by Larry Johnson
Told you so. The U.S. and NATO have been lying about what is actually taking place on the ground in Ukraine. For those not familiar with my early writings on the actual situation, go back a look at my previous articles written in March– Is Russia on the Ropes in Ukraine? and Update on the Military Situation in Ukraine.
NBC News, not known as a pro-Putin media outlet, published this bombshell this week:
It was an attention-grabbing assertion that made headlines around the world: U.S. officials said they had indications suggesting Russia might be preparing to use chemical agents in Ukraine.
President Joe Biden later said it publicly. But three U.S. officials told NBC News this week there is no evidence Russia has brought any chemical weapons near Ukraine. They said the U.S. released the information to deter Russia from using the banned munitions.
It’s one of a string of examples of the Biden administration’s breaking with recent precedent by deploying declassified intelligence as part of an information war against Russia. The administration has done so even when the intelligence wasn’t rock solid, officials said, to keep Russian President Vladimir Putin off balance. . . .
Just this week, national security adviser Jake Sullivan stood at the White House podium and read out what officials said was more declassified intelligence, asserting that Russia’s pullout from areas around Kyiv wasn’t a retreat but a strategic redeployment that signals a significant assault on eastern and southern Ukraine, one that U.S. officials believe could be a protracted and bloody fight.
NBC makes a desperate try to put lipstick on this pig and call it Marilyn Monroe, i.e. a thing of beauty and brilliance, but the bottomline is stark and simple–the U.S. Government lied to the American people and acheived NOTHING to change the tactical and strategic picture on the ground in the Donbas. This information did nothing to unbalance Putin or his military command. Instead, they grinded the defenders of Mariupol into dust and are reclaiming steadily territory in the Donbas that Ukraine once controlled. I am sure the United States cannot survive many more “successful” intelligence operations like the ones they have backed so far.
Jake Sullivan’s confirmation that Ukraine did not defeat the Russians and force them from Kiev speaks volumes. I would remind you that Andrei Martyanov, Scott Ritter, Doug MacGregor, Jacob Dreizin and I analyzed the Russian tank columns positioned north of Kiev as a feint that pinned key Ukrainian forces around Kiev while the Russians carried out a strategic redeployment to the Donbas to work on destroying entrenched Ukrainian troops.
If you think the West has learned its lesson and opted to focus on truth, think again. Germany’s Economy Minister, Robert Habeck, was peddling these whoppers to his own government this week:
Western sanctions in response to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine are still taking a heavy toll on the Russian war machine. . . .The Russian economy is collapsing,” . . . adding that Germany had played its part here by reducing exports to Russia in March by 60%, with an even sharper fall expected in April.
The obvious question for any reporter with the brain power of a cretin would be, “what is the evidence that Russia’s economy is collapsing?” The truth is that all sectors are firing on all cylinders. Just because Germany has decided to commit economic hari kari by declining to purchase cheap Russian oil, does not mean that Russia is bleeding out financially. The Economist reported two weeks ago that Russia is running a record trade surplus.
Yes, Russia is importing fewer Mercedes and BMWs via the open market. First, Russia is not dependent on having western luxury items filling western owned stores. Second, the Russian mafia is more than willing to fill the gap and obtain such goods via the black market. Seems like the West never learns.
Habeck also forgets the first rule of crisis management–when you are in a hole, stop digging. He made this even more outlandish claim:
Russia illegally and without provocation invaded Ukraine. Whatever his flaws, Zelensky has decided to remain in country instead of taking the money and running. Beyond that, I don’t comment on the war because there is so much propaganda that flows from side to side. But, you can count on our liberal lying propaganda media to carry the left’s water.
Just like when Germany invaded Poland on Sept 1st 1939 triggered WW II Russia wants it all along wih China The Bear and the Dragon
06/09/22 – Two Britons and a Moroccan sentenced to death by pro-Russian court in separatist part of Ukraine
On a related note: Russia deploys up to 20,000 mercenaries in battle for Ukraine’s Donbas region
Putin has relied heavily on paid professional mercenaries contracted from the Russian Wagner Group to do much of his killing in Ukraine for him.
The foreign fighters aiding in Ukraine’s defense are individual volunteers. Meet the Foreign Volunteers Risking Their Lives to Defend Ukraine—and Europe
<– By the way, the header of this topic is the lie. No such admission has been made by anybody.
06/09/22 – Zelenskyy says Severodonetsk battle may determine fate of east Ukraine; UN warns of global food catastrophe
Keep in mind, there would BE no war in Ukraine without idiot Biden’s stupid incompetence, weakness and energy policies. NEVER forget that.
American people are focused on inflation and gas prices. Ukraine is not even on the radar
ALL made worse by idiot Biden.
Seven-in-Ten Americans Now See Russia as an Enemy
Follow that guy’s lunatic ranting, and you’ll soon be bat-shit crazy yourself.
Opinions are like assholes, you are an asshole
The Christian Russian army fighting satan-worshiping American mercenaries, while Russian leaders calling for the return of Trump? As I observed, you’re allowing your head to be filled up with dangerous nonsense by people who are obviously bat-shit crazy.
Sean Hannity’s curtain of noise running opposite the January 6 Committee presentation tonight also crossed the line into bat-shit crazy. It’s astonishing how far away from reason he’s taken his audience.
No war if Trump was in office. Election fraud is destroying more than just the US.
THERE WAS NO ELECTION FRAUD. That’s why no credible evidence has ever been produced.
There was SO MUCH election fraud that a totally incompetent, corrupt, moronic idiot named idiot Biden was put in the White House.
Oh… and STATE FARM ARENA.
Well greggie, there continues to be more people arrested and in some places the Dominion machines are being replaced.
If we’re speculating, I’m going to speculate that Trump would be sending military assistance to Russia, rather than Ukraine. In addition, his ongoing campaign to sabotage NATO would embolden Putin to begin reclaiming the constituent parts of the old U.S.S.R. The Russian Duma is already looking at rescinding it recognition of LIthuania’s independence.
No, it isn’t speculation. Idiot Biden’s energy policies provided the funds for Putin’s war. His incompetent withdrawal from Afghanistan showed Putin just what a weak dimwit he was dealing with. You can make all the stupid speculations you like; it’s what you’ve done since Trump won the last legitimate Presidential election we’ve had in this country, but it is idiot Biden that is compromised by Ukraine, Russia, Iran and China.
Indeed, Putin began reconstituting the USSR… under Obama. Idiot Biden being Obama’s puppet, Putin knew exactly what he was facing. Trump kept him on his economic heels and made it clear what would happen if he attempted any such foolishness while he was in charge (and, unlike idiot Biden, Trump was in charge). So, it’s noteworthy that Putin only made his aggressive moves when the government was under weak, US-hating idiots.
Yes, it’s speculation. Any time you say “this thing would have happened if this other thing had happened,” it’s speculation.
No, it isn’t because, as we saw, it didn’t happen when Trump was President. It happened after the puppet was installed and gave the green light to the invasion.
I’m afraid on this point, it’s fact.
Trump told Putin not to invade Ukraine.
Biden told Putin not to invade Ukraine.
That’s not speculation. That is now a historical fact, forever.