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Russia called the "tragic threat"

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The US Secretary of State for Defense James Townsend in Stockholm didn’t waste his time. He explained to the Swedes the essence of a “threatening” and “unpredictable” Russian foreign policy. According to him, Putin is "intimidating the Baltic", and Kremlin bombers have already rehearsed a blow to Sweden. Townsend is confident that the Nordic countries are "upset." Russia official called the "tragic threat."




The United States regards Sweden as a “building block in the wall” against an increasingly threatening Russia, says State Secretary of the US Department of Defense James Townsend (James Townsend). He said this in an interview "Dagens Nyheter".

The visit of Townsend to Stockholm shows how quickly the Pentagon has changed the assessment of Russia's military might, the correspondent Michael Holmstrom notes. Just two and a half years ago, the American general said: "Russia is a diplomatic issue, not a military one." Now the opposite is said.

"Russia," said Townsend, "is an unfavorable, tragic threat with which we will have to live for some time."

What exactly, he did not specify.

James Townsend recalled that during the Cold War, Sweden was far from the “central front” held between the Warsaw Pact and NATO countries. However, now “another danger” is emanating from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

According to Townsend, Putin behaves unpredictably and does what American strategists previously believed to be a thing of the past. historical era. He took parts of the territories from Georgia, cut off the Crimea, entered Ukraine and advances in Syria so that "this is amazing."

According to the Pentagon officer, the center of the new Cold War is closer to the Swedes and the Baltic, than it was during the Cold War. “Putin is scaring the Balts,” said Townsend, “but we don’t know his intentions.”

The Baltic states, a military official recalled, neighbors of Sweden, and in the region “uncertainty arose” associated with “unexpected Russian exercises”. “You’ve already faced bombing attacks against you, with airplanes flying without transponders or violating airspace,” said Townsend. “All the countries of Northern Europe are upset and feel unstable,” he added. “It continues all the time, and is much more unpredictable compared to the situation of the Cold War.”

And therefore, the time has come when it is necessary to “speak with one voice”. NATO must be strong, the organization must have strong partners - Sweden and Finland. The West should make sure that Russia recognized: Europe is not a place where one can come and “insult or intimidate” local peoples. The West should act together, it needs to build a strong wall in Europe, so that Putin understands this, said Townsend.

But will Sweden overtake and will the democracies of Western Europe catch up with the rapidly rearming Russia?

A Pentagon official thinks they'll catch up. He called Sweden a “building block” in a solid wall, important in deterring the enemy.

The correspondent recalled that "they sometimes say," including in Sweden, that the United States and NATO surrounded Russia, and that this is the reason for everything.

To this, Townsend responded that NATO does not surround anyone, but “protects its allies.”

Also, the American was asked a question about nuclear weapons in Sweden. Will Sweden be forced to accept nuclear weapons?

Mr Townsend responded that these statements "are simply not true."

First, NATO does not have its own nuclear weapons (“the United States has it, but not NATO”). And the allegations that NATO will deploy nuclear weapons somewhere "are not true."

Secondly, NATO "does not force anyone to do anything."

Third, Sweden is not a member of NATO.

Therefore, “NATO will not come to Sweden and will not force Sweden to do anything, and certainly it will not force it to deploy nuclear weapons,” the military official concluded.

In addition, he spoke on the likely accession of Sweden to NATO: “Sweden will decide for itself ... whether it wants to join. We will be glad to see you at the NATO table, but this is up to you. "

Recall that Moscow has repeatedly stated that the approach of the troops of the North Atlantic Alliance to the borders of Russia regards as a threat to national security.

In early February, 2016, Director of the Department of European Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Andrei Kelin gave an interview RIA News"in which he noted that in the 2016 year, the United States plans to increase the cost of expanding its military presence in Europe by 4.

In response, Russia will take "compensatory measures," said the Director of the Department. “Symmetrical steps are unlikely here, given the huge amount of money that American partners are now investing: they are going to invest four times more next year. A symmetrical answer is completely unnecessary for this, I am sure of it. Compensating measures to maintain a normal military-strategic equation are accepted and will be taken, ”the diplomat said.

Thus, let us add, the Russian rhetoric addressed to the United States and Europe is very mild. Too much: it seems like nothing that the “partners” are investing billions in the military “containment” of Russia, we will get along with “compensating measures”. No “symmetry”.

