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2022-01-28 Government Corruption
The U.S. Really, Really Wants Russia to Invade Ukraine, Here's Why
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Posted by Omomolet Phutch9064 2022-01-28 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [582 views ]  Top

#1 Interesting theory, possibly over-analyzed. Suggests a rare level of beltway strategic, long-term financial thinking.

More likely attributed to little more than gross stupidity or diversion from a poor domestic agenda, or a combination of the two. We should know soon.
Posted by Besoeker 2022-01-28 02:28||   2022-01-28 02:28|| Front Page Top

#2 Yet another theory from ZERO:

Maté: The Ukraine Crisis, Sponsored By US Hegemony And War Profiteers

Posted by Besoeker 2022-01-28 03:11||   2022-01-28 03:11|| Front Page Top

#3 "Let's not be blind. If Russia initiates a scenario of any kind it will also initiate action against Nato members."

Huh? Why would they do that?
For what tangible benefit, as part of what coherent or consistent strategy?
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-28 03:30||   2022-01-28 03:30|| Front Page Top

#4 The righteous! Some honor Miss Sendler,
And some are more fond of Herr Schindler,
Adopting, 'twould seem,
His original dream
Of becoming a pretty fair swindler.
Posted by Unaimble the Wide1778 2022-01-28 06:39||   2022-01-28 06:39|| Front Page Top

#5 Putin is playing a game of chess here and Biden is throwing darts at the wall. The only reason this is happening is Biden needs to divert attention from his many failures. Should he poke the bear too much he will squander any possible successful outcome. Then we have the Chinese at our border with Canada and Russia at our border in Mexico. Plus the invasion of single men imported for what cause?. Then our forces weakened in so many ways domestically. Our forces now are changing bed pans and adult diapers. I can hear it now, that's not what I signed up for.
Posted by Dale 2022-01-28 07:02||   2022-01-28 07:02|| Front Page Top

#6 With regard to the Bidet administration foreign policy, Robert Heinlien comes to mind: “Never attribute to malice that which could more easily e attributed to stupidity “
Posted by Sock Puppet of Doom  2022-01-28 07:30||   2022-01-28 07:30|| Front Page Top

#7 people realized they could make more money by manipulating financial markets than they could by building stuff.

Like this guy Paul Singer, as reported at Rantburg.
Posted by Bobby 2022-01-28 09:17||   2022-01-28 09:17|| Front Page Top

#8 We've all seen this movie before ...

Posted by Warthog 2022-01-28 10:27||   2022-01-28 10:27|| Front Page Top

#9 "Let's not be blind. If Russia initiates a scenario of any kind it will also initiate action against Nato members."

Action against NATO members does not have to mean direct attacks. Between bought politicians, rent-a-mobs, and cyber-attacks they could cause a lot of delays and confusion while maintaining a bit of deniability.
Posted by ruprecht 2022-01-28 10:43||   2022-01-28 10:43|| Front Page Top

#10  Action against NATO members does not have to mean direct attacks.

Russian action against NATO goes back to ANTIFA vs Nazis brawling in the streets of Weimar Germany, and continued as a subornation project as soon as NATO was being negotiated post-war.
Posted by trailing wife 2022-01-28 11:11||   2022-01-28 11:11|| Front Page Top

#11 the united states wants u frasier crane so they can dig a canal big enough for their corporate lng tanker butt buddies to supply europe cheaper than russia can! hell out west they pay me to take natural gas that is why they want frasier u crane duh!
Posted by Greng Black3494 2022-01-28 12:17||   2022-01-28 12:17|| Front Page Top

#12 I'm still betting on Putin being smarter than #FJB, or even any of the evil little people who are pulling #FJBs strings. I still don't believe that Russia will invade.

Oh, and those 7,000 Russian nukes? If Biden and his handlers were smart they'd do everything they could to help Russia so those weapons don't fall into the hands of Chinamen or, worse, Muslims.

Further, after some of Biden's recent gaffes, Zelensky might be thinking he could cut Biden out of the loop and make a better deal with Putin.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2022-01-28 13:20||   2022-01-28 13:20|| Front Page Top

#13 If Putin were serious about invading he would have done so a year ago, in a lightning strike, when no one was expecting it. Unlike Pres. Magoo, Putin doesn't telegraph his moves in advance.
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-28 13:52||   2022-01-28 13:52|| Front Page Top

#14 "Many observers—particularly in the media—have interpreted Biden’s statement to mean that Russia will face less severe sanctions if it only invades Ukraine a little bit."

I recall hearing something in my youth about "just the tip."

If I don't get 'nuked or eaten by my neighbors, I'll have something to be amazed of for awhile.
Posted by Anomalous Sources 2022-01-28 20:19||   2022-01-28 20:19|| Front Page Top

#15 OTOH, Ukraine's President Zelensky does NOT think an invasion is imminent -- and told Pres. Magoo so yesterday.

CNN, quoting an unnamed senior Ukrainian official, reports that "the [80-minute] call did not go well... amid disagreements over 'the risk levels.' "

Apparently Magoo-Quixote has convinced himself that the windmills are about to attack -- even though level-headed Sancho Zelensky points out that, well, it's not that simple.

Who shall save the fair Ladonza?
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-28 22:07||   2022-01-28 22:07|| Front Page Top

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