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Old 06-17-2016, 02:39 AM
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Originally Posted by DahLliA View Post
First point is really good news. I'd given up on that fight.
it is, isn't it?

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Second point is not so good news, but not a huge surprise.
true. It was de facto valid already, but it really needed an actual statement. Cyber attacks can cause HUGE damage and they are very hard to track. But they can and should be countered. It's not just NATO though, UN also needs to recognize the danger of cyber attacks to civilian population and count them as war crimes (well, with gradations, of course.)

As for NATO falling apart, well. I hope not. But there are preparations ongoing. Scandinavia including Finland and Sweden which aren't part of NATO now, and the three Baltics, Poland, Denmark Norway and Iceland which are part of NATO will band together. Probably with Great Britain, the Netherlands and Germany as close allies.

As for Russia... *sigh* there's a lot of sabre rattling going on, on both sides. Yes, Russia is aggressive and scary and quite likely to attack another one of its neighbours soon. But, Russia's also in a rather tight spot geopolitically. Nobody (outside of Russia) believes any of Putin's promises of peace and prosperity any more, so trade is very hard. While the overall balance is still in surplus, the data for April 2016 shows the continuation of a sharp decline - linky here. China is becoming more and more advanced and has in fact long overtaken Russia in terms of prosperity and military prowess. Oil and natural gas resources are going to be drying up at some point and there's not much else being developed as an industry in Russia. Except for hackers and hooligans.
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