To the surprise of many, voices of sanity are finally beginning to break through in the rigid media atmosphere in Poland as it relates to the war in Ukraine. In a country that has been at the forefront of supporting the regime in Kiev and where state institutions do not shy away from vigorously prosecuting infringements on the official propaganda line, whereby Moscow is the Evil Empire, Vladimir Putin is Adolf Hitler and Volodymyr Zelensky is (who else?) Winston Churchill, such a change in tone coming from representatives of the Polish military elites is indicative of a turning point. What is more, these are not the premonitions of some antiwar dissidents, but of the crème de la crème of the Polish military elites.
During a strategic debate at the presidential National Security Office, General Rajmund Andrzejczak, Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces, made clear his pessimistic assessment of the effects of Western efforts aimed at strengthening Ukraine’s hand on the battlefield. After pointing out that, “war was, is, and there is no indication that it will be otherwise, a policy, and it has an essential number of economic factors in its determinants: finance, infrastructure issues, social issues, technology, food production, and a whole set of issues that need to be put into this box to understand this war, he stressed”, Andrzejczak went on to observe that Russia will not be running out of resources to prosecute the Special Military Operation anytime soon. “Those financial instruments it [Russia] had before the war, the dynamics of spending and the effectiveness of sanctions or the whole complex economic situation indicate that Russia will have the money for the war” – Andrzejczak stated.
Ukraine, on the other hand, according to the General, “has huge financial problems.” He noted that there is no indication in the near future that Ukrainians who fled the war will return home and begin the process of rebuilding their country. Andrzejczak states that as a soldier he considers it his duty to tell it like it is. “We simply don’t have the ammunition. The industry is not ready not only to send equipment to Ukraine, but also to replenish our stocks, which are melting. This awareness is not the same as it is here on the Vistula, and this absolutely must be communicated, without anesthesia, to everyone and in all forums where it is possible, which I am doing” – Andrzejczak pointed out.
Of course, Andrzejczak, while making these observations, still wants NATO’s proxy war against Russia to continue and he obviously prefers to see a Ukrainian victory, but as a report in Zububrothers points out: “Nobody should therefore doubt Andrzejczak’s intentions or suspect that he’s a so-called ‘Russian agent’ since he sincerely wants the West to win its proxy war with Russia in Ukraine, but he’s also very worried that it might lose unless his side acknowledges the unpopular truths that he just shared.”
This is a welcome development, such obvious and yet unpopular truths up until a few weeks back were, in the current Polish media atmosphere, considered to be Russian propaganda. Any such observations were always met by angry reactions on par with the recent cringeworthy and absurd words of the Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, who in an interview with BBC assured the audience that that a war between Russia and NATO would end in Moscow’s defeat. How Morawiecki imagines such a scenario considering the blunt words of Poland’s top general about the lack of ammunition is anyone’s guess. It is just another example of a Western politician speaking on a topic he does not understand, even if his very public ignorance comes at the price of more dead Ukrainian soldiers.
But General Andrzejczak is not the only one making uncomfortable waves. Retired General Waldemar Skrzypczak, who has been making the television, radio and newspaper rounds in the last few months, making what could only be described as unhinged observations and predictions, ranging from the Russians being 2-3 days away from losing the war, Russians committing a holocaust in Ukraine, Russian logistics being paralyzed, Russians running out of ammunition and manpower, seems to have finally seen the light.
In a recent appearance alongside Dr. Wojciech Szewko, who himself made several lucid observations about the changing geopolitical landscape, after months of belittling Moscow and its military prowess, Skrzypczak made a startling statement: “I think the truth is that the Russians are winning.” He then went to elaborate on the criticality of sufficient supplies and training provided to the Ukrainians, considering the truly dire situation on the battlefield. Taken together, Skrzypczak’s words from said interview are a total reversal of most of what he has been saying up to now. “If the Americans say now that they were building 9 armored brigades, these 9 armored brigades are only there to conduct small, shallow operational activities. If one talks about a counteroffensive, that is a term that is practically strategic in nature. For such an attack, for such a counteroffensive, one would need not 9, but rather 19-20 armored brigades” – Skrzypczak observed. The point of the spearhead apparently being prepared by Ukraine for the Spring counteroffensive, according to the general, is to penetrate deeply into Russian lines and that requires that the main attacking force needs its flanks to be protected. But, as stated by Skrzypczak, to achieve a breakthrough “this potential has to be three times larger than the one declared by the Americans.” Skrzypczak then goes on to pour cold water on the vast majority of what he himself has been saying in the past year:
“Ukraine does not have the potential to take back 20% of its territories. If she were to re-take them, she would need a 3-1 advantage over the Russian army along the entire front on the strategic level, she would need around 2 million soldiers to rout them. They have no chance of this because they do not have the equipment. The plants in the West have no such possibilities, such potential. Hence the efforts on the part of the diplomats to end this conflict as it could turn out in a few months that we will not have anything to help Ukraine with.”
