The White House has deployed thousands of American soldiers just miles from Ukraine to prepare for war, according to CBS News. Officers speaking with the outlet revealed they were there for combat against Russia.
Brigadier General John Lubas confirmed nearly 5,000 troops from the 101st Airborne recently joined the 100,000 American soldiers already deployed to Europe. Lubas described his troops as being on “full deployment,” and they are preparing to fight Russian soldiers in Ukraine. “This is not a training deployment, this is a combat deployment for us. We understand we need to be ready to fight tonight,” he said.
CBS Reporter Charlie D’Agata was embedded with the American forces as they conducted military drills – at a forward operating base – within four miles of Ukraine’s border. The 101st Airborne is engaged in joint exercises with Romanian forces, simulating Ukrainian soldiers’ combat against Russian troops.
Colonel Edwin Matthaidess said his forces have been “closely watching” the Russian soldiers, “building objectives to practice against” and conducting war games that “replicate exactly what’s going on” in Ukraine.
CBS News reported, "[Russia’s] goal is to cut off all Ukrainian access to the sea, leaving the country and its military forces landlocked." CBS News did not provide a source for that assertion. The Kremlin has publicly said its war goal is limited to eastern Ukraine.
Lubas declared the division was "ready to defend every inch of NATO soil." However, Moscow has never threatened to invade a NATO country. Ukraine is not a NATO member. When President Zelensky said Ukraine should be allowed into the North Atlantic alliance last month, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg rejected Kiev’s proposal.
The 101st Airborne is a light infantry division. It carries the nickname the "Screaming Eagles" as the Pentagon utilizes the 101st as a force that can deploy around the world within hours. Lubas described his division as bringing a "unique capability, from our air assault capability… We’re a light infantry force, but again, we bring that mobility with us, for our aircraft and air assaults.”
Romanian Major General Lulian Berdila told CBS News that the presence of American troops was reminiscent of WWII, "The real meaning for me, to have the American troops here, is like if you were to have allies in Normandy before any enemy was there." The 101st has not deployed to Europe since the last world war.
Kyle Anzalone is the opinion editor of Antiwar.com, news editor of the Libertarian Institute, and co-host of Conflicts of Interest.
390 thoughts on “101st Airborne Deployed to Ukraine’s Border ‘Ready To Fight Tonight’”
Everyone expected escalation in the next two weeks. After crossing Ukrainian border, they are legitimate target. Ukraine needs fresh cannon fodder. According to OSINT on 20 October, the number of Ukrainian militaries dead is 387K, number of the mercenaries dead who are fighting for Kiev regime is 31K.
Do you have a website link?
“After crossing Ukrainian border, they are legitimate target.”
By that logic, any Russian troops that have crossed the Ukrainian border are also “legitimate targets” for anyone who cares to hit them.
They are certainly legitimate targets for any belligerents. And anyone who hits them immediately becomes a belligerent.
And then . . .
It becomes a vicious cycle of belligerents….
Yes, but it might be a short cycle. Let’s hope the MICIMATT morons are not that moronic.
I’m saluting you, good sir!!!
That is correct. Everyone who comes to Ukraine with the weapons is participating in the war.
“By that logic, any Russian troops that have crossed the Ukrainian border are also ‘legitimate targets’ for anyone who cares to hit them.”
Oh, please: obviously, Russian troops in Ukraine are already “legitimate targets.”
But that fails to identify the essential matter.
The essential matter is that…
…unless Biden lied when he said, “Our forces are not and will not be engaged in the conflict,” and “Our forces are not going to Europe to fight in Ukraine” (an assertion repeated many times)…
…Russian troops may be targeted, but – as now – only by proxy; not by “anyone.”
Because – uh…obviously? It is so clear, right? (‘cept to you) – US troops shooting at Russian troops in Ukraine (like US planes shooting at Russian planes) is so wildly escalatory that even a warmongering dolt like Biden knows, in his words, “that’s World War III.”
Well said good sir! You have a way with words and a bit of flare for the dramatics!
Why, thank you, comrade. I do try to make acts of communication count…
We’re in this war together Comrade! 😉
Nothing that I disagree with there, other than the word “fails.” Just because I didn’t include X, Y, or Z in a particular post, it’s not necessarily because I didn’t know or believe that. I don’t write a book every time I comment.
” it’s not necessarily because I didn’t know or believe that.”
Oh, good, then you’ll readily agree to a revised version that corrects your critical error as follows:
By that logic, any Russian troops that have crossed the Ukrainian border are also ‘legitimate targets’ for anyone who cares to hit them – except Americans or NATO forces, because that would mean WWIII.
Easy peasy, hm? An’ I didn’ near have to “write a book.”
Good thing. Books require a large number of coherent sentences, and you can’t seem to manage one.
“Good thing. Books require a large number of coherent sentences, an-”
Shrug, till you can do better than that, can be safely ignored.
But…well, shucks!…know what? This is yr lucky day. At no x-tra charge, I’m gonna explain why your failure was critical – irresponsible, to be exact.
As Ryan Grim covered a mo. in, the warmongering press was absolutely baying for a ‘stronger’ US response – above all, ‘closing the skies,’ a pro-war battle cry.
“Ryan Grim: Media PLEADS With White House For War With Russia, Peace Talks SHOVED Aside”
And – in those first months of outrage after Russia’s invasion – it polled well to a historically Cold War’d, Russiagate’d public…though likely because, it turned out, Americans largely didn’t get that – per Biden – “that means WWIII.”
Like the baying press, statements like yours irresponsibly incite prowar sentiment by suggesting that escalated, direct military engagement is possible – “logically,” “anyone” can shoot a Russian troop in Ukraine – while critically omitting the uncountenanceable likely consequences of such an escalation.
That escalated, direct military confrontation is possible is an irrefutable fact of reality.
Noting facts of reality isn’t “inciting” anything.
Biden is an old man. He doesn’t care.
From Ukraine’s western border to the Donbass, it’s about 1,300 kms. It would take US troops at least 2 days to reach the area–asssuming they weren’t taken out by Russian artillery and missile strikes.
This is starting to get really real…?…!… https://media0.giphy.com/media/Hc8PMCBjo9BXa/giphy.gif
Seriously, things are getting serious, seriously, serious…
I have a very nice a–… Am I going to have to kiss my a– goodbye?!!!
Donna, you’re giving the guys here a hard on ! 😄
Fart hearts, lol!
Dear ANTIWAR FRIENDS (and GHOULS):
I’ve spent many years here and in excellent company. I appreciate the folks who have maintained this website, so very, very well. Your expertise, good company have been invaluable over the many years (soft violin music begins to play)…
But now, the sky is cloudy and gray…Thump, thump, thump… The clip clop of boots makes a thunderous sound on the tarmac (what the hell is a tarmac?…), the sound of the planes engines begins to roar… We can hear the sounds coming over the planes radio system and we can hear the voices say:
“Hit the road Jack and dontcha come back, no more, no more, hit the road Jack and doncha come back no more, that’s what I say!…”
“Hit the road Jack and dontcha come back no more”……
I hope this doesn’t mean you’re leaving, but if so happy hunting, bon voyage, etc.
No, no Good Thomas, I am not leaving! This is my peace club!
What a relief , Thomas scared me, you would be missed here.
Thank you Renate. I love you all to bits!
Same here, we love you to bits.
Me too ❤️❤️❤️
The Romanian leader’s sense of melancholy is a tad too much for me… Does he really think, the “AMERICANS” are gonna save the day?!!! NORMANDY?! Comeon!…………………………………………………………………………………………………
Russia saved the day, not Patton. The Russian people beat Hitler, they do know what war means, and they will fight for their country, their home and children.
Sure, the UK navel blockade of Germany, the US army air force destroying the German air force, the British night bombing of German cities, US day bombing of German industries, the US and British success in North Africa, the US army knocking Italy out of the war, Patton’s army destroying the German army on the Western front in the winter of 1944 and the massive aid given to the USSR had nothing to do with Germany losing. Did I forget something? Oh yea, the destruction of the German U-boat fleet by the Canadian, British and US navy.
Yep, let’s not forget the firebombing of cultural center Dresden, a city with absolutely no military significance.
Amerikkka actually had more to do with dominating the Pacific theater than in Europe. Again, destroying two Japanese cities with no military significance; just a show of force for Stalin’s benefit.
(1)I did not forget, the destruction of Dresden is cover under the bombing of German cities.
(2) The US Army destroyed more that two Japanese cities in the war. I believe the count was around 60.
Okay, okay, okay… Are we really gonna fight the Ruskies?… Okay, okay, okay…
Now, I am sure that this has already occurred to many here but! We are talking about the possibility of two nuclear countries going head to head…
Amerikkkan military with “boots on the ground” to fight the Russians?
Well won’t THIS turn out well.
I smell another draft comin’ on as well.
I sincerely hope that conscription starts promptly and that both (all?) genders are eligible. Americans don’t much object to military misadventures unless their kids are coming home in boxes. Which is why the draft was ended in the wake of Vietnam. The warmongers don’t like resistance from the masses.
You’ve got that right Ted!
I grew up during Vietnam when the television news actually showed the body bags discharged from planes. Since that caused too much consternation and downright rage, every single war after that disallowed such images.
I’ve been calling for a reinstatement of the draft for years—NO “Fortunate Sons” excluded! If chances are that you’re going to do battle against a foreign entity, you’re gonna BURN that draft card and stand up to the guvvmint.
They would have to call up the draft now, before the election, because they need time to train the soldiers.
They do expect to fight the war with drones and bombs and win, but they could be disappointed in a hurry.
