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2022-01-24 Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Briefly about Ukraine
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Posted by badanov 2022-01-24 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10799 views ]  Top

#1 Biden [idiot] is considering sending 5,000 troops, warships and aircraft to NATO allies in the Baltics and Eastern Europe as fears grow over Russian invasion of Ukraine
Posted by Skidmark 2022-01-24 02:08||   2022-01-24 02:08|| Front Page Top

#2 Alright, so what's in it for Biden ?
Posted by Besoeker 2022-01-24 05:07||   2022-01-24 05:07|| Front Page Top

#3 ^Distraction from his failures. This will only add to them.
Posted by Deacon Blues 2022-01-24 08:09||   2022-01-24 08:09|| Front Page Top

#4 Wag the Dog, really? It seems they are that shallow and inept. They have been pissing on the legs of the people in this country that are the actual fighters and think a foolish waste of lives for political cover will work?
Posted by NoMoreBS 2022-01-24 11:02||   2022-01-24 11:02|| Front Page Top

#5 I am for it IF milley gets 1 stripe, a rifle, and is at the front.
Posted by irish rage boy 2022-01-24 11:48||   2022-01-24 11:48|| Front Page Top

#6 Expect Putin to headfake and wrongfoot them again. He only invades when it's not expected.

He's trying to extract a written agreement that NATO will not include Ukraine, and he will get it.

Lavrov and Sec'y Spotify and their wordsmiths are trying to land upon a (Brandon) face-saving formulation now.

My guess: look for a phrase like Ukraine's strategic independence or some such: "independent" of NATO (that's what Putin really wants) and "independent" of outright Russian military domination (that's face-saving for Brandon).
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-24 13:05||   2022-01-24 13:05|| Front Page Top

#7 Putin has been building the Russian Air Force and Navy. If he's wanting to make a statement, you will see lots of Bl@ckjack and TU-22 raids, ship launched cruise missiles and ground troops mopping up.

Which is the way to do it anyway.
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-01-24 13:09||   2022-01-24 13:09|| Front Page Top

#8 If Putin had really wanted to invade he would have done so long ago, when the US leadership was looking the other way: in Jan. 2021, or maybe while Brandon & his D.I.E. morons were obsessing about "domestic terrorists" at school board meetings.
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-24 13:19||   2022-01-24 13:19|| Front Page Top

#9 /\ Please tell the market. The DOW is down over 700 this afternoon.
Posted by Besoeker 2022-01-24 13:55||   2022-01-24 13:55|| Front Page Top

#10 It'll bounce back quickly. Not the shit-meme clown company stocks or the other overhyped ARKK junk but real companies with solid cash flows. Buy Gazprom and LUKoil at these prices.
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-24 13:59||   2022-01-24 13:59|| Front Page Top

#11 Joes will "have to do something" if the market is down much more. I'm thinking burn Boinie Sandahs at the stake, with AOC lighting the pyre.
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-01-24 14:15||   2022-01-24 14:15|| Front Page Top

#12 Bazooka J(er)o(m)e to the rescue.

What's another $5 trillion between friends?
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-24 14:32||   2022-01-24 14:32|| Front Page Top

#13 Make the kids pay it off. They won't be alive anyway. No person, no problem. "Count the votes.. Count the votes.. Count the votes..
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-24 14:34||   2022-01-24 14:34|| Front Page Top

#14 The huge capital injections so far have barely offset the loss of real economic activity lost to the lockdowns. No matter how much money they print, it's not the same thing as creating wealth. None of the brightest stars of the ivy league understand that. But you do at the pump or grocery store.
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-01-24 14:35||   2022-01-24 14:35|| Front Page Top

#15 Powell's run out of powder. Brandon's out of powder.

