Complete Media Confusion And A Russian Attack On A Wednesday
WASHINGTON - Russia is looking to attack on Wednesday as a target date a U.S. official reportedly told AP. Why Wednesday? We don't know. The mainstream media has been in a state of confusion, and it only seems to be getting worse the closer the world gets to a possible war.
Several countries, including the United States, Britain, Canada, Norway and Denmark have all put out alerts asking their citizens to evacuate Ukraine as soon as possible, including New Zealand.
Biden said "If a Russian attack on Ukraine precedes it is likely to begin with aerial bombing and missile attacks that could obviously kill civilians now with regard to their nationality".
"A subsequent ground invasion would involve the onslaught of a massive force with virtually no notice communications to arrange a departure could be severed and commercial transit halted. No one would be able to count on air or rail or road departures once military action got under way" saying repeatedly that an invasion could come any day now.
U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said that an invasion could come before the end of the Beijing Winter Olympics which is set to end on February 20th. When Russia invaded Donbass in 2014, they carried out the invasion just before the Winter Olympic Games had ended that year, which is partially why Washington is watching the time frame so closely this year.
"We believe he very well may give the final go order,' Sullivan said. 'It may well happen soon" Sullivan stated. "As we've said before, we are in the window when an invasion could begin at any time should Vladimir Putin decide to order it". He also added "We are not saying that a final decision has been taken by Putin".
Sullivan reiterated what Biden had said saying that an invasion would likely start with missile and air attacks on Ukraine which would then be followed by a ground offensive.
"Russia has all the forces it needs to conduct a major military action,' Sullivan said, adding, 'Russia could choose, in very short order, to commence a major military action against Ukraine" he stated.
Although Sullivan had said that he can't pinpoint a day or an hour that Russia will carry out an invasion on Ukraine, the AP news report indicates that Washington may have intel indicating that Russia intends to attack on a Wednesday.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated that "the hysteria of the White House is more indicative than ever. The Anglo-Saxons need a war. At any cost. Provocations, misinformation and threats are a favorite method of solving their own problems".
PBS reporter Nick Schifrin, along with other reporters from PBS had put out a tweet sayng "US officials anticipate a horrific, bloody campaign that begins with two days or aerial bombardment and electronic warfare, followed by an invasion, with the possible goal of regime change".
Host of PBS's Nightly Global Affairs program Christiane Amanpour had also tweeted "Official from a NATO ally tells me Pres Biden told them today the US does believe Vladimir Putin has decided to attack Ukraine. Next week".
However Sullivan denied the report as being accurate, saying "we are not saying I think the way that you've just characterized that I have not seen this PBS report yet but as you've characterized it, that does not capture the communication that we are making to our NATO allies nor what we understand internally".
White House Correspondent Jacqui Heinrich also tweeted after the initial report, "On WH denying reports Putin has decided to attack, diplomatic source tells me “There are some worrying signals that could lead you to believe a go-order has been given –but it cannot be confirmed. I would be a bit cautious because the information is imperfect, incomplete".
The White House has repeatedly out warnings telling Americans in Ukraine to get out of the country, saying get out now because the U.S. Military won't help rescue you if Russia invades and that the President will not be putting the lives of soldiers at risk by sending them in a war zone to rescue people who could have gotten out but chose not to.
"There is no prospect of a U.S. military evacuation in the event of a Russian invasion … The president will not be putting the lives of our men and women in uniform at risk by sending them into a war zone to rescue people who could have left now but chose not to" he added.
During an interview with NBC's Lester Holt, Holt asked what Biden's plans are toward American citizens who are in Ukraine and might be there during an invasion. He asked "What scenarios would you put American troops to rescue and get Americans out of there".
Biden replied "There's not, that's a world war where Russians and Americans start shooting at one another we're in a very different world then we've ever been in".
Holten asked "not even on behalf of simply evacuating Americans", and Biden responded with "No, how, how, how do you even do that. How do you even find them? This is not like, I'm hoping that if in fact he's foolish enough to go in, he's smart enough not to in fact do anything that would negatively impact on American citizens".
Meanwhile, Ukrainian General Oleksandr Syrskyi spoke to Australia's Sky News and stated they are ready and capable and we will not give up a single meter of Ukrainian land without a fight, and that if Russia were to invade Ukraine each meter of the land will be Flooded With Their Blood.