These admissions seem to dovetail neatly not only with the recent revelations made manifest by the leaks of highly classified NATO documents pertaining to the prosecution of the war in Ukraine, but also with the words of General Christopher Cavoli, commander of United States European Command (EUCOM) and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, who testified on April 27th before the House Armed Services Committee and made relevant comments on the strength of the Russian military after one year of war in Ukraine. According to Cavoli, Russia has hardly taken any damage during the conflict.
So much for Russians running out of missiles.
These recent observations by generals Andrzejczak and Skrzypczak, obvious to anyone who simply listened to what representatives of the collective West were themselves saying, however reluctantly, in the last 6 months, can signify one of three things.
One possibility is that Warsaw has been told directly and firmly that Ukraine is on its way to losing the war and there is nothing NATO can do to prevent this outcome, short of nuclear war, and changes in the official narrative need to be initiated to prepare the public for the (oh the irony!) shock and awe of raw truth disseminating through the tv, radio and internet waves. Calling for a negotiated settlement in this scenario will no longer be considered to be acting in accordance with the Kremlin’s nefarious and devious wishes, as the Government plenipotentiary for the security of the Polish information space, Stanisław Żaryn (aka the Polish Baghdad Bob of combating “Russian disinformation”), would have us believe, but rather be a reflection of common sense and an acute survival instinct.
The second possibility is that we are dealing with a clueless class of military officers, who have no comprehension of Russian military doctrine, tactics, operational art and have for years internalizing the NATO-centric narrative of “the West and the rest”, without any regard for the multipolar reality emerging all around them. As Andrei Martyanov never ceases to point out in his books and highly recommended blog, one cannot underestimate the ignorance of the current Western elites in all things having to do with the real economy, tangibles, geopolitical strategy and military potential.
The third possibility is that such figures as the aforementioned generals knew the score from the very beginning, but instead chose to play political games, engage in lies in order not to rock the boat and fed the political leadership fairy tales of impending Russian defeat. On the other hand, emulating their Pentagon overlords when it comes to having “issues” with the truth would not come as a surprise. I, for one, cannot decide which of the three options is worse. Especially in the case of General Skrzypczak, who remains the literal the go to guy for media outlets from left to right, to do such a 180 must come as a shock to many. Whether the general realizes it or not and no matter the spin he might try to put on it now. To say he has egg all over his face would be an understatement.
Jim M says
I’m so grateful I don’t have loved ones saddling up for the big Uk offensive.
Teasing out the truth from this post I suspect that those officials who’ve done this 180 don’t just see defeat this Spring/Summer- I suspect they see an unimaginable slaughter that will make the loss of Iraq in Kuwait look like a garden party.
Those poor kids…
Now putting on my prognosticator’s hat… in 20 years (maybe just 10?) I think this war is going to be looked back as much of a watershed moment in world history as the assassination of Duke Ferdinand. The world changed enormously in the following 40 years (I see WW1 &2 as part of the same war) overturning a world order that had lasted for centuries.
And God knows, the current world order needs to be overturned.
It will definitely be one of the pivotal events in the decline and fall of the American era. As to how it plays out in terms of a new system r “order” remains to be seen. What emerges from this mess will depend on how everybody reacts, especially here. Abroad, they’ll move on to a better way of doing things. We, on the other hand, will be tasked with rebuilding, hopefully better, but withe the Davos/WEF crowd pushing for something less pleasant.
Pym of Nantucket says
I’m sure it is getting uncomfortably hot in some of the briefing rooms. Time to overdub the Hitler war room temper tantrum with Ukrainian “counteroffensive” jabber. That will be funny.
Any day now.
Mike D. says
The general sees how much the western elites value the Ukraine people(very little) and knows that could be the Poles next. It is not going to be Sasha and Malia committing to fight after the Memorial Day barbecue from Martha’s Vineyard.
Of course they won’t pick up an automatic and head for the front. None of the children of America’s elite would even think of such things. They’ll wear matching blue ‘n yellow outfits while hawking Mom and Dad’s bullshit books on: the reality of 72*10**6 human genders, how diet and exercise can keep you in good health so you can gab with the retards on the view, and how awful it is that DeSantis airlifted a platoon’s worth of Venezuelan gardeners, maids, and wait staff to their paradise. The more crass examples of America’s elite offspring will be spending their $$ on blow’n ho. Hey, they’ll even make videos of their escapades that you can peruse by checking out their computers they casually leave lying about.
But God help you if you dare to complain to the schoolboard that someone with 2 hanging, and 1 swinging tried to take a shower with your daughter and the other girls after PE class. After all, it felt “feminine”, after it rolled its candy ass out of bed that morning.
Hey, but what do I know? I’m just an ante-deluvian soldier of the patriarchy! We’re gettin’ that whuppin’ that’s coming to us for allowing the totalitarians to use our morality against us.
That was rather well said…
Pedro Jorge says
I was thinking WHY IN A HELL BRANDON IS WAITING SO LONG TO UNLEASH THE TRANS ARMY CORPS TO SEDUCE AND KILL THESE MACHO-RUSSIANS???
