“the West has deployed its economic and diplomatic might”
obozo cutting off the marijuana trade and writing a stern letter to the NYT?
We could send in some A-10s...
Which would be the perfect military deterrent.
But obama killed them.
I can almost hear Mr. Putin asking; "How's that leverage thing working out for ya Barry? All right?"
We have no leverage whatsoever. The “world community” wanted a planet where America isn’t powerful enough to interfere. Well folks, you got it. Enjoy.
Putin checkmated 0bama on this a long time ago. That’s the problem.
Actually, I take that back. It gives too much credit to 0bama’s ability on the world stage. The better term for 0bama’s foreign policy is called “Fool’s Mate.”
... Unless they bring Wesley Clark out of retirement. Anybody remember him ordering Gen. Michael Jackson (UK) to block the runway at Pristina Airport to prevent supplies from reaching a Russian Airborne unit? Jackson told Clark, “I’m not going to start WW3 for you!” and refused the order.
Gen. Jackson’s refusal was later endorsed by London. Clark looked like the idiot he was.
Ukraine has to butch up and defend their Southern border. Lets see if Russians will slaughter fellow Slavs.
Someone who isn’t an arm chair general and has some military experience please explain to this old Marine what the hell the US can do militarily in this situation. Because for the life of me I see no military option here. We are coming out of 13 years of constant combat operations. Our troops are tired, our equipment is beat up with zero prospect of replacement anytime soon. Ask yourself this; Is this fight worth the death of just one more soldier, sailor, airman or Marine? I don’t think it is.
Our feckless leadership opened a vacuum, Putin filled it.
Now, it’s Europe’s problem.
Ukraine is directly in their sphere of influence and they did nothing.
Heck, they won’t do nothing....til next winter, when their gas bills skyrocket and then what are the panzied pacifists gonna do?
I’ll tell yuh:
“They’ll simply shrug their shoulders, give an audible sigh and order another latte”.
They won’t lift a finger to end this and we don’t need to blow up everything anyway....
Obama and Putin are racing into action.
We all know how talented each man is with weapons and leading an organized armed force. It's a showdown - KGB v. Community Organizer. I think we all know how this ends.
This author should not be taken seriously.
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Probable date of Russian action: April 8 @ approx 2 am local time. That would make Obama unreachable, since it would occur during the middle of the NCAA basketball championship.
Sure, somebody might write a strongly worded letter, or draw a pink line on a map..
Europe has long thought we’re just warmongering hoards anyway, so the fact we’re now rendered irrelevant should be a source of happiness to them. I’m sure they’ll apply all the requisite force for the barrage of letters of deep, deep, deep concern to follow.
The Russians have said their policy is any attack on their forces with conventional weapons by a major power will result in an immediate response with nuclear weapons. Disbelieve them if you will, just stating their policy.
It doesn’t make sense for Russia to keep 80,000 troops massed on Ukraine’s border for too long. However, from Russia’s perspective, Friday evening is probably the worst time of the week to mount a big invasion, since global markets have closed for the weekend.
Would Vladimir’s friends at Gazprom ever forgive him if he didn’t schedule his invasion to create the greatest global buying panic in the oil and gas sectors possible?
Sunday afternoon would be ideal. First, the troops can surge over the line, creating a fog of war confusing enough to make Russian-instigated rumors of vital pipeline shutdowns credible, first to Asian investors, then on to frantic Europeans and Americans continually bidding up prices as the crisis builds.
As Russian oligarch Rahminov Emanuelsky once advised, never let a crisis go to waste that can result in a windfall of petrodollars for Mother Russia.
Yeah, well, the democratically elected government of Russia's most important strategic ally and neighbor isn't normally violently overthrown by Obama/Soros/sodomite EU funded, firebomb throwing insurrectionists and replaced by a Globalist Bankster puppet junta. What the hell do people expect Russia to do? Send a congratulatory fruit basket.