With up to 40% of the Ukraine power grid now down and millions of people without electricity as winter sets in, tens of thousands of Ukrainians are trying to flee the country, as the United States appears to be getting ready to take America to war and start engaging Russian forces.
Could this be the “October surprise” the Biden Administration has been planning in an effort to affect upcoming elections in November?
CBS News reported Friday that the elite “Screaming Eagles,” a light infantry unit from the 101st Airborne’s home base in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, have been deployed to Romania, just a few miles from the Ukraine border.
It is reportedly the first time in almost 80 years that the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division has been deployed to Europe, which brings the number of U.S. troops now in Europe up to around 100,000.
CBS embedded a “reporter” with the unit who produced this report that was aired on Friday:
The English language Russian news publication Sputnik was quick to point out how President Biden has previously promised that U.S. troops would not get involved in the war in Ukraine:
The US Army’s 101st Airborne Division, nicknamed the “Screaming Eagles,” has been deployed in Romania to engage in war games just miles from Ukraine’s border. NATO flexing its muscle in close proximity to Russia is fraught with the risk of an incidental conflict which could lead to a fully-fledged war, Sputnik’s interviewees warn.
“President Biden said many times that US troops are not going to get involved in Ukraine. Unfortunately such statements are worthless because history has shown the US does not abide by its commitments and promises,” said Rick Sterling, an investigative journalist and author.
“For example, the US promised to not expand NATO. They did, right up to Russia’s border. The US committed to the JCPOA agreement with Iran. President Trump tore up the agreement. President Obama promised there would be ‘No US boots on the ground’ in Syria. US troops have been there since 2015, stealing the oil from Syria. The US reneged on all these commitments.”
About 4,700 soldiers from the US Army’s 101st Airborne Division have been dispatched by the Pentagon with heavy equipment to strengthen NATO’s eastern flank amid the Russian special operation to demilitarize and de-Nazify Ukraine. (Source.)
Meanwhile, in further signs that the conflict in Ukraine is quickly escalating, Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoigu, has warned that their intelligence sources claim that Ukraine is getting ready to launch a “false flag” dirty bomb attack in their own country, and then blame it on Russia.
Moscow warns Paris of ‘dirty bomb’ provocation risk – The warning of a possible false flag attack by Ukraine came during talks between the Russian and French defense chiefs – RT.com
The Russian defense minister has shared concerns with his French counterpart of a possible provocation by Ukraine with the use of a “dirty bomb”.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, Sergey Shoigu and Sebastien Lecornu spoke by phone on Sunday, discussing “the situation in Ukraine, which is consistently veering towards further uncontrolled escalation”.
Shoigu, in an apparent reference to previous media reports, voiced concerns about a “possible Ukrainian provocation” which could involve the use of a “dirty bomb.”
Earlier on Sunday, RIA Novosti cited “sources in different countries including Ukraine” as saying that Kiev is preparing to detonate “a dirty bomb or a low-yield nuclear weapon” on its own territory. According to the Russian news agency, the goal would be to accuse Moscow of using weapons of mass destruction in a ploy to “launch a powerful anti-Russia campaign”.
The report claimed that two Ukrainian institutions have already been tasked with manufacturing a “dirty bomb,” with the work now at “the final stages.” Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s administration is reportedly engaged in behind-the-scenes talks with British officials in a bid to secure the transfer of nuclear arms components to Kiev.
A so-called dirty bomb uses a conventional explosive combined with radioactive material. While it could not rival a nuclear warhead in terms of power, such a device could disperse a radiation cloud within several kilometers of the explosion.
The talks between Shoigu and Lecornu come days after the Russian defense minister had a rare telephone conversation with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. While the details of the talks are scarce, the sides are said to have discussed “issues of international security, including the situation in Ukraine.” (Full article.)
There are also reports that China intelligence is picking up similar signals, as they recently ordered the evacuation of all Chinese citizens still in Ukraine. (Source.)
Further evidence that the U.S. is planning to get involved and directly confront Russian forces comes from reports that retired U.S. Army General David Petraeus has been talking to NATO countries to warn that “the United States may lead a multinational coalition against Russia in Ukraine regardless of NATO involvement.”
He has reportedly given interviews in France and Turkey:
The United States may lead a multinational coalition against Russia in Ukraine regardless of NATO involvement, according to retired U.S. Army General David Petraeus.
In an interview with France’s L’Express on Saturday, Petraeus predicted that Russia could take actions in Ukraine that are “so shocking and so horrific” that direct U.S. intervention would be necessary.
“We are talking about the intervention of the North Atlantic Alliance in the event of an attack on one of the NATO members. But it is necessary to consider the option of using not NATO forces in Ukraine, but multinational forces that have nothing to do with NATO,” Petraeus, who also briefly served as CIA director, said.
“This is a different situation. There is no need to draw red lines in terms of an attack on any NATO country in order to talk about the operation of the 5th article of the charter. You can also respond to challenges as a multinational force led by the United States,” he added.
Petraeus also claimed that Russia has little chance of reversing the trajectory of the conflict in Ukraine thanks to America’s financial assistance.
Additionally, the U.S. has “many options” should Russia decide to launch a nuclear weapon, he said.
Petraeus reiterated his positions in an interview on Turkish media last week.
Get ready America. It looks like the Biden administration is leading us into war against Russia, which will probably be the start of WW III, and a cascade of all kinds of events to follow that could include disrupting the upcoming mid-term elections.