Monday, September 18, 2006

Latvia's big 2006 event: NATO summit

Since Mrs. Marathon Pundit was born in Latvia, I keep a close eye on the Baltic nation.

Latvia will be a big story later this year: The annual NATO summit will be held in late November the Latvian capital, Riga, on what was once Soviet occupied territory.

Of course with the increased attention will come risk: Jihadists view the summit as an opportunity to cause havoc.

Of course history does tend to repeat itself, and Latvians are having their nation become a battleground in major wars, such as the early 18th century conflict between Russia and Sweden--the Great Northern War, as well as two more infamous conflicts: World War I and II.

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