I’m really Sorry for these brave warriors being impeded to attack russian men on the front.
Fulano de Tal says
The alias describes your personality 100%.
(If you had chosen “OldShit”, exactly the same).
John Wolff says
STFU turd. You sound like a snow flake trans dipshit with no real grasp of reality. Go back to playing video games and leave the real discussions to real men who eat meat, ( and I don’t mean dick like you eat) and have sex with real women.
Aleks, from Black Mountain Analysis recently wrote extensively about the Ukrainian counteroffensive. Worth reading.
Thank you for the link. This is a thoughtful analysis on the same level as Simplicius the thinker. I also want to thank Larry for the work he puts in to keep this site up and running. The information and comments are all worth reading.
Jim Bob says
Skrzypczak was definitely not keen on Ukraine in 2015, unlike the politicians. Ukrainian nationalists impaled his uncle on a barn door. It took him three days to die. But Skrzypczak seems to hate the Russians more.
Excerpt from his statement:
“A few days ago, President Komorowski spoke at the Supreme Council of Ukraine, guaranteeing his friendship. A few hours later, Ukrainian parliamentarians passed a law glorifying UPA. At that moment, I realized that Ukraine does not care about Poland at all. What happened in Volhynia, the massacre of 100,000 Poles by the UPA, must be kept in mind. UPA murdered my uncle, nailing him to a barn door with a pitchfork. From what I know, he was dying for three days. Their brutality exceeds human imagination. Even the Nazis did not come up with what the Ukrainians did. They hacked people with axes. Besides, these murders of Poles by Ukrainians did not begin in 1943, but as early as September 1939. Few people know this, and if someone knows, they rarely say that when our soldiers were retreating to Hungary and Romania, they were attacked by armed Ukrainian gangs. I wonder what President Poroshenko is building the future of Ukraine on. Bloodthirsty nationalism? It’s terrible. I have been saying for a long time that Ukrainians should get rid of nationalism because if they don’t, cooperation with Poland will be very difficult, if not impossible.”
Never Forgive, Never Forget says
Yes, I remember him saying that back then. When it comes to Ukraine, Poles have no honor – yet convince themselves that they possess a supreme honor. Same for the West in general, I’d add – but with the Poles, it’s acutely evident because of Volhynia.
Jim Bob says
Yes, I have a lot of family in Poland not far from the Ukrainian border and it’s so bad that they don’t even experience cognitive dissonance on the matter.
Sandy Rinaldi says
I strongly suspect these leaders will be pushed ahead of this admission by the very real facts on the ground. I don’t know which will trigger the Rush to Reality, but you can bet the whole population will have no doubts that things are not rosy at all. The generals are trained to lead. If you kick them out, who are you putting in their places?
Sandy Rinaldi, Arkansas, US Army veteran 1971 to 1974, today 9 MAY 23
Juan Valdez says
“Calling for a negotiated settlement”
Thus far, there has been no indication that the U.S. is interested in this. Also, why would the Russians trust in any negotiations?
It seems to me that any negotiations are going to have to involve the UN and peacekeeping forces and ironclad international guarantees, since we already know that the Minsk accords were merely subterfuge on the part of the west.
The surrender is going to have to be complete for Russia to be satisfied. If the west can’t stomach this, then the war will continue until Ukraine is no more.
“Calling for a negotiated settlement”
There will be no negotiated settlement. The west” are not agreement capable as Lavrov has said.
Russia will put forward their demands (again), as they did prior to the SMO, and will probably add some more.
If no acceptance by the west Russia will up the pressure.
Allan Mountain says
I agree Juan Valdez
I cannot possibly see a secure future for Russia without full occupation of Ukraine over long time. Only then can the Russians ever hope to eliminate this Nazi scourge from Ukraine and deadly threat it poses to their nation. Many analysts claim that is not possible, but I cannot see how it is possible to do otherwise – and as history has proven time and time again, when it comes to the all-important issue of existential survival then nobody does it better than the Russians when it comes to having to make the necessary unavoidable sacrifices and endure extreme headships in order to ensure the integrity of their nation and the longer-term safety of their people. It is indeed a proxy war and once again the Russians are fighting for us all.
WWII was never really the end of it and this new eruption of the long-festering fascist Nazi nightmare ideology is just an extension of the Great Patriotic War.
I think it has taken a long time, but it has finally dawned on Russia and China and other BRIC nations that the Nazis never went away – the worst and most diabolically intelligent of them dispersed across the world through the infamous ratline into South America, Spain and other nations and into America by way of Operation Paper Clip – and they took with them enormous wealth and stolen riches to fund their long-term plans for what Dr Joseph Farrell refers to as the ‘Extraterritorial Nazi International’.
The Nazis in Ukraine never went away after WW11 – they simply stayed in place and even publicly maintained their devotion to Adolf Hitler and Stepan Bandera and the Nazi faith.
