UPDATE: A bombshell article from the Daily Mail re Hunter Biden's involvement in setting up biolabs in Ukraine. Sickening info from the "nonexistent" laptop.
Lots of talk in the THE WORLD media asserting that Ukraine has begun to win the war with Russia.
In lockstep, commentators and reporters from FOX, CNN, BBC, France24, RTVE, etc, tell us that the war has turned against the Russians: that the Ukrainians have retaken such and such a town, have caused huge losses to Russian convoys, sunk a Russian military cargo ship, etc.
Maybe. Maybe, they have.
Maybe, the Ukrainians have done precisely that.
Soviet/Russian military doctrine, training, and equipment have not proven the best in the world by a long shot. Just about every time since WWII, whenever Soviet/Russian military doctrine, training, and equipment have gone up against Western, especially US, equipment, training, or troops, the Western guys generally kick butt. Maybe, maybe, the Ukrainians, some units apparently trained by US Green Berets, have given the Russians hell, negating, for now, the obvious Russian superiority in numbers and brute firepower. I hope that's so, but don't know, and neither do the "journalists" reporting this as "fact."
I am not professional military, and have no sources of information inside Ukraine or Russia. I get the same crappy reports we all get; in other words, the same massaged, censored, twisted information that our masters deem we can get. I have a deep skepticism about those masters and their echo-chamber mass media; they have proven wrong too many times--hell, they have lied too many times to trust them now. I, therefore, don't and won't.
While writing this, for example, I see a YouTube video of perhaps a Russian military supply ship burning at a pier. Is it? I don't know. Something seems burning. A ship? A Russian ship? I don't know. If so, how did it get set alight? Lots of vague answers. If it's Russian, the fire could come from many sources, other than just the Ukrainian military. Having myself seen Soviet-trained ex-military working for UN peacekeeping ops and as mercenaries, I do not come away impressed by their maintenance, handling, safety, and overall training standards. I easily can see this fire caused, for example, by Russian sailors smoking while off-loading fuel or something else flammable. Who knows? I will tune in RT to see what they say . . . oh, that's right, in the interest of democracy our leaders have removed RT from YouTube.
We wander in a desert of bright shimmering mirages, goaded into chasing one after another.
The Perils of Winning?
This "winning" line poses some potential and very major dangers.
Nearly all our politicians and commentators seem agreed--always a bad sign--that Putin has arrived to a desperate place; his back to the wall, the noose tightening, he will lash out with chemical or nuclear weapons.
Is any of that true?
Is he desperate?
Will he "lash out"?
I don't know, and they don't either.
We hear that Putin used chemical weapons in Syria: verified? I don't know.
Now, instead of trying to tamp down the tensions, offer our good offices for face-saving peace talks, our bumbling "leaders" keep goading Putin in public: "You're gonna lose, Vlad! You're a war criminal, Vlad! You're outta office, Vlad!""
Do we really want our masters to drive a nuclear-armed Russia into a corner, especially, I note, a Russia headed by a leader such as the Putin they portray? Smart? In the best interests of us all, including Ukraine? Got my doubts.
I have written before about my discomfort, nay, revulsion, over our masters seeking to march us into war. Such a war, bad enough at any time, seems especially vile with the current crop of "leaders" of all the major Western countries. Do you trust Biden, Johnson, Trudeau (the man who ran from his own citizens!) and the rest of that pack of hesitant and weak ninnies to execute a war plan? To secure victory? I don't.
Question the whole narrative.