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Newspaper Wall Street Journal about the difficulties of US intelligence when tracking the situation in the Crimea

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Newspaper Wall Street Journal about the difficulties of US intelligence when tracking the situation in the Crimea



Russia was able to make it difficult for the United States to gather intelligence about the upcoming operation in the Crimea to such an extent that the secret services could not provide the administration of President Barack Obama with a sufficiently accurate tactical analysis, writes The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). In particular, the plan to seize the peninsula under control was not revealed with the help of the Russian troops already stationed there. According to the newspaper, American intelligence satellites recorded the concentration of Russian troops "at a distance of impact" from the Crimea, but the "wiretapping" of communications did not give the usual confirmation in the form of talks between Russian leaders, commanders or soldiers. According to the high-ranking source of the publication, Russia has purposefully ensured the secrecy of the operation, taking into account the peculiarities of the work of American intelligence services. "Despite the fact that we received a warning, we did not have enough information to understand exactly what would happen," said a source at WSJ.

The United States intends to urgently close this “information hole”, increasing the use of satellite constellation and increasing radio interception capabilities in Russia, Ukraine and the Baltic states, writes WSJ. Officials hope that a head-on increase in capacity will help the United States "get information about Putin’s plans before they are implemented," a newspaper source said, "we are working in a crisis mode." However, the leaders of the American intelligence services are afraid that Russian leaders will be able to close their communications in the future. The situation in the Obama administration is "nervous," says one of the sources of the WSJ, "this has never happened before."

The first evidence that Putin aimed at the Crimea, analysts and diplomats of the United States received in December 2013, writes WSJ. According to their then assessment, Moscow could take some measures to protect its interests in the Crimea in case of a deterioration of the situation. The European command of the US Armed Forces immediately asked the Pentagon to increase the surveillance of the Russian bases in the Crimea, but it did not show anything unusual. Now, US officials are inclined to believe that Russia secretly sent well-trained fighters to the Crimea in small groups, the newspaper writes, but intelligence analysts did not see this until the "capture" of the peninsula.

In early February, the US Ambassador to Ukraine Jeffrey Payette sent a group of observer diplomats to the Crimea. This mission did not give a lot of information, but it intensified concern in diplomatic circles: according to representatives of the Crimean Tatars and human rights activists, political groups of anti-Kiev orientation were created in the Crimea as a matter of urgency. But even then nothing pointed to the Russian “invasion,” diplomatic sources told the WSJ.

Fracture occurred 18 February after the outbreak of violence in Kiev; US intelligence began to seriously consider the option of Moscow’s military intervention in the event of a "sharp change of power" in Ukraine. The suspicions intensified on February 25, 4 the day before the "capture" of the Crimea, when the US military attache in Moscow was notified of a sudden test of the combat readiness of the Western, Central and Eastern military districts beginning February 26. Experts indicated that similar tactics were used in 2008 during the Russian-Georgian conflict. Satellite data showed a concentration of troops near the border with Ukraine. Within the Crimea, the Russian military observed “exceptional discipline” of radio communications. The US intelligence service didn’t intercept any evidence of capture preparation, WSJ reports.

February 26 director of the US National Security Agency (NSA) James Klapper reported to Obama and other senior officials that the purpose of Russia in Ukraine is the Crimea, and the Russian military are preparing for a lightning operation. But the intelligence services did not succeed in intercepting the relevant negotiations of representatives of the Russian authorities.

“We didn’t have anything like“ well, let's start, ”says one of the WSJ sources. According to him, accurate intelligence that "the Russian military captured strategic facilities in the Crimea," appeared only on February 27. By this time, Payette sent to Washington an urgent dispatch of Russian flags over the Crimean parliament building. The next morning, many strategic objects came under the control of armed people in the form of a Russian sample without signs of differences. 28 February, when Obama made a statement about the inadmissibility of violating the sovereignty of Ukraine, the Crimea was already under the control of Russian troops there, said a WSJ source in the intelligence services.

