Stocks Slide As NATO 'Condemns" Russian Invasion, Warns Of "Alarming Build-Up" Of Forces

Tyler Durden's picture

The last time NATO warned about (and threatened) Russian forces on Ukraine, stocks freefell - but the market knew better...


We will see if that happens this time:


As Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor warns "markets should be concerned, this is an actual invasion... and likely means war."


As Bloomberg reports,

“I condemn the entry of a Russian so-called humanitarian convoy into Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian authorities and without any involvement of the International Committee of the Red Cross,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says.


“This is a blatant breach of Russia’s international commitments, including those made recently in Berlin and Geneva, and a further violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty by Russia,” Rasmussen says in statement


“It can only deepen the crisis in the region, which Russia itself has created and has continued to fuel. The disregard of international humanitarian principles raises further questions about whether the true purpose of the aid convoy is to support civilians or to resupply armed separatists,” Rasmussen says


“We have also seen transfers of large quantities of advanced weapons, including tanks, armoured personnel carriers, and artillery to separatist groups in Eastern Ukraine. Moreover, NATO is observing an alarming build-up of Russian ground and air forces in the vicinity of Ukraine,” Rasmussen says




And The US is piping in...

BREAKING: Russia has up to 18,000 "combat ready" troops on its border with Ukraine, U.S. defense official says - CNN

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Tenshin Headache's picture

We're going to need a bigger shovel.

Keyser's picture

It is getting rather deep... The sheeple that pay attention lap this shit up from the MSM... Fear porn at it's best... 

It appears the bullshit meters have been calibrated on Wall Street and the marketa are now marching higher... 


Atlas_shrugging's picture

Wasn't there a release the other day "no intention of invading"?   Reminds me of this

SMG's picture

You Satanist bastards.  You won't rest until you kill billions of us of to feed your blood-thirsty god.  I hope you recieve the justice you richly deserve someday.

WarHorse's picture

The marklet is already bouncing back.  Absolutely ridiculous .... stay long mumpets #yellenput

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

NATO is a terrorist organization that must be stopped at all costs.

NotApplicable's picture

Worst "Casus Belli," EVAR!

Yet war season is coming, so full-retard it is.

SWRichmond's picture

Ferguson looked to me like an "alarming build up of forces".

ilion's picture

Volatility will rise a great deal over the coming weeks as mentioned in this short blog post.

mjcOH1's picture

"BREAKING: Russia has up to 18,000 "combat ready" troops on its border with Ukraine, U.S. defense official says - CNN"

100 hrs.   248 coalition fatalities.   30,000 iraqi dead.   2000 vehicles destroyed.

Be vewy vewy careful.   Black Jesus or not, America still has global air supramacy and 5000MT sitting in the pipe if you really want to fuck with her.


Anarchy 99's picture

come on, grow up will you, have you heard of S400, and now S-500 and maybe the SU-35 which actually FLY'S vrs your crappy f-35.

trulz4lulz's picture

Never let facts and logic come between a 'Merkin and his propaganda.

Aaaarghh's picture

and I would also like to point out the ruskies are not some small nation the US can boot about. In a face to face war, maybe the US could come out on top, but only after the world is reduced to a poisonous rock. Damn I wish there was a nearby habitable planet and the means to get me and my immediates there, the depths to which humans can sink on this planet is just so disappointing.

on a lighter note, kievs and chips for tea!

Lore's picture

CTV and CBC in Canada are likewise nauseating.  Right now some guy named "Marco" is spouting a steady stream of lies, bold faced, utterly shameless, prattling about "aggression" while in the background you can see video of women and children are forming a big line at the trucks to accept packages of food, waving and thanking them. WHERE'S THE FUCKING AGGRESSION, YOU SPINELESS BASTARD?  WHERE ARE THE "ADVANCED WEAPONS?"  FUCK CTV AND CBC AND ALL LAMESTREAM MEDIA FOR A BUNCH OF WHORES. And in the meantime, the USSA announces REAL plans to send over more weapons. Can't eat those, dumbfucks.

bitterwolf's picture

S-500 gamechanger WHEN DEPLOYED

loonyleft's picture

I don't really understand the innuendo.

Are you saying the US should start a war with Russia because it has military troops in it's own country? 


knukles's picture

Fergie had nice tits.
Now, let's ignore this shit for a week and try to regain a semblence of sanity

SWRichmond's picture

"Sanity" is not the friend of 4GW

BlindMonkey's picture

If the Russians sent young gang bangers with horrendous tattoos across the Ukrainian border in droves would the US still consider it an invasion?

skepsis101's picture

Heads-up everyone!!  

I live in a remote area on the south flank of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado above 9000 feet on a ridge overlooking a shallow valley.  In the last week three groups of three C-130's flew either directly overhead at less than 300 ft and 2 planes flew just at eyelevel from my window and less than 1000 feet in front of me and above the shallow valley to the north.  This low level flight path from west to east allows for discrete unobservable passage.  

The only other time I have witnessed anything remotely similar in the last 20 years was when 3 C-130's were flying in the exact same location, but from east to west, just one week before the bombing of Baghdad in 2002.  

I, for one, do not trust any of the pathological, narcissistic, self-immersed, insane greed-heads that run this nation not to plunge the entire planet into a massive fireball of nuclear armageddon.  I think they actually believe they might be able to WIN this one.

Be forewarned and may you all stay safe!  With luck and if there be any god whatsoever, may his succor perhaps leave a few of the ZH tribe to pick up the pieces for mankind.

Bless you all for the endless emotional support I have gleaned over the last 5 and half years from the relentless search for the truth on this blog.

