Boiling the Frog and US Mission Creep in Ukraine

November 14th, 2022 - by Mark Sleboda / Substack

US Red Arrow troops in Ukraine for 2019 training mission.

A Chronology of US/NATO Escalation in Ukraine

Mark Sleboda / Substack

(November 11, 2022) — Today I’m going to show you how a frog is incrementally boiled alive without being aware of it. But in this case the frog is the American people, the pot is the conflict in Ukraine, the Biden administration is the one cranking up the heat, the flame is direct US military involvement, and the end recipe is open war with Russia, potentially leading to World War III.

Dec 8th 2021 — Biden promised the American people and the world that there will be “No boots on the ground” in Ukraine:
“The idea that the United States is going to unilaterally use force to confront Russia invading Ukraine is not in the cards right now.” And: “That is not on the table” 

Feb 11th 2022 — Biden admits that “That’s a world war when Americans and Russia start shooting at one another,”

Feb 14th — The US supposedly withdraws all remaining US troops from Ukraine.

Feb 23rd — the Pentagon vehemently tells us that US troops will not become involved Ukraine: “Absolutely not,” a Pentagon official added. “No one wants to risk nuclear war with Russia over Ukraine.”

March 1st — Biden declares during the State of the Union Address “Let me be clear — our forces are not engaged and will not engage in the conflict with Russian forces in Ukraine,” Thousands more US troops are being deployed to Europe — not to fight in Ukraine we are told, “but to defend our NATO allies in the event that Putin decides to keep moving west. For that purpose, we have mobilized American ground forces, air squadrons, ship deployments to protect NATO countries, including Poland, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia,”

March 25th — In what is brushed off by his handlers and the media as just another patented Biden “gaffe,” Biden tells US troops in Poland about the conflict just across the border in Ukraine:
“You’re going to see when you’re there, and some of you have been there, you’re gonna see…”

May 6th — Sources tell Forbes that American military trainers are now back on the ground in Ukraine.

June 25th — US and European officials reveal to the New York Times that dozens of CIA operatives, US special forces, and commandos from several European countries are on the ground in Ukraine, advising, providing intelligence, directing Ukrainian proxy forces actions by satellite-linked battlefield tablets,  and “directing the flow of weapons” to the front.

June 27th – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announces that 300,000 NATO troops in Europe are to be put on high readiness alert in response to “the Russian threat”

September 1st – It is publically revealed that the Pentagon is planning and wargaming out the Kiev regime’s counter-offensives.

Sept 29th — The Pentagon sets up a new military command in Germany to oversee and manage US support for the conflict in Ukraine

October 5th – Anonymous US intelligence officials, reveal to the Intercept  growing clandestine American operations inside Ukraine.
“There is a much larger presence of both CIA and U.S. special operations personnel and resources in Ukraine than there were at the time of the Russian invasion in February. Secret U.S. operations inside Ukraine are being conducted under a presidential covert action finding.” 

By Mid-October — The Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau, EU high foreign policy muckety-muck Josep Borrel, former CIA director & general David Petraeus, and other Western officials have all spoken of “escalating” extremis situations where NATO military forces would cross the border into Ukraine and supposedly “annihilate” the Russian military with “overwhelming” conventional force.

  • US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley — tells us that “the rules based world order” (ie US-led Western global hegemony) is at stake in Ukraine.
  • NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg — declares that a Russia victory would be a defeat for NATO. “Ukraine MUST prevail” and NATO must be prepared for a long, costly war in Ukraine.

    October 21stCBS reporters interview the commanders of the 101st Airborne Division, thousands of US light infantry stationed just across the Ukrainian border in Romania, who say they are there not on a “peacetime” but a combat “deployment”, and that they are prepared to cross the border into Ukraine to fight Russian forces on a “moment’s notice”.

    CBS hints that they could be sent into nearby Odessa Ukraine to serve as a human tripwire force to deny a Russian move to take the vital port city on the Black Sea.

    Ukraine and UK hold large-scale Cossack Mace exercise in 2019

    October 29th– The Russian MoD accuses British navy personnel on the ground in Ukraine of preparing and directing a Kiev regime air and naval drone attack on the Black Sea Fleet in Crimea, and the very same British navy unit of earlier carrying out the bombing of the Russian-German Nordstream 1 and 2 gas pipelines.

    British documents leaked to the Grayzone later reveal British military intelligence is organizing Kiev regime sabotage and terror operations in Crimea.

    US General David Petraeus publically calls for a US-led “coalition of the willing” (essentially meaning the UK, Poland, Romania, and the Baltics) to directly militarily intervene in Ukraine.

    US Colonel Douglas McGregor responds in the American Conservative, warning of this disastrous creep towards war with Russia.

    And on October 31st
    – The Boots are officially on the ground. A Senior US defense official admits to the Washington Post that an unspecified number of uniformed active duty US military troops are on the ground in Ukraine supposedly “inspecting US weapons caches.”

    “Inspecting weapons.” In a war zone. Sure they are. We’ve all heard this “advising & training” bullshit before in Syria, in Vietnam. We all know where this is going and how this ends. Its called “mission creep.” You are being desensitized incrementally through the media to direct US military involvement and war with Russia in Ukraine.

    So – thousands of Western “mercenaries”, CIA, US Special Forces, European commandos and now uniformed active-duty US military troops are all on the ground in Ukraine, involved in the conflict supporting the Kiev Putsch regime, all presumably wearing boots.

    What happens when some American boys and girls in uniform are inevitably “caught up in the conflict” in the war zone, killed by Russian troops, and returned to Dover Air Force Base in flag-draped coffins?

    How many have ALREADY been killed and their corpses repatriated in secrecy under the cover of night?

    Or vice versa when Russian boys and girls in uniform are killed by active duty US troops in Ukraine?

    Is there any way that this does not end in World War 3?

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