aag
        Aag 18 December 2020 22: 52
        +2
        Quote: Civil
        There is one question, but the most important one is for what? For what?
        1. Oil, gas and other resources either belong to Western firms or are sold to the West for candy wrappers.
        2. To capture the conditional Uryupinsk and the evil to occupy the beggar barely surviving city?
        3. Seize the land? Now this makes no sense, it will be necessary to buy wrappers for candy wrappers, but the West has no problems with food either.
        4. Hordes of slaves must be fed and managed. And the current commandant's office is quite coping with this.
        5. Capture the treasury and bins? So money and so in Western banks.
        6. There is no Soviet power either, the ideology is exactly the same.

        A hand reached out to put you ... Plus, minus, - so it depended ...
        In any case, the additional leverage, on their part, will not hurt them. All this is predictable and expected, except for those who have buried their heads in the sand.
        But there are still a lot of people living there about Russian "non-citizens * ...
      9. ZwetkovW
        ZwetkovW 21 December 2020 15: 16
        0
        I minus this opus. Only an unwise person can offend his fellow citizens without exception. Especially with the stupidest grammatical mistakes.
    2. Alex Nevs
      Alex Nevs 18 December 2020 16: 02
      +1
      And nobody is asking them! and will not.
    3. Senka naughty
      Senka naughty 18 December 2020 23: 11
      0
      Quote: iouris
      Quote: "The main thing is that commentators in Russia should escalate the situation less ..." End of quote.
      The logic is interesting: the US special forces in the USSR, 800 km from Moscow - this is "not the main thing" the main thing is "not to escalate the situation" (Soviet power is strong).

      American special forces in Latvia, the Russian people who live there will win ..
      1. aybolyt678
        aybolyt678 19 December 2020 19: 58
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        Quote: Senka Mad
        American special forces in Latvia, the Russian people who live there will win ..

        How do you like the version of the Holocaust for Russians by the hands of Latvians? The Russians in Latvia are not organized, and the special forces and Latvians have all the possibilities to first arrange a ghetto and then Salaspils, it still exists ...
  2. Doccor18
    Doccor18 18 December 2020 15: 07
    +3
    An option is being considered when several tiltrotors, on low level flight, break through tactical air defense on the Russian border and land troops in the rear.

    Deep in the rear of what? Pskov region or Russia ...
    And how long will this "shave" flight last ...
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 20 December 2020 08: 40
      +2
      Quote: Doccor18
      An option is being considered when several tiltrotors, on low level flight, break through tactical air defense on the Russian border and land troops in the rear.

      Deep in the rear of what? Pskov region or Russia ...
      And how long will this "shave" flight last ...

      In any case, the special forces are primarily intelligence, and they do not break into intelligence, they go into it quietly and unnoticed. So no matter how long their "shaving" flight continues, it is a flight to nowhere. But if you know exactly which unit of the US Special Forces is based there, then their goals can be predicted.
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  4. knn54
    knn54 18 December 2020 15: 11
    +1
    That is why the Baltics are valuable for NATO.
    -Now about American tactics.
    The United States is glad to be Away from its territory to form a bridgehead for
    build-up of armed formations.
    Well, with "haberdashers" for a long time everything is clear.
    1. Pravodel
      Pravodel 18 December 2020 15: 22
      0
      The United States is glad to be Away from its territory to form a bridgehead for
      build-up of armed formations

      This is right! The goal is to move the threat of a Russian response away from the United States. This is not the correct goal. When attacking Russia, I hope that Russia will also respond with a pind ... to the wasps to the entire depth of their America up to their ears, so that they also wilted, twisted into a tube ...
      1. Interlocutor
        Interlocutor 18 December 2020 20: 46
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        When attacking Russia, I hope that Russia will also respond with a pind ... to the wasps to the depths of their America up to their ears, so that they also wilted, twirled into a tube ..