If Brandon wants to save Pelosi and our Oligarchs' capital now -- he doesn't give a fook about you or me, but he jumps for his masters -- then he has no choice but to de-escalate and bring Ukraine to a swift conclusion by acceding to Putin's #1 demand: stop expanding NATO.
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-24 15:09||   2022-01-24 15:09|| Front Page Top

#16 How does deploying US troops to Estonia or, say, Poland have to do with Ukraine. For that matter even troops in Kiev have nothing to do with the slices of land Putin wants.
Posted by Lord Garth 2022-01-24 15:19||   2022-01-24 15:19|| Front Page Top

#17 Complete BS. Of course Brandon will capitulate. Agreeing to Putin's demand costs us nothing.

To us, a meaningless concession; to the other side it means everything. An obvious solution to the problem.
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-24 15:33||   2022-01-24 15:33|| Front Page Top

#18 Brandon's bag tube falls off, his pant leg is saturated. He gets a warm feeling but nobody notices.
Posted by Besoeker 2022-01-24 15:35||   2022-01-24 15:35|| Front Page Top

#19 Something's happening now, or about to happen...The markets have done a complete 180. Something's up...
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-24 15:41||   2022-01-24 15:41|| Front Page Top

#20 Because neocons wanting to make a buck off of aging flag officers' Fight Russia fantasy isn't effective when the pro military population has been turned off by the Afghan debacle and social justice training, the anti-military populace can't be bothered to care, and the observational populace sees impotent approval numbers and hidden shady business deals in Ukraine by current acting members of government.
Posted by swksvolFF 2022-01-24 15:56||   2022-01-24 15:56|| Front Page Top

#21 Great.

Reports indicating US to send additional assets to Eastern Europe.
Posted by swksvolFF 2022-01-24 16:42||   2022-01-24 16:42|| Front Page Top

#22 Russia is keeping her troops a respectable distance from the borders, to prevent any live fire incidents, such as from Ukraine's crazies.

If NATO wants to provoke Russia it will have to invade or launch air strikes, both actions being extremely hard to hide or hang on Russia as a cause for war.

Russia won't be doing the provocations. If a war starts, it will be on NATO to start it.

Just my two kopeks.
Posted by badanov 2022-01-24 17:25||   2022-01-24 17:25|| Front Page Top

#23 One other thing to bear in mind.

We keep hearing about complaints about the huge number of troops Russia has deployed at the borders.

They are nothing compared to what Russia can muster in the event of a general mobilization. I long have maintained that much of the Russian Army is mostly lower category troops filled the cadres and officers, units which must be filled with conscripts through mobilization before being committed to war.
Posted by badanov 2022-01-24 17:31||   2022-01-24 17:31|| Front Page Top

#24 Needs a catchy name; how about Operation Borodino?
Posted by swksvolFF 2022-01-24 17:48||   2022-01-24 17:48|| Front Page Top

#25 Operation Barburisma
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-24 17:51||   2022-01-24 17:51|| Front Page Top

#26 I wonder if they will get the evacuation of our assets right this time or will it be Kabul2.0?
Posted by Sock Puppet of Doom  2022-01-24 18:29||   2022-01-24 18:29|| Front Page Top

#27 I think the plan is to get about $3billion is cash and gasoline loaded onto 2 1/2s and park them in Donetsk and leaving the keys.

Then after every plane in Donetsk is flown out empty, then they will start considering an evac plan.

And if that doesn't make sense, you are obviously a Putinist and a saboteur.
Posted by swksvolFF 2022-01-24 18:52||   2022-01-24 18:52|| Front Page Top

#28 Everybody: this can't get much worse

Brandon: lets start a war with Russia, in Russia, during Winter
Posted by swksvolFF 2022-01-24 18:55||   2022-01-24 18:55|| Front Page Top

#29 General Mills: I guarantee we can support a Winter Offensive using airlift capabilities.
Posted by swksvolFF 2022-01-24 18:58||   2022-01-24 18:58|| Front Page Top

#30 ^Ah, the good old days...at Pitomnik
Posted by borgboy 2022-01-24 20:34||   2022-01-24 20:34|| Front Page Top

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