Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Trump seems to be up to his neck with the Russians financially. That is one of the main ideas as to why Trump is refusing to release his tax details.

It is noted that Putin has already had army exercises in the area and indications there has been some softening up de-stabilisation work done in Estonia.

Putin has never made any secret of his desire to re-establish Russian hegemony across much of the old Soviet Empire. That was why he reacted so negatively to attempts to woo Ukraine into the EU economic zone and maybe even NATO.

The US has never ratified the annexation of Crimea, but Trump has already said he'd do so. And he's talked about NATO only being invoked on behalf of countries which pay in, suggesting that the Baltic states have no strategic value and so can be shaken down for protection money. Which I doubt they could afford, so Trump is effectively signing off on invasion

And Putin wants them. So.....

Now we have Poland, which would totally freak out and you have all the ingredients for unpleasantness before February 2017.

Except, of ocurse, Trump ain't gonna win, so Putin won't do anything

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Aug 2nd, 2016 at 01:43:03 PM EST
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