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US Press: If Russia strikes, first of all in the Baltics

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US Press: If Russia strikes, first of all in the Baltics

Today, the main opponents of the collective West, or rather the United States, remain Russia and China. There is a strong likelihood that Moscow and Beijing will join forces to strike a joint blow against Western democracy. And the most probable directions of attack are Taiwan and the Baltic states. This is the conclusion reached by the author of an article published in the American edition of Military.


According to Joseph Micallef, Russia, which became the successor to the USSR, does not have the status of a superpower. The Russian economy is smaller than the American state of Texas, but it has an army with good capabilities, a powerful arsenal of nuclear weapons and a military-industrial complex.

In terms of its capabilities, Russia is significantly inferior to the United States and China, but there is a high likelihood that Moscow and Beijing will agree on a joint confrontation with America, given the significant expansion of ties between these countries in various fields, including military cooperation.

Although Russia and China have different views on many things and their interests do not coincide everywhere, the author does not exclude that these countries will create a military alliance that will hinder the dominance of the US Navy in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, Moscow and Beijing can coordinate simultaneous strikes against the enemy from two directions at once, each from its own.

The goals of Russia, according to the author, will be the Baltic republics located on the western Russian borders. It is in the Baltic States that the Russian army will strike the first blow in the event of a military conflict. China will "of course strike Taiwan."

The author does not write what will happen after Russia "captures the Baltic" and why Russia needs it at all, apparently he is convinced that the Baltic region is the only goal of the Russian Ministry of Defense.
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  1. Mitroha
    Mitroha 30 December 2020 10: 03
    +44
    Funny they are, by God
    How we zhahnem in the Baltics ... and sprats fly across the sky, blooper
    1. Lionnvrsk
      Lionnvrsk 30 December 2020 10: 11
      +18
      Quote: Mitroha
      ..and sprats fly across the sky, blooper

      So this is the whole purpose of our attack, so that the sprats fly. And we catch them, catch them, because in their opinion, we are already so yearning for the Tribaltic sprats that it's already horror. lol
      1. SRC P-15
        SRC P-15 30 December 2020 10: 13
        +6
        It is in the Baltic States that the Russian army will strike the first blow in the event of a military conflict.

        Aha, to the very outskirts - to the USA! yes
        1. Lipchanin
          Lipchanin 30 December 2020 10: 20
          +4
          Quote: СРЦ П-15
          Aha, to the very outskirts - to the USA!

          or better from the outskirts to the USA laughing
          1. seregatara1969
            seregatara1969 30 December 2020 10: 29
            +18
            Are there many military facilities for attacking in the Baltics? and is it worth spending money on a blow if you can drive without stopping across the entire territory of the baltic states?
            1. Lipchanin
              Lipchanin 30 December 2020 10: 30
              +4
              So they have thoughts about a blow in their inflamed brains
              1. lucul
                lucul 30 December 2020 11: 20
                +4
                So they have thoughts about a blow in their inflamed brains

                This is one example of an instilled opinion, and in the subcortex of the brain)))
                Ask him to justify - it will instantly be blown away, because it was not he who came to these conclusions, but he was inspired.)))
                1. Lipchanin
                  Lipchanin 30 December 2020 11: 22
                  +2
                  Quote: lucul
                  because it was not he who came to these conclusions, but he was inspired.)))

                  More than one decade
                  1. KAV
                    KAV 30 December 2020 12: 30
                    +8
                    Simply, the United States is preparing the Baltics to continue militarization. It would never occur to anyone to strike at her. But, in order to increase the US presence there, it is necessary to prepare public opinion with horror stories about imaginary plans for a strike.
                    Nothing new. Everything as usual. Catch up with nightmares and, under this sauce, expand your zone of presence. The US always does that. Lies, provocations, intimidation are some of their favorite tools.
                    1. krot
                      krot 30 December 2020 13: 00
                      +2
                      The author does not write what will happen after Russia "captures the Baltic" and why Russia needs it at all, apparently he is convinced that the Baltic region is the only goal of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

                      They are fools in their USA laughing In case of "something" we zhahn on North America precisely to make the strait between Canada and Mexico! And the Balts, what about the Balts .. laughing Let them mow the hay there, in their own Pribalik .. They do not interfere with anyone)))
                      1. bulvas
                        bulvas 30 December 2020 21: 29
                        +1
                        Quote: seregatara1969
                        Are there many military facilities for attacking in the Baltics? and is it worth spending money on a blow if you can drive without stopping across the entire territory of the baltic states?


                        They simply have nothing more to blame Russia for.
                        Russia's aggression against the Baltic states is nonsense,
                        but there are no other victims among NATO countries at all.
                      2. Shurik70
                        Shurik70 30 December 2020 23: 20
                        +3
                        If the Last War breaks out, then the first (and most likely the last) retaliatory strike by Russia will be against NATO countries. All countries. The whole arsenal at once, since there will be no second chance to answer.
                  2. ccsr
                    ccsr 30 December 2020 13: 08
                    +4
                    Quote: KAV
                    Simply, the United States is preparing the Baltics to continue militarization.

