Hard to believe anyone could be stupid enough to start a war over Ukraine, but the Biden administration keeps setting new lows in stupidity. From Paul Craig Roberts at paulcraigroberts.org:
In 2022 two issues will come to a head: One is whether Western peoples can fight off the effort to destroy their civil liberty behind a smokescreen of an orchestrated “Covid pandemic.” If not, they will become residents of police states.
The other is whether the West has the intelligence to accommodate Russia’s legitimate security concerns. If not, at the least American power will be broken and at worse life in the Western world will end in nuclear war.
As the Old Year Closes, War Awaits Us in the New Year
https://ria.ru/20211221/ukraina-1764715058.html (machine translation)
Defense Minister Shoigu: American PMCs are preparing a provocation with chemical weapons in Donbass
13:57 12.21.2021 (updated: 15:05 12.21.2021)
Shoigu announced the preparation by the United States of a provocation with chemical weapons in the east of Ukraine.
MOSCOW, December 21 – RIA Novosti. private military companies (PMCs) US located in the Donetsk region are preparing a provocation with chemicals in eastern Ukraine , said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu .
“To commit provocations in the cities of Avdiivka and Krasny, Liman Tanks with unidentified chemical components have been delivered,” Shoigu said at an expanded meeting of the Defense Ministry board with the participation of President Vladimir Putin .
According to the ministry, about 120 representatives of American PMCs who train Ukrainian special forces arrived in the region.