Recent tweets and newspaper reports in the United States persist in peddling the myth that Russia is struggling to make advances, while Ukraine is loading up on advanced weapon systems (provided courtesy of the United States and NATO) and will strike a devastating blow to the beleaguered Russians. Read for yourself:
As Ukraine war bogs down, observers debate whether U.S. assessments are realistic or overly rosy (Washington Post)
U.S. officials acknowledge that as Russian forces have massed firepower, they have gradually seized territory in the east. That includes capturing the strategically important city of Severodonetsk in June and threatening to do the same in its nearby sister city, Lysychansk.
U.S. officials have downplayed the gains, calling them halting and incremental, while highlighting the significant number of Russian military fatalities that have come as a result.
But the Ukrainians have sustained heavy casualties, too. Independent estimates indicate each side has seen tens of thousands of soldiers killed and wounded. The Pentagon has largely refused to publicly discuss its assessments of killed and wounded.
Denial ain’t a river in Egypt (i.e. The Nile, lame humor), but it is flowing at flood stage in Ukraine. Apparently the Washington Post reporter writing this fairy tale (published today, Saturday) did not get the news that the Russians now occupy Lysychansk and the Ukrainian troops are fleeing the area as fast as they can (hoping not to meet Russian artillery rounds).
I want to focus specifically on the bogus claim that Russia is suffering just as many casualties as Ukraine. Here is a recent video of a Ukrainian unit–the 43rd Infantry Battalion–laying down their arms and being accused of desertion:
This time from the 43rd separate infantry battalion of the UAF from Zhytomyr say that:
- As a result of incompetent management, the personnel suffered losses of -200 (dead) and 300 (injured)
- They were thrown to the front line without artillery support and the necessary material support.
- The commanders did not consider the soldiers as people.
- The personnel of the unit is demoralized.
- Some were written off as “missing persons” in order not to pay maintenance.
- After protests and refusal to take up positions, they were declared deserters.
I challenge any western military toady to show a comparable video of Russian troops giving up. Good luck. It does not exist. Instead, you will find those rowdy Chechens celebrating liberating Lysychansk (with an allah u Akbar tossed in for good measure):
You do not hear these guys bitching about being abandoned or lacking in supplies. They seem pretty upbeat.
What does Russia have in store for the next phase? Here is one possibility. Note, to quote the Princess Bide, the western analysts describing Russian progress as “incremental” means that they do not understand the meaning of the word:
In contrast to Ukraine, who is losing hundred of troops everyday because of artillery barrages and air launched missiles, the Russians are rotating their frontline troops back home to rest and refit. You do not see any videos like the following from Ukraine. In fact, Ukrainian men are being chased down and forced to join the battle with virtually no training:
Most western military analysts and pundits have it wrong. Ukraine, not Russia, is suffering devastating losses. And those men killed, wounded or captured are not easily nor quickly replaced. Basic infantry training requires at least three months to give new recruits the most rudimentary skills for operating in a combat environment. Guys pressed into service this week would not be ready to go to the frontlines with passable skills until the first of October. I am not sure they have that much time.
Mr Martyanov reported yesterday, with a photo of the document, that the Ukraine is now conscripting young women and people with disabilities. Will boys be next, or are they already using their seed corn?
I saw a report about this too but I’m at a loss trying to find it again. Do you have a link or title of where I can find this again Jimmy?
Not “not”, NOW conscripting young women, my finger slipped
Larry Johnson says
I fixed it.
Eric Newhill says
Who is Jack Detsch and why would anyone serious pay attention to whatever drivel he spews. He looks like a back stabbing, gossipy, balless, weenie – in other words a typical media type. Is he even actually in UKR on the front lines gathering information? How would this balless weenie know what is going on?
Oh yeah, he’s just a tiny part of the group think/ circle jerk reinforcement team. He’s there for the swamp. So just another tweeting little finch amidst a foolish, but massive, mindless flock creating a cacophony of tweets, squawks, clucks, and quacks by the unserious, for the unserious, signifying nothing.
Larry Johnson says
Michael Murry says
Stud Hamster Heroism
“Into the cul-de-sac!”
“Once more the grand attack!”
“Take what we just lost back!”