Pentagon sources told the newspaper that they eventually received a significant portion of operational information on Ukraine through the embassy in Kiev. To track the movement of Russian troops, the military attache and embassy staff phoned contacts at the border service and navy Ukraine - some said that they were already burning classified documents. The Russian military in Crimea, with whom American colleagues spoke, also did not provide the necessary information - some said that they themselves were not in the know. “It was a classic maskirovka,” a senior source told WSJ.
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  1. Denis
    Denis 26 March 2014 07: 34
    +51
    Good morning everyone!
    1. Tersky
      Tersky 26 March 2014 07: 37
      +28
      Quote: Denis
      Good morning everyone!

      And you are the same hi ! The competent authorities of the unrecognized Transnistria established the fact of flying around and taking video and photographing the territory of the republic using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the press service of the KGB PMR reports.

      As a result of the measures taken, the drone was shot down, and the KGB specialists restored and decrypted the video, established the type of equipment, methods of its use, and actual reconnaissance targets. Read completely here. They overslept in Crimea, in Transnistria they are trying to re-fly ... sorry there is no smile with a huge cookie, I would put in a dozen.
      1. domokl
        domokl 26 March 2014 07: 59
        +39
        It was a spit in the face of the American intelligence services ... They, as always, really hope for technology and absolutely do not want to work with their own heads ... Counterintelligence of the Russian Federation worked for all 100
        1. Tersky
          Tersky 26 March 2014 08: 21
          +33
          Quote: domokl
          It was a spit in the face of the American intelligence services ..

          Let them get used, it’s not for them to fight with the Bedouins ..
          1. domokl
            domokl 26 March 2014 10: 46
            +7
            Quote: Tersky
            Let them get used, it’s not for them to fight with the Bedouins ..

            They have known this for a long time ... It is just necessary to somehow justify their existence ... Russian cunning, and we, like, believed them lol
            1. gfs84
              gfs84 26 March 2014 13: 14
              +2
              I’m thinking that if it weren’t for the media, they would still not be aware that Crimea returned to Russia)))
          2. 222222
            222222 26 March 2014 11: 07
            +6
            Tersky SU Today, 08:21 ↑ New
            "Let them get used to it, it's not for them to fight the Bedouins .."
            .. and they don’t get used to it .. also in 1968 they slammed the entry of troops into Czechoslovakia .. When they entered, they earned ALL means of communication .. and the Yankees went crazy and did not understand the situation .. When they realized .. it was too late ..
        2. SSR
          SSR 26 March 2014 08: 41
          +9
          Quote: domokl
          It was a spit in the face of the American intelligence services ... They, as always, really hope for technology and absolutely do not want to work with their own heads ... Counterintelligence of the Russian Federation worked for all 100

          Well, now they (where much further) are going to ....
          Officials hope that frontal capacity growth will help the US "Get information about Putin's plans

          But as if their rear did not flinch with the increase in "frontal" power, they can give the slack and the rear will tremble.
          1. rolik
            rolik 26 March 2014 09: 14
            +4
            Quote: SSR
            But how would they have with an increase in "frontal" power

            This is probably a typo))))) We wanted to write - pubic power))))) Yes, they were shy))))))
          2. bif
            bif 26 March 2014 09: 57
            +10
            But as if their rear did not flinch with the increase in "frontal" power, they can give the slack and the rear will tremble.

