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January 24, 2022

The Morning Report - 1/24/22

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Good morning, kids. Start of a new week and the second year of a criminal, illegitimate junta with a decrepit, demented crook fronting the sham. I'm shocked he lasted a full year (that is, allowed to last a full year) but there is just no way he can go on, neither physically nor politically. And yet, the hits just keep on coming! First, the situation in Ukraine is shaping up to be Afghanistan 2: Bug-Out Boogaloo. Only this time, we're not fleeing and leaving thousands of Americans and other friendly foreigners to be taken hostage, or worse. This time, we're leaving them behind as Biden and his handlers have stumbled into a potential shooting war against the Russians.

Democrat [so-called quote-unquote "president"] Joe Biden was widely slammed online on Sunday evening amid numerous reports that indicated that the situation in Ukraine is rapidly deteriorating amid an increasingly likely invasion by Russian forces.

New reports indicate that the administration has ordered the families of all American personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine to immediately leave the country, has warned U.S. citizens in the country that it will be unable to evacuate them, and is considering sending U.S. military forces to Eastern Europe. . .

. . . "Given that the [so-called quote-unquote "president"] has said military action by Russia could come at any time, the U.S. government will not be in a position to evacuate U.S. citizens." Biden's State Department said, according to Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin. "So U.S. citizens, currently present in Ukraine should plan accordingly. . ."

. . . Karol Markowicz, : "We're just going to make leaving Americans in war zones an ongoing thing, huh. I remember, in my 20s, arguing with someone that one of the great benefits of being an American was that no matter what, and no matter where, my country was going to come get me. Whoops. . ."

. . . "The security conditions, particularly along Ukraine's borders, in Russia-occupied Crimea, and in Russia-controlled eastern Ukraine, are unpredictable and can deteriorate with little notice. Demonstrations, which have turned violent at times, regularly occur throughout Ukraine, including in Kyiv," the department said. "Do not travel to Ukraine due to the increased threats of Russian military action and [Chinese] COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Ukraine due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk."

A separate report on Sunday indicated that Biden was considering deploying U.S. forces to Eastern Europe in an apparent attempt to not appear weak, although many experts warn that it is too little too late.

Evidently, a virus akin to bad flu is potentially just as deadly as a burst from a Kalashnikov. Yet another self-inflicted atomic rake-step in the face, with deadly serious consequences for G-d knows how many Americans, and the junta just had to throw that stupidity in there. I honestly don't know whether to laugh or cry. So, a carrier group with the USS Harry Truman is steaming towards the Mediterranean, supposedly for exercises that were already on the calendar. My guess is it will probably wind up somewhere in the Aegean Sea perhaps close to the Dardanelles Strait -- the waterway that leads right into the Black Sea. That would be a Ho Lee Fook moment, my pretties.

And that's on top of reports of upwards of 5,000 troops being sent to Eastern Europe and the Baltics. You know, for the alleged party of peace, love and understanding, anti-imperialism, anti-colonialism and unconditional American disarmament, these Democrats sure seem hot and horny to untuck their junk and swing their dicks all over the place and start all kinds of trouble. The RINOs of course are right with them but we're beyond party politics; that illusion was shattered for good in the wake of the 2020 election theft. But I digress.

IIRC, one of the pillars of the so-called "Obama Doctrine" was to abandon a centerpiece of American post-World War 2 military policy; being able to engage in a war on one side of the world while either preventing or if need be effectively engaging in military action against a different opponent on the other side of the world.

The United States discarded its oft-misunderstood "two war" doctrine, intended as a template for providing the means to fight two regional wars simultaneously, late last decade. Designed to deter North Korea from launching a war while the United States was involved in fighting against Iran or Iraq (or vice versa,) the idea helped give form to the Department of Defense's procurement, logistical and basing strategies in the post-Cold War, when the United States no longer needed to face down the Soviet threat. The United States backed away from the doctrine because of changes in the international system, including the rising power of China and the proliferation of highly effective terrorist networks.

But what if the United States had to fight two wars today, and not against states like North Korea and Iran? What if China and Russia sufficiently coordinated with one another to engage in simultaneous hostilities in the Pacific and in Europe?

