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A Dreadful Inexorability
National Review Online, by Askold Krushelnycky

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/9/2014 5:00:22 AM

Serious sources are predicting that Russian president Vladimir Putin will send his forces into Ukraine — possibly under the guise of peacekeeping forces, as he did in Georgia in 2008. The chief of Ukraine’s national-security council has stated that the risk of Russian incursions is very high. And a Moscow source of mine with links to the Russian foreign ministry — who has previously provided accurate information — has said that Putin is considering sending in his forces within the next few days. A member of the German Bundestag, Marieluise Beck, has said that senior Russian diplomats have warned Berlin that Moscow’s

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Immanuel Goldstein, 7/9/2014 6:03:27 AM     (No. 9916233)

Hey, why not? It´s Summer time, the World Cup is winding down, Gaza is just a tired rerun, and Putin hasn´t been putting his leadership skills to much good work lately. It will be interesting to see how his decrepit, hollowed out military force can deal with prolonged, all out war with a fully armed enemy that can fight back. No more nibbling around the edges. Putin is an idiot if he thinks that he can beat Ukraine without unacceptably high cost to his wretched third world economy. Talk about a tar baby.

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