Lithuania has acknowledged that history will indeed repeat itself.
Recent history (wiki):
1772-1795 - Annexed to Russia
1940 - Occupied by Soviet Union
1941 - Occupied by Nazi Germany
Lithuania is one of the three Baltic states that the Putin redistributionists have their eye on. Like all tyrants who are incapable of creating wealth at home, Putin is anxious to expand his empire to acquire territory and wealth from others. Think ObamaCare on a grander scale.
Lithuania's leaders see what is coming. One just has to look at the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the impotence of the US to understand the new world order.
The Lithuanians published a pamphlet with instructions on what to do when the Russians come.
It might as well be a signed surrender.
The Moscow Times: Lithuania's War Manual to Prepare Citizens for Russian Invasion
Lithuania is publishing a manual to advise its citizens on how to survive a war on its soil as the country's Defense Minister warn its Russian neighbor "is not friendly."I'll just leave these comments and suggestions here:
"Keep a sound mind, don't panic and don't lose clear thinking," the manual explains. "Gunshots just outside your window are not the end of the world."
The manual, which the Defense Ministry will send to libraries next week and also distribute at army events, says Lithuanians should resist foreign occupation with demonstrations and strikes, "or at least doing your job worse than usual."
You can't stop the Russian army. You can fight to the death. You can make them pay for every inch of territory. You can put arms into the hands of every citizen. You have time to train. You can do things today that will make Lithuania the less optimal target in the region for redistribution. Hint: it is not printing a pamphlet.
Since we're talking about history repeating itself, let's remember that in the 60 days between the Soviets entering Berlin and the Allies, over one million rapes occurred in that WWII city of 1.5 million. Lithuania has 3 million citizens.
Gunshots outside your window DO signal the end of the world. If gunshots are not coming from your window, you are already a slave. Or worse.
Lithuanians should not demonstrate, strike, or drag their feet at work. They should apply the lessons from the Winter War in Finland, where the Soviets lost 10x the Finns and were eventually turned away. Best told in Trotter's fantastic book, A Frozen Hell. My book notes.
UPDATED and BUMPED 2.24.15:
Today's news: Lithuania to reinstate conscription amid Russia fears
So which is it? Stay in your homes when the Russians are shooting in the streets? Or defend your country?
If I were a Lithuanian citizen, I'd want to see a cost-benefit-analysis of what it would take to arm and train every willing and able citizen. I'd start with a quality battle rifle, 10,000 rounds of ammunition, several days of marksmanship and small-unit training, and generous stockpiles of anti-tank and anti-personnel mines within communities.