Optimusprime's picture

Discrete--separate, distinguishable

Discreet--modest, not drawing attention to oneself, aware of context, prudent in company

MalteseFalcon's picture

The Russian convoy contains fresh fruit.

Do you have any idea how fresh fruit can be used in an aggressive attack?

"Brandish those loganberries"

max2205's picture

2 weeks in a non refrigerated semi...I don't think so

clade7's picture

loganberries!  LOL!  Time to get the Mom Jeans and helmet on!  This is the real deal!

Aussie V's picture

Is this Rasmussen a Wind Up Fuckin Robot??

Where is Rasmussen's big mouth when his fat Phuck Poroshenko orders the dropping of Cluster Bombs, Phosphoros Bombs and Fucking Ballistic Missiles on his own people???????


I've NEVER seen a world acting like this in my 57 years! and my cuntry is dancin to the tune as well

bitterwolf's picture

it aint Rasmussen anymore than its Cameron or Obama..its who gives marching orders.. not figurehead mouthpeices

whotookmyalias's picture

Wait, I thought all was OK yesterday? Something changed? Bastards!

NotApplicable's picture

They finally tricked Russia into entering with the convoy. Now the spin really starts.

I'm expecting to see babies flying out of incubators, any minute now.

BlindMonkey's picture

Throwing babies out of incubators.

Very kinky of you reaching back 20 years for that one.

nope-1004's picture

These MIC idiots are trying like hell to gain public acceptance to have a war.  ISIS yesterday, Ukraine today, both days being told that a war is imminent.  The desperation is oozing.  The US dollar is losing, meanwhile the president is snoozing.  So obvious that he ain't in charge, just a stool pigeon.


Vampyroteuthis infernalis's picture

The MIC is leading us on the road to hell as they count the FRNs rolling in. Disgusting!

Dr. Engali's picture

They were really turning up the fear screws on CNBS this morning... " this ISIS, they are REALLY bad. WE need to do something about them before they come and get us". "And can you believe Putin? He's a REALLY bad person, WE are going to have to deal with him too.". 

SteveNYC's picture

Rasmussen has been shooting his mouth off from the hip for quite some time now. This guy is a big-time warmonger and was pals with Cheney, Rumsfeld & Co. back in the day. Look it up.

Anyhow, this guy is doing his best to drum up fear and possibly a big brawl. Kind of like the Euro version of our own demented nutter McCain. I do strongly feel, however, NATO does not have the spine for a fight with Russia. Soldiers fighting for an acronym vs. a country, most certainly don't have the same motivation.

Europeans, this guy will be FIRST in the fallout bunker if shit gets started. Bank on it. His spot is reserved. Yours? I doubt it.

This guy has to be completely tuned out.

BlindMonkey's picture

Dude is just angling for his next gig as the next WWE announcer.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Truthseeker2 spotted* a great Galzyev video that explains what's really going on...

The old British Empire strategies are being used by the US, to prevent a Lisbon-to-Vladivostok economic trade zone -- which would end the domination of the Anglo-American Alliance, and with it the end of the Dollars GRC status.  And, as the Dollar goes, so does the free help to Ziorael.

* 5129424 Truthseeker2  Russian Economist Candidly Exposes True Causes Of Ukraine War

casey13's picture

Really if it were not so serious it would be funny.

Russia preanounced the aid convoy and has been completly upfront about going in. Now after they cross the border it is an invasion????

ebworthen's picture

Yeah, all this huffing and puffing over the White trucks with canned food and bottled water?

813kml's picture

Those cans of spinach might turn separatists into Popeyes.


Theta_Burn's picture

Can you imagine, being a world leader (Putin) and having to put up with this nonsense?

Wasn't this convoy cleared? or not..

Regime change Rusian style, fuck NATO, they can't do shit..

clade7's picture


Refrain:  Oh we gotta Russkie convoy rockin' through the night!  loaded down with tanks and guns and such itchin' for a fight!

C'mon and join Vlad's convoy aint no NATO gonna get in his way, you stole his gas now he'll kick your ass, now you got some Hell to pay!  Vladvooooy!  Convlaaaaad,


Well we rolled on down into Donkey town and them Ukes was a wall to wall, they was yelling and screaming and throwing shit, but they didnt know who to call.

Finally got through to the Whitehouse, and asked what they should do?  "Hit the Reset button, dont act stupidly, 'Ol Vlad is just playing through"  10 fore!


Some Poles showed up in a turnip truck, and the Ice Road Truckers too!  A couple of Chinks on a three wheeled bike loaded down with green bamboo.

A Global effort of Whirled Wide Peas, nearly everyone took part!  Eleven long haired friends of ISIS on a coccamamie camel cart!  Vladvooooy, ConVlaaaad!


Highballin' west on the M04 and I knew we was in trouble, toll gate down on the 'Dont-ask' bridge but I didnt have a dog gone ruble.

I said, "Big Sven this heres the Moscow Duck, we aint a gonna pay no toll", so we crashed the gate doing 98 (km) said let them Russkies roll!



CCanuck's picture

Well done sir, had me tapping my toes.

Berspankme's picture

isnt this like the 45th russian troop buildup? fucking porky gets one point for perseverence

Mike Ochisbent's picture

The Chutzpah is so thick you could schmear it on a thick neoTurd.

thismarketisrigged's picture

thank god they ran it up all the way from the lower levels, so even if stawks do lose a little, it will only be back to the previous mini sell off at worst case and not from a lower level.


these criminal banksters wont let anything significant happen

Senduko's picture

Called it yesterday, although I said it would happen after markets closed.

NotApplicable's picture

Well, that's when the CIA goes "hot."

ross81's picture

front-running you, those bastards!

Magnix's picture

WWIII has begun!