Only the German Wehrmacht signed unconditional surrender. The German Nazi government never signed any surrender document – the Nazis literally never surrendered. It was the German Wehrmacht which surrendered unconditionally when General Alfred Jodl signed the Instrument of Surrender on May 7, 1945, at Reims, France and due to the complications announced by the Soviet Union, a further signing took place on May 9 by German Field-Marshal Wilhem Keitel.
Note the strict legal word interpretation of what the ‘Instrument of Surrender’ actually means in German language as follows: ‘Bedingungslose Kapitulation der Wehrmacht’ which in English language translates to ‘Unconditional Surrender of the Wehrmacht’ – that was not the unconditional surrender of the Nazi state of Germany then.
If the Russians allow West Ukraine to host Nazi scum and maintain Nazi regime then Russia, Europe and the world can only expect never ending hostilities – which the Neocon Nazis in Washington, London, Brussels and Berlin would love because contrary to their constant spouting puke about freedom, peace and democracy all they have ever wanted, and diligently worked towards, is a world with nations divided by endless wars and the opportunities that provides the Deep State oligarchs to reap profits and control and extract the resources from all those resource-rich nations which they have so successfully kept under the heels of their jackboots – at least until now when the BRIC aligned nations, being the vast majority of the world, are being led by Russia and with the combined resources of Russia, China and their allies including India finally have the means and capability not only to resist the Anglo-American fascist Rules Based globalized tyranny but they are clearly intent on removing every vestige of the bootheel from the face of their lands. I hope and pray for their success knowing full well if that if they do not succeed in this most important endeavour then we are all doomed and consigned to a hell world that will be run by the most murderous, genocidal, criminal psychopaths who have ever inhabited this world.
Same applies to the whole Anglo-American-EU fascist regime. Russia, China and BRICS now know that there has to be regime change in all those nations in order to finally eliminate the elite Nazi fascists who have captured the governments across the entire Anglo-American-EU world.
The only way to avoid WW111 holocaust from hell is for people in the West to WAKE UP and take action to remove the Nazi fascists from their nations and governing bodies and then for the people to establish true representative direct democratic systems underpinned by intelligent, honest, mixed economy, sound money systems. Only then might the world, and all the nations in it, enjoy peaceful prosperous multipolar world cooperating with each and respecting each other’s sovereign rights to self-determination. What are the chances of that do you think?
This is going to be a long horrible haul but if there is to ever be any hope of a future prosperous free world then we will all have to bite the bullet and face the fascist scourge head on – no holds barred.
to claim that only the german wehrmacht surrendered unconditionally, but not the nazis is ahistorical hair-splitting of the first order. the very principle of fascism was to become one with the state, its institutions, the national economy etc. the german nazis had twelve years to do so and were eminently successful in that undertaking: by 1939, the german state, its economy and most specifically its military institutions had been melted into one.
in short, the german wehrmacht and what we now term “the nazis” were one and the same: the surrender of the german wehrmacht was, indeed, the surrender of the german fascist state.
Curt Nichols says
Never forget the huge cash honeypot this is for the Poles. A lot of material was transited thru Poland. And lose or not, they will be US’s forward base. Nothing but money honey.
And add the additional Polish military spending that all the Generals get their lagniappe of? Good times!
They are preparing the narrative. Peace by December. And what happens when the Russians yawn, and say no. Not till the last scum Nazi is dead, and Ukraine is completely disarmed?
Grzegorz Kuczek says
Hudge cash pot for Poles? Maybe for some corrupted Polish politicians but our society is losing big time on this debacle. It is hard for US citizen to comprehend but we Poland is supporting Ukraine mostly on the selfless base of principles. Politicians and Media may be geting there share of “honeypot” but Polish society as a whole is losing big big times. And USA is bearly giving anything to Poland because why would it? Narration in Poland is that we are supporting Ukraine for our own benefits and to forestall “Russia danger” so USA must be having a laugh seeing how Poland sacrifice itself for Ukraine. Polish officials admit recently (or rather proudly anounce) that Polish official support to Ukraine is about 50 bilions PLN (that is more than 10 bilions $!) That is not small amount for relatively poor, developing country. So please do not talk to me about “honeypot” – unless You meant honeypot for corupted politicians and MSM whores.
Never Forgive, Never Forget says
selfless base of principles
You must be joking. WHAT principles? The Poles once saw the venal nature of Bandera and banderite nationalism. They saw it in Volhynia. They saw it again in its beginning stages in the Donbass. Don’t the cries of Ukrainians ‘We have to kill them all!’ at the Trade Center bldg in Odessa show you anything? Those were the same banderite cries echoed from Volhynia. Unlike Poland, Russia CAN stop it.
‘Selfless base of principles’? Don’t make me laugh and don’t flatter yourselves.
Grzegorz Kuczek says
I am telling You that this is a narration that MSM sell. Now sadly many sheep belive that but that just how it is. USa is no better in that regard isn’t it?
Please read what I actually did write down.
