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What to expect if Russia really did invade Ukraine

OWoN: The Plot thickens. What Russia wants, it gets. So far, it has acted with remarkable Diplomacy and calm heads.

If only the MSM were as verbose on real issues of Freedom or atrocities.

How can you tell whether Russia has invaded Ukraine?

30 August 2014

Last Thursday the Ukrainian government, echoed by NATO spokesmen, declared that the the Russian military is now operating within Ukraine's borders. Well, maybe it is and maybe it isn't; what do you know? They said the same thing before, most recently on August 13, and then on August 17, each time with either no evidence or fake evidence. But let's give them the benefit of the doubt.

You be the judge. I put together this helpful list of top ten telltale signs that will allow you to determine whether indeed Russia invaded Ukraine last Thursday, or whether Thursday's announcement is yet another confabulation. (Credit to Roman Kretsul).

Because if Russia invaded on Thursday morning, this is what the situation on the ground would look like by Saturday afternoon:

1. Ukrainian artillery fell silent almost immediately. They are no longer shelling residential districts of Donetsk and Lugansk. This is because their locations had been pinpointed prior to the operation, and by Thursday afternoon they were completely wiped out using air attacks, artillery and ground-based rocket fire, as the first order of business. Local residents are overjoyed that their horrible ordeal is finally at an end.

2. The look of military activity on the ground in Donetsk and Lugansk has changed dramatically. Whereas before it involved small groups of resistance fighters, the Russians operate in battalions of 400 men and dozens of armored vehicles, followed by convoys of support vehicles (tanker trucks, communications, field kitchens, field hospitals and so on). The flow of vehicles in and out is non-stop, plainly visible on air reconnaissance and satellite photos. Add to that the relentless radio chatter, all in Russian, which anyone who wants to can intercept, and the operation becomes impossible to hide.

3. The Ukrainian military has promptly vanished. Soldiers and officers alike have taken off their uniforms, abandoned their weapons, and are doing their best to blend in with the locals. Nobody thought the odds of the Ukrainian army against the Russians were any good. Ukraine's only military victory against Russia was at the battle of Konotop in 1659, but at the time Ukraine was allied with the mighty Khanate of Crimea, and, you may have noticed, Crimea is not on Ukraine's side this time around.

4. There are Russian checkpoints everywhere. Local civilians are allowed through, but anyone associated with a government, foreign or domestic, is detained for questioning. A filtration system has been set up to return demobilized Ukrainian army draftees to their native regions, while the volunteers and the officers are shunted to pretrial detention centers, to determine whether they had ordered war crimes to be committed.

5. Most of Ukraine's border crossings are by now under Russian control. Some have been reinforced with air defense and artillery systems and tank battalions, to dissuade NATO forces from attempting to stage an invasion. Civilians and humanitarian goods are allowed through. Businessmen are allowed through once they fill out the required forms (which are in Russian).

6. Russia has imposed a no-fly zone over all of Ukraine. All civilian flights have been cancelled. There is quite a crowd of US State Department staffers, CIA and Mossad agents, and Western NGO people stuck at Borispol airport in Kiev. Some are nervously calling everyone they know on their satellite phones. Western politicians are demanding that they be evacuated immediately, but Russian authorities want to hold onto them until their possible complicity in war crimes has been determined.

7. The usual Ukrainian talking heads, such as president Poroshenko, PM Yatsenyuk and others, are no longer available to be interviewed by Western media. Nobody quite knows where they are. There are rumors that they have already fled the country. Crowds have stormed their abandoned residences, and were amazed to discover that they were all outfitted with solid gold toilets. Nor are the Ukrainian oligarchs anywhere to be found, except for the warlord Igor Kolomoisky, who was found in his residence, abandoned by his henchmen, dead from a heart attack. (Contributed by the Saker.)

8. Some of the over 800,000 Ukrainian refugees are starting to stream back in from Russia. They were living in tent cities, many of them in the nearby Rostov region, but with the winter coming they are eager to get back home, now that the shelling is over. Along with them, construction crews, cement trucks and flatbeds stacked with pipe, cable and rebar are streaming in, to repair the damage from the shelling.

9. There is all sorts of intense diplomatic and military activity around the world, especially in Europe and the US. Military forces are on highest alert, diplomats are jetting around and holding conferences. President Obama just held a press conference to announce that “We don't have a strategy on Ukraine yet.” His military advisers tell him that his usual strategy of “bomb a little and see what happens” is not likely to be helpful in this instance.

10. Kiev has surrendered. There are Russian tanks on the Maidan Square. Russian infantry is mopping up the remains of Ukraine's National Guard. A curfew has been announced. The operation to take Kiev resembled “Shock and Awe” in Baghdad: a few loud bangs and then a whimper.

Armed with this list, you too should be able to determine whether or not Russia has invaded Ukraine last Thursday.



  1. It might not be entirely on the edge - what Russia wants it will get....

    I see it differently ---- East Ukraine became a beacon for new world. People decided their own destiny....they made decision about their political and economical future.....nobody owns them. Neither Kiev or Poroshenko or Klichko......, they are free to choose. And this is a cornerstone for new approach....

    If they were treated with decency they would stay with Kiev .... so what! They were treated like if they were pigs so they said ENOUGH.....

    And this is exactly our new stand----- Cabal and zionist treat you all as pigs ----, useless eaters, swine to slain .... this is reality. Racism comes from zionist jidish and probably also from Jewish religion .... bankers and politicos alike----
    Once we say ENOUGH .... we are people of dignity and nobody owns us....then REVOLUTION....

    NOVOROSSIA did it, so all world can do it as well.....BANKERS will follow Poroshenko to ultimate slaughter ......this is our stand...and no any other.

  2. OSCE Confirms Obama is a Liar Using Fake NATO Evidence: No Russian Troops, No Tanks, Have Crossed The Russia-Ukraine Border.

    1. Actual New Conference from Wales- O's News Conference 09052014

      There is a very deep disconnect here...people need to wake up and see through the glass darkly...this type of aggression with Ukraine ceasefire spells more than they are actually revealing.

      Could it be Central Bankers pushing because of death of petrodollar?

  3. See new revelation articles are coming each day and some major issue to keep you ahead of truth now. You, the Thinking Readers need to know to help the mindless sheep if it all unravels.
    Listen- with Care. O cant reach Putin Because Putin IS in a Bunker practising War games for a First Strike against the US, and China with them. Got it? Why the hell should at least 100M innocent Americans die for this?
    ONLY by the nations kicking out all US bases can we stop this madness. No wars for Cabal Whores!

    1. 700 hundred bases to be specific...... Rattle them sabres boys!! 41 heli jump? FAKE. ~darylluke.

  4. HEATING up now, and with truth which I like....SHINE the LIGHT on them!!! LOVE THIS.


    1. 960 plus bases DL its worse!

    2. See the next 3 days reports, then a big one is also coming when the time is right.
      The new issues will rock the world as we expose truth.

    3. Thank you John...this world needs a wake up call.

  5. Thank you John. Will help if called upon.


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