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World War III Is Imminent

Dave Hodges April 3, 2014 The Common Sense Show ww III A very clear picture is emerging over the crisis in Ukraine. Each side has taken on definitive moves in order to bring its military forces into the coming conflict. In short, each side is mobilizing for war. The world may have as little as 30 to 60 days of relative peace left before all hell breaks loose. The world is familiar on how the Russian military has postured its forces to take over Ukraine and begin the process of a Putin economic war against the West once Ukraine is secured. The US and NATO are responding in kind and by this summer, NATO will be ready to challenge the Russians.

Romania

romaniaThe Russian invasion of Crimea has become the impetus for the US to increase its military presence in any location near Ukraine. Subsequently, it was announced that the US is sending hundreds of ground troops to eastern Romania. There presently exists 1,000 US troops in the country. President Traian Basescu says the US has requested permission to add 600 more troops for specific missions in the Black Sea. Additionally, Romania’s parliament also reported the US plans an unspecified increase in the number of aircraft at the base, part of the US effort to increase its military might in the Black Sea region. Increasing aircraft is the real motivation on why the US seeks to increase its military presence in Romania. This will allow the US to strike at the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea. Many view this as a huge deal because there is absolutely no reasonable expectation that Romania would possibly be the target for a Russian invasion because Romania does not border them. Subsequently, this is an aggressive and provocative move by these two NATO allies.

Ukraine, Moldova, Azerbaijan and Armenia Announces Military Maneuvers with the US

azberbiajan Ukraine’s parliament approved a series of joint military exercises with NATO countries that would put US (NATO) troops in direct proximity to Russian forces in the annexed Crimea peninsula. Ukraine and the US will conduct two sets of military exercises this summer which are labeled Rapid Trident and Sea Breeze. Ukraine is also planning two additional maneuvers with NATO member Poland as well as joint ground operations with Moldova and Romania. The Sea Breeze exercises have threatened Moscow because they are to be carried out in Crimea which plays home to Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. This gives rise to the principle of “Snap” in which a military force engages in an announced “war game” and the exercise goes live and an intended target is attacked under the previous guise of only practicing to attack. These military maneuvers have in more recent years, been carried out in the Black Sea port of Odessa where Ukraine also has a naval base. Ukraine’s neighbor, Moldova will soon receive a NATO liaison office. Armenia will be participating in full-fledged military exercises with the US this summer and Azerbaijan is shoring up its defensive capabilities with the intention of guarding its offshore oil and gas fields in the Caspian Sea from Russian invasion. These events make it look likely that NATO is planning military action against Russian forces in Crimea this summer.

Please note that Azerbaijan is a buffer between Russia and Iran. This will prove to be a critically important area in the upcoming war because it could prevent Russia from defending against an invasion of Iran.

Please note that Azerbaijan is a buffer between Russia and Iran. This will prove to be a critically important area in the upcoming war because it could prevent Russia from defending against an invasion of Iran.

 

General Dempsey Threatens Iran

dempseyJoint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, General Martin Dempsey, claimed a “closer understanding” has been reached with Israel on the need to keep threatening Iran. Dempsey’s Israeli counterpart, Benny Gantz, reported a strong joint intention with the US which has offered “augmented assurances” about the US plans to attack Iran.

The Former Unofficial President Weighs In On Attacking Iran

Former Vice President and George W. Bush’s puppet master, Dick Cheney, weighed in on attacking Iran as well. Cheney, speaking to a private meeting attended by leaders of the GOP, stated that Iran needed to be attacked because they posed a nuclear threat to the world. A secretly made tape recorded Cheney’s private remarks in which he blasted Obama, American isolationists and impotent Republicans.

Analysis

If Russia is allowed to occupy Ukraine, Putin will subsequently blackmail Europe with the Russian gas that flows through Ukraine. Putin would undoubtedly refuse the Petrodollar as payment for the Russian gas and this will send the US into a tailspin. As a result, NATO will disintegrate and the United States will be left isolated. The NATO plan is becoming quite clear. First, Ukraine is being plundered by Western Banksters with a series of austerity programs including the theft of all Ukrainian gold. Banksters are ensuring that if Russia does prevail and occupy Ukraine, Putin will have taken over a country which would already be destroyed by these austerity programs. Also, I fully expect that when the Russian invasion occurs, that NATO forces will destroy Ukraine’s gas pipelines. The US move into Romania with ground forces, and more importantly aircraft, is highly significant because it places the Crimean based Russian Black Sea Fleet under direct threat. Additionally, air cover for Ukraine will have been achieved. The move by NATO to militarize Azerbaijan, blocks a Russian military rescue mission which could come to the aid of Iran in case of a joint US/Israeli attack. NATO is quickly mobilizing to confront Russia by this summer. If you were Putin, what you do? Putin has 60 days to act, and act he will. NATO knows it cannot win in Ukraine, however its provocative move will tie up Russian forces and block a Russian advance into the Middle East and Iran and Syria will be captured and the Petrodollar will live on for another day. As with all wars, when the shooting starts, there are no limits as to the escalation potential. Again, I issue my warning to stock up on necessary supplies for if this war goes global, all bets are off.

