Sorry, but this is a nonsense. So called independence is in fact thing worth dying for and so we did in 13th of January. Russians too fought and died to be free so why we are different than them? And apart some things we are completely independent, but we have to do our duties too. I'm not fan of EU as it is shady union, I'm afraid of what it is becoming. Non military Soviet union 2 with sad ending? Nato on other hand is good thing for us. Our army is no where close to Georgian army and we feel way safer without any paranoia. I'm from Lithuania and if You are a Russian You will always will be welcome here if You come without weapons
Russians still visit our country a lot and don't spew hatred towards us like You did. I think You might change Your mind about us.
Yeah, I know we have our minority of narrow minded folks who hate russians/americans/same lithuanians, but Russia have same people too. We have then in both of our governments. I have family members living in Russia and I know Russian language like my own so I really know what I'm talking about.
Since the begining of their so-called "independance", they are looking for just one thing, to hurt, to provokate Russia, in order to trigger a new world war. There is an indadmissible behaviour.
Hahaha! You tell me more about this I might tell that to my russian friends in Lithuania.
We are nowhere close to Georgia when it comes to irrational behaviour. You have to understand that there is no plans to recreate Grand Duchy of Lithuania and like Russians politicians ours are interested in filling their pockets. There is no need to talk nonsense when You see what's happening up close.
Will Russia send its tanks inside Riga, Vilnius, Talin ? Doesn't it be a good idea, to confiscate their few hardwares that provide them Nato ? Is it possible to private them their nato-toys ?
Are You serious? Tell me why would You want that? M113 is our tank
Nato toys doesn't come brand new and we have to buy everything and guess if how many major purchases in 20 years? Tell me more about army I've served
If Russia stays quiet, tomorrow they will allow USA to install Pershing II. And what else ?
We said no for NATO to station their tanks in Lithuania. Why the hell we need Pershing II You think we don't have voice at all? To be honest EU has more control over us than NATO. And EU is all about exploiting us for economical gain. We are buffer zone. All exercises You've seen are not a threat to Russia and our military was finally fixed in those years when it was a mess. Now I really can be proud of it even if we have outdated equipment.
Oh check this if You are still afraid for Russia
And to add fuel to fire, we view Russians more positive than people who live in Russian federation.(Chechens, Dagestanis and etc)
Russian foreign politics aren't perfect too and Russia likes to play dirty too. We have loads of Russian influence in Lithuania and sometimes it's good for Russia to be our enemy just to scare people, get bribes from Russia just to change our opinion on some matters and so on, we don't wage jihad, just pragmatical business and there is only grinding between us, but I don't see anything negative in this. I like Russian people and military not their politics. And Russians like our products we sell
Last edited by Regular on Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:18 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Sorry for my rant, just got angry a bit)