Ukraine

  • Russian missile exercise (against what) in Kalingrad (next to Germany)

    what is the scenario they are doing all those exercises for ?

    situation getting more nervous and dangerous in that region every week

  • #ukraine will decide the balance of geostrategic military power in Europe

    why Russia thinks it can bully its borderstates militarily

    CSTO Military Data Chart

    into becoming a member of their socalled security alliance

    Russia Military Alliance Map

    in which you see why Ukraine is the missing domino as are uzbekistan, Georgia and azerajan

    while trying to keep them from joining NATO

    NATO's Expanding Membership Map

    and also here you will that the whole geopolitical map changes when Ukraine joins NATO or is linked to it

    because if you are linked to it, you are linked to the US and the US has the biggest military machine (even if it doesn't want to use it so massively as it did several times)

    and you don't have to be afraid anymore of all those Russian troops at your border because there is a much greater and better shield once they begin to understand that that is necessary to keep the peace - even a cold war peace

    and luckily Putin is doing is utter best the last year to convince even the most outspoken defenders of appeasement that it won't work and that Putin is clearly looking for a fight somewhere - the only question is where and when

  • apple and other online ecommerce sites are shutting down payment in Rubles or to Russia

    source http://www.theverge.com/2014/12/16/7403535/apple-halts-online-sales-to-russia-as-the-ruble-plunges-in-value

    it means that if this continues trust in anything Russian will be gone - this is the speed with which things can change - as we have seen in 2008 here during the financial crisis - wednesday you were still a major bank and on friday you were broke

  • #ukraine the eastern members of NATO are going to help Ukraine themselves

    there is no sense waiting for a consensus that will never arrive because the interests are too different to arrive at any kind of meaningful compremise - also the Putin strategy of trying to keep  NATO from doing something meaningful in Ukraine is based upon the premise that they will always find compromise more important than letting each member decide for itself what it is going to do to help or not help Ukraine

    Now it will be much more difficult for Putin to stop NATO from helping and supporting Ukraine because the vetopower of power to slow down or stop any meaningful decision of individual states is gone

    The eastern european states will start helping each other and Ukraine in the first place meaning that we will have after some time a fortified intertwined eastern border not only linked to NATO but also to each other

    and as the real power is based in Putins mind of military power this is may stabilize or even change the battlefield in Ukraine and make it less likely that individual eastern states are impressed by his succession of military provocations and exercises at their borders

    meanwhile Russia keeps sending new military hardware to the border with Ukraine and afterwards into Ukraine bit by bit, day after day (of which some columns are going to Mariupol)

  • #ukraine this is an example of the present tension in the Baltic-Nordic airspace

    trying to prevent collissions from civil aircraft with unidentified Russian military aircraft flying without transponders (sending signals to know what they are doing like the 9-11 terrorists did) and not responding to any demand for identification or information from the airtrafficcontrollers

    madness

    one day there will be a collission and what will happen than

     

  • #ukraine Russian Santaclaus also hurrying to Mariupol to be in time for christmas

    joke of the day in a place where there is hardly any time to joke because there is nothing to joke about

  • #ukraine Russian troops are on the move.... to Mariupol

    this is what they are writing on their tanks

    this is what they are saying on their social media

    this is one of the several columns rumored to be heading to Mariupol

    or somebody thought that Putin didn't want to take Mariupol and gave up on the idea ?

    what will the rest of the world do if he starts attacking Mariupol ?

  • #ukraine US gives itself the legal possibilities to intervene and help the attacked eastern front states

    so you are not alone and if it comes to that the US president and the military have the legal and democratic powers to intervene while the NATO can intensify their links and decide if it comes to that what they will or can do

    the bill itself : https://t.co/hWDalmQQhm

  • Googlemaps shows status of Crimea depending on where you live #ukraine

    this says something about the universality of information and the correctness of information because it is not disputed legally, it is still legally part of Ukraine, point final

    once you start departing from that point of view you are creating problems with no return

  • are the US cruisemissiles coming back to Europe - and no peace movement now to count on

    at the time it was the US who was thinking and planning a limited nuclear war in Europe (Reagan and Haig and so)

    now it is Putin who is sending nuclear missiles to Crimea, the Baltic region and before our coasts (submarines) and along our borders in planes

    it are the Russian troops shooting every day to kill in Ukraine, having already killed already thousands of people and not willing to abide by any peace agreement or diplomatic solution

    it is in Moscow that people are parading with posters of Stalin, responsable for the deportation of 17 million people to the Gulag and nobody really knew how many millions died during the Big purge

    it is Putin that is speaking in terms of war time and time again and Obama who is looking more and more like Roosevelt was treating Stalin (like a friendly Puppy he could handle personally while Churchill didn't trust Stalin a second)

    so there may be some peace movements and demonstrations but they will be dubious (Marie Le Pen may even participate) and they won't be understood in the eastern memberstates of the EU and NATO. Well, you will also have the people who are always against the US whatever it is doing and do not want to know anything wrong about Russia because that is all propaganda

    For the moment there are about 800 russian missiles targeting Europe with a madman holding the button

    the day the first missiles land, don't be surprised that the situation will degrade quite quickly and that US troops will follow fast afterwards - except if Putin is brought back to his senses and stops this circus of military provocations and incursions and undercover destabilisation operations

  • #ukraine putin is channeling all the money he can to his croonies in these hard times

    source http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-10/putin-s-friends-reap-billions-in-deals-as-economy-teeters.html

    that is what friends are for

    or also the proof that Russia is a cooperation, nothing more

  • #Anonymous leaks picture of moneystash for Putinfriendly Russian youth organisation

    source (where there is more) http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/12/10/russias-anonymous-international-promises-new-wave-of-leaks/

  • #ukraine the Baltic states start re-arming themselves for what is to come

    and they have understood what Putin has said from the beginning

    it is about (anti)tanks - not airplanes or longdistance missiles - but tanks and troops

    so what do you buy to defend against such an enemy ?

    All US tanks have left the European Continent in 2013 although there are plans to send some back soon or they should lease them to the frontier states in the east

    in this tweet you see how many Russian troops there are in Kalingrad next to Lithuania - also re-arming themselves and the US starting to send some troops and planes

    the situation is becoming more nervous in the Baltic region the last week as the NATO has seen different Russian troop movements in Kalingrad and along the Baltic states increasing the tension

  • For those who still think that Gorbachev is a democrat and a pacifist.....

    "The former Soviet Union president further said Russia had experienced difficult times after the Soviet Union's collapse and the U.S. had taken advantage of it. Gorbachev said but today was different because Russia is well-armed. He mentioned that it was good to see Russian President Vladimir Putin taking care of security, strengthening the military and developing weapons. He has no doubt that if anything happens, Russia can "hit back."  http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/574603/20141202/russia-gorbachev-ussr-cold-war.htm

    not much different from what Putin is saying

    maybe he is afraid of his status and his pension in this virtual democracy in Russia (it seems it is there, but it isn't, like with the virtual environment you only have to pull the cable out to end it all)

  • #ukraine now it is Finland that has put her army on a heightened state of alert

    the airtraffic over baltic where tensions are increasing daily now http://www.flightradar24.com/RYR75LM/500f160