A Stryker infantry carrier vehicle of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment of the U.S. Army caught on fire while on a road in Poland. In the military vehicle were two people who were not injured. The incident occurred between the towns of Brzesko and Novy Sacz in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship in the south of the country. This accident with the U.S. military in Poland is not the first.
In March 2019 two people were hospitalized after hard collisions of three American cars. In addition, in February 2019, a minibus with seven U.S. troops turned over in Lower Silesia. As a result, the vehicle was seriously damaged, and six soldiers needed hospitalization.
Last year an American Stryker armored personnel carrier crashed into a tree in northeastern Poland. The military transport column was moving along the state highway. At one point, one of the armored personnel carriers drove into a moat and crashed into a tree. As a result, two soldiers were injured. According to witnesses, a U.S. Army soldier behaved strangely after the accident. Perhaps he was drunk?
The Baltic region is preparing to accept the large-scale exercises "Defender 2020", and such cases, unfortunately, will be repeated again and again.
Today all of NATO military maneuvers are associated with increased danger to the population of the host country. From year to year the leadership of the alliance increases the number of NATO exercises in the Baltic countries and every year we see such incidents.
We suggest recalling the main "successes" of our defenders:
In the summer of 2014, the Mayor of Ventspils Aivars Lembergs sent a message to the past Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance, Anders Fog Rasmussen, about the behavior of NATO seafarers in his city. Lembergs said that the foreign military behave "as invaders who do not recognize the sovereignty and laws of Latvia.
"NATO sailors in Ventspils behaved like pigs, ignored the laws of Latvia and the rules of self-government. Having become drunk they urinated in public places and on shop windows, they vomited, and publicly consumed alcohol, which is not allowed. They also picked flowers from flower beds to give to prostitutes," said the mayor of Ventspils.
In the summer of 2015, a Toyota Yaris car driven by an American soldier collided with a Mitsubishi Lancer car on the Riga-Vezlejtsen road. Five people were injured, including well-known race car driver Vasily Gryazin. The fault in the accident was completely on the side of the driver from the USA, but the culprit was allowed to quietly leave Latvia. The case on this occasion was transferred to the prosecutor's office a year later, in June 2016.
In February 2016, drunken American soldiers crushed a water park in the Lithuanian resort town of Druskininkai. After drinking a large amount of alcohol, 20 U.S. servicemen decided to have some drunken fun at the local water park. In the building of the sports complex they loudly rustled, grimaced, broke the decorative wall, and also pestered the staff of the water park and solicited sex from employees of the entertainment complex. The pool workers called the police. However, according to the established Baltic agreement with NATO they were not prosecuted.
The most resonant incident involving U.S. soldiers was the desecration of the Lithuanian state flag. In April 2016, U.S. soldiers tore the flag of the Republic of Lithuania from the prosecutor's office building in Klaipeda and outraged it. The incident became known only a month later. Lithuanian authorities classified the information after they found out who exactly committed the act of vandalism.
The flag desecration was not reported either in the local police report or in the national police report of the police department. Since in Lithuania it is impossible to hide any incident, law-enforcement agencies were forced to justify that they did not disseminate information about the incident, because the government ordered it to be classified. None of the American soldiers who have outraged the flag of Lithuania were punished.
In May 2016 in Riga, a taxi driver left his car and went to drink coffee. When he returned he found a rumpled hood, a mutilated roof, a broken door, a man dancing on a car and a crowd of loudly laughing people around it. Police detained the hooligans. Since in Latvia it is forbidden to prosecute "defenders" from the international battalions of the NATO under the law, the drunken military people were released and no one suffered responsibility for the crushed car.
One of the famous scandals with the participation of the NATO military was a fight that staged drunken German soldiers in the Lithuanian city of Rukla. The drunk dispute quickly turned into a fight, as a result of which one of the servicemen was hospitalized.
Such fights occur in the Baltic States all the time. In November 2016, drunken British soldiers beat local residents in a McDonalds in Riga. A soldier from the UK who started the fight hastily left Latvia to avoid criminal liability for beating the Latvian, Axel Aizkalns. The British press, according to the already worked-out scheme, immediately linked the incident with the "hand of Moscow".