Thankfully my travel schedule for the time being is being curtailed thanks to President Brandon’s supply chain issues thus I should have more time to post articles. Hence, I will attempt to post daily updates with summations of news stories and Tweets from the OSINT universe which continue to indicate that war is about to break out in Eastern Europe. I hope this is of some help to my readers.
Kremlin says ‘French assertions that…Putin had promised…Macron that Moscow would not carry out new military initiatives around Ukraine for now were “not right”. A French official said Putin had made the pledge during long talks in Moscow’ https://t.co/u3NVkdfXaZ— Shashank Joshi (@shashj) February 8, 2022
It’s almost as if France and Germany forgot August 23, 1939 (via the UK Guardian historical archives):
The key excerpt:
Same as it ever was, to quote the wise philosophers, The Talking Heads, or better yet, the corrupt global financial system now running the world.
It would appear that the buildup is genuinely causing a panic in the West, especially after the stories from the news today. From the UK Daily Mail:
Now hardline ex-KGB chief joins Russians telling Putin NOT to invade Ukraine – while six Russian warships storm towards Black Sea despite Macron’s claims to have a de-escalation deal
The Russian reply to this?
Germany an ‘occupied state’ — Russia
“Peace in our time” indeed.
Meanwhile, on the military front:
A Russian MiG-31K carrying a Kinzhal ballistic missile was spotted landing at the Kaliningrad Chkalovsk airbase on February 7.— Status-6 (@Archer83Able) February 7, 2022
This a very unusual developyment. MiG-31s are not based there, furthermore this is a Kinzhal missile carrier.https://t.co/ViWYjcdkLd pic.twitter.com/xqvD5I9BJG
Just because the Kinzhal is a nuclear weapon capable hypersonic ballistic missile is no problem for the United States. The Europeans however, might want to start paying attention:
From The Economist, we get the Captain Obvious news story of the year thus far:
Will Ukraine’s muddy ground halt Russian tanks?
I shall save my readers the time to click on the link as the answer is “no.”
Another truly disturbing part of the buildup is the final transfer of and potential loading of landing ships from the Caspian Sea fleet at Novorossiysk:
Caspian Flotilla update:— C O U P S U R E (@COUPSURE) February 8, 2022
1 Dyugon-class landing craft and 4 Serna-class landing craft were seen in Novorossiysk on 5 February.
An Alligator class landing ship (Orsk 148) was also seen in port with its doors open and vehicles on the loading ramp. https://t.co/bkrWADCPmL
Nothing bad can happen per President Dementia’s staff, right?
Then again, MAYBE, just maybe, what happens if the invasion fleet and other Chechen BTG’s decide to operate further south as recently speculated by these pages:
Not a good development, despite exercises beginning next week; again (allegedly).
Russian Defense Ministry confirms that 6 large landing ships of the Baltic and Northern Fleets are heading from the Mediterranean Sea to the Black Sea.https://t.co/QdnMXEGCTk— Status-6 (@Archer83Able) February 8, 2022
When the other three large landing ships transit tomorrow, Russia will have the greatest naval amphibious capability in the Black Sea it has had since the early 1990s. https://t.co/r6RbL6RAzl— Rob Lee (@RALee85) February 8, 2022
Just remember what Rob said while watching this video from the UK Daily Mail story linked to above:
Meanwhile, more hardware is moving into position, threatening the entire region.
Iskanders on the move today. This video is from Karachev in the Bryansk region. pic.twitter.com/DHl3njtIBM— Kyle Glen (@KyleJGlen) February 8, 2022
275. BM-30 Smerch unit moving west through Rostov-on-Don. Rail lines go on to Taganrog or Krasnodar according to @danvan71 who geolocated this at 47.246165, 39.678457— Dan (@Danspiun) February 8, 2022
First a TZM 9T234-2 transloader, followed by four BM 9A52-2 launch vehicles. https://t.co/eeCgKmdvJB
Happens all the time(hint: not).
Looks like one of the Tu-22M3 was armed with a Kh-32 air-launched cruise missile. https://t.co/NWdaaw7O6m pic.twitter.com/3FKjm7BQ98— Rob Lee (@RALee85) February 8, 2022
Have no fear boys and girls, the US cavalry has arrived; to watch the whole war unfold.
The first #US troops touched down in the German city of #Wiesbaden on Friday amid escalating tensions between #Russia and #Ukraine.#Germany pic.twitter.com/KekiBN2HRS— Ruptly (@Ruptly) February 5, 2022
More tomorrow barring an EMP event.