WW4 File: Former Soviet republic of Latvia fears imminent Russian invasion amidst stand-off between Moscow, NATO over Ukraine, orders rare snap checks for army’s combat readiness across E. region of Latgale, bordering NW Russia, mobilizes Land Army Infantry Brigade and 2nd National Guard; Latvian Ministry of Defense releases statement: “Consequently, members of the local population should not be alarmed by the sight of military columns on the move and armed men on patrol”; also reveals that 1) Russia’s adjacent W. Military District, including 30,000 troops of 1st and 20th Tank Armies, placed on “state of high alert” on Aug. 12; 2) W. Military District to host CSTO exercise Vzaimodeistvie 2016; 3) dozens of Russian warships from Baltic, Northern and Black Sea Fleets left port; Latvia notes uptick in Russian naval activity near its territorial waters in July, deploys additional patrol ship; US National Guardsmen from Michigan completed joint training with Latvian counterparts in Big Sword exercise in W. part of country, Aug.8-14; nearly 27% of Latvian citizens are ethnic Russians
August 17, 2016
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Another major European war coming. North American shopping mall regime continues post-Cold War snooze.
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