This is probably a carefully considered reaction to US plans in Europe, since it is extremely dangerous to provoke an arms race. On the other hand, Russia now has no money.

But who then is the “tragic threat”?

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  1. Same lech
    Same lech 3 March 2016 05: 57
    +8
    "Russia," said Townsend, "is an unfavorable, tragic threat with which we will have to live for some time."


    smile
    I express myself in a mirror using the MARIA ZAKHAROVA technique ... let's put it in its place as it should be ...


    "The United States is an unfavorable, tragic threat that we will have to live with for a while."


    I must say that such statements by US politicians are very vulnerable to an adequate answer on the other hand ... this suggests, to put it mildly, the underdevelopment of their minds.
    1. Aleksander
      Aleksander 3 March 2016 06: 24
      24
      "USA is the unfavorable, tragic threat with which we have to live ALL the time. "
      1. skeptic
        skeptic 3 March 2016 09: 00
        +5
        Quote: Aleksander
        "USA is the unfavorable, tragic threat with which we have to live ALL the time. "


        The United States is the "brick" that is pushing the entire wall against Russia. Amerzavtsy risk crossing the ODZ, one "fine" day and Russia will be forced to neutralize this "brick" before the wall hangs over it.
        1. shonsu
          shonsu 3 March 2016 10: 36
          0
          I, too, for gouging to hell with all the means that we have. they will not calm down until they set Ukrainians or Turks on us, or someone else. you need to chop your head, you look at the rest of the eyes open and turn on the brain.
        2. shonsu
          shonsu 3 March 2016 10: 36
          0
          I, too, for gouging to hell with all the means that we have. they will not calm down until they set Ukrainians or Turks on us, or someone else. you need to chop your head, you look at the rest of the eyes open and turn on the brain.
      2. Blondy
        Blondy 3 March 2016 11: 26
        +1
        Quote: Aleksander
        The United States is an unfavorable, tragic threat with which we have to live ALL the time. ”

        Well, it’s really tragic, rather annoying. It is let them warm themselves up with melodramatic pathos, if there are no other arguments.
        1. SlavaP
          SlavaP 3 March 2016 22: 02
          0
          No, what a melodrama there is! Remember what they (the Americans) have done all over the world, especially over the last 50-60 years. And who has forgotten, I advise you to remember, for example by watching Oliver Stone's documentary series "The Untold History of the United States". This is what THINKING Americans know and say about their own country. I advise you will be shocked.
    2. Finches
      Finches 3 March 2016 08: 25
      10
      The question is, this is what the hell Catherine the Great refused to the English king George in sending a 30 thousandth military corps to suppress the rebellion in their overseas colonies - it was necessary to strangle these ungrateful fellows even then! As the first Captain America later noted that Catherine II's decisive refusal to conclude The Russian government motivated any agreement on mutual assistance with England from the position of "respect for the rights of mankind," and now the followers of George Washington wanted to spit on all the rights of mankind!
      1. Mikhail3
        Mikhail3 3 March 2016 11: 18
        +1
        Quote: Finches
        asks, what the hell did Catherine the Great refuse to send the English King George to send the 30 thousandth military corps to suppress the rebellion in their overseas colonies

        Because the British crap inventively and successfully. So Catherine took the opportunity to weaken the enemy. Imagine Britain is not an island but a huge continent ... how is it? It’s getting bad, right?
        On this topic. We pose a truly tragic threat to the Scandinavians. We want to trade with them honestly! Isn't that awful ?! Of course, the Americans cannot allow this.
    3. Fat
      Fat 3 March 2016 09: 25
      0
      Quote: The same Lech
      "Russia," said Townsend, "is an unfavorable, tragic threat with which we will have to live for some time."

      smile
      I express myself in a mirror using the MARIA ZAKHAROVA technique ... let's put it in its place as it should be ...
      "The United States is an unfavorable, tragic threat that we will have to live with for a while."

      I must say that such statements by US politicians are very vulnerable to an adequate answer on the other hand ... this suggests, to put it mildly, the underdevelopment of their minds.

