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Paranoid power

8 April in the media flashed interesting news: they say, the American brothers will send nine thousand selected soldiers and five hundred to help fraternal Estonia, which is facing the threat of a Russian invasion tanks. Finnish media group Lännen Media is confident that 9000 US soldiers will “constantly” defend Estonia. Later, the noise was reduced: the number of soldiers in the news dropped to 120, and tanks to 10.

Paranoid power

The fact that in order to protect the Baltic countries of the Baltic States and the eastern part of Central Europe, the United States will put two heavy brigades into permanent combat readiness, the resource told 8 on April with reference to the Finnish media group Lännen Media.

As indicated in the material, at the disposal of these two heavy brigades is approximately 500 tanks.

It was also reported that “now 9000 new US soldiers will be constantly prepared to defend Estonia.” What this "new soldiers" are and how they differ from the old ones was not specified.

“Soldiers of the brigade will arrive in Europe from any military unit of quick response and will use the prepared heavy equipment if they have to go into battle. This is a protective measure in cases where we need to send military forces somewhere, ”explained Jack Hillmeyer, public affairs adviser to the US NATO mission, told Lännen Media. According to him, the equipment will be ready to come to the aid of "warring soldiers."

Again, it is difficult to say who was meant by "warring soldiers." It is only clear that the enemy of these "belligerents" implied the Russians. It could not be otherwise: after all, in March, the commander-in-chief of the armed forces of NATO in Europe, General Philip Breedlove, declared that Russia was trying to become a world leader, and such striving limits Washington’s possibilities. In his opinion, the NATO states should use every opportunity to deter Russia's actions in Europe, since these actions "challenge" the security of the mentioned states.

On the next day, April 9, the news about 9000 New US Soldiers and a multitude of tanks was refuted.

In reality, the number of military and equipment from the United States "will be much more modest: 120 soldiers and 10 tanks," writes

A total of 4000 soldiers and hundreds of tanks that make up the new armored brigade will be stationed in Bulgaria, Romania, Poland and the Baltic countries, according to a resource referring to the “Current Camera”.

“In accordance with the decision of the Congress, Estonia will receive one tank company. A tank company usually consists of 100 to 120 soldiers, 10 M1 Abrams tanks, 4 Bradley IFVs and support armored vehicles. Also, Estonia can count on additional support forces from the same brigade - field artillery, pontoon vehicles, reconnaissance Drones. This equipment, in the order of a nine-month rotation, will be located in all the Baltic countries in accordance with their needs, ”said Lieutenant Colonel William McNicol, head of the military cooperation department at the US Embassy.

Thus, fraternal Estonia is not threatened by American overpopulation. Moreover, hundreds of brave soldiers and a dozen tanks, symbolizing the power of the great and fearless America, would be enough to contain the “aggressive Putin”, who had long ago decided to occupy peaceful Estonia, but for some reason postponing its plans.

Agency "Sputnik Estonia" reports that Estonia will build barracks for military personnel and buildings for maintenance of equipment. To equip the military base in Tapa will take the United States: according to calculations, it will take 8-12 million dollars.

It is also reported that American soldiers and armored vehicles will arrive in Estonia in February 2017.

The large American military forces in Estonia are a long-time dream of some Tallinn politicians who believe in the “Russian threat”. These politicians are found both in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the Ministry of Defense.

In January 2014, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic, Urmas Paet, declared that Estonia could accommodate At Эmari military base (50 kilometers from Tallinn), NATO air forces, including the United States.

At the same time, the allied air forces could be permanently stationed at the base.

Paet also said that the statement by Secretary of Defense Urmas Reinsalu, who spoke in favor of a permanent US military presence in Estonia, did not come as a surprise to him.

The corresponding statement was made by the Minister of Defense on January 6, speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. Later, the Minister of Defense confirmed that his words were understood correctly.

The question arose when discussing the situation in the Baltic region: his Reinsalu found the only one in NATO where the military-strategic balance is not in favor of the alliance.

In support of his opinion, he referred to NATO’s 2013 teachings with the participation of approximately 6 thousand people. He opposed them to the Russian-Belarusian exercises "West - 2013", which involved up to one hundred thousand soldiers (in his words).

It is curious that the Minister immediately “justified himself” slightly, noting that he did not want to look paranoid and considered the threat of military actions in the region to be very low.

