A World War Might Sound Crazy, But It Could Be America’s Last Act Of Desperation – #WW3

A World War Might Sound Crazy, But It Could Be America’s Last Act Of Desperation:

Though some have been warning about the catastrophic potential for a third global conflict for years, it wasn’t until recently that these warnings became more mainstream. The calamitous nature of the violence in Syria – which has one nuclear power defending a government that has been the target of a regime change operation led by the world’s superpower – combined with 2017’s threats of “fire and fury” against another state intently pursuing a nuclear weapons supply of its own, has pushed the issue of a third world war directly into the public discourse.

While certain hotspots throughout the Middle East, Asia, and Eastern Europe (i.e. Ukraine) have seen some notable escalations in the last few years, a direct conflict between Russia and the United States is still yet to emerge. That’s because the idea of a third world war in today’s world is completely insane. If the two countries that currently possess the world’s greatest supplies of nuclear weapons go to war, there may not be a world left for the victors to inhabit after the war is done, thereby making it an unthinkable proposal.

Then again, the U.S. did just recently bomb a significant number of Russian-linked forces in Syria, reportedly killing scores of them. The targets of these air strikes were also predominantly Iranian-backed militias (just in case there weren’t enough state actors already involved in this ongoing conflict).

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#Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry demands #EU sanction Gerhard #Schroder over #Russia

Luckily for Ukraine there are no sanctions imposed for being beyond stupid.

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US Sells 210 Javelin Anti-Tank Missiles And Launchers To Ukraine

US Sells 210 Javelin Anti-Tank Missiles And Launchers To Ukraine:

Well, it’s finally official – after years of preparation by the Obama administration to provide lethal offensive weapons to Ukraine over the vocal objections of the Kremlin, today the Trump administration announced it would sell Ukraine 210 Javelin anti-aircraft missiles and 37 launchers for $47 million. The sale, which was first reported last December, marks a significant increase in U.S. military support for Ukraine and another major deterioration US-Russian relations, and is the first lethal weapons sale of its kind since the breakout of a Russian-backed proxy civil war against the central government in Ukraine’s eastern provinces.

As discussed previously, President Trump approved the plan in the days just before Christmas 2017, and began informal notifications with Congress about it. With Thursday’s formal notification, Congress now has 30 days to sink the deal or it will go through, which is expected.

Trump has said the sale represents evidence of his “tougher” stance on Russia than President Barack Obama’s, although according to ABC, the Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations sought to downplay the significance on Monday.

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Saakashvili supporters march to demand Poroshenko step down

Related info:

Vladimir Putin ‘wanted to hang Georgian President Saakashvili by the balls’

Saakashvili admitted that Georgia began military operations in South Ossestia

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Saakashvili supporters march to demand Poroshenko step down:

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Several thousand supporters of deported Ukrainian opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili marched through the center of Kiev on Sunday, demanding the resignation of President Petro Poroshenko.

The protest included a nationalist faction, and some of its members broke windows at two Russian-owned banks and a Russian overseas agency after the march. Saakashvili, who was Georgia’s president during 2004-2013, later became governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region. He resigned in a dispute with Poroshenko and was stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship last year.

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Shocking New Evidence: Maidan snipers confess they were under orders from Coup leaders to shoot police AND protesters

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Ukraine Tests Fires First-Ever Cruise Missile Aimed At Neutralizing “Russian Aggressors”

Ukraine Tests Fires First-Ever Cruise Missile Aimed At Neutralizing “Russian Aggressors”:

Turchynov then suggests the new cruise missile system is an “important deterrent against the aggressor,” i.e. Russian forces in Crimea.

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Former US Vice-President Joe Biden revealed some tactics used to push Russian sanctions and ensure continued regime change in Ukraine

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Ukraine passes bill to get occupied regions back from Russia

Ukraine passes bill to get occupied regions back from Russia:

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday passed a bill that aims to reintegrate the eastern territories currently controlled by Russia-backed separatists, and goes as far as to declare support for taking them back by military force if necessary.

The bill describes the areas in Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions as “temporarily occupied” by “aggressor country” Russia. President Petro Poroshenko welcomed the new bill, saying it would help restore control of the east by “political and diplomatic means.”

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Ukraine’s Future Nazi Leader?

Ukraine’s Future Nazi Leader?:

Today’s Ukraine is painfully reminiscent of Germany in the 1920s: poor governance on the heels of a lost war, which – added to the sense of betrayed hopes and the sharp decline in average incomes coupled with rising prices – is all driving a critical mass of the Ukrainian population toward an overwhelming feeling of desperation. A demand from the public for a “strong hand” – a new, authoritarian ruler – is rapidly coalescing, due to their dissatisfaction with President Poroshenko and all the other jokers they’ve been dealt from that shabby deck of political cards.

And a man like that already exists in this destitute and disintegrating country.

Andriy Biletsky, the commander of the Azov Battalion who is known to his comrades-in-arms as the “White Führer,” is making an ever-bigger name for himself in the Ukrainian parliament.

He makes no secret of his views – in his 2014 program declaration “Ukrainian racial social nationalism is the core of ideology of ‘Patriot of Ukraine’ organization” he expressed himself quite bluntly: “Our nation’s historical mission at this critical juncture is to lead the global White Race in its final crusade for its survival. A crusade against the Semite-led Untermenschen.”

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‘Accomplice in igniting war’: Moscow says US crosses a line with lethal arms supplies to Ukraine

‘Accomplice in igniting war’: Moscow says US crosses a line with lethal arms supplies to Ukraine:

The intention by Washington to provide lethal arms to Ukraine ‘crosses a line’ and pushes Kiev towards bloodshed, a senior Russian diplomat said, accusing the US of playing the role of warmonger in the Ukrainian conflict.

