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Tour of Ukraine-Russia Border Finds No Signs of Military Buildup

All is not quiet on the Western Front, but the drumbeat of war along the long Ukraine-Russian border is nowhere near as loud as it sounds in Moscow.

According to dire warnings from U.S. military and intelligence officials, Russian President Vladimir Putin, fresh from his daring annexation of Ukraine’s strategic Crimean Peninsula, has concentrated tens of thousands of his forces on the border with Ukraine. Camouflaged and concealed to throw off U.S. spy satellites, the warnings say, the heavily armed combat troops and special operations forces are coiled and ready to spring across the border into restive regions of Eastern and Southern Ukraine such as Kharkov and Donetsk, where pro-Russian populations are eager to be annexed by Russia, just like Crimea.

Top Russian officials – including Putin himself – have denied any such troop concentrations near the Western border. One minor Ministry of Defense official, who didn’t want to be named because he wasn’t authorized to comment, told NBC News that there had been training exercises – war games – in the border region but, once ended, those troops and armor returned to their bases. “All of this international hype is completely unfounded,” he told us earlier in the week.

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So after days of lying to us

So after days of lying to us about a Russian military build up along the Ukraine border, why would the MSM suddenly start telling us the truth?

Could it be that the White House sent the word that they're backing off on the war foment for now so the emperor would appreciate a little help in toning down the war propaganda?

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

Some are,

some aren't. Michael Rogers (who just stepped down as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and who is a rabid NSA supporter) was on some show claiming that Putin was making plans to expand into Ukraine and also other countries.

NBC then decided to check it out and found what you have just posted. My guess, though, is that Rogers' voice will be amplified and the rest dismissed...

John F

You might be right, but then

You might be right, but then the Easter Bunny might be real too. If this is a case of objective journalism from NBC, well it'd be the first of it's kind in a decade or so.

No, I have to conclude that this report was commissioned by the White House. They've decided to ratchet down the march to war for now, probably because they got pretty much what they wanted - promised control of Ukraine resources through the Kiev stooge government, along with back room assurances from Putin to not interfere.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

Well...you have the right

to guess.

John F