“Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace.” (Luke 14:31-32)
If this somehow gets out of control and the nukes start flying, it will be ‘The World War Nobody Talked About.’ It’s hard to find very much real news about this in the mainstream media. As presented, the entire situation is skewed and one sided. Russia marked out as the Big Bad Bully putting a hundred thousand troops or so on Ukraine’s border. [What doesn’t get mentioned is that Ukraine has put close to half of its entire army on the border of the Donbass, an ethnically-Russian area of Ukraine that wants to secede and become part of Russia.] Nations like Ukraine & Kazakhstan & for that matter, Poland & Lithuania are but freedom seeking peoples who just want to enjoy more of the fruits of Western democracy by uniting with the EU and NATO. While that is somewhat true for the latter two nations, it is not-so-much for Ukraine. The current regime in Ukraine is the beneficiary of a revolution fomented in 2014 with the help of the CIA and Soros-backed forces that chased the Russian-leaning Ukrainian President out of the country and installed a Western-friendly replacement. Russia then moved to repatriate Crimea, a portion of Ukraine artificially-assigned to that nation under the now-fallen Soviet Union. It had been traditionally a part of Russia and its’ primarily ethnically-Russian residents voted to rejoin Moscow by over a 90% margin. The current crisis is being fed by the attempts by the US to make Ukraine a member of NATO and place ‘defensive ’missiles there which would be capable of being quickly refitted with nuclear warheads and able to hit Moscow in 5 minutes and the Russian nuclear arsenal in 7 minutes after launch. [Think of the Cuban Missile Crisis when Russia / The Soviet Union tried to put America in a similar position by putting missiles in Cuba. President Kennedy saw it as an existential threat and wouldn’t stand for it. Putin sees this as an existential threat and will not stand for it either.] Now, in the early talks, Russia is showing no signs of backing down in any way. Moscow wants security guarantees that Ukraine will not be part of NATO; that no missiles will be stationed there; and that NATO won’t expand further toward Russia’s borders. Russia’s actions have given evidence that this is a clear line in the sand. After just the preliminary talks with the US said that “it may be forced to deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Kaliningrad in response to NATO apparent plans for Russia. That would put nuclear missiles within just five to ten minutes flight time of almost all European Capitals.”[i] Around the same time a headline blared: “RUSSIA MOVING ALMOST ENTIRE EASTERN MILITARY DISTRICT WEST TOWARD KAZAKHSTAN AND UKRAINE” The article described a “MASSIVE movement of troops and heavy armor is underway from eastern Russia….At least four gigantic trainloads of armor and two trainloads of troops….[carrying] over a thousand pieces of armor, including tanks, fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, and some self-propelled artillery.”[ii] So, no matter how you look at it, things are getting serious out there. It wasn’t but a month ago that a Republican US Senator voiced an opinion that the nuclear option should not be taken off the table. Now, as Russia ramps up – bluff or not – NATO is announcing that it is ready for war with Russia. [It is NOT!] Here is the Bulletin released by Hal Turner Radio on January 9th.
Now, let’s just put another twist into this plot. And that twist would come in the form of Kazakhstan. Trouble broke out in that former Soviet Republic, a current ally of Russia. Thousands took to the streets to demand the ouster of the current government. Police were physically attacked and there were reports that two were beheaded. HT Radio is reporting that the EU and the US are involved in organizing and financing the protests by paying “key organizers.” The speculation is that if they can’t take Ukraine without a fight then perhaps Kazakhstan could be turned and Western missiles could be put there. However, Kazakhstan could be a harder nut to crack, as Moscow has major portions of its’ space program housed there. Russian troops are already being rushed in as well as Chinese troops to protect their pipeline interests. HTR: “The top protest organizer of this whole uprising is in Ukraine and spoke on Ukraine TV.” The report went on to draw the parallels with what happened in Ukraine a few years back. Citing the “sudden size of the protests” as proof of foreign organization, the report went on to say, “What is taking place in Kazakhstan right now, is a precise re-enactment of what took place in Ukraine back in 2014. At that time, the US and EU poured billions into Ukraine and used the public their bribe money bought, to overthrow that government.
The goal? Simple: Bring Kazakhstan into the sphere of influence of Europe and the US.”[iii]
Enter Scott Ritter, a Marine Corps intel officer who served in the Soviet Union, Desert Storm and Iraq. Ritter analyzed the unfolding situation and its likely military consequences. He likens the Biden regime as being “deaf, dumb and blind” regarding Russia’s demands. “There will be no compromise when it comes to Russia’s legitimate national security interests.” While America threatens sanctions should Russia cross over into Ukraine – [which by the way, is baiting the Russian bear with provocative language] – Putin has warned of a “complete rupture of relations” should sanctions be put in place. “The US, it seems, believes that the worst-case scenario is one where Russia invades Ukraine, only to wilt under the sustained pressure of economic sanctions and military threats. Russia’s worse-case scenario is one where it engages in armed conflict with NATO. Generally speaking, the side that is most prepared for the reality of armed conflict will prevail. Russia has been preparing for this possibility for more than a year. It has repeatedly shown a capability to rapidly mobilize 100,000-plus combat-ready forces in short order. NATO has shown an ability to mobilize 30,000 after six-to-nine-months of extensive preparations.”
NATO needs time to have the sanctions work. If there is a Russian invasion of Ukraine the end will come swiftly and completely. “A strategic air campaign designed to nullify specific aspects of a nations’ capability, whether it be economic, political, military, or all the above, coupled with a focused ground campaign designed to destroy an enemy’s army as opposed to occupy its territory, is the likely course of action.
Given the overwhelming supremacy Russia has both in terms of the ability to project air power backed by precision missile attacks, a strategic air campaign against Ukraine would accomplish in days what the U.S. took more than a month to do against Iraq in 1991. On the ground, the destruction of Ukraine’s Army is all but guaranteed. Simply put, the Ukrainian military is neither equipped nor trained to engage in large-scale ground combat. It would be destroyed piecemeal.” And of course, should the West interfere, Moscow will shut off the oil & gas spickets to its’ needy European customers.[iv]
NATO could not in the short term match the conventional Russian military machine. And the nuclear option is beyond ludicrous. We need pray that cooler heads prevail than those that seem to be in control at present.
[i] Only Hours After US-Russia Preliminary Talks, News Goes From Bad to Worse, Hal Turner Radio, January 9, 2022
[ii] RUSSIA MOVING ALMOST ENTIRE EASTERN MILITARY DISTRICT WEST TOWARD KAZAKHSTAN AND UKRAINE,
Hal Turner Radio, January 9, 2022
[iii] U.S. & E.U. Can’t Grab Ukraine Without a Fight, Hal Turner Radio, January 5, 2022
[iv] Scott Ritter, What War With Russia Would Look Like, The Burning Platform, January 13, 2022