Baltic’s are next.
Folks, this is the shit hitting the fan.
1934-1939. Hitler. History repeats.
2012-2015. Putin. History repeats.
The Middle East has us all “skeered”. But Russia is using the backdrop of the Muslim expansion as his ticket to ride into Ukraine, and eventually into the former Soviet Satellites to pull them all back into a Soviet Orbit.
Both the NY Times and are reporting that Russia has sent troops into Ukrain this morning. Apparently Putin’s forces started firing grad missiles at Ukrainian troops beginning at around 11:00AM Ukraine time (4:00AM EDT) and an hour and half later columns of Russian tanks entered Ukraine territory
The goal apparently is to stave off a defeat of the separatists and begin a war of attrition.
Ukrainian border guards retreated because they didn’t have heavy equipment.
Meanwhile, a top NATO official said Thursday that at least 1,000 Russian troops have poured into Ukraine with sophisticated equipment and have been in direct “contact” with Ukrainian soldiers, resulting in casualties.
Brig. Gen. Nico Tak told reporters at NATO headquarters that the ultimate aim of Russia was to stave off defeat for the separatists and turn eastern Ukraine into a “frozen conflict” that would destabilize the country “indefinitely.
NATO estimated that another 20,000 Russian…
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