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  1. John E April 3, 2014 at 5:21 am

    Don’t forget the “sleight of hand” maneuver being performed by Obama as he moves the “Transition of America” into high gear otherwise referred to as: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement between the EU and the United States.
    Proverbs 27:12 “The prudent see danger and take refuge,
    but the simple keep going and pay the penalty”. NIV

  2. John Rambo April 3, 2014 at 5:35 am

    It won’t go global. The NWO aren’t ready YET. Russia needs a little more time to complete its Sub fleet and doesn’t have the wherewithal to beat us at this time. Also there will be no EMP attack because the NWO knows ALL nuclear power plants would become Fukushimas without power and would kill everyone in the world, including them. Plus … the Bilderberg meeting has yet to take place.
    All the alternative sites have been claiming “3 weeks to 3months,” for about 3 years now !!! I think it’ll be 2015 / 2016 and Russia will use a low level nuke on the Canary Islands to cause a tsunami, thus using water to take out the whole east coast, while his new buddies come up from South America, and possibly the Chinese from the west ?
    Until then all we have to do is stock up and watch out for groups of 200 + TEENS attacking white people like in Louiville, Ky.

  3. Craig Mouldey April 3, 2014 at 5:36 am

    If I were Putin, I would move the Black Sea fleet into the Mediterrainian Sea immediately, before it is hemmed in and can’t get out. When events heat back up and the U.S. moves against Syria and Iran, it wouldn’t surprise me that the other psychpath in North Korea takes it as a signal to attack the south. After that we are on our way. It is all well and good to many that the war is happening ‘way over there’ and people are dying who ‘aren’t us’. It’s going to be a different scenario when North America becomes an active war zone. And take note: I believe the Chinese are particularly without conscience when it comes to killing.
    I can’t help thinking of fall those people we tried to wake up, who looked at us with glazed over eyes of disbelief and went back to their ball game. Aren’t they going to be surprised?

  4. iwitness02 April 3, 2014 at 6:34 am

    This is another one of those spell binders. All the positioning and posturing.
    All the mingling of current events and unfolding prophecy being brought to light.
    Dave,I really appreciate the new insights that you are able to provide to your readers.
    You are indeed a good hand. Thank you for your work. I mean that sincerely.

  5. mao April 3, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Russia could turn off the flow of gas to Europe right now and/or demand to be paid in gold for delivery. There must be an other reason why Russia wants to invade Ukraine- perhaps mere provocation.

  6. Rick April 3, 2014 at 10:49 am

    “Also, I fully expect that when the Russian invasion occurs, that NATO forces will destroy Ukraine’s gas pipelines.”

    Wouldn’t that be cutting off Europe’s suppl of gas?

    Thanks for your commitment to updating your site so faithfully.

    EDITOR’S NOTE: GOOD POINT. I WAS THINKING, NOT NATO, BUT THE US ACTING ON THEIR OWN AND THEN BLAMING THE RUSSIANS.

  7. Pierre April 3, 2014 at 11:39 am

    I couldn’t agree with you more, Dave. Your strategic assessment is spot on. The tactical perspective is quite accurate. The game of brinksmanship is definitely on the move. A lot of moving parts here. I am of the opinion that Poland will not acquiesce on their petition to have NATO and/or US military forces on their lands. The fear there must be palpable, especially given their close proximity to Russia proper. They will not suffer another invasion from Russia like they did in the past and we saw how unpleasant that deal went for the years they endured the occupation, but I digress here. What we should be looking at with great concern is the domestic response here in CONUS to what is transpiring. Hussein Obama will be looking at marital law, should the 30-60 day window be taken into serious consideration. America, for the most part, has had it with war. Attrition and pointless battles with no real military objectives and/or goals being accomplished coupled with too many wounded warriors coming home and being labeled as potential enemies of the state via the NDAA, doesn’t sit well with those folks and veterans that are awake to what’s really coming down the pipe.

