Sunday, May 31, 2015

Future Chairman Of The NATO Military Committee: 'Russia Could Occupy The Baltics In 2 Days'

Czech General Petr Pavel

Noviny: Russia would be able to occupy Baltics in two days- Czech general

Prague - Russia would be able to occupy the Baltic countries in two days, a period during which NATO would not be capable of reacting adequately, Czech general Petr Pavel, who will take up the post of the NATO Military Committee head in June, said at a Prague conference on security affairs today.

Pavel warned that NATO´s political representation is incapable of reacting to a changed situation fast enough.

He said the measures Europe has taken in face of the threats of Russia and Islamic State are "embarrassingly ineffective."

"On the one hand, one of [NATO´s] disadvantages is its complex process of decision making. It is because NATO has 28 members who have to reach consensus on all conclusions," Pavel told CTK.

Update: Incoming NATO Military Committee Chairman: Russia could occupy the Baltics in 2 days if it wanted to -- Business Insider

WNU Editor: Russian media is adding Kiev in the "Russia can occupy the Baltics in 2 days" discussion .... NATO Believes Russia Can Take Over Kiev, Baltic Countries Within Two Days (Sputnik). I doubt that Russia would be able to take Kiev in two days, and as for the Baltics .... that would mean war against NATO .... a prospect that I can say with a certain level of confidence is on no one's dinner plate in Moscow.

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