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Col. Douglas MacGregor on Ukraine: ‘We’re in the Final Phase of this War’

Former U.S. Army Colonel Douglas MacGregor believes the war in Ukraine has reached its “final phase.” MacGregor stated that tens of thousands of Ukrainian troops are surrounded in trenches dug around the Donbas region. Without food, ammunition or a means to retreat, he expects these pockets to collapse over the next few weeks.

Colonel Douglas MacGregor served in the U.S. Army from 1976 through 2004. He fought in the Gulf War, where his unit wiped out 73 Iraqi vehicles within the span of a half hour, all while taking zero casualties. He later published Breaking The Phalanx, which called for radical reforms in the U.S. military. MacGregor’s colleagues believed that his willingness to speak bluntly prevented him from moving up the chain.

Colonel MacGregor recently joined Chris Ball of One America News to discuss the current situation in Ukraine. “The alleged sitting Commander in Chief president is blaming all of our problems in this country on Vladimir Putin. Is he right or his he wrong?” Ball asked.

MacGregor stated that what is happening in Ukraine has very little impact on Americans beyond “making things worse than they already were”, which he believes the public is aware of. “The notion that Putin is somehow the author of our problems is a-lot of nonsense,” Colonel MacGregor stated.

He went on to say that the administration is hinging its rhetoric on irresponsible accusations of a genocide being carried out by the Russian army. “These are unsubstantiated allegations, there’s no real basis in fact. No one is checking [Biden’s] facts, no one in the media is looking at facts, they’re looking at hyperbole,” MacGregor continued. “They’re trying to whip up, mobilize anti-Russian sentiment. It’s a pleasant distraction from the standpoint of the media and the politicians from the disaster here at home, but not much more.”

Ball went on to mention an increase in accusations from Ukrainian President Zelensky, as well as NATO countries, that Russia would use nuclear weapons. The OAN host then asked the Colonel if cavalier accusations of genocide and the use of nuclear weapons could lead to a military conflict between NATO and Russia.

MacGregor pushed back on the “nonsensical” notion that Russia would deploy nuclear weapons. Only the use of nuclear weapons by NATO or a large invading army on Russian borders would prompt the Kremlin to use nukes, MacGregor asserted. He further pointed out that the fallout would likely affect Russia proper, as well as its allies, due to the prevailing winds in Europe blowing from East to West.

The Colonel also believes that the war is in its “final phase” and that remaining Ukrainian troops will be mopped up within weeks. “It’s only going to get worse because we’re in the final phase of this war,” MacGregor said of the war in Ukraine.

The Colonel said this about the situation on the ground:

“Right now there are between 40 and 60 thousand Ukrainian troops left in Eastern Ukraine. They’re in an area of about 150-200 square miles. They’re immobilized, they’re entrenched in defensive positions. They have no fuel, they have only enough ammunition to sustain themselves for a few more weeks.

They don’t have enough water, they have no medical evacuation capability, and they have a-lot of civilians, who are actually Russians, living in the area. They’re now surrounded. And the Russian army is going to move very carefully to avoid civilian casualties there, but they will annihilate these Ukranian troops.” 

Colonel MacGregor also shared his “fear” that Ukraine falling could push the Biden Administration to war in order to save face.

“My fear is that when it becomes abundantly clear that all of these discussions about the ‘collapsing Russian army’ and the ‘great victorious Ukrainians’ fall apart, that then people really will say well we’ve got to do something,” MacGregor said on the situation in Ukraine. “Or we in Washington who’ve made all these ridiculous claims will look ridiculous yet again. That worries me, and I think it’s a valid one.”

Reading the Psyops Tea Leaves in Ukraine – Americans are Focused on Challenges at Home

Larry Johnson
April 12, 2022

OPINION: This article contains the author’s opinion.

If you are looking for sound military analysis of the situation on the ground in Ukraine set aside an hour or so and watch Gonzalo Lira’s interview of Scott Ritter. Scott has the best grasp of the military strategy and tactics at play in the Donbas.

