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Agenda of Obama's Tallinn visit outlined

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe White House has outlined the agenda of a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama to Tallinn in early September. Meetings with Baltic presidents will mostly focus on regional defence and NATO issues.

Obama will visit in Tallinn, most likely on September 3, on his way to the NATO summit in Wales on September 4-5, ERR reports.

«In Tallinn, he will meet with President Ilves, as well as Prime Minister Roivas, to discuss bilateral ties, strategic and regional cooperation, and our shared commitment to the trans-Atlantic partnership,» announced Caitlin Hayden, U.S. National Security Council spokesperson.

Obama will also meet with presidents of Latvia and Lithuania «to discuss ongoing cooperation on regional security and policies that support economic growth, and to discuss collective defence» and reaffirm the U.S.’s strong commitment to NATO’s Article V.

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  1. mike walsh says:

    In Britain, where there appears to be more between the ears, some of the biggest anti-NATO protests are being prepared. This includes a long march on the NATO conference centre amidst a marathon protest march against NATO policies in Europe.

    Only in the Baltic States could NATO be welcomed to discuss the best ways to incinerate Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in a NATO inspired holocaust aimed at crippling Russia. Well done, Balts. I am sure your forefathers will be proud of you; not.

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    • jj says:

      Yet again you give only half the story.

      Why do you not mention why there is a protest?
      (it is because the NATO summit is being held in Wales and there is always a big protest at NATO summits).

      Why do you suggest that it means that British have more sense than people in the Baltic State (or anywhere else for that matter)?
      (the participants, as is normal whenever there is a NATO summit, come from many countries – not just from Britain)

      Why do you not mention that in a recent poll, almost 90% of British people supported Britain’s membership of NATO and supported NATO’s stance over Ukraine?

      You wonder why people on here accuse you of propaganda. Try looking up the definition of propaganda – it applies perfectly to most of your posts, and certainly to this one.

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    • Linda says:

      really? Are the protests being organised by your teams, I’ve not noticed any anti-NATO. Perhaps I might rustle up anti-R at the Soviet …. oops Russian embassy in London. See you there Walsh!

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    • trakulis says:

      You do not know who is Russians. They are no humans! They are animals! Maybe NATO is not best way, but this is much more as nothing.

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  2. mike walsh says:

    He who laughs last laughs best. I draw my information from scores of different, sometimes opposing but always informed opinion. If there is one common thread it is that the Baltic States mindset is growing further and further apart from the rest of Europe, East and West.

    One senior economist, an expert on Baltic economies, predicts a 15% decline in prosperity due to its sanctioning and being sanctioned in return by Russia.

    Time is on my side and I want to see the pro-NATO sycophants explain themselves to their much distressed peoples… those still left in the Baltic States.

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    • Brian says:

      So Mike. from your comments, you actually support Russia invading sovereign nations like Ukraine, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and other countries bordering Russia.

      They have they have their own language and culture.

      They are not Russian in spite of the fact Russia moved its own citizens into these countries during previous invasions.

      Why does Russia need to invade ?

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    • jj says:

      So you think what is happening is something to laugh at, Mr Walsh?

      And the best answer to my questions that you can come up with is “I draw my information from scored of different sources…..”!

      I asked three questions and you did not come up with a sensible answer to any one of then.

      Why are you so concerned about the Baltic mindset? My mindset is none of your business.

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  3. Tom says:

    Hey Walsh , I have a very good friend who lives in Newport in South Wales, UK, very near where the summit is held at the Celtic Manor Hotel….(I have actually been there too unlike you) He said the people of Wales are looking forward to the summit. What rubbish you spill again..there are always protests at NATO Summits yes but 99.9 % of People in the UK FULLY support NATO, they need it as do all the other European countries to stop crazy idiots like you and your little poison dwarf leader from mass propaganda, robbery and murder, I am guessing you will make a trip to Wales to report on the summit will you ? I DON’T THNK SO!! You see, you cant report any truth or real news, you are false and full of lies just like “your gods” in the Kremlin.

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  4. mike walsh says:

    I just replied: The BNN didn’t allow it to be published. Says it all. I won’t waste it. I will publish it widely elsewhere: “The letter the Baltic News Network refused to publish.

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    • Linda says:

      Walshy: Put your article in Sun newspaper it is sure to increase their readership and I could do with a laugh.

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  5. bertone says:

    the situation here is different
    i live here in Tallinn although not born here in Estonia
    Big groups in society see this visit as a provocation in the whole matter …
    visiting 180 km from the russian border …
    we dont need that and we dont need to be the next battle ground for the US imperial conflicts …
    because there lives onlu 1,3 milj peopel here … 1/3 is russian …
    so the stuation is too tense already ..let these US imperials go and fight their conflicts in their own backyard ..and not in mine !!!!

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