I posted last night that the ‘leak’ of the US Intelligence assessment that Russia WOULD send it’s troops into the Ukraine within months was deliberately done as a call out chess move…
With less than 24 hours we have the word that Biden will be having a video conference with the Russian leader, which is exactly what he wants ….
President Obama once called Russia a ‘smaller, weaker country’.…
As has also been pointed by one our regulars here ….
Putin has done everything he can to try and keep the West and NATO from keeping his former Soviet Union captive countries from permanently being out his countries influence and grip…
(The idea that the Ukraine and NATO would/could ‘invade’ Russia is something out a fairy tale dream)
President Biden and NATO cannot simply let a Russian walk over the Ukraine happen…
It would be a political and military victory for Russia and Putin that would be worst than any virus they are experiencing now….
It would also reverberate across the planet to the American efforts to deal with China harking back to 80 years ago when American was in a two front military situation with Germany and Japan….
Those general’s at the Pentagon have to be burning the ‘midnight oil’ right now keep and eye on things….
Leaving Afghanistan was not the end of things for them and President Biden….
Russia is more adamant than ever that the U.S. guarantees that Ukraine will not be admitted to the NATO military alliance. U.S. intelligence officials, meanwhile, have determined that Russia has massed about 70,000 troops near its border with Ukraine and has begun planning for a possible invasion as soon as early next year, according to a Biden administration official who was not authorized to discuss that finding publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity.
The risks for Putin of going through with such an invasion would be enormous.
U.S. officials and former American diplomats say while the Russian president is clearly laying the groundwork for a possible invasion, Ukraine’s military is better armed and prepared today than in the past, and that sanctions threatened by the West would do serious damage to the Russian economy.
“What I am doing is putting together what I believe to be, will be, the most comprehensive and meaningful set of initiatives to make it very, very difficult for Mr. Putin to go ahead and do what people are worried he may do,” Biden said Friday.
Ukrainian officials have said Russia could invade next month. Ukraine’s defense minister, Oleksii Reznikov, said the number of Russian troops near Ukraine and in Russia-annexed Crimea is estimated at 94,300, and warned that a “large-scale escalation” is possible in January….