John Wolff says
Regardless of what you want us to believe. The fact that you support the jack boots in ukraine at all is disgusting. I used to have a high regard for poles in general but that regard is fading fast. Not to mention I’m sure that the possibility of poland getting back ukranian territory that they once held sway over in western ukraine has nothing to do with the so called selfless support.
Definitely third option. Now military play exact the same role as covid-doctors.
Substitute “Russian threat ” in place of of “pandemia” and everything will become clear. Next shift to make millions. Fear society.
Fulano de Tal says
Only wise guys like you can see the Truth!!!
Remember, the Neocons have no reverse gear, Victoria “Fuck the EU” Nuland has a plan:
Ukrainian Roulette says
Yeah, I know her plan. It’s called ‘gambler’s ruin’.
John K Leslie says
One wonders – do Ukrainians value life? Marching to certain death on behalf of US hegemony is surely a sign of utter stupidity.
Junk in, Junkie out says
Feed them drugs and Zelensky’s got them hooked. By choice, they’ll never leave the battlefield except in a coffin.
The Neocons have no reverse gear, Victoria “Fuck the EU” Nuland has a plan:
Mark j says
NATO aviation up today: [new nuke sniffers]
Monkey on aviation data points yesterday:
just saying says
It’s too late now for words. If those guys want to stop the madness, they better start working on coup d’état.
Allan Mountain says
The awful shock, horror and public disgrace these imbecile clowns and liars in the West are going to have to endure will be small recompense for the suffering their lies have directly caused.
I will enjoy watching them have to eat their words and be exposed for the low life creatures that they are.
Towing the old party line for whatever self-interested purpose it served all those swarms of career parasites is once again is proving to be a very bad choice.
Paulo Guerra says
And now they return the money to those who bet on the US and Ukraine? Or they are going arrested? Because we are really talking about market manipulation. More than a year deliberately providing false information to the market! In what is undoubtedly the great parallel phenomenon of conflict! A brutal disinformation campaign on all media platforms like nothing you never seen and I didn’t think it was possible in the “free world”! And I’ve been writing in other spaces for a long time that Americans haven’t lived in a full Democracy for many years! But honestly I never thought that the same could happen in Europe! Alongside proxy Ukraine, the biggest loser in this conflict, the EU is now a US colony on which it depends on almost everything like gas, oil and fertilizers! When even 30 years ago, before the unipolar world, it had a GDP higher than the US! And not that I value GDP very much because economies are not measured by consumption but by what they produce.
And I’m glad it looks like we won’t make it to next winter with the conflict in Ukraine! But the destruction of the European economy is done! Are we going to judge our Govts in a Court? About an existential conflict for Russia provoked with a coup d’état in proxy Ukraine, where the US thought they will dropped the Moscow Govt with a proxy war based on economic sanctions and propaganda!? Not a child believed in a fantasy of a war without real weapons! And as Russia was conscientious, as usual, and did not start by destroying Kiev and causing 1 million deaths right away, as the US usually provokes with its Krieg blitz, sorry, shock and awe, the conflict has dragged on for more than a year. year, with obvious consequences for the European economy! In an authentic Orwellian dystopia in which less than 1% of the European population had access to the truth that these Polish officials are now beginning to divulge.
That the Kiev corrupt regime never had any chance of winning the conflict or doing any damage to Moscow as the US intended! And Russia has never declared war on Ukraine because it has always known, unlike Westerners, that 80% of the people of Ukraine never wanted to join NATO. The real invader of Ukraine! Like most never supported Maidan! Don’t be fooled! As a report by NATO itself before the coup in 2014 shows. Point 32:
Hiro Masamune says
Skyrzypczak , a musician name 🙂 What tune did he plays ? The tone don’t seem right …
Anyway, enough music, millions of kokhols in Poland and a never ending war is not a happy ending and none should think about it as a permanent solution. (Maybe it’s too much wishful thinking …hopes makes livin’)
Bob Dobbs says
I find it interesting how people keep claiming that there is nothing Ukraine can do, “short of a nuclear war”, to win this conflict.
If this goes nuclear, all life on Earth loses. There is no way to “win” a nuclear war, and especially not against the strongest nuclear power on the planet. So if we do decide to commit nuclear suicide, won’t Ukraine lose, too? Or does it have a special “get out of nuclear war free” card?
So this qualifier is absurd. There is zero chance that Ukraine will avoid utter defeat in this war. The question is whether this defeat will take the rest of humanity down with it.
Let’s stop talking about nuclear war.
The Dolphin says
Larry, I am amazed you are taking the words of these Polish bozos at face value. When Zelensky or ANY of his backers say “Russia is strong, or beating us back, or winning the war” it means only one thing: weapons begging, ie, “we need more to turn the tide”. This BS returns to circulate every few weeks.
After all, since these military civil servants ARE saying the truth about Russia whipping them, we can be sure they would be replaced if it wasn’t policy to say so. They are not really being subversive. They are being publically manipulative. There’s probably a new edict in the narrative from Bankova being distributed to pump out not “we will win”, but “we are in danger of losing”. All rather transparent.