Heedless of peril
Fresh from our gopher holes
Out in the open, moles
Threaten civilian proles
Ain’t we just feral!
US and NATO trained
Much lost and nothing gained
Russia not even strained
Still, let’s remember this
“Ukraine” is our abyss
More targets hard to miss
Fish in a barrel
Michael Murry, “The Misfortune Teller,” Copyright © 2020
Sums up some of it
From a friend:
By now you should be aware that the so-called “experts” are incompetent morons? We have morons in finance who don’t know that printing trillions of dollars causes inflation. We have morons in education and psychology who think mutilating the genitals of children is something to celebrate in the name of pride. We have morons in diplomacy who think Russia has no right to its own national interests. And we have morons in science and medicine whose vaccines are so deadly, they have to resort to censorship and fake News propaganda to cover up thousands of vaccine deaths and injuries. By now we’re aware the “expert morons” are wrong about everything. Anyone with a thinking brain who tells the truth about gender, food science, climate, free energy, geoengineering, etc., is banished by the morons from having any influence in society. Exactly where did these morons get the power to do their dirty deeds right under our noses?
Amen to that.
They got their power and strategy from some very wealthy people backed by the state.
Why did it happen under people’s noses? Not many realised how serious and potentially permanent the extremists influence is it that their aim is to brainwash a generation, grow them all messed up, then rule them with ease. So intervention is late but better than never.
The Western leadership is indoctrinating a generation that will never be able to stand up to authority, never reason objectively and that have been”conditioned”. Psychology tells you that conditioned kids are controllable if you handle them right.
So what are they doing?
They are replacing objective learning and understanding and thinking with emotional conditioning. Pavlov dogs.
This means kids react emotionally to triggers before they think and they see the thinking and questioning as “bad”.
Basically. Creating a kind of wierd nazi leftie youth that will be the army the use and control.
Happing right here. Under noses. State owned kids turned against their parents and manipulated by political leaders and organs of state. Just watch how that generation behaves. Currently age 11-16.
Jack Detsch is classic Soyboy…
Jack Detsch is the norm. Official reports and analyses in todays D&I double digit IQ pentagon and CIA are not crafted propaganda they are their best efforts. They are reports by Captain AOC or intelligence officer Kinzinger GS 16 CIA experts. Stupidity permeates every nook and cranny of our society any more. Here is something from the online CIA World Factbook (cia gov/the world factbook/countries/rwanda/summaries/government) : “Rwanda held its first local elections in 1999 and its first presidential and legislative elections in 2003.” ????? The country became independent in 1962 and has had too many Presidents Military coups and elections to list here before 1999. I’ve seen equally wrong things on NASA web sites the World Bank and every where else.
Yesterday I was searching for graphs of gasoline car mileage vs speed. One graph for a Toyota was from a model (why did they need a computer model?) this model didn’t look right and I deduced they had made it using the cube of speed as resistance not taking any account of gear ratios — this caused the energy consumption to be much higher at 100 mph than any one with common sense would believe. It showed 3 mpg at 100 mph (the real figure is about 18 mpg). We are cranking out legions of idiots from our dumbed down colleges and they get snapped up by our pentagon and “intelligence” services. Their favorite things to do is make computer models because they think this is high tech. Larry said there are now 10s of thousands in state department covert operations (excuse me if I have the exact bureaucratic entity wrong) type of things they just have more junk. That and they are far less capable when you were there Larry.
Larry Johnson says
No argument from me. I agree. A pathetic decline.
This is due mainly to D&I.
Stupidity is really the wrong word to use. Ineffectiveness and wrong information is what is happening. The mileage graph was for the following youtube comment it shows an unknown flaw in electric car hype. It irritates me that BEVs are promoted as sports cars. They will never be used as such for a very good reason, I doubt you will mind me putting this will not normally do it. But this is a hidden dirty little secret of electric cars.
