Post New Article

Why a War Over Ukraine is Unlikely

Original Article

Posted By: Magnante, 1/28/2022 9:01:37 AM

The whole world is waiting nervously for developments in Ukraine. (snip) are those individuals who are comfortably ensconced at the top of power willing to pay any price themselves? (snip) Vladimir Putin is now virtually out of business; he has delegated the routine functions of the head of state to his mediocre subordinates, himself becoming a Kremlin recluse. The real power in the country is not with him, but with those who have money. (snip) there is something that is really scary for those in Russia who have money and power — the West can cut off the payment system SWIFT

Post Reply

Reply 1 - Posted by: padiva 1/28/2022 9:14:22 AM (No. 1053548)
Whatever. We just need to realize that Biden will go to the ends of the earth to cover up his illegal business dealings in Ukraine. US military is collateral.
7 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: IowaDad 1/28/2022 9:17:38 AM (No. 1053553)
Russia has a lot of troops. They like to move about. So Putin moves them a little bit west, and leaks into the intelligence community that he intends to invade Ukraine. This costs him absolutely nothing, but it elicits an amazingly confused response from NATO and the US, including some written responses to his demands that will shape NATO for the next 15 years. A huge strategic gain for Putin! Much better would be to ask Russia to join NATO, and perhaps even the EU. Having all a-little-bit-Christian and a-little-bit-democratic nations combine against the heft of China is pretty sensible.
4 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: Condor44 1/28/2022 9:31:11 AM (No. 1053579)
Biden knows this, but will claim it was because of his negotiating skills. FJB!
7 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: Mofongo 1/28/2022 9:31:56 AM (No. 1053580)
The writer sounds like a 1950s cold warrior. Start with the idea that the principles behind the Monroe Doctrine apply to Russia as much as to us. Which country seems those the expansionist hegemon, the one with 750 bases in more than 70 countries or the one with 5 overseas bases? This is not your father’s Russia despite the interest of the intelligence community in viewing it as such.
2 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: bpl40 1/28/2022 9:37:09 AM (No. 1053585)
A threat to invade the Ukraine is like trump card (no pun). He has already used it. What will he use the next time? So there is a price. Putin may be serious. All we can do is wait for the other shoe to drop.
2 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: MDConservative 1/28/2022 10:16:26 AM (No. 1053642)
NATO is in the crosshairs no matter how this turns out. Putin won't back down until he gets written assurances that NATO will not expand into Ukraine. NATO is setting a bad precedent by getting itself involved to begin with. The US is fumbling around knowing its NATO "allies" have no abiding interest in Russian "expansion", let alone Ukrainian NATO membership. (Most of them are third-tier "powers" using NATO to get under the US nuclear umbrella, and maybe score some American presence for an economic shot. Croatia has already said they're all happy to posture, but if the balloon goes up...they're going home.) NATO can either back down and show its back...or, it can spend a lot of money to post troops, ships, and planes to menace Russia and be stuck with having to respond IF Russia crosses the border. Pick your poison. It's time to disband NATO. It was an anti-Moscow, anti-Warsaw pact alliance that has outlived its mission, and is now searching for one. It is protecting effete Europe at American expense and is one of those entanglements that George Washington warned about centuries ago. However this goes, it's a mess that the US maintained for itself. The Euros can take care of themselves.
7 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: qr4j 1/28/2022 11:25:28 AM (No. 1053732)
I hope there is no war. Do I trust the Russian government? No. But I don't trust the American or Illinois government either. In some sense, I have more respect for Putin than I do for Biden. Both are corrupt. But Putin is at least strong. I am not fond of either leader. But I will respect strength. Weakness when strength is needed to defend America is deplorable.
5 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: dst4life 1/28/2022 11:43:28 AM (No. 1053755)
The problem with the article is its logic. We are now living in a world where logic and reason are ignored. And that means anything can happen.
4 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 1/28/2022 2:01:03 PM (No. 1053967)
The good news is that Traitor Joe thinks that Russia will invade. Joe has a 100% streak going in international relations, he's 100% wrong, every time.
