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Russian invasion means WWIII ‘probably has already begun’

The Russian invasion of Ukraine means World War III “is probably already here,” according to billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman.

“In January 2020 I was having nightmares about the potential for a pandemic but everyone seemed to think I was crazy. I’m having similar nightmares now,” Ackman tweeted on Saturday.

He added: “World War III has probably already begun, but we have been slow to recognize it.”

Ackman, last week urging US troops to prepare for combat, said there was “much more we can do before entering a hot war with Russia.”

He said the US could “stop the absurdity of buying oil from Russia and funding the war, [and] Europe could follow suit as soon as demand for gas falls in the spring.”

Ackman called on Washington and European governments to equip Ukraine with advanced weapons and precise intelligence.

“Ukrainians with the right weapons and resources have proven they have what it takes to win the war unless and until Putin goes nuclear,” he said.

Last week, Ackman urged US troops to be ready to be sent into battle.
Last week, Ackman urged US troops to be ready to be sent into battle.
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“Our reason for not doing more seems to be our fear of provoking Putin.”

Ackman added, “However, we have already provoked Putin by giving the Ukrainians the weapons that will allow them to succeed in this war.”

He branded Putin a “madman” who was allowed to “occupy Georgia and Crimea with little resistance.”

“And his ambitions only grew because we didn’t do anything to stop him,” Ackman tweeted.

“Now let him take Ukraine? We are in the early innings of Putin’s global aspirations. With every ‘win’ he is encouraged to take more.”

Ackman tweeted that it was a mistake for NATO countries to be deterred from military action because of Russia’s nuclear arsenal.

“What are we going to do then? [Putin] want more?” asked Ackman.

“The nuclear threat is no different when it takes its next country, whether it’s part of NATO or not, and until then we’re strategically worse off.”

Ackman called on the US and the European Union to provide Ukraine with advanced weapons.
Ackman called on the US and the European Union to provide Ukraine with advanced weapons.
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Billionaire hedge fund investor Bill Ackman says Russia's invasion of Ukraine means World War III "has probably already started."
Billionaire hedge fund investor Bill Ackman says Russia’s invasion of Ukraine means World War III “probably has already begun.”
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President Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg have already ruled out ground-based troops or enforcing a no-fly zone over Ukraine.

But Biden has promised to defend “every inch of NATO country territory with the full force of our collective might.”

Ackman tweeted: “By setting a hard line solely on the basis of NATO membership, this does not give Putin carte blanche to invade Sweden, Finland, Cyprus, Ireland, Austria, Malta and Switzerland, as well as the rest of the former Soviet Union and to subdue them ?”

The billionaire tweeted that China was in a unique position to use its influence and end the crisis in Ukraine.

Ackman said the US and EU were wrong in allowing Russia to occupy Crimea and parts of Georgia.
Ackman said the US and EU were wrong in allowing Russia to occupy Crimea and parts of Georgia.
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“The only optimistic way I can see out of this war is for China to step in and negotiate a real ceasefire and settlement,” he said.

“In the agreement, Ukrainians could agree that they will never join NATO. Russia, in turn, can withdraw and reverse the sanctions.”

Ackman added: “Putin probably respects and fears China.”

“China can assert itself on the world stage by helping resolve this crisis. Time is running out before many more 18-month-olds die.”

https://nypost.com/2022/03/07/bill-ackman-russian-invasion-means-wwiii-likely-already-started/ Russian invasion means WWIII ‘probably has already begun’

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