Thursday, November 19, 2020

Russia conducts impressive airlift of peacekeepers to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone...

Quite honestly I've wondered why so many Europeans fear a Russian attack. This military movement kinda clarifies things.  The Russians are capable.  We haven't been talking about it on these pages but they have engaged in an impressive airlift of men and material to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. 

The capability is clear.  No trains.  No ships.  Just aircraft and they've moved a respectable force to the region and are already escorting civilians out of the area of fighting.

Additionally they've somehow kept Turkey on the sidelines (and I know the Turks want to jump balls deep into this thing).

They have the military side down, the diplomatic side.  They're a power broker in Europe.

They also have one more thing the EU doesn't.

They have the will to act.

I still have to wonder if they might be stretching themselves though. Libya, Syria and now Armenia?  That's a strenuous lift.  The Russians could be walking into the same trap that the US has.  The big winner?  China.  They wait patiently, building their strength while at the same time pushing out diplomatically and on EVERY economic issue under the sun.

When the Chinese finally do act (and it won't be in the Pacific....they have built a wall of trade around them with the very people we will need to assist us in a fight with them) it'll be in an area of their choosing and on their timetable.

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