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2022-01-29 Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Biden warns he will deploy troops WITHOUT NATO's backing: President issues limp declaration that he will move 'not too many' troops to Eastern Europe 'in the near term' but not as part of NATO force as members fail to agree on action
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Posted by Skidmark 2022-01-29 08:10|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10796 views ]  Top
 File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats 

#1 ...I've got a bad feeling about this...

Mike
Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2022-01-29 10:42||   2022-01-29 10:42|| Front Page Top

#2 The Erdogan model.
Posted by Besoeker 2022-01-29 10:43||   2022-01-29 10:43|| Front Page Top

#3 Beginning to make LBJ in Vietnam look like a military genius.
Posted by Tom 2022-01-29 11:44||   2022-01-29 11:44|| Front Page Top

#4 LBJ inherited Viet Nam. Joe is trying to start from scratch.
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-01-29 11:47||   2022-01-29 11:47|| Front Page Top

#5 General Mills calling it a Cold War Buildup.

Bunch of cold war geriatric flags wanting to get their Russia Fight on.
Posted by swksvolFF 2022-01-29 12:00||   2022-01-29 12:00|| Front Page Top

#6 Biden can send the entirety for the US 5th Army because it won't make a difference as long as the crazies running Ukraine's militias don't fire on Russian troops.
Posted by badanov 2022-01-29 12:43||   2022-01-29 12:43|| Front Page Top

#7 You don't invade a country like Ukraine with 100,000 troops.
Relax a bit.
Posted by European Conservative 2022-01-29 12:51||   2022-01-29 12:51|| Front Page Top

#8 That quip about levying sanctions against Russia for not attacking was solid gold.
Posted by swksvolFF 2022-01-29 12:58||   2022-01-29 12:58|| Front Page Top

#9 Tend to agree with EC here. The real danger is that we have a blithering idiot in the White House.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2022-01-29 12:59||   2022-01-29 12:59|| Front Page Top

#10 If there is a coherent thought process at work here I suspect the plan is: 1- WH and MSM talk up an imminent attack 2- Putin doesn't attack and 3- WH and MSM claim that the only reason Putin didn't attack was Biden's firm resolve in the face of aggression, etc. 4- Biden's poll numbers go up.

For the downside of this strategy, see The Bedford Incident. Captain: "If he fires one, I'll fire one!" Crewman: "Fire One!"

Posted by Matt 2022-01-29 13:51||   2022-01-29 13:51|| Front Page Top

#11 "Relax a bit" is more or less what Zelensky has been telling everyone, Brandon included.

This is all a huge head fake by Putin. Again.

There won't be an invasion-- that would have happened many months ago if that had been Putin's intention.

Relax.

Negotiate a settlement that protects our interests while recognizing Russia's.

Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-29 13:57||   2022-01-29 13:57|| Front Page Top

#12 You don't invade a country like Ukraine with 100,000 troops.
Relax a bit.


True. And good advice in general. But permit me to play Devil's Advocate:
The Brandon Admin has already primed us that Russia might do a false flag op against their own troops.
100K troops is not enough for action, but it is a big enough mass that if a small band went off on a side quest nobody would miss them. They suit up in Ukraine jerseys, trade a few rounds with the Rus and fade back into the night. "Nope, wasn't us. We're right here!"
In the meantime, the temperature rises...
Posted by SteveS 2022-01-29 17:47||   2022-01-29 17:47|| Front Page Top

#13 It looks like you are starting a war.

Would you like help?

()Get help with justification

()Just start the war

<>don't show me this tip again
Posted by Milley 2022-01-29 18:34||   2022-01-29 18:34|| Front Page Top

#14 Complete, total shitshow.

The leader of a shambolic third world non-democracy tells our president - C-in-C of the most powerful military the world's ever seen, Leader of the Free World - to "calm down."
a CNN report based on anonymous sources described the call as frustrating and tedious, featuring harried warnings from Biden that Kyiv would be “sacked” and exasperated requests from Zelensky for the president to “calm down.”

Got that? We're being dictated to, told to mind our manners, by a comedian who heads one of the world's most incompetent and corrupt regimes!

And he's RIGHT.

Because our leader is a senile muppet who, even when he had full control of his faculties, was a lying POS buffoon, a corrupt old hack and lifelong blowhard, whose son was taking in a small fortune from Ukraine's dysfunction and disarray.

For shame. SHAME.
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-29 21:11||   2022-01-29 21:11|| Front Page Top

23:45 Carl Douglas
22:11 Merrick Ferret
21:11 Merrick Ferret
21:03 Merrick Ferret
20:48 Airandee
20:32 magpie
19:52 Rob Crawford
19:02 KBK
18:48 Merrick Ferret
18:43 Bobby
18:42 Procopius2k
18:41 swksvolFF
18:40 Procopius2k
18:39 swksvolFF
18:37 KBK
18:34 Milley
18:30 Merrick Ferret
18:21 Frank G
18:17 Besoeker
17:47 SteveS
17:47 JonhQC
17:37 Bobby
16:56 Merrick Ferret
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