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Russia-Ukraine Crisis Continues

Posted on | February 20, 2022 | Comments Off on Russia-Ukraine Crisis Continues

Lots of headlines via Memeorandum:

New intel adds to US fears that Russia is readying for military action

Ukraine Live Updates: Biden Warning
on Russian Attack Was Prompted
by New Intelligence

New York Times

Ukraine tensions: US sounds fresh alarm
over Russia invasion fears


U.S. has intel that Russian commanders have orders to proceed with Ukraine invasion
CBS News

Ukraine’s president criticizes Western “appeasement” of Putin’s aggression

It would appear that the current level of mobilization is such that Russia is unlikely to halt — The Guns of August all over again. That”s the thing you have to understand about modern armies: You don’t fully mobilize for no reason. That’s what I was trying to explain to certain of my friends before the Iraq War. There was no way, once we’d deployed all those troops halfway around the world, that we were not going to invade. Congressional “debate” over authorizing the invasion was a kabuki show, because the decision had already been made. And if we can believe what’s being reported, this thing is past the point of no return:

Putin has amassed approximately 190,000 troops near the Ukraine border, effectively surrounding the country. A U.S. official told reporters on Friday that 40-50% of the up to 190,000 Russian soldiers near Ukraine’s borders are now “in an attack position.”

What will happen? And what will Joe Biden do? Our Commander-in-Chief botched the Afghanistan withdrawal, and his next foreign-policy success will also be his first foreign-policy success, so the real question is, “How will Joe manage to screw everything up this time?”

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