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  • we_are_borg we_are_borg Sep 2, 2014 1:45 PM Flag

    U.S. Markets See Ukraine As Non-Event

    Why? Because the Russian military is a bigger joke than the Russian economy. They should've crushed key Ukrainian military strongholds within 48-hours and subdued the entire country in under two weeks. Putin had to act now because the Fall rains are going to turn the whole region into a giant mud bog, bad for heavy equipment like tanks. Good article in 18-Aug issue of Barron's, "Putin's Big Miscalculation".

    Founder of the private intelligence service Stratfor, George Friedman says: "Putin as exhausted most, if not all, of his options. He can't risk invading Ukraine unless he moves very quickly. In six weeks or so, autumn rains will make much of the country's eastern marshes a muddy quagmire that will bog down any tanks he sends in."

    "Putin can't be assured of military success give the sad state of his military forces."

    That was published 16 days ago and this is exactly what Putin has done.

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