            Interesting data from http://www.contrpost.com/index.php/80-ssha/18202-sanktsii-putina-popali-ne-v-bro
            vav-glaz
            "As you know, Europe and America are afraid of Putin's actions and make all sorts of intimidating statements about possible new sanctions. What scared them so? Scared, no matter how strange it may seem, the high training of Russian troops. We have already said in one of our articles that The United States cannot deploy up to 150 troops in three days and then capture a huge territory in two weeks without a single shot or loss among personnel.An interesting detail.According to rumors, recently relying on the results of a private conversation with some retired Russian (perhaps this there was one of the defectors), the Pentagon quoted the results of this conversation. So, in particular, it was said: "If the US army took Crimea, firstly it would not take it, and secondly it would not return home. For Russia, if I had to fight for the Crimea with the United States, Crimea would have been watered with blood again. And the more expensive it would have become to the Russian people. Putin will not give Crimea. "Somehow it is very harsh and short, but very correct ..."
            1. HAM
              HAM 26 March 2014 10: 35
              +9
              NOT ONLY PUTIN: THE PEOPLE WILL NOT GIVE CRIMEA !!! Let them remember.
          3. domokl
            domokl 26 March 2014 10: 49
            +3
            Quote: SSR

            But as if their rear did not flinch with the increase in "frontal" power, they can give the slack and the rear will tremble.

            A little late ... Putin has already called everything by their proper names .. And the Crimean crisis opened up most of the information providers from the Russian Federation. But most importantly, now you can quite legally shut off oxygen to especially zealous merchants of information ...
        3. Ezhaak
          Ezhaak 26 March 2014 10: 59
          +1
          Quote: domokl
          It was a spit in the face of American intelligence

          It was the special services that spat on themselves. There are people, there is a huge amount of technology and only no results. These are the special services. Nobody can work. Only talk is talking.
          1. Corsair0304
            Corsair0304 26 March 2014 12: 46
            +3
            There are specialists there and competent, which only does even more credit to our special services and the military, who in the modern world, with a glut of all sorts of spies / wiretaps, "make" an adversary. Let the fucking be ... from ours.
            The same thing, by the way, was when the landing march in Yugoslavia made and took control of a strategic airport.
          2. Corsair0304
            Corsair0304 26 March 2014 12: 55
            +3
            Quote: tanker75
            When I read, after the war, the Americans carried out a study, according to the number of signs in the orders, it turned out that the Japanese had the most, the longest orders, the Americans were somewhere in the middle, ours in the first place, the longest and shortest


            Here is a description of this study:
            “When analyzing the Second World War, Soviet military historians discovered a very interesting fact. Namely, in a sudden clash with Japanese forces, the Americans, as a rule, made decisions much faster and, as a result, even overwhelmed enemy forces won.
            Having studied this pattern, scientists came to the conclusion that the average word length for Americans is 5,2 characters, while for the Japanese 10,8 and, therefore, it takes 56% less time to issue orders, which plays an important role in a short battle. ..
            For the sake of interest, the scientists analyzed English speech, and it turned out that the word length in Russian is 7,2 characters per word (on average), but in practice the return of commands was faster.
            As a rule, in critical situations, the Russian-speaking command structure switched to profanity and the word length is reduced to ... 3,2 characters in the word. This is due to the fact that some phrases and even phrases are replaced by ONE word !!
            (There, for example, the phrase “32nd Fuck ... and therefore x ... yu!” - “32nd I order to immediately destroy the enemy tank firing at our positions” is given))
        4. nerd.su
          nerd.su 26 March 2014 16: 12
          0
          Quote: domokl
          . They, as always, really hope for technology and absolutely do not want to work with their own heads ... Counterintelligence of the Russian Federation worked at 100

          And by the way, where do we have Edward Snowden?
        5. biglow
          biglow 26 March 2014 19: 01
          0
          someone joked that good analysts in the US ended with the Cold War ... laughing
      2. Sunjar
        Sunjar 26 March 2014 08: 15
        +24
        "We are working in a crisis mode."

        And still they could not do nifiga. Now they need to merge the misinformation that Russia wants to annex, then Georgia, then Armenia, then Kazakhstan. Let them spend man-hours and billions of dollars figuring out the veracity of these intentions, and in view of their hysteria and inability to draw adequate conclusions at the moment, they immediately rush along with drones, satellites, special agents, diplomats, where Putin will tell you. Such trolling on the Russian gigantic scale.

