Global tensions are at an all-time high and the possibility of World War III now appears more likely than ever before.
The Russian government reportedly set off a number of false-flag events which they will use as justification for a larger conflict in Ukraine which could prove to be the first battleground in the next violent global conflict.
The United States had repeatedly warned that a Russian invasion of Ukraine was imminent but Putin is far too smart to issue an outright declaration of war. Instead, he recognized to pro-Russian regions within Ukraine as sovereign nations and has now sent in Russian military under the guise of “peacekeeping” missions.
Reports have indicated that Russia has some purely evil plans for their invasion. US Ambassador to the UN Bathsheba Nell Crocker warned that the United States has credible intel that Russia plans to carry out a host of human rights abuses – including targeted killings, kidnappings, torture and forced disappearances – against ethnic minorities, gays and journalists within Ukraine.
Similar abuses have already been reported in Crimea which was annexed by Russia in 2014.
In an effort to deter western military intervention, Russian-allied country Belarus warned they are willing and ready to deploy nuclear weapons to stop western advances.
Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said, “If necessary, if such stupid and mindless steps are taken by our rivals and opponents, we will deploy not only nuclear weapons, but super-nuclear and up-and-coming ones to protect our territory.”
Russia has also engaged in some deterrence tactics, putting on a display of military strength by testing hypersonic missile launches – and all missiles successfully hit their targets.
Meanwhile, Russia continues its advance into Ukraine quietly. Russian armored tanks have been captured on video in huge convoys of nearly 200 vehicles moving towards the Ukrainian border signaling Russia is planning something much larger.
It also appears that the western countries are foolishly determined to ensure that a conflict takes place. Biden has been provoking the Russians by flying B52 bomber planes in the region according to flight trackers.
They also have now taken diplomacy entirely off the table after U.S. Secretary Antony Blinken canceled a meeting with his Russian counterpart in which the two were supposed to try and find a peaceful solution to this now nearly certain deadly war.