While the world focuses on the economic sham a.k.a. the G20, Russia is mustering up their forces in preparation to re-absorb Ukraine. Russia has been lusting over Ukraine since it separated from the former Soviet Union after the 1991 collapse. Ukraine is valuable because of it's proximity to the Black Sea. It also has a decent amount of natural resources. Tensions had risen to new highs after Russian naval forces captured several Ukrainian vessels near the Crimea area. Ukraine's government has apparently reaching out to other NATO nations for assistance. So far, it looks like their request for assistance has fallen on deaf ears. What complicated matters even more in Ukraine is that there are a few thousand Russian sympathizers who long for the gloomy days of the Iron Curtain. Whenever Russia decides to send their forces to invade Ukraine, NATO and the rest of the West will have no choice but to take action because if Russia can take Ukraine with ease, it's only a matter of time before they decide to start a recollection tour of all their former satellite nations during the Soviet/Communist era. Since the majority of Europe is current experiencing economic and social turmoil (because of the upcoming collapse of the E.U.) Russia may not have to worry about too much of a military resistance when they start re-establishing their former dominance throughout eastern Europe.
Meanwhile in the Police States of America, five officers are in hot water for various crimes. Amber Guyger, the Dallas police officer that killed Botham Jean in cold blood (while he was minding his own business in his OWN HOME) was indicted for murder this past Saturday. We know that in this day and age, the indictment of a police officer for committing murder doesn't mean much. I honestly was expecting Guyger to walk away scot-free. However, because Botham Jean's mother her legal team kept the heat on the Dallas police department and local government, they were able to get an indictment. Whenever the trial starts, expect the usual skullduggery: jury tampering, witness intimidation/elimination and corrupt judges. Guyger will walk as expected, and she will get another job at another police department and resume her career like nothing happened. In St. Louis, four police officers were arrested for assaulting one of their own. The victim was an undercover police officer who was participating in a local protest over ANOTHER police shooting and killing of a black man involved in a car chase. The four officers (Dustin Boone, Randy Hays, Christopher Myers and Bailey Colleta) were a part of a "civil disobedience" team that was there to keep the protesters under control in case things went sideways. The arrested officers went to the protest with the intent on cracking heads, kicking ass, and taking names. Because the level of police corruption is so ridiculous in St. Louis, the FBI had to step in and assist with the investigation. Sources claim that the four officers did everything in their power to cover up the assault of the officer by lying on their official testimony and threatening witnesses who were on the scene. Even though the DOJ is on the case, I'm not going to hold breath waiting for justice to be served. As I stated in my " The Best Criminals" article, these police officers operate by a different set of rules and answer to masters that we'll never see. As long as officers are protected by the blue line, they'll have the green light to commit as much murder and mayhem as they can get away with, and then some.