        I read the comments and a question arose that for a long time we have not seen articles and videos about butting ours and amers on the roads of Syria. Apparently the last kicking by the APCs and the fan by the helicopter were not pleasant. Injuries appeared. We have to pay insurance. After all, the order was carried out.
        So it is here. By "capturing" the Baltics (he smiled at these words), we will simply bypass the Amers with their bases, as in Syria the Turks in Idlib seem to be. And let them stand. In fact, they are hostages.
        So what kind of capture, what kind of war. On the pages of this site, since the beginning of its appearance, they talk about the war and the seizure ...
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 18 December 2020 15: 13
    0
    The Baltics are getting ready. Will Latvia be able to become a springboard for the invasion of American special forces into Russia?

    and hto such an idiot offers?
  6. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 18 December 2020 15: 35
    +1
    Can Latvia become a springboard for the US Special Forces invasion of Russia?

    In the event of aggravation of relations between Moscow and Washington, such sabotage and intelligence groups, according to the authors, can really do a lot of things.

    The question is, of course, interesting ...
    Will Latvia be able to remain on the geographical maps as a state in case of aggravation of relations with Moscow?
    Recently, something very often "warriors" from different countries strive to try the fate of Napoleon and Hitler. Honestly, I'm not really an evil person, but the words of the VVZh about Khrushchev, two atomic bombs, the British Isles, are remembered quite clearly. Is that so? They went to bed - everything was in place; woke up - no Latvia ... crying
  7. Avior
    Avior 18 December 2020 15: 43
    +3
    invasion of American special forces in Russia?

    If such an absurdity were written about the invasion of Russian special forces in the United States, our people would have laughed for a long time because of the absurdity of the idea
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 18 December 2020 22: 48
      +4
      Quote: Avior
      invasion of American special forces in Russia?

      If such an absurdity were written about the invasion of Russian special forces in the United States, our people would have laughed for a long time because of the absurdity of the idea

      I don't know what about the absurdity, but the presence of mattresses on the border with Russia is already a reality that must be reckoned with. These "scavenger eagles" on the border near Ivangorod, which is behind them
      1. Avior
        Avior 18 December 2020 22: 50
        +1
        and you think the forces of special forces in 30 people will begin the occupation of Russia by the Americans?
        the frivolity of the headline strikes ...
  8. Bradley
    Bradley 18 December 2020 15: 49
    +4
    Why would some special forces invade Russia?
    It is much more interesting to find out if Latvia can become a springboard for the invasion of Carthage. Why not?
    The headlines are sometimes such that at least stand, at least fall.
  9. Vadim Ananyin
    Vadim Ananyin 18 December 2020 15: 53
    0
    It seems that the main thing here is that it is to threaten, blackmail, extort and put its own conditions against the background of the application, nothing more. it was possible to throw drg in Soviet times, but the answer can not only complicate it in the future and what it will be they cannot calculate. Of course, they can shake the bolts for a long time, catch up with equipment and hp. but in reality they will not go to the blitz, because it will be complete .................
  10. Alex Nevs
    Alex Nevs 18 December 2020 16: 03
    0
    And who will ask them?
  11. Oleg Monarchist
    Oleg Monarchist 18 December 2020 16: 09
    +1
    It seems that the Pentagon bought shares in the Arlington cemetery.
    I wonder where this American special forces was during 9 months (!) the storming of Mosul?
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 20 December 2020 08: 45
      +1
      Quote: Oleg Monarchist
      It seems that the Pentagon bought shares in the Arlington cemetery.
      I wonder where this American special forces was during 9 months (!) the storming of Mosul?

      In general, the task of the army special forces is to conduct reconnaissance and "wreak havoc" behind enemy lines, but not to engage in an attack in the front ranks of its troops, there are other troops for this, no?
  12. Ros 56
    Ros 56 18 December 2020 16: 26
    -2
    Let them prepare, but after that only Latvian riflemen will live in Latvia.
  13. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
    Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 18 December 2020 16: 47
    +1
    The base in Latvia in this case will be a rear support point, from which the fighters will go to the combat area and return to replenish fuel, personnel and ammunition. An option is being considered when several tiltrotors, on low level flight, break through tactical air defense on the Russian border and land troops in the rear.