I want to focus on the Ukrainian’s attempt to stage horrific attacks to gin up Western hatred of Russia. This has been the most “effective” component of Ukraine’s failing effort to fight Russia. But I put “effective” in quotes because the propaganda pushed about Bucha and the missile attack on Kramatorsk has not compelled NATO to intervene with ground and air forces inside Ukraine. The big show of sending tanks, outdated air defense systems and weapons to Ukraine is not changing the tactical situation on the ground. It just makes us feel better.

Unless NATO adopts the suicidal tactic of entering the battle on the ground, the United States and NATO will watch helplessly over the coming weeks (and possibly months) as the Ukrainian military capability bleeds out. At the same time, Ukraine’s economic situation will grow worse. What do I mean? Scarce fuel, limited hospital care and food shortages. The only avenue for imports and exports is over the western border with Poland. Assuming that some imports and exports could find their way over that border, it represents only a fraction of what Ukraine moved through its southern ports on the Black Sea. Normal life in Ukraine is kaput.

Scott Ritter correctly observes that the Ukrainian army pinned down in the east (i.e. Donbas) are entrenched in underground bunkers. While this offers the Ukrainian soldiers some measure of protection, it also means that these soldiers are not mobile and lack the armor and other motorized vehicles to mount a counter-offensive. In fact, any column of trucks or tanks is highly vulnerable to attack from Russian air assets, artillery and cruise missiles and would likely be quickly eradicated.

While the political class in Washington is engorged with desire to ratchet up support for Ukraine and take stronger action, the majority of the American public is not demanding action. Yes, there is sadness and anger about the suffering of the Ukrainian people, but the American public is not lining up to join a new war in a distant country. Instead, inflation, illegal immigrants flooding across the southern border and rising crime in urban areas is their worry and focus. In short, the propaganda war is failing.

I am both amused and sickened by the spectacle of the pundit Generals populating the cable news channels. They offer a harsh, delusional criticism of Russia’s lack of progress on the ground in Ukraine without conceding their own failures to pacify Iraq and Afghanistan. Notwithstanding an 800 billion dollar defense budget, the U.S. military failed to defeat the Taliban and failed to secure Iraq. Spending lots of money does not guarantee military success. And the good Lord knows we spent a ton. To what end?

I would hope that our nation will engage in some serious reflection and re-think the failed policies we have pursued for forty years. For example, sanctions do not work. If severe economic sanctions sufficed to cause regime change Cuba, North Korea, Iran, Iraq and Syria failed to understand that message. Imposing sanctions may play well politically in the States, but they have not worked to produce the political changes U.S. politicians hoped would occur.

The sanctions the United States have imposed on Russia have exposed the limits of U.S. power. The once almighty dollar’s dominance in the international economy is now in question. Russia did not curl up in a fetal position and die. It is forging new economic ties with the two largest countries in the world–China and India. We cannot ignore the new emerging economic order that is likely to constrain severely the ability of the United States to throw its weight around on the world stage.

It is time for the American people to put their own house in order. Rather than chase shiny objects in foreign lands, we should be rebuilding our infrastructure, securing our borders, reforming our justice system so that all Americans are treated equally and fairly, and demanding that the children who are imprisoned in dysfunctional urban centers are actually given a chance to be properly educated. Worrying about the welfare of Ukraine is insane when our own abode is on fire and rotted through with corrupt politicians who go to Washington and become wealthy. Those who insist we are still the most free country in the world should ask the political prisoners being held in American jails for daring to protest a stolen election what they think.

Zelensky Says Seeking Peace ‘without Delay’ in Latest Round of Talks with Russia

Sophie Mann
March 28th, 2022

Ukraine may be on track to declare neutrality and offer security guarantees to Russia “without delay,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said Monday, ahead of another day of negotiations to the weeks-long Russian invasion of his country.  

