Is Vlad Nostalgic For The Cold War?

| January 17, 2022

Russia engages in joint military exercises with Belarus?

Wait: are we regressing here?

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russia-belarus-plan-joint-military-drills-february-lukashenko-2022-01-17/

From the article:  MOSCOW, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Russian military forces and hardware began arriving in ex-Soviet Belarus for joint drills starting in February, Minsk said on Monday, amid soaring tensions between East and West over Ukraine.

The “Allied Resolve” exercises will be held near Belarus’s western rim, the borders of NATO members Poland and Lithuania, and its southern flank with Ukraine, Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said.

“Set an exact date and let us know, so we aren’t blamed for massing some troops here out of the blue, as if we are preparing to go to war,” he told top military officials.

Troop movements by Russia are being closely scrutinised as a military buildup near Ukraine’s borders and a barrage of threatening rhetoric have stirred Western fears that Russia is planning to invade. read more

Moscow denies any such plan, but has used the standoff to campaign for security guarantees from the West, including a halt to NATO expansion and a formal veto on Ukraine, a former Soviet republic, ever joining the military alliance. – article

If you click on that Ukraine link, you’ll find an article regarding cyber attacks.

Well, now, if Vlad says it ain’t anything but “exercises”, and Lukashenko echoes that, doesn’t it mean that they are quite sincerely just doing practice drills? After all, Vlad didn’t send armed aid to Kazakhstan until Almahty asked for it, owing to all the kerfuffles going on there, and that should settle that, right? Right?

There’s also Cuba and Venezuela to worry about, and Peskov, at the Kremlin, had something to say, as well:   The Kremlin said separately that reports that Estonia was prepared to host up to 5,000 NATO troops showed that Moscow was right to be worried.

“It’s exactly things like that which prove we have grounds to be concerned and it proves we’re ot the reason for escalating tensions,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. – article

I’m sure they’re all a bit nostalgic for the Good Old Days when the Kremlin ruled that part of the world….

Category: Cold War, Historical, Russia, Venezuela

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Anonymous

But of course!

Sapper3307

Appeasement gifts could help?
Hzomi4RNtiE

Anonymous

Didn’t in ’38…

Dave Hardin

There are no American/British/Polish contractors in Ukraine. Not a one… promise.

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Sapper3307

CIA ground branch?

Dave Hardin

Nah, tourists just looking for a good time… from what I hear.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

He sounds like a broken record and Not for all the tea in China do I believe him

A Proud Infidel®™

And when asked about this, PINO Biden was quoted as saying “Uuuhhhm, I’ll just burple the dekaguguphleghm.”

Fyrfighter

Damn, that made me spew my coffee!

AW1Ed

Vlad and the Cold War? Like I’m nostalgic for Ronny Reagan.

ChipNASA

Hey I’d take Zombie Reagan over the turd we have today.

ChipNASA

Hey, I added a new avatar but it’s blank. Maybe it takes a while to process (at your end? work in progress?)

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Av8or33

Dick Blumenthal and Chris Murphy were on the news threatening very painful economic sanctions on Russia if they invaded. I’m sure Putin is just crapping himself in fear. I don’t think Europe is going to be on board with pissing off Vlad, he has that valve which stops all that gas and oil from flowing. And does anyone think he respects us after Afghanistan?