        To track the movement of Russian troops, the military attache and embassy staff phoned contacts at the border service and the Navy of Ukraine - some said that they were already burning secret documents.

        Yeah awesome source. These blokes for green money will say that Stalin himself came to dispossess them. What does yesterday.
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      4. Egoza
        Egoza 26 March 2014 09: 11
        +7
        Quote: Tersky
        . sorry no smile with a huge cookie, a dozen would put in.

        + + + + + goodAnd they thought to find out everything on the phone !!!
      5. Duke
        Duke 26 March 2014 10: 05
        +5
        As we can, we work.
    2. Ross
      Ross 26 March 2014 09: 46
      +8
      Good preparation for the operation and Bravo Snowden, in time you arrived in Russia.
  2. Com T-64a
    Com T-64a 26 March 2014 07: 39
    +20
    Yes, it’s just that they don’t have such a concept in their culture-SHTIRLITS! Without this, they just won’t understand what patterns we need to work against us, lovers ... laughing
    1. Canep
      Canep 26 March 2014 08: 05
      +18
      Quote: Com. T-64a
      lovers ...
      Play recon. games with a professional Soviet-trained intelligence agent are more expensive for Americans. He is several moves ahead of them, they think that Putin will calm down and be afraid of sanctions. I am sure that in 25 days, when the petition gains 100000 votes, he will demand that the United States comply with laws and hold a referendum in Alaska, while the Americans (and they do not take it seriously now) think about what to do, in Ukraine there will be several attempts of terrorist attacks at nuclear facilities (I think Rivne and Khmelnytsky nuclear power plant) and this is an excellent reason for the introduction of troops and restoring order. And this will happen against the backdrop of litigation in Alaska. And I also think that a "sudden" check of the BG of the Northern and Pacific fleets in the region of Kamchatka and the Aleutian Islands will be carried out.
      1. Hamul
        Hamul 26 March 2014 10: 52
        +3
        Dear, not so far as 30 minutes ago, infa flashed on the KP radio that one island in Alaska was originally Irkutsk and never sold, since there were no rights to it))))))))
        1. Navy7981
          Navy7981 26 March 2014 12: 26
          0
          More precisely please - where to look?
          1. bif
            bif 28 March 2014 01: 39
            0
            Quote: Navy7981
            More precisely please - where to look?

            "The head of Yakutsk, Aisen Nikolaev, advocated the transfer of the Spruse Island, which is located off the coast of Alaska, to the Russian Orthodox Church. He sent a corresponding appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the heads of both chambers of parliament and the Foreign Ministry. the indisputable rights to the Spruce Island, the head of Yakutsk claims ... "There are many sources chosen by the first one that came across http://sob.ru/news/43971
        2. Navy7981
          Navy7981 26 March 2014 12: 26
          0
          More precisely please - where to look?
  3. mamont5
    mamont5 26 March 2014 07: 39
    +20
    "Russia purposefully ensured the secrecy of the operation, taking into account the specifics of the work of American intelligence services." Despite the fact that we received a warning, we did not have enough information to understand what exactly would happen. "
    Poor American intelligence. You can only feel sorry for them.

    "But the intelligence services were unable to intercept the corresponding negotiations of the representatives of the Russian authorities."
    , didn’t understand that ours used the flag semaphore.

    Here is more detailed: http://www.regnum.ru/news/polit/1782397.html

    "CIA Director John Brennan believed it would be prudent for Washington to be cautious given the fact that Russian policy in Crimea remains unpredictable for his agency's analysts."
    Still would! It’s not for their analysts to analyze us, the analyzer will break.
    1. pensioner
      pensioner 26 March 2014 07: 56
      +3
      Quote: mamont5
      Still would! It’s not for their analysts to analyze us, the analyzer will break.

