I was Listening to an interview with the Latvian Minister, and wondered why NATO has not put a small presence there.
If you take a look at how it helped Germany during the cold war to have bases there – which included families who spent their money in that country – then you can see it would make both common and economic sense as well as providing security.
It would show Putin that if he messed with Latvia then he messed with the rest of the world, I would assume that even he would stop and think. Estonia could go the same way, their economy would be improved and that would also stop thoughts of an invasion.
If anyone can think back to the Conservative government just before the last war, they will see lots of equations to this government. The services being run down, tank and ship building is basically non existent, could Russia be looking this way? If NATO had troops in either Latvia, Estonia or both, then that would help with employment and send a message that the world has teeth, no one wants another war NO ONE!!!
Michael Douglas Bosc