The Russians Are Coming

Late on Friday afternoon, news broke that Russian President Vladimir Putin had called President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss the possibility of a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Crimea. The two agreed to dispatch their chief emissaries to talk details about how to diffuse the situation. But while a settlement might now be a possibility, United States and NATO intelligence assessments agree that the likelihood of Russian troops crossing the border into eastern (and possibly northern and southern) Ukraine grows by the hour. So, is this another Putin psych-out? It may well be.

Here are 10 facts on the ground that add up to a very real chance that Russia might still invade Ukraine:

via The Russians Are Coming.

At least go hit the bullet points.

I would have thought the Russians would have rolled earlier, with momentum on their side. But it takes time for their agents to stage the proper conditions on the ground. We’ll see. At any event, Putin won’t stop until he has at least de facto control of Ukraine.

5 thoughts on “The Russians Are Coming”

  1. Here are the 10 points

    1. The size of troop movements, and the field hospitals.
    2. Putin enjoys embarrassing the United States, and especially its current commander-in-chief.
    3. The IMF bailout.
    4. Putin has seen how reliably the U.S. policy establishment has done his work for him already.
    5. Well, seriously, what are we going to do about it?
    6. Listen to what the Kremlin functionaries are saying.
    7. Russia’s military and arms trade relies on Ukraine.
    8. The Kremlin lies shamefully and farcically.
    9. Kombinatsiya is very much in evidence now.
    10. Modernizatsiya isn’t just for show.

    Lots of text explaining and supporting each.

  2. If we were to end up in a serious shooting war, I think I’d move to Chile. The morons in the WH certainly have no idea what they are doing and are far too cowardly to do what needs to be done.

  3. Jeez, I don’t want to have to learn Russian to visit France. I hated trying to learn it.

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