Ukraine’s best bet is the mobilize and get ready to fight hard — and be very watchful for Spetznatz attacks internally.
Russia doesn’t need to attack anything. So far they’ve taken what they’ve wanted without the world doing anything (as expected) and more importantly, without the Ukraine itself having any response.
Sounds like Ukraine will never get to their May elections.
Obama has already decided to turn over the Ukraine to Russia if it comes to that. There may be a “bill” associated with that (a penalty here/a penalty there) ... but it will be minor and Russia will laugh it off.
The "leaders" installed by the Obama/Soros/sodomite EU firebomb coup can go jump in a lake. What did these "leaders" think the neighboring powers would do when they violently overthrew the legitimate government? Sit back and sulk?
19 March 2014 Putin: I Have No Intention Of Invading Other Regions Of Ukraine
23 March 2014 Russia's defense chief has told Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that Russia had no intention of crossing into Ukrainian territory.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Ukraine started a war to get us involved. I’ve turned into a real skeptic since watching Wag The Dog years ago.
Some people here actually favor Putin’s tyrannical takeovers. I guess it’s a strange new form of conservatism that cheers for a bullying autocrat.
The faux plebiscite worked well in Crimea; watch for more.
The more I read about Kiev rule the more I understand that corrupt policitians allowed for this to foster, Russia is simply taking advantage of an opportunity created from within Ukraine’s borders. Not that it makes it right, but clearly the raiding of the public’s money has contributed to the current situation.
This is pathetic as heck. The representative of a nation of 50m people complaining about being invaded without actually offering any resistance to that invasion. It’s sounding more and more like Ukrainians - or at least the Ukrainian leadership - have no problem with being annexed to Russia. Imagine George Washington whining about being oppressed by the Crown to the French and demanding that the French back the Patriots with arms and money before a single shot was fired.
Jim....the U.S. (regardless of what liberal lefties and isolationist Libertarians may say) needs to put a full brigade (IBCT) of the 82nd Airborne on the ground in Kiev immediately...followed in the next few weeks by a heavy brigade (HBCT) that has a reinforcing armor battalion. At the same time we need to flood the loyal Ukranian forces with arms and ammunition. Then we need to lobby our European allies to join us. Russia will then back down.
If we don’t - and we won’t under the current POTUS - the Ukraine is going to fall into Russian hands...at least the Eastern Ukraine. Then the country of Georgia will fully fall.
The Cold War NEVER ended. the USSR just changed names and waited until it could rebuild...which it has mostly done. Plus, Red China is an ongoing threat to Japan and Taiwan. Plus, they are enabling the nut case in North Korea to carry on.
This is NO time for the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines to be downsizing as they are....and certainly no time to withdraw them out of forward areas in Europe and Asia.
Russified? Change the “R” to a “P” and you have a perfect description of obama.
I really don’t get this. What’s all this news of an “imminent” invasion? Didn’t they already invade and take Crimea? Does that no longer count since they had an “election”? Sorry for all the finger quotes, but I felt they were necessary.
watch the other hand - obama told putin here awhile back he would have more flexibility after his 2nd term election ...
putin is playing chess and obummer is playing marbles, and badly at that.
what happens if putin marches right down our western flank aided by obummers ineptitude?
Just loud thoughts
Here’s a pretty much daily accounting of Ukraine by a lady who lives there, starting back in December of last year up through March 22 2014.
Elena Filatova is the young woman who did the Chernobyl ride-through and photo journal. She lives there, and was on the ground during the Orange Revolution of ten years ago, and also during the Maidan chaos.
Her photos are amazing, and show the Ukrainian people battling in the streets.
Last time I checked Obummer and his cronies helped disarm the Ukraine during his cup of coffee as an Imperial Senator...
I know we were all supposed to throw our memories and common sense in the nearest Memory Hole when Imam Obama was made Ruler of the Realm, but my mama always taught me to tell the truth.