Ukraine’s priority, Zelensky also said, is continuing to ensure sovereignty and “territorial integrity,” in the face of a Russian government seeking to potentially divide up the nation.

Russia continues to demand that Ukraine drop aspirations of joining NATO, which Moscow sees as a threat to its own standing. Zelensky says the question of maintaining neutrality, which would keep Ukraine out of NATO, should be put to a vote by Ukrainians following a Russian withdrawal.

In an interview that, according to the Associated Press, has been banned from being published in Russia, Zelensky said, “We must come to an agreement with the president of the Russian Federation, and in order to reach an agreement, he needs to get out of there on his own feet … and come to meet me.”

Zelensky also emphasized Ukraine’s need for security guarantees of its own.

Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that President Vladimir Putin and Zelensky could meet, but only after key tenets of a potential deal are worked out.

“The meeting is necessary once we have clarity regarding solutions on all key issue,” he said. 

Talks between the neighboring countries have been going on for days now, failing to yield a deal that could end the more than month-old war.

In his nightly video address to his people, Zelensky told Ukrainians that he is seeking peace “without delay” in talks that are scheduled to begin in Istanbul, Turkey.

Moscow says its focus is now on take control of Ukraine’s entire eastern Donbas region, which has been partially controlled by Russia-backed separatists since 2014. A Russian military official said Friday that troops were being redirected to the east from other parts of the country, according to the Associated Press. 

VIDEO: Joe Biden Can Barely Walk – Waddles Through the Halls Smiling Like an Idiot at NATO Meetings

Jim Hoft
March 24, 2022

America is a non-factor on the global stage.

On Thursday Joe Biden arrived in Brussels for talks with NATO Countries on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The meetings were mostly for show. Everyone knows NATO is not going to get involved in a war with Russia.

Joe Biden waddled through the halls barely able to walk. This is America today. From Reagan to Trump… to this smiling idiot nobody takes seriously.

Biden smiled but took no questions.

Once again, America was absent at the tables. The imposter sat in. Thank goodness the Europeans do not have to face any mean tweets or a US president demanding they pay their fair share.

Zelenskyy Calls for Global Show of Support Behind Ukraine as Nato Summit Begins

Sophie Mann
March 24, 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called for a worldwide boost in support for Kyiv as NATO leaders take part in an emergency summit in Brussels on Thursday to discuss the war in Ukraine.

In his nightly video address to his nation and the world on Wednesday, Zelenskyy said, “Come to your squares, your streets. Make yourselves visible and heard. Say that people matter. Freedom matters. Peace matters. Ukraine matters.”

Russia unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has been meet by unexpectedly strong pushback from Ukrainian forces – though it is unclear for how long the Ukrainian military, far outmatched in size and resources by Russia, will be able to hold the attackers off. 

In Russia, the country’s government and economy continue to suffer under the weight of sanctions pouring in from nearly every corner of the globe. 

Zelenskyy, in his most recent video address, said he would ask NATO countries to issue “effective and unrestricted” support to Ukraine, including any weapons that may be needed by Kyiv. 

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg spoke prior to the start of the emergency summit on Thursday and said that the Russian invasion has effectively established a “new security reality in Europe” and that it will be “necessary to respond” in ways that match and counter the precedent seet by Russia last month. 

Ukrainian Biolabs Linked to EcoHealth Alliance, Which Helped Create and Unleash COVID-19

Ethan Huff
March 22, 2022

The web of lies surrounding the Pentagon-run biological weapons laboratories in Ukraine and elsewhere continues to unravel with new evidence showing that Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance (EHA) is also involved.

Along with Metabiota, EHA is a longtime partner of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which has been funding its bioweapons operations in Africa and elsewhere.

In 2009, USAID launched an early warning system for new and emerging diseases in 21 countries that was led by the University of California Davis‘ One Health Institute. One of the core partners on this project was EHA, along with Metabiota, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Smithsonian Institute.

According to the Daily Exposé, PREDICT partnered with EHA to carry out a nine-year effort to catalogue hundreds of thousands of biological samples, “including over 10,000 bats.”

