«ТРАМП НАШ! ПЕНС НАШ!»
Pence reassures Baltic states over Russia ‘threat’
Washington Post, Juy 31, 2017
US Vice-President Mike Pence has reaffirmed Washington’s commitment to the security of the Baltic states if they face any aggression from Russia.
Speaking in Estonia, he called Russia their biggest security threat, telling the Nato allies: «An attack on one of us is an attack on us all.»
The Baltic states — Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia — all achieved independence as a result of the break-up of the Soviet Union.
They have grown increasingly wary of Russia since its annexed the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea in 2014, and count on Nato allies coming to their aid in the event of any Russian action.
There had been doubts about President Trump’s commitment to the key Nato principle of mutual defence. But he re-committed the US to it during a Washington press conference in June, and more symbolically at a speech in Poland in early July.
After meeting the presidents of all three Baltic states, Mr Pence said that the message of President Donald Trump to them was: «We are with you.»
«Under President Donald Trump, the United States stands firmly behind our Article 5 pledge of mutual defence,» he said.
«A strong and united Nato is more necessary today than at any point since the collapse of communism a quarter-century ago,» he said.
«And no threat looms larger in the Baltic states than the spectre of aggression from your unpredictable neighbour to the east.»
The US is currently holding its biggest ever joint military exercises with Georgia, a country which fought a war with Russia in 2008 and seeks to join Nato.
Mr Pence is scheduled to attend the drills in Georgia on Tuesday. He will later go to Montenegro, Nato’s newest member.
In Estonia, the US Vice-President also warned that Moscow continued to «seek to redraw international borders by force, undermine democracies of sovereign nations and divide the free nations of Europe, one against another».
Здешние политиканы, «эксперты», подконтрольные ЦРУ СМ»И» часто нахваливают псевдодемократическую, якобы процветающую Америку.
Те, кто любит «наших американских (государственных) партнеров», «забывают» о грязных, злых уродах США. О таких, как коварный и крайне опасный мошенник, расист, лжец, неофашист и убийца Дональд Трамп. И о таких, как порочный Конгресс, кровавые милитаристы США, нацистские ФБР — ЦРУ, лживые американские СМ”И”…
Арнольд Локшин, политэмигрант из США