                    Why cook it if they are already constantly screaming about the Russian threat?
                    In general, the message of this article is even incomprehensible - I think it is designed for an internal user in order to break through large funds in the US military budget to provide assistance to these countries. I can assume that the Baltic lobby in the US initiated the appearance of such materials, they do not have enough money from the EU, so they "launched a cart" into the Washington regional committee through the press. By the way, the Baltic republics acted in the same way during the times of the USSR and their "walkers" in the ministries always tried to please by giving them the best equipment and making them prices higher than the industry average.
                  3. pyagomail.ru
                    pyagomail.ru 30 December 2020 15: 49
                    +1
                    You are right, Alexander, I think now not a single Iskander is directed at the Balts, but if a base appears, short-range missiles, etc., then, of course, the Balts will feel like a tear on an eyelash - one of the first targets, maybe even (I don’t want it) and to deliver a preemptive strike.
          2. kulinar
            kulinar 30 December 2020 11: 51
            +1
            Quote: seregatara1969
            Are there many military facilities for attacking in the Baltics? and is it worth spending money on a blow if you can drive without stopping across the entire territory of the baltic states?

            Yeah .. Hit on the fingers to give an opportunity and a reason to strike at Russia?
            Ramstein base and NATO headquarters, I think, will be a priority. Well, the Hyena of Europe will get it by itself. After that, the invasion of the Baltic enclave will disappear by itself.
      2. Uncle lee
        Uncle lee 30 December 2020 10: 24
        +4
        Quote:
        .and sprats fly across the sky
        In the photo: Shoigu thinks two calibers, or one is enough ... And Putin through binoculars repeat watching the sprats fly!
        1. Ross xnumx
          Ross xnumx 30 December 2020 10: 41
          +12
          Quote: Uncle Lee
          In the photo: Shoigu thinks two calibers, or one is enough ...

          Shoigu is not thinking about "Calibers", but about how not to disperse this whole Shobla with sticks ...
          1. Lipchanin
            Lipchanin 30 December 2020 10: 46
            +1
            Quote: ROSS 42
            but about how not to disperse all this shobla with sticks ...

            Podzhopnikov lol
          2. KCA
            KCA 30 December 2020 11: 07
            +3
            This is where a military alliance with China will be needed, we will call for help from the Chinese border guards, with their sticks with nails with which they drove the Indians
      3. figwam
        figwam 30 December 2020 11: 11
        +4
        It is in the Baltic States that the Russian army will strike the first blow in the event of a military conflict.

        So if Kaliningrad is blocked, then not only in the Baltics.
    2. Hunter 2
      Hunter 2 30 December 2020 10: 17
      +5
      Poor Tribalts ... not only are they themselves afraid ... or an invasion or destruction, they are also frightened by the Mattress Media belay
      Considering the speed with which the population of the Baltic "tigers" is decreasing, soon it will be necessary to rediscover the "empty" lands on geographical maps.
    3. Ilya-spb
      Ilya-spb 30 December 2020 10: 17
      +2
      In the Baltics, they make excellent marzipan and good tinctures.

      I don't know anything else useful
      1. synodontis
        synodontis 30 December 2020 10: 30
        +3
        There are also good dairy products. They make excellent coffee. They have good beer.
        1. Lipchanin
          Lipchanin 30 December 2020 10: 32
          0
          Riga balsam is generally a masterpiece good
          1. Ross xnumx
            Ross xnumx 30 December 2020 10: 45
            +4
            Quote: Lipchanin
            Riga balsam is generally a masterpiece

            Don't fantasize about “Riga Balsam”. Astringent swill intended for the preparation of alcoholic cocktails. In its pure form, it is suitable for consumption in a very limited way, or in combination with grape juice ...
            Have you drunk real Armenian cognac? When you try it, you won't want to look at these slops in a ceramic bottle. yes
            1. Lipchanin
              Lipchanin 30 December 2020 10: 49
              0
              Quote: ROSS 42
              In its pure form, it is suitable for consumption in a very limited way, or in combination with grape juice ...

              Drank with coffee. Unforgettable taste
              Have you drunk real Armenian cognac?

              Drank. Unfortunately only once
              But comparing cognac with balm is incorrect.
              These are different drinks
              1. Ross xnumx
                Ross xnumx 30 December 2020 10: 58
                0
                Quote: Lipchanin
                But comparing cognac with balm is incorrect.

                And with valerian? lol Dear you, our site sommelier! Yes, any drinks can be compared in terms of the pleasure obtained as a result of drinking. At the same time, balms are not leaders in these lists ...
                1. Lipchanin
                  Lipchanin 30 December 2020 11: 01
                  0
                  Quote: ROSS 42
                  Yes, any drinks can be compared in terms of the pleasure obtained as a result of drinking.

                  So I got pleasure both when I drank balm with coffee and when I drank Armenian brandy
                  But these are completely different drinks.
                  It's like comparing beer to rum)
                  1. DrEng527
                    DrEng527 30 December 2020 12: 27
                    +2
                    Quote: Lipchanin
                    and when I drank a balm with coffee and

                    I drink it with juice, blueberry ... not bad ... hi
            2. Hunter 2
              Hunter 2 30 December 2020 11: 09
              +3
              Quote: ROSS 42

              Don't fantasize about “Riga Balsam”. Astringent swill intended

              In general, it is not entirely correct to compare the tastes of different people. I also have very “warm” memories of the Riga Balsam, Balsam with Pepsi Cola - youth and the first feasts with girls! wink
              1. Ross xnumx
                Ross xnumx 30 December 2020 11: 15
                +5
                Quote: Hunter 2
                I also have very “warm” memories of the Riga Balsam, Balsam with Pepsi Cola - youth and the first feasts with girls!

