And Now Russia Is Threatening Bosnia and Herzegovina Over NATO, Too
Source: The Daily Beast
Russia is now threatening to repeat the aggression it unleashed against Ukraine in Bosnia and Herzegovina if the country joins NATO. In comments made to the broadcaster FTV on Thursday, Russian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Igor Kalbukhov claimed the country could do as it wishes in regards to the alliancebut warned that Moscow would respond. If [Bosnia and Herzegovina] decides to be a member of any alliance, that is an internal matter. Our response is a different matter. Ukraines example shows what we expect. Should there be any threat, we will respond, he said in comments carried by Euractiv. ...
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Euractiv story and an excerpt from it:
We do not have any plans. We will respond having analysed the strategic and geopolitical situation, the ambassador said. NATO membership is not a reality for BiH given the current lack of consensus on the matter in the country, he added.
what about ground support, mechanics, spare parts
what about weapons they'd carry
what about direct invlvement of USA into war with Russia.
air power does not win wars
thinking of that, you're suggestion is lacking
The A-10 squadron was there for an air show. They just so happened to show up armed.
While in general the maxim is that ground troops win wars, air power is most certainly an integral component toward winning.
The Ukrainians apparently can fly Wart Hogs. All the other points you make can be overcome logistically. It need be no more than "Wart Hogs R Uz." Give them the Wart Hogs, and private contractors, and problems solved.
What's this about direct involvement? Well, got news, we are already directly involved. The whole world is threatened by nukes. As soon as he opened his mouth, Putin made ALL of us directly involved. This "hands off" approach is an illusion.
Those comments made by the person only illustrates that Putin is pretty confident that he has cowed NATO, and can count on them staying out of those affairs. He might be in for a shock. All the rules are semantics, and clever people can always find ways around. Who the eff does Putin think he is?
Things didn't go as he'd expected so now he's going to threaten everyone in the neighborhood and even beyond.
They are beefing up defenses in NATO countries and won't be caught pants-down.
He's gotten away with so much crap for so long, he thought this would be a cakewalk. His adversaries are far more organized and focused than he is.
he's losing, he might decide to go out with a bang. I think his ego could overshadow his desire to live. I think there is a chance that he would start World War III even if he knows he can't win. "If I'm going down, I'll take a lot of people with me" attitude.
I firmly believe he chose the wrong country, and the wrong people to start with.
Joint Russia-Serbia military exercises.
Srbija is in Putin's camp; it had the same kind of "you belong to *us* mentality when Jugoslavija broke up about the same time the USSR did, and harbors similar animosity towards Bosnia. Srbija fought for Kosovo polje, which has the same kind of historico-ethnic resonance as Kievan Rus' does for a certain kind of Russian.
It has been ongoing for over a decade. That will go right out the window if they participate in any sort of invasion of Bosnia.
It will force them toward the EU and NATO.
We are just seeing propoganda from Putler meant for domestic consumption.
Bags of potatoes and onions and dried up packaged army surplus food. Wonder what he will feed the new recruits? Pictures of pork chops and prime rib?
Yeah, that country 1,500 miles away from your nearest border is a potential fucking threat.
Those shrimp-dicked assholes in the Kremlin need a reality check.
Is open a war on two additional fronts. Someone in Russia really needs to think about erasing Putin before Russia is divided up and given to other nearby countries.
Oh, the part about fighting on two fronts is good for our side. As many fronts as he wants. Like, a cluster f***. But, except for Kaliningrad, Russia should not be parceled out. No need to scare the Russian readers here.
We never wanted Russian territory, anyway. This is all on Putin's balding head. Ukraine was never, ever a threat to Russia, and had no plans to invade Russia. I think they had plans to conform to NATO standards. That's what they were doing, trying to invade NATO.
the world had to reassure stupid Vlad that NATO is not a threat unless provoked by aggression on their territories. But, now he is confident that he can do what he wants to anybody not in NATO. And, he fights in the dirtiest, lowliest sort of way that results in war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
I think we are past the point of diplomacy here. But, perhaps they should at least lodge a complaint against Putin, getting everything on record.