Kristiina Ojuland, a member of the European Parliament, ridiculed the statement of the Estonian Minister of Defense. According to her, his wish is extremely stupid, short-sighted and even provocative: “It’s simply incredible that our defense minister says such things. A permanent presence of foreign troops would certainly not benefit the security and sovereignty of Estonia; I take this statement as provocative. ”

Where does the aspiration of the ruling circles of Estonia to get hold of American equipment and soldiers, and even in serious quantities, come from?

Analyst Sergey Orlov ("Free press") believes that the reason lies in the envy of Estonians ... for Lithuanians.

“The fact is,” he writes, “that Lithuania became the first country in the region where the American equipment does not leave, but remains after the exercise for an indefinite period. Such a surprise to the Baltic republic was presented by the commander of US ground forces in Europe, American General Ben Hodges. Of course, it’s still not about 500 tanks, but they accumulate. To begin with, five tanks M1A2 Abrams, nine Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and three Bradley command infantry fighting vehicles, four M113 armored personnel carriers with mortar systems, trucks, armored off-road vehicles Hammer - all 50 pieces of different vehicles remained in the village of Mumaychiai of the Siauliai region of Lithuania. And this happened before the decision of the US Congress to strengthen the American grouping in Eastern Europe. As a result, the Americans intend to concentrate 200 units of various equipment in Mumaychiai. It is planned to invest 5 million euros in the development of the military infrastructure of the village. ”

Probably add from themselves, following in the queue of envious - Latvians. If the Lithuanians have already accumulated enough American technology, and Estonians are preparing to take the first star-striped tanks, American super-fighters and investments in military infrastructure, then Riga is not doing very well with this. Apparently, local politicians lack paranoid intensity.

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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy April 12 2016 06: 03
    For Great sprats and 10 tanks, great strength, and 120 warriors, all the Baltic states are okay.
    1. Sirocco
      Sirocco April 12 2016 08: 36
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Great sprats and 10 tanks have great power,

      It's not about 10 tanks, but the fact that there in Europe there was a replacement of our tanks with American ones.

      Only 4000 soldiers and hundreds of tanks that are part of the new armored brigade will be housed in Bulgaria, Romania, Poland and the Baltic countries,

      They squeezed us out, and with a quiet glanders slip their fist to our borders.
      What do we have in the end? We are a problem in the future, but the countries of the former socialist camp, INDEPENDENCE now does not depend on them.)))))
      1. Kent0001
        Kent0001 April 12 2016 09: 11
        You understand one thing, that in the event of a mess, everything that is placed directly at our borders will not even be able to leave the parks. This is understood by NATO. Accordingly, in all the Baltic countries there will not be much equipment, and so they will place something to support the combat smell, but no more.
    2. BMP-2
      BMP-2 April 12 2016 09: 53
      Three little pigs continue to squeal and swine ... request
    3. Altona
      Altona April 12 2016 12: 00
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      For Great sprats and 10 tanks, great strength, and 120 warriors, all the Baltic states are okay.

      Yesterday I just read about "Abrams" on an entertainment resource. It is dashingly written, captivating and with pictures. For the reference, please do not hit hard. If you don't want to, don't read. laughing
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    5. siberalt
      siberalt April 12 2016 22: 23
      "Paranoid heat" is treated by nurses and a straitjacket. No other has yet been invented. laughing
    6. Andrey Petrov47
      Andrey Petrov47 April 13 2016 00: 56
      If a third of the US warriors are fagots, then Estonians will decrease their joy ...
  2. Teberii
    Teberii April 12 2016 06: 24
    Balts, America will save you. If it has enough soldiers around the world.
  3. parusnik
    parusnik April 12 2016 06: 29
    Apparently, the local politicians lack paranoid tension.... Still will be ... today paranoia is such a thing, transmitted by airborne droplets ...
  4. drunkram
    drunkram April 12 2016 06: 29
    there are 10 tanks there’s nowhere to go, that’s how they stand in the picture in the field
    1. inkass_98
      inkass_98 April 12 2016 07: 03
      And they will stand like that, the benefit of the area allows:
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      2. ermak.sidorov
        ermak.sidorov April 12 2016 13: 26
        What is it? Leopard, underwater version? And the fighters simply forgot to capture the scuba gears, which is why the view is confused ...
        1. Altona
          Altona April 12 2016 14: 40
          Quote: ermak.sidorov
          What is it? Leopard, underwater version? And the fighters simply forgot to capture the scuba gears, which is why the view is confused ...