      laughing good hi
    2. tanker75
      tanker75 26 March 2014 08: 33
      +5
      It seems to me that the ovs were tritely beaten by raising the alarm ZVO, switching all their attention there. They knew something was going to happen, and they thought our troops would be corny.
  4. Brother77
    Brother77 26 March 2014 07: 41
    +5
    Yes ... you are there in the United States with your intelligence
    1. Ezhaak
      Ezhaak 26 March 2014 11: 02
      0
      And it’s very liquid!
  5. Humpty
    Humpty 26 March 2014 07: 46
    +25
    American intelligence has clearly established that the Russian army is not harvesting diapers, colored peppy fax and dry closets. This tells them about the flagrant inability of the Russian army to take action.
    1. tanker75
      tanker75 26 March 2014 08: 34
      +13
      I remember how they said that there would be no invasion, since ours did not constrain medicine.
      They don’t know that niches could just forget it)
      1. Humpty
        Humpty 26 March 2014 08: 49
        +2
        Quote: tanker75
        I remember how they said that there would be no invasion, since ours did not constrain medicine.
        They don’t know that niches could just forget it)


        If they did not see, it does not mean that they did not take care of it.
        1. tanker75
          tanker75 26 March 2014 13: 39
          0
          I propose to conduct exercises of medical and medical units, separately from military exercises, let their brain break
  6. parus2nik
    parus2nik 26 March 2014 07: 50
    +6
    Somehow .. it didn’t work out well, overslept .. The CIA director does not want to resign ..? It’s unlikely to shoot ...
  7. Chifka
    Chifka 26 March 2014 07: 59
    +6
    As always, the radio interception of the Russians' communications was unsuccessful. The command for the assault on the radio "-Vasya, e ... not by that e ... th (pee-pee ... censorship) could not be deciphered by any encryptor in the world. And the inflatable tanks were finally useful.
    1. tanker75
      tanker75 26 March 2014 08: 37
      +3
      When I read, after the war, the Americans carried out a study, according to the number of signs in the orders, it turned out that the Japanese had the most, the longest orders, the Americans were somewhere in the middle, ours in the first place, the longest and shortest
      1. jjj
        jjj 26 March 2014 11: 35
        0
        If you believe the satirist Mikhail Zadornov, then our authorized teams are in second place. But who uses the charter teams
  8. shibi
    shibi 26 March 2014 08: 04
    +4
    What can I say about the State Department intelligence FIRES, DRINKS - EVERYTHING IS NORMAL ... ABOUT ** ALI'S CAPITAL !!
  9. Good
    Good 26 March 2014 08: 05
    +4
    Not all the same, you quietly do dirty tricks ...
  10. kmike
    kmike 26 March 2014 08: 06
    +8
    Lately, American intelligence has only been able to intercept calls and SMS; for more, it no longer has the strength or ability to take even the famous American intelligence officer James Blond, his look alone speaks about everything.
  11. shibi
    shibi 26 March 2014 08: 09
    +9
    Quote: kmike
    Lately, American intelligence has only been able to intercept calls and SMS; for more, it no longer has the strength or ability to take even the famous American intelligence officer James Blond, his look alone speaks about everything.

    And our old-fashioned dispatches are sent on paper, so all the technical intelligence is just a bit after the fact crying
  12. raketnik
    raketnik 26 March 2014 08: 36
    +5
    Well, negotiations on TA 57 are difficult to intercept and then you also need to understand the army spoken language
    1. Weniamin
      Weniamin 26 March 2014 09: 33
      0
      army spoken language

