The only tool we have is a military. Do we wonder why everything looks like a war?This is a sentence out of one of dallasdoc's comments in Mark Sumner's diary Stop freaking out about ISIS.
I thought there are others in the world who have to stop freaking out about something.
But who am I to say ?
You might know better, tell me about it.
How about the Baltics stop freaking out over Russia?
Isn't that fun?
With fears of Moscow growing after its intervention in Ukraine, NATO member states in Eastern Europe would like NATO to direct a planned missile-defense system against Russia as well. The calls have divided the military alliance....
Calls for such an expansion to the system's remit, which is backed by the United States, are growing in Poland as well as in NATO member states Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia. In the run-up to next week's NATO summit, the four countries called for the remaining members to agree on language at the summit that would pave the way for the plan. They feel threatened by Russia's intervention in Ukraine.Germany is opposed to that. Me too. Just stop freaking out over Russia. Nuts. We have to endure another missile defense system being built in Germany and other European countries? Because people get hysterical over Russians and all "the other tribes" over there ? Stop that.
I can't believe it.
I just watched a report (narrated in German) yesterday about how Russians and other East Europeans from the Baltics and Poland live their daily lives in Berlin,Germany, most of them over 15 years. They are thoroughly "home sick" to their "home countries", but stay for the money and a little less tough working life. Mostly remaining among themselves, they rarely speaki German (I don't blame them) and somewhat emotionally restless. But a threat? Nope.
Just one of my little venting diaries here ... go on, nothing to see here.