Theodore's World: As Ted Cruz Predicted: PUTIN EYES ESTONIA – Signals Concern of Russian Minority

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March 20, 2014

As Ted Cruz Predicted: PUTIN EYES ESTONIA – Signals Concern of Russian Minority

As Ted Cruz Predicted: PUTIN EYES ESTONIA – Signals Concern of Russian Minority

Today Russia signaled concerns of the large Russian minority in Estonia.

Russia signaled concern on Wednesday at Estonia’s treatment of its large ethnic Russian minority, comparing language policy in the Baltic state with what it said was a call in Ukraine to prevent the use of Russian.

Russia has defended its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula by arguing it has the right to protect Russian-speakers outside its borders, so the reference to linguistic tensions in another former Soviet republic comes at a highly sensitive moment.

Russia fully supported the protection of the rights of linguistic minorities, a Moscow diplomat told the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, according to a summary of the session issued by the U.N.’s information department.

“Language should not be used to segregate and isolate groups,” the diplomat was reported as saying. Russia was “concerned by steps taken in this regard in Estonia as well as in Ukraine,” the Moscow envoy was said to have added.

Ted Cruz warned about this early yesterday.

Cruz: Reverse Obama’s Disastrous Missile Defense Policies to Keep Putin in Check....for complete statement from Cruz.

Today his sights are set on Ukraine, but if he continues undeterred tomorrow it could be Estonia, Latvia, Moldova, Romania, the Czech Republic, or Poland. Meeting his challenge now with strength, not appeasement, would be the best way to ensure that this does not happen, and that we do not squander our hard-won Cold War victory over the Soviets.

Wild Thing's comment............

President Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Pope John Paul and Lech Walesa were instrumental in freeing some 80 million Eastern European people from oppressive Russian tyranny. President George Bush, our troops and British and other coalition troops were instrumental in freeing 30 millions Iraqis from Hussein's tyranny. Obama is set to squander all that freedom in five short years.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 20, 2014 12:47 AM


Putin does not hide the fact he wants to return to the Soviet days of the 50's-80's. obama and his incompetancy is almost like a free ticket to Putin to take back all of East Europe. It will be interesting to see how well Putin fares in the next three years of obama's presidency.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at March 20, 2014 12:33 PM