Skip to comments.Ukraine Claims 100,000 Russian Troops Near Border
Posted on 03/27/2014 10:29:14 AM PDT by Strategy
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Pastor, your prayers requested, please.
Yeah the Russian boot. The Ukrainians will cry out for the "Russian boot" after they are economically and culturally gang raped by Globalist Banksters for a few years.
U.S. Defense officials say the numbers of troops far exceeds the amount needed for a training exercise. And the fact that there is no real evidence any large-scale exercises have occurred, and that none of the troops have returned to their bases, is also concerning to U.S. observers.
Some have estimated the troop strength to be at about 30,000 -- Rep. Michael Turner, R-Ohio, though, claimed Thursday that the number could be as high as 80,000. It is believed that an additional 50,000 troops may have flooded the region in the last few days.
Nice table decoration....I think.
I have little sympathy for any nation that does not maintain a strong military.
I thought it was 80,000 this morning???
Somehow they moved 20,000 since then to their jump off points???
That’s about 9-10 divisions??? Not to mention support units...
Somebody really wants to move in and stay a while...
What's the problem with that? Trucks don't have roads to drive on? It's a very, very short logistics tail.
Fresh-picked apples and harvesting machines operating in March in Russia. NBC is so fake.
A series of unexpected events have occurred in the last five weeks.
It all started with what happened on the streets of Kiev last month.
The notion that there would be a crackdown on the pro-EU protestors by the old pro-Russian government during the Sochi Olympics was not in the cards.
After the Olympics, yes, but not during the showcase Putin was putting on for the world.
That’s why the events that led to the ousting of the former government are suspicious.
Those events set this whole ball of Russian action rolling.
Hey!!! I resent that...I love it when men open doors for me or pulls my chair out....chivalry isn’t dead yet! There’s still some great guys out there. I always think it’s a thoughtful jester....and it is...
According to Obama this must be further proof of Russian weakness.
My grand-uncle was a captain in the Mexican Punitive Expedition of 1916. And now, it's long past time for a do-over.
The entire history of humanity is armies crossing borders.
If Ukraine is strong enough, or has strong enough friends, it won't be a problem. If not, not.
Either way, none of our business.
There’s a few freepers that are 100% in the tank for Putin. Just ignore them.
Oh that would go over like a lead balloon....they have 2 million Chinese on Putin’s border!
"The West" is telling them not to. It's probably felt that opening fire would give Russia an excuse for a full scale invasion, plus, the targets to really worry about are still on Russian soil, at this point.
Also, the Ukraine military is a shambles after Yanukovych got through with it. Probably by plan, he was Putin's puppet, after all. This has been in the works for a long time. Right now, the Ukraine gov't is having trouble simply maintaining order, as most of the police are gone, too, tho' the police did manage to (under orders from the Interior Ministry) assasinate a Right Sector leader very recently. (Yeah, the Nazis are in control - righto... /s)
While this gives time for Russia to mass forces, Ukraine needs "time" more than Russia does, to try to organize some sort of defense, thwart Russian subversives being sent in to disrupt, and so on. I saw on another thread where they (Ukraine) did not even have batteries for a lot of their military vehicles... And naturally our "leadership" is too impotent to even assist them with that, quickly enough to do any good. Fortunately for Ukraine, a local oligarch stepped in to help, but an awful lot of that sort of thing, not to mention really competent leadership on the Ukrainian side, is desperately needed.
Not necessarily. If they follow the example of, say, Estonia, a poor country can do fine in the EU. And Ukraine has far more natural resources per capita than Estonia. It does however, take discipline, ending corruption, and a rejection of Krugman style economic policy.
We pushed them into it. Plus Putin’s puppet was in control the last few years, and took ‘em down even further, which was all part of Putin’s plan, obviously.
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