          There are no snorkels, they forgot to take them. That is why the painting "Grandfather Mazai and the Hares", sorry, "Tank and Crew". fellow
      3. dyksi
        dyksi April 12 2016 14: 40
        Not sour, he plunged. laughing
        1. ermak.sidorov
          ermak.sidorov April 12 2016 19: 38
          And this is in CEE Europe, and figure it out if they come to us and even tuck in the spring =) ... as humor
      4. sharp-lad
        sharp-lad April 12 2016 22: 10
        For Latvia and one tank a lot! We simply have nowhere to use them, except in the form of sedentary targets or moving along a targeted route! I completely agree with the picture below, the marshy area, well, what can I do?
      5. Come on
        Come on April 13 2016 04: 08
        Apparently the Poles Leo2A4 flooded :))

        Well, on the topic of the article, who are interested, here is another article on the topic:

        "Russia and NATO have reached the distance of a tank attack
        Uncontrolled deployment of armored vehicles in border regions is fraught with military conflict "
  5. itr
    itr April 12 2016 06: 35
    let put sorry or what? we are a nuclear power openly no one dares to fight
  6. zurbagan63
    zurbagan63 April 12 2016 06: 45
    Send bugs to Estonia's Best Friend America and let them fight with them.
    1. HOMUT1430
      HOMUT1430 April 12 2016 08: 48
      nedostrany-half-sprouts they are such, they can not. but not for long
  7. kind
    kind April 12 2016 06: 52
    In reality, the number of military and equipment from the United States "will be much more modest: 120 soldiers and 10 tanks,"

    In other words: the United States responded to the Baltic states- There is no money, here you have tanks. Defend yourself from Russia. Only the Baltic states are not tanks, but money is needed, just to eat what. The Americans subtly pushed them! good
  8. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 12 2016 07: 33
    Later, the noise was reduced: the number of soldiers in the news dropped to 120, and tanks to 10.

    This is one departure for our DRY. This is so, pure arithmetic.
    Pindoshprotiya in a daze of their own cries of a threat from Russia, and these Baltic states do not understand that nobody needs them for hell! D, b! laughing
  9. ramzes1776
    ramzes1776 April 12 2016 07: 36
    Two brigades for all of Southern and Eastern Europe, one company in each country, is a force of course) I wonder how they worked out combat coordination of all units? Or are they not going to conduct combat operations as part of the brigade?
  10. kos2910
    kos2910 April 12 2016 07: 37
    Well, there will be work for Estonian prostitutes - and that’s good.
  11. Jook
    Jook April 12 2016 07: 41
    I would like to quote S.V. Lavrov ...
  12. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 12 2016 07: 47
    if they have to go into battle

    Touched to tears. American heroes are ready to sacrifice themselves to protect the Baltic states, but from a mythical threat. And if there really was a threat - are the Americans ready to go into battle? This is not to bomb Libya with Syria without receiving answers.
  13. hghg
    hghg April 12 2016 07: 52
    A tank company for Americans in Estonia will only help against the Estonians themselves
  14. vvp2412
    vvp2412 April 12 2016 07: 55
    ame_ry well done. Muda_kam throw off their trash for safekeeping, and the Papuans are happy to serve!
    Yes, and the soldiers will appease!
    Yes, advice to Estonians - plant more flower beds! Pin_do_sy love to pick flowers from flower beds for local prostitutes! :) And then piss in the city center in the same flower beds! :)
  15. Riv
    Riv April 12 2016 07: 57
    Yes, you did not understand the humor. Spring is the same! The Americans pinned on April XNUMX, but the eighth reached the Balts only eight.
    The joke was a success.
  16. Dr. Barmaley
    Dr. Barmaley April 12 2016 08: 06
    That, in order to protect the Baltic countries of the Baltic states and the eastern part of Central Europe, the United States will put two heavy brigades on alert
  17. salad
    salad April 12 2016 09: 38
    That's all jumped up !!!! SPRING AND WATER-DRIVING brigade in Genva))) laughing
  18. ruAlex
    ruAlex April 12 2016 09: 38
    Notice the trend, dear forum users, now they are quietly building up strength in the vicinity of our borders, all this is happening somewhat awkwardly, we are laughing at it. But then at some point the Yankees refuse the agreements signed earlier and they say they say they don’t know anything, they act brazenly and from a position of strength, and we have to face a new reality and somehow react. The trend however.
  19. Lincoln
    Lincoln April 12 2016 09: 47
    And 10 is enough for the confidence of the ally, since an attack on these soldiers would mean an attack on the entire NATO alliance.
    1. Victor-M
      Victor-M April 12 2016 10: 54
      Quote: Linkoln
      And 10 is enough