      Oh-ho. I am always amazed when eggs teach a chicken when and where to lay more ... The Swedes have more than 300 years of experience in dealing with the "wild territory", the boys are hired from the "unbeaten" (will you find such?). The Great Peter took the Swedish state system as an example for Our Country ... got excited, probably. It was not for nothing that Peter the Great drank vodka with Swedish prisoners ... Europe, bla ... Americans ... The stronghold of "tolerance" ... Never lived "in the cold"? ... The Swedes sacrificed a lot of lives because of ambitions of the unlucky monarchs to quarrel with the "good-natured neighbor", you see, and both powers will have a "good-natured" gesheft ... Others want the best ... (c) As always ... we will divide the Baltic sprat ... lol
      1. Azitral
        Azitral 3 March 2016 11: 27
        +2
        Gesheft with the Swedes? Never! Absolutely irrational hatred / dislike for Russia and the Russians. Inescapable. More savage than the Poles - but at least those have motives. And the Swedes? "The knight thrust himself into the lair of the Filthy Idol, and then the zvizdets came to him. And rightly so, if in truth."
    4. go21zd45few
      go21zd45few 3 March 2016 10: 14
      0
      Swedes need to draw conclusions from the history of clashes with Russia, and understand
      that in which case Sweden as a state ceases to exist.
    5. marna
      marna 3 March 2016 16: 34
      0
      "Russia," said Townsend, "is an unfavorable, tragic threat with which we will have to live for some time."

      Some kind of double impression of the phrase.
      And then what will happen? Either they cease to be nightmares and begin to live in peace ... Either through some time they will cease to live on a nervous basis at all ... belay
    6. tank64rus
      tank64rus 3 March 2016 19: 27
      0
      There was already one such US Secretary of Defense. So he leaped from the skyscraper with a shout "Russian tanks are coming". So it is possible for this gentleman to come to this. You need to be more careful to protect your health.
      1. yuriy55
        yuriy55 4 March 2016 01: 52
        0
        He explained to the Swedes the essence of “threatening” and “unpredictable” Russian foreign policy.


        If the policy of Russia were predictable, the Teutonic knights would fasten not swords and armor, but swimming trunks and fins to the battle on Lake Peipsi ... wassat
  2. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov 3 March 2016 06: 12
    +5

    "Russia," said Townsend, "is an unfavorable, tragic threat with which we will have to live for some time."

    Well, yes, how long he will last, 10 years, and at the cemetery. There, Russia will definitely not bother him.
    1. dmi.pris
      dmi.pris 3 March 2016 06: 57
      +2
      Especially after this figure well halved a bottle with a strong drink .. In the photo ..
      Quote: Alexander Romanov

      "Russia," said Townsend, "is an unfavorable, tragic threat with which we will have to live for some time."

      Well, yes, how long he will last, 10 years, and at the cemetery. There, Russia will definitely not bother him.
      1. PHANTOM-AS
        PHANTOM-AS 3 March 2016 08: 03
        0
        Quote: dmi.pris
        Especially after this figure well halved a bottle of alcohol.

        yeah, I don’t have a half-bubble at all request
        and this wimp negative
    2. Fat
      Fat 3 March 2016 09: 29
      0
      Quote: Alexander Romanov

      "Russia," said Townsend, "is an unfavorable, tragic threat with which we will have to live for some time."

      Well, yes, how long he will last, 10 years, and at the cemetery. There, Russia will definitely not bother him.

      Oh-Yes, "The cemetery is full of irreplaceable people" (c)
    3. Fat
      Fat 3 March 2016 09: 50
      0
      Oh yeah. The cemetery is full of irreplaceable people (c) The words are attributed to Mr. Disraeli, although the thought is completely "Christian" ...
      Quote: Alexander Romanov
      Well, yes, how long he will last, 10 years, and in the cemetery. There, Russia will definitely not bother him
  3. Hooks
    Hooks 3 March 2016 06: 15
    +5
    Everything is interesting to me, when will they start jumping out of the windows shouting "Russians are coming" !?
    1. Fat
      Fat 3 March 2016 09: 57
      0
      fellow
      Quote: Hooks
      Everything is interesting to me, when will they start jumping out of the windows shouting "Russians are coming" !?