                In the years of my youth, the girls did not disdain and various ports ... They did not use a fork (on occasion) either ... lol
                1. Van 16
                  Van 16 30 December 2020 11: 56
                  +3
                  There was also such a liqueur "Vana Tallinn" ..
                  1. DrEng527
                    DrEng527 30 December 2020 12: 26
                    +4
                    Quote: Van 16
                    liqueur "Vana Tallinn" ..

                    yes, quite suitable .. bully
                    1. DymOk_v_dYmke
                      DymOk_v_dYmke 30 December 2020 13: 02
                      +1
                      Quote: DrEng527
                      yes, quite suitable ..

                      Nowadays, alas, even in plastic.
                      In a branded bottle "Liviko" was also excellent as a souvenir. hi
                    2. DrEng527
                      DrEng527 30 December 2020 13: 20
                      +2
                      Quote: DymOk_v_dYmke
                      Nowadays, alas, even in plastic.

                      I drank at 15g - was in glass ...
        2. DrEng527
          DrEng527 30 December 2020 12: 25
          +5
          Quote: Lipchanin
          Riga balsam is generally a masterpiece

          yes, nothing special - just promoted request We sell Demidovskiy - no worse, but in almost every region there is a local one with peculiarities ...
    4. VASH ONS
      VASH ONS 30 December 2020 10: 33
      +3
      ... in short, the field is not plowed, we must take it.
    5. KCA
      KCA 30 December 2020 11: 11
      +2
      I am not interested in marzipans, I don’t eat sweets at all, I don’t like it, and the balm "Old Kashin" is no worse than the "Riga" one, is it worth fighting the Tribaltik because of this?
    6. bayard
      bayard 30 December 2020 11: 26
      0
      Quote: Ilya-spb
      I don't know anything else useful

      Ports, seaside and logistics with Kaliningrad.
  2. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 30 December 2020 10: 19
    -1
    Quote: LIONnvrsk
    we are already so yearning for the Tribaltic sprats that we are already horror.

    Meu in a dream snits as I burst ... burst ... burst ...
    I wake up with my favorite sprat on the table laughing
    1. Keyser soze
      Keyser soze 30 December 2020 11: 17
      0
      Meu in a dream snits as I burst ... burst ... burst ...


      Right while I'm reading you and I wanted to ... I'm going to Berezka and take a jar for New Year :)
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 30 December 2020 11: 20
        0
        Quote: Keyser Soze
        I go to Berezka and take a jar for New Year :)

        Bon appetit and Happy Coming smile drinks
        1. Keyser soze
          Keyser soze 30 December 2020 13: 43
          0
          Bon appetit and Happy Coming


          And to you, too, and may the New Year be more pleasant and successful! drinks
    2. ANB
      ANB 1 January 2021 08: 46
      0
      So that in jars with the name "sprats" has long been sprat. Or herring, if large. The last sprats, at least similar to the real ones, I tried in 1986 at the graduation dinner.
  3. Hypertension
    Hypertension 30 December 2020 11: 40
    +2
    Quote: LIONnvrsk
    So this is the whole purpose of our attack, so that the sprats fly. And we catch them, catch them,

    There is nothing to catch there ...
    "The lard industry in Latvia dies without a Russian market"
    https://aftershock.news/?q=node/793860&full
  4. Machito
    Machito 30 December 2020 11: 47
    +3
    Quote: LIONnvrsk
    Quote: Mitroha
    ..and sprats fly across the sky, blooper

    So this is the whole purpose of our attack, so that the sprats fly. And we catch them, catch them, because in their opinion, we are already so yearning for the Tribaltic sprats that it's already horror. lol

    There are no sprats in the Baltic. Optimized. What is there in the Tribaltic? Swedes and Germans go there for sextourism. But they are specific perverts, because the Tribals are very scary.
  5. frruc
    frruc 30 December 2020 19: 14
    0
    The goals of Russia, according to the author, will be the Baltic republics located on the western Russian borders. It is in the Baltic States that the Russian army will strike the first blow in the event of a military conflict.

    Joseph Micallef May while to sleep calmly. am and procured dry. share in case of war.
  • Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 30 December 2020 10: 18
    0
    Quote: Mitroha
    .and sprats fly across the sky, blooper

    They fly straight to our table laughing
  • Pravodel
    Pravodel 30 December 2020 10: 55
    +1
    sprats fly across the sky,

    They will fly into Poland, and the Poles, frightened, will rush to save Germany and England from the new weapons of the Russians. They can even save the United States. Suddenly they will fly there too ..
  • Interlocutor
    Interlocutor 30 December 2020 10: 58
    0
    How we zhahnem in the Baltics ... and sprats fly across the sky, blooper


    What for. We'll drive through it. Here are some more roads to build again.
  • Egor53
    Egor53 30 December 2020 11: 13
    +2
    Sprats have not been produced in the Baltics for several years now - they are now made in the Kaliningrad region.
  • carstorm 11
    carstorm 11 30 December 2020 11: 45
    0
    There are no more of these sprats. Another substance will fly)
  • Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 30 December 2020 11: 46
    0
    Quote: Mitroha
    How we zhahnem in the Baltics ... and sprats fly across the sky, blooper