I’d bet money against there being a draft.
Me too, for the reason I cited above.
I think you are right for now, but if and when they would think it is a good IDEA they would activate the draft within days or hours and it would be bipartisan. It would be a gigantic job and years to do.
I think you are right for now, but if and when they would think it is a good IDEA they would activate the draft within days or hours and it would be bipartisan. It would be a gigantic job and years to do.
Thomas, I’ve heard repeatedly on the MSM that the armed forces have been unable to fill their required numbers.
One problem? Obesity. Don’t it figure; too many kids sitting around playing war games on their phones.
Obesity’s one of their problems recruiting even those who are willing. Another is criminal records. And fewer people are willing.
At some point, maybe we’ll finally get the answer to the question “what if they gave a war and nobody came?”
How times have changed, Thomas. When I was young, obesity was a rarity; now it seems to be more or less the norm.
When we were young, it was “eat your vegetables.”
Now it’s “eat your happy meal.”
No, I’m not blaming parents. The arc of food production and marketing has tended toward making empty calories cheap and good nutrition expensive, when it used to be the other way around.
When I was a kid, we grew our own vegetables and butchered our own steers, hogs, and chickens. Eating food from out was a luxury (the nearest McDonald’s was 50 miles away and a treat beyond imagining when I occasionally got it). And if you bought your food at the grocery store, it usually still involved actually cooking from a recipe with some balance to it.
Now it’s cheaper — though getting more expensive — for most people to get burgers and fries from out than to make a pot roast with carrots and celery and onions and potatoes at home. And if you go to the grocery store, half the stuff on offer is microwave crap that takes five minutes, in an age when both halves of most couples work instead of one being at home to spend two hours preparing the real version of the microwave crap — which is also cheaper.
And don’t get me started on high fructose corn syrup.
Precisely. I’m a divorced mom of three, and basically, dinner is whatever I have the time and energy to throw on the table after working all day and can squeeze in amidst doing laundry, cleaning, helping with homework, caring for pets, etc.
Well, we can no longer afford pot roast, Thomas, but I do 99% of my cooking from scratch. It helps that we grow a great deal of our own fruits and vegetables, as you do.
After a hiatus from baking ( I totally burnt out on it when I was working at the tree nursery and the guys expected home-baked goodies every day!) I’m back to that as well.
This is bound to bl;ow over, with all the SHOCKING inflation and talk of nuclear war, the Biden presidency is very apt 2 end in a red tsumami. He cannot politically afford any land war in Europe with American fatalities!!!!!!!!!!
Biden said many times, no boots on the ground. What does he expect? European NATO members could well bail out, no matter what they say now. The people will make them bail out, I hope.
You really can’t sell “clean” wars with a draft. They’d lose their main propaganda tool.
I am sure our guys on the ground are feeling just a little queasy. I am sure they do not have a clue as to what they would fight for. It sure isn’t our homeland.
Well, Airborne troops tend to be pretty gung ho, guys who really want combat, at least until they get it. But sending 6K of light infantry against Russian forces in Ukraine would be suicidal and the brass knows that even if the troops and the neocons don’t. So it’s not likely to happen.
My take, too close to election to take a lot of casualties, then ask for votes. I’m however a practical guy and know I fool when I meet one.. Didn’t the Russians have 140,000 troops on the Ukie border when they were trying to negotiate a compromise? Then Doltenturd said “No negotiations??” All I can think is, who is running this crazy show..????? Did “Toria” somehow end up calling the shots???? That’s what it seems like to me. Yeah, I know, seems impossible that she still has the Ukraine portfolio. But what else could explain the absurd demands, like the return of Crimea, and for the Russians to surrender & withdraw back to Russia. Who else but the woman who lost Crimea trying to undo that loss, so as to save face and restore her diplomatic gravitas? Has this thought occurred to any of you commentors here, or is it solely a figment of my imagination only…?????
There are lots of neocons and neoliberals in the Biden administration who are perfectly capable of dumb and dangerous stunts like this one. Cookies Nuland is definitely still part of the gang. She doesn’t have the same job as when she fostered the Nazi-fronted coup, but . . . the person who has the job now reports to Nuland.
The job of Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs is much more powerful than the title suggests. Nuland supervises all the regional deputies.
Scary as hell, Red.
They would not send the 101 in with out air support and long range missiles. And don’t forget the punch that 101st three battalions of Apache attack helicopters have.
I doubt that even Biden and his neocons are quite stupid enough to send troops to fight Russia at this point. But I’m not quite stupid enough to rule out the possibility.
Fair enough Red, you’ve got your a– covered on both sides…!
I don’t doubt it at all. Not any more.
I don’t want to sound paranoid, but the Biden Armageddon talk and the NATO nuclear exercises make me weary.
Old Joe is out to manipulate public opinion, baiting Putin to talk nuclear in order to blame Putin to have made him do it if/when neocons will go nuclear first. The neocons believe they can win a limited nuclear war.
They are crazy enough, that is scary. Nuclear weapons are a deterrent only as long as we believe they would really use them.
I have not read anything from Maj. Danny Sjursen. In months. I wish he would chime in on this upcoming mess.
Me too. I see him as the one here who’s mind thinks and writes closest to our beloved co-founder Justin Raimondo who from my point of view always seemed to be largely correct, if not flawless…,!!!!!
If they start that, they’d better be prepared to fight in Poland and Germany, not just a limited war in Ukraine. Russia has demonstrated escalation dominance.
Seems to me a move into Ukraine by US forces would have a very high probability of triggering a nuclear response from Russia. Looks like the inmates have taken over the asylum in DC.
Russia’s nuclear doctrine is very clear, A move into Ukraine by US forces will not trigger a nuclear strike. It will trigger a response though.
It will constitute an attack on Russian forces by NATO. The first Russian aircraft to be shot down, the first Russian soldier killed or captured.
The US government has gone rogue. They tried to con the Ukrainians into doing their dirty work, and that has fallen flat. Biden’s doctrine is that Russia cannot prevail in Ukraine. I see this going only in one direction.
Hey Napoleon , Hitler winter is coming to the Caucuses. Dumb American military are you listening ?
OK firstly if the US forces move into Ukraine that is not an attack on Russia or Russian forces. Secondly have you read Russia’s nuclear doctrine?
All this western talk of Russia nuclear strike is all nonsense. Russia is not going to nuke anyone. US/NATO is creating conditions where they get western populations consent to use nukes themselves.
You are what Lenin and Stalin meant by “Usefull Idiots”
Macron has said he would not retaliate with nuclear force if Russia used nuclear weapons in Ukraine. Germany is cutting military spending, not replacing what they provided the Ukrainians. Remains to be seen what they will do.
Yes I’ve read it, and seriously, do you believe the DC idiots are capable of carrying out any strategy without making a hash of it? The US proxy war is a shambles, despite the fact that we’ve thrown a mountain of treasure at it. I have zero confidence – ZERO – that these jackasses can keep this from escalating out of control, and I submit that what has already transpired backs me up.
You seem to believe that this can be analyzed logically. I do not.
I cant disagree with that. They are literal psychopaths.
I should add that I respect your opinions expressed here and can happily say the same for most of the posters I’ve encountered.
This is a great site and most welcome for me after suffering through a year at The Wire.
Again thanks for the respect you and others show here on a regular basis.
I for one am very glad you’re here Bear 🙂
I should add that I respect your opinions expressed here and can happily say the same for most of the posters I’ve encountered.
This is a great site and most welcome for me after suffering through a year at The Wire.
Again thanks for the respect you and others show here on a regular basis.
A lightly-armed airborne division crossing into Ukraine, or engaging in combat with Russian forces, wouldn’t come close to meeting the conditions of the policy. In fact, it would be the very existence of the division that would be under threat (one of the reasons it probably won’t happen).
However, I can’t imagine the US-NATO diving into this mess without committing forces it believes sufficient to win. That, of course, likely would pose a threat to the very existence of the Russian Federation. And therefore to civilization as we know it. At least.
Even if the neocons are batshit crazy enough to tempt fate in that way (some of them are), there’s almost no chance the Europeans would go along with it. Even very obedient dogs have their limits.
I admire your optimism or realism or whatever you choose to call it, but I do not concur because I believe that in light of what I’ve witnessed since February, I can see no reason to believe Biden and Co won’t screw it up – again.
With respect, I think your argument is too legalistic and logical. War isn’t logical.
OB! Not even a hint of optimism?! Well, I like to deal with things realistically and when it comes to “screwing up”, let us hope (and pray) it is not on our itinerary…
It’s called whistling in the dark, isn’t it?
I have a tremendous respect for your use of technical expertise, indeed, I wish many others would exert the same effort…
“Batshit Crazy”, in reference to the neokleptics is technically highly astute.
Isn’t going to happen, at least not before several other escalatory steps.
I believe a nuclear response would be reckless and counterproductive, but depends on the size of the U.S. incursion.. If the incursion is very large the reporting would sound WAAAY different than it is currently.
Putin has said, there will be no world without Russia. I wonder if Biden and Blinken or anyone of the scum got the message ?
With Putin you get what you see, do they know that?
Rumor has it (for whatever that is worth) that Putin already ordered some nukes to be tested and the orders were disobeyed, as the tests did not take place. That means Putin is in the process of shooting and replacing scores of generals and lower officers.
What is amazing is that Biden is accountable to no one, he is leading the world to war and he gets a standing ovation from MSM.
We’ll be home for Christmas. la la la de de dumb…. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b733ac78294030910cd1fed8023a777645271ceb7ac88116edc76f4e8cf661c0.jpg
I reread Tuchman’s The Guns of August recently.