After all, Poland WANTS NOTHING other than NATO and the US to strengthen it as the new proxy barrier against Russia and to snatch a bit of West Ukraine. They don’t even care about spilling some truth about a failing Ukraine to advance their own cause of military development (against Russia, Germany … anybody, everybody else).
Biswapriya Purkayastha says
To ask: Cui bono?
To answer: which of your three possibilities directly benefits the generals you mention?
To add, “…and make money both directly from siphoning off “aid” and indirectly by self promoting so as to almost guarantee post retirement employment in the military industrial complex/regime apparatus.”
How many dead polack soldiers in ukraine right now ? how many wounded ? the very large amount of pole and georgia “mercenary” hiding in plain sight in the “foreign legion” spearheading Ukrop offensives are conveniently missed by western MSM as the mercenary related news always focus on volunteers from other nations. The data from Rus MoD regarding the mercenaries country of origin tell the real truth that this is polish military vs the russian already and the pole losing their hardware and men in massive number. Any western hardware used in ukraine will sure be manned or operated by polack mercs or sheepdipped soldiers , all those media nonsense about training Ukrop to use western system is just smoke screen , the real operator will be from NATO.
Seem like the mandate for destroying russia in biden’s administration will run out in 2024 as dem will be replaced by republican. Even as these antirussia neocon foolishly try to prop up biden for 2nd term while US economy in ruins.. After this will be the neocons who hate china and after republican got elected this will be another proxy war with china in 2025 – 2030. Japan + South Korea will be used as the polacks in this proxy war as taiwanese dont want war with china and far too weak / small in number. But this will be another failure as these will destroy SK and Jap economy and will directly impact USA not to mention direct economic sanction by china on US destroying US capability as a nation to run internal economy.
at elephant in this room , as historians will point in the future , is the state of US dollar hegemony.. wich will be gone in less tnan 5 years as US will not able to run up insane debt again which power up the endless military spending. This is the main reason neocon in US want war with russia and want to destroy china’s economy.. the most brutally insane delusion thinking they can handle voth russia and china at once.
Israel will be seeking new host to be their new saviour , but there wont be another foolish nation like US who protected israel without thinking in long strategic term
Paulo Guerra says
The hegemony of the dollar is important for the survival of the state in the US! That already starts the year with all the revenue committed. In health, pensions, etc. That’s why he goes to Congress every year to ask for authorization to breach the debt ceiling. Debt that the world pays with the US dollar as the global reserve currency! But those who run the show in the neoliberal order are not the states but the big private monopolies. The big financial fortunes, the biggest banks, the biggest investment funds, Big Pharma, Petroleum, etc. As bankrupt as Western states are, the biggest fortunes are still in the West and the US. And what is at stake with a multipolar NWO is the developing world freeing itself from the US dollar but also from US rentier private monopolies! Who steal the US and the world! Who gained more from Covid, for example?
The Anglo-Americans do not see it this way. The British are sending air-launched Storm Shadow missiles along with British troops to help with targeting and the US is dropping another $1.2 billion worth of weapons into Ukraine. Who in Ukraine are going to use these weapon systems?
Grzegorz Kuczek says
Mike Krupa is an optimist I see. Reality is that those general’s voices are but a weak whimper in Poland. MSM bearly paid any atention to those opinions (if any). Recent articles are again full of reports how Russian are crumbling and how Prygozyn is admiting defeat.
I understand that we want this madness to end but this is deluding Yourself that Washington neocon/neolib will suddenly see reson and turn back from this madness. Reality is that they do not have an off-ramp nor they want to have one. They will push Ukraine to do the “ofensive” because Ukrainian lives hold no value for them – So what that Ukraine will lose another 100 thousands? But russia will lose 10 thousand so Russia will be “weaken” so neocon objective completed.
I very much fear that we will have to play this tragedy up to the point of Ukraine total destruction. And then who knows? Poland can very well be next. We will be told that we have to intervene, that we can not allow Ukraine to fall, that Poland security depend on it. My only hope is that Polish military seams to be more sober and realistic here so maybe it will refuse to intervene and move beyond Polish border but I fear that at the end of the day they will just “follow orders”.
I highly doubt whether Polish military of XXI century is able to say “no”. Remember, what was not so long ago with those who refused to take the experimental jab? The brass threatened them relieving of duty, depriving promotions etc.
So I’m also pessimistic about real resistance for jumping into first line. Even now you have thousands of Polish “soldiers” in Ukraine. Despite Volhynia history. Unimaginable, but true.
ann watson says
its crazy that politicians should be the ones deciding if the world lives or dies…those briefcases with the nuclear button – should be in the hands of the miltiary arnywya
“the official propaganda line, whereby Moscow is the Evil Empire, Vladimir Putin is Adolf Hitler and Volodymyr Zelensky is (who else?) Winston Churchill”
Well, considering that Winston Churchill betrayed Poland, that seems to fit.
