The incidents have been reported by Chief of Staff of Estonian Air Force, Colonel Jaak Tarien, on his Facebook page, where he said that he was
“embarrassed and ashamed” of the behavior of his countrymen.
Tarien watched a training exercise on Wednesday involving US A-10 jets and troops from Estonia, the United States and Germany, at a training range in the city of Tapa.
He asked the US troops how they were feeling in Estonia, receiving an answer that the country is beautiful, Estonians are proud of their nation, buildings are well maintained and the streets are clean. The only complaint is that some are being treated badly when venturing outside of the barracks for some rest, even though they are there on a mission to help and support their country.
“I could have beautifully explained this disgrace by using typical excuses of our recent difficult past… but I was not in the mood to do so. I said that I, as an Estonian, am ashamed that such things are happening in our country. My colleague answered that he is ashamed that similar things are happening around the world. Even though he wanted to soften the situation with his remark, he made me feel even worse,” Tarien added.
“If necessary, they are ready to give up their lives for our freedom. And what about you, petty “patriotic” racist, are you ready to give up that much for our country?” questioned Tarien furiously.