Ukraine Crisis Reaches A New Flash Point

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Events in recent days have brought the situation in Ukraine to a new danger point. Things could get dicey very quickly now that the government in Kiev has denied Russia access to resupply their troops and bases in Transnistria. What the hell is "Transnistria", you ask? I'm afraid that, before the end of June, you'll know very well what and where Transnistria is.

Officially, Transnistria is "a breakaway state located mostly on a strip of land between the River Dniester and the eastern Moldovan border with Ukraine". It even has its own Wikipedia page:

On a map, you can find it as a small strip of land between Moldova and Ukraine. See below:

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia has maintained a military presence there. This includes at least two motorized rifle battalions which guard military supply depots holding enough material to arm/supply a full division. There are also up to 150,000 Russian citizens living in Transnistria. For more background, please see this very informative post from the Fort Russ blogspot site:

And here's the problem. Back on Monday, the government in Kiev decided to cancel all treaties with Russia pertaining to Transnistria. ( This means that no longer will Russian supplies be able to cross through Ukraine to get to Transnistria. Since, the other side of Transnistria borders Moldova...a sworn enemy of can't come in through the west, either. This leaves Transnistria, and the thousands of Russian troops and citizens there, thoroughly isolated.

What will be Russia's response to this unnecessary escalation? Will they begin a "Transnistria Airlift"? If so, what will Ukraine do? What will happen if Kiev attempts to shoot down one these Russian planes?

This is all very concerning and you need to be paying close attention to these events. Last night, John and Steve discussed Transnistria in the 3rd segment of their show, beginning at about the 19 minute mark. PLEASE BE CERTAIN THAT YOU LISTEN.

Additionally, though, this entire program is a MUST LISTEN. In the first half, John and Steve discuss Secretariat Kerry's failed attempt at detente in Sochi back in April. Why was Kerry allowed to go to Sochi is he was only going to be contradicted and ostracized immediately following the meetings with Lavrov and Putin? And where the heck is Kerry now? Does he really have a "broken leg"? That sure seems like a convenient excuse to sideline and marginalize him as The War Party reasserts control.

Anyway, I think you can tell that I am very, very concerned about all of this...more so than at any other time since we began covering these events in February of 2014. Please pay attention to the headlines and please be prepared for anything. This is the most serious, international crisis of my lifetime...probably your lifetime, too...and things are rapidly moving from bad to worse.



arch stanton's picture

my precious


J.P. Cubish's picture


thanks for keeping us informed Turd.  I will be sure to give it a listen.

Arag's picture

While Marchas is out getting some fiat

I am keeping your seat, Sir !

NW VIEW's picture

Mental Health!

Just look at the continual information available everywhere:   We have to deal with Russian Nuclear attacks, ISIS, FEMA Camps, Jadehelm and the many empty Walmarts that may be used for you and your family.    If we dive to deeply into all these concepts. we will need to also close down all the McDonalds and Wendys for local drop off places for those needing straight jackets and counseling.

What do you really have in your internal bugout bag?    Yes it does matter and if your bag is on empty, Walmart awaits us.


I like to spend some time these days in my organic garden.  Things out there are just like they have always been.  My peas are fruitful and I try to eat about 40 off the vines every day.   The strawberries are really good this year, the raspberries are just now producing.   Carrots and tomatoes are healthy and eastern Washington cherries are being sold near my home.  The weeds still grow as usual and my hoe does the job as usual.  The birds both sing to me and when I am gone, eat my berries, as usual. 

If we focus to deeply on the world problems, forget how to live in the now, we will wake up with our lives filled with weeds as they wheel us into a Walmart on a stretcher. 

Peace to you today:          Jim

realitybiter's picture

Nice rally

and the slaves don't notice.

The algos, the hft's, the manipulated media, etc are the slave master....

Get on board.

or as my old boss used to say, "Be sellin' when they're yellin', and buy it when they are quiet"

Auggie's picture

War with Russia

I guess tptb have figured out through past experience that a good ol' shooting war is a excellent way to solve an economic crisis (and to get four terms in office).  I was kind of hoping for war on the EU instead of Russia as it is so much prettier in Europe than in economically backward and cold Russia.  We could eliminate the French nuclear sites in about 35 minutes and the rest of it would be a cake walk.  Then there is all that Gold that MIGHT be over there.

hindsight101's picture

Been away from the site for awhile

...and been more involved with less radical thinking people.

If the DOW Jones and the price of silver are any indication of how ugly things are out there, I guess I have the wrong channel.... 

SilveryBlue's picture

Was that sarc?

Hope you have fun on your cake walk there big fella. And if you don't find any gold I will cry a bucket for you.

Auggie's picture

Of Course it was Sarcastic

But don't think it hasn't been seriously discussed by some Feds.  I don't think Obama so much, because he thinks the economy is doing well.  However as proved in Philadelphia, even the guy driving the train isn't going to get around a 50 mph turn at 106 mph.  And the US (and World) economy is a lot bigger, longer, and heavier than that passenger train in Philly.  I see how historians (and in economics, there hasn't been a novel thought in decades) could and probably would see this as a way out; it's worked before.  As far as declaring and pursuing a war with the EU, that was facetious; a much longer, sustained war would be necessary, one that involves a comprehensive national drive that I don't know exists in this country anymore.  A proxy war will just not be enough.

SteveW's picture

Ukraine Crisis

This is nothing compared with the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, when it seemed we were within days of nuclear war.

dale's picture

True, it's likely worse.

True, it's likely worse.

Turd Ferguson's picture



Give it a little more time.

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