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U.S. Intel Assessement: Greater Likelihood Russia Will Enter Eastern Ukraine (and Baltics)
CNN ^ | Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | Barbara Starr

Posted on 03/26/2014 6:00:27 PM PDT by kristinn

A new classified intelligence assessment concludes it is more likely than previously thought that Russian forces will enter eastern Ukraine, CNN has learned.

Two administration officials described the assessment but declined to be identified due to the sensitive nature of the information.

The officials emphasized that nothing is certain, but there have been several worrying signs in the past three to four days.

“This has shifted our thinking that the likelihood of a further Russian incursion is more probable than it was previously thought to be,” one official said.

The buildup is seen to be reminiscent of Moscow’s military moves before it went into Chechnya and Georgia in both numbers of units and their capabilities.

U.S. military and intelligence officials have briefed Congress on the assessment.

As a result, Republican members of the House Armed Services Committee late Wednesday sent a classified letter to the White House expressing concern about unfolding developments.

An unclassified version obtained by CNN said committee members feel “urgency and alarm, based on new information in the committee’s possession.”

The committee said there was “deep apprehension that Moscow may invade eastern and southern Ukraine, pressing west to Transdniestria and also seek land grabs in the Baltics.”

SNIP

The United States believes that Russia might decide to go into eastern Ukraine to establish a land bridge into Crimea.

The belief is that Russian forces would move toward three Ukrainian cities: Kharkiv, Luhansk and Donetsk in order to establish land access into Crimea. Russian forces are currently positioned in and around Rostov, Kursk, and Belgorod, according to U.S. intelligence information.

(Excerpt) Read more at security.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: baltics; estonia; latvia; lithuania; moldova; obama; obamasfault; putinsbuttboys; russia; ukraine
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1 posted on 03/26/2014 6:00:27 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
Maybe taunting them and calling Putin weak has made the "regional power" feel like it needs to make a statement.

Obama is an ass clown.

2 posted on 03/26/2014 6:02:48 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: kristinn

since they have been wrong many times before ... they could maybe get one right.


3 posted on 03/26/2014 6:03:00 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: kristinn

Time for some passive aggressive Obama blather.


4 posted on 03/26/2014 6:03:59 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: kristinn

The only place the Cold War never ended was in Putin’s head


5 posted on 03/26/2014 6:04:02 PM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: kristinn

Yeah, but they’re doing it out of weakness, so it’s ok.


6 posted on 03/26/2014 6:05:10 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he were working from a position of strength!)
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To: kristinn

And Poland and Romania and Azerbaijan and Balarus and Moldova and Finland....


7 posted on 03/26/2014 6:06:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: kristinn

Thanks Captain Obvious. (Not you, Kristinn).


8 posted on 03/26/2014 6:06:09 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: kristinn

Well, duh !


9 posted on 03/26/2014 6:07:01 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Getting to the Finnish line is where the fun will really start.


10 posted on 03/26/2014 6:07:26 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: NonValueAdded

LOL! I have to laugh or I’ll cry.


11 posted on 03/26/2014 6:07:45 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Talvisota, The Sequel


12 posted on 03/26/2014 6:08:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kristinn

The only people left in the world who take Obama seriously are the leftists who still believe they have to prop this guy up, everybody else gets the fact that Obama is a weak joke.


13 posted on 03/26/2014 6:10:50 PM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: kristinn

Kristinn, my best guess is on the new moon March 30.


14 posted on 03/26/2014 6:14:05 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: kristinn
A new classified intelligence assessment concludes it is more likely than previously thought that Russian forces will enter eastern Ukraine, CNN has learned. Two administration officials described the assessment but declined to be identified due to the sensitive nature of the information.

Two things majorly wrong here.

If this is true then administration officials are leaking "classified intelligence".

When one(Obama) predicts that somebody(Putin) is likely to do something(invade), then one increases the chances that the person would carry out that action.

15 posted on 03/26/2014 6:15:39 PM PDT by FreeReign
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“This has shifted our thinking that the likelihood of a further Russian incursion is more probable than it was previously thought to be,”

Poland is calling up reserves. Others will soon follow. Putin is a new Stalin. Putin senses no opposition from a weakened leaderless America.

16 posted on 03/26/2014 6:16:03 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama came to ruin America. He is more like a new Damien.)
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This article by James Rupert at the Atlantic Council explains how/why Russia might take southern Ukraine
17 posted on 03/26/2014 6:17:08 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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It’s good that the media is reporting this since 0bungles doesn’t do intel briefings.


18 posted on 03/26/2014 6:17:29 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: no-to-illegals

Four days.


19 posted on 03/26/2014 6:18:21 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

yep ... don’t see it going any other way. I think putin has probably been invited into the area and knows there will be no resistance (imho). Hope I’m wrong cause this will put the entire area on full alert (imho).


20 posted on 03/26/2014 6:22:06 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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