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So, do you leave the ethnic minority disenfranchised, but with individual freedom of speech in tact? I realize that this solution would not be a move towards conciliation, but…
Also, is this something that must be emphasized in discussions with the West re the ethnic minority issue?
Does Latvia need an active voice for silnaya ruka or should it be precluded? I understand that there may be Latvians who hold this position as well.
IMO no doubt the silnaya ruka is necessary, from time to time; it depends on how you define silnaya ruka. At one point above, I likened it to a chain saw. There are other ways.
Since the great powers are unlikely to go to war with each other, it is quite possible these days to fight wars by proxy. However, even proxy wars may bring the big powers to the point of almost having a world war. How do you fight in such a situation?
You rent out nuclear bombs. You do what is believed to be impossible, but then as the Marines say, the impossible takes us only a little longer.
What if lil ol Latvia rented a nuclear bomb, big and heavy from some nation somewhere. Assuming that Latvia has no rockets to deliver the bomb, It is possible that it will simply burry the bomb at some uninhabited region of Latgale and let the bomb vibrate its message—whatever it be Latvia wants to send.
One could also hang such a bomb under ten hot air balloons, catch a West wind, and let the shebang drift East. Why would one want to do such a thing? Because someone wrote somewhere above that the Russians have not given up their idea to someday get Latvia back into being part of Federated Russia again.
Unfortunately for Russia, it cannot simply send a wee little thing over Riga, because so many disenranchised
Russians of Latvian descent live there. So here is a window for Raivis Dzintars to get a volunteer crew of Latvian hot air balloonists to get the Latvian bombflymobile off the ground.