Vince has posted at the Breaking Defence forum.
Vince responded to this post by Duane:
Russia has given more than hints. They actually invaded two neighbouring sovereign nations - Georgia and Ukraine. The Soviets actually invaded northern Norway in the latter stages of WW Two, as well as Finland at the beginning of WW Two. The Russians have established a heavily armed and fortified enclave in Kaliningrad - just short distance across the Baltic from Norway. Russian subs have been repeatedly discovered and pursued in territorial seas by the Swedes.
There is a very good reason why Norway is a member in good standing in NATO - they are concerned that Russia - their next door neighbour - will attack them just like Russia attacked and invaded their non-NATO member neighbours in Georgia and Ukraine.
Firstly, the writer seems to think the Soviet Union lives on, or was never supplanted by the Russian Federation, and will invade Norway again. Will someone break the news to him?
Actually, Georgia invaded Ossetia first, unprovoked, and Russia, in its peace keeping role, did what it was charged with doing.
According to The Guardian
"In more than 1,000 pages of analysis, documentation and witness statements, an exhaustive investigation by the European Union yesterday found in Russia's favour."
As for Donbass [Russian-speaking Eastern Ukraine], we Westerners are indoctrinated to believe that Russia invaded the area. Again the Ukrainians were the aggressors. Their armed forces bombed civilians almost as soon as the Easterners raised their objections to the unreasonable language laws, and they continue to do so.
Any open minded person who reads the following eye-witness accounts will understand the extent to which the Western msm keep us in the dark about the genocidal aggression of the ultraright Ukrainian armed forces and militias, which proudly tout their fascist leanings [news virtually censored in the West]. Here is a sampling:
“When I later went to that area, I saw that the house was only 500 meters from the front-line.
I asked her to describe a normal day in Zaitsevo:
“At 7 a.m. most people go to work, schools, kindergartens. It is fairly calm through the afternoon. Around 5 or 6 p.m., the shelling begins and gets worse and worse throughout the night. The terror continues until around 6 a.m. [Earlier in the article, the author says the Ukrainian forces attack only after dark when they can’t be easily observed or photographed].
“But sometimes, they shoot at the school bus. They know when it goes and they try to hit it. One DPR soldier died while shielding a child in front of the bus. There was an artillery strike; he heard the whistle and shielded the child with his body.”
“She added that nearly twenty people in the town had been killed, and over sixty injured. All civilians.
“I asked her whether she or other officials had filed complaints to the OSCE [Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, charged with observation in Donbass] or any international body about the actions of Ukrainian forces:
“Yes, constantly. But nothing changes. It seems that international organizations have no power to do anything regarding the Ukrainians, because they still shoot. There were a lot of ceasefires signed in Minsk, but nothing changes here.”
As for Kaliningrad, Westerners are also trained like circus animals to believe that Russians deploying arms anywhere in Russia is a war crime. Kaliningrad is Russian and has a right to defend itself. If it is bristling with arms, that is only because NATO has brought its troops, planes and ships right to its doorstep. According to War on the Rocks, the US is conducting dangerous provocations near Russian territorial waters and in Arctic sea passages in Russia’s Arctic shipping route, which is cleared by Russian ice breakers. Since the operations by the US and NATO are more extensive and frequent than reported Russian incursions, it is unfair to speak of the latter as if such operations were exclusive to Russia.
As for the Russian subs supposedly infesting the waters of Western nations, Here is a typical Western report:
Note that the reporter, with a straight face, I suppose, says Russian subs enter British waters “undetected.” The author does not share how he knows the subs are there if they are undetected?!