The Russians are coming to occupy the Baltic States

  • 2015-05-07
  • By Marius Laurinavicius
VILNIUS - I purposefully chose a title for my piece to evoke the notorious phrase from 1949 by the then US Secretary of Defense, James Forrestal: “The Russians are coming. The Russians are coming. They’re right around. I’ve seen Russian soldiers.” In 1966, “The Russians are coming” was even used as a title for Norman Jewison’s comedy film while in politics the phrase has become a by-word for any unfounded threat-mongering. One should note, however, that it was in 1949 that NATO was founded - and for no other reason than to counter the Sovie...
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