3 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: JimBob 1/28/2022 10:33:32 PM (No. 1054376)
I have very little idea of what is really going on. But.... I doubt that anyone else- particularly The HairSniffer- does either. Either one day soon we will wake up to Russia in possession of eastern Ukraine, or we will wake up and they are not. The one thing I am really concerned about is Sleepy Joe and his puppet-masters managing to blunder us into a serious war.
0 people like this.

Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "Magnante"
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by Magnante"
Why a War Over Ukraine is Unlikely 10 replies
Posted by Magnante 1/28/2022 9:01:37 AM Post Reply
The whole world is waiting nervously for developments in Ukraine. (snip) are those individuals who are comfortably ensconced at the top of power willing to pay any price themselves? (snip) Vladimir Putin is now virtually out of business; he has delegated the routine functions of the head of state to his mediocre subordinates, himself becoming a Kremlin recluse. The real power in the country is not with him, but with those who have money. (snip) there is something that is really scary for those in Russia who have money and power — the West can cut off the payment system SWIFT
Elizabeth Warren may face consequences
for practicing censorship
15 replies
Posted by Magnante 1/28/2022 4:02:25 AM Post Reply
Elizabeth Warren, a mediocre law professor who parlayed a fake Native American identity into a gig at Harvard and a seat in the United States Senate, thought that, once in government, she’d try her hand at censorship. When Joseph Mercola and Ronnie Cummins wrote a book about COVID with which Warren disagreed, she used her position as a Senator to try to get Amazon to censor the book. Although Chelsea Green Publishing filed suit in November, people are finally becoming aware of the suit. I’m always amazed when someone who ought to know the law doesn’t—or feels entitled to ignore it.
Is the second American Civil War nearing
its conclusion?
23 replies
Posted by Magnante 1/27/2022 4:15:43 AM Post Reply
The truth is that the Second American Civil War is...almost over. Unlike the first one, the Democrats appear to be a near lock to win. Leftists, through a combination of brilliant projectionist strategy and callously evil use of their political opponents' naïveté, decency, and tolerance, have transformed America's institutions. They have weaponized them and used them against their less aggressive fellow citizens. In the process, they have transformed Americans, their beliefs and expectations, too. Much like the Chinese Communist Party, they own nearly all the levers of influence and power
Schadenfreude overload on virtue-signaling
former mayor of San Luis Obispo who stepped
down 'to fight climate change'
25 replies
Posted by Magnante 1/26/2022 9:24:11 AM Post Reply
Few things delight me more than watching climate cultists with Big Plans to change the way we live running headlong into reality and discovering that their ideas just don't work. The story of Heidi Harmon, who stepped down from being mayor of San Luis Obispo, California last August to battle climate change, is one to savor. (snip) After multiple attempts to find a working charging station in San Jose, Harmon realized charging the car would take up to seven hours and there was no way she could make the rally. Harmon posted multiple videos about her difficulties in traveling in an all-electric vehicle. She discusses calling the police
Peter Doocy mishandled Biden's phone call 31 replies
Posted by Magnante 1/26/2022 9:19:41 AM Post Reply
The big news on Monday night was that Joe Biden, in response to a perfectly appropriate question from Fox News White House correspondent Steve Doocy, not only refused to answer, but openly and into the mic called Doocy a "stupid son of a b‑‑‑‑." Biden then called Doocy, ostensibly to apologize. In fact, he didn't apologize at all, but Doocy seemed happy to be the nice guy who accepted a private non-apology in exchange for a public insult. (snip) What he should have said was, "Mr. Biden, you very publicly and crudely insulted me. I expect an equally public, explicit apology."
Two women show how completely insane COVID
mania has driven people
25 replies
Posted by Magnante 1/25/2022 8:31:52 AM Post Reply
One of the points I’ve been making over the years of political writing is that leftism has driven young white women crazy. (snip) A recent video, however, indicates that it’s not just young women whom leftism has driven insane. The video seems to show two older women, upon finding an unmasked young Black man on an elevator, wildly attacking him as they try desperately to get him and his unmasked self off the elevator. (snip) One of the women then hit him and, when he called her on it, she began chanting “Black lives matter,” while her companion continued to insist that he leave the elevator.
