Russia Warns May Send Troops To Ukraine After Congress Unanimously Votes To Give Lethal Aid To Kiev

Tyler Durden's picture

While the market, and America's media, was focusing over the passage of the Cromnibus, and whether Wall Street would dump a few hundred trillion in derivatives on the laps of US taxpayers once again (it did), quietly and unanimously both houses passed The Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014, which authorizes "providing lethal assistance to Ukraine’s military" as well as sweeping sanctions on Russia’s energy sector.

The measure mandates sanctions against Rosoboronexport, the state agency that promotes Russia’s defense exports and arms trade. It also would require sanctions on OAO Gazprom (GAZP), the world’s largest extractor of natural gas, if the state-controlled company withholds supplies to other European nations (yes, the US is now in the pre-emptive punishment business, and is enforcing sanctions on a "what if" basis).

But while one may debate if additional sanctions will do much to impact a Russian economy which is already impaired due to the plunging ruble, the clear escalation is that unlike previously, when the US limited itself - at least on paper - to non-lethal assistance to the Ukraine, now the US is finally preparing to send in weapons, and potentially "military advisors" as well. We say "on paper", because in late November hacked US documents revealed the extent of secret US "Lethal Aid" for the Ukraine army. And since America's under-the-table support for Ukraine's insolvent armed forces has been revealed, there is little point in pretending to keep a moral upper hand (especially in light of recent "other" revelations involving the US, most notably its intelligence services).

And as has happened for the entire duration of the second Cold War, any action by the US was promptly met with a just as provocative reaction by Russia. In this case, a leftist member of the Russian Duma said the US Senate’s decision to arm the Kiev regime should prompt ‘adequate measures’ from Russia, such as deploying military force on Ukrainian territory before the threat becomes too high.

In other words, in addition to the global energy meltdown which is about to send oil exporting nations into a state of shock matched only by owners of US High Yield energy bonds, the Ukraine conflict, which the algos and carbon-based Portfolio Manager forgot about, is about to re-escalate, with Russia now set to recreate the Crimea annexation after it officially sends its troops on Ukraine soil.

From RT:

“The decision of the US Senate is extremely dangerous. If it is supported by the House of Representatives and signed by their president, Russia must reply with adequate measures,” Mikhail Yemelyanov of the Fair Russia party told reporters on Friday.


It is quite possible that we should return to the decision by our Upper House and give the Russian president an opportunity to use military force on Ukrainian territory preemptively. We should not wait until Ukraine is armed and becomes really dangerous,” the lawmaker stated.


Yemelyanov also noted that in his opinion the US Senate’s decision to arm Ukraine had revealed that Washington wasn’t interested in the de-escalation of the Ukrainian conflict. He then said that US actions gave him the impression they was seeking to turn Ukraine into some sort of an “international militant targeting the Russian Federation.”


“In a few years Ukraine will turn into a poor and hungry country with an anti-Russian government that will teach its population to hate Russia. They will be armed to the teeth and Ukraine and US reluctance to recognize the Russian Federation within its current borders would always provoke conflicts,” the MP said.

So does this mean that what was a lingering proxy cold civil war in east Ukraine between NATO-armed Ukraine troops and Russia-armed Separatists and local militias is about to escalate into a shooting precursor to something greater? There is still hope an all out escalation can be avoided. From Bloomberg:

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said today that the administration hadn’t finished reviewing the language and isn’t ready to take a position on the legislation. He said the administration wants to ensure that the U.S. and its European allies are working together, that any sanctions are effective and that they minimize harm to U.S. and European companies.


“This is delicate work,” Earnest said.

Did we say "there is hope"? Never mind.

The good news is that preparations for yet another world war are taking place, the US will "prove" it has the moral superiority by offsetting Russian propaganda.... with its own propaganda!

From the last line of the Ukraine Freedom Support Act:

"Directs the Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors to submit to Congress a plan for increasing the quantity of Russian-language broadcasting into the countries of the former Soviet Union in order to counter Russian Federation propaganda. Requires such plan to prioritize broadcasting into Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova by the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty."

Which can only mean one thing: the US is about to flood the airwaves east of the Dnieper river with reruns of Rocky 4 all over again.

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exartizo's picture


Fly On The Wall Productions:



An entire generation of United States Patriotic Propaganda wasted. We spent billions on that program.

BIS Security Agent:



When did they start to find out?

BIS Security Agent:

One of them I talked to told me he saw The Game when the Banking Committee rolled back mark to market for the banks in 2009.

Another one said he realized it when he understood how HFT algos have been sabotaging the markets.

Any number of moves we’ve been forced to make since the Financial Crisis have been opening up our underlying motivations and actions to a much wider group of older wiser, more mature, thinking Americans.

Many of them understand that we control the United States government and have had experiences with banks and government which are leading them to fortify their personal and business armaments against increasing government control and intrusion.


Unfortunately, we had no choice but to tip our hand. So the Baby Boomer generation of American Patriots are clued in now.

BIS Security Agent:

Many of them understand that the American markets were never free, open, competitive systems as they were taught in High School and college.

Many of them can now see our moves ahead before we make them.