A 2015 study funded by PREDICT looked at a “diversity of coronaviruses in bats.” The publishing of this study in 2017 preceded the unveiling of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) plandemic, which began in 2019, by just two years.

Entitled “Global patterns in coronavirus diversity” and published in the journal Virus Evolution, that paper explained how PCR assays were used to detect both known and novel coronaviruses.

“Results of a five-year study in 20 countries on three continents have found that bats harbor a large diversity of coronaviruses (CoV), the family of viruses that cause Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS),” wrote Columbia University‘s Mailman School of Public Health about the research.

One of the study’s 16 authors was, of course, Daszak, whom we know has serious conflicts of interest pertaining to the COVID plandemic. At that time, however, Daszak falsely declared no conflicts of interest.

EHA Executive Vice President William Karesh was also listed as an author. Daszak and Karesh’s company, we now know, is a longtime partner of the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), which is where the Fauci Flu is believed to have “escaped.”

“Notably, the relationship between the WIV and the American Biodefence establishment was advanced by EHA policy advisor, David R. Franz, former commander at US bioweapons lab at Fort Detrick,” further explained the Exposé.

WIV’s Dr. Shi Zhengli, a.k.a. “Batwoman,” had also worked with EHA’s Daszak on bat-related studies. As far back as 2005, Daszak and Zhengli were conducting research on SARS-like coronaviruses in bats. Several PREDICT-funded studies on SARS-like coronaviruses and Swine Flu count with both Zhengli’s and Daszak’s contributions. Perhaps the most noteworthy of these is a 2015 PREDICT and NIH-funded study she co-authored entitled: “A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence.”

EHA whistleblower says he believes Peter Daszak is a CIA “double agent, EcoHealth is a CIA front organization

Andrew Huff, a former vice president at EHA turned whistleblower, came forward to reveal that highly dangerous gain-of-function research was being conducted, and the funding managed, by his former employer.

EHA partners with and accepts cash from a variety of sources, Huff further revealed, including not just the National Institutes of Health (Francis Collins) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (Tony Fauci), but also a slew of other government agencies, private corporations, and foundations such as Google, Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Department of Defense (DoD) also funded EHA, according to an image tweeted by Huff on February 15 showing a list of contributions over the years.

“Rumor is that the DoD has been lying to Congress about funding EHA,” Huff wrote in the caption.

Huff believes that Daszak works directly with, or even for, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Huff stated that Daszak could be “a double agent working on behalf of the Chinese government,” and that EcoHealth is basically just “a CIA front organization.”

In a January 23 Twitter thread, Huff broke this all down even more, explaining that “not only is EcoHealth Alliance a CIA front organization, but the United States of America is primarily responsible for COVID, not China. COVID was a U.S. scientific R&D program where COVID was transferred to China.”

In other words, it might be better to call this thing the American Virus as opposed to the Chinese Virus. Or better yet, how about we call it the Pentagon Virus or even the NATO Virus?

Whatever the case may be, this rabbit hole clearly goes a whole lot deeper than even the “conspiracy theorists” thought it did.

“The start of the COVID-19 bioweapon was at the UNC lab with Baric and Shi,” wrote someone at the Exposé, UNC referring to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the others referring to Ralph Baric and Shi Zhengli.

“It would appear that the first COVID-19 bioweapon version was completed in 2015 in a joint effort by the U.S. and China,” this same commenter added after putting a few other pieces together.

More related news can be found at Corruption.news.

Just In: China Is Reportedly Demanding a “Full Account” of US Bio-military Activities” in Ukraine

Patty McMurray 
March 14th, 2022

The controversy surrounding the labs began last week when US Undersecretary Nuland testified in front of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee where she told Senator Marco Rubio that the US is working with Ukraine to prevent BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH FACILITIES from falling into the hands of Russian forces!”