    The sprats simply panicked: on the one hand, they were the majority in the river, on the other hand, the river separated two forests and, in which case, all the movement went over their heads, regardless of their desire. Moreover, even the most insane sprats understood that for any coastal resident they were just a light snack, and who would listen to the opinion of the snack.
    © Political tale
  • Anachoret
    Anachoret 30 December 2020 12: 05
    +2
    but first you need to scare the victim, because without rovna it tastes better)
    (according to the precepts of a seasoned bear-hunter for careless tourists)
  • Disorder
    Disorder 30 December 2020 12: 20
    0
    Duc, they already have no sprat. laughing
  • Proxima
    Proxima 30 December 2020 12: 47
    0
    Quote: Mitroha
    Funny they are, by God
    How we zhahnem in the Baltics ... and sprats fly across the sky, blooper

    What sprats ?? The Baltics no longer produce them practically negative ... For example, in Estonia and Lithuania, there is only one factory. It's a drop in the sea by shitwith volumes in the USSR. Russian counter-stations finally finished off this industry... As the saying goes, for evil grandmother .. laughing
  • RealPilot
    RealPilot 31 December 2020 13: 18
    0
    blow to Western democracy. And the most likely directions of attack are Taiwan and the Baltic states.

    Is the Baltics Western Democracy?
    Nuuu zviiinite lol
  • halpat
    halpat 30 December 2020 10: 05
    +4
    laughing
    It was said: "If American medium-range missiles are deployed in Europe, Russia will be forced to deploy assets within the reach of which will be both the territories where these missiles will be deployed and the territories where the decision-making centers for their use are located ..."
    Tribaltika is not such :) yet smile but as soon as possible ...
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 30 December 2020 10: 22
      -2
      Quote: Halpat
      Tribaltika is not such :) yet

      Jumps out of his pants to become
      within the reach of which will be as territories where these missiles will be deployed,
    2. Insurgent
      Insurgent 30 December 2020 10: 22
      +1
      Quote: Halpat
      within the reach of which there will be both the territories where these missiles will be deployed and the territories where the decision-making centers for their use are located ... "
      Tribaltika is not:)


      This is for now, for the time being yes
      But, if the trend towards escalating military pressure from NATO continues, then the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons of the alliance's forces in the Baltics is quite likely.
      And if not "decision-making centers", then at least "envelopes" with instructions on actions at a certain moment will be at the disposal of those responsible for executing the order ...

      So, ignore them and stupidly hit the NATO headquarters in Brussels, the Pentagon?
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 30 December 2020 10: 24
        -1
        Quote: Insurgent
        then the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons of the alliance forces is quite likely in the Baltic states.

        It seems to me that the Tribals are trying to achieve this in order to show their importance.
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 30 December 2020 10: 30
          +3
          Quote: Lipchanin
          It seems to me that the Tribals are trying to achieve this in order to show their importance.

          Small-scale politicians always try to show that they are a queen on the chessboard, but not a pawn. And who listens to them.
          And I congratulate all the people of the older generation present on the site on the occasion. Health to all!
          1. Lipchanin
            Lipchanin 30 December 2020 10: 32
            0
            Quote: tihonmarine
            And I congratulate all the people of the older generation present on the site on the occasion.

            Thank you!
            1. tihonmarine
              tihonmarine 30 December 2020 10: 38
              +1
              Quote: Lipchanin
              Thank you!

              Well, at least someone understood what a holiday. And for the rest, if only for someone to "zhahnut".
              1. Lipchanin
                Lipchanin 30 December 2020 10: 53
                0
                Quote: tihonmarine
                And for the rest, if only, for someone "zhahnut".

                Site name obliges)
      2. carstorm 11
        carstorm 11 30 December 2020 11: 47
        0
        They only have tactical bombs.
  • Invoce
    Invoce 30 December 2020 10: 07
    +3
    In the event of a military conflict, a blow will be struck at all NATO military bases, primarily at their nuclear weapons. And the Baltic States itself chooses a possible future, to be neutral or to be one of the possible Goals. It would be foolish to say that the places of concentration of weapons and personnel of NATO troops, in the event of a military conflict, will remain without the attention of the RF Armed Forces.
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 30 December 2020 10: 10
      +3
      Quote: Invoce
      It would be foolish to say that the places of concentration of weapons and personnel of NATO troops, in the event of a military conflict, will remain without the attention of the RF Armed Forces.

      Then they will shout together: "And what for us?" Just like the Pyatnitsky choir.
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 30 December 2020 10: 24
        +3
        Quote: Egoza
        "What for us?" Just like the Pyatnitsky choir.


        Then, like the Rope Choir yes

        National Honored Academic Folk Choir of Ukraine named after Ropes
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 30 December 2020 11: 11
      +1
      Quote: Invoce
      In the event of a military conflict, a blow will be struck at all NATO military bases, primarily at their nuclear weapons.

      I remember from childhood how my great-grandfather sang a song ..

      On earth, in the heavens and the sea
      Our refrain is both powerful and severe:
      If tomorrow is war
      If the hike is tomorrow,-
      Be ready for the trip today!
  • Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 30 December 2020 10: 10
    +2
    If Russia does strike, then I don't think that only the Baltics will get it, the targets have long been outlined, and most likely primarily against the United States and Europe themselves, in principle, the United States and NATO as a whole have the same plans for striking Russia.
  • Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 30 December 2020 10: 17
    +1
    There is a strong likelihood that Moscow and Beijing will join forces to strike a joint blow against Western democracy.

