In this article, I am going to write about something that interests the vast majority of the US population no less. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t care about Ukraine, Russia’s military preparations for war, or pretty much anything that happens on the other side of the globe. But things are completely different over in Russia. There is constant talk of the possibility of war with the West and there is great pessimism that it can be avoided.
For the Russians, this is actually the biggest crisis with the West since the Cuban Missile Crisis in the 1960s. The Russians have repeatedly warned that Western missiles cannot be deployed in Ukraine, and they have repeatedly warned that Ukraine cannot become a member of NATO.
You are using the same reasoning that we used during the Cuban Missile Crisis. We didn’t want the Russians to have missiles in Cuba that could potentially hit our major cities in a matter of minutes, nor do the Russians want missiles in Ukraine that could potentially hit their major cities in a matter of minutes.
Vladimir Putin will only authorize an invasion of Ukraine if one of his strategic “red lines” is crossed.
But instead of easing tensions and trying to argue things out, the western leaders just keep provoking Russia.
If they keep hitting the bear ruthlessly, at some point a mistake will be made and we will have a war that no one wants. The following 7 signs suggest that war with Russia is even closer …
1. Despite the fact that Vladimir Putin has said that such a move would cross one of his “red lines”, Ukraine has just been told that it will ultimately be allowed to join NATO …
In view of the increasing threat from Russia, the Ukrainian president looked for security guarantees at a meeting with the NATO chief on Thursday and received renewed assurance that his country could join the military alliance despite the fierce objections of his Russian neighbors.
2. Ukraine shocked the world by opening the bunkers in Kiev …
Ukraine has opened bomb shelters in the country’s capital amid mounting fears of a Russian invasion. On Wednesday, a Ukrainian minister and former top spy warned that the conflict could spread worldwide.
3. ABC’s Martha Raddatz reports that after Joe Biden’s most recent phone call with Vladimir Putin, the Russians have relocated 10,000 additional soldiers to the border with Ukraine.
4. The EU warns of “massive costs for Russia”, should it come to further “aggression” against Ukraine …
At this point in time, Russia is choosing an aggressive stance towards its neighbors. And as the European Union and its G7 partners have made very clear, further aggressive actions against Ukraine will result in massive costs for Russia, said the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday.
5. Banks in Belarus are preparing to switch to the Russian version of SWIFT because of the impending sanctions from the West …
Belarusian banks are preparing for tougher Western sanctions by signing up for Russia’s alternative to SWIFT, the international financial news network that powers the global banking system, reports Russian tabloid Moskovsky Komsomolets.
The Russian Financial Messaging System (SPFS) has more than 400 domestic users – practically all approved Russian lenders – but only 38 banks from nine other countries use it. SPFS was developed in 2014 and is intended to maintain banking operations in the event that Russia is decoupled from SWIFT due to western sanctions.
6. It is reported that Russia has started deploying short-range gate surface-to-air missile systems in the border area with Ukraine.
7. A non-partisan group of US senators wants to officially classify Russia as a “terrorist state”. Of course the Russians are not happy about that …
In addition, as if all of this wasn’t inflammatory enough, the US Senators want to label Russia a “terrorist state” if its “armed forces continue to penetrate Ukraine”. Such a classification as a nuclear superpower is unprecedented. It’s an insane move that would make diplomacy and negotiation nearly impossible. It is equivalent to a declaration of war.
We should try to find a way to peace with Russia, but we are always moving towards war.
And when it finally comes to war, it may be global.
Most Americans aren’t aware of this, but Russia and China have just announced a brand new “security alliance” …
It was announced on Wednesday that Russia and China have agreed on a security alliance.
Commenting on the agreement, President Xi said: “Currently, under the guise of ‘democracy’ and ‘human rights’, certain international forces are interfering in the internal affairs of China and Russia and brutally trampling on international law and recognized norms of international relations.”
So could it be that one day the US will fight Russia and China at the same time?
Yes, it is entirely possible.
In the meantime, the European powers warn that the talks to revive the Iranian nuclear deal are “quickly reaching the end of the flagpole” …
A joint statement by the UK, France and Germany on Tuesday said talks to bail out the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran will soon come to an end after the Iranian side accused the West of creating an atmosphere of blame.
Iran’s continued nuclear escalation means we’re quickly reaching the end of the road, ”said France’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Nicolas de Riviere. He added that Iran’s continual transgression of development and uranium enrichment limits while blaming the US for exiting the deal means “we are nearing the point where the escalation of the Iranian nuclear program completely eliminates the JCPOA.” will have hollowed out.
The Israelis have already practiced for an attack on Iran, and if the peace talks fail, a conflict between Israel and Iran will become inevitable.
Of course, a new war in the Middle East would provide a way for the Biden administration to divert attention from our growing internal problems. Currently, only 26 percent of Americans believe the country is moving in the right direction …
A new Economist / YouGov poll shows that nearly 75% of Americans are either unsure or believe the country is headed in the wrong direction. Only 26% believe things are going well.
Personally, I don’t think a major war will break out before the end of 2021.
But the New Year is only a few weeks away and I have a really bad feeling about 2022.
Over the past few years we have been hit by one event after another, and the “perfect storm” that is now breaking over us threatens to reach a whole new level in the next year.