Some of them are excellent chess players.


Where does your analysis show most of them investing and placing their assets?

BIS Security Agent:

Most of the ones I’ve been tracking are “High Performance Speculative” types. Driven to succeed and bent on beating the coming chaos they see in markets, politics, and social unrest.

As the economic, political and social climate continues to decay worldwide many of them will be well prepared.


Focus your efforts on the ones who see the End Game most clearly and monitor them carefully.

How many of them see gold ownership as a part of the End Game?

BIS Security Agent:

Many of them.


Report back to me after the next Leg Down.

Theta_Burn's picture

^ WTF is all that?

Whoops..there it is..

As the wrench turns..

 As they goad the Russians to do what they don't want to do. at this rate, in a few mths, when the Ruskies have had enough, and they just come out and say they may topple the illegal Kiev regime, what the fuck is nate-to going to do then? bar Russian vodka imports?

There was barely a mention of Israel bombing a threatening (to them) cargo in Syria last week, what a surprise..

Maybe this drop in oil prices is to cushin the shock of something bigger than derivatives blowing up..






ZerOhead's picture

This is old news

Obama's NeoZioCons have already been supplying the Ukraine with "Lethal Aid" in the form of IMF loans...

SMG's picture

One day in the future our children are going to wonder how, we in the present could be so f***ing stupid to let ourselves be marched right into WWIII?

"Well, football was on", we'll say.  

Jesus Christ!   I can't believe the times I live in.

Good luck in surviving to everyone reading this.




MisterX's picture
MisterX (not verified) SMG Dec 13, 2014 9:23 PM

the greatest threat to peace is the barrage of rightist propaganda portraying war as decent, honorable, and patriotic

Publicus's picture

World War 3 is coming, billions will die. Get your house in order.

BaBaBouy's picture

CON-Gress Actions Deciphered: The World Is WAY Too Peaceful Right Now, We Need Moar WAR...
Lets Prod The 1000 lbs Russian Bear With A Sharp Stick...

Fucking Dangerous STUPIDITY...

kliguy38's picture

80% of the Amerikan population is clueless to what's going on and are ineducable until a warhead goes off in their back yard

Jack's Raging Bile Duct's picture

Much like Fahrenheit 451 I imagine. Constant war is waged abroad but an apathetic, ignorant, and distracted populous pays no mind to it. In the end the bomb that eliminated the entire city didn't even allow for a moment of pause or realization--just obliteration. Eerie.

medium giraffe's picture

Well thanks SMG.  That wasn't fucking festive at all, was it?

wintermute's picture


One day in the present we hope children are going to wonder how, our great-grandparents in the past could be so f***ing stupid to let themselves be marched right into WWI?  All that is heard 100 years later is about the noble sacrifice of the "fallen" (not dead, killed, murdered) troops and lay another poppy wreath.

Never are deeper questions asked about how f***ing stupid the politicians were in 1914. Not many years earlier Queen Victoria was friends with the Kaiser. Yet despite that friendship the world went into a vortex of war. And why? The guaranteeing of borders of remote countries. I mean could such f***ing stupidity occur again 2014? Or is that the f***ing stupid question..?

Dave Thomas's picture

It's as easy as to stop listening. Just stop, it's not our war, our debt, our choice. Just stop.

cynicalskeptic's picture

Not many years earlier Queen Victoria was friends with the Kaiser. 

Hell, they were cousins.   Must've made for awkward family get togethers post war........  and yes, our politicians are THAT 'stupid' - though they're NOT 'stupid.'    

What you don't realize is that war is 'the' plan - the ultimate distraction from all the looting and destruction that's already occurred.... war provides the ultimate cover-up.  They've been pushing for WWIII since Bush - couldn't pull it off with Iran despite their Gulf of Tonkin Persian Gulf Speedboat ploy.... couldn't get it going over Syria, so now they're trying it over the Ukraine.  Problem is that Russia isn't the hollowed out shell that they think.... it's gonna be a LOT messier that some Middle East conflict.

Wolferl's picture

Actually Kaiser Wilhelm II was Queen Victoria´s favourite grandson, since his mother was her daughter.

El Vaquero's picture

She actually thought that her grandson was wrongheaded.  I'm not so sure that she really liked him.

ListenToTISM's picture

How many people in Western nations today really know anything about WWI?

The fundamental lack of knowledge which even university graduates display regarding WWI history should be all the proof any thinking man needs to realise that our education system does not exist for our benefit.

Somebody benefits by churning out functionally illiterate and mentally retarded fools. That beneficiary certainly isn't any member of the great unwashed.

medium giraffe's picture

"If America had minded their own business"



TheReplacement's picture

War in and of itself is a necessary and natural state of things.  What is wrong most of the time is the why and who for.

Lore's picture

A lot of slanted and disingenuous crap being posted tonight, attempting to cloud specific causes, context, agencies and psychopaths behind current events.  Some of the new posters seem highly suspect.  How about earning an honest living, you broken-down, degenerate, warmongering shit for brains?



actionjacksonbrownie's picture

+1 for the link to Mike Rivero's "All Wars Are Bankers Wars" - an absolute "must watch" for any sheeple wondering why they can't get ahead

Volkodav's picture

War is a Racket   Smedley Butler


Is not natural

Fallen man


fencejumper's picture

Excellent link, Lore - should be perused by all - thank you!

