The Western media and states have made all sorts of claims about the Russian military in this latest war. Unfortunately, most US military analysts, including those out of the Pentagon, are simply propagandists. They’re not there to tell you the truth. They’re there to lay out war propaganda. I’ve also been told that US analysts, including those in Pentagon, did not understand Soviet military doctrine and do not understand Russian military doctrine. If all they want to do is propagandize and lie, then why would they need to know the truth about the military doctrine of the other side.
However, this is unfortunate because I think a lot of Western analysts, including those in the Pentagon, come to believe their own lies. This is not a good thing. You need to know the complete truth about your adversary in wartime. Propaganda is fine for the masses, but the actual analysts need to know the straight story.
A 40 mile convoy of Russian military vehicles had run out of food and gasoline due to supply line problems, hence they were stuck outside of Kiev. First of all, it was only 3.5 miles long, not 40 miles long. Some people measured it. It was 40 miles outside of Kiev though. I assume this is where they got the false 40 mile long figure. The truth is apparently that the convoy was waiting for the Gostomel Airport to be fully cleared, and this took some time. Once the airport was cleared, the convoy moved in. Now Russia has a huge supply depot at the airport. I think Western analysts were just wrong on this one.
Russians are experience serious supply line problems of food and gasoline. We’ve never been able to verify this on the Russian side. Perhaps they are, perhaps they are not. On the other hand, it doesn’t seem to be true.
Russian troops are suffering from very poor morale. We’ve not been able to verify this on the Russian side either. The Chechens seem in high spirits as do the militias of Donetsk and Luhansk. Perhaps they are, perhaps they are not.
Russia is running out of reserve soldiers. Russia has only committed one-fifth of its reserves.
The US and Ukraine say that Russia has lost up to 10,000 men. This is false. I am not certain of Russian losses, but I would put them at 1,000 men lost so far.
The Russian people hate this war and are rising up against it. Fully 15% of Russians oppose this war. The rest of them support it (70%) or are neutral (15%).
The war has bogged down and Russia is basically stuck and can’t go any further as Ukraine has fought them off. Russia is simply going very slow in this war. In part this is to avoid civilian losses but another reason is to minimize Russian losses. Russia and the separatist militias are advancing slowly, maybe 3-10 miles a day.
Russia has kidnapped several mayors on towns it is occupying. They are being taken away with bags over their heads to be tortured. We have no information about this one way or the other. It sounds dubious but you never know.
Three Russian generals have been killed so far. I believe the Russian side has said that one of those generals is still alive. No word on the other two generals. Perhaps they were killed, perhaps they were not.
Putin removed his Defense Minister, Gerasimov. That’s just not true. Furthermore, military doctrine is you don’t change horses in midstream.
The initial Russian plan was a failure so they had to go to Plan B. We don’t know if the actual Russian plan was to take Ukraine in a blitzkreig seige. Perhaps it was, perhaps it was not. But this argument suffers from a fallacy. First of all, in a mission of this sort, the Russian general staff will draw up perhaps 10-20 different plans dealing with every conceivable contingency. So even if the initial plan did not work out, they simply shifted to one of the other plans. Russian analysts keep saying that the venture is going as planned.
Russians are deliberately targeting civilians. This does not seem to be true at all. There is urban warfare in the cities, and civilians will be hurt and killed in such combat. Everything we have heard is that Russia is going to great lengths to avoid harming civilians. In fact this is said to be the reason that they are moving so slowly. This also means that they will take casualties rather than put civilian lives at risk.
The Russian sites are full of angry commenters demanding that Russia take the gloves off and quit pussyfooting around trying to save civilians if it means Russian soldiers are harmed. They wouldn’t be saying that if it wasn’t true. The best analysis seems to be that Russia is indeed going slowly to try to minimize civilian casualties.
A Time Magazine reporter was deliberately targeted by Russians and killed. There are Western reporters everywhere in this war. Russia hasn’t been targeting any of them so far. Journalists get hit by stray fire all the time while covering wars. This seems to be the best analysis for the death of this war correspondent. It now turns out that this man and his colleague were shot at a Ukrainian Army checkpoint by Ukrainian soldiers.
Russia deliberately bombed a maternity hospital, apparently just to be evil. We’ve gone over this before and this looks like a Nazi battalion false flag attack against an empty hospital. The star of the video, a pregnant woman, is an actress, and the photographer is a professional photographer who has been engaging in Ukrainian propaganda for years. We have testimony from staff that the hospital was emptied and turned into a base on February 25. Russia also stated two days prior that the hospital had been turned into a base.
Russia won’t let civilians leave the cities and shoots at them if they try to leave. This just seems to be false. Russia says that the Ukrainians are the ones who won’t let people leave, especially the Nazi battalions. We have videotaped interviews with refugees saying that the Nazis would not let them leave and fired on them if they try to escape. The Ukrainians are the ones who benefit from having civilians as human shields. The Russians gain no benefit at all. Their only motivation would be to clear the civilians out of the city. This charge seems false. It is the Ukrainians who are blocking civilians from leaving.
2,600 civilians killed in Mariupol. Probably not. There would be so many photos of dead bodies, wounded people, stretchers, ambulances. We see none of that. The figure is false.
Zelensky is in Kiev. False. The video of him visiting wounded soldiers was shot in mid-February. He is accompanied by a female physician. She died on February 26, so the video must have been shot before then.