Never Forgive or Forget the Enablers of
the Destructive Covid Panic
16 replies
Posted by Magnante 1/25/2022 3:30:51 AM Post Reply
After nearly two years of America pursuing politically motivated policies to “eradicate” an unstoppable respiratory virus, an increasing number of liberal politicians, commentors and publications have begun to speak out about the failures and human cost of lockdowns and the vaccine/mask mandates. They, along with many on the right, are applauding those who now claim that government Covid policy was a “catastrophic moral crime.” Who are these charlatans that are embarking on a campaign to exonerate themselves from their complicity in a “catastrophic moral crime”? Many of them were at the forefront of spreading ideologically motivated lies
Lockdowns, Masks, and Vaccines Have All
Been Complete Failures, But That’s Not
the Real Problem
8 replies
Posted by Magnante 1/24/2022 9:26:10 AM Post Reply
It’s becoming ever more apparent that the government health intelligentsia’s efforts to protect Americans from COVID have been a complete failure. That’s why you’ve heard nothing about its success. (snip) There are two ways to look at this argument to end masking, lockdowns, and vaccine requirements. The first is that because all of these infringements upon our liberty failed miserably and are not only entirely ineffective but harmful, we can and should go back to something close to what life looked like before.
There’s disturbing vaccine data coming
from Scotland
16 replies
Posted by Magnante 1/24/2022 4:04:16 AM Post Reply
The vaccines are proving to be a constantly moving target. (snip) What if it turns out that they’re not even a therapeutic? What if you get more sick, not less sick, from the vaccination? Data out of Scotland suggests that this is a real possibility: Scottish data shows that the COVID-19 age-standardized case rate is highest among the two-dose vaccinated and lowest among unvaccinated! It further shows this trend of negative efficacy for the double-vaccinated persisting for hospitalizations and deaths. Something is very wrong here, and together with other data points, it raises concerning questions about the negative effect of waning antibodies, constant boosting, and the consequences of a leaky vaccine
Boris’s Salvo of Freedom: Johnson Cancels
the Pandemic in England
9 replies
Posted by Magnante 1/23/2022 9:05:52 AM Post Reply
Last week Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, walked into the British Parliament and made the most consequential statement by a political leader since the fall of the Berlin Wall. This is what Johnson said in part, to the cheers of the assembled parliamentarians: “Next week mandatory [vaccine] certification will end… We will end the compulsory use of Covid status certification in England… From now, the government is no longer asking people to work from home and people should now speak to their employers about arrangements for returning to the office
Did over 100,000 people older than 124
years vote in Wisconsin?
21 replies
Posted by Magnante 1/23/2022 9:03:38 AM Post Reply
If you’ve been wondering about the extent of voter fraud in America, we may be seeing a staggering amount of either fraud or grotesque negligence in Wisconsin voter rolls. A review of the state’s voter roles showed that 569,277 voters registered on January 1, 1918. Of that number, 20% of these people, all of whom must be at least 124 years old, voted last November. Biden “won” in Wisconsin by 20,682 votes.... For regular American Thinker readers, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. Roughly two weeks ago, Jay Valentine wrote about the extent of fraud he and his team have discovered
Who are the Oath Keepers? 8 replies
Posted by Magnante 1/22/2022 9:07:47 AM Post Reply
Hearing the Department of Justice describe them, one would think that the Oath Keepers are the scariest bunch of anti-American knuckleheads to come down the pike since the Ku Klux Klan. (snip) The Oath Keepers was founded in 2009 by Stewart Rhodes. It is a national, but loosely knit organization, created to resist violations of civil liberties by the government. In 2009, that sounded like conspiracy nut thinking. But since the organization’s founding, we’ve been treated to Crossfire Hurricane, two impeachment show trials, COVID shutdowns, election 2020, and our own government targeting parents as domestic terrorists. What sounded crazy in 2009 sounds prescient in 2022.
