The Trends Journal has long reported on one of the great stupidities of the mainstream media’s coverage and trends analysis of the Ukraine War. When the mainstream Presstitutes report on what Kyiv should do to defeat the Russians, they turn to failed current and retired U.S. military leaders for their “expert” analysis.
Gerald Celente has long noted that the U.S. has not won a war since WWII, so it is moronic to turn to the U.S. military losers for military analysis.
One of the big mouths making the news on where the Ukraine War is going and what to do to win is loser General David Petraeus who held some of the top jobs in the military during his 37-year career. Petraeus was commander of the Multi-National Force who oversaw all coalition forces in the illegal, murderous, losing Iraq War and was the Army commander of U.S. forces in the murderous, illegal, losing Afghan War.
Being promoted for his failures, he was also the director of the CIA and rumored to be in line for a Cabinet position in the Trump White House, but his career was undone after an affair with Paula Broadwell, his biographer.
He was also guilty of mishandling classified information while CIA director, and now works at the private equity firm KKR, where he is a partner and head of the KKR Global Institute.
Petraeus appeared on ABC’s This Week on Sunday and said it is clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin is losing and the Ukrainian army has been “mobilized vastly better than Russia.”
It is no secret that NATO has been providing the Ukrainians intelligence and billions in weapons with the hope to set Russia’s military back decades. The latest moves indicate that Washington believes the war in Ukraine will last for years.
“Ukraine has recruited, trained, equipped, organized and employed force incomparably better than Russia has,” Petraeus said, without citing evidence or admitting that Ukraine refuses to acknowledge any issues on the battlefield. (Good luck finding any information about Ukrainian military deaths on Google, it is simply not there.)
The U.S. is at war with Russia. The Pentagon is now preparing to streamline how the U.S. trains and equips Ukrainian forces. A new army command center will be set up in Wiesbaden, Germany, to accommodate the logistics of the effort, The New York Times reported. The base will consist of 300 workers and a general, but the training will likely be conducted at a separate location.
The military assistance from the U.S. will span at least three years. Adm. James G. Stavridis, a former supreme allied commander for Europe, told The Times that the framework shows an effort to create a “formal security structure that our allies and partners can adhere to in terms of getting their equipment and training into the hands of the Ukrainians.”
Petraeus called the initiative “very important” and appropriate “given the magnitude of the U.S. effort and the contributions of our NATO allies.” The NYT noted that the structure will be “modeled on U.S. train-and-assist efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past two decades.”
The New York Times also noted that the idea of the U.S. training Ukrainians is not a new concept. The paper said the U.S. has “rotated conventional and special operations troops into Ukraine for years as part of an effort to modernize” its military. U.S. forces and other countries have been training these forces outside Ukraine since the start of the war. There is also a mechanic team stationed in Poland to repair equipment for Ukrainian forces.
TRENDPOST: Washington is famous for being a city where you fail up, which explains why the U.S. would be eager to emulate its failed effort in Afghanistan and Iraq. We’ve noted earlier that mainstream news outlets have used these “military analysts” to spew propaganda. Petraeus has made frequent appearances.
Robert J. O’Neill, the former U.S. Navy SEAL who fired the shot that killed Osama bin Laden, tweeted earlier this year, “David Petraeus was just giving combat advice on TV. Bernie Madoff is up next on finance.” (See “U.S. LOST EVERY WAR SINCE WWII, BUT IS TELLING UKRAINE HOW TO BEAT RUSSIA,” 8 Mar 2022.)
“I keep seeing 4 star generals on TV giving commentary on how to win this war,” he posted. “They’ve never won a war. They lost. Want examples?”
Russia invaded Ukraine because it saw NATO’s expansion as an existential threat. Step back for a moment, and consider an anti-American revolution taking place in Mexico City and a new government inviting the Russian military to train and arm its military.
Washington would never let that happen. But there’s a double standard that Putin keeps speaking about when it comes to U.S. hegemony.
When Russia raised security concerns before the war, they were brushed off by Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Now the war is simply too good to resist by Washington, and the fall of Putin seems within their grasp, who cares how many Ukrainians will die in the effort?
Despite all the support for Ukraine, the U.S. insists that it wants to avoid war with Russia. Just last week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he would apply for NATO membership, which the U.S. quickly extinguished. Jake Sullivan, Biden’s national security adviser, told reporters last week that the discussion “should be taken up at a different time.”
Dmitry Medvedev, the deputy head of Russia’s Security Council, said Zelensky was essentially “begging NATO to accelerate the start of WWIII.”