      They took and mastered the Russian habit of going to the bath (that is, washing) ... now we can expect ... Vodka and girls combine with the bath (experience) ... But is there anything else?
  4. 1536
    1536 3 March 2016 06: 15
    +4
    This is a brain disease. Yes, and indeed, how, seeing Obama in the White House chair, can a normal American not become mentally unstable, and then become a complete psycho? Slave psychology, transmitted to Obama at the genetic level, alas, played a cruel joke with America. There was a phobia of exclusivity and the struggle for this exclusivity. Plus the struggle for freedom, i.e. the opportunity to escape to where there is not punishment and a lot of food has become the main occupation of this person. But as he doesn’t, this fear syndrome if you, the former king of the tribe in the jungle, are seated on a throne in such a white house, surrounded by planters with whips (and without gingerbread) and forced to work. And if he doesn’t, then whip him, whip him.
    Not the planters, but ordinary farmers, quietly go crazy and call for a nuclear war, especially if many years ago they lost contact with their home, having graduated from the only military school in the United States at a certain "Western point". Better right away so they don't suffer, like our black leader, they think.
  5. Ozhogin Dmitry
    Ozhogin Dmitry 3 March 2016 06: 17
    +4
    In Washington, you need to send several aircraft with toilet paper and valerian, as humanitarian aid.
    1. Fat
      Fat 3 March 2016 10: 04
      0
      Quote: Ozhogin Dmitry
      In Washington, you need to send several aircraft with toilet paper and valerian, as humanitarian aid.

      Let them dry with homegrown burdocks. NO TOILET PAPER FREE on her Russian forest went ...
  6. VP
    VP 3 March 2016 06: 18
    +1
    Too late. Sweden has officially abandoned its intention to join NATO for a week
    1. dmi.pris
      dmi.pris 3 March 2016 06: 58
      +3
      But they still dream of Russian submarines ..
      Quote: VP
      Too late. Sweden has officially abandoned its intention to join NATO for a week
      1. VP
        VP 3 March 2016 08: 24
        +1
        They fished for submarines throughout the country before a decision was made.
        Now they will calm down until the issue of entry again appears on the agenda, then, in anticipation of a decision, the local warriors will again begin their favorite pastime.
        1. Fat
          Fat 3 March 2016 10: 19
          -1
          Quote: VP

          Too late. Sweden has officially abandoned its intention to join NATO for a week

          It's never too late to refuse to turn on the brain, it's enough just to get drunk in the trash ... But the Swedes have a rich experience of getting drunk after the "Russian mess", as they say ... If you get drunk with a neighbor, it is easy to go to the field of the 3rd for cucumbers without taking into the "grieved mind" own vegetable garden .... fellow
          In vain, chtol watered? drinks
  7. Mikhail m
    Mikhail m 3 March 2016 06: 29
    +2
    The West must make sure that Russia recognized: Europe is not a place where you can come and “insult or intimidate” the local peoples.

    He would say the same to the migrants who came and insulted and intimidated the local peoples. Russia has never done so, unlike the United States.
    1. Fat
      Fat 3 March 2016 10: 37
      0
      Quote: Michael m
      The West must make sure that Russia recognized: Europe is not a place where you can come and “insult or intimidate” the local peoples.

      He would say the same to the migrants who came and insulted and intimidated the local peoples. Russia has never done so, unlike the United States.

      Russia made the girl "grieve" Europe more than once. But the corrupt girl found another pimp for daddy's "difficulties"
      If My Native Land were in full force, we could easily digest the entire "eastern" gesheft ... Ask me how? Yes, just like in 1949 Stalin told Israel to be ...
  8. parusnik
    parusnik 3 March 2016 06: 33
    +2
    Hmm. hatred of Russia at the genetic level ..
    1. Fat
      Fat 3 March 2016 10: 40
      0
      Quote: parusnik
      Hmm. hatred of Russia at the genetic level ..

      Well, yes ... Dislike for a more successful relative ... Envy b-la ...
  9. cyber
    cyber 3 March 2016 06: 40
    +3
    We must act with exactly the same methods as the US Department of Defense. To call press conferences and explain "on the fingers" to the journalists of the leading Western media that the Americans are utter nonsense. It is obvious that the seizure of territories is beneficial mainly to those who need natural resources. Any tactical seizure of territories is generally subordinated to the ultimate goal - the capture of rich territories.
    It is clear that Russia is a rich territory and there is no need to capture any European country from any meaningful point of view. We have everything! Russia is beneficial ONLY mutually beneficial cooperation with Germany to unite the resources of Russia and the industrial potential of Germany. As for Sweden, I don’t know at all who and what it might like. Do they have anything at all?
    1. sa-ag
      sa-ag 3 March 2016 07: 27
      0
      Quote: cyber
      We have everything!

      there are no patents for various modern technologies, as well as personnel in the proper amount
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      2. n.kolesnichenko
        n.kolesnichenko 3 March 2016 08: 54
        -1
        At the expense of personnel, I would have agreed, but patents, you need to understand this at least a little !!! In this direction, Russia has a great handicap before the West!
        1. Fat
          Fat 3 March 2016 11: 23
          0
          Quote: n.kolesnichenko
          At the expense of personnel, I would have agreed, but patents, you need to understand this at least a little !!! In this direction, Russia has a great handicap before the West!