Do we think the morons running the show in 2022 are brighter than the morons who blundered their way into WWI?
Certainly not, what is different is ultimately Ukraine isn’t viewed as a vital US interest. If Ukraine loses despite our support it will be a bummer. But it will probably discourage the Russians from further territorial expansion as they won’t have much of an army left by then.
That is sick. Mass death is a bummer but what the f*ck, Russia will be weakened.
Yes it is, I didn’t start it, and I am a relatively pacifist American, think about what the warlike ones are like.
You got it wrong, Russia wants no territorial expansion, only secure borders. The US wants to control Russia’s natural resources. The destruction of the pipelines confirms that. Biden said he wants a weak broken Russia without Putin.
Putin wants secure existing borders.
What? They have already annexed parts of the Ukraine just a few weeks ago. How effective is your memory hole?
Remember when Texans were being persecuted by Mexico and then Wash. stepped in, but just didn’t take Texas, it took most of Mexico. At least Moscow lets the people vote on who they want to go with, Wash. didn’t.
Because, unlike US, Russia is a Christian country.
The US still has lots of Xtians, it’s just that Wash. has gone full blown Satanic and psychotic. All reason is lost in the government today when they say there are more than two genders; just one example. 1984 has become the policy manual for Wash. and American government today.
I am sure there are a lot of true Christians in US. The problem is: the country is ruled by Satanists.
Just a gentle reminder , M ; one needn’t be a Christian to know right from wrong.
Keep chugging that Kremlin Kool-Aid, bud!
Perhaps they should start acting like it then.
Not because they wanted it, they had to. You need to inform yourself, the issues have contexts they are not in a vacuum. What do you know the Minsk agreements? I guess, properly nothing.
Not because they wanted it, they had to. You need to inform yourself, the issues have contexts they are not in a vacuum. What do you know about the Minsk agreements? My guess, properly nothing.
The border already shifted a bit, and it will shift further. The chief clown of Ukraine told a year ago: “Everyone who wants to remain Russian, go to Russia”. So, Russians started to move to Russia and took with them their land.
Ukraine was never considered of vital interest, it was always cannon fodder, the same holds true for the NATO Europeans. Europe was always to be the battlefield for Americans, that is what saved Germany, it was needed exactly for what it is being used for now.
The vital interest is to get Russia’s resources like Wash. did in Iraq and Syria. (Iran is also on the schedule, as per Gen. Wesley Clark)
You forgot Venezuela, I forgot Libya and more, the list is long.
To block the rest of the world from buying resources from Russia.
This time it’s not a blunder, it’s been planned since 1948, with lots of revisions, but still the plan. https://stanislavs.org/the-plan-to-destroy-russia-conceived-and-started-in-1948-concluded-in-1993/
“101st Airborn Deployed to Ukraine’s Border ‘Ready To Fight Tonight’ A commander said, “this is not a training deployment, this is a combat deployment”
Cool your jets Colonel moron. You are a prime example of why the US Army is considered a bastion of low IQ neanderthals.
Foreign policy is made in Washington not in your pee brain and not in Poland!
No sane person wants World War 3. Hopefully you will be replaced soon enough.
Fire that POS Colonel!!! Fire all of the DC GHOULS!!
I’m inclined to agree JH but typically, they don’t get fired, they get promoted…
Problem is it is October! It’s the time for D.C. GHOULS to shine…
Leave the idiot there to witness FIRSTHAND what a rash comment, perhaps move can trigger…… Lots O Luck…
I’m sure this has already occurred to you CT, people like us, against war are the sane ones but TPTB hold all the cards (and computer chips)…
Whoever is doing the voting down thing, I think that is fine but at least have the decency to give us an explanation (watch the four letter words okay?)!
Leave the idiot there to witness FIRSTHAND what a rash comment, perhaps move can trigger
There is no evidence I can discern that Washington has manufactured anything resembling a strategy.
The Russians army is being destroyed without a single American casualty. What ever they aren’t doing seems to be working.
There have been American casualties as well as British and Polish and French soldiers. They are training Ukrainians. There were French officers with the Mariupol POV soldiers too. MSM ignores that.
Good… Fuck mercenaries.
But that is all NATO has, I don’t think any NATO member has a draft, not the big once anyway.
Russians are fighting for their motherland, NATO fights for money and resources, it is a profitable business with no overhead and low taxes, and others pay the price.
Well, sending troops to the front with only a few days of training and/or no combat experience is definitely not helping them.
Don Bacon sends out his alpaca pseudonym to teach us about combat experience. To me it seems that as badly trained as Russian troops MAY be, its very hard to believe Ukraine troops are better trained. from my sources, and probably even less well trained than the Russian conscripts. With the Ukie Air Force g0ne & their charity missile acquisition, training to avoid death from above is hard to master.
Do you really still not have any stronger response to people who disagree with you than to pretend they’re sock puppets?
All three have blocked me personally, Thomas; does that make me a “sock puppet” to them? 😉
I don’t understand the question. Words mean things. A “sock puppet” in this context is a fake account used to let someone pretend to be someone else and/or run multiple “identities.” It has nothing to do with liking or not liking someone, blocking or not blocking someone, etc.
And it’s over-used.
A lot of people can’t say “we disagree, that means at least one of us is wrong, let’s find out which.” It can only be “YOU are WRONG, and it CAN’T be an honest mistake that I will prove by laying out facts and evidence, it MUST be that you’re BAD/EVIL/DISHONEST.” Which is quite convenient when one doesn’t have the facts and evidence.
Most are sock puppets. Makes me wonder if you have alternate accounts. 🤔
Don Bacon, Don Julio and Lemony Alpaca are different people and its obvious.
Lemony is a woman ; Don “Fakin” Bacon stole the name of a legitimate poster on Moon of Alabama; I’ve no clue who Don Julio is.
There was a Don Bacon that posted very well thought out comments. I don’t know if he fell on his head or if he was hacked but he certainly did a 180.
Oh, you’re still whistling that same old, lame old tune, are you?
Russian troops aren’t badly trained, why would they be? And they have so far never fought against the Ukies, that’s been done by Donbass militia while the Russians massacre the Ukies with artillery. Or destroy their power grid, 40% gone now.
We know that about the Ukrainians, not about Russian troops.
Yep, that is why the Russians have completely taken over Ukraine. Because Ukrainian soldiers are poorly trained and equipped. Even worse than Russian conscripts.
Of course Russians have casualties, but a lot less than the Ukrainians.
Allegations taken out of context are not credible.
If Ukrainians are winning than why don’t they sit down with Russians to negotiate and end the slaughter? Russians never closed the door to negotiations.
Oh, there’s plenty of evidence that the Russian troops are being sent to the front with almost no training:
Pro-Russia military journalist Anastasia Kashevarova wrote on Telegram that “<a href="https://t.co/WtkfEnIvQHfront line." Zinc coffins are already arriving in Chelyabinsk, Yekaterinburg and Moscow. You told us there would be training, that they wouldn’t be sent to the front after a week. Did you lie again?”
Natalya Loseva, an editorial director of RT (of all places) wrote on Telegram about her friend, Aleksey Martynov, who was mobilized Sept. 23 and died Oct.10. “He had no combat experience. He was sent to the front after basically a few days,” said.
Five men from Chelyabinsk who were drafted between Sept. 26 and Sept. 29 were all dead by Oct. 13. One of their comrades said, “We got there the first day, having never fired a shot — and they sent us, like meat, straight to an assault unit, with two grenade launchers. I had at least read the instructions on how to use them.”
“plenty of evidence” False, that has not happened. “but this guy on telegram!” That one single claim you’re quoting has been used over and over again and it’s baseless. Do better. Hundreds of thousands of RESERVISTS are being trained right now. Do you claim that’s false? You should listen to the Duran on YouTube as they summarize real facts, and they already dealt with that single claim on Telegram that you and others keep quoting.
You are funny. Anything that’s against your narrative, it’s false 🤣
I quoted two different things, genius. (Well, three, actually, but the coding was messed up and one wasn[t showing up correctly.) Which one was “baseless”?
These are Jon’s arguments.
You are wrong, and I’m right just cause i said so.
I kinda picture him stomping his foot.
No matter how well trained soldiers are, soldiers get killed in wars, in fact more civilians, including women and children, get killed than soldiers.
Russians have kept civilian casualties as low as possible, one can’t say the same for the Ukrainian military. Their military casualties are much higher than Russian casualties. Zelensky did not allow the soldiers in Mariupol to surrender when he knew the soldiers would get killed if they didn’t. That is wasting the lives of soldiers and the civilians including children for nothing, no General with an ounce of decency would have done that. It is a war crime no matter what you say.
Where did I argue that no one is killed in wars?
But I will point out that your chances of dying are a lot lower if someone has taught you what to do.
I never said you argued no one gets killed, you have a double standard and you act as if your side is less brutal than the other side. The Ukrainians are wasting the lives of their soldiers and civilians when they refuse to surrender when the battle and sacrifices are hopeless, as happened in Mariupol.
I never said you argued no one gets killed, you have a double standard and you act as if your side is less brutal than the other side. The Ukrainians are wasting the lives of their soldiers and civilians when they refuse to surrender when the battle and sacrifices are hopeless, as happened in Mariupol.
“with only a few days of training and/or no combat experience ”
False, that’s a lie. Russia is not doing any of that. Back it up or admit you post something untrue. Russia has called in reservists, which means men who have signed up specifically to be called in when needed. And they are giving them THREE MONTHS of extra training, which is far more than needed, since they are already trained reservists.
