- Oct 28, 2007
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
~ Shirreff predicts that Russia could seize territory in eastern Ukraine and open up a land corridor to Crimea.The Guardian reports that, at the book’s launch, he said Putin could invade the Baltic states and then threaten nuclear action if Nato said they would intervene.
In an interview with the BBC he said, given the current tension, an attack on the Baltic states, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, is “entirely plausible”.
He said that Russian President Vladimir has invaded Georgia, Crimea and Ukraine “and got away with it”. Link.
IF (and that's a big if) Putin was stupid enough to attack NATO Baltic states (and we have been sending aircraft and shipping up there to strengthen patrols) it would bring on a NATO response.
The former Deputy (Shirreff) probably has his counterpart in Russia predicting a NATO strike on a Russian satellite and a threat to use nukes if Russia dared respond and personally I think Shirreff's smoked something stronger than normal but a timely reminder of what the real long term threat to Europe remains. It isn't muslims, neither is it the EU.