I find it most enlightening that Putin quoting from Stalin’s speech in 1941 implies that the war will not end with the liberation of Ukraine.
The West thinks that when they call for negotiations talk’s everyone should come running ready and willing
Umm let’s see how that works out for the imperial empire
Kaz Dziamka says
Witam Michał, robisz bardzo dobrą robotę. Gratulacje, pozdrawiam.
In the spirit of Colonel MacGregor: Let’s hope no one does anything stupid …
690 Ukraine military KIA in one day.
According to this TASS report published May 9, 2023, KIA “over the past day.”
I’ve read these since Feb. 2022 MOA start, and don’t recall any TASS report, quoting Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov, with this magnitude, this high a count.
Rob Campbell says
The Russian MOD reported at least 825 killed on 29th April and at least 870 killed on the 30th April. KIA rates have declined slightly since then.
Reality Bites. What more can one say to the delusional sycophants in the western military and media?
Thanks again, Larry, for your concise and clear commentary.
“You can’t save your ass and your face at the same time.” The poles aren’t stupid or uneducated. In the last 30 days they have seen Macron visit China and heard the ire from Chairman rogers call it “shameful bended knee,” and saw Germany host the Chinese foreign minister. The EU has known the outcome of this war for quite some time even if they didn’t want to acknowledge it publicly. Each country now knows there is life after war and jockeying to position their country for their best future. What else could Poland do besides try to get in on the positioning by first stating the obvious? They see what France and now Germany are doing. Minister Qin Gang isn’t visiting Poland.
What are the chances that Chinese guy told that German gal, Psst! “It’s a shame Russia blew up your pipeline. Your economy could be doing a lot better.” Insert “Hell Hath No Fury” here. As the EU becomes more focussed on the economy, that dirty deed will come up several times. Russia nor China will let them forget it. They smell blood in the water for the U.S. hegemony around the world. The U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency has gone from 67% to 48% in a short amount of time. Besides, the new silk road doesn’t go through CONUS. https://els-jbs-prod-cdn.jbs.elsevierhealth.com/cms/attachment/75fff3b0-114d-4238-a964-403432bfb1e9/gr1_lrg.jpg
Richard Whitney says
In January 2022, German Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach said about Putin, “On eye level, he wants respect. And my God, giving him respect is low cost, even no cost. It is easy to give him the respect he demands, and probably deserves.”
This poor guy wasn’t clueless. He only spoke the truth. He was forced to resign.
Why would Putin think that respect given by those who deserve none themselves is anything worth writing home about?
Just more self-aggrandizing gobbledegook from Europe’s snake infested garden.
typical blabber from western personality , trying to pretend being nice while insulting russian leader.. meanwhile knowing that putin successor will be less patient than him
I’m tired of “arguing” against the mouthpieces. They own the media, they own the table, there is not even any point in arguing because they will do what they wish because those who disagree are irrelevant.
This really gets to the point of how do decisions get made. What’s the point of ranting online when I can’t even get an email to my own state AG about phrama fraud? (They deep six and ignore – let’s see what FAA tells us)
So let’s be non-violent. eg, roll over.
There is no point in debating what the MSM lies about. There is no point in debating what the *.gov lies about. That’s a waste of energy and part of the set up.
I wonder…. perhaps I can find a sponsor in the legislature here in Maine… No business or individual may participate in any activity supporting Ukraine’s war/aggression. NATO’s war/aggression? US war/aggression? See the problem? We are owned.
This de-NATO-ing the world, the whole paperclip deal. They have fallen in love with Nazis. Perhaps they were always up to speed and its just more comical expectations.
We make fantastic music and some very scary looking equipment. We lament all the loss of life, how regrettable! NOT The gulf between a squeaky clean epic war movie and reality is like, just the smell will make you sick never mind the volume of gore.
But for me I served on a Nuke sub and showers were as biologically smelly as it got and they weren’t bad. I just feels like we need a taste of reality to wake up from this powerful brain- washing media. When a guy like Ike says pay attention, well hell here we are.
I’d say most of these immigrants are as keen as we will be, to not fight! More motivation since we have better drugs? Who have they sold us out too? World Un-Healthy Org. They certainly make an effort to keep everyone on the same page, even if it seems hastily torn from a dog-eared copy of 1984. A fella doesn’t mind fighting to defend his home, but richer top brass don’t trickle down shit.
A grunt is a grunt. They been dropping like flies and all our press could talk about was how much more expensive the missiles were than the weather balloons.
If the views expressed by our hosts recent guest are correct, in that they considered the capture or neutralisation of Sebastopol to be the last throw of the dice. Then it will be a classic example of lions led by donkeys.
“Blessed are the cheese makers” is one of the great comedy lines of all time. But doesn’t sound so funny with what could now happen.
I feel it more appropriate to plagiarise a short poem from after WW1….
‘The reason that so many died, is because our leaders lied and lied’…_
HMS Terror says
It may simply be the case that those Generals, specifically Skrzypczak were willing to go along with the national narrative when there was no danger of actually getting involved.