They are not forcing ordinary people to fight in uniform with no training and no equipment which is what UKRAINIANS are doing. Or don’t you want to admit that? Don’t you read the Western media that admit that? Ukrainians being left in ditches with one rifle shared by three men, until they are killed by Russian artillery, while their Ukie officers are far away in hotels.
The speech announcing “partial mobilization” specified 300,000 “trained reservists.”
The actual order specified neither a maximum number nor that the conscripts be “trained reservists.” It simply said the Ministry of Defence could call up as many people as it needed.
Of course, the glorious Russian empire would never!
I mean, when people who literally work for Russian state media are saying that, then I would think that would give you pause, but I just gotta admire your absolute commitment to the perfection of the Russian militwyr.
You sound like a little kid yelling, “YOU BETTER TAKE THAT BACK RIGHT NOW OR ELSE!”
Putin doesn’t give a crap about these kids. Why do you think hundreds of thousands have left Russia?
Jon is trying harder than Putin to defend his troops. 🤣
Maybe Jon will buy them the food and weapons that Putin won’t.
Jon’s replies are rational and based on facts while your responses are not based on facts only allegations and can’t be rational.
Well, I’m the one who brings receipts. Everybody else just spouts off without anything to back up their assertions. Ever.
Unfortunately for us, wishfull thinking is not a strategy, Russia has been dictating tempo of this intervention so far, snd it is embarrassing to make so much out of one Ukrainian move into territory Russians abandoned as indefensible. So far, we have not seen any meaningful change in front line.
This situation calls for broad bases negotiations, as front has stabilized. It appears Russia has slowed it down — it is possible that there are secret negotiations.
Key stumbling block will remain tge Gestapo revime in Kiev. We are distrscted by the war noise and forget that Kiev has since 2014 poersecuted Russian speakers, Russian ethnic or Ukrainians.
For as long as the laws are in place that were passed in 2014 under machine gun threat. and progresively laws were implemented arbitrarily without courts.. Killing people, dissapearing, property confiscation or nationalization, accusing people of treason. Jouralists, politicians murdered,
While a portion of Rusdian populatikn is now under Russian control, many milliins are still in Ukraine. How does one resolve the problem when Zelenski is committed to oppression. He used Israel as a model state
with high level of military lresence in peace
time in order to conttol non-Ukrainian polulation, He repeated that several times. The security allaratus will not be dismantled.
And this will be the obstacle to ending war, Most of the presdure in Russian leadership came from people in Russia. To then abstractions like NATO membership mean little — but plight of people is the hottedt
And US has been mum about it, while Zelenski tightened the Gestapo tactics to a new level. It all appeared on purpose, Resuscitation of Nazi traditions was not a accident, It was to make sutuatiin intolerable. Denazification is still a goal.
Biden let the cat out of the bag by smuggly commenting how “Russians will have to do something”.
Now that they have “done something “, what is NATO plan? What is the strategy?
So far, the only real success were two terriorist acts — blowing up pipelines and the bridge. Unless there is a wait and see attitude — will Russia will move ahead on other majority Russian districts, .
Russia is withdrawing now, I suppose part of the plan.
Do you know how long in miles the war front is? There is no withdrawal. Watch the overall front in during the next 8 weeks.
Dont make shit up. It’s a withdrawal. It’s a retreat. They cannot hold the ground.
Don Bacon returns with his Don Julio pseudonym. Maybe he thinks his alpaca iteration lacks sufficient gravitas on this topic. Hey Don, fronts in combat move like a worm not a snake, one part moves while another stays put, but is still connected as an whole.
O.K. I will be watching on southfront dot or g.
Agreed. Russia didn’t decide to enlist an additional 300,000 troops because it intends to withdraw.
Although there have been tactical withdrawals in several areas, there are no indications that they plan to quit.
Russia has repeatedly shown a willingness to give up territory to protect its soldiers. But, in many cases, the retreats stop as soon as its troops cross a river and dig-in. And, in almost every case, the territory gained by Ukraine has come at the expense of very high casualties in both lives and equipment.
They are withdrawing to clear the way for nuclear weapon use.
Well it seems they are moving their good equipment back across the river and leaving Kherson defended by the “mobniks” recent basically unarmed and untrained conscripts.
Nope, Russia is not moving “their good equipment” away from Kherson, they are defending the Kherson area every day. So you just posted something that is completely false with nothing to back it up whatsoever. Check out actual war news and see how Ukie attempts have been beaten back there. All the Ukie criminals can do is murder civilians with artillery, as usual.
Well, you’re certainly an expert on the subject of posting claims “with nothing to back them up whatsoever” (unless your vivid imagination counts as “backing”).
False. What’s your proof that Russia wants to use nuclear weapons? That is completely the invention of U.S. socialist media like CNN and the New York Times. Russia has never threatened to use nuclear weapons, all of that talk comes from socialist Americans. Putin simply said in a speech that if Russia is attacked they have their own weapons to defend themselves with. Socialist media then claimed “Russia threatens to attack with nuclear weapons!” But now you know the facts about that speech. Isn’t that better? Or will you forget it?
“False. What’s your proof that Russia wants to use nuclear weapons?”
What’s you proof that they are not?
Also, can you share with me your News sources.
I’m having a hard time finding the real ones.
Um, no. Why do you make claims that are lies? The Russians are holding the line and killing Ukies daily when they are forced to attack. You don’t know that because you don’t follow the war news. Even your beloved Biden-loyal media admit the constant defeats of the Ukie conscripts, except they’re quiet about it to help you ignore it. Check real daily war news, they’re available. But Russia evacuates civilians who the Ukies murder with artillery in Kherson, so you claim “Russia is withdrawing”. Of course you don’t care about civilians.
It is war or at least a special military operation. Both sides shade and spin and lie. Eventually some truth will emerge. It sure looks like Russia failed in seizing Kyiv ( just a feint) had to withdraw quickly and in bad order in the north , is steadily losing ground near Kherson.
Dude, you are too in love with Putin. Cannot argue with you.
What will you say when Russians completely pull out? That I was lying or will you come up with another alternative fact about it?
Withdrawing from where…????? The devil is the details. From what percent of Ukie territory did Russia withdraw?? How many percent of Ukie territory do Russians still hold, and no longer hold. Give US the numbers!!! One guy going to the latreen is not a withdrawal…
Russia will win by Christmas by actually using more than 20% of the armed forces it has only used so far and a taste of the recent missile capabilities will coincide with a cold weather offensive.
We must pay attention to what senile Biden says and does, we don’t know the people who pull his strings, Blinken or Nuland or the Kagans, we don’t know.
He has said, no American soldiers on Ukraine soil, they are there now in Romania close to the Ukraine border ready to invade Ukrainian territory.
He is busy manipulating public opinion by putting fear in their heads by talking about Armageddon, holding nuclear exercises because Putin makes him do it, Putin is dangerous he said he will use nuclear weapons. It is a drip-drip mind manipulation the Americans are good at, recall the WMD in Iraq. They kept polling constantly while manipulating the public to support the Iraq invasion. They needed more than 50% public opinion support the invasion by springtime before it would get too hot and they got it in time to invade in March I believe it was.
They know how to do it, better than anyone else.
In what world ?
The Ukrainian army has been destroyed and are using kids and seniors to staff it besides Western soldiers from places like Poland and the US.
If Russia can’t destroy the Ukrainian army given the relative sizes of the countries that would be embarrassing right? Anyway destroyed or not, the Ukrainians appear to be steadily pushing the Russians out.
Russians don’t want total war on their Ukrainian relatives, they could have used American shock and awe methods, but they are more humane than Americans are, and they know the horrors of war first hand.
Have you heard of Julia Davis and war translated? Those guys on Russia one are saying some crazy stuff. Also didn’t VP himself suggest that Ukrainians were a “made up people” shades of Israel and the Palistinians.
OMG, the stuff on Russian Media Monitor account is NUTS. Did you see this one?
Highlights include, “Those grannies would spend their burial savings to get raped by Russian soldiers” and “They (kids) should have been downed in the Tysyna, right there, where the ducklings, swim. Just drown those children, drown them” and “shove them right into those huts and burn them.”
It should be noted that these folks are not speaking in any “official capacity” although if they misspeak they do tend to fall out windows.
You don’t say anything about Ukrainian soldiers murdering Russian war prisoners. Shooting others in the knees. A Ukie field doctor saying he castrates all Russian prisoners. The fact that Ukraine is bombing the civilians in Donetsk like they have done for seven years, and are now using U.S. artillery to bomb the people in Kherson as well, which a French reporter witnessed daily, but her TV station cut her off when she was telling the viewers.
But “look at this guy on YouTube!” Nice try.
“This guy on YouTube” was the director of RT’s Russian language broadcasting.
It says a lot about your intellectual dishonesty that you’re painting him as “this guy on YouTube” in order to pretend RT doesn’t air absolutely horrific things.
If it is the man I saw on you tube video, he was a beaten up truckdriver and the you tube video was produced by the government controlled Ukraine media, that alone disqualified it. It may be another video. Credibility of anything coming from Kiev = ZERO
Huh? You seem to be breaking with reality, dear. I posted about the RT host calling for kids to be drowned and burned and saying that Ukrainians grannies would give their life savings to be raped by Russian soldiers. .
I posted about another case, I did not say it is the same.
You posted what you saw on” RUSSIA MEDIA MONITOR”, that is NOT RT. get your facts straight.
Oh my God, it was a clip from RT shared by RMM. (Is this real life? Why are you so confused? Do I need to have my 11yo explain it to you?)
RMM has no credibility.
So you’re saying that that clip did NOT in fact air on Russian state television?