    Why do we need your "democracy" ???
    What are we going to do with her?
    You can't cook soup from it
    1. YOUR
      YOUR 30 December 2020 10: 20
      +2
      So also China is lupanet in the Baltics. Well, this is definitely not even a B and Y plan or a Soft Sign.
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 30 December 2020 10: 44
        0
        Quote: YOUR
        So also China lupanet in the Baltic States.

        And how China needs Tribaltia ... laughing
  • tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 30 December 2020 10: 20
    +1
    They are forced, just zhahnite in the Baltics! And do not touch us, we are in the house. It looks like they have a lot of journalists with alternative brains. If we go home first, but then if they really want to!
  • rocket757
    rocket757 30 December 2020 10: 20
    +3
    US Press: If Russia strikes, first of all in the Baltics

    Just a question, WHY?
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 30 December 2020 10: 27
      0
      Quote: rocket757
      Just a question, WHY?

      And they so want.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 30 December 2020 11: 08
        +1
        We will soon find out what they want.
        The general direction, of course, does not change, but the new administration will introduce its own specifics, this is understandable.
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 30 December 2020 10: 35
      +2
      Quote: rocket757
      Just a question, WHY?

      Yes, children need to practice with speeches, because tomorrow the New Year holidays begin, toasts need to be raised and speeches to be pushed. Let them dream up.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 30 December 2020 11: 10
        +1
        The question has been gnawing for a long time, do they wag the dog's tail or vice versa?
        It is clear that the journalistic fraternity walks under someone specific, but often appears in the media, and only then politicians, the administration, practically repeats.
  • evgen1221
    evgen1221 30 December 2020 10: 21
    +3
    The impression is that the United States and the EU themselves want to give the Tribals to us (well, take them away, it is better through the war, so that sanctions at least some kind of legality are accepted).
  • Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 30 December 2020 10: 21
    +1
    Yeah, if we don't strike at Courland, will they attack us?
  • vavilon
    vavilon 30 December 2020 10: 26
    +1
    If there is this first blow, then it is definitely not on the Baltics, but on the Pentagon at least And this misinformation is presented in order to substitute the Balts
  • Wedmak
    Wedmak 30 December 2020 10: 26
    +1
    when Russia "captures the Baltic states", and why Russia needs it at all, the author does not write, apparently he is convinced that the Baltic region is the only goal of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    This is really an interesting question ... we kind of have our own sprats .. and the Baltic sprats are kind of controlled from the Russian Federation. And actually there is nothing more to conquer ...
    But if you do put an owl on the globe and look for reasons for the attack ... Um ... well ... maybe ... well, I don't know .. Was Shoigu seriously offended?
  • RUSS
    RUSS 30 December 2020 10: 28
    +1
    In Latvia, 27% of Russians
  • bar
    bar 30 December 2020 10: 28
    +1
    If Russia strikes, then first of all in the Baltics

    This is exactly what the striped people were counting on when they accepted these limitrophes into NATO. But their mistake is that they judge us by themselves. Their mosk is not able to understand that Russia nafig does not need foreign territories, her land is above the roof.
  • synodontis
    synodontis 30 December 2020 10: 34
    +1
    From my couch it seems that the first blow, of course, should be on Nagliya. While delivery vehicles are flying there, it is already possible to visit European headquarters.
    1. Keyser soze
      Keyser soze 30 December 2020 11: 25
      0
      From my couch it seems that the first blow of course should be on Nagliya


      You can't go there - there are many of yours. Let's better go around Voronezh ... laughing
      1. Dym71
        Dym71 30 December 2020 15: 53
        +2
        Quote: Keyser Soze
        You can't go there - there are many of yours.

        Eugene, from ours, there is only the Skripals cat yes
        1. Keyser soze
          Keyser soze 30 December 2020 17: 00
          0
          Eugene, from ours, there is only the Skripals cat


          Is he alive? I thought that the monsters strangled the cat ... there I remember on TV they gave the universal drama of Scotland Yard, which chased the cat and he heroically did not want into the hands of the murderers and ran away ... laughing

          This world has turned into a circus tent on tour ... um ... hi
          We used to dream of the stars, set foot on the poles, now we chase cats and convince people that the earth is round.

          Happy holiday to you drinks
          1. Dym71
            Dym71 30 December 2020 18: 00
            +1
            Quote: Keyser Soze
            Is he alive?

            Eugene, even in ancient Egypt they knew that cats have 9 lives.
            Quote: Keyser Soze
            We used to dream of the stars, set foot on the poles, now we chase cats and convince people that the earth is round.

            O tempora! O mores!
            Quote: Keyser Soze
            Happy holiday to you

            Surva is happy!
            Edar class on the field,
            golden apple to hailstone!
            Bunches of bunches on a vine,
            zhlt mamul to the woods!
            P'lna kashta cs koprin!
            Live, healthy until one day,
            until a year before amine! drinks
  • wow
    wow 30 December 2020 10: 38
    +2
    "... if Russia strikes ...". First of all on your sore head, i.e. USA !!!
  • Pavel73
    Pavel73 30 December 2020 10: 49
    +3
    What's going on in their heads? What kind of nonsense are they driving? Why the hell did the Baltics surrender to us with its Russophobia and unsatisfied imperial ambitions (Lithuania)?
  • parusnik
    parusnik 30 December 2020 10: 50
    +2
    What the hell, they won't write, just to give an excuse to increase the military budget ... "and Anya won't be injected on Petrovka" (c) in the sense that Russia does not strike, neither in the first place, nor in the second ..
  • arhitroll
    arhitroll 30 December 2020 10: 50
    +1
    First, we will strike at the secret islands equipped for "wait out the nuclear war." So the reptilians can't hide - burn in paradise ...
  • Dym71
    Dym71 30 December 2020 10: 53
    +1
    Quote: Military Review
    There is a strong likelihood that Moscow and Beijing will join forces to strike a joint blow against Western democracy. And the most probable areas of attack are Taiwan and the Baltic states. This is the conclusion reached by the author of an article published in the American edition of Military.

