• It's Time For Ukraine Post Mortem, And Accountability

    December 29, 2023
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    It's time for a post mortem, and accountability at the American 'national security' establishment over the Ukraine debacle.

    Let's start by enunciating some truths, that I have been declaring since 2014, when the war started.

    1. Ukraine was never a U.S. national security priority - it simply was never our fight. The entire escapade was a farcical project for the 'color revolution dominatrix' Victoria Nuland (as Darren Beattie appropriately names her), and her ilk in the globalist deep State Department. The goal was to weaken America and her ability to defend herself, for whatever they have planned in 2024. The goal was also to harm Russian President Vladimir Putin and his ability to make war. This latter goal failed miserably.
    2. The 'war' was never winnable as executed. Putting together a hodgepodge of different weapon systems, with which the proxy army Ukrainian personnel had no real training, to fight the Russian military, on its own soil, was never a winning proposition. American officers who all study Clausewitz and Sun Tzu, knew this. But they went completely cheerleader fan girl in Ukraine anyway. "Let's kill some Russians," was never a serious proposition to victory. It was just an exercise in killing. The fact that Russia essentially has unlimited manpower, and really doesn't care about the death toll to 'save the Motherland', apparently went unnoticed at the Army War College and the Pentagon. Without full participation by Western forces, this conflict was lost before it started. Neither European or American citizens support this total war involvement, and now just want the horrible show to end.
    3. Fighting the war 'to the last Ukrainian', simply is immoral and dishonorable. Yet, American officers went full fan girl anyway. Half the population of Ukraine has left. There are likely over 500k casualties, dead and maimed. The government is a corrupt dictatorship. President Zelenskiy has shut down elections, Christianity, free media, and is press ganging old men, women, disabled, and youth off the streets. As our Ukrainian reporters write -- it is an agony.

      The entire episode was simply a money-making opportunity for Western defense firms, and the OBiden money laundering carousel. And boy, did they make money.

      Those American officers who cheerleaded this effort, to further their own careers, and bank accounts, should be ashamed and ridiculed.
    4. Russia is stronger now than ever militarily, as its factories are humming pumping out war material. With the American regime going full dictatorship as well, attempting to put its primary political opponent in jail, and destroy his financial resources, Russia is now the 'arsenal of oligarchy'. It has been widely reported American weapons stockpiles have been depleted, sent giddily by American officers to the Donbass meat grinder.

      At the beginning of the war, the concept of a conventional 'Russian threat to NATO' was a farce. Russia couldn't even take Donbass. Now they will establish a Russian real warm water capability in the Black Sea in Odessa and elsewhere.

      At some point, Moscow will have to deal with the Chinese hegemon to its south, but for now, Chinese cars and CCP money ring the Russian capital, helping to keep the Russian robber barons, and population, happy with bread and circuses.

    All of this was patently obvious in 2014 and beyond.

    What happened to the concept of Duty, Honor, Country for American military officers?

    The 'duty' to do what is right and not weaken our nation. The honor of not killing for killing's sake. The oath to protect your nation from enemies foreign, and DOMESTIC.

    The U.S. military leadership has abdicated its oath. A million souls in olive drab are rising from their graves.

    I fault most of the retired senior officer corp especially. They had a duty to speak out forcefully, and most would not, worried about their board seats, and pensions, over their grandchildren's future.

    Where is the honor in that?

    How do they look their grandchildren in the eye?

    It's time for accountability.

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    L Todd Wood

    L Todd Wood, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, flew special operations helicopters supporting SEAL Team 6, Delta Force and others. After leaving the military, he pursued his other passion, finance, spending 18 years on Wall Street trading emerging market debt and was a national security columnist for The Washington Times. He is also founder/publisher of CDM and editor-in-chief of Tsarizm.com. For more information about L. Todd Wood, visit LToddWood.com.
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    Lourentz

    Half truths are not sufficient. Who says Russia do not care about their casualties? So biased and not good enough

    D3F1ANT

    Accountability!? ROFL! Yeah...OK...

    Liberty

    I believe the military is as corrupt as all deep state agencies are. The long march thro the institutions is completed. Or, long live the Communist Mafia one world government.

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