Here is a dirty little secret. An electric car uses 3-4 times more energy at 100 mph as 50 mph. An ICE uses 2 times as much. Here are 2 graphs which show this. BEV https://cleantechnica.com/2018/08/19/tesla-model-3-is-the-most-efficient-electric-car-on-highways/ : ICE : http://energy-ecology.blogspot.com/2010/05/optimal-vehicle-speeds-for-best-fuel.html There are 2 reasons for this: 1) They don’t have gears (Taychan has 2) so must spin very fast overheating battery and motor 2) There is a magnetic effect. It has nothing to do with wind resistance both face the same amount of that. Because of this they will never make good race cars. To see the graphs google the info I put
Plus the EV has 1000 pounds of battery to lug around. Even an EV with a relatively small battery, compare the Nissan Versa with essentially the same car in EV trip – the Leaf. The curb weight is just about 1000 pounds higher. 2590 for the Versa 3538 for the Leaf. Weight = inertia = energy. More weight means more energy required to get it moving, more friction on the tires and oh yes lets not forget much less tire life.
Evidently when they do these EV energy calculations the assume that the batteries are pooped out by herds of unicorns flying by.
For anyone who thinks Trump isn’t in bed with the neocons, here’s his boy pompous Pompeo, if i had the opportunity to meet this man i would not hesitate to tear his head off with my bare hands.
Here’s the Agenda Amerikkka:
You tear his head off and I’ll tear his legs off😎
Here’s Patrick Lancaster near the front. He does a great job interviewing people and soldiers. He speaks Russian and his fellow reporter speak Ukraine.
Thanks for your time and info
Michael Doliner says
The Russians have, of course, already won. So what is NATO doing? Are they so deluded as to not know that? Do they believe that lying is going to change anything? My own purely ordinary guy guess is that the United States is not really thinking of actually opposing Russia, but rather using this situation to strengthen their hold on Europe. Had NATO not whipped up all this fear, Europe would have definitely shifted towards Russia and Eurasia in general. After all that is where their real interests are. This war is about the United States reasserting its control of western Europe.
Taras 77 says
Very long article/speech by mearsheimer, to my mind, nails it: scathing in denouncing the neo con crime family and laying responsibility where it belongs, with the neo cons in wash dc.
The question he poses is an ominous one: it is clear that the ukes are losing badly and the neo con “plan” is failing. What now? Will these psychotics raise the stakes to nuclear war? Ominous indeed!
I kept hoping and waiting for a complete public collapse of the believability of Western news sources aka Court Scriveners and politicians Tweeting nonsense and counterproductive messages bereft of peace overtures.
My brother who is smart but not someone who reads a lot of news sources said it was clear to him that Russia was winning after week two. I told him he was brilliant compared to the MIC generals prostrating themselves.
Moreover his comments revealed his intuition that there was no way Ukraine would defeat Russia, so what is the purpose of this war? I quipped weeks ago about Larry gaslighting me after 5 hour energy IV’s into fighting Mike Tyson knowing I’d lose big time.
The challenging thing is how difficult it is for most if not all people to grasp that chaos is a rational objective, that divide and conquer is a historically validated strategy.
How did we all wake up one morning concluding people we disagreed with in some part were DOMESTIC terrorists, after spending years getting to know each other, appreciating and learning from our differences, even while ignoring how our families became racially INTEGRATED. We are all together and unmovable that we’re all in this journey called life together.
Please permit me to share an some perspective as an “so-called elite educated Black person.” The majority of Hispanics and Blacks are MORE CONSERVATIVE THAN WHITES. Do your own Google research. . Certainly there are multiple factors, I will just focus on one for illustration–religious values.
Most Hispanics are raised as Catholic, while Evangelical Christianity is growing in South, Central, and Latin America, threatening to overtake Catholicism perhaps. Most Blacks, especially those of middle to working class, property-owing and tax paying members of status that are leaders in their communities, were raised as Christian. Every politician of every stripe will “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s” because they recognize that the Black Church has it’s Caesarian tones just like the Catholic or Evangelical Churches.
Moral of the story? Do not think for one second that Elite Blacks represent middle/working class, taxpaying , home owing Blacks. They never asked to DEFUND THE POLICE or the Trans focus, quite the contrary. Their concerns are aligned with their neighbor’s concerns.
“Support for same-sex marriage also has remained steady among whites, blacks and Hispanics over the past two years. Today, 62% of whites support same-sex marriage, as do 58% of Hispanics and 51% of blacks.”