“There’s a sense of open, nearly joyful viciousness in all this pro-war, anti-Russian sentiment on opinion pages and tv broadcasts. It’s definitely racist and demeaning in tone. Such is step one in convincing the general public that the “transgressor” is equal to a retrovirus.” John Stanton, Dissident Voice, 2015
Vietnam 2.0 is within the making in Ukraine. The US civil-military institution, Republicans and Democrats alike, need a taking pictures battle with Russia, although it was the US that triggered the carnage in Ukraine, not the Russians. But, that inconvenient actuality has been nullified by the US propaganda marketing campaign which, in fact, the Russians have responded to with their very own.” John Stanton, Counterpunch, 2015
Getting ready for Struggle with Russia Since 1992
As President Joe Biden introduced the switch of 2000 US troops to Poland and Germany on February 3, 2022, and the motion of a further 1000 troops from Western Europe to Romania, I shook my head and regarded to the sky considering, “america and its elites actually need a battle with Russia, each financial and army. US generals need to use tanks, missiles, and plane towards a near-peer competitor. They cannot beat sandal sporting insurgents in Afghanistan, so that they need to combine it up with the A-Crew, i. e., Russia.”
People cannot recover from hating the Russians, ever. This is President Harry Truman’s touch upon the Russians and Germans throughout WWII:
“If we see that Germany is profitable, we ought to assist Russia and if Russia is profitable, we ought to assist Germany, and that manner allow them to kill as many as attainable, though I do not need to see Hitler victorious beneath any circumstances.”
The announcement by the US administration that US troops wouldn’t be despatched into Ukraine doesn’t sq. with the truth that since post-February 2014 (US sponsored coup overthrew elected pro-Russian authorities), the US has been offering Overseas Inside Protection (FIDO) to the Ukrainian army, a combating power riddled with neo-Nazis just like the Azov Brigade. The US army and protection contractors have been busy supplying Ukraine with the instruments, and coaching, of battle making since 1992. For instance, the Joint Contact Crew Program-Ukraine (JCTP), the Worldwide Army Schooling and Coaching (IMET), the Overseas Army Gross sales/Overseas Army Financing, AeroVironment, Inc. (drones), Harris, Inc, (multiband radios). John Stanton, Pravda.Ru 2015
Clark Will get the Final Snigger?
Common Wes Clark (USA, Ret.) visited Ukraine in 2014 and gave the next suggestions to Washington, DC, army, and political leaders in as I wrote in April 2014:
“Common Clark and a former technique advisor to Secretary of Protection Casper Weinberger named Dr. Phillip Karber, indicated in a report that the 2 participated in 35 conferences with senior officers, army commanders and numerous politicians; with Karber visiting entrance line formations on the Northern, Japanese and Southern Fronts. The 2 growing older Chilly Struggle Warriors advocate rapid shipments of American Physique Armor, Night time Imaginative and prescient Gadgets, Communications Gear, Aviation Gas and “to maximise their protection potential” Clark and Karber advocate the acquisition of Mig-29’s, T-72 tanks, Man-Transportable Air Defenses, and Anti-Tank weapons.” John Stanton, Dissident Voice, 2014
The Washington Publish and The New York Instances and the key networks, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, FOX, et al, are salivating on the prospect of a Russian invasion of Japanese Ukraine, particularly the Donbass, residence to separatist republics in Luhansk and Donetsk. As I wrote in April 2014:
“There’s a sense of open, nearly joyful viciousness in all this pro-war, anti-Russian sentiment on opinion pages and tv broadcasts. It’s definitely racist and demeaning in tone. Such is step one in convincing the general public that the “transgressor” is equal to a retrovirus.” John Stanton, Dissident Voice, 2014
NATO: Inflicting Hassle since 1949
Presidents Invoice Clinton, George W. Bush, Barak Obama, Donald Trump and now Joe Biden have pushed NATO growth proper as much as Russia’s border. For instance, Estonia and Latvia are NATO members. Estonia is 120 miles from St. Petersburg. NATO is solely a army alliance led by the USA. Its members serve merely army bases (some in all probability with tactical nuclear weapons) for US army forces and its many army contractors.
Is there any marvel that the President of Russia Vladimir Putin ought to be involved? Are NAZI’s within the USA and NATO pushing the growth of NATO, the racial hatred of Russians, and looking for a sizzling battle? It’s revolting.
After which there may be the bashing of the Winter Olympics in China. Right here is station KDRO in Colorado reporting on the “authoritarian” nature of the Olympics hosted by China.
“The attendance of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and others, will ship out a picture not simply of China’s growing distance from the West, however of an rising bloc of Beijing-friendly authoritarian leaders.”
Simply who has been promoting weapons to Al-Sisi’s dictatorship in Egypt? The USA.
Who has supported Saudi Arabia’s battle in Yemen? The USA.
Who talks about double requirements?!
Assault Situation, only a Guess: If Russia’s Hand is Pressured by USA-NATO
Russian army forces fought in Ukraine throughout World Struggle II towards NAZI Germany. For instance, the Battle of Kiev and The Battle of the Dnieper. There’s a historic file for Russian army planners to consult with. The Battle of Grozny in Chechnya will weigh closely on Russian army planners because the determine which communities to take management of.
Allow us to take the Dnieper River as a demarcation level for a Russian advance into Ukraine. Particularly, the japanese banks of the river, not the western ones. Then allow us to divide that Ukrainian territory that’s instantly east of that river into North, Central and South.
