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Heading for NATO borders: Russia already has phases 2 and 3 planned after Ukraine (1 Viewer)

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Heading for NATO borders: Russia already has phases 2 and 3 planned after Ukraine

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The Suwalki Gap between Belarus and Kaliningrad. The gap is NATO territory.

4.28.22
On April 22, General Rustam Minnekayev, of Russia’s Central Military District, stated that the “second phase” of the war is to expand beyond the Donbas and create a land bridge to Transnistria, a breakaway region of Moldova that shares a land border with Ukraine. Specifically, General Minnekayev said that “control over the south of Ukraine is another way out to Transnistria, where there is oppression of the Russian-speaking population.”Russia will not stop at Transnistria if Moscow is successful and the Western world loses interest in Ukraine as the war drags on. The potential “third phase” would be a drive to connect the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad Oblast, which borders NATO members Poland and Lithuania. This action would entail the Russian military seizing the Suwalki Gap, which is the border between Poland and Lithuania – with Kaliningrad Oblast and Belarus on the two endpoints. The Suwalki Gap is a mere 65 miles end-to-end. Those 65 miles between the exclave and Belarus (which Moscow is using as a staging area for its invasion of Ukraine) is NATO territory.

On April 25, U.S Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin stated after a visit to Kyiv that the U.S. goal in Ukraine is to “see Russia weakened to the degree that it can’t do the kinds of things that it has done in invading Ukraine.” For me, this statement is a tacit recognition that we are in a proxy war in the defense of the Baltic States and Poland. We must provide everything the Ukrainians ask for – including tanks, additional heavy artillery, and fighter aircraft. If we do not, we truly do risk a wider European war – specifically an attack on two NATO member-states, plus drawing in non-member Moldova. As part of the defense of the Suwalki Gap, we must also heed the calls of Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, who has advocated for the U.S. to establish a permanent military base in her country. Estonia shares a land border with Russia and has a minority Russian-speaking population that may need “liberation” if Russia is not expelled from Ukraine.


At this time, I think Moldova and the Suwalki Gap would each be a stretch for the depleted Russian military.

But then again, Vladimir Putin has lately demonstrated an uncanny knack for making very bad decisions.
 
Heading for NATO borders: Russia already has phases 2 and 3 planned after Ukraine

iu

The Suwalki Gap between Belarus and Kaliningrad. The gap is NATO territory.




At this time, I think Moldova and the Suwalki Gap would each be a stretch for the depleted Russian military.

But then again, Vladimir Putin has lately demonstrated an uncanny knack for making very bad decisions.

You literally just posted a thread claiming Russia is too disrupted to fight another war.

Now all of a sudden they are going to fight two additional wars?

Cut the crap.
 
You literally just posted a thread claiming Russia is too disrupted to fight another war.

Now all of a sudden they are going to fight two additional wars?

Cut the crap.

No one said anything about an immediate timeline.

Learn to read with comprehension.
 
No one said anything about an immediate timeline.

Learn to read with comprehension.

So in other words we are theorizing that, at some vague point in the far future, they are going to attack....for the lolz.

Yeah, again, cut the crap.
 
You literally just posted a thread claiming Russia is too disrupted to fight another war.

Now all of a sudden they are going to fight two additional wars?

Cut the crap.

Are they?

What timeline does the article give you?

So in other words we are theorizing that, at some vague point in the far future, they are going to attack....for the lolz.

Yeah, again, cut the crap.

Yes. In the future.

Why do you have an issue with that?
 
Are they?

What timeline does the article give you?



Yes. In the future.

Why do you have an issue with that?

I have an issue with hysterical fearmongering....which is precisely what this is.
 
At this time, I think Moldova and the Suwalki Gap would each be a stretch for the depleted Russian military.
The idea that Putin has depleted his resources is absurd.
 
Quote any imagined "hysterical" statements.

And given RUSSIAN activity why is this "fearmongering"?

The literal premise of the OP.

Because the OP literally just made another thread saying Russia is tapped out. Now all of a sudden they are supposedly “heading for NATO”.

It’s fearmongering, nothing but.
 
The literal premise of the OP.

That ain't QUOTING.

You fail at QUOTING once more.

Because the OP literally just made another thread saying Russia is tapped out.

So what?

Use words.

Why is that relevant.

Now all of a sudden they are supposedly “heading for NATO”.

Now? Who said anything about now? What was the timetable? The projected launch date?

It’s fearmongering, nothing but.

Your rather biased and pro Putin opinion is noted and laughed at given the fact Russia is already involved in a poorly planned and executed war in Ukraine.
 
