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Consortium News [US finally has to make decisions that affect it too and is playing for time]UKRAINE CRISIS: US ‘Toolboxes’ Are EmptyScott Ritter, former US Marine Corps intelligence officer, serving in the Soviet Union as an inspector implementing the INF Treaty, on General Schwarzkopf’s staff during the Gulf War, and from 1991-1998 as a UN weapons inspectorAntiWarGodot Likely To Arrive Before Russia Invades UkraineRay McGovern, co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, and retired 27-year career CIA whose tasks included preparing and briefing The President’s Daily Brief and leading the Soviet Foreign Policy BranchRT Is the plan to bankrupt Russia working? (No.)Paul Robinson | Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of

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Consortium News [US finally has to make decisions that affect it too and is playing for time]
UKRAINE CRISIS: US ‘Toolboxes’ Are Empty
Scott Ritter, former US Marine Corps intelligence officer, serving in the Soviet Union as an inspector implementing the INF Treaty, on General Schwarzkopf’s staff during the Gulf War, and from 1991-1998 as a UN weapons inspector

AntiWar
Godot Likely To Arrive Before Russia Invades Ukraine
Ray McGovern, co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, and retired 27-year career CIA whose tasks included preparing and briefing The President’s Daily Brief and leading the Soviet Foreign Policy Branch

RT 
Is the plan to bankrupt Russia working? (No.)
Paul Robinson | Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa

CaitlinJohnstone.com
Lunatic Pundit Says It’s “All But Certain” We’re On The Cusp Of A Massive War With Russia (Ukrainian-born MSNBC commentator,  Lt. Col. (retired) Alexander Vindman– remember him? Yeah, a career officer that only made Lt. Col.)
Caitlin Johnstone
https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2022/01/22/lunatic-pundit-says-its-all-but-certain-were-on-the-cusp-of-a-massive-war-with-russia/
 
Sputnik International (stalling)
Moscow Says Received False Accusations From US Instead of Response to Security Guarantees (the US is accusing Russia of planning to invade Ukraine in order to avoid responding to Russian demands about security guarantees. The ploy is not going to work. Russia will act asymmetrically.)
https://sputniknews.com/20220122/moscow-says-received-false-accusations-from-us-instead-of-response-to-security-guarantees-1092448541.html

How US Weaponises NATO to Maintain Its Own Space Dominance & Deter Russia and China (neo-imperialism)
https://sputniknews.com/20220122/how-us-weaponises-nato-to-maintain-its-own-space-dominance--deter-russia-and-china-1092447085.html

Chief of German Navy Believes Crimea Will Never Come Back to Ukraine (realist)

https://sputniknews.com/20220122/chief-of-german-navy-believes-crimea-will-never-come-back-to-ukraine-1092446474.html

Middle East Eye (energy at a price)
US 'in talks' with Qatar over Europe gas supply if Russia invades Ukraine
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/us-qatar-europe-talks-natural-gas-supply-russia-invades-ukraine

TASS
Washington asks Russia to keep US response on security guarantees secret - paper (secret from you)
https://tass.com/world/1391787

Russia does not rule out military provocations from US, Kiev regime - diplomat (most likely is military provocation to elicit Russian response to blame Russia as the aggressor)

https://tass.com/politics/1391903

Politico (taste of asymmetry)
Biden’s new Ukraine quandary: What if Russia is outsourcing cyberattacks?
Maggie Miller
https://www.politico.com/news/2022/01/22/biden-ukraine-russia-belarus-cyberattacks-527638

Zero Hedge (reality setting it)
Kiev "Now In The Crosshairs" As Russia Moves Fighter Jets & S-400 Missiles Into Belarus: Pentagon
Tyler Durden
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/kiev-now-crosshairs-russia-moves-fighter-jets-s-400-missiles-belarus-pentagon

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