The move by the US government is an escalation compared to the previous practice of providing weapons to Kiev through contracts with American arms producers, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said in a statement. “In a sense, the US has crossed a line.”

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Severe snowstorm hits Ukraine

Severe snowstorm hits Ukraine:

Power outages in six regions

19 Dec 2017. A severe snowstorm hit central, eastern and northern Ukraine, causing traffic disruptions and power outages in six regions, authorities said on Tuesday.
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/20/c_136838538.htm

See photos in Kiev, Ukraine:
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Trump To Announce Anti-Tank Missile Exports To Ukraine

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Trump To Announce Anti-Tank Missile Exports To Ukraine:

Earlier this week the Washington Post reported that President Trump has decided to come off the fence regarding his prior reluctance to formally approve lethal arms sales to the US-backed government in Kiev, Ukraine, and has now moved forward with Obama-era legislation to export weapons to the war-torn country.

Though as was noted at the time this commercial license approval was limited to small arms and ammunition as part of an initial $41.5 million deal, and not the heavier anti-tank systems sought by Kiev, it now appears the White House is going to announce inclusion of Javelin antitank missiles and possibly other advanced systems that could change the battlefield calculus of the war between Ukrainian and Russian-aligned forces in the Donbass region along the Russian border.

According to a new report by ABC News, Trump is expected to include the anti-tank missile systems as authorized exports to Ukraine, this based on four unnamed state department sources:

President Donald Trump is expected to announce his approval of a plan to sell anti-tank missiles to the Ukrainian government, a move that would mark a significant escalation in lethal U.S. military support for Ukrainian forces battling Russian-aligned forces in the border region, four state department sources tell ABC News.

If the president formally signs off, the plan will be presented to Congress for a 30 day review period where it would need to be approved before the State Department can implement it.


The FGM-148 Javelin Portable Anti-Tank Missile. Image source: US Army. 

ABC News describes the “total defense package of $47 million includes the sale of 210 anti-tank missiles and 35 launchers” which will be sure to harm Trump’s longtime stated goal of improving relations with Moscow.

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In ‘Unexpected’ Move, Trump Enacts Obama-era Law Opening US Arms Sales To Ukraine

In Unexpected Move, Trump Enacts Obama-era Law Opening US Arms Sales To Ukraine:

After years of covert American involvement in the Ukrainian proxy and civil war which has raged since 2014 – and which a leaked recording confirmed was precipitated by the US State Department – President Trump has decided to come off the fence regarding his prior reluctance to formally approve arms sales to the Kiev government. Late Wednesday the Washington Post first reported the bombshell news that after months of indecision over whether or not to move forward with Obama-era legislation which initially paved the way for legalizing US arms sales to Ukraine, Trump has approved the first ever US commercial sale of weapons to the war-torn country.

According to The Washington Post, “administration officials confirmed that the State Department this month approved a commercial license authorizing the export of Model M107A1 Sniper Systems, ammunition, and associated parts and accessories to Ukraine, a sale valued at $41.5 million. These weapons address a specific vulnerability of Ukrainian forces fighting a Russian-backed separatist movement in two eastern provinces. There has been no approval to export the heavier weapons the Ukrainian government is asking for, such as Javelin antitank missiles.”


Image via News Front

Though WaPo’s Josh Rogin characterizes the decision as intended to appease hawks while seeking to avoid broader conflict escalation based on “limited arms sales” (and not approving some of the heavier weaponry sought by Kiev), the move is likely to further ratchet up tensions with Russia, which is ironic for the fact that the decision comes the same week that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said that Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be handling Trump like “an asset”. Or perhaps we will be assured this is just more 4-dimensional chess playing between Trump and Putin to prove that not Putin but the Military Industrial Complex is once again “unexpectedly” in charge? 

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Supporters free ex-Georgian president detained in Ukraine

Flashback:

Saakashvili admitted that Georgia began military operations in South Ossestia:

“Mr Saakashvili admitted yesterday that Georgia began military operations in South Ossestia but insisted that it was in response to Russian provocation.”

Vladimir Putin ‘wanted to hang Georgian President Saakashvili by the balls’

Jewish Georgian minister: Thanks to Israeli training, we’re fending off Russia (Haaretz, Nov 8, 2008)

Ex-Georgian president, wanted at home, becomes governor in Ukraine

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Supporters free ex-Georgian president detained in Ukraine:

MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of protesters chanting “Kiev, rise up!” blocked Ukrainian police as they tried to arrest former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili on Tuesday. He later escaped with help from supporters and led them on a march toward parliament, where they planned to call for President Petro Poroshenko to resign.

The detention of Saakashvili, now an anti-corruption crusader (😂) in his adopted home and arguably the country’s most popular opposition politician, has raised fears that Ukraine could be facing its most acute political crisis since the 2014 revolution. Ukrainian prosecutors accuse him of colluding with Ukrainian businessmen who have ties to Russian intelligence as part of an effort to topple the president.

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Libya, Syria, Ukraine – Same Playbook, Same Puppet Masters

Libya, Syria, Ukraine – Same Playbook, Same Puppet Masters

H/t reader squodgy:

“Could it be that the Catalonian issue is the prelude to Stage 2 as explained clearly in this lovely analysis of how world events are orchestrated?

He does omit another classic…Yugoslavia.”

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Ukraine spirals into chaos Poroshenko is a billionaire while Ukraine’s per capita GDP drops 75% & there is no coal

Coming to a country near you (very) soon…

Continue to prepare for (total) collapse.

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