      To the Baltic flower beds and corners to foul. laughing
  20. vanavatny
    vanavatny April 12 2016 10: 19
    and even if he didn’t say this, they will be able to prove something to the 1st Guards Tank soldier
  21. matross
    matross April 12 2016 11: 20
    I myself already somehow strongly wanted that these three seyavki finally begging for and smeared them exponentially? Or is it excessive aggressiveness?
  22. Denis Skiff
    Denis Skiff April 12 2016 11: 56
    Why drove the tanks? we did not seem to be going to conquer spratlandia and the Russophobia neighbors. or were going to but only selected sofa genuses know about this?
  23. Ros 56
    Ros 56 April 12 2016 12: 20
    What tanks, what are you talking about. Just sensible men are leaving for permanent residence in Oyropa, the population is declining, and these striped ones will raise the birth rate.
  24. ermak.sidorov
    ermak.sidorov April 12 2016 13: 31
    We give not 500, but 5000 tanks and each time the BALTorepublik ... after that we bring the range of yesterday’s 700 MLRS to 200 km and start with armored guided cassettes ... if you cover at once, so much more ...
  25. sieras
    sieras April 12 2016 13: 44
    10 tanks can hold back the "aggressor" and they want to increase the military budget by dofig billions. Where will Karl's money go?
    even somehow offensive. 10 tanks and Russian will be "scared" :(
  26. japs
    japs April 12 2016 13: 53
    Before introducing troops and equipment, sprats must create NZ of toilet paper to the width of the estimated front line. 5-6 military budgets of spratlandia.
  27. Uncle Murzik
    Uncle Murzik April 12 2016 14: 23
    Yes, even let 9000 accommodate us! laughing
  28. k_ply
    k_ply April 12 2016 15: 15
    As indicated in the material, at the disposal of these two heavy brigades is approximately 500 tanks.

    If not in 2 heavy divisions, then in 2 heavy divisions 174 MBT, nominally.
    The tactical group companies (RTGs) mentioned above, and l / s in rotation, so as not to soar every time with a transfer from overseas for the period of exercises (and not to drive C-5). Why, then, 1 more RTG in the Baltics can do it ?!
  29. Forever so
    Forever so April 12 2016 15: 29
    The Baltic leaders have the logic of a Gayropei rentier, you need to rent something out and live on rent. American military bases for this are the best way out, albeit at least three cripples and two plagues, but most important RENT !!! Liberal shit-democrats never knew how and didn’t like to work. What is Baltic, what is Russian. They got out of one nest. Ours, too, with the next privatization muddied, as the Rothschilds and the Rockefellers themselves requested. How to refuse respected people ??
  30. Razvedka_Boem
    Razvedka_Boem April 12 2016 17: 03
    Hmm ..) By deploying foreign troops that could threaten Russia, the Balts will automatically become the target .. True, they will realize that if something happens .. they won’t have time.
  31. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 April 12 2016 18: 13
    Where does the aspiration of the ruling circles of Estonia to get hold of American equipment and soldiers, and even in serious quantities, come from?

    Where from? It is hoped that the Americans will pay for the stay of their troops. Generously, yeah. Plus a fee for alcohol, plus for the services that follow after drinking ... Dreams, in a word. I can't wait to look at their faces when the Americans demand money from them. Over the roof, but what about! Oh movie ...
  32. 1st_user
    1st_user April 12 2016 18: 15
    It is not known how many soldiers and tanks there are on the border with Russia (they were stupidly confused), but this article is from the category "classic distilled information war". sad
  33. Kibl
    Kibl April 12 2016 18: 53
    The Baltic countries can be associated with that rug at the front door, be sure to wipe your feet when entering the house (read the EU)!
  34. Sergerius
    Sergerius April 12 2016 19: 30
    after all the comments about the Balts, there’s nothing to add, let’s keep silent, the kingdom of heaven to them.
  35. aba
    aba April 12 2016 19: 42
    10 is not even 100.
  36. Walera
    Walera April 12 2016 21: 14
    Everything is very simple. They will introduce their 10 abrasheks, and in six months they will scream proudly: We saved the Baltic states from Russia. They didn’t invade, although they wanted to. So we are pin ... heroes. laughing
  37. Aryan
    Aryan April 12 2016 22: 56
    Somehow they didn’t care about their languid movements ...
    The main thing is that traps should not be placed on saboteur bears