I never saw anything like that, but maybe you have proof that it did? You linked to RMM not RT.
The clip sounds like a forgery, how do you know it is not?
If it was a forgery, why did the guy apologize and why did RT fire him? https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russian-tv-presenter-says-sorry-faces-probe-call-drown-ukrainian-children-2022-10-24/
I would consider actually looking into things before you spout off.
That is what you watch? That does explain a lot.
Just to let you know, I did not waste a second of my time on such BS.
Oh, so you don’t watch any Russian media to see what they’re actually saying? Good to know.
I do NOT watch BS like RMM. You do it, but don’t expect me to sink that low.
It’s literally taken right from Russian state media. It’s hilarious that you don’t see the disconnect
RT reported, Oct. 25, 2022
Lawmakers retract letter urging Biden to pursue peace
Penned by Congressional Progressive Caucus chair Pramila Jayapal (Washington), the letter called on Biden to “seriously explore all possible avenues, including direct engagement with Russia, to reduce harm and support Ukraine in achieving a peaceful settlement.” Some 30 House Democrats, including Ilhan Omar (Minnesota) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York), lent their signatures to the missive, which was sent to the White House on Monday.
Within hours, Jayapal “clarified” that the progressive caucus still backs Biden’s “ongoing military and economic support” for Kiev, and by Tuesday afternoon, the letter was withdrawn entirely
True or false?
That is why I will not vote for either party, they falter and let a senile old man run Amok in Washington with nuclear weapons. Democracy or just POS?
You have reading comprehension issues. Maybe you should get some help.
Did I say I don’t watch any Russian media?
I will tell you, I don’t watch MSM, that includes PBS.
Do you want a cookie or something?
Let me guess, you get all your news from Caitlyn Johnstone.
I do read and respect her greatly. She knows the subjects she writes about and has convictions and integrity. There are more independent journalists I trust and respect.
I recommend Grayzone and Consortium News.
Really reliable quality journalism, top of the line and there are others equally good.
Intellectually more demanding than what you read.
MSM is garbage, I canceled cable tv and my NYT subscription.
Gray Zone as quality journalism?! Thanks for the good laugh, lol! Blumenthal is a regular contributor to Sputnik and RT, which obliterates any veneer of credibility he may have had. You can’t work for state media and call yourself an ‘independent journalist.’ Same goes for Johnstone.
So what I am seeing is that you’re in an information silo composed of “news” sources who all parrot talking points from authoritarian regimes.
The West’s aim “is not the victory of Ukraine, It’s the defeat of Russia,” Baud says. “The problem is that nobody cares about Ukraine. We have just instrumentalized Ukraine for the purpose of US strategic interests — not even European interests.”
Guest: Jacques Baud. Former intelligence officer with the Swiss Strategic Intelligence Service who has served in a number of senior security and advisory positions at NATO, the United Nations, and with the Swiss military.
Johnstone is great as a critic of the US empire, but seems to have a blind spot where other empires are concerned.
While I don’t have an issue with people from other nations writing about the problems with and in America, is Australia really so completely devoid of issues that she is able to devote herself ENTIRELY to criticizing another nation? As a person who is (for example) not British, does not live in the UK, does not have British citizenship and has never lived there for any length of time, I would find it the height of hubris to churn out nothing but constant criticism of the UK and its government.
And frankly, reporting regularly about a place you don’t live and are very unlikely to cultivate sources means you’re relegated to speculating on other people’s journalism, which does NOT make one a journalist. Instead, she quotes mainstream media when it’s convenient to her, then spends her time denouncing it while pulling in 7 grand a month on Patreon.
But my bigger issue with her is that she is a sloppy journalist and has a history of plagiarism and working for Russian state media. Both should preclude her from claiming to be either a reputable or an independent journalist.
I’ve appeared on and in Russian (and other) state media myself.
Appearing in it as someone who is being covered is not problematic. Personally, I find producing work FOR it ethically problematic for someone who covers international affairs involving that region, just as i wouldn’t hire an auto-industry reporter who used to do PR for GM. There’s a reason that the “reporter to PR” pipeline usually only goes one way. (Well, the money would be the other reason!)
What do you watch, Renate?
Independent contributors on a higher intellectual level. My standards are high and lazy stupidity is intellectually insulting.
I watch RT not Russia Media Monitor. I would be ashamed if I watched RMM BULL Sh*t.
Funny that you talk about “Russia is like Israel!” when Ukraine is completely loyal to Israel. The “nazi” Azov Battalion’s leaders have been on stage with Israeli representatives and they have been financed and hired by the Israeli-Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoisky. Biden is joined to the hip with Israel and it’s he who uses American taxpayers’ money to finance Ukraine, approving the massacre of Donbass civilians with artillery to provoke Russia. Because Russia is a conservative country, which can’t be allowed, and Russia supports pro-Palestinian Syria and Iran. “Russia is like Israel” – meanwhile the other side is completely allied with the actual Israel.
A hundred upvotes, Jon.
I like up voting you.
what exactly has Russia done to materially support the Palestinian people instead just paying lip service?
And do they support Syria and Iran because they are pro-Palestinian, or because they are convenient allies and fellow dictatorships?
Maybe they support Syria and Iran for strategic reasons. But tossing out the fellow dictator thing is weak and dumb.
I never did and I don’t think I missed anything. I do watch RT and find they produce reliable news programs and documentaries, try it you may like it.
I’m sure you know RT news and TASS among others are state control news networks and they are far from reliable. What they broadcast is pure propaganda in favor of Putin or else they fall off balconies. The fact that you find that reliable says a lot about you.
What do you call MSM in the US? Democratic truth?! Good grief…
In case you don’t know it yet, we do have corporate controlled MSM and corporations are in charge of the government. USA/NATO nations MSM is coordinated all of them sing the same song, with the US Russophobe, neocon state department directing the choir. I would guess that infamous Victoria Kagan-Nuland composes the music.
Aren’t those Russians nice? They are so sweet and gentle. Putin should get the Noble Peace Prize.
He will go down in history books as a great statesman, he does not care about a devalued politicized Nobel Price.
A great statesman who has essentially made himself president for life 😂😂😂🙄
Your response just shows how little you know about Russia.
Tell me how I’m wrong then.
You are always wrong, so what is there to say?
WTF….. How many pseudonyms does antiwar.com allow for 1 person to use…????
Dude, get over it. I have exactly one account here.
The same number as the number of idiotic “everyone I disagree with is a sock puppet” comments it allows you to post.
“If Russia can’t destroy the Ukrainian army given the relative sizes of the countries that would be embarrassing right”
What an extremely dumb comment. Russia has never used its army to attack Ukrainians on the ground, the fighting has always been done by Donbass militia. You don’t know that? Okay. Russia has only used its artillery, which is massacring the Ukie conscripts, many of which would hate you for cheering that they have to attack Russians when they don’t want to. And did you notice the little fact that Russia has destroyed 40% of Ukieland’s electricity IN JUST A FEW DAYS? They could have done that before but simply didn’t want to. But in your mind it’s “haha, Russia can’t destroy the electricity!” Yes, they can. As they have now shown. They simply leave the power plants and grid needed to keep the cooling systems in the Ukie nuclear plants going.
“Russia has never used its army to attack Ukrainians on the ground, the fighting has always been done by Donbass militia.”
Jon, you are delusional.
Your defense of Russians in this war is so blindly passionate.
What about your blind hatred?
All you know is the demonization of Putin and the Russian people and all that is Russian. People are indoctrinated to hate Russia, they declared Russia an adversary when their was not a hint of it. Putin reached out to the west and he was slapped in return.
Jon is right, you are the delusional one. Your defense of the Americans is blindly passionate.
John, are you really so delusional as to believe that Russia is fighting ONLY Ukraine?
Why did Biden move the 101st Airborne Division to Romania near the border to invade Ukraine supporting Ukrainian troops? Another broken promise Biden made to not use American troops on the ground.
US/NATO is ganging up against Russia, Ukrainians are cannon fodder sold by their treasonous neo-Nazi government with a know nothing corrupt comedian as president. He collects money, that is all he does.
American troops on Romanian ground is totally legit, American troops on Ukrainian ground represents escalation. It may happen, throw some observers down there as human shields vs a Russian nuclear attack, but I don’t think it has happened yet.
Legit is not the question, intent is the issue.
Biden is going out for war with NATO against Russia, full steam ahead.
Biden worked for it through his political life, he always was a war hawk on the level of a McCain, there is no war he did not like. He was active in Ukraine since the Regime change and before.
Your indoctrination speaks for itself, you are set up for the Putin/Russia nuclear attack, so you can always say Putin did it. Let me tell you, that is on the same level as the blow up by NATO forces of the pipelines. Now they are busy to cover up and deny information about the investigation results while insisting to know who did it.
I am sure they know who did it, the USA/NATO did it.
The NATO partners may have participated and now they have to cover up because there is no evidence to hang it on Putin. They know who helped, Sweden is likely to be involved, so are the Danes and Scholz may have known it was coming when he stood next to Biden when he said he knows how to stop it.
Another Gulf of Tonkin incident.
So you are telling us that the destroyed Ukraine Army with the help of kids and seniors and a few Western soldiers are keeping the Russian Army from completely taking the four annexed regions?
Man, that small Army must be super great stopping the so called second largest Army in the world.
What ism this kids and seniors BULLSHEET… And if its the second largest in the world, then you can expect some real tough times ahead 4 the UKIE LGBTQ phillic troops.
Say`s who ? , the only story you are getting is from the Western Media , you are getting nothing from the Russian prospective.
