I’ve come across Scott Ritter once before in my study of the war in the ‘Kraine and unlike General Aesop, this guy was a warrior, he is current on the situation in the ‘Kraine and he knows his stuff. I am vindicated, I believe, about my suspicions about the uke victory in Kharkiv. It has been touted as the end for Russia by the usual suspects, but In reality it is starting to look like just the usual ebb and flow of any war. The Russians may lose the odd battle, but the outcome of the war is not in doubt. All stuff like this will do is prolong the war and get more people killed. I’ve never come across Kim Iverson before either. I may well add her to my small but growing list of trustworthy pundits.
PP says Ritter was convicted sex offences, and like him…I tend to disbelieve it. When articulate, knowledgeable and competent men start calling BS on shitty people, they have to be silenced. We just saw this with JL over at the Bitter Centurion when his blog got jammed up. There is no doubt in my mind that if he persists in speaking the way he does, TPTB will manufacture a similar crime for him to be guilty of in hopes of discrediting him. That’s the way libs roll. (Meanwhile they rape and abuse children with impunity).
I might disagree with Scott and Kim, though: no, Russia has not closed the door on negotiations. Yes, they say they have… but no. This is just standard posturing in the negotiation process. If I had any advice for my leaders it would be this - sit down with the man NOW. Treat him like a white man. Deal with him like one. He will deal. It will be costly but the deal we get today will be infinitely better than the one we get next week or next month or next year. But I shout at clouds and clowns.
They are right in that Vlad is not screwing around. He’s kicked the jews out of his financial systems, he’s getting the ruble linked to the gold standard, and he’s forging economic alliances with some very, very powerful American rivals… and THAT is what keeps me awake with nightmares. Our foreign markets are going to be devastated after this. But I suppose Biden will just have his magic negro press secretary wave her lesbian wand, and will tell us they’ve worked financial miracles. The mass media had been utterly silent on the financial side of things and it just blows my mind. We don’t have to worry about canned sunshine… we have to worry about wide scale economic collapse.
We live in interesting times.