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Biden would beat BOTH Trump and DeSantis
if the presidential election was held
today: Joe would get 43% of the vote in
head-to-head matchup with Donald - and
41% if he was facing the Florida governor,
poll finds
72 replies
Posted by Ribicon 1/28/2022 1:12:03 PM Post Reply
Even with his own low approval numbers, President Joe Biden is leading both former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in a pair of direct match-ups long ahead of the 2024 election. Biden leads Trump by 10 percentage points–43 to 33–in a new Marquette Law School poll released Thursday. That poll has 16 percent backing 'someone else.' It comes even as Trump has been hammering Biden throughout his presidency, and stepping up his own activity with a rally last week in Arizona and another planned for Texas this coming Saturday. Biden's lead over DeSantis, who has been in the news as he challenges the administration
'You're about to get a lot more speeding
tickets!' Critics slam 'Pothole Pete'
Buttigieg's plan to fix the nation's roads
crisis with MORE speed cameras and lower
speed limits that will guarantee fines
for drivers
53 replies
Posted by Ribicon 1/28/2022 7:44:36 PM Post Reply
Pete Buttigieg's plan to add more speed cameras to America's roads as a way patrolling them more 'fairly' has been panned by critics who say it will only lead to more speeding fines under the guise of equity and road safety. Buttigieg announced the plan yesterday and claims it will reduce the number of deadly road collisions. The highway plan is receiving some $17billion from Biden's $1.2trillion infrastructure bill, which will be used in part to pay for the cameras.(Snip)'When the country applauded $1.2 trillion going to fixing the roads, bridges and buildings, a lot of us were dumb enough to think that's what might actually happen,'
Company that Called Republicans Racist
Loses Massive Number of Customers
44 replies
Posted by GustoGrabber 1/28/2022 9:34:10 AM Post Reply
Penzey's Spices, the Milwaukee-based company that held "Republicans are Racist Weekend" sale on Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend earlier this month, is now dealing with a massive loss of customers and is now all but begging for new business. "After starting the year with All Republicans are Republicans and following up with Republicans are Racists we’ve set a nice little Boycott Penzeys! surge in motion," Penzey's CEO Bill Penzey said in an email to customers Friday. "It certainly wasn’t unexpected, but if it’s within your means, you picking up a small stack of Gift Cards would help."
Mike Pence reveals he hasn't spoken to
Trump since last SUMMER and hints their
relationship deteriorated because of January 6
39 replies
Posted by Imright 1/28/2022 4:20:57 PM Post Reply
Former Vice President Mike Pence revealed that he has not spoken to former President Trump since last summer. He suggested that Jan. 6, 2021 marked a souring in their relationship. That day, ahead of the Capitol riot, Trump said that Pence 'didn't have the courage' to object to the election results during Congress' certification. Fox News' Jesse Waters asked Pence when the last time he spoke to Trump was on his show Thursday evening. 'You know, we talked last summer,' Pence said. 'And, you know, I've said many times, it was difficult. Jan. 6 was difficult. It was a tragic day in the life of the nation.'
Hello, Willow! Bidens welcome a pet CAT
into the White House after Jill bonded
with it when it jumped on stage and interrupted
her campaign speech in 2020
37 replies
Posted by Imright 1/28/2022 11:24:13 AM Post Reply
Interrupting a campaign speech certainly doesn't seem like a way to get an invite into the White House, but that's exactly what a two-year-old short-haired tabby has managed to do. A green-eyed, gray and white farm cat made quite the impression on Jill Biden after jumping up on stage and interrupting her remarks during a 2020 campaign stop in her home state Pennsylvania. Now, President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden have finally welcomed Willow, after speaking of a long-promised cat, to their pet family.
Man Uses His Second Amendment Rights After
His Neighbors Pitbull Came Running Towards
Him In His Front Yard – Was This Justified? (Video)
35 replies
Posted by Black Conservative Voice 1/29/2022 2:29:30 PM Post Reply
Guns, guns, and more guns. These days the complexity of gun ownership in this country is just that, complex. To me, the Second Amendment is pretty straightforward. The question I have is when is it appropriate to get the gun out? When is the right time? Is it the right time to shoot a dog during a dog fight, or if a dog attacks you? A video from Oregon today shows a man who guns down his neighbors’ pitbull after it came running towards him in his front yard.
