Well you should be. It's not just the unsettling events occuring in the Ukraine. With the other crackpot here in Asia, we too could have a major conflict right here on our doorstep.
will there be last minute peace deals?
I don't think so. Putin warned other countries that any attempt to interfere with the Russian action would lead to “consequences they have never seen.”
It's starting right now. Explosions in the capital.
Yeah, so I read this morning, that Russia has seized an airport and has begun shelling Ukrainian the capital. It is not what the world needs right now, what with China saying it will take Taiwan by force if necessary. Either or both actions could be the sparks to start WWIII.... conflict on both sides of the globe.
I am not scared yet. It would appear that in the future Russian troops may be right up to the border of Poland which is a NATO nation. If Putin decides to go after Poland than World War III would be on. If that happens kiss your ass goodbye because nukes come into play. Let's pray to God that doesn't happen.
I'm already scared and worried about the futures of my grandchildren, not to mention world peace and all the innocents who will be killed or displaced, even enslaved by the Russian lunatic.
Big question will China go after Taiwan. If they choose to invade, that would be parallel to Russia invading Poland, for the USA, I believe.
It think Xi is waiting to see the world's response to the russian invasion before deciding to take Taiwan by force. Sadly, there is little to nothing to oppose these actions, other than economic sanctions, and look at how that has not prevented Iran and North Korea from their nuclear ambitions.
Russia invading Poland(NATO) would be WW3. China invading Taiwan would be unopposed by the current regime in the USA. Putin wants to restore the old Russian empire, Xi wants the world. Currently they're are no world leaders with the brains or balls to do anything about it.
That's it exactly, there is not one world leader with the balls to stand up to these dictators. Other than economic sanctions there is no opposition to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and Russia is a big enough country to survive those economic restrictions.
As for Poland, it'll be all too late if Russia expands it's territorial claims there. With China pursuing it's own agenda in the East, the balance of power will have already shifted. The threat of nuclear retaliation if anyone interferes with Russia's agenda is what will deter other world leaders from launching military measures of their own to aid the Ukraine.
Sorry Starkers as my replies will not make you feel better or alleviate your worries, but i do understand War too well to sugar coat things. This will affect us all sooner or later in varying ways.
No need to apologise, I was pretty much aware that the situation would escalate, but I see no point in sending troops and equipment to the region if they are given no authority to act militarily. Putin is unfazed by the presence of Nato and other troops in close proximity, and the additional troops now pouring into the region will not deter him whatsoever.