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Are You Prepared for War?

Good day

It seems the war in Ukraine has escalated to the point of hysteria — where both sides are now pointing fingers at one another for concocting grandiose schemes to escalate the war into something unimaginably horrific. The Ukrainians are saying Russia is preparing pre-text to use tactical nuclear devices. Russia in an unprecedented move phoned the UK, France, Turkey, and the US to alert them that any “dirty bomb” provocations by Ukraine would result in an “uncontrollable escalation.” It’s not like the Ukrainians give a single fuck and just yesterday Zelensky ordered a fresh mobilization for all men under 60 to join the ranks and enjoy having your brains blown out by an artillery shell.

Russia is having their own problems, outmanned in some cases 10-1 on the battlefield, equally matched as far as modern equipment is concerned — thanks to the gracious lendoooooors of the United Steaks. Whilst some people might view Russia’s setbacks as constructive for world peace, I view things quite the opposite.

Since DC and London only seems to go forward and have plainly made it clear that Ukraine is not just a vassal state, but a puppet regime, Russia has no choice, whatsoever, but to engage in “total war” to neutralize the threat. Judging by previous Russian wars, this would entail the mobilization of millions of men and an escalation would take on a much more industrial capacity — one that would have to be matched by the west if they’re really serious about keeping Ukraine as part of their empire.

Ergo, and this goes without saying, the war as you see it now is most likely just getting started.

I’m bearish as fuck — long risk averse names — +71bps for the session.

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5 comments

  1. purdy

    My US Senator is identified by many as leading the peacenik contingent in the United States. Isn’t it nice to see that he is holding forums on key issues as we hurl towards ever broader war.
    “Dear Fellow Vermonter,
    I hope you’ll join me next week for a town meeting as we welcome Finland’s Ambassador to the U.S., Mikko Hautala, to Vermont. What is it like to be a working parent in Finland? To go to the doctor? To pay for college?”

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  2. bambam

    Too old to be drafted
    Kid has issues so there’s no way he will be
    My taxes go up regardless
    A war normally gets this market moving

    So yes?

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  3. helen

    ‘Russia has no choice, whatsoever, but to engage in “total war” to neutralize the threat.’

    Go back home and leave a sovereign country alone is a choice!

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    • purdy

      Yes, I only wish we’d stayed home. Instead we staged a coup, installed a puppet government ..provoked WW3.

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  4. soupbone

    Russia opted out and the sanctions imposed will remain in place for decades. So why would they just go home? The die is cast; Russia will get what it gets and remain isolated with that knowledge. The price is already paid so one should expect them to continue war as long as they can or desire.

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