          You know, WHERE is the most reputable patent office located in "independent" Switzerland? Have you tried to patent anything yet? Do you have a "free", notorious $ 30 grand? Do you think that the "rights" to plots on the territory of the (lunarium) of the Moon have real legal force?
      3. cyber
        cyber 3 March 2016 11: 08
        +1
        The problem is that patenting in Russia is pointless! There is no demand for complex technologies requiring industrial development. In the opinion of Russian "effective managers", this is expensive, difficult, carries risks of unsuccessful implementation ... I will forgive you ready to buy abroad. In general, it is unprofitable to develop production while there is a pipe and the ability to sell resources.
      4. Fat
        Fat 3 March 2016 11: 11
        0
        Quote: sa-ag
        Quote: cyber
        We have everything!

        there are no patents for various modern technologies, as well as personnel in the proper amount

        Wake up, Father ... "Purely American cadres" are brought up by Russian professors from Chinese and Indian students ... Even, without exaggeration, the Great (IMHO) Zbigniew Brzezinski, and that Pole ...
    2. Fat
      Fat 3 March 2016 11: 00
      0
      They have it! Brains, traditions and socialism, as well as an affinity for "Rurik" ...
      If you think about the roots, then England (I realize that Scotland is a part of the "kingdom", but I do not take part) Muscovite Russia has ALWAYS considered an undesirable competitor. It is an island power, an empire, and the "Russian essence" always gets confused on the way of the "gentleman" WE THEM we "interfere" with the cards simply by our existence ...
  10. Pitot
    Pitot 3 March 2016 06: 43
    +3
    I wonder what needs to be done so that they fight and start to fight?
    1. shonsu
      shonsu 3 March 2016 10: 30
      +2
      April XNUMX declare war. )))
    2. shonsu
      shonsu 3 March 2016 10: 30
      0
      April XNUMX declare war. )))
    3. Fat
      Fat 3 March 2016 11: 37
      0
      Quote: Pitot
      I wonder what needs to be done so that they fight and start to fight?

      Apply for a patent at the office corresponding to your application. "Loers" to help you, find 30 pieces of evergreens for an "application" and 500 years for "waiting for examination", well, then, mere trifles ... Legal costs, so to speak ... Are you sure you were the first? If yes, then it is not clear WHAT KAIN KILLED ABEL
  11. Knowing
    Knowing 3 March 2016 06: 45
    +3
    Well, I don’t know, so far what is visible is one thing: NATO is sick, tragically sick ..., - her diarrhea, that's really undeniable.
  12. valent45
    valent45 3 March 2016 06: 53
    +3
    An attempt to suppress the remaining non-aligned countries for joining NATO.
    1. Fat
      Fat 3 March 2016 11: 57
      0
      I don’t think so. "United Europe" is one thing, NATO is a bloc of politics and the military. There is my "European idol" Marshal de Gaulle, he "allowed himself" (his homeland) not to enter NATO in terms of "war". I don’t think that the SWEDES are “fools”, or, even more so, “weaklings” ... They didn’t aspire to One and “Geyrop” (rumors about “Swedish” families are an exaggeration of the Yellow press, in the interests of the travel industry). Fishing there is truly Worldwide (as in Norway)
  13. Tired
    Tired 3 March 2016 07: 21
    +3
    Sweden, Norway and Finland are gradually militarizing. The same applies to Poland and Ukraine. In the south, Turkey and Georgia. Gradually surround Russia. This is not good, we must somehow break free.
    1. Volzhanin
      Volzhanin 3 March 2016 08: 08
      +5
      How? We must firmly swear to the entire world community that with any aggression towards Russia, with any violation of its borders, an immediate missile attack on London will follow.
      All! I will run the little shavers along our borders and scare everyone away.
      laughing
      1. Tired
        Tired 3 March 2016 09: 01
        +3
        Political threats do not work well. Here the action is needed. But the use of nuclear weapons is not deliberate actions but a hysteria. From the political blockade, one should also get out of the military. That is, either a breakthrough or an association with friendly units to surround others. The second option for modern Russia is not an option - there aren’t any serious players on our side. The first option is simply complicated. From Ukraine, so far there are only two pieces of two regions (Donetsk and Lugansk), and Crimea is not a fact either. In Syria, the situation is not much better. Assad is Alavite and this is a problem in itself, and the only piece of Syria (Alavite) is too small. Kurds are also in doubt. At the same time, there are less and less hopes for Serbia and Armenia. The bottom line is only Belarus and vague prospects for the BV, but this is at least something.
        1. Fat
          Fat 3 March 2016 12: 06
          0
          Quote: Tired
          questionable

