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To think that there's even the remotest possibility that Russia has an interest in regaining the Baltic States by force is a storyline right out of Dr. Strangelove. Sorry, but as far as the Baltic States and NATO go, it's the former pulling the latter by the nose ring and the latter using the former as a convenient staging area to justify its expansionism. A true display of nonproductive symbiosis. Whataboutism, you say? What about Ukraine? What about it indeed:

NATO had its heart and soul set on control of Crimea. Everyone not comatose recognizes that at this stage. Its supporters thought a coup d'etat would clinch the deal and damn the consequences. The best laid plans of mice and men. Atlantic Council? You decide which species applies.