    Anyone else besides the author is aware of this game in general about some kind of raids "deep in the rear"? It’s a strange logic - first to drive out the stupid empty about "tiltroplanes on low level flight", and then call on "not to pump." What was that anyway? what
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  15. kit88
    kit88 18 December 2020 19: 33
    +8
    All this is not serious.
    A "base" for two helicopters and a dozen military men against Russia is not serious.
    This is unpleasant for us, because everyone knows who it is against, but ...
    What prevents NATO from deploying a full-fledged air force base and a couple of armored divisions in the Baltics, installing Patriots and Thady? A hundred kilometers from St. Petersburg. To drive a couple / three Burks into the Gulf of Riga? As far as I understand, nothing officially interferes.
    However, none of this happens. There is probably a Red Line. And they don't cross it.
    We conclude that according to some unknown agreements, the Baltic states can prepare for anything, but in this situation, in the event of the hour "H" in the hour "H + 3", this will no longer be a NATO bridgehead for an attack on the Russian Federation, but a bridgehead for the Russian Federation to attack NATO.
  16. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 18 December 2020 22: 43
    +2
    The main thing is that commentators in Russia should escalate the situation less with mythical raids of American special forces deep into the country.
    A very simplified conclusion, especially if we consider the fact that some 30 years ago, no one, even in the most daring delirium, could have thought that American special forces would climb in the Baltic States and fly their CV-22 Osprey tiltroplanes, without fear that they or they will roll their little head, or they will land in a very unfriendly manner, having planted the Strela on board. According to the author, while it is necessary to unpretentiously chop nuts and wait until the presence of mattresses in the Baltic States reaches really threatening marks, after which, with furrowing eyebrows, proceed to assess the situation as critical and worthy of attention. Probably all the same, it is better to overlook than to miss and catch black mattresses in earflaps and felt boots somewhere near Pskov or near St. Petersburg.
    1. Avior
      Avior 18 December 2020 22: 55
      +3
      I remember something like that ...

      smile
  17. voronin
    voronin 19 December 2020 23: 53
    +5
    Americans are preparing like a safari. We should shorten these poachers.
  18. Petr Vladimirovich
    Petr Vladimirovich 20 December 2020 15: 46
    0
    I put pluses to absolutely all colleagues. And who is for the red, and who is for the white. Why does the Pentagon need more and more bases? Today the budget is 700 billion, and tomorrow is 800? Yes, so that everyone, from a "specialist" to a general's salaries, grew, the military-industrial complex did not grieve. Specialists will go to good universities, generals to military-industrial complex firms. Everything in the national economy, everything in business ...)))))
  19. ccsr
    ccsr 20 December 2020 16: 05
    +1
    The deployment of a jump base for US Army Air Force Special Forces poses a potential threat to Russia.

    She does not bear nifiga, if only because any "revival" on this base will be easily discovered by our intelligence means, which means that the element of surprise disappears for unleashing a full-scale war against Russia.
    I don't even know why the author undertook to pedal this topic, but it seems to me that he is not at all in the subject, about what scenarios of the beginning of the war are being considered in our General Staff.
    The main thing is that commentators in Russia should escalate the situation less with mythical raids of American special forces deep into the country.

    It also seems to me that the mythical raids are the product of the irrepressible imagination of some "strategists" who still think that the war between the United States and Russia will begin with operations of non-strategic forces.
  20. APASUS
    APASUS 20 December 2020 19: 48
    0
    In order to provide its territory for an attack on Russia by the American special forces, the country must very much be sure that this special forces will protect them after a retaliatory strike. Something tells me that the Americans do not care about the fate of the aborigines .......... ..