The idea that Putin has depleted his resources is absurd.
I have no idea. How much of Russia’s military is committed to the present “special military operation,” and when do the people at home learn the extent of their sacrifice in blood and treasure?


Biden just announced another shit ton of aid, at what point does Putin make good his threat?

If I am fighting with my neighbor and you give him a bigger stick, when can I begin to thrash you?
 
The idea that Putin has depleted his resources is absurd.

His junk military is even junkier after Kyiv. They need Syrian and Chechen mercenaries to survive.
 
Due to history, the Baltic States would fight to the last child.
 
That ain't QUOTING.

You fail at QUOTING once more.



So what?

Use words.

Why is that relevant.



Now? Who said anything about now? What was the timetable? The projected launch date?



Your rather biased and pro Putin opinion is noted and laughed at given the fact Russia is already involved in a poorly planned and executed war in Ukraine.

Oh look, MORE desperate grasping at straws.

I literally quoted the OP to respond to it in the first place.

Duh.

Because it can’t be both ways. Russia can’t both be tapped out and about to invade multiple additional countries.

Again, duh.

You laugh at facts and logic because both are totally foreign to you, I know.
 
His junk military is even junkier after Kyiv. They need Syrian and Chechen mercenaries to survive.

Then there’s zero chance he’s invading anyone else and your fearmongering is meaningless.
 
Then there’s zero chance he’s invading anyone else and your fearmongering is meaningless.

As I advised you up above, learn to read with comprehension.

Don't they teach comprehension in Olgino?
 
So in other words we are theorizing that, at some vague point in the far future, they are going to attack....for the lolz.


This calls to mind the Steven Spielberg movie Minority Report starring Tom Cruise, where a specialised police department apphrehends criminals based on foreknowledge from psychs of future crimes they will commit. Seems like Roque Valley's Precrime Department has analysed the available data and determined two or three future crimes Putin will perpetrate if not stopped
 
As I advised you up above, learn to read with comprehension.

Don't they teach comprehension in Olgino?

Your fearmongering is laughably obvious bud.

Nobody with a brain’s buying it.
 
Oh look, MORE desperate grasping at straws.

You QUOTED nothing.

I literally quoted the OP to respond to it in the first place.

You QUOTED nothing.


Yeah, duh.


You QUOTED nothing.

Because it can’t be both ways. Russia can’t both be tapped out and about to invade multiple additional countries.

False dichotomy based on your intentional ignorance of the concept of time.

Did ANYONE state it was going to occur at a certain point in time?

Again, duh.

Again.

Did ANYONE state it was going to occur at a certain point in time?

You laugh at facts and logic because both are totally foreign to you, I know.

I laugh at your posts as they employ neither.
 
You QUOTED nothing.



You QUOTED nothing.



Yeah, duh.


You QUOTED nothing.



False dichotomy based on your intentional ignorance of the concept of time.

Did ANYONE state it was going to occur at a certain point in time?



Again.

Did ANYONE state it was going to occur at a certain point in time?



I laugh at your posts as they employ neither.

Literally post 2 bud.

It’s not my fault you can’t bear to come up with an actual argument instead of shrieking “lies all lies” constantly.

It’s become blatantly obvious you wouldn’t know either if they smacked you upside the head.
 
Your biased and Putin loving opinion is noted.



You don't buy it because you can't comprehend the concept.

Oh look, more endless tears and McCarthyist bullcrap.

As usual.
 
Literally post 2 bud.

Post 2 is YOUR post and your QUOTED nothing.

It’s not my fault you can’t bear to come up with an actual argument instead of shrieking “lies all lies” constantly.

It's not my fault you fail at quoting. It's not my fault you can't comprehend time. It's not my fault you consider this "fearmongering" for simply discussing what Russia may do based on WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW. It's not my fault you are butt hurt. It's not my fault you can't grasp military concepts.

It’s become blatantly obvious you wouldn’t know either if they smacked you upside the head.

Ignorant and childish opinion noted.
 
Post 2 is YOUR post and your QUOTED nothing.



It's not my fault you fail at quoting. It's not my fault you can't comprehend time. It's not my fault you consider this "fearmongering" for simply discussing what Russia may do based on WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW. It's not my fault you are butt hurt. It's not my fault you can't grasp military concepts.



Ignorant and childish opinion noted.

I quoted the OP. Are you literally blind?

It’s not my fault you apparently don’t know what quoting is, or that you are in tears because nobody’s buying the hysterical fearmongering.
 

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