          I sense a like-minded person. We will ask questions specifically, but "after" ... IMHO I don't understand hints. Your post + (like that)
  14. magician
    magician 3 March 2016 07: 23
    +3
    Sweden needs to look at this threat through the prism of a faceted glass of vodka and everything will become clear. Who needs them? What are our interests there?
    1. Fat
      Fat 3 March 2016 12: 19
      0
      I liked the "absolute" pepper more, you can skip the snack ... The drink is good ... Or have I, as always, confused something? ... Interests? It's just that not all "BALTIC" is ours (I don't mean a pub) ... "Friendship" should be, Hmm, especially "mutually beneficial" ... The same is also a "window" ...
  15. Saffron
    Saffron 3 March 2016 07: 54
    +4
    How much hysteria can be, like we are not going to capture and steam-steam, and they have a pre-infarction condition
    1. Fat
      Fat 3 March 2016 12: 35
      0
      Quote: Saffron
      How much hysteria can be, like we are not going to capture and steam-steam, and they have a pre-infarction condition

      Sorry, again I could not resist ... Whoever has a "heart attack", IMHO, any leader has a normal state of stress, and the leader of a European Power (no kidding, Sweden is precisely Power, God bless Her Majesty Sylvia) everything simply has to be in "normal." Did someone tell you personally that Her Majesty was "CONCERNED" by the policy of "wild Russia"?
  16. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 3 March 2016 08: 00
    +2
    Relax James! Russia is a great blessing for all mankind! We are so that no one will strain in this world.
    1. Fat
      Fat 3 March 2016 12: 39
      0
      Quote: dchegrinec
      Relax James! Russia is a great blessing for all mankind! We are so that no one will strain in this world.

      Again, not hold back ... The word was missed in the proposal of "Progressive" humanity. I put your post +, and so, "RZHUNIMAGU"
  17. Ros 56
    Ros 56 3 March 2016 08: 09
    +1
    After a hot meeting between the Swedes and Peter I, the Swedes adopted the most correct policy - neutrality. Thus, they avoided many troubles, and not only politically.
    Indeed, for what all these statements are given by these figures, they simply work out their salaries. And if you take him by the scruff of the neck, and shake it properly, it will immediately sing, but I did not want to, it happened. Here, some express the idea, something needs to be done, it is necessary to break out, the question is - where, to the moon?
    No dear, it's like in the yard. Let's say two guys are stronger and smarter. One has his own company, another has his own, and constant hostility. So long as these two do not collide in a fierce fight or agree on a peaceful one, this will continue.
    But in our example, there is an option, the boys will grow up or move to another place of residence. We do not have this opportunity. Therefore, one of the two, or negotiate, or sort things out by force. And one must be prepared for this.
    1. Fat
      Fat 3 March 2016 12: 59
      0
      Quote: Ros 56
      Therefore, one of the two, or negotiate, or sort things out by force. And one must be prepared for this.

      Sorry, again I could not resist commenting, not on the article, no, on your post ... Do you seriously believe that the interests of Sweden and the Russian Federation can be SO opposed for readiness "for everything" ... You do not earn extra money at the Air Force?
  18. Nikolay71
    Nikolay71 3 March 2016 08: 38
    +4
    He called Sweden a “building block” in a solid wall, important in containing the enemy.
    And I thought that Sweden is such a country.
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  20. sodick
    sodick 3 March 2016 08: 49
    +1
    The world needs an external threat to justify the enormous cost of weapons. Well, and accordingly the enrichment of certain individuals.
    1. Fat
      Fat 3 March 2016 13: 34
      0
      Quote: sodick
      The world needs an external threat to justify the enormous cost of weapons. Well, and accordingly the enrichment of certain individuals.

