Calling up the reserves isn't indicative of a coming all out war, but something else entirely.
And in the end, this will serve as another example of how proxy wars devour the countries they purport to defend.
About time someone called out the charade that is the Biden administration's desperate scramble for a Ukrainian "mission accomplished". A complete farce of a proxy war, masked by hollow rhetoric. Keep shedding light on these absurdities!
Ukraine war is one big money laundering machine for the WEF “elite” controlled Uniparty.
They don’t care about all the innocent Ukrainians dying.
They only care about their own power & wealth.
War should be the last resort!
"Mission Accomplished", just like in Afghanistan.
Russia learned DC isn't worthy of trust when Western "leaders" acknowledged that they'd used the Minsk Agreements to defraud Russia. I for one doubt Russia is negotiating with DC. They know they must take out DC's puppets in Kiev (murderous authoritarians installed via the 2014 coup) to truly solve the problem.
The problem with one's virtual reality is when it collides with real reality. Russia protected their own in the Donbass, controls the most productive land in Ukraine, killed 300K Ukrainian soldiers give or take, destroyed any/all vaunted equipment the West peddled, is enlarging, rebuilding and modernizing its armed forces, and grew its economy. That's quite the bitter loss for Bad Vlad.
I'll talk about one of the four bullet points: The unprecedented recruiting crisis for the Pentagram. Oops...I meant, Pentagon.
Based upon their idea of trying to introduce all kinds of libtard projects like the famous Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training ideas (more appropriately known as Dumbassery and Extreme Idiocy programs), did they really expect a different result? Those who are most willing to fight to defend their country don't want to have their leadership spitting in their collective faces every step of the way. Didn't those mornos learn anything from Vietnam?
It's not that the nation is anti-alphabet soup; it's that promoting those ideas above military readiness is the biggest act of dumbassery I have ever witnessed. Our brave young men and women don't sign up to be part of a fighting force that isn't hell-bent upon using the military for legitimate military goals.
Maybe I might change my description of DEI. It might mean Dumbshit Enablement Initiative.
Ukraine had demonstrated at Minsk and Minsk-2 that it will not abide by any agreement.
Jordan, you appear over the target. I suspect Putin's had enough, pulled the mercs out, gave Pedo one option.
Let Biden take the L.
The last thing that the world needs is for him to be goaded into doubling down.
The plan at Vilnius was to kick Ukraine to the curb and solidify NATO's interest in doubling down. The war will end soon enough, but it will be a bloody, nuclear event. Putin still sees NATO as an existential threat, and NATO will not concede anything. Since conventional ammo is about gone, nukes are the only remaining option.
Nobody wanted this war except Biden, EU, NATO - ie. collective west. This war has shown the world - Biden regime/Neocons, EU, and NATO, for what they really are - greedy, pilfering crime lords. Sanctions killed industrial Europe, killed their affordable energy sources, and weakened the overall infrastructure of Europe. In contrast, Russia has lowered their inflation significantly, has healthy industry, and has escaped the blackmail of the American dollar.
We are not(!) energy dominant. We should/could be, but Biden has killed that superiority. The oil nations of the Middle East are in full control. Russia is selling gas to our allies through an intermediary. Biden has all but emptied our gas reserves. He went to Venezuela BEGGING for gas, for gawd sakes!!
Putin will not tolerate further aggression on his borders. Agreements, multiples, we're made that there would be no NATO on Russia's borders. Ukraine knows this, agreed to it. Germany and France agreed to enforce the Minsk Agreements. They lied. The US has been weaponizing Ukraine for years, antagonizing Russia, and since 2014, the US has been funding a proxy war with some crazy idea they can get Putin removed. Pray that doesn't happen. It's certainly not happening any time soon.
With China’s barely fettered aggression since Biden took office, it is impossible to fathom why our Commander and Chief would preemptively (and ill-advisedly) exhaust our:
1. Petroleum reserves;
2. Munitions and other wartime technologies; and
3. Troop reserves (particularly when they will serve no purpose including diplomatic, as 3,000 troops in an armed conflict of this scope and magnitude are less than nothing).
By the President’s own logic, at least that which he proffered during our calamitous withdrawal from Afghanistan, we should not get involved in forever wars and this piecemealing of resources with no clear strategy is certainly a recipe for that outcome.
To characterize this as anything other than an ill-considered and feeble political ploy is insanity but, given the disgraceful rhetoric around the economy and Biden’s policies relative to it, insanity is definitely the order of the day.
Great article, Jordan, and serves as a tidy, concise, thoughtful, and astute summation of the most probable causes and effects baked into with our dementia-addled President’s flawed calculus as it pertains to Ukraine. This is, without any question, the most corrupt, inept, and damaging presidency in our history. They weaken us even as they embolden our enemies, and we will be years (if not decades) recovering.
Oh wow if only somebody had seen this coming we could have saved ourselves all the time and treasure and trouble, but unfortunately this outcome was unforeseen by all.
They are definitely not going to end this war and any apparent peace-posturing is purely for optics. South Korea will make shells, just enough to keep dragging it out though (I don't think a decisive Ukraine victory is expected or needed, though it's a possibility). Similarly, there are plenty of adrenaline -junkie mercs to sprinkle on the conflict to keep it simmering for years. The political ramifications will be negligible since both party establishments are on board.
I certainly hope so for the sake of the Ukraine and Russian people losing their lives their homes and towns. This fiasco should never have been.