El Vaquero's picture

Oh, war is natural.  When there aren't enough resources to sustain two populations in an area, one will inevetably go to war against the other, but in its natural state, it's much more of a tribal affair, i.e. my trib needs more food and your tribe has better hunting grounds.  Today, you have to ask who feels that they are short on "resources," who benefits from gaining the new "resources" and who dies for them? 

Lore's picture

Nope, but that's what you're supposed to believe. Wherever there is war, you will find patsies puppeteered by psychopaths. They're a subspecies, among us but not like us.

The Prince - Machiavelli

silvermail's picture

I wonder how the American public will react to the news that the Russians destroyed and sunk two or three US aircraft carrier, for 40 minutes only?

Freddie's picture

The American public or citizens were sold out last night by Congress, Obama and the people who control them.

American citizens have fewer rights now than illegal aliens.  Why anyone would serve these criminals in uniform is beyond me.

Shad_ow's picture

"We" aren't stupid or distracted.  "We" (you and I and many others) know what is happening, even if we don't know all the hows and whys.  But WTH are we supposed to do, complain to our Congressmen?  Yeah that is working out really well these days.




We are screwed!

wchild's picture

We are screwed, I agree...  The degree of which will be determined by the level of prepardness.  I have been on these pages for a number of years (in fact EVERY DAY) even though I rarely comment (mostly because some of ya'll are just so damn smart and can be a little ruthless:), so you will know that I am not on here pimping our site, but felt compelled to comment here because we have attempted to help, in our own way here:

We would be honored to have any of you along for the ride...

gonetogalt's picture

Nice site, thanks for the link!!!

conscious being's picture

SMG - SteppenWolf, copyright 1928 describes the coming of the inevitable 2nd WW and winges about nothing can be done to stop it!

Mr Poopra's picture

SMG, this is one of the best pieces of analysis on current geopolitical power structures available without a military clearance. I was meaning to repost it. Thank you.

rwe2late's picture


SMG's posted link is full of ahistorical delusions,

beginning with the insane claim that the collapse of the Soviet Union

was a "ruse", a "masquerade" to implement Russia's long-planned "attack on the West".

Mr Poopra's picture

You'd be surprised how much ahistorical delusion we believe is fact.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture


beginning with the insane claim that the collapse of the Soviet Union was a "ruse", a "masquerade" to implement Russia's long-planned "attack on the West".

Yep. Stopped reading as soon as I saw links to net.kook J.R. Nyquist's site.

Freddie's picture

Congress sold us out on amnesty and giving Obama everything he wanted.   What should we expect.  They are evil.

Good luck if your kid is in the military.  You better get them out before they send them home in a box.

Curiously_Crazy's picture

Was interesting reading, but a bit dated.. first thing that sprung out at me was "Russia completely released control of some countries in Europe (Hungary, East Germany, and Poland--although Russia still controls the major opposition in Poland), but has retained secret control of and powerful alliances in Romania, Bulgaria, Belorussia, Ukraine,"  Yeah right! Furthermore Poland is about as Pro west as can be these days.


layman_please's picture

I'm from Estonia, which is even more pro west and gung ho towards Russia than Poland. Current government's main opposition party leader has yearly visits to Kremlin which is no secret. You are probably wrong about Poland, too.

If there's one thing you should know about Eastern Europe, then it should be the fact that most of the current politicians are previous Communist Party members (if not former KGB) who in one day turned into eager adherents of capitalism and democracy (with few exceptions of leftists who represent remaining Russian voters) when SU fell. They are POLITICIANS for god's sake.

Politics is always polarized, of course except in the USSA where you have one party like in good old Soviet Union.

Curiously_Crazy's picture

+1 Thankyou for the information.

My information re Poland only comes from working with several Poles over the last year on a gas project; Every single one of them is very content on siding with the EU and is happy to distance themselves from Russia as far as possible.


Reptil's picture


Reptil's picture

double - glitch (pls delete)

Freddie's picture

Kiev building a wall to keep Russia out.  $517 million cost.

The same "americans" backing the criminals in Kiev will do nothing to keep invaders out of America.

Dual citizen Yatsenyuk - is supervising.

SHRAGS's picture

I skimmed over it and reminded me of reading about the 'missile gap'.  M.A.D still applies.

Blowback by Christopher Simpson explains the origins of the fear of Russian by the US & the massive capability gap between the US & Russia at the beginning of the cold war.  

Thom_333's picture

"Lethal Aid" ...sounds like getting the needle in a state prison.

rwe2late's picture


Your posted link is full of crazy crap,

beginning with the preposterous claim that the collapse of the Soviet Union

was a "ruse", a "masquerade" to implement Russia's long-planned "attack on the West".

Volkodav's picture

Skousen has weird ideas..

imakes up stuff against Russians

I seem remember he was fighter pilot..military

butthurt   and keeps Soviet alive mentally



Lex_Luthor's picture

Maybe a time for one nice EMP has arrived?