      "Aggresiv aliens" will do anywhere. Ronald Reagan was one of the first to announce this idea to the world. With the end of the cold war, universal ENEMY - terrorists, later, terrorist organizations (by the way, I haven’t heard about the "events" in Italy for a long time, they did well in Libya ... I hope the Italians will not leave it without points, as if their protectorate, in the last century, the EU)
      The military-industrial complex of North America has found a new enemy, you must have noticed this - the Russian Federation and, especially, President Putin ... We are expecting another "breakthrough" in the "economy" of the USA ... request
      Smart people warned that if repeated, the tragedy could turn into a farce ... Looking at Turkish President Erdogan, I think who will play the "trump card". Excuse me, m-la "Boils" ....
  21. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 3 March 2016 09: 15
    +1
    NATO does what it has always done - it surrounds Russia with its bases.
    NATO is the political and military instrument of the United States, Europe only agrees to this or that event. If consent cannot be obtained, then the United States will still do what it needs.
    The more hot spots on the planet, the less US pressure on Russia. And even the US is asking for help from our country. A reasonable conclusion for the Russian Federation is to create such points in different places, supporting, for example, China in territorial disputes ...
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  22. Belousov
    Belousov 3 March 2016 09: 29
    +1
    The Swedes are simply beaten to join NATO and nothing more. Just need extra cannon fodder. Indeed, we are surrounded around the perimeter. And you need to think how to get out of this situation. Stalin did it in principle, with similar isolation, he was able to raise the country. Will modern rulers succeed? There are big and, worst of all, well-founded doubts.
  23. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 3 March 2016 09: 49
    0
    When the United States cannot subordinate another state to its will by deception or force, then it begins to groan about the alleged threat from its side to "generally accepted democratic values."
    With Russia, this number will not pass already.
    Our country, firstly, is self-sufficient.
    In addition, other countries are beginning to resist the amers, receiving support from Russia.
  24. shonsu
    shonsu 3 March 2016 10: 22
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    one more rotten makeup found ...
  25. tralmaster.
    tralmaster. 3 March 2016 10: 29
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    The feeling of some kind of mass schizophrenia. So to a real war is not far. The nerves of a couple of schizophrenics will not withstand and with shouts, RUSSIAN GOING will press the nuclear button.
  26. el coyote
    el coyote 3 March 2016 10: 32
    +2
    “You’ve already encountered bombers working off attacks against you, with airplanes flying without transponders or violating airspace,” Townsend said. “All the countries of Northern Europe are upset and feel unstable,” he added. “This is ongoing, and compared to the situation in the Cold War, it’s much more unpredictable.”


    A familiar style. So Jehovah’s Witnesses were tearing a book for me! laughing

    NATO "does not force anyone to do anything"


