From a previous post, one from Putin’s inner circle had already stated they must be in Poland 30 minutes before NATO would even wake up and realize what happened:
“We have to strike Poland and the Baltic States, where there are NATO rockets and aircraft. Since we cannot allow one plane to take off and strike Russia – we will have to strike first – half an hour before takeoff. And to be sure, we will be carpet bombing. America is not a threat, but the small midget states of Europe will cease to exist. They will be wiped out. Then NATO will have to beg us for negotiations. Otherwise we will give them again a May ’45.”
– Vladimir Zhirinovsky, August 2014 (Television interview, 8.08.2014.)
NATO is not even close to ready to even defending Ukraine, let alone the rest of Europe, and this is a claim coming from the White House itself.
And with this same previous post, we know how critical border security is in the United States:
While Russian television orients the country for war, Primakov’s erstwhile colleagues are working day and night to outflank America by various underhanded maneuvers at the U.S. border. Please read James Simpson’s 20 July article on veteran Border Patrol agent Zach Taylor. Watch the video. Watch what Taylor says about the border crisis and the Russians. Years ago I asked a Russian GRU defector how the Russian military expected to get WMDs into the United States in advance of a major war. He said, “Through the same routes that drugs are taken into the United States.” I say again, watch what Zach Taylor has to say. Watch it once, watch it twice – share it with your friends.
The Russian use of organized crime is not well understood in America. Yet there it is, openly stated by a knowledgeable expert on border security. Those who are interested in more detail should read Joseph D. Douglass book, Red Cocaine. The strategic use of narcotics trafficking is therein explained. Please note that the Mexican mafia is allied to the Russian mafia, which is an instrument of the Kremlin. If you want to understand the threat to America, the border is our first line of defense; and the border has collapsed. In this regard there are many things the American public needs to understand. There is much here that requires our careful study. But most of all, look at the fools in our government, in our media, in our universities.
Prague – Russia would be able to occupy the Baltic countries in two days, a period during which NATO would not be capable of reacting adequately, Czech general Petr Pavel, who will take up the post of the NATO Military Committee head in June, said at a Prague conference on security affairs today.
Pavel warned that NATO´s political representation is incapable of reacting to a changed situation fast enough.
He said the measures Europe has taken in face of the threats of Russia and Islamic State are “embarrassingly ineffective.”
“On the one hand, one of [NATO´s] disadvantages is its complex process of decision making. It is because NATO has 28 members who have to reach consensus on all conclusions,” Pavel told CTK.
On the other hand, Russia is capable of making a decision very quickly, within a few hours, he said.
The length of NATO´s approval procedures on both the national and alliance levels far exceeds the deadlines within which its rapid reaction forces are capable of deployment, Pavel said.
The rapid reaction forces are able to intervene within two days, he said, adding that the political process must be put in harmony with the military forces´ deployment deadlines.
Russia would be able to occupy the Baltics within two days, during which NATO would be incapable of reacting to the situation. NATO would face the question of whether to start war, perhaps nuclear, against Russia over the occupied Baltics, Pavel said.
Full article: Russia would be able to occupy Baltics in two days- Czech general (České Noviny)