If Anyone Doubts That America Is On The Verge Of A Two-Front War, They May Be Naive

20 02 2022

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

Some of us have lived through multiple wars, beginning with World War II—albeit we were babies or little kids then—followed by the Korean War, Vietnam, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and miscellaneous conflicts globally.  Some of us served in the American military at the Pentagon, and worked on Capitol Hill; and we have accumulated some experience with respect to how Washington and other global power centers function.[2]  Some have even followed Vladimir Putin’s rise to power as a young KGB officer in the DDR, or East Germany, which was one of the most repressive regimes in the former Soviet Union’s orbit.[3]

Putin was trained as a killer; and if he has any obsessions, they are to stay alive and stay in power.  And if he is beholden to anyone, it is to Xi Jinping and China’s other “masters,” whose goal is global domination by the end of this decade.  When Putin dies, Putinism is likely to die with him.  Between now and then, he will wield Russia’s military and strategic power like a “chess master.”  In a sense, he is acting as China’s surrogate by moving against Ukraine, while its leaders sit back and gauge American responses before they move on Taiwan and elsewhere globally.

In another sense, Putin is to China’s authoritarian leadership what Italy’s Benito Mussolini was to Adolf Hitler: playing “second fiddle” to someone who came very close to conquering much of the world.  Yes, Mussolini was a buffoon in many ways, and he and his mistress were hanged by the Italian people, but many died because of him.  Putin is not Mussolini; and his rise to power has been calculated and brilliant.  But on some level, he realizes that his time will pass, and that China is his future.

Both Putin and China’s leaders believe that Joe Biden is “mentally-challenged”—to be kind—and that Kamala Harris is even worse, and standing in the wings waiting for Biden to “croak.”[4]  In a sense, now is the opportune time to move on Ukraine, Taiwan and elsewhere, while incompetents run the United States.  Will this window of opportunity close if the Democrats suffer staggering election defeats in November?  Perhaps, but China’s goals are long term, while Putin’s perspective is much shorter.

America’s crushing defeat and humiliation in Afghanistan sent critical signals to our allies and adversaries globally that the Biden-Harris presidency was pathetically weak, if not doomed.  In Europe, our NATO allies were stunned; and the same has been true of our other alliances around the world.  If they could not trust the United States anymore, why risk confrontations with our enemies, especially China and Russia.[5]  And by hosting the Winter Olympics, China’s leadership “bought time” to see how Putin and the United States would respond to a “manufactured crisis” in Ukraine.  This too was brilliant.

If America would not go to war to “save” Ukraine, why would it go to war to save Taiwan from China’s grasp?  Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukraine’s President, has warned Kamala Harris that economic sanctions must be imposed against Russia before any invasion begins, but reportedly he was rebuffed.  Vitali Klitschko, a former professional boxer who is the Mayor of Kyiv—Ukraine’s largest city—may become a target of Putin for having railed against Russia’s aggression.[6]  After all, Ukraine’s former President Viktor Yushchenko was subjected to dioxin poisoning and disfigurement at the behest of Putin’s operatives.[7]

And no one should forget that Putin left the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing to launch his aggression against Georgia.  Then, he left the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and launched his aggression against Crimea and the rest of Ukraine.  Also, the world must never forget that in addition to downing Malaysia Airlines Flight 17—and killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board—Putin killed Alexander Litvinenko and countless others.[8]

Russia spans nine time zones and includes 160 ethnic groups that speak an estimated 100 languages.  It is by no means monolithic, and may crumble “overnight.”  Once Putin is gone, Russia may be dismembered—never to rise again—with China taking part (e.g., Siberia, which it covets) and the rest becoming independent states like the former Yugoslavia.  Between now and then, many may die because of Putin, unless he is terminated.

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© 2022, Timothy D. Naegele

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[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6  and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/accomplishments/  He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service). Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/articles/ and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/articles/), and studied photography with Ansel Adams.  He can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[2]  See supra n.1.

[3]  See, e.g.https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/29/the-death-of-putin-and-russia-the-final-chapter-of-the-cold-war/ (“The Death Of Putin And Russia: The Final Chapter Of The Cold War”); see also https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2022/01/27/ (“Will Putin Seize Ukraine, And If So When?”)

[4]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2020/08/08/biden-is-brain-dead/ (“Biden Is Brain Dead”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2020/08/11/brain-dead-joe-biden-has-picked-willie-browns-ho-as-our-next-president/ (“Brain Dead Joe Biden Has Picked Willie Brown’s Ho As Our Next President”)

[5]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2021/08/15/the-tragedy-of-afghanistan/ (“The Tragedy Of Afghanistan”)

[6]  See, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitali_Klitschko (“Vitali Klitschko”)

[7]  See, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Yushchenko#TCDD_poisoning

[8]  See supra n.3.