    Quote: Military
    Likewise, the possibility that Beijing might coordinate a move on Taiwan with a comparable Russian move against the Baltic states, although highly unlikely, can't be ruled out either.

    https://www.military.com/daily-news/opinions/2020/12/28/will-putin-play-china-card.html

    Yandex translator: "In the same way, we cannot exclude the possibility that Beijing may coordinate actions in Taiwan with similar actions by Russia against the Baltic states, although this is extremely unlikely."

    Some kind of problem, you understand ... what
  • Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 30 December 2020 10: 53
    +2
    The entire Baltic region is cut off from Europe in one motion, for ... how long will it take for tanks from both sides to cover 100 km of the "Suwalki Corridor"? Few hours?
    And you have to take Warsaw right away ... And from two sides. For the Germans to help ... And it will finally be quiet ...
    And then the Baltic States, the Baltic States ... Who needs it, take it? Ports are no longer needed there. The population themselves were halved ... Regressive region. Estonia is even less so. With the population of the Russian regional city ...
  • Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 30 December 2020 10: 59
    +3
    Pancake. The level of politicians' statements falls in proportion to the level of the audience, which rolls down just like a stake. Well, here's how to seriously comment on it?) WHAT will Russia and China, which has joined it, strike? What will change in "democracy" from the fact that, suddenly going mad, Russia will hit the Baltics?
    Of course, if China captures the Foxconn base, it will be a blow as a blow. The truth is not about "democracy", but about the production of processors and peripherals, but the blow will be very strong.
    And the Baltics? Who and why might need this swamp ?! However, all these applicants have not said anything seriously for a long time. All this is just another impact on a rapidly dull audience. There is no progress on the planet anymore. Pig ...
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 30 December 2020 11: 37
      0
      Quote: Mikhail3
      Who and why might need this swamp ?!

      Well, if in a rapidly developing world, the value of logistically and technically equipped beachheads has dropped to zero ... request Moreover, practically on our territory ... recourse
      1. Mikhail3
        Mikhail3 30 December 2020 12: 05
        0
        Ust-Luga is much more convenient as a logistic bridgehead. It's not easy to compare. It's ridiculous even for a second to think that for the sake of a couple of ports we will start a war. And in order not to let our enemy take advantage of all this (since he himself declared himself to be the enemy), it makes sense in no case to capture, but simply to destroy the infrastructure. Atomic or bulk explosion. A very useful secondary effect would be the destruction of the hostile population. Scattered, scrambled, achieved only hatred. You just have to wipe it all off the face of the earth and forget.
    2. t-12
      t-12 30 December 2020 15: 16
      +2
      And the Baltics? Who and why might need this swamp ?!

      Why did they annex the Baltic states in 1940, why did they fight with Finland? Too close to the glorious city of Leningrad.

      Now from Estonia to St. Petersburg 140 km - three minutes of tactical missile flight. From Ukraine to Moscow 500 km - seven minutes of tactical missile flight.

      For comparison: there are 2000 km from Cuba to Washington, and the Americans considered Soviet missiles in Cuba a very dangerous threat.
      1. Mikhail3
        Mikhail3 30 December 2020 16: 48
        +2
        In 40, a THIRD of the USSR military industry was concentrated in Leningrad. Yes. then the Baltic States made sense) In gratitude for the territory of the USSR, he stopped the extinction of the Baltic peoples, which was rapidly and successfully proceeding during independence. He revived their cultures, which were mercilessly destroyed by the Germans who owned this land, and almost completely managed to exterminate. As a matter of fact, these same peoples did not completely disappear because the Germans did not let them into the cities, because they weren’t. And they were lazy to chase with the aim of destruction through the swamps. He set up industrial production on a dull swamp, and did a lot more, in the interests of these very peoples.
        The result of which was the zoological hatred of the Balts towards the USSR and the Russians. How is it fashionable to say now? Enough tolerating this! Before the Baltic peoples, which have returned to extinction, disappear themselves, they have time to specifically call. I think that for now it is quite enough that we have turned the flows of cargo to our ports, that is, we have taken away the only thing that can be useful to the Baltic states at least to someone.
        But if the "democracy" has enough intelligence to attack, it will be necessary to quickly and without any doubts wipe this kekkerekeksinen clean from the face of the earth. There was still not enough to worry about IT. To love you so, to feel sorry for you - to ruin yourself, to hurt your soul!
  • Dainis
    Dainis 30 December 2020 11: 01
    +2
    Greetings from Latvia
    1. Dym71
      Dym71 30 December 2020 11: 21
      0
      Quote: Dainis
      Greetings from Latvia

      Es Jūs nesaprotu request
    2. hydroy
      hydroy 30 December 2020 12: 45
      0
      Have the diapers prepared? Russians are coming! )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
  • Nikon OConor
    Nikon OConor 30 December 2020 11: 02
    +2
    According to Joseph Micallef, Russia, which became the successor to the USSR, does not have the status of a superpower. Russian economy is smaller than the American state of Texas