There’s numerous speak within the mainstream media in regards to the Russians taking town of Kharkiv (second largest in Ukraine at 1.5 million) within the North. The Russians are unlikely to expend the manpower and ammunition shares crucial for a siege of that metropolis. Once more, the Battle of Grozny will nonetheless be contemporary within the minds of the Russian army, plus the destiny of cities in Syria that had been leveled by artillery and airpower simply to get at a number of hundred ISIS fighters.
Bypassing Kharkiv and heading West to Poltava could be a part of Russian army planning. Town has two rail traces that join north to Kiev and to Kharkov. The inhabitants is roughly 280,000. Two giant airfields sit simply outdoors town.
If the Russians advance from the North, they may seemingly use army sources from Belograd (tank battalion), Kursk (MIG plane, Iskander brief vary missiles) Bryansk (mechanized forces) and Smolensk (recon models), Voronezh (particular forces, MIGs). Attacking forces would seemingly be led by autonomous Battalion Tactical Teams (BTGs) for a floor push to Poltava, if that is within the playing cards.
The sample of assault could be the use, initially, of drones, digital/cyber warfare, missile fires/airpower after which the BTG advances. Such an assault from the north to the south aiming for Poltava and bypassing Kharkiv and leaving Kiev on the western banks of the Dnieper River alone would cut up the 2 largest cities in Ukraine aside.
After all, there are dozens and dozens of smaller communities within the path that would present complications to the advancing forces, however it’s obvious that a lot of the success for a Russian assault into North, Central and Southern Ukraine, simply shy of the Dnieper River, relies on the assist of the civilians in communities which can be overrun, bypassed, and even laid siege. Good army planning means that Russians have partisans, sympathetic Ukrainians, or native Russians may have infiltrated areas the place the Russian forces are aiming.
Russian army forces are already in Donetsk and Luhansk, simply as US army advisors/protection contractors are within the trenches outdoors these cities coaching Ukrainian forces in antitank warfare, unconventional warfare.
A Russian offensive might begin from any one in all these places or all of them: Millerova (MIGS), Shatky (mechanized troops), Gukovo (infantry), Kamensky (infantry). It’s troublesome to determine. Russian forces may eradicate the Ukrainian defenses outdoors the Donbass and drive north towards Pavlohrad bypassing Dnipro. Forces from Poltava within the north might drive south and hook up with these in Poltava. Zaporizhzia, a metropolis cut up between the japanese and western aspect of the Dnieper, might be an attractive goal for its airfield and its proximity to Western Ukraine. In line with Wikipedia, “”Zaporizhzhia is understood for its island of Khortytsia and Dnieper Hydroelectric Station. It’s also an vital industrial heart producing metal, aluminum, plane engines, cars, transformers for substations, and different heavy business items.” Roughly 56 p.c of town’s 700,000 plus inhabitants are Russian audio system, so avoiding a Grozny state of affairs would rely loads on Russian assist inside the metropolis.
Melitopol is a transport hub with a rail system and a key freeway system: the European E58 which runs from Vienna to Rostov-on-Don and the E105 that stretches from St. Petersburg to Yalta. Out of a inhabitants of roughly 150,000, 62,000 are Russian, in keeping with the Outcomes of the Intercultural Cities Index. Whether or not they would assist assist a Russian takeover of the realm is up for query, however management of the highways and rail traces in Melitopol can be useful maybe as a Russian army soar off level to targets additional in any route.
Maripol and Kherson need to be within the planning for a takeover. Maripol sits on the Sea of Azov and the important thing M-14 freeway runs by way of town alongside the Ukraine’s southern coast. Kherson, a key Ukrainian port sits on the mouth of the Black Sea. Taking it will present Russia with one other naval base. Kerhson has a inhabitants of about 285,000 with roughly 45 p.c of them Russian audio system.
Mykolaiv, with a inhabitants of roughly 450,000 have to be of explicit curiosity to Russian army planners for its location proper on the japanese aspect of the Dnieper, its airfield, and the truth that it’s a key shipbuilding heart. Once more, Grozny involves thoughts and so overtaking Ukrainian forces can be troublesome with out Russian partisans and sympathetic Ukrainians within the metropolis.
Russian assault forces will in all probability come from Armyansk (Crimea, infantry, BTGs), Dzahnskoy (, Crimea, assault and transport helicopters), Tanganrog (airlift/AWACS, A-100s, A-50s). Russian warships and submarines are able to firing cruise missiles at any of the targets on this assault state of affairs. It’s unclear if Russia will probability an amphibious operations towards Ukraine.
The Russians, with their T-90s and upgraded T-72s (tanks) will face US skilled antitank platoons armed with lethal tank killer Javelin missiles (not wire guided). They’re going to seemingly face Predator drones of some kind armed with Hellfire missiles. The Ukrainians are dug-in throughout Donetsk and Luhansk and on the border with Crimea. Minefields are part of the Ukrainian protection mixture of infantry, drones, and weaponry just like the M141 bunker buster missile. Information studies declare that the Ukrainians have been provided with Stinger missiles, as effectively. Ukraine fields a tank known as the T-64BV, an improve from older fashions. Ukraine will obtain intelligence info from the USA.
Nobody is aware of if Russia’s Kaliningrad, sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania, will play any function in an assault on japanese Ukraine or if Transnistria, a separatist enclave in Moldova will play some supportive function for Russia. The Shanghai Cooperation Group (SCO) that features China, India, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and different nations could or could not assist a Russian transfer into japanese Ukraine.
John Stanton may be reached at [email protected]
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