I think that is a very important point. I access Russian media whenever I can, which is a bit more challenging these days…
OK then, how many active duty US soldiers have been killed? Sources?
That is top secret for a reason, they are mercenaries and what is their status, NATO mercenaries or civilian soldier contractors? Do the Geneva Conventions apply to them or not? Lots of Polish soldiers among the war casualties. The polish people may not like to hear that.
“That is Top Secret for a reason” 🤣
And even Western media admit that five times as many Ukies as Russians are killed, but johnny doesn’t want to read that, it’s scary. Zelensky forced the Ukies to attack Russian lines in far too many places, and the Russians refused to stay and get stuck like Ukie troops have gotten so many times. Instead they just pulled back to better defense positions behind rivers etc while massacring the Ukie conscripts with their far superior artillery. Now they’re waiting for the reservists to arrive while Ukraine is being destroyed. Ukies throw everything they have left at Kherson right now and – fail. As they did in September as well. Better luck next war.
I dont know if John Met information is correct or not. But I do know that the Ukie information is more show biz than military strategy. Remember the Vogue photos? But I can only wonder how a metrosexual “High Heel Dancer can be a competent military strategist with no navy, Air Force or self sustaining weapons supply. Sad to see the poor people there being sucked into a proxy force to put NATO nuclear missiles & weapons on their border with Russia. Even if Russia capitulated & allowed NATO to station such weapons on Russias doorstep. It could lead to Ukraine being totally decimated if a war occurred because Russia would assume NATO missiles there must be destroyed or they would be fired at them.
“But I can only wonder how a metrosexual ‘High Heel Dancer’ can be a competent military strategist”
Does the name “Baron von Steuben” ring any bells?
We post news from Russian sources all the time.
But can you share yours with us.
Maybe it’ll help us a bit.
Try southfront.or rt.
Nice lie, johnny. At least five times as many Ukies as Russians get killed, as they themselves admit. Zelensky forced them to zerg rush Russian lines but the Russians simply pulled back to better defense positions and massacred the Ukies with artillery, and now the Ukies are barely trying anymore. The Russian army is intact, and your leftist media claims are laughable. The Russian army is also getting 300,000 more soldiers, backed by their excellent economy, while Ukraine has no economy and 40% of it’s electricity is destroyed. The dictator Zelensky can’t survive this winter. Sorry. It’s sad.
Unless your top military brass or on the Presidents need to know list, with a Top Secret SCI clearance, your probably not going to know what to look for in a wartime strategy to begin with. But I’m pretty sure our military leaders are doing just fine with their strategy planning.
That is our problem there is no sane person in Washington.
A Colonel might know better. Generals like Lubas need to be approved by Congress, meaning anyone with stars is all but guaranteed to be a MIC ghoul.
Colonels are wannabe generals Their noses are buried deep.
Ditto all that…!!!
Colonel Moron, lol!
I do have some concerns though Mr. CT. There are too many morons…
We need the situation defused and negotiating to begin.
Who is going to defuse it?…
It appears that no one is, Donna.
Negotiations are apparently Not On The List Of Things To Do Today by ByeDone and the Blinkin’ Idiot.
Remember, both Biden and Zelensky will not talk to Putin, they want regime change first.
Let’s shake that up a little, Renate.
Putin won’t talk to ByeDone or ZelBoy; he wants regime changes first 😉
It is being made in pea brains somewhere, and not in our interest even by intent.
Ok Mr. Critical Thinker. First off, why don’t you lose the Colonel title and start with Brigadier General. That’s my first and only indication I need to know that you never had the balls to serve your country. But that’s ok, because we always need guys that are willing to sit and think about how to avoid a war with a psychopathic lunatic. By the time you figure that out, we already eliminated his entire Army and have deemed to no longer be a threat, and we are back home hanging out at the beach, while your still thinking about how to avoid the war thats already over. Now, as far as that Brigadier General being a pee brain, that’s interesting, because, I did serve for nearly 10 years, however, I was in the Air Force, but I was also Special Tactics, which means I spent a lot of time at forward deployed locations, spending the better part of my military time in combat zones, and most of that just happened to be spent with the fine men and women of the United States Army. Now, I’m not going to lie and say everything was always perfect with our fine men and women of the United States Army. They could ve difficult to live with, in the middle of Afghanistan, especially when they out number the 5 Air Force guys that were their traveling companions. With that being said l, I did get my shots in at them and I have said things to my fellow Army brethren, that kept me awake at nights, because I knew if I closed my eyes for even a second the retaliation, was going to be a highly planned strike, from a quick reaction force that could bolster anywhere from a 2 member team to a 10 or 12 member team, and it was going to be fast and probably extremely painful., however, with that being said, not one time, out of all the time that I spent with the United States Army, and trust me when I say this, it was defintily good to be Air Force at times, but not one time in all my time with the baddest Army on the planet did I ever refer to any of them, especially, a top ranking General, but I never not one time, never even thought about referring to any of them as a pea brain. Because I can promise you one thing, that Brigadear General that you referred ro as Colonel Pea Brain, I can promise you, had more education, before he graduated high school, and went to college than most people will get in their educational lifetime. Not too mention the bachelor’s degree in something I can’t even pronounce before he stepped his first day in the real Army, and the 5 master degrees he has probably earned over his 30 year military career, plus his Air War college degree, plus the numerous leadership academies, he has been required to attend. Maybe even a few years as an adjutant professor at 3 differnet Ivy League Schools. So, I feel fairly confident, that that Pea Brain General, that is commanding that Pea brain Army, is more than qualified to not only outsmart the entire Russian Army, but he is also fully qualified as an adviser to the Chairman of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff, The Secretary Of Defense, and The President Of The United States, not to mention an adviser to the NATO leadership as well. That Pea brain General, if a war does break out that involves us, will be commanding more people in battle than the entire population of the city you live in. So, the next time you call any General or military veteran a Pea brain anything, you might want to start keeping up with property values in Russia, because we damn sure don’t need Americans with attitudes like that here.
“you never had the balls to serve”
So someone who hasn’t taken tax payers money to occupy foreign countries for the neocons can’t have an opinion on military matters?
“serve” – No. It’s not “serving”, stop using that propaganda word.
“a psychopathic lunatic.” Putin, OVERWHELMINGLY supported by Russians, saved the people in Donbass who have been murdered for years. You “forget” that little fact. 14,000 people killed by Pereshenko’s and Zelensky’s artillery. Now Russia stepped in to save Donbass from the planned invasion. UN observers confirmed that the artillery shelling increased to around 100 per day in the fall 2021, and to NEARLY 2,000 PER DAY in February – which is when Russia stepped in to stop the killings of civilians.
And you claim Putin is “a madman”. For stopping the murders you don’t mention. Putin then repeatedly offered the simple deal – that there’d be peace as soon as Zelensky adhered to the ALREADY SIGNED peace agreement from 2015, which meant Donbass would stay in Ukraine with autonomy and Ukraine would stop murdering them. Zelensky refused to honor the signed agreement. Who’s the “madman”?
Even now Zelensky uses U.S. artillery to murder civilians in Donetsk and in Kherson. Who’s the “madman”? A French reporter was cut off on French TV for daring to report the Ukie artillery firing at Kherson. They removed that from their web version to prevent the truth from getting out.
Now that you know that, will you change your opinion or not?
“14,000 people killed by Pereshenko’s and Zelensky’s and Putin’s artillery.”
Fixed, no charge.
But you’re right that one need not have “served” as a uniformed workfare client to have an opinion.
Jon, please provide sources for literally anything you’re claiming here.
If you joined the Armed Forces, you’re part of the problem as far as I’m concerned.
As we used to say back in the Vietnam era:
What if we gave a war and nobody came?
And as folks like YOU used to say: Amerikkka, love it or leave it (!) Do you recall a little thing called the First Amendment?
Such low IQ rage! Yes it is Colonel Moron if you can read.
“Colonel Edwin Matthaidess said his forces have been “closely watching” the Russian soldiers,”
I believe Russia has threatened to broaden the conflict on several occasions. Seems stupid to me as that would bring them into direct conflict with NATO which would be a bit much for them.
All those NATO Gnomes are are more burden than assistance. This is not the 1900s anymore. Any wars fought with NATO will be nuclear and non nuclear bomb allies will be quaking in their cellars…!!!!!!! Hoping to survive…. France has said they will not launch any nukes, even if Russia uses Nukes in Ukraine. Who, beside the US. will be using nukes against Russia…??? Maybe England…??? There is a very real chance England would decide they would not want to be the sole European target of Russian Nuclear revenge and withdraw from NATO. Its ugly! Every morning I wake up and my computer and phone works, I thank my lucky stars that I survived another day during this madness!
Ukraine is not in NATO, I wouldn’t expect a nuclear NATO response from a Russian nuclear attack in Ukraine. I expect there will be a response. Western precision weapons don’t need big warheads to get big results.
I don’t understand why everyone is repeating this nonsense about possible Russian nuclear attack in Ukraine. Don’t you see that this idea is promoted by American hawks for the one purpose only – to prepare the public opinion for the false-flag use of dirty nuclear bomb? They already tried hard to create a humanitarian catastrophe in eastern Ukraine when they were bombing and continue to bomb the dam on Dnepr river above Kherson. Ukrainian artillery attacks against Zaporozhie nuclear station also never ceased.
It makes more sense for the losing army to use nukes than the winning army. We have the “escalate to desescalate” idea from a certain V Putin. Yes if a nuke goes off in Ukraine it would take a lot of convincing for me to think it was anybody other than Russia..