Could Beijing and Moscow coordinate a pair of crises that would drive two separate U.S. military responses? Maybe, but probably not. Each country has its own goals, and works on its own timeline. More likely, one of the two would opportunistically take advantage of an existing crisis to further its regional claims. For example, Moscow might well decide to push the Baltic States if the United States became involved in a major skirmish in the South China Sea.

In any case, the war would start on the initiative of either Moscow or Beijing. The United States enjoys the benefits of the status quo in both areas, and generally (at least where great powers are concerned) prefers to use diplomatic and economic means to pursue its political ends. While the U.S. might create the conditions for war, Russia or China would pull the trigger. . .

. . . The bulk of American carriers, submarines and surface vessels would concentrate in the Pacific and the Indian Oceans, fighting directly against China's A2/AD system and sitting astride China's maritime transit lanes. Long range aviation, including stealth bombers and similar assets, would operate in both theaters as needed.

This excerpt from an extensive analysis was published almost exactly one year ago. Talk about prescient. Emphasis mine. Aside from numbers, our preparedness to fight actual enemies and not "climate change" or "transphobia" is in doubt. A number of incidents involving the Navy by themselves, are alarming indicators. I don't think either Joey Soft-Serve or Putin really want to pull the trigger. Putin thinks he can bluff his way into getting what he wants, yet Team Biden giving the green light with Joey's "limited incursion" gaffe might have no choice but to respond with force should the Russians roll across the border.

And with that scenario a possibility, Taipei has got to be sweating bullets. Back over in Europe, I've got to ask the rhetorical question, where the hell is NATO? Well, for all intents and purposes the US is NATO. But with this schmuck and his Marxists in control, Germany and France are seeking some sort of accord with Moscow, and the former East Bloc countries are scrambling. If I were them, I'd announce some sort of emergency alliance right now because Ukraine isn't the only target in Putin's sights.

The one thing that should not be lost in the sauce as it were is none of this would be happening if Trump was still in the Oval Office. The rank insubordination of the flag officer corps, JCS, intelligence community and State Dept. notwithstanding, of course. But, we'll never really know, will we? Frankly, the world could go up in flames, for all I care. Russia would have all kinds of internal problems exacerbated if it swallowed Ukraine whole, and the Chi-Coms for all their bluster are facing long-term demographic disaster, and near term economic busts, a government rife with all sorts of corruption and a population that has been allowed to taste the fruits of western capitalism and don't exactly share Pooh-Pooh Xi's dreams of Chinese glory.

All that said, the Americans as well as truly innocent people in these potential war zones are to be pitied. Moving away from this explosive clusterfuck, there are, sadly, far too many so-called "Americans" right here at home who have no qualms about what has been inflicted on us by the Democrat Party and those who support the dissolution of our society and culture.

But where there is life, there is hope. Both the March for Life as well as the 30,000-strong "Defeat the Mandates: An American Homecoming" march to protest "draconian COVID-19 requirements" while only two instances that some might call anecdotal, they nevertheless are indicators of an undercurrent of discontent for the ruling class that is only growing in intensity, despite the attempts by the agitprop media to suppress, impugn or otherwise spin it.

Funny how even in all this darkness, the Left has seemingly been stopped cold (for the time being) by two of its own, Manchin and Sinema, and there is a growing possibility that the nearly 50-year abomination of Roe v. Wade could be severely neutered if not overturned completely. Who could've seen that coming? The times they are a'changing. But will they be "interesting?"

The End of America: 100 Days That Shook the World available here.


    ABOVE THE FOLD, BREAKING, NOTEWORTHY

  • Roger Kimball: "Biden's situation presents the unnamed committee who actually runs the presidency with a huge and delicate problem. It can't last."
    The Coming Dethronement of Joe Biden
  • "It's time for a second look at the issue, this time from an America First perspective."
    Eric Adams May Well Force the Federalization of Elections
  • " . . . be warned. Yes, it's better to be tried by twelve than carried by six, but the risk of facing criminal charges after using deadly force in self-defense has never been greater. Los Angeles district attorney George Gascon would gleefully charge someone who acted even in obvious self-defense if the politics of the situation demanded it, which is to say if the racial calculus met certain criteria. The same is true of Kim Foxx in Chicago, Chesa Boudin in San Francisco, and any of the other 'progressive' prosecutors holding office across the country."
    Better to Be Tried by Twelve Than Carried by Six


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