    Ah, well, it seemed. what
  27. afrikanez
    afrikanez 3 March 2016 11: 01
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    Therefore, "NATO will not come to Sweden and will not force Sweden to do anything, and even more so will not force to deploy nuclear weapons," the military official summed up.
    He would have to write fairy tales! Already who is a threat to Europe and the whole world is USA am Intimidation and bribery get into all the cracks, with its completely rotten policy. fool
  28. crasever
    crasever 3 March 2016 11: 01
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    Again the "Soviet military threat" ... And on the monument to the Soviet Soldiers who died for the liberation of Norway from the Nazi invaders, it is carved: "Norway thanks you" ...
  29. Begemot
    Begemot 3 March 2016 11: 24
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    The West must make sure that Russia has recognized: Europe is not a place where you can come and “insult or intimidate” local peoples
    Damn, it’s even funny to read: they started from shaking with fear even at the mere thought of what could happen if Russia simply sneezes and immediately swaggers that we are brave, don’t dare to offend us ... well, please, we ask very much. .. Yeah, you need someone, sit at home do not yap and do not spit saliva in the direction of Russia, then no one will touch you.
  30. pavelty
    pavelty 3 March 2016 11: 39
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    tragic European hammerheads)
  31. tacet
    tacet 3 March 2016 11: 57
    +2
    "Firstly, NATO does not have nuclear weapons of its own (" The US has them, but not NATO ")." Damn how I am behind the times! It was necessary to miss the exit from NATO of Great Britain and France!
  32. Kibl
    Kibl 3 March 2016 12: 29
    +1
    What are all these American "politicians" are morons, everything that he broadcast in Stockholm is correct, BUT only diametrically opposite! It is the USA and NATO that are pursuing the policy that this state ascribes to Russia. Thank you, but we do not need someone else's "glory", we like yourself! hi
  33. wow
    wow 3 March 2016 12: 43
    +1
    They are looking for this repartition in the next world with lanterns, but he will never calm down.
    1. Air Force Colonel
      Air Force Colonel 4 March 2016 03: 25
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      There, with this sluggish, as in old age, we’re forging it is time to smell chamomiles from under the ground.
  34. Grigorievich
    Grigorievich 3 March 2016 13: 07
    +2
    NATO does not have nuclear weapons, but only we have fool Have France and Great Britain Already Left NATO?
    1. Air Force Colonel
      Air Force Colonel 4 March 2016 03: 23
      0
      In FSA there are no adequate and healthy ones. I look at the epaulet-sawing general.
      I listen to nonsense - schizophrenic.
  35. mr.grin19z
    mr.grin19z 3 March 2016 13: 10
    +1
    they were so scared by Russia that they’re even afraid
  36. TOZ-34
    TOZ-34 3 March 2016 13: 59
    +1
    We'll have to accept and reckon. Russia was and will be. Only once we helped the "brothers". And now everyone has seen everything. There are us and they.
    1. Thirsty for wind
      Thirsty for wind 3 March 2016 16: 54
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      Have you ever been ashamed of the fact that you helped someone?
      You pulled out of the abyss not because you were waiting for gratitude.
      In India there is a caste of the Sith, they can not look at hungry people (and do nothing)
      There is something nearby
      1. Air Force Colonel
        Air Force Colonel 4 March 2016 03: 19
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        But my friend saved me, covered himself with a grenade.
        I would be glad to drink it with vodka to the grave, but he stayed there on the Hindu Kush ridges.
        OKSVA 1983-1985 682 SMEs
    2. Air Force Colonel
      Air Force Colonel 4 March 2016 03: 15
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      Did someone forget the Great Patriotic War?
      All geyropa fought against us. And our so-called little brothers.
  37. Thirsty for wind
    Thirsty for wind 3 March 2016 16: 37
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    So it is, they are recognized.
    Rob interfere, shameless.
  38. michell
    michell 3 March 2016 17: 23
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    “Putin scares the Baltic,” said Townsend

    Yeah, he turned the fur coat inside out and walks around Tallinn ...
    The mentality is like that of a cook from some Khayruzovka ... wassat
    1. Thirsty for wind
      Thirsty for wind 3 March 2016 19: 18
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      This is low, although partly agree.
      The point is another
      Clash of concepts
      Fur coats
  39. Alexander_
    Alexander_ 3 March 2016 17: 59
    +1
    "... Russia has no money now."
    Noodles. Full of money, heaps. In wartime, there is always enough money for defense, as much as necessary, there is so much. The dead do not need anything at all, which means that there is more than enough money, with a large excess.
    1. Air Force Colonel
      Air Force Colonel 4 March 2016 03: 11
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      And we know how to fight without toilet paper and Pepsi.
      OKSVA 1983-1985. 682 SMEs
  40. iouris
    iouris 3 March 2016 20: 35
    +1
    There are no and cannot be neutral states. Sweden is one of the oldest European states in the USA. And Sweden will join NATO or not does not change anything.
  41. Pete mitchell
    Pete mitchell 4 March 2016 01: 28
    +9
    Chamber nr. 6. Complete clinic
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  43. Air Force Colonel
    Air Force Colonel 4 March 2016 03: 09
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    RUSSIA - Mother, big and strong woman.
    And all these amerikasishki with as languid as in old age
    They will not be able to push her into reciprocity and mutual love.
    and wear will not pass. How many times have snouts rapists received?
    Forgot ? We do not want war!
    Force - all as one, as our fathers and grandfathers stand up and the Nazis come for you to hell.
    OKSVA 1983-1985, 682 SME Rukha, Northern Pandshara.
  44. PValery53
    PValery53 4 March 2016 20: 18
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    We don’t need to know who and how insulted Russia. It is important for us to know how and with what poop the detractors of Russia are mixed. Understood the challenge, cheap and corrupt media?!. Who does not understand, - smears a forehead with greenery.