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Thu Mar 17, 2022, 12:42 PM

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 alliance—but 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. Ukraine’s example shows what we expect. Should there be any threat, we will respond,” he said in comments carried by Euractiv. ...

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Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/russia-is-now-threatening-bosnia-and-herzegovina-over-nato-too



Euractiv story and an excerpt from it:

https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/short_news/russian-ambassador-says-bih-can-join-nato-but-moscow-will-react/

According to Kalabukhov, the West is posing a threat to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s security by claiming that Russia “is allegedly preparing a plan.”

“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.


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Reply And Now Russia Is Threatening Bosnia and Herzegovina Over NATO, Too (Original post)
highplainsdem Mar 2022 OP
ffr Mar 2022 #1
godfree2 Mar 2022 #6
ffr Mar 2022 #8
EndlessWire Mar 2022 #29
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2022 #2
FM123 Mar 2022 #5
Jetheels Mar 2022 #11
Tetrachloride Mar 2022 #3
Firestorm49 Mar 2022 #4
BigmanPigman Mar 2022 #32
PatSeg Mar 2022 #7
colorado_ufo Mar 2022 #13
PatSeg Mar 2022 #18
sarisataka Mar 2022 #16
PatSeg Mar 2022 #20
sinkingfeeling Mar 2022 #9
speak easy Mar 2022 #14
C Moon Mar 2022 #10
ck4829 Mar 2022 #12
sarisataka Mar 2022 #15
Igel Mar 2022 #22
Ace Rothstein Mar 2022 #27
5X Mar 2022 #17
roamer65 Mar 2022 #19
IronLionZion Mar 2022 #21
Ray Bruns Mar 2022 #23
tavernier Mar 2022 #24
LudwigPastorius Mar 2022 #25
BlueIdaho Mar 2022 #26
EndlessWire Mar 2022 #30
sarcasmo Mar 2022 #28
EndlessWire Mar 2022 #31

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 12:45 PM

1. Loan them a squadron of A-10 Warthogs for a few months.

That should put an end to that.

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Response to ffr (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 01:02 PM

6. think about that

 

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

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Response to godfree2 (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 01:06 PM

8. And you're taking a leap that Bosnia and Herzegovina are at war, when they are not.

The A-10 squadron was there for an air show. They just so happened to show up armed.

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Response to godfree2 (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 04:17 PM

29. I disagree.

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?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 12:47 PM

2. As we can easily understand, if Putin is not stopped COLD in Ukraine, he'll crush other places too.n

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 12:58 PM

5. Exactly.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 01:11 PM

11. Putin and his rethuglicons.

 

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 12:54 PM

3. Nato is going to grow.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 12:58 PM

4. I don't think that anybody believes what any politician from Russia says.

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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 05:34 PM

32. Ditto

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 01:05 PM

7. Wow, Putin really is losing it

Things didn't go as he'd expected so now he's going to threaten everyone in the neighborhood and even beyond.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 01:20 PM

13. This is why the defense ministers of NATO met.

They are beefing up defenses in NATO countries and won't be caught pants-down.

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Response to colorado_ufo (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 01:52 PM

18. I don't think Putin bargained for such unity

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.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 01:42 PM

16. Russia isn't going to "march" to Bosnia Herzegovina

Unless the want a World War. Swim maybe...

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 01:57 PM

20. I'm concerned that if Putin feels like

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.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 01:09 PM

9. I've been saying for weeks if Putin isn't stopped in Ukraine, he will march on.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 01:23 PM

14. "if Putin isn't stopped in Ukraine"

I firmly believe he chose the wrong country, and the wrong people to start with.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 01:13 PM

12. Terrorist threats

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 01:38 PM

15. Check a map

To see how ridiculous this threat is

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 02:15 PM

22. Devil's advocate here.

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.

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Response to Igel (Reply #22)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 03:45 PM

27. Serbia is on track to join the EU in a few years.

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.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 01:49 PM

17. And what army?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 01:53 PM

19. I highly doubt Serbia wants that can of worms opened again.

It will force them toward the EU and NATO.

We are just seeing propoganda from Putler meant for domestic consumption.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 02:14 PM

21. Or more countries might feel inspired to join NATO

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 02:30 PM

23. That is a winning strategy. Don't join NATO or I will make you regret joining NATO.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 02:37 PM

24. He equipped his army with excellent provisions...

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?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 03:01 PM

25. "Should there be any threat, we will respond"

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.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 03:16 PM

26. Yeah, what they definitely need to do

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.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #26)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 04:26 PM

30. I think not.

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.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 04:06 PM

28. Dictator Vlad will Not stop with Ukraine.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #28)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 04:33 PM

31. I suppose psychologically

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.

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