      That's for sure. This is a mystery to them for seven seals.
  13. ed65b
    ed65b 26 March 2014 08: 46
    +9
    James Bond has taken a lap. They assumed that it would be like under Bakatin. knock knock knock, let me report, we are going to attack Crimea in two days, here are the cards, passwords, appearances and my mobile phone, call do not be shy at any time, I will answer all your questions. if that is not clear, the CAM Supreme is on the phone. Well, not ? laughing fool
  14. Grenz
    Grenz 26 March 2014 08: 48
    +12
    Would Serdyukov Minister - everyone would know. And no encryption would help.
    I remember how Berezovsky infu Dudaev merged, Shevarnadze on Afghanistan Masud.
    Thank God, even today we can conclude that the "friends of Europe" in our General Staff have disappeared. It would be nice forever.
  15. Serbor
    Serbor 26 March 2014 08: 50
    +3
    Well done! It worked well. But do not underestimate "our Western cripples." Technically, they are still much better equipped than ours. We can win by making non-standard decisions (as in preference with a computer, when you do non-standard demolition on a dubious minuscule - you never catch).
  16. kaa1977
    kaa1977 26 March 2014 08: 54
    +4
    Well, either no one was preparing for anything, such as capturing the Crimea. Or there is still gunpowder in the flasks. And Kuzkina’s mother will still show where the crayfish hibernate.
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 26 March 2014 09: 17
      +8
      Quote: kaa1977
      Well, either no one was preparing for anything, such as capturing the Crimea.

      And what did they capture Crimea? belay "I'm not guilty! He came himself !!!" laughing
  17. darksoul
    darksoul 26 March 2014 09: 02
    +2
    Well, the Americans are scouts, this is not for you to fight with biduins, but for good good network equipment you have to do your own, because they will snoop around the network, scouts x ... you
  18. Ivan Tucha
    Ivan Tucha 26 March 2014 09: 07
    +3
    It's just that, in addition to electronic and other communications, everything is in envelopes with messengers, so the poor fellows screwed up. As my battalion commander once said: "... we don't care about their electronic warfare means, we have everything on light bulbs."
    Although, of course, in the sense of communication, we lag behind.
  19. Stiletto
    Stiletto 26 March 2014 09: 07
    0
    It wasn’t just maskirovka, here we are Matrastan nae ... li, and, in addition to wiping off this fact, they don’t have to do anything else.
  20. avia12005
    avia12005 26 March 2014 09: 12
    +2
    Why have they not informed Obama that all plumbers in the White House and the Capitol are agents of the GRU of the Russian Federation? Again, the American intelligence services do not catch mice ...
  21. vinc
    vinc 26 March 2014 09: 13
    +2
    "Polite people" well, how not polite, but they were poor waiting, hoping. IN YOU THEM THERE.
  22. Good cat
    Good cat 26 March 2014 09: 24
    +1
    Yeah, they forgot to inform them by registered mail)))
  23. ochakow703
    ochakow703 26 March 2014 09: 57
    0
    How is their address? It is necessary to send a secret parcel to a white hut, with a package of diapers.
  24. igor.borov775
    igor.borov775 26 March 2014 10: 01
    0
    Quote: Egoza
    And they thought to find out everything on the phone !!

    Of course, dear, how else if they everywhere had their own, It strikes me differently as the owner of the bank could become the Minister of Internal Affairs under Yanuk, and had shoulder straps or after he acquired it, The poor police and the general general, the banker, do not fit into any frameworks, Is history they didn’t read the last days of the Russian Empire, or simply spat, but in vain, Bankers took control of state structures and ruined the Empire. Yes, and the recent history of Russia has this experience, we had bankers who called Semibankirshchina they almost ruined the country, and they know how to do it, don’t go to mom, History if you don’t know her, it is repeated at another time and other methods are bad
  25. Klepa
    Klepa 26 March 2014 10: 01
    +2
    From inotv:
    “American spies, the newspaper notes, do not have the opportunity to listen to Putin’s mobile phone, simply because, as the Russian president himself admitted, he doesn’t use it. The Russian leader also cannot be called a“ man of the Internet era, ”moreover, he has long ridiculed the World Time reminds that recently he said the following: "I rarely look where you seem to live - this Internet."

    No matter how old-fashioned this statement may sound, it is the result of a long-established habit of Vladimir Putin, the author writes. Thanks to her, the Russian president has become "a very difficult target for foreign spies." Unlike German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose phone has been tapped by the American NSA for years, Putin does not send text messages. He has no pages on social networks. According to Time, he learns the news from his intelligence services.

