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Opinion: if Lembergs thinks NATO are enemies, an alternative would be the ‘green men’

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUAivars Lembergs’ recent statements regarding a possible invasion of Latvia by U.S. troops are absolutely unacceptable, says Chairman of For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK and European Parliament candidate Roberts Zīle.

For Zīle, Lembergs’ statements cause not so much as a surprise as they do pity. According to him, Lembergs was twice nominated by the Union of Greens and Farmers as the party’s Prime Minister candidate. If he had become Prime Minister with such beliefs at some point, what geopolitical situation would Latvia find itself in right now, asks Zīle.

‘We would have turned in a different geopolitical direction. If Lembergs believes NATO soldiers are enemies, the only other alternative would be the “green men” that can be found in Crimea and Ukraine’s south east,’ – says Zīle.

According to the MEP, this would lead Latvia in the Eurasian Customs Union, which is unacceptable for Latvia. If Lembergs were the current Prime Minister, what would he do with his political partner and Latvian Defence Minister Raimonds Vejonis, who is a member of UGF, but who is actively contributing to the deployment of U.S. troops in Baltic States? According to Zīle, PM Lembergs would surely fire Vejonis from the post of Defence Minister.

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  1. mike walsh says:

    Disingenuous, why on earth would the Baltic States be absorbed into the CIS because of events in Crimea and S.E Ukraine? This is the usual political strategy, assisted by their orchestrated media; To put the fear of God into their peoples to justify their lunatic self-serving but anti-Baltic security proposals.

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    • Toms says:

      The article says nothing about being absorbed by anyone – where do you get that from?

      The usual strategy of yours – to misrepresent so as to suit your own views.

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  2. Piotr says:

    Walsh, I have a “little Green Man” uniform that I bought on Ebay…do you wanna buy it? No guns with it I’m afraid, just a water pistol!!!

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  3. Linda says:

    whilst the rest of the planet is in the 21st century, Russia still harps on the past. Mr Walsh look to the parallels of history to see Russian assimilation manoeuvres, etc. It has been obvious to the Baltic peoples that Russia wants, thinks she should be “top dog” in the world as well as the region by sheer size of landmass and military power. The rest of the world can now see Russian government desires to achieve these ends. It would be much better for Russia to climb off her high horse and start working with immediate neighbours instead of implied threat and underhand behaviour unbefitting to a “great power/superpower”.

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  4. Piotr says:

    Well said Linda

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