Russia bombed itself with a Tochka missile in Donetsk, killing 20 and wounding 28. False. The missile came from the Ukrainian side from Kramatorsk. Also Russia quit making that missile in 2013 and in 2019 the last ones were cleared out of storage. This was obviously payback for the missile attacks on the barracks of the foreign mercenaries in Lviv.
Russia attacked 15 miles from the Polish border. This means he’s going to expand the war to Poland. False. They hit the base where the mercenaries and supplies were coming in.
35 were killed in the Russian attack on the base near the border. This is the tally for Ukrainian soldiers. It does not appear to include the mercenaries of the Foreign Fighter Brigades. Members of those brigades say they were decimated and lost 180 men in the attack. Surviving mercenaries fled to Poland afterwards. It’s also reported that they are being rushed into combat in Kiev with very little training and old automatic weapons that do not work well. Morale amongst the foreign legion is very poor.
Russia shut down all opposition media. This is not so. I’m on Russian sites all the time and there are vigorous debates going on there. They did shut down some particularly virulent opposition media.
Keep in mind that this type of opposition has no more than 5% support among Russians. They are called the liberals, but they are more like free market Republicans. I brought them up to the Russians I know and they said, “Oh you mean the traitors.” That’s right. They call them the traitors. And most of them are not Jewish either, by the way.
On the Russian pages I went to, it was about 50-50 split between support for shutting them down and opposition to it, which shows right there that the opposition viewpoint is allowed. 15% of Russians oppose the war. That’s 18 million people. 18 million people is an awful lot. You going to put them all in jail or prison. The state is limited in what it can do. Further, the Communist Party and Zhirinovsky (ultranationalist) are referred to as the loyal opposition. The CP gets 18% and the nationalists get 7%. They both support Putin critically. They just think they could do a better job is all.
A woman wounded in the maternity hospital attack has died along with her unborn baby. There is one woman, a model and actress, who plays two different pregnant women in this production. She was in Istanbul, but suddenly she showed up in Mariupol. Reports indicate that she just gave birth to a baby, however, she also plays the second woman who supposedly died along with her baby. But it was one crisis actor playing both women.
Russia reported to the UN that Azov was using that hospital as a base four days before. And it doesn’t even look like Russia attacked the hospital at all. All of the windows are blown out and all of the 110 rooms destroyed and there are only 17 wounded? No way. See the US bombing of the hospital in Kunduz because they were treating wounded Taliban fighters. Look at the damage to the building. It’s covered in soot. 42 people died and many more were wounded. That’s what happens when you bomb a hospital.
Also in the maternity hospital production, the victims have no soot on them. With all of those windows blown out, there would be many glass injuries. There are none. The blood on the actress does not look real to me. It looks fake.
Russia is planning a chemical or biological attack. There’s no evidence to suggest this when Russia is winning the war. This comes on the heels of the bioweapons labs of the US discovered in Ukraine. US officials said that they are not bioweapons labs first, and second, that if any chemical or biological attack occurs, it will be Russia’s fault. How do they know one will occur? How do they know Russia will do it? This is what they did in all of the lead-ups to every one of the fake White Helmets chemical weapons attacks.
They always said Syria was going to do a chemical weapons attack. Then Russia would usually say NATO was planning a fake attack. Then the attack would happen and it was always fake. So there is a serious risk of a fake biological or chemical weapons attack in Ukraine along the White Helmets model. US media and citizen suckers fell for it over and over in Syria, so they’ll obviously fall for it again in Ukraine.
Also chemical or biological weapons attacks serves as a casus belli for attacking with a military force as the UN allows nations to go in and attack governments that use chemical and biological weapons. That’s why WMD’s were used as a casus belli in Iraq and Syria and now possibly in Ukraine – it gives us an excuse to attack!
The US has no bioweapons labs in Ukraine. That we do is Russian-Chinese disinformation. I’ve been studying these labs forever. There may be as many as 200 of them. When Congress ended the bioweapons program, the Pentagon simply shifted them out of the country to many other countries.
The US says they are just “biological” laboratories and there is nothing off about them. Then why are they run by the Pentagon? Why is all information about them classified? Why is the Pentagon busy scrubbing the webpages and shredding the files about these labs? If there’s nothing weird going on there, why is Victoria Nuland, the monster, so worried about this material falling into the hands of the Russians? When I first heard about these labs, what I read contained extensive documentation, but I didn’t really believe it. It was way too out there. Now it turns out that they are real.
I know all about these labs. They are not “biological research” labs. They are out and out bioweapons labs, period. Everywhere these labs go in the world, weird mini-epidemics of never before seen diseases seem to pop up in the country where the lab is. I don’t know what’s going on and how this stuff is getting out of the labs into the local population.
Georgia complained that a lab in that country resulted in an outbreak of an odd strain of Hepatitis never before seen in the country. The lab was also collecting samples of Russian DNA and sending it back to the US. This was almost surely for making a bioweapon to target a specific population group. They were working with many highly virulent agents at this lab and the research involved trying to find ways to weaponize these agents.
Whatever the Hell on Earth those labs are doing, I’m not really sure, but I don’t trust the government and this stinks to high heavens and looks like a bioweapons program. Every one of those labs needs to be shut down right now and all of those pathogens need to be destroyed pronto.