    Back in 2005, at the beginning of his second presidential term, he declared: “If I had a mobile phone, he would never stop calling. Also, if the phone rings at home, I never pick up the phone. ” The author notes that it is surprising to hear this from the leader of the state, where the number of active phones exceeds the number of inhabitants of the country, and there are more Internet users than in any other European country.

    However, as the newspaper writes, Putin's technophobia is part of a long-standing Russian tradition, which "is firmly rooted in the national consciousness after a century of living in an industrial police state." In Soviet times, journalist Simon Schuster notes, wiretapping, which was practiced by "Putin's alma mater," the KGB, made the phrase popular: "This is not a telephone conversation." wassat
    1. vinc
      vinc 26 March 2014 11: 09
      0
      At least we had the mind to realize that not everything can be talked on the phone. And the Americans with their Europe are still flying in the clouds (we have a democracy, we can’t have this)
    2. Coffee_time
      Coffee_time 26 March 2014 11: 55
      +2
      Oddly enough for the United States, we have reports on special operations written on paper by hand, so that there is no temptation such as Snowden, I think it’s right, I’ll not be able to write at least for one
    3. Black
      Black 26 March 2014 12: 22
      0
      Quote: Klepa
      Putin does not send text messages. He has no pages on social networks.


      Gosha!!! And in Odnoklassniki not? crying
      And he doesn’t write to twitter? recourse

      In fact .... Respect to ours! Amazingly performed operation - from start to finish !!!
      Now the Star on the Marshal’s chest does not bother me.
  26. Andrey SPB
    Andrey SPB 26 March 2014 10: 07
    +2
    Able when they need .. !!!
  27. vomag
    vomag 26 March 2014 10: 08
    +2
    Yes, I can’t wait when Obama is informed that in Washington and in all states many strategic objects have come under the control of armed people in the form of a Russian model without insignia ......
  28. andrey682006
    andrey682006 26 March 2014 10: 09
    0
    IMHO, the border guards of Ukraine in Kerch were blocked, controls were suppressed / eliminated.
    And carry through the strait whom you want with all kinds of little boats ...
    Well, no one would check the flights of Sevastopol - Novorossiysk even with border guards ...

    “It was a classic maskirovka,” a senior source told WSJ.


    laughing
  29. Sigismund
    Sigismund 26 March 2014 10: 34
    +1
    And what did they want, having thrust the pole into the den, a "Russian bear"? That he would apologize and start crying? Gentlemen, Bismarck warned you, “do not disturb the Russian bear.” Well done, Crimeans! And here we are.
  30. La xnumx
    La xnumx 26 March 2014 10: 35
    +1
    You can be proud of ours. Now their actions will be included in textbooks on tactics and strategy.
  31. A1L9E4K9S
    A1L9E4K9S 26 March 2014 10: 36
    +1
    Distracting maneuver and strike where they are not waiting. Divorced suckers, GOOD FELLOWS.
  32. La xnumx
    La xnumx 26 March 2014 10: 40
    +1
    “It was a classic maskirovka,” a senior source told WSJ.
    laughing
    No sir, it's just your p-dec who sneaked up unnoticed!
  33. Dmitry 2246
    Dmitry 2246 26 March 2014 11: 08
    0
    The restless Russian "public organizations" worked: Cossacks, BB, "sailors", "paratroopers", etc. They showed high skill, morale and the fact that they never come to us and they remember a submachine gun.
    I suppose that the work to protect the Russian population in Ukraine is being carried out by our public continuously and almost free of charge, which is the main problem of state intelligence, since the "visa" does not track the movement of the "personal data" of our military.
  34. fisherman
    fisherman 26 March 2014 11: 09
    +1
    American spies, the newspaper notes, have no way to listen to Putin’s mobile phone.
    1. werewolf
      werewolf 26 March 2014 12: 18
      +5
      RUSSIAN MAIL .... it is impossible to track the parcel .... but they wanted to track the letter !!!!! .... WRONG
  35. tolancop
    tolancop 26 March 2014 11: 44
    +1
    I don’t know whether Amer’s intelligence overslept Russia's plans or not, but an article in a foreign magazine looks like preparation for asking to throw some money on reconnaissance.
  36. Coffee_time
    Coffee_time 26 March 2014 12: 03
    +1
    “We didn’t have anything like“ well, we’re starting, ”says a WSJ source.

