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I say with absolute arrogant confidence that Russia would never attempt a land grab from American soil.
The solution here is get the Chinese
to start messing with Putin's Eastern Border..
That would certainly put the cat among the pigeons..
Would be quite ironic too!
I concur. Unfortunately ATS seems to attract lots of people who stick their fingers in their ears and swear blind EVERYTHING is a conspiracy. Anyway...General Breedlove has given an interview with CNN where he stated Russia could invade within a 12 hour period.
reply to post by jtma508
Thank you for pointing this out. I agree with you 100%. A few people will read the post about a back room deal and believe it, and of course the person starting this rumor will believe it himself the more he states it. We need to stick to facts in our discussions here if we are to learn anything.
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Nato's top military commander says Russia is ready to invade Ukraine and could "accomplish its objectives" in three to five days.
Brussels have asked the general to draw up a package including land, air and sea reinforcements to reassure nervous allies in eastern Europe by April 15.
So all Putin has to do now to expose the scaremongering is wait for 13 days...
Time will tell what is what.
reply to post by MrSpad
The only thing about what you said there that needs to also be understood is that NATO is not looking for Ukraine to join them and visa versa. The U.S. and the U.K. however have obligations to the NPT with Ukraine which NATO backs. It has been discussed already at great length where protection is involved in the event of a foreign invasion. Russia signed it too and broke it with Crimea, and neither the U.S. or the U.K. honored it with Crimea. So the question becomes when do they honor the treaty, when Russia is on Kiev's doorstep, eastern/southern Ukraine or never?
Putin isn't a fanatic and he's not marginally educated as some of our past enemies have been. He'd be perfectly capable of playing the game to leave us basically standing there with a goofy grin when the music stops, everyone else grabs a chair...and we're one short of joining them.
reply to post by victor7
If I honestly believed this were only Russia we faced as the ultimate adversary? I'd feel better by those numbers. Russia may have simply chosen to take lead and engage the West directly, first. If that's what we're seeing, we'll learn of the scope of what we face at the absolute least helpful moment we could, I'm sure.
It's that assumption that only we could make alliances or form plans in effective ways that gets me. We aren't 'all that', IMO. Not at this level of it.
Russia, China, India, Iran, Egypt, Brazil, Cuba, Venezuala, Syria, and a hodge podge of other nations
Wouldn't it be something if he thought this whole thing through, never actually WANTED more than the Crimea in the first place and is just playing games now to let the West blow themselves out of hot air and embarassment before he does turn the whole thing off, to make fools of the doomers?