Sweden and Finland: Tips of the Globalist Iceberg?• Organic Prepper
The applications tendered by Sweden and Finland to join NATO form a narrow point of focus that has transfixed the world's attention. The applications are the latest attempts at a steadily-continuing encroachment over the past three decades, since the official dissolution of the Soviet Union back in 1992. Should Ukraine join NATO, it would serve as the coup de grace, marking the crossing of a line that Russia has spelled out in no uncertain terms.
On December 20, 2021, Maria Zakharova, Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, warned that the admission of Ukraine into NATO's ranks was "unacceptable" and that Russia was concerned about NATO closing in on its borders. Others have said it would lead to war.
As can be seen on any map that documents the growth of NATO, it has expanded dramatically. Many nations that were once either satellite states, such as Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, or in the Warsaw Pact Bloc, such as Poland and Romania, are now an active part of NATO. Skeptics dismiss such facts as not being "valid" reasons for Russia to invade Ukraine.
Perhaps the picture is "incomplete" for them.
Let's fill in some of the blanks.
Just prior to the Soviet Union's breakup, a meeting occurred between the U.S. Secretary of State James Baker and Mikhail Gorbachev in Moscow. Here is an excerpt from that meeting, in Baker's words. Please take note of the highlighted part of the last sentence:
"We understand that not only for the Soviet Union but for other European countries as well it is important to have guarantees that if the United States keeps its presence in Germany within the framework of NATO, not an inch of NATO's present military jurisdiction will spread in an eastern direction."