    Let’s call a spade, a spade on this. We have a clear idea of what’s coming. We as in the 3%, Veterans, #2A advocates, Constitutionalists, etc… There would be no violent push back from the people when the balloon goes up on the Ukraine/Russia situation, martial law will be declared through a false flag that, in my opinion, will be somehow made to look like it has a direct connect to the situation overseas. A false flag that’s suppose to galvanize the people in support of direct military action against Russia, but as we all know, that’s not going to work out as they might have it planned. Again, this is my opinion on the matter, I have no open-source and/or confidential intel on how this thing will play out, I’m simply looking at a potential psyop going down this line in order to gain the support of the people who already view this Presidency as both unpopular in the least or treasonous at best. Perhaps, another play will be in motion. Who knows? Right now, we simply don’t have the numbers to wage a direct confrontation with Russia, unless the plan is to literally abandon Afghanistan. It’s no surprise that Hamid Karzai wants all U.S. combat forces out of his country and he wants to take the Taliban on his own. Good for him. It’s about bloody time, but those troops and support personnel that expect to come home would be given orders to reroute to the Baltic nations asap. That’s how things roll in the military. As a Marine Corps vet, I can attest to this.

    Expect smoke and mirrors games to go into full-effect as the time progresses on the proposed timeframe for potential military action in that theater of action to-be. There is no denying something heavy is coming out of this. Vladimir Putin will not hesitate to respond. No doubt he either reads American alternative media news and/or FAPSI/SVR/FSB does in order to better ascertain US civilian observations on what this lame excuse of a U.S. Presidential administration sits in the eyes of the citizenry, so expect some psyop from the Russians to capitalize on this. Everything is up for grabs. Winning the hearts and minds of the people, the world over, is the ultimate name of the game here. Once that’s accomplished, action will take place whether anyone likes it or not. The Petrodollar is going the way of he dinosaur. Continue on making your individual and/or group preparations for that which is to come. Stay informed. Stay frosty.

  8. NW Native April 3, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I would highly recommend the reading “Russian Populist, The Political Thought of Vladimir Putin” by American, Matthew Raphael Johnson, PH.D. available from the Barns Review PO Box 15877 Washington D.C. 20003

    There can be no doubt that Putin’s main concerns are for the well being and common good of the Russian people. He is crafty, highly intelligent and a master strategist with a 70% plus approval of the Russian people.
    On the other hand the USSA has a leader with an approval of about 40%, if that.

    While Putin fits the profile of a Prince right out of Machiavelli, the American leader fits the profile of a Manchurian Candidate straight out of a Richard Codon novel. While Putin was trained by the Communist KGB in the old USSR, the American President, a walking, living cipher, whom the American voters stupidly elected twice to office, was coddled, trained and nurtured by the American communist underground.

    That being said, Dave’s analysis pretty much right on. However, the Russians didn’t exactly “invade” Crimea.
    Under Russian-Ukraine treaty the Russians were allowed 16,000 troops in the Crimea. As far as can be learned Putin didn’t increase that number at the time of Crimean vote to join Russia proper.

    Here is what the Russians may do under Putin to counter the moves by NATO (read the USSA) on the periphery of Russia, in this move and counter move on the global chess board. Because Israel wants hegemony over the entire Middle East, and this is what’s this is all about, Putin will further beef up the Syrian and Iranian militaries. The USSA and it’s sock puppet NATO having already taken out and destroyed Libya and Iraq etc., Syria and Iran have been in the gun sights of Zionist Israel and the Zionist controlled USSA for the final take down in the Middle East. Crimea-Ukraine are but a side show and distraction from the ultimate objectives of greater Zionist Israel in the Middle East.
    Putin knows perfectly well what’s going on and so does China, India and the rest of the world not in thrall to the Zionist-Bankster power. The question is will they let the USSA, NATO and Israel get away with it?

  9. Jose April 3, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Even though I tend to disagree with your position and analysis regarding the situation in Ukraine. I have to admit that this article is excellent!!!!!!! I can’t agree more! Well researched, and most important absolutely sober (which is a little frightening due to what is at stake). Now the direct question for you MR Hodges, in case you decide to respond is: You give an estimated time window of 30 to 60 days before the SHTF, What we, the common people, the average joe and average jane can do to prepare for what is coming? And second, is there any cost to attend the event where you will be present April 08?
    Thank you and God bless.