    Ahaha, this phrase just killed me, they do not know our vocabulary and are still trying to follow and analyze. Then remember the perky "well, you stupid ..".
    Oh yeah, they don’t study history when an offensive was planned in the Great Patriotic War in Belarus, there was also a radio silence and covert movement of troops, then everything was masked for a day, the plane flew and checked whether the pennant was visible or not visible. The film series was shown on TV. There is a similar tactic. So they themselves erase the story and teach them nothing.
  37. olegkrava
    olegkrava 26 March 2014 12: 03
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    Quote: kmike
    Lately, American intelligence has only been engaged in intercepting calls and SMS, for which it no longer has the strength or ability.

    So they don’t have a TA-57, it’s the most protected iPhone in the world, it’s even hard to break it, but if you throw it, it will damage the armored personnel carrier.
  38. w2000
    w2000 26 March 2014 12: 17
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    The Americans are accustomed to the fact that they have all orders and information transmitted through electronic channels. They are unaware that in Russia directives and combat orders can be communicated to commanders in writing in sealed envelopes, handed from hand to hand personally. Covert movement or deployment of troops occurs according to pre-planned scenarios in conditions of complete radio silence. Polite people did not need to infiltrate into Crimea in small groups dressed in civilian clothes, because several large landing ships were unloaded in Sevastopol, which accommodate 30-40 "Tigers" and not 225 paratroopers (according to the passport), but 500-600, if in overload (sail from Novorossiysk to Sevastopol - sing two songs).
  39. brainkiller
    brainkiller 26 March 2014 12: 22
    +1
    Quote: tanker75
    They don’t know that niches could just forget it)

    BGG is unaware that almost all diseases can be treated by the company assistant appointed by the commander =)))
  40. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 26 March 2014 12: 46
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    When did the KGB KIA win? tongue
  41. DMoroz
    DMoroz 26 March 2014 12: 52
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    I don’t remember verbatim the author’s quote, but something like this: Do not fight with the Russians for any of your preparatory actions will be useless due to the unpredictability of the enemy’s actions
    1. Not served
      Not served 26 March 2014 14: 51
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      This is a Bismarck phrase.
  42. Papania
    Papania 26 March 2014 13: 10
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    If this is true, then I’m happy for ours, at least we learned something.
  43. Alexgs
    Alexgs 26 March 2014 13: 11
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    - Mattress - see gopher?
    - No...
    - So I do not see. But he is! wassat
  44. sv68
    sv68 26 March 2014 13: 35
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    But they know how when they want, they confess that they crap on the ears. laughing laughing
  45. Vyacheslav 64
    Vyacheslav 64 26 March 2014 14: 01
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    Yes, they didn’t have time to land the troops :)
  46. Aleksandr68
    Aleksandr68 26 March 2014 14: 24
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    When I read, after the war, the Americans carried out a study, according to the number of signs in the orders, it turned out that the Japanese had the most, the longest orders, the Americans were somewhere in the middle, ours in the first place, the longest and shortestmaybe all orders on abusive were given?
  47. vasyliy1
    vasyliy1 26 March 2014 15: 38
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    Look Americans do not blink and as our diplomats say, observe Alaska, otherwise we will leak into small groups there!
  48. Chever
    Chever 26 March 2014 19: 15
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    I sometimes get the impression that Western intelligence agencies take important information at the grandmothers on the bench from some weapons and political communities on / on VKontakte, for example, but they don’t get it themselves ... laughing wassat