“Ukraine has biological research facilities, which in fact we are now quite concerned Russian troops, Russian forces may be seeking to gain control of, so we are working with the Ukrainians on how they can prevent any of those research materials from falling into the hands of Russian forces should they approach,” Nuland said.

Top-rated Fox News host Tucker Carlson delved into the controversy after Nuland admitted the US was “helping” Ukraine to protect the bio-research facilities, saying, the Pentagon is lying about bio labs in Ukraine.

And then on Friday, at the request of Vladimir Putin, the UN Security Council met to present evidence of military biological activities allegedly by the United States in Ukraine.

Watch Russia’s UN Ambassador Vasily Nebenzia blast the United States for their alleged involvement in “bioweapons labs” in Ukraine:

UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield blasted Russia’s UN Ambassador and accused him of spreading lies.  “Ukraine does not have a biological weapons program. There are no Ukrainian biological weapons laboratories supported by the United States,” she told the UN Security Council.

Former US Rep. Democrat Tulsi Gabbard weighed in on the controversy on Twitter, where she demanded that the US secure the 25 bio labs in Ukraine. RINO Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), accused Gabbard of treason for her comments. Gabbard shot back in a videotaped message to Mitt Romney only moments ago.

After a week of bantering back and forth between Russia, NATO, and the US about alleged bio-military laboratories in Ukraine that are reportedly funded by the United States, Communist China has now reportedly stepped in and is demanding a “full account of US bio-military activities” in Ukraine. According to Disclose TV, the Chinese foreign ministry is claiming the US’ responses are “self-contradictory and confusing.”

NATO Announces They Will Not Fight for Ukraine on the Ground or in the Air — Rejects No-Fly Zone

Jim Hoft
March 4th, 2022

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced on Friday the alliance of Western nations will not fight for Ukraine. NATO will not send in ground troops and will not close the Ukrainian air space.

Whatever promises were made to Zelensky and the Ukrainians in the past were just tossed out a window.

Reuters reported:

NATO allies rejected Ukraine’s demand for no-fly zones on Friday, saying they were increasing support but that stepping in directly would lead to a broader, even more brutal European war so far limited to Russia’s assault on its neighbour.

Ukraine, a former Soviet republic, wants to join the European Union and Western military alliance NATO, whose members are bound in its founding treaty to defend each other from invasion.

“We are not part of this conflict,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told a news conference.

“We have a responsibility as NATO allies to prevent this war from escalating beyond Ukraine because that would be even more dangerous, more devastating and would cause even more human suffering.”

Here is video of NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg:

Hillary Clinton Finds A Way To Blame Trump For Russia And Ukraine Crisis

Carmine Sabia
February 27, 2022

If we examine the facts of the Ukraine situation we know that Russia annexed Crimea during the administration of former President Obama and are currently engaged in a war with Ukraine during the administration of President Joe Biden.

We also know that during the administration of former President Donald Trump the United States had a friendlier relationship with Russia and there was no war between Russia and Ukraine.

But when looking for someone to blame for the current war, former Secretary of State of 2016 Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton picked former President Trump in an op-ed for The Atlantic.

“Republican leaders are abandoning core tenets of American democracy even as the stakes in the global contest between democracy and autocracy are clearer and higher than at any time since the end of the Cold War,” she said in the piece that used the word “democracy” 47 times.

What is hilarious is that it was President Biden, in 2021, who said Ukraine had to clean up corruption in its government before it could join NATO.

“It depends on whether they meet the criteria. The fact is they still have to clean up corruption,” he said. “The fact is they have to meet other criteria to get into the Action Plan.”

“They have to convince, and it’s not easy,” he said. “I made a speech, years ago, to the Rada saying that — that Ukraine had an opportunity to do something that’s never occurred in the history of Ukraine: actually generate a democratically elected and not corrupt — led by oligarchies in any of the regions — nation.”

The irony of Hunter Biden’s dad saying that Ukraine has to stop corruption aside, fast forward one year and Ukraine is a hero in the eyes