Exclusive — Rep. Greg Murphy: GOP Doctors
Caucus Is ‘Infuriated’ that Fauci’s
Policy ‘Has All Been About Vaccination’
and Not Therapeutics
34 replies
Posted by Imright 1/29/2022 12:30:23 AM Post Reply
Rep. Greg Murphy (R-NC) told Breitbart News on Friday that the GOP Doctors Caucus is “infuriated” that the Biden administration and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the president’s top medical adviser, have “been all about vaccination” and not therapeutics in their response to the coronavirus outbreak.“We’re not going to vaccinate our way out of it,” Murphy, a urologist, said on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.He said, “I’m a vice chair of the GOP Doctors Caucus. We are infuriated — infuriated — that this has all been about vaccination. Fauci has been, ‘Vaccination, vaccination, vaccination,’ rather than therapeutics.”
This Senate Rule Could Stop Democrats
From Confirming Biden’s SCOTUS Nominee
34 replies
Posted by earlybird 1/28/2022 6:24:32 PM Post Reply
With Justice Stephen Breyer officially announcing his retirement on Thursday (a full 24 hours after the White House announced it for him), Senate Democrats will have a chance to fill a Supreme Court seat, likely before the 2022 midterm elections in November. But ever since 2017, when Senate Republicans invoked the nuclear option to confirm Supreme Court justices at a simple majority, instead of at the usual 60 votes necessary to break a filibuster, there has been procedurally little minorities can do to prevent a nomination from moving forward (the outright lies, smears, and chaos tactics Senate Democrats employed against Justice Brett Kavanaugh notwithstanding).
Virginia Republican Goes Off On Democrats
InEPIC Rant: ‘Enough!’ (VIDEO)
30 replies
Posted by PChristopher 1/28/2022 5:34:19 AM Post Reply
Republican State Rep. Nick Freitas of Virginia has had enough of Democrats accusing anyone who opposes them of racism and sexism. During a floor speech this week, he went after Democrats for this and his speech was so amazing that it got applause afterwards. Other Republicans should study this speech. Real Clear Politics provides a partial transcript: NICK FREITAS: I was asked by a colleague of mine on the other side of the aisle, someone I actually deeply respect, and she asked me, was I going to be ‘nice’ this session?
Report: ATF Seizes Firearms from Amish
Dairy Farmer
29 replies
Posted by mc squared 1/28/2022 1:00:21 PM Post Reply
Lancaster Online reported Tuesday that agents with Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, (ATF) seized firearms from an Amish farmer in Pennsylvania’s Leacock Township. The seizure of the firearms occurred earlier this month. Lancaster Online indicates the ATF’s action revolved around the farmer, Reuben King, allegedly selling firearms without a license. King admitted that he had sold some firearms, but stressed that they were mostly long guns that other Amish could use for hunting. He noted that he sold some to non-Amish too. He added, “I was not dealing in handguns, positively not.” The Blaze noted that King “[did not] advertise the sale of his guns online and
Ex-Fox News Star Lands at NBC News After
Quitting Over Tucker Carlson
28 replies
Posted by Beardo 1/29/2022 3:41:48 PM Post Reply
Months after Stephen Hayes quit Fox News over Tucker Carlson’s conspiratorial rhetoric about the Jan. 6 riots, the conservative author and pundit has landed at NBC News. “I’ve known and worked with Steve Hayes on and off for nearly 25 years,” Meet the Press anchor Chuck Todd said in a Friday morning statement announcing Hayes’ new role as a network contributor. “He is a principled reporter and analyst who always puts truth and facts above emotion and sentiment.” Hayes was a Fox News contributor for 12 years and was once a writer for the now-defunct Weekly Standard before co-founding The Dispatch, a center-right website offering an anti-Trump alternative for conservative audiences.
No Justice – Biden’s DOJ Says Arsonist
Who Killed A Man Should Get Reduced Sentence
Because He Was Rioting For BLM
27 replies
Posted by Imright 1/29/2022 1:52:34 AM Post Reply
One of the main tenants for a stable and law-abiding society is a judicial system that enforces laws and ensures equal justice for all.The reverse is true in progressive cities, resulting in an increase in crime. Various government organizations, even all the way up to the Department of Justice, have gone astray. Social justice warriors are now in positions in the DOJ to implement “racial justice”, which determines how to prosecute cases based on the race and/or social justice cause, not commensurate with the crimes committed.A perfect example can be seen in a murder committed by a BLM arsonist.
Post New Article