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Russian Military On the Move; Brace Yourselves for Winter Wars

It’s extremely distasteful to discuss looming wars, since as a man I naturally, somehow, pine for it — even though I am 100% sure if actually in one I’d hate it. It is the reason why men love war films or acts of extreme violence. It satiates our hunter/gather desires and the desire to commit wanton acts of violence against one another.

War is always a game for the elites, spent gratuitously with the lives of the plebs. They get us all worked up with nationalistic fervor and assign causes for us to fight for. The truth is, these sons of bitches are always up to no good. For the past 20 years I’ve bore witness to the United Steaks poke at Russia in a variety of ways. But the power we exuded out into the world started to fray with our unsuccessful meddling in Syria, the rise of ISIS which was suspect as fuck, and the final and dastardly humiliation in Afghanistan. As a people, we are wholly divided and demoralized, with our government more concerned with depraved and divisive policies than the projection of power and excellence in the world. We are, in so many ways, the laughing stock of the world — an obvious empire in decline — mostly self-inflicted by sociology professors and Think Tank catamites.

I digress and will do so again.

I present to you very unusual military movements in Russia. The obvious target is Ukraine. The not so obvious targets are NATO Baltic states: Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. We could never defend those states and it’s almost as if we included them in NATO as bait to find a reason to wage war with Russia. Down below you will find a sundry of resources that can quickly get you up to date with what seems like something important to watch. If it turns out to be nothing, Russia would’ve committed one of the most expensive and dramatic military exercises in decades.

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31 comments

  1. bravo

    “It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge. War endures. As well ask men what they think of stone. War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.” Judge Holden in Cormac McCarthy’s, Blood Meridian

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  2. bambam

    Well I don’t live there so? I mean… yeah

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  3. roguewave

    Russia knows we aren’t capable of waging a war halfway around the world for countries most ‘mericans couldn’t find on a map if their lives depended on it. And who will step up for canon fodder duty? We got smash an grabs to attend to.
    And if we could, and tried their buddy China could step in and say, “Do ya feel lucky?
    They’ve been preparing for just such a moment. And we are quite well prepared, now that Afghanistan is out of the way.

    PS
    A large posse with torches and 2 hangin ropes just rode out of town. The Wanted Dead or Alive posters are all around town, I reckon a war is just what Pol Pot Fauci and Eugenicist Gates need to buy some time.

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    • helen

      What an IMBECILE!
      How far up your ass do you have to reach to pull out such idiocy?

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      • roguewave

        Predictions are tough, Especially about the future.
        What’s your take? Nothing. You got Nothing!
        My take on the scamdemik was 100% ON, biatch!

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  4. irma vep

    The world and Ukraine should just accept that they are beautiful and geographically desirable. GU in date speak. Russia wants them badly and is tired of waiting. They’re screwed.

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  5. purdy

    Hard to guess what our deep state is up to. That Biden’s handlers promoted Nuland at State after her last mission in Ukraine, should cause concern. Still, it’s more likely that it’ll be kept to a trade/natgas/etc confrontation than a hot one. Anyway, I hope our deep state can to think long-term for a change.

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  6. tradercaddy

    So long as the “Big Guy” keeps getting his 10% it’s all good.
    Besides, if and when Russia is successful, the green light will be a go for China to make a move over Taiwan.

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    • purdy

      Maybe 2% of Americans know what you’re talking about with the “Big Guy” comment. Legacy media, as well as big tech electromedia, disappeared any journalist who actually did journalism during the last election cycle. So here we are – with yet another deep-state-installed compromised tool.

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    • duuude

      Coordinated strikes

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  7. ace noodle boy

    Markets don’t bottom on friday

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  8. Mr. Cain Thaler

    At this phase I’m not sure appeals to nationalism get you very far.

    Rather nationalism is what people are clamoring for. A nationalism that endears the public and that they’re willing to fight for.

    Today if the US government tried to run a draft, would anyone even show up? I think I’d laugh that shit into the garbage. Go round up all the woke people – make an army of gay queens and antifa arsonists and transvestites – since pur leaders make it clear they prefer them. General Miley can don a dress and lead them to their vainglorious deaths in Kiev.

    I’m not dying for these assholes.

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    • purdy

      Shhh …don’t challenge them. Cocky after their success in programming citizens to inject an unproven and unnecessary pharmaceutical into their children, they may want to see if they can program us to accept a war that involves more than drones …even one with a draft.

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      • traderconfessions
        traderconfessions

        Don’t forget we also injected microchips with the vaccines and intentionally spread lies about the vax with the assistance of Joe Rogan to kill stupid people. The plan is working perfectly! Shh.. don’t tell anyone.

