Post by schwartzie on Apr 20, 2021 12:58:54 GMT -5
Meanwhile Russia has declared him persona non grata, refuses to meet with him, has told him he can't leave moscow without being forcibly expelled or detained, and how stupid do you have to be to not understand that it's not actually up to sullivan whether he'll be allowed to return or not?
What it comes down to is, this is largely about natural gas....and HUGE deposits have been found in Israel. Looking more and more like Ezek. 38.
What is the motivation for Russia to want to attack/invade Ukraine? Is it the peoples desire, is it economics, is it strategic military? This is my take on why Ikraine AND the Artic Circle are on Putin's radar.
Germany’s Chancellor has urged Vladimir Putin to focus on dialogue as Russia continues to deploy troops to the Ukranian border. She made the remarks on Tuesday appearing at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg via video link.
“Nevertheless, I am someone who says we must always talk.”
The Chancellor said she and French President Emmanuel Macron had “especially in recent times” discussed issues between Ukraine and Russia with Mr Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy – urging them to keep the negotiations going.
She added: “The situation is worryingly tense, especially because of Russia’s concentration of troops on the Ukrainian border. We have to stay in talks.”
In a series of short video clips, captured from the Russian frigate Admiral Essen, a missile can be seen being launched from one of the ship’s multiple missile silos. The video clips, released by the Kremlin’s propaganda outlet TASS, also flaunt the strengths of the new warship in an effort to display Russia’s military might.
Russia says the Caliber cruise missiles were fired as part of a joint military exercise in which over 20 other military vessels and around 50 warplanes were also involved.
A Russian military spokesman said: “A naval group comprising the frigates Admiral Makarov and Admiral Essen, missile corvettes Graivoron and Vyshny Volochyok, and also missile boats, small anti-submarine warfare ships and large amphibious assault ships, held an exercise to repel a notional enemy’s air attack weapons, using active radio-electronic interference.”
The spokesman added: “Three squadrons of the Southern Military District’s attack aircraft held drills to attain positions for an attack.”
The Admiral Essen is one of Putin’s latest warships, a multi-purpose patrol vessel, capable of conducting combat missions.
The timing certainly couldn’t be more advantageous.
A terribly weakened US combined with what seems to be a coordination (for now) with China is a recipe for BIG geopolitical moves.
And while some might say that the US military has never been stronger, it’s the rot from within, not to mention a war-weary fighting force, that poses a danger to our effectiveness.
We have a crisis of leadership, SEVERE domestic division, COVID fatigue, a mistrust of our institutions by all political stripes, as well as domestic unrest. It’s as if our country has been personified by the person currently calling themself President.
And Russia (Putin) likely is willing to call on the bet that Biden in a war scenario could not competently make any decision or be taken seriously during any kind of negotiations or instances where MAD was a possibility. Biden can not even say a simple sentence without looking tired, sad, drugged, or mentally incapacitated. It’s so bad. The way the administration handles things... we are falling apart slowly by design. Russia is calling every bluff here, because if I were him I would ask myself,
“Who IS actually in charge of the nuclear and command forces of the US? It sure can’t be him... it’s time to strike at Ukraine, this opportunity will not come again.”
If this goes hot, ALL of those warships better be at least 1000 miles off shore. Hypersonic missiles are no laughing mater.
It takes 10 seconds for a modern warship to launch countermeasures and that if the computer is running the system.
A hypersonic missile has a range of 1100 miles at 6000 mph and they can't be detected by radar. That's means if a ship is 1000 miles off shore, it will take 6 seconds to hit the ship.
Only ONE hypersonic missile is needed to sink a CARRIER.
One volley of missiles could sink a freakin fleet.
Post by ShofarSoGood on Apr 21, 2021 3:04:20 GMT -5
‘Unprovoked escalation’: US slams Russian plan to block Black Sea
US state department says the move is part of ongoing campaign to destabilise Ukraine amid Russian troop build-up in the region.
20 Apr 2021 The US State Department has branded as an “unprovoked escalation” reported Russian plans to block parts of the Black Sea, which could ultimately impact access to Ukrainian ports amid heightened tensions over Moscow’s military manoeuvres.
The US and its European allies have expressed concerns regarding Russia’s military build-up in recent weeks and fear Moscow might be planning to invade Ukraine. Russia, which backs separatists in eastern Ukraine, annexed Crimea in 2014.
Post by ShofarSoGood on Apr 21, 2021 3:21:45 GMT -5
Which means they’re now Russian citizens. Which means that Russia is duty bound to protect them from Ukrainian aggression. Which means Russia is not technically violating international law or any current treaties. Russia could now conceivably roll in ‘peacekeeping’ forces to ‘evacuate’ their citizens.
Post by schwartzie on Apr 21, 2021 16:38:11 GMT -5
Of course, seeing as Pedo Joe and his dirtbag son have connections with them...
The top quote is obviously a lie, as it was requested that the ambassador leave Russia. The ambassador even had to reply publicly stating that he was not going to leave....before reversing that statement less than a day later.
The second one, while intending the same result, at least parses the language enough to be ‘technically’ correct...the ambassador was neither ‘ordered’ nor ‘expelled.’
This is why I hate diplomacy in general...so much wasting of time, playing with language, double-speak insanity. It’s like dealing with attorneys.
Here’s my take:
Russia: Maybe you should go home, talk to your boss, and get your story straight.
Ambassador: I’m not going home! You can’t make me!
State Department: The ambassador is coming home, but just for a minute.
State Department: Oh, he’s not coming home because Russia said to. He just needs to talk to his boss and get his story straight. We didn’t fire him...yet.
State Department: He’s not coming home because he was forced to by Russia
State Department: We don’t know what the hell we’re doing
The 68-year-old Russian President addressed the nation in Moscow during his annual state-of-the-union address on Wednesday. The president declared that Moscow will always respond to enemy provocations and condemned the West for “picking on Russia for no reason.”
He said: “I hope that no one will think of crossing a red line with Russia. And we will decide ourselves where it will be.
“Russia's response will be symmetrical, fast and tough.
“The organizers of any provocations threatening our core security interests will regret their actions more than they've regretted anything in a long time.”
The warning comes as several Russian cities descend into chaos amid protests against Mr Putin in support of the president’s jailed political rival, Alexi Navalny.
Speaking to a packed room for his annual address to the Federal Assembly President Putin said the international community is "picking on Russia without any reason". The Russian President's bizarre tirade went on to insist his country just wants to have "good neighbourly relations" with the international community before branding them "rude" and "unfriendly". Putin suggested "talking about Russia" was a "new sport" for the international community before stressing that Russia are "really modest". His extraordinary comments come as the Kremlin shared footage of a missile being fired in the Black Sea yesterday.
And Dmytro Kuleba said the force being assembled by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin was fully equipped to paralyse his country within days - while Ukraine’s top diplomat also took a clear swipe at Brussels for its failure to grasp the nettle when it came to economic sanctions. Tension in the region continues to mount, with large numbers of Russian soldiers pressed against Ukraine’s eastern border, where Government troops have been battling Russian separatists.