What I suspect they’re now hearing in high political circles has ’em spooked. Politicians are realizing what the Russians realized years ago. That the war has become existential for the West’s historical global dominance as well. Several high profile politicians have already voiced such sentiments publicly, most notably the Polish. That can only mean one thing. They’re preparing the public for the possibility of active involvement in defence of the dominance that the West has been long been addicted to.
That’s got the Generals spooked. They’ve got a much clearer picture of what war with Russia means. Some may even know that the war becoming overtly existential for both sides would serve only to catalyse the fall of Western dominance, if it doesn’t collapse the civilization altogether. At any rate, the more honest of them are trying to take some wind out of the sails of those who are calling the West to arms. Realities are the best antidote to delusions.
In my opinion the third scenario is closest to truth. As the famous quote by Mahatma Gandhi says; ‘you can wake a person who is asleep but you can’t wake a person who’s pretending to be asleep.’ Those opportunist military and non-military experts in the west know and always knew very well about what’s going on in the Ukraine and also about Russia and its allies’ (China-Iran, India-SA…)potentials. But they also know the systemic corruption among NATO member states backed by an even more even corrupt mafia banking cartel which simply runs on deceptions. Not just deceiving NATO’s enemies but deceptions both ways, internal – external doesn’t matter. This is the way to hold a good paying job making easy money when average citizens in the west must work hard to make a minimum living. It’s the best way for a easy ride during the current economic/societal crisis brought on by the Neocons.
clearly, ukraine does not have the capabilities to launch a successful large-scale counter-offensive, much less to achieve long-term victory against russia. what ukraine would require to retain such a perspective for victory would be for the combined west to intervene on ukraine`s side by way of NATO.
considering that the collective west continues to insist that it will undertake “everything necessary” to ensure ukraine`s victory, I remain fearful that a full-scale NATO “surprise” intervention is exactly what is going to happen – and fairly soon, at that.
Stefan GAVRILA says
Europe never learned the Poland Lesson….. we never understood that Poland is one of the most dangerous countrys in Europe due to their Madness regarding their Ideology of Polish Nationalism witch by default is based in Fascism…same that the Mussolini Fascist state was,, After WW2 USSR made a HUGE mistake allowing Poland to exist in curent form, they should never allow German Territory to be incorporated in Poland, they should never allow Poland to keep the gains after WW1..nope how Kaliningrad is Russia now they should get all the territory’s that went to Poland in same Kaliningrad project or simply make a new/old country Prussia or Est Prussia. this was a strategic mistake and now Russia ll pay some price for it…but if a new WW ll start do not aspect Poland to remain in same Territory after WW ll end….
To be honest, I am amazed that they have managed to lie it this far at all.
I mean, there are literally hundreds of thousands of dead and severely wounded UKR soldiers, many thousands of dead and severely wounded Polish and other “allied” soldiers, 10k+ of destroyed equipment, entire economies in complete disarray, while RU is having much smaller casualty numbers in both men, equipment and economy potential, and for the year and a half now they have managed to present it to the world as complete opposite without big problems.
You would expect that in time of internet and mobile phones those lies would be very short lived, but instead they thrived, and only those who really wanted to know whats happening, and follow it in great details, could maybe find out the relative truth, and that fact by itself is for me the biggest worry, because now I know that hiding truth is not a big problem unless there are serious people heavily invested in showing it, and even then, its might not be easy to get it at all…
Multi-polarity, is way of God.
It is everywhere, but stealthily, possible to see if observed, trough proper magnification.
Andrzejczak, Skrzypczak, they are not serious players. They are not players at all. They’re errand boys for the ruling party. Some time ago, they were talking nonsense that even a patient in a mental hospital would not believe. With a special reference to Andrzejczak. Now that the wind has changed and it is clear to everyone that Ukraine has no chance on the battlefield, they are hedging themselves not to fall off the saddle. Besides, Skrzypczak is just a media clown.
George Kovachev says
“Calling for a negotiated settlement in this scenario”
The westerners are making the same mistake as the one they’ve made in Feb 2014 – they’re planning without taking the russians into account.
There shall be no “negotiated settlement” ending the antiterrorist operation, currently being conducted by the russians in Ukraine – at this point nothing less than complete, unconditilonal surrender by the regime in Kiev would satisfy the russians.
or it’s a big head fake? hope not. always the devil’s advocate. thank you for this site.
Mike Hampton says
Unpopular truth from Poland is welcome with the caveat that he and others will be wanting to blame their allies if the Ukrainian counteroffensive fails.
Robert Garnett says
Skrzypczak hasn’t got egg on his face, he’s got Ukrainian blood.
A polish prick of colossal proportions.
I have an idea, perhaps the good generals should be allowed to buy a vowel:) Until the Brzezinski szlatcha is washed out of our Promethian brother and sisters hair the song remains the same. Any good books out there about Tadeusz Brzezinski?