    Jose from Ahwatukee-Foothills

    EDITOR’S NOTE: IF WAR BREAKS OUT, COMMERCE COULD BE DISRUPTED, THUS, GETTING FOOD COULD BE AN ISSUE. IF THE RUSSIANS ENGAGE IN DOMESTIC SABOTAGE TO OUR GRID, GETTING WATER COULD PROVE PROBLEMATIC. STORE FOOD, WATER, GUNS AMMO AND MAKE ALLIANCES WITH NEIGHBORS.

  10. Pesky Varmint April 3, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Dave,
    Good description of the military moves, well summed up in the last paragraph.

    Except for one thing:
    With China having Russia’s back there’s two possible monkey wrenches to throw
    in the works:
    1. China and Russia dump the dollar and trash our economy. Although history has
    shown that may not immediately impair the abililties of the US military. But it is
    a big distraction for the US (on the other hand, that might happen first, then the US
    government now has something to rally the populace to go to war against them
    for)
    2. China provides outright military assistance.
    What would be your thoughts on those possibilities?

  11. LaShawn Montoya April 3, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    I’m curious as to why you specify 30-60 days? Unless you just assume Putin can’t be ready to strike and wait around forever…why not late summer, why May/June?

    EDITOR’S NOTE: IF THERE ARE WAR GAMES IN THE COUNTRIES MENTIONED, PUTIN WILL LOSE HIS MILITARY ADVANTAGE. HE CANNOT ALLOW NATO TIME TO MOBILIZE

  12. Diane April 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    It will all come home to roost when Russia invades Alaska and that will happen. I pray it is a brief skirmish but with insanity ruling nations it is not likely

  13. Mr. Fix April 3, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Hi Dave, I love the work you do here.
    I’ve been following you closely for months now, but I have my doubts as to the probability of this turning into a shooting war. I know you feel that this will go hot, think I even turn nuclear, but I think it’s just as likely that the world aligns against the United States, particularly economically, and in a dollar collapse scenario, the United States would be largely impotent, and unable to retaliate in any meaningful way. President Obama desperately needs at least one nuclear detonation within the United States so he can declare martial law, but I don’t think the US military is interested in starting another war, and I don’t think they answer to all, anymore. All of these covert false flags are being initiated from Langley Virginia, and not the Pentagon. I think all sides would be quite content with the United States reduced to a North Korean type fascist dictatorship, and then life will simply go on, although just collapsing the dollar will cause millions to die from poverty alone.

  14. Robert April 3, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Great analysis again Sir. You do a superb job of linking and tying events together to show how cataclysmic changes can form and coalesce in short order and to rapidly defy linear trends. Although I do respect Skousen quite a bit – (at least he understands the threat from the Russians better than most of the Anti-USA alternative media), yet again you show how much threat the dollar is under right now. Skousen is mainly following the numbers to say there will be no hyperinflation/collapse of the currency in hyperbolic fashion but rather just a linear decline giving us another 10 years . HOWEVER, he grossly overlooks a potential collapse in demand for the dollar and assumes global demand is a constant when it is not. If Ukraine is seized by Putin and company, the demand for the Petrodollar in Europe will indeed suffer a precipitous collapse. When the Russians were down on their luck in 1991 we were happy to leave them to lick their economic wounds. Looking back, I think it was more akin to a big bad wolf playing possum. When our roles and fortunes are reversed, we can be sure our enemies won’t be so kind. The vultures of Russia and China are circling and waiting to land the death blow it seems…

  15. Baddbuttski O'Rourke April 3, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    If you were Putin, what you do? Putin has 60 days to act, and act he will.

    my answer: if one clump of Russian or Russian Allied soil was injured, I would take it to the home of the assailants. It’s a small world today…. I would not simply defend myself, and my lands against attack, i would attack my attackers…. and I would have what to lose? I’d already be sustaining damage… and once again the attackers would be untouched at their home while mine was decimated? and I might do this with economics first, and then whatever it took to shut them down. And my attackers could give speeches and make noise, as they already do…. and I would care why? they are out of touch with reality and think they are beyond reach. bad and erroneous mindset.