Retreating army blows up dam to hamper the advance of the other army. A militarily sound thing to do, so yeah I don’t expect the Russians to do that because so far nothing they have done is militarily sound.
You are not familiar with the situation in Ukraine. NATO can’t defend Ukraine against approaching Russian offensive. That is the reason why Americans decided to use the dirty nukes. The other reason for Americans to do it, is the necessity to start again anti-Russian hysteria and thus silence the voices of discontent in EU.
And the American false-flag rumor is being promoted by Russian hawks to prepare the public for a Russian false-flag attack. Both sides are preemptively shifting blame for something the team they support may or may not do.
Americans are talking about the use of nukes in Ukraine. I never heard any Russian official or military to talk about that.
Then you haven’t been listening to the public statements since June from, among others, Vyacheslav Volodin and Dmitry Peskov.
They started to talk about it now. It looks, yesterday Russian minister of defense phoned to some NATO ministers and talked about that with them. Never before Russian officials talked publicly about possibility of using nuclear weapons or dirty nuclear devise in Ukraine. Americans started to talk about that several weeks ago and practically every day I hear NATO mass media and NATO officials talking about that.
“They started to talk about it now.”
Sure, if by “now” you mean “in June.”
I think you know yourself, what you say is not true.
I seriously doubt Russia will do the ‘false flag,’ that’s what Wash. excels in, isn’t it? The US is thousands of miles away from the fallout, Russia isn’t. Stands to reason.
NATO belongs to US empire. Yes, it cost money to keep it. On the other hand, it allows Americans to control Europe and rob it. Europe elite is following US not only because it is corrupt, but also because they hope to participate in the robbery of Russia, if the anti-Russian crusade succeeds.
The UK is one step ahead with all the war mongering. At lease they’re changing the PM. The last one was a real zinger, wasn’t she? Now, Scotland wants out of the mix and is having another vote on it.
Today is a very lucky day for Brits. After so many years of clownery, they got at last an adequate Prime Minister.
TICK, TICK TICK, TICK, TICK…………………BOOOMMMMM!!!!!!….????????
More and More this is taking to be a game of chicken
Absolutely right and the only thing that matters right now.
Petraeus said yesterday that NATO may intervene even if Russia does not use nuclear weapons. The US 101st airborne mechanised division is in Romania on the border of Odessa, Ukraine. They are there to secure the Odessa port for when the collapse comes.
Yep because they are winning so hard that NATO needs to intervene. The Ukraine army is done, they are running out of merc’s and if NATO doesn’t intervene its over.
The Russians will be salivating at the chance to settle some scores. So remind me again just who’s trap was this when Moscow intervened in Ukraine? Its a war of attrition and NATO was never prepared for it.
Then it will be just the issue of the riots and civil unrest to sort. I am thinking that the global elites might need NATO troops at home to defend their gardens from the jungleites.
There is Romania between Bulgaria and Ukraine.
Well spotted, my error i of course meant Romania. Fixed it. I wonder if the Romanian people understand the implications?
Moscow has clearly shown in the Donbass that they will strike first if an attack is about to take place. Polaris21 was the preparation for that attack. NATO is playing with the lives of the Romanian people. Playing with the lives of the European people.
This winter the Europeans are going to be cold, hungry and in the dark. If US/NATO escalates they will also be dead.
To move the airborne troops from Romania to the front or, for example, to Odessa, is a very difficult and risky thing. Most likely, it will never get to the destination.
I would of thought extremely risky, airborne divisions are lightly armoured but very mobile. Hence they would be used to secure assets quickly, ie a port.
However if they go up against a Russian fully mechanized division, which they would, they would be wiped out. Also they would not have air support.
I mean the transportation by air is very risky. They can easy shoot it down.
I think placing the division there is a political move to place pressure on Moscow. Surely the US/NATO planners are not stupid enough to do it?
The real point i was making is that if Ukraine is winning so hard why do it? Its because Ukraine is about to collapse and US/NATO knows it. They are in total panic.
Or, may be, they want to place pressure on Hungary and Serbia in order to bring them into line.
Yep also a good point. Its a airborne division for a reason, its mobility and it has been placed at the closest point to Odessa.
101st is really an air assault (helicopter delivery to battleground), not airborne (paratroop), unit. I earned my air assault wings at their Fort Campbell back in the day, but never got to wear them (the Marine Corps doesn’t recognize air assault as a badge-worthy/separate job, even though sends Marines to that school to learn to e.g. rappel out of helicopters).
In the context of this war, the 101st would indeed serve only the purpose of “tripwire” — put them somewhere, dare the Russians to attack them, moan about how mean the Russians are if they do as an excuse for full open war.
Yup. Cannon fodder. Or Kinzal fodder.
But I think it’s more likely that the US is playing the propaganda/PR version of the game of chicken. The Pentagon knows what full-scale war with Russia would mean.
I sure as sh-t hope so!
I am sure you are right, but just because the Pentagon knows does not mean they act accordingly. They are still crazy. How else did we get here where we are now?
The Pentagon doesn’t have much to do with where we are now. Civilians made the decisions that brought us here.
The civilians get advise from the Pentagon, do they even listen and who is in charge, who makes decisions, the senile Biden? God help us.
I doubt it would be an air assault too, but i am not a military genius. Absolutely it would be a “tripwire”. Again my point is that if Ukraine is winning so hard why the need to do it?
So the Russians are mean…..yes they are and dont you forget it. You marines just keep wearing ya high heels and getting more feminised that is really something to be proud of…….
I wouldn’t know anything about high heels — my Marine Corps career was in the previous century. To the extent that I keep track, which is some, I think the institution is going downhill, although not for the reasons you suggest.
I wouldn’t say that Ukraine is “winning” so much as that Russia is “losing.” Ten years from now, neither Ukraine nor Russia will be recovered from the war; there’s a better than even chance that Americans will barely remember it.
sorry thats just funny.
That may be so if it stays a conventional war, and China does not get involved. Continental Europe will be an economic basket case no matter how it ends. No telling what China will do. The USA is not likely to rule the world. But the war profiteers will do ok.
So far neocon politics have left nothing but a trail of blood and suffering and scorched earth, even after 20 years the nations have not recovered, it will take centuries to make up this insanity.
It took Germany 2 centuries to recover from the 30 year war in the 17th century.
We will remember it if nukes fly over the North Pole.
High heels and red fingernails are OK sitting in Ramstein at the keyboard to guide the drones at the other end of the continent, at least for starters.
Ramstein can be a nice assignment but it is also a priority target.
I hope the Marines are becoming “feminized”. I find it humorous that anti-war people are worried our military isn’t bad ass enough.
That armchair is getting really crowded. My point is simpler. We have a nutcase living some kind of nuclear armed Walter Mitty fantasy in the WH.
That description worked totally well for me… 🙂
He is not alone, the WH has become an insane asylum were the inmates are in charge of the show.
That ‘once a Marine always a marine’ is warring with the anarchist in you, isn’t it?
No, not really. All it does is give me some minor knowledge about how stuff works. For example, I once stood in the “tripwire” RDF positions where Saddam’s forces decided to go back to Kuwait rather than proceed with their invasion of Saudi Arabia, so as to avoid a war with the US (it didn’t work).
Too bad our government doesn’t ‘work’ for the people who support it.
Surely the DC regime Is at present the preeminent threat to global peace and survival.
The fatal flaw in all this is that our executive is completely unconstrained in its ability to declare and conduct wars anywhere on the planet, and the WH is presently occupied by someone eager to take advantage of that flaw. War games and Monopoly boards aside, we are in for some very ugly times, thanks to the idiots in charge.
No question. The world needs to retire the hegemon. Everyone, including the Americans, would be safer, and most (including most Americans) would be happier.
Well said but…. There is some potential difficulty in the nuclear world…
I dunno I bet they have Javelins. Airsupport? I bet they will have that too.
That’s assuming the US Army conducts operations like Russians do.
“The U.S. set a trap in Ukraine, and now Russia is making them EAT IT.
*Not witten by me, but one of the commenters here at antiwar.c-m *** About a month or two ago… !!!!!!!!
That completely resonated with me DS, completely. Thanks-donna
Today the Russian MOD made 4 calls to Western MOD’s. Ukraine has a dirty bomb and Russia tabled all the evidence. If this is correct then Russia will take all necessary steps to neutralise the threat.
If this is correct then Russia’s nuclear doctrine is exactly the situation where Russia would use nuclear weapons to defend the homeland.
All a country has to do is gather all their radioactive medical waste and put it next to an explosive and the area hit will be contaminated for a long time.
And how big of an area would that be?
As i understand it Ben Wallace took a trip to Washington to inform the US MOD that his electronic media was bugged. Russia then accuses Zelenski of being at the end stages of creating nuclear weapons. The Russian allegation is that Britain provided the tech and the materials.
If this is true then Britain will be nuked if they will not deal directly with this threat to Russia. Russia’s nuclear doctrine is exactly the situation where Russia would use nuclear weapons to defend the homeland.
Not enough to achieve a desired effect in a battlefield. To cause some real damage you need a broken down small warhead of which Russia has thousands of. The scary part is that, only Russia has “full” accountability of all of them.
But, enough to use as an excuse for NATO to attack Russia, which is the reason it may be used.
Idiot cannon fodder ready to sacrifice their lives and murder others for multinational corporations… No hope for this world.
Another Kremlin guest on RT allowed to make horrible statement about drowning Ukrainian kids and other sick comments on live TV.
This is how Russia wins hearts and minds in Ukraine.
Are you merely alarmingly-ignorant or both dishonest and alarmingly-ignorant?
He “didn’t see that line”? Dude said it gleefully and repeated it several times.
