Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ukraine - No Happy ending in Sight for Ukraine

I need to write something soon tonight before I power out.  This ain't no Hollywood movie, unless maybe "The Empire Strikes Back".  Do not expect a sequel.

The invasion has begun and Ukraine is trying to fight back but it is far different than what was expected.  Troops and tanks surging across the border is so WWII.  Russian special ops infiltrated the three SE oblasts several weeks ago and numbers have only increased, in spite of some being arrested, ID and all.

Strategic towns have been seized, mainly along the railroad line to Crimea.  Ukrainian troops managed to clear them out of one town but have been stopped by Russian use of civilians as human shields just as Putin predicted. These are not hostages but "useful idiots". If they can manage to get 100 to 200 killed then Putin will have his excuse to invade.  Today the soldiers surrendered rather than fire on babushkas.

The Economist has a good article here which pretty much sums up what is happening. 

The state agency, known as the SBU, says that a special reconnaissance and operations unit within the Moscow-based 45th Detached Reconnaissance Regiment of Russian Airborne Troops and military intelligence units from southern Russia are leading the insurgency.
Their objective is to “cause bloodshed on the streets of our cities” and kill “100-200” Ukrainians to provide a pretext for Russia to mass an invasion of eastern Ukraine, said Vitaliy Naida, a high-ranking member of the SBU’s counter-intelligence department. Then, he predicted, “in an hour-and-a-half, tanks and armored personnel carriers of the Russian army will appear on the territory of Ukraine." 
More from Kyiv Post here:

Russia's War Against Ukraine

This article from Forbes describes in detail the proofs that Russian Special Ops are directing the play in SE Ukraine. 

The one I like is the actor who played three different roles on three different Russian TV stations, describing his injuries at the hands of the Nazi Fascists.


  1. My thoughts are with you and your family... for what it's worth. Stay safe.

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks, both. We continue on is though all were normal. What else can we do.

  3. Putin was a spy. Infiltration was his expertise. What else did we expect? We have known for weeks that it was going on.

    I hopo all of you are safe.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!


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