RUSSIA INVADES POLAND!
Communist forces seize Warsaw as Russian army rolls west
NATO rallies forces in Germany, vows to "evict" invader
January 2, 2010
WARSAW, POLAND -- Shortly before dawn on Jan. 1, massive numbers of
Russian armored forces rolled across the border in the Ukraine into southern Poland, smashing through local defensive positions held by
units of the Free Polish Army. Russian forces were estimated to consist
of some eight or ten divisions, mostly armored, supported by a massive artillery corps as well as air and attack helicopter support.
The invasion began only hours after Russian special forces launched multiple attacks in Iceland, the UK and Norway (see previous ENN edition), giving the impression that they were all part of a well-planned, coordinated effort.
US President Alec Baldwin immediately denounced Russia as a belligerent aggressor and called for a declaration of war by Congress in support of its obligations under Article 8 of the NATO treaty. The declaration was passed unanimously within a hours, with similar declarations being passed in Norway, Iceland and the UK. Other NATO members began to follow suit a short time later, although France still appears to be holding out.
According to officials in Moscow, however, the massive advance of Russian armies into Poland should not be considered an invasion but rather a "liberation effort" whose purpose was to "rescue the legitimately elected government of Poland and save the Communist cause in its cradle." While the pro-Russian, Communist government was elected to power last Fall, many people in Poland have been disputing its legitimacy on the basis of shadowy election results and have been threatening its overthrow. The dispute led to civil war that has caused the Polish Army to split in half, with the rebel faction forming the Free Polish Army (FPA) and the other half supporting the new regime.
Massive artillery assault begins
At about 5:00, a combination of heavy air and artillery pounded FPA
positions guarding the Polish border, shattering them within hours. By 6:00, the few battalions that remained withdrew in panic and
disarray, as the first of Russia's tank regiments crossed the border. Only spotty
and generally ineffective resistance was offered after that, as the Russian juggernaut consisting of one shock army and one tank army
overran all local garrisons on its way west toward Warsaw.
Meanwhile, to the south, airmobile units from the Multinational Division under Eurocorps command had begun a rapid deployment into southwestern Poland, as assault troops were ferried by helos to the city of Leszno and other locations some 75 miles east of the German border.
Russian Paratroopers drop in western Poland
One being State of War.) as we did not know when exactly Russia might
become fully hostile." The Supreme Commander hastened to defend the credentials of the Joint Chiefs planning staff, however. "They had been
previously responsible for detecting trouble in Croatia, Egypt and other
locations where war might have taken place. If it weren't for them we might be facing a two or even three-front war right now.
Unfortunately, they were a bit slow off the mark recognizing the threat
in Poland," he admitted.
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