    Fuck the Baltics.!
    Happy New Year, Texas !!! (c) Strategic Missile Forces
    1. Nikon OConor
      Nikon OConor 30 December 2020 11: 09
      +1
      Scotland Whiskey is nothing like that, I would say - Armenian cognac is flatter, whiskey is so soft.
      Happy Coming Friends !!!
  • Genak
    Genak 30 December 2020 11: 07
    +1
    Wet dreams that built buffer zones in the hope that they will take the blow.
  • APASUS
    APASUS 30 December 2020 11: 13
    0
    Why does Russia need the Baltic countries?
    This is THREE economic Singapore, electronics, technology, cutting edge production!
    Russia has just problems in this area ..................
    1. Nikon OConor
      Nikon OConor 30 December 2020 11: 23
      +2
      electronics, technology in the Baltic states? Maybe I'm lost, but what kind of electronics and technologies do these countries produce?
      Damn, sorry, your sarcasm did not immediately reach))))
  • Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 30 December 2020 11: 15
    +2
    US Press: If Russia strikes, first of all in the Baltics


    The question is, why? Although...
    Here's the answer:
    1. Nikon OConor
      Nikon OConor 30 December 2020 11: 27
      0
      Neighing! Thank you! I haven't watched the joint venture for a long time))
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 30 December 2020 11: 31
        0
        I haven't looked for a long time either, it is necessary to reconsider on the New Year holidays hi
  • sleeve
    sleeve 30 December 2020 11: 26
    0
    Well, what to do? What if this is really their "opinion"? This is how they sit and discuss in headquarters and in committees ...
    In principle, they did everything to make us cut the Baltics out first. Without meaning, without purpose. Only because of the flank grouping in these territories. Because of the jump airfields. So they are not so wrong.
    An American author raised the same beautiful question. Several topics for discussion fall out of it. "Signs of a superpower", "the real concept of a superpower in modern conditions", "superpower syndromes in modern proxypolitics".
  • Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 30 December 2020 11: 29
    +2
    In addition, Moscow and Beijing can coordinate simultaneous strikes against the enemy from two directions at once, each from its own. It is in the Baltic States that the Russian army will strike the first blow in the event of a military conflict. China will "of course strike Taiwan."
    fool belay There is a strategy: at the beginning of the war, small mongrels are cut down, and only then .... Effect: we have a moral rise / enemies have a moral decline. But all the steam can blow out into the whistle. request
    Therefore, you need to hit the head at the same time. And the mongrels in horror will scatter themselves, dragging their burnt tails. Why should we burn gunpowder and shed our blood, for moral monsters? They themselves will obediently lick their hands, boots, etc., whoever reaches out to what. repeat
    1. Nikon OConor
      Nikon OConor 30 December 2020 11: 50
      0
      You are 95% right to hit the "glavnyuk", but there is still a 5% chance that the "glavnyuk" carriers will start from the "mongrel" airfields.
      Well, here the Strategic Missile Forces will not let you down. 100% sleep well))
  • Chater57
    Chater57 30 December 2020 11: 35
    +2
    Poorly, the United States is studying a potential enemy. Putin directly declared to him "The blow will be delivered to the decision-making centers." And this is definitely not the Baltics.
  • AVA77
    AVA77 30 December 2020 11: 52
    +2
    Today is the 30th, I got up in the morning and think about how to strike at the Baltic states and who to call to China. All with the coming. drinks
  • Sergey Kulikov_3
    Sergey Kulikov_3 30 December 2020 11: 59
    0
    Not what this Joseph Micallef does not understand in strategy, also an analiteg to me! China will attack European democracy by striking the Balts, and Russia will accordingly strike European democracy in Taiwan, we are not looking for easy solutions :)
  • demo
    demo 30 December 2020 12: 11
    0
    Joseph V. Micallef

    CEO, historian, war correspondent, bestselling author, syndicated columnist and entrepreneur who fuses business, politics and strategy with insight, humor, and timely presentations.

    On the face it is not visible that K. is retin, but something can be traced.
    And the statement is clearly not too clever.
    More precisely - for undemanding readers.
  • iouris
    iouris 30 December 2020 12: 16
    0
    Germany, Poland, Denmark, Sweden and Finland are the Baltics.
    1. syndicalist
      syndicalist 30 December 2020 13: 25
      0
      Quote: iouris
      Germany, Poland, Denmark, Sweden and Finland are the Baltics.

      and Russia
      1. iouris
        iouris 30 December 2020 22: 13
        0
        Do you think Russia will strike first of all at St. Petersburg?
        1. boris epstein
          boris epstein 31 December 2020 17: 18
          -1
          Yes, exactly according to him. In the USA there is St. Petersburg, so he will get it from Russia. And then they will say: "Well, they confused: this is St. Petersburg and this is St. Petersburg."
  • Glory to Berkut
    Glory to Berkut 30 December 2020 12: 23
    0
    I am not an expert either in the military sphere or in the economic one. But it seems to me that if Russia and China nevertheless strike a blow (all the more so jointly), then it will strike the United States. That is, at the place of decision making. The rest of the "democracies" will then crumble themselves. But to be honest, it's hard to imagine not only because of the unpredictable consequences for all of humanity. The following section of the spheres of influence and the prospects for the development of new markets for Russia and China are not clear here. Wouldn't the (potential) destruction of the States be shot in the foot? But again, I'm not an expert. Perhaps much smarter heads have answers to all potential questions.
  • Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 30 December 2020 12: 52
    0
    laughing Yes, people like Joseph Micallefa can show and talk to the whole world about their wretchedness, what a fool you can take, but bribes from a fool are smooth laughing
  • Egor53
    Egor53 30 December 2020 13: 00
    +2
    How much you can chew liberal snot about the greatness of the US economy!
    The US economy is now equal to the Indian economy and is 3 times behind China. The US is held only, and exclusively, on dollar printing. In peacetime this goes away, but in the event of war it simply does not.
    The Texas economy is 3 times smaller than that of Russia.
    The real GDP of the United States, excluding the printing of dollars, was in 2017 (unfortunately there are no more recent data) 3 679 billion dollars a year, while Russia has 1 542. This means that the GDP of the United States is 2 times higher than that of Russia.
    https://videoelektronic.livejournal.com/3248279.html

