[..] The Defense League is preparing more than 25,000 volunteers, including women and teenagers, to fight a deadly insurgency against a Russian invasion. It’s training them to make IEDs and strike Russian convoys in hit-and-run attacks, and the government is encouraging everyone to keep guns and ammunition in their houses and hidden in backyards and forests. [..]
[..] But why bother with the stocking caps, the hidden ammunition and the rucksacks if, under Article 5 of the NATO charter, the United States is obliged to send the full might of its military hurtling into Estonia in an attack?
The Estonian government says that ignores Article 3, which stipulates that each member should also prepare for individual defense. But skeptics cite another reason: fears that the United States and Europe might not have the stomach for a confrontation with Russia, even though they are currently building up their military presence in the Baltics. That would leave Estonia to fend for itself.[..]
vara bungas: re, kā igauņi sevi reklamē NYT, pavisam kaunu nepazīst. Ja šitā rēķinam, tad LV ir 15 000 zemessargu “including women and teenagers” , jo jaunsardzē ir ap 7000. Baiļu gan mums par pakāpi mazāk, skepses par 5.pantu tikpāt kā nav, jo igauņiem ir 25 000 zemessargu (ieskaitot sievietes un bērnus), kas nāks mums palīgā, ja vajadzēs. Tiešām forši būtu, ja pie mums izvietotu igauņu jaunsargu bataljonu, nah mums kanādieši.