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  9. flea

    While we still have the leverage we should work WITH Russia to mitigate some of our own issues. I.e., We could offer a trade with Putin, et. al., I.e., How about the Donbass for a nuke free Korean peninsula?

    Now that would actually be advantageous for OUR country – not advantageous for one or more of our allies.

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  10. traderconfessions

    YouTube is my favorite source for tracking Russian military activity too. Next is Info Wars.

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  11. tha pirate

    Biden has projected weakness around the globe. Like it or not, the only thing standing between the truly evil governments of China, Russia, Iran and North Korea is the USA. Are we the world’s police? Out of necessity and whether we like it or not – YES.

    I can’t understand how 85 BILLION dollars of military equipment was left behind in Afghanistan after that humiliating withdrawal – and now the MSM is suggesting that American taxpayers send financial aid to the ‘poor Afganis’??

    -How about we send the money to Afghanistan for aid IN EXCHANGE for the return of OR verified destruction of our weapons?

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  12. Mr. Cain Thaler

    NY Fed announced contraction and commodities are responding by surging green.

    Folks…we are super fucked.

    Now we just need Russia and China to coordinate land invasions to really shred the value of US defense pacts and destroy the petro dollar and every strategic advantage the US possessed will be gone.

    Honestly…I’m good with this. We can’t survive with current leadership. They’re just too stupid. The sooner we hit bottom, the sooner we bounce back.

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    • roguewave

      Putin is threatening to move troops to Cuba and Venezuela. This is strictly for negotiating leverage. He knows it would be insane trying to protect isolated troops halfway around the world. Sort of like, well exactly like what we are doing.

      I think our Commander in Chief should lead a battalion of our elite crack troops into Ukraine. Our LGBQRST troops will surprise them with cracks, cocks & boobs.

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      • Mr. Cain Thaler

        Oh definitely. Our elite vanguard of sexual deviants will bravely face down Russia’s best troops, waving stupid signs and lecturing them on white male toxicity.

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    • Orson

      What’s your forecast for the bottom? -70%?

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      • Mr. Cain Thaler

        I don’t have a forecast per se. My forecast is “at least a 30% correction.”

        What I have are a series of trajectories and I’m going to check carefully to eliminate ones we aren’t on.

        If we selloff 30% and commodities/cpi are imploding the Fed saves us. If commodities and CPI are holding up we go lower.

        From there I just keep checking against measures of inflation.

        It’s all about if we enter stagflation. Right now that looks promising, but there’s bo reason to marry the outcome. Every selloff with inflation is contained inside the scenario where we selloff 30% from here and there’s basically no hope we go higher so just watch and study.

        I will say the worst case is absolutely catastrophic. This is where the economy crudely holds up and cpi stays hot at 7% or more for two more years.

        In this case cape multuples could go from 40x to sub 10x. And with margin compression it is unlikely that corporate earnings hold up. This case is almost unfathomable but it yields a print of sub 1,000 on the S&P 500.

        The spread of outcomes is so wide, you just need to watch the Fed for signs which will come from inflation cooling. Don’t wed a number.

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  13. iflyjetzzz

    People who have never served and don’t understand the military should not ramble on about such things.
    Stick to the markets.

    Signed,
    A 30+ year veteran with way too much combat experience.

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    • emersonlakepalmer

      Semper Fudge

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    • Mr. Cain Thaler

      Thanks for your service but our military top brass couldn’t lose my respect faster if it tried.

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      • traderconfessions
        traderconfessions

        I guess you prefer the draft dodger who insulted MIAs, wanted to parade military toys down Pennsylvania Avenue like his love Kim Jong-Un and incited a dolt insurrection because his feeling got hurt.

        I’m sure our military brass is crestfallen by your words. And no, the sky isn’t falling Chicken Little.

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        • Mr. Cain Thaler

          How many imminent invasions of Eastern Europe was Russia maneuvering under the draft dodger?

          I could be mistaken but it doesn’t look like the world actually respects you.

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        • Orson

          Milley is as treasonous, as he is tactically impotent.

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        • roguewave

          Don’t take it personally. It’s not the soldiers in the trenches; it’s top brass who failed.
          How else can one explain how after 20 years of planning, leaving $150 trillion worth of armaments’ in the hands of our enemies could be considered a success?

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      • iflyjetzzz

        I’ve been retired for a while now, but there are plans that have already been written and reviewed for this contingency. It wasn’t my theater of expertise but I would expect the US to unleash a lot of shock and awe shortly after the first Russian troop set a boot in Ukraine.

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