  16. jim from FL April 3, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    If, as you say, all hell breaks loose in 30 or 60 days, does this mean a false flag, martial law, followed by a draft is also “imminent”? (stupid question?)…Needless to say, if a draft is begun, a guerilla insurgency/anarchy is a given…..Thanks, Jim in Estero, FL

  17. Wily April 3, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Hasn’t the month of April been a prime month? Could they’re plan of ‘wolf crying’ be at play? On the 11th we’re officially broke, could a Holiday be a week before? Or will ‘they’ choose raiding accounts first? Would the $$ collapse come first, making it (seem) obvious to the ignorant of why ‘they’ did to sooth them? They stole gold before and the price soared! We’re dealing w/hog swill !
    We ‘all’ by now should know the One Who laughs at their devious deeds!

    *It’s Scriptural that the Church is Redemption and crossing the Jordan happens before (or at) the beginning of Daniel’s week!
    Brother John McTernan & Geoff Grider (nteb) have recent teachings on this proving pre trib! It’s time to cut the crap & take the Bible at it’s Word! Any one (including the so called elites) can prepare for the coming event’s! Daniel’s week is about Israel (Hebrews) promise from the Lord! Yes, many gentiles will be saved and go into the milenia procreating! Scripture is all about dispensation’s and there’s a promise of a crown to lay at Jesus feet for All who believe in this blessed hope!
    *note; very seriously! Anyone, anyone who chooses to be lazy on this will answer to Jesus! No one reading this who decide to not listen the these true’s of both bro John McTernan or NTEB’s, well, I feel sorry for anyone who chooses not! It’s time to stop this nonsense! Scripture is Clear, just as the book of Daniel being reveled! Pre trib has been known (clearly) by the Berean’s while Rome (& other minions/Hanky’s etc) screwed this up!
    I truly love you all but have to let the truths be known!

  18. Fed up with the fed April 3, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Gosh, neutral countries like Switzerland seem to have the right idea. Why don’t we try it?

  19. Robert O'Dowd April 3, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    The casualties from WW III will be enormous. No one will be able to keep this from going nuclear and that means the deaths of hundreds of millions. Who would benefit from this nuclear catastrophe? If it’s the goal of the ‘One World People’ to reduce the world population, a nuclear world war may be their answer. Now, I’m not sure about you, but anyone who considers fighting a nuclear war in my book is totally wacky and belongs with the fruitcakes from “Doctor Strange Love.” No one wins a nuclear world war.

  20. Diogenes Shrugged April 3, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    “If you were Putin, what you do?”

    I would let NATO keep Ukraine. It will turn out to be an albatross around NATO’s neck. Then I’d wait for NATO to initiate an offensive against Syria or Iran (or Russia) and turn off the gas to Europe. Putin does not need control of Ukraine to turn off the gas to the pipelines.

    If I were Putin and NATO then escalated into a full scale war?

    I’d “deliver” nukes to Tel Aviv like there was no tomorrow. That is what I’d do if I were Putin.

  21. iwitness02 April 3, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    THE SUBJECTS OF THE KINGDOM

    Hi Everybody,

    The entire non-elect portion of the human family, whether living or dead at the time of the establishment of the Kingdom, will become its subjects (Rev. 15: 3,4; Psa. 98: 1-4; 22: 27-29; Isa. 25: 6-8; 1 Cor. 15: 54-57; Rom. 14: 9; Phil. 2: 9-11). To this end the non-elect dead–those of the dead who were excluded from the opportunity of qualifying to be of the Kingdom class–will be brought back from the tomb in order to have an opportunity of obtaining the judgment-resurrection, a restanding to the condition of perfection from which Adam and all in his loins fell–assisted to rise by the judgment-process of Christ’s Kingdom (Isa. 26: 9; John 5: 29, Revised Version). According to the Scriptures, the Kingdom in its earthly phase will first be established in Palestine, among regathered and converted Israel, who will with joy hail their resurrected patriarchs and prophets, and who will be greatly blessed by the latter’s rule (Zach. 12: 7; Isa. 1: 25-27; 25: 9). Then a little later the Gentile nations, broken, exhausted and undone by the woes of the Time of Trouble (Matt. 24: 21,22; Dan. 12: 1), will learn of the blessings that Israel will be enjoying, and will desire these for themselves Isa. 2: 3, 4; Zech. 8: 20-22). In response to their humble petitions for help the Kingdom with its arrangements will be established from one nation unto another, until it will become a universal Empire.(Dan. 2: 44; 7: 27). Fleshly Israel, as the secondary earthly seed of Abraham, under the lead of the Ancient and Youthful Worthies, as the primary earthly seed of Abraham, will be privileged to co-operate with the Kingdom in converting the Gentile world (Gen. 22: 17; 28: 14; Isa. 19: 24; Ezek. 16: 60,61; Psa.107: 22).