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21 02 2022
H. Craig Bradley

PUTIN IS NO SHORT TIMER OR OLD TIMER

Better prepare for the reality that Putin is long lived and has at least 10 more years, unless of course, he catches Covid and dies unexpectedly. Anything is possible but more likely, Biden becomes incapacitated and dies before Putin, leaving us with President Kamala.

Absent divine intervention, Putin is going to be around for a long while and has quite a bit of time to decide when and how he is going to fight. Putin fights on HIS terms, not ours. He therefore has the upper hand for the time being. We may later pay him back, but only if we survive the onslaughts that we should expect from all quarters for the next few years at least.

So, I do not see Putin making a direct attack using traditional military tactics. Nobody fights territorial wars any longer. Occupation is a no-go. So, Its going to be small skirmishes and subterfuge using his proxies to do his dirty work, allowing Putin to claim he had no knowledge of what happened. In the meantime, Biden and the Democrats of the ‘Deep State’ will proceed to weaken and further destroy our Constitutional Republic from within. What can anybody do about it? Very little. Nobody really cares all that much anyway. We are adrift and sharks are in the water.

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21 02 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Craig.

Your first paragraph is frightening, albeit quite possible. What seems clear is that Putin could eat Biden’s lunch, and he knows it. He appears to be playing with Biden, like a cat plays with a mouse.

Regarding your second paragraph, I believe in Divine Intervention, but believe too that we must help the process along.

Putin will act decisively. He has gone too far, and nothing is stopping him presently.

On some level, he may consider himself the best of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. He must be stopped, and terminated, like Hitler before him.

With respect to our great nation’s future, changes are occurring now, and will continue in earnest with our November elections, as the Democrats are thrown out of power, so I believe.

Lastly, during these troubled times, the United Nations is totally irrelevant.

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21 02 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://shar.es/aWQwfR (“If Ukraine Goes So Will Taiwan”)

My article was posted before the video above, in which former Clinton advisor and political pundit Dick Morris reaches the same conclusion about at least a “two-front war.”

See also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10535295/US-warns-Putin-crush-Ukraine-chance-diplomacy-diminishing-hour.html (“US troops are pictured in Poland as intelligence warns Putin will ‘crush’ Ukraine with two weeks of rocket attacks, street fighting and hunt for Zelensky supporters: Putin says negotiations with West are at a ‘dead end'”)

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21 02 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10536311/Biden-phones-Zelensky-gathers-National-Security-team-Putin-speech.html (“Putin orders ‘peacekeeping forces’ into two pro-Russian regions in eastern Ukraine after Biden hit them with sanctions: Vlad says Ukraine ‘is a US colony with a puppet regime that could soon have WMD'”)

Brain Dead Joe’s response to Russia’s KGB-trained cold-blooded killer Vladimir Putin is weak and pathetic, and invites the tragic invasion of Ukraine, and countless deaths.

Putin learned his craft of killing in the DDR, or East Germany, and is as vicious as Hitler or Stalin, and may be their alter ego or heir. This must never be forgotten.

Will Putin use Babi Yar-like killing techniques in Ukraine?

See https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babi_Yar (“Babi Yar”)

China may be emboldened to attack Taiwan savagely; and Americans may be faced with a two-front war.

Has World War III begun in earnest? Is this what Biden, Harris, Pelosi, Schumer and the Democrats have given to the United States and the American people?

Will we survive?

See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2022/02/12/could-the-united-states-fight-and-win-world-war-ii-again/ (“Could The United States Fight And Win World War II Again?”); see also https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-eastern-ukraine-life-under-russian-shelling-becomes-untenable-for-many-11645447028 (“In Eastern Ukraine, Life Under Shelling by Russian-Backed Forces Becomes Untenable for Many”)

Also, the attacks on us by Putin and/or China have begun already — in addition to China’s Coronavirus:

“Officials who suffered ‘Havana Syndrome’ symptoms discuss experiences,” https://mol.im/a/10536817

Lastly, no environmentalist should ever forget that Putin’s USSR gave Chernobyl to the world in Ukraine already:

See, e.g., https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_disaster (“Chernobyl disaster”)

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9 03 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://finance.yahoo.com/news/could-happen-china-invaded-taiwan-222333836.html (“Here’s What Could Happen If China Invaded Taiwan (Repeat)”)

This article is worth reading, because it underscores why Vladimir Putin must be laid to rest, like Adolf Hitler before him ASAP.

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