World Affairs Brief

WILL PUTIN INVADE EASTERN UKRAINE?

Acting Interior Minister for Ukraine, Arsen Avakov, said Wednesday that the recent uprising by ethnic Russians in Ukraine's eastern region demanding independence would be resolved one way or the other within 48 hours—either by negotiations or police confrontation. That means we should see that development today—but I suspect they may just let things slide. Ukraine’s government used police force earlier this week to arrest one set of protestors who occupied a government building and predictably this caused more protests demanding their release. If Ukraine uses force on the other two cities where rebels are well armed, there may be bloodshed and it could be the excuse Putin has been waiting for to add Eastern Ukraine to his conquests. If he’s smart, Putin will engineer another covert invasion by continuing to dress up professionals as local militias as he did in Crimea and let them create the image of a local civilian crisis, rather than a direct invasion. If he does invade, it would blow his non-threatening cover before he’s ready for war and force the West to react militarily, which they aren’t financially prepared to do. You can request a one-time free sample of the briefs by sending an email to editor@worldaffairsbrief.com.

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The Russians are building tremendous new nuclear/biological and chemical weapons systems--all with the assistance of US technology transfers. They are deploying on average, 3 new Topol-M 6th generation ballistic missiles per month. We built our last MX over 10 years ago, and are disarming unilaterally. Further, the Russians are building huge underground nuclear bunkers and weapons production facilities in the Ural Mountains, clearly intended to function during a nuclear war. The US intelligence community (under both Republican and Democratic administrations) knows this and are actively covering for the Russians, so the American people won't become alarmed.

Both Republican and Democratic administrations have been supplying the Chinese with high technology weapons systems for years, knowing that they, in turn, are supplying other enemies (Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, North Korea) as well. Both Russia and China continue to protest against any US anti-ballistic missile system, even though such systems are purely defensive. It doesn't take a genius to understand that ABM systems only threaten someone who intends to launch ballistic missiles someday.

President Clinton directed our military to absorb a nuclear first strike rather than launch on warning (our only true deterrent to a first strike) and to prepare to retaliate afterward. That first strike will take down all command and control, all bombers (since none are on alert), most missiles, and all satellite and submarine communications.

According to the House Armed Services Committee, the following reductions have taken place during the Clinton Administration: Strategic and General Purpose Forces from 1990 to 1997: B-52 Bombers have gone from 220 to 56. B-1 Bombers from 90 to 60; Strategic Defense Interceptor Aircraft from 36 to 0; and Army Divisions (1990 to 1997) have gone from 18 Active down to 10. Reserve divisions have gone from 10 to 8. Army Brigades (1990 to 1997) have declined from 8 Active to 3 and Reserve brigades have gone down from 27 to 18.

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