    P.S.L.J. The Millennium 1956

  22. Carlos April 3, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    I live next to a big park here in Texas, on almost every night of the week. I can see the sports games going on and both kids playing and adults too! I see them with their family’s all enjoying themselves. I sit in a tree under the cover of darkness and speculate how many of them would survive if and when the shtf. I sometimes sit up there and cry. I wish there was more I could do to change the world around me. I have tried, I have gone into the midsts of these same people and have given them books and flyers and have spoken to many of them of the things that are coming and that they should take the time to get ready and to teach their children survival tactics. Some have responded well and have taken consideration or so they say. Others have actually called the police on me and told the police to give me a trespass warning, the police did not do it, because it was a public park. I have had the police tell me that it is true what I am saying and that it is good to be prepared. I feel good because I have been able to live in wooded areas for half a year without anything except for a water filter that I use to drink clean water. I have learned a lot from free books that I have found in the library on different plants and what to eat and what to look for. I also have learned to track and kill my own food along with planting different things and having them grow in different places and different times so that I can eat them later. I myself know for sure that I can live for half a year with nothing. Just like that show on TV. I have seen it before and have emulated a lot of it. I am planning on living in a desert next for at least 6 weeks. Anyway I want to help others too when the time comes. God help us all.

  23. Yuri April 3, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Robert O’Dowd April 3, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    The casualties from WW III will be enormous. No one will be able to keep this from going nuclear and that means the deaths of hundreds of millions. Who would benefit from this nuclear catastrophe? If it’s the goal of the ‘One World People’ to reduce the world population, a nuclear world war may be their answer. Now, I’m not sure about you, but anyone who considers fighting a nuclear war in my book is totally wacky and belongs with the fruitcakes from “Doctor Strange Love.” No one wins a nuclear world war.
    ++++++++++++

  24. Tyler April 3, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    I appreciate your analysis and agree that an escalation of events on any number of geo-political fronts appear imminent including a bloodless crashing of the Petro-Dollar. Two more points for consideration, though. First, both Putin and Barry are reading from the same script and laughing their collective buttocks off with all four feet perched comfortably atop the desks of their respective National governments. There is no good vs evil here, unfortunately. America has, indeed, been given over, judgment stands at the door and, please read this with sadness……. we have become the enemies of God. Secondly, go easy on the prepping trip. I have everything a good prepper needs. But, unless you have an endless supply of insulin for your child’s diabetes, and anti-hypertension and cardiac meds for your elderly parents, and the psych skills to calm those who will surely decompensate under the stresses incurred with any of the reasonable scenarios under discussion here, the “survival” picture is bleak at best…. Maybe 6 months, all things considered. We must get right and stay close to the One who can save us, and in the meantime, we must love each other. Oh yeah, and one more thing….Pray!

  25. Wulfrano Ruiz Sainz April 3, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Brilliant analysis!

  26. Kauko Loukas April 4, 2014 at 12:51 am

    D.H. does not mention one possible and important war theater, the Arctic, especially the European Arctic, namely Lapland of Norway, Sweden and Finland. Norway is a member of the NATO and Norway has a common border with Russia on the coastland of the Arctic Ocean. The NATO has a base in North Norway and Russia in Murmansk on the northern shore of the Kola peninsula at the Arctic Ocean, as well as many other military installations. Especially Murmansk is very important to Russia as I have understood. Do you think that Russia will leave Lapland and all the Northern Countries alone in this dangerous geopolitical situation? I don’t think so. Do you think that the Arctic does not have a great military importance to Russia geopolitically? I don’t think so.

    Considering the deteriorating situation between Russia and the NATO, is it not logical to think that Russia would want a better strategic position against the NATO by occupying Lapland and outflanking the NATO troops in north Norway. As it is known, Sweden and Finland do not have a lot of troops, equipment and fortifications in Lapland. Reasonably small forces could occupy it, and who would seriously defend us, the people of Lapland? I doubt it.

    I think that we the people of Lapland have only two choices, to move quickly to the south and hope that Russia would not occupy that also, or to stay put and say to the Russians, “Welcome! Let’s live together peacefully and do business!”

    I for my part, am an old man and resort to Jesus Christ. He is my life, and the death is my victory, but I am concerned about the younger people. Will the maneuvering get hot and how many will die and get wounded? At least the life of all that will be left living would become vey miserable.

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