    The population of the United States is 331 million, and Russia has 146 million https://vseznaesh.ru/chislennost-naseleniya-po-stranam-mira-2020-god
    Those. the US population is 2,27 times larger.
    It follows from this that real GDP per capita in the USA is only 1,013 times higher than in Russia. Those. almost the same.
    The population of Texas is 26 million people, 8% of the US population, and 5,6 times less than in Russia.
    Even if Texas earns 2 times more than the US average, its economy is 2,7 times LESS than that of Russia.
    To the question: Why do they live better? My answer is that they live on theft.
  • syndicalist
    syndicalist 30 December 2020 13: 24
    0
    There is a strong possibility that Moscow and Beijing will join forces to strike a joint strike

    I would rather believe that Washington and Beijing will join forces to strike Moscow
  • Kerensky
    Kerensky 30 December 2020 13: 49
    -1
    Well, the columnist is right. We have two goals. Baltic and Ploiesti. Do not agree?
  • cniza
    cniza 30 December 2020 13: 54
    +1
    US Press: If Russia strikes, first of all in the Baltics


    No, Russia is not interested in the Baltics, but if Russia strikes at the headquarters, and you have them ...
  • 7 poplar
    7 poplar 30 December 2020 14: 13
    +1
    and on whom there in the Baltic states raise a hand, they will soon suffocate themselves.
  • Egor53
    Egor53 30 December 2020 14: 27
    +1
    "There is a strong likelihood that Moscow and Beijing will join forces to strike a joint blow against Western democracy."

    Russia and China, by their very existence, are striking a blow at "Western democracy."
    For this we do not need to unite in any way - it is enough to simply exist.

    The US is creating a bloated economy by printing dollars, and so far they have been doing pretty well. The USA does not have an economy (it is already lagging behind India), but there is visibility. This leads them to the illusion that the war can be won by printing dollars.
    The printing press in the economy is a weapon of enormous power, and on the battlefield it not only does not work, but works in the negative.
  • Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 30 December 2020 16: 21
    0
    He writes, in principle, correctly ..... But first, there will be an attack on Kaliningrad. since from there everything flies well all over Europe ..... and then, let there be a release of Kaliningrad.
  • Catholic
    Catholic 30 December 2020 16: 53
    +17
    If Russia strikes, then first of all in the Baltics

    What for? Why would Russia attack the Baltics?
  • Reserve officer
    Reserve officer 30 December 2020 21: 46
    +1
    Quote: Hunter 2
    Quote: ROSS 42

    Don't fantasize about “Riga Balsam”. Astringent swill intended

    In general, it is not entirely correct to compare the tastes of different people. I also have very “warm” memories of the Riga Balsam, Balsam with Pepsi Cola - youth and the first feasts with girls! wink


    From your memories directly inspired by:
    - Grandfather, when was it better - now or before the revolution?
    - Before the revolution, of course.
    - And why?
    - Because then ... there were teeth.
  • Foxmara
    Foxmara 31 December 2020 06: 14
    +2
    I would like to understand what the Baltic states have, what may be of interest to Russia? We have already built the ports. Maybe a northern resort? So we also have the southern ones .. maybe a strategic reserve of the Balts? For example, I really like Riga Goths. There was such a team in KVN. I like how they have numbers on the streets. Well, as if all this is not worth it .. there is of course the possibility that a tank platoon will get lost during an exercise and accidentally capture some country there .. Well, sorry. But building them back factories and a good life is not for us
  • Whirlwind
    Whirlwind 31 December 2020 11: 04
    0
    Moscow and Beijing will join forces to strike a joint blow against Western democracy.

    Most of the world's psychologists believe that democracy is inextricably linked with homosexuality ...
  • musorg
    musorg 31 December 2020 11: 57
    +1
    It looks like the press smokes something strong every day! Otherwise, it is simply impossible to carry such nonsense!
  • alexey3312
    alexey3312 31 December 2020 15: 10
    +1
    What are these "experts" tight ...
    They told the whole world in white, Russian, that one of the first strikes would be on the decision-making centers, and this is the headquarters of the Nats, and the Pentagon. The Balts themselves will die of fear, realizing that the third world war has begun ...
  • AB
    AB 31 December 2020 16: 34
    +1
    It is in the Baltic States that the Russian army will strike the first blow in the event of a military conflict.

    No, well, you must, as the Balts intimidated NATO and the United States. Poland is next on the way.
  • Igor Orlov
    Igor Orlov 31 December 2020 17: 03
    0
    As a version, "capture the Baltic States" is not very, much more attractive option to dig an underground passage through Turkey to America.