And considering these sentiments aren’t that unusual on Russia state media, I’m guessing the issue was more the international attention than the actual words.
Yeah, you keep guessing, Lemony, or whatever.
I block very few posters here, only those I conclude are so defiantly-ignorant that they are hopeless cases with nothing of value to contribute. I’m close to deciding that you are one of those.
I’m sorry, is this the part where I’m supposed to weep and prostrate myself before you and beg you not to deny me the infinite wisdom of your posts?
I bring receipts when I make an argument. You, and most of the other posters here, just spout Kremlin talking points. I realize cognitive dissonance is a hell of a drug, though.
This guy’s friends kept him in COVID quarantine for too long. Haha, he is venting on a blog about blocking other users. Lol.
Please don’t block me. I will truly miss your BS propaganda comments.
Did Joe Biden not say more than once there will be no boots on the ground in Ukraine???
Now the boots are ready to cross the Ukrainian/Russian border. He lied again, another broken promise. Next will be the use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine and Russia will follow. Biden’s war got out of hand, the neocons lost control
One failed war after another. But they can steal the oil and grain in Iraq and Syria, the profiteers are popping the Champaign corks.
Nothing but big failures in less than 2 years.
Lying is a rare fair skill for any President and his or her company but when it comes to warfare anything is possible perhaps, except the truth…
Does anyone take seriously anything Joe Biden says?
There are enough suckers out there who do. They will never wake up and smell the coffee.
They’ll wake up when they smell their homes and cities burning.
If they wake up at all, Lily!
There are enough suckers out there who do. They will never wake up and smell the coffee.
Senile Joe has become a joke in Australian news.
Hopefully the Russians do.
Biden is just another lying politician in it for himself, the party and his donors. Nothing new except this will be the end of life as we know it unless things turn around quickly.
But I voted for the bastard. I did not know much about him and did not expect much but I did expect decent administrative appointments, he and the Democrats did not even do that. There was virtually no real election, MSM sold him to the public.
But I voted for the bastard. I did not know much about him and did not expect much but I did expect decent administrative appointments, he and the Democrats did not even do that. There was virtually no real election, MSM and the party establishment sold him to the public.
Don’t feel bad, Renate; many people voted for him Because He Wasn’t Trump, including myself. I hang my head in shame for not voting third party.
Never again will I vote for “the lesser of two evils”, although at this point , I’m not sure who was the “lesser”.
Did Putin not say they were only doing an exercise and would not invade Ukraine? Maybe the rest of the world is learning from Russia.
Russian Defense Minister Shoigu placed calls to his counterparts in Turkey, France, England, and the US today to warn that Ukraine is planning to detonate a dirty bomb, and that there would be severe consequences if that happened. Predictably, the US is already accusing Russia of planning something sinister that will involve a dirty bomb.
In the past month, Ukraine has launched missiles against the Kakhovka dam. Russia believes Ukraine intends to destroy it in order to flood the Russian troops in Kherson. The evacuation of citizens from Kherson lends credibility to their accusation. If Ukraine actually does destroy the dam, it won’t just create a tidal wave downstream. It will also rapidly drain the reservoir that is being used to cool the fuel rods at Zaporizhzhia. The reactor is offline. But the fuel rods are still hot enough to cause another Chernobyl.
Let’s hope that doesn’t happen. Because all hell could break loose.
“Without providing evidence, Shoigu said Ukraine could escalate by using a “dirty bomb” – conventional explosives laced with radioactive material.”
The US military will go in at the last minute as they all way`s do , WW1 / WW2 both wars where coming to a end when the yanks arrived .
Very true, very true…
I think the most likely scenario is that US troops are there to pop into Odessa to block Russian occupation if/when Ukraine collapses. Outfits like the 101st Airborne couldn’t do that against a concerted Russian attack, but the Western leaders may have decided that Russia wouldn’t launch a concerted attack against US troops. Maybe they’re right.
Kiev/US-NATO really don’t want to lose the Odessa port.
” WW2 both wars where coming to a end when the yanks arrived” Care to explain. The war lasted 3 + years after the US entered WW2.
Ready to fight means ready to die.
“All you have to do is kick in the door and the whole rotten structure will come crumbling down” – Adolf Hitler on his dismissive decision to invade Russia.
“History repeats itself first time as a tragedy second as a farce” Karl Marx
Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.
There are dozens of fake Hitler quotes online, but if he really said this than he made the mistake of equating the Soviet state with the Russian nation. Hitler and German intelligence were also unaware of the extent that Stalin had been building up the Soviet military for years. Also, General Winter was against him.
Who is invading Russia? I thought it is Russia invading Ukraine and the West helping them to defend themselves.
Well of course they are ready to fight. They are not tourist in Europe. Hopefully they will not be needed.
Well, it is getting closer to the November elections in the U.S. and nothing the D.C. miscreants have tried has worked so far so watch for this adminstration to conduct some huge ‘false flag’ operation to try and help the current administrations chances, not that it matters much as the other side(Republicans) are just as hellbent on war as the Dems.
Both parties benefit from MIC contributions, don’t they? Money is behind everything, as per Karl Marx. He was right about that one!
Another step towards WWIII. Well, better buy a gun and lots of ammo because American society is also crumbling as all the senseless murders which are coagulating into some sort of “helter skelter” free for all. If WWIII happens, it won’t just be ‘over there’ this time. Best thing the people can do now is rise up and stop Wash. from destroying the country they are supposed to support and protect, and nowhere does any gov. document say that country is Ukraine, Israel, NATO or any other country or organization!! Also, remember this Hermetic maxim: Igne natura renavatur integra, and don’t let it happen!
I get google news on my phone, and not a word re. this; just more anti Russia, China, Iran and pro Biden admins. BS. But, what’s new?
China, who also has concerns about Wash.’s agenda to defeat them may be drawn into this if Wash. does start a hot war with Russia. But, maybe that’s the plan??
If US and Russia go at it why in heck would China get involved?
Because China knows that it is next, and more important, on the US “Enemies to Crush” list.
Here’s the best article explaining the reality of the situation: https://www.globalresearch.ca/some-us-dont-think-russian-invasion-aggression-heres-why/5795980
Imagine if the
Mexican army started bombarding American ex-pats living in Mexico with
heavy artillery-rounds killing thousands and leaving thousands more
wounded. What do you think Joe Biden would do?
Would he brush it
off like a big nothing-burger and move on or would he threaten the
Mexican government with a military invasion that would obliterate the
Mexican Army, level their biggest cities, and send the government
running for cover?
Which of these two options do you think Biden would choose?
There’s no doubt
what Biden would do nor is there any question what the 45 presidents who
preceded him would do. No US leader would ever stand by and do nothing
while thousands of Americans were savagely slaughtered by a foreign
government. That just wouldn’t happen. They’d all respond quickly and
But if that’s true, then why isn’t the same standard applied to Russia? Isn’t the situation in Ukraine nearly identical?
Great analogy Lily.
I’ve been wondering the same all along.
You just presented a hypothetical situation to justify Russia’s unjustifiable actions.
But I’ll tell you what the US wouldn’t do in such imaginary event:
US will not invade and annex half of Mexico then state that it will defend it with Nuclear Weapons if the territorial integrity of that region was attacked/threatened.
If Mexico shells American ex pats, the US would employ economic sanctions, go in, establish a No Fly zone, fight the Army off that region, conduct strategic strikes and get our people out of there then work out a diplomatic solution. Grenada in 1983 comes to mind. The US went in, got our students and moved out. We didn’t annex Grenada.
You failed to mention that the shelling was initiated by both sides against military targets. Civilians on both sides were unfortunately collateral damage. This event could’ve been avoided if Putin didn’t ask the Donbas separatists to rebel against the Ukrainian government and offer full military support. It could’ve been avoided if in 2014 Russia didn’t break the Budapest Memorandum (agreement) that guaranteed security and sovereignty for Ukraine. It could’ve been avoided if Putin didn’t bribe President Yanukovich to cancel the long awaited EU-Ukraine economic agreement supported by more than 90% of Ukrainians. Such agreement was going to bring billions in revenue and allow Ukraine to sell its own natural gas to the EU.
Why are you convinced that the US regime would never state that it will defend “territorial integrity” with nukes?
That’s setting aside the fact that possession of nukes is and always has been an implicit threat to use them.
Because responding to the make believe Mexico situation, the US is more than capable to take care of Mexico through conventional means plus Mexico is not a Nuclear Power.
The US did invade Mexico in the 1800s and conquered a huge chunk of land.
Actually christopher culombus invaded and conquered even more land in America in the 1500s
Also Putin didn’t bribe Yanukovich. He made an offer. The EU made an offer. Yanukovich chose what he thought was the better offer.
So he basically sold his country to the Russians hence the revolt at Maidan.
The analogy is flawed from the beginning because there’s no evidence that Ukraine killed thousands by shelling.
We know about 3400 civilians died. We know that at least 1000 were killed by landmines. We know that there are no official figures about the numbers of Ukrainians versus Russians killed or who killed them.
If Mexico had nuclear weapons, US would do the same as they are doing in Ukraine.
Rumblings of old World Wars causes me to wonder if a new World War is in the offing… The possibility of the US and Russia going head to head is very disconcerting…
And just for fun, we can involve China too!
“Romanian Major General Lulian Berdila told CBS News that the presence of American troops was reminiscent of WWII”
And just like WW2, the Romanians are on the side of the Nazis again!
Well this was the plan all along. The Russians just foiled it by jumping the gun.
101st Airborne Deployed to Ukraine’s Border ‘Ready To Die Tonight’
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