Friday, December 10, 2021

Is It To Be War?

Mike Shelby seems to think so, according to a special Dispatch from Forward Observer. 

In light of recent events, we're adding a daily NATO-Russia SITREP to our daily Early Warning report due to the likelihood of conflict over the next 30 days. Yes, it's that close.

Well that sounds ominous. I don't think he is wrong. At Tactical Wisdom, a similar time frame: 


...But what does this mean for preparedness? Well, it means that you need to be ready within the next 30 days (75 days max) for a European land war. Russia has demanded that the EU and NATO rescind their membership offers to Ukraine, in compliance with their prior treaty, and Joe Biden has demanded that Russia withdraw from Crimea.

Neither of those things is going to happen. Russia has amassed a massive force on the border. Just days ago, field hospital units and air-medical transports arrived in the area. Those would not be needed for training. The OSCE is reporting GPS and radio jamming, and Russian tanks appear to have been modified for combat operations.

As JD mentions, a conflict between Russia and Ukraine won't stay isolated. As it expands, it is possible or quite probable that we could see cyber-warfare on a level never before seen in conflicts and what better time for the ChiComs to invade Taiwan with the U.S. and Europe in chaos? 

More on this in a good post from Big Country Expat: Crazy Busy and War?

Most people in the U.S. don't know where Ukraine is or Russia for that matter, they just know that reliable sources at CNN and MSNBC said Russia helped Orange Man Bad win and therefore Putin Man Also Bad. Ask them why there is so much bad blood between these nations and Mother Russia and they won't have a clue what the fuck you are talking about. More critical right now, ask them why the U.S. needs to get involved in a territorial dispute in Eastern Europe to the point of putting boots on the ground or even nukes in the skies. Just don't wait for an answer. Tucker Carlson to his credit had one of the few non-retarded takes on the whole thing, for which the rest of the "media" promptly REEEE'D their hearts out. 



Here is a map of Europe with Russia and most of the nations of NATO noted.


Huh, why would Russia be concerned about an encroaching NATO that was formed specifically as a counter to a now non-existent Soviet Union? Or even better, do the thought experiment of pondering what the U.S. response would be if the Russians and ChiComs formed a new anti-American alliance and started enrolling Mexico, Cuba and the rest of Central America in their little club. It wouldn't be popular to say the least.

At least the invasions and subsequent occupations of Afghanistan and even sort of Iraq could be kind of justified as a response to 9/11. Getting in-between Russia and Ukraine? That is a shitshow of epic proportions and no one can explain why it is in our national interest to go toe to toe with the second largest nuclear power in the world. That of course is not stopping them from doing their best to get us into a shooting war with the Russkies. 

If we get roped into a war with Russia, I hope they kick our asses. Not because I am pro-Russia but because it might be what we need to maybe stop us from shooting at foreigners whenever our leaders get bored.  

If it is to be war, you can count me out but sitting it out won't mean not being impacted. Start to plan now for what might be the result of a shooting war, which will lead to immediate panic buying of staple goods, food, gasoline, generators, etc. Also plan on disrupted comms for an indeterminate time. 

I can't believe that I am the age I am now and it looks like we might finally go to war with Russia, the nightmare that haunted all of us when I was growing up in the 70s and 80s. 



WTF.

20 comments:

  1. WHEN the US military gets it's ass handed to it by Russia, I really don't think Putin would have any intent to occupy the US. Those fooking Chinese, OTOH, will swoop in for whatever they can take. And they won't need us, either. I just hope that, in the aftermath, when our political class flees to other parts of the globe, they are mercilessly slaughtered on our behalf.

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    1. Putin has no interest in the U.S. and I don't think China does either but Australia and New Zealand? They better figure out how to protect themselves without the U.S. Navy

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  2. This site has neat GIF that visualizes NATO's enchroachment. Russia, has been amazingly patient.

    I can't believe that I am the age I am now and it looks like we might finally go to war with Russia and that I am more inclined to back Russia than an observably evil American Empire. Putin doesnt hate me. My government does.

    https://www.indy100.com/news/the-history-of-nato-in-europe-in-one-gif-7245581

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    1. Me too, this just seems crazy to even be talking about seriously in 2021.

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  3. Stand by for EMP. I seem to remember awhile back the Rooskies hacking our grid and left some backdoors open so they could hack at will. Can’t remember the source. I read too much. I guess it was bound to happen eventually.

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    1. EMP may not be likely as it would be responded to with a nukes but crashing the grid seems very possible.

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    2. I used to work at a power plant, when the switched having the control systems connected to the internet I thought it was a retarded idea and still do.

      Exile1981

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  4. be 60 next month. yea seems nuts we will go fuck with Ivan on his front porch. 2nd 3rd and 4th order effects of this shit show will have the suck bucket overflowing here in FUSA. I might have slightly better odds now than when my ass was riding ac carriers. may GOD watch over us... well, not the us commies. fuck them bitches, let them eat each other

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    1. We keep poking the bear and maybe about to find out why that is a bad idea.

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  5. Please God they purge the military of all White heterosexual males and vaxx-refusers before sending the Diverse Armed Services into the meat-grinder.

    The only silver lining I see on this black cloud is that, if all the .mil guns are over there in Eastern Europe, that might be a good time for a little insurgency action here. Useful only if it stays non-nuclear. Because, if not ... an hour would constitute the extreme of "long-term planning."

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    1. If it slips a little, it will slip a lot. Time to make sure your list is up to date.

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  6. Another reason to believe Biden wants a war: Oil was $40/b when Trump has the US as an energy independent/exporter. Now over $70/b. Russia's behavior is always tied to the price of oil. They've been quiet for 4 years because they couldn't fund an expansion.

    And one reason to consider the US will win, handily: The woke Milley etal will only pull punches for blacks, gays and black gays. There are none of those in the Russian armed forces. (this is sarcasm)

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    1. If it turns into a shooting war, the price of gas will be through the roof, assuming we can get any in the first place

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  7. Say, did the storms hit your area? Poor Kentucky.

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    1. Not like KY, but it is crazy windy here, started off at almost 60 early this morning and dropping like a stone. Down to 36 already, below freezing overnight.

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  8. we have a lot more in common with the russians than we do with the chinks. know a few in the old days
    1970's. the common russian is a lot like your common farm boy here. it is the fucking leaders that we both have problems with. and as always, the assholes who want a war never saw one up close like.
    if they had to fight it out instead of us, there would be no talk of war.
    always figured starting a war was the one big way the powers to be hid their crimes from the people
    as not to be held to account for their crimes.

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    1. Keeping us suspicious of the Russians, along with Eastern Europe, is not an accident.

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  9. Ahhh, Russia. Thanks for the link to Tucker. He's got a lot of sense on this, and the American people have zero interest in war with Russia over farmland.

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    1. What we are interested in unfortunately has little bearing on what our overlords are interested in.

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