PROVOCATION: Putin sending 100,000 troops to borders of NATO states — expels US diplomats — as tensions with the West spike. Here’s the latest.

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

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Though much of the world’s attention is understandably riveted right now on North Korea and their chilling nuclear threatsagainst the U.S., tensions with Russia are also spiking and require urgent attention.

Consider just a few key developments that have occurred in recent weeks:

  • Moscow is gearing up for massive war gameslater this Fall that could put upwards of 100,000 Russian troops on the borders of the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Each of these countries are NATO members. Each lived for decades under the cruelty of Soviet occuption. Each are increasingly worried Putin may be interested in seizing them and putting them once again under Russian hegemony. It’s a concern I share but am concerned not enough leaders in the West do.
  • If such provocations weren’t enough, Vladimir Putin has just expelled 755 American diplomatsfrom Russia, effective September 1st.
  • Putin has further “ratcheted up military…

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