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originally posted by: Randomname2
a reply to: tamusan
The world has been at war since Cain killed Abel. It’s biblical. Even Roddenberry predicted am early 21st century world war. There are people in the world that know the complete truth.
And their war isn’t China vs the us, it’s them and Satan versus God and a vow to destroy God and his creation.
The bubble is about to burst. Russian and Chinese forces out number the west by a large number.
From Warloving FoxNews's Live Blog: www.foxnews.com...
Biden says he is 'convinced' Putin will invade Ukraine
President Biden said Friday that he is "convinced" Russian President Vladimir Putin has made the decision to invade Ukraine, telling reporters that he believes Russia will "target the capital city of Kyev."
"As of this moment, I'm confident he has made the decision," Biden said. "We have reason to believe that."
Following two "vital calls" on Friday, one with members of Congress and the other with European leaders, Biden said the "overwhelming message on both calls was one of determination, unity, and resolve," but ultimately he believes an invasion is imminent.
Noting that "Russian troops have Ukraine surrounded," Biden said American officials believe Russia will target Ukraine's capital city Kyev.
originally posted by: 38181
a reply to: carewemust
Strange. This whole thing just feels weird and off.
Bold emphasis mine.
Garry Kasparov, the chess grandmaster and Russian dissident who chairs the Human Rights Foundation, has often used a line about Putin, that he is not playing chess, he is playing poker, and he is often bluffing.
MacFarlane agrees Putin is a gambler. Staging troops on the Ukraine border was a big bet, “and now he realizes that there’s no jackpot. So what do you do? Do you just walk away? Or do you invade because the clock is ticking, and if you invade, what next?”
The most dramatic expectation is a three sided attack to take Kyiv, a city as big as Toronto, topple the government, and install a regime.
“Putin doesn’t like to get humbled, and Kyiv is a recipe for that,” MacFarlane said.
His view is that, rather than be humbled in Kyiv or fight a costly insurgency in Ukraine’s mountainous west, Putin could do smaller things to declare victory, such as moving the line of control further into Ukraine.
Another option might be to push along the north coast of the Azov Sea, taking Mariupol and hooking up with Russian annexed Crimea. This would both cut off Ukraine from the Azov Sea and go a long way to solving Crimea’s water shortage, vastly reduced by a dammed canal since the 2014 annexation.
“There is strategic merit to that,” MacFarlane said. “If you’re looking for a face saving manoeuvre, that would be one.”
originally posted by: vNex92
a reply to: Irishhaf
He is hoping that a war/little conflict with Russia on Ukraine could help the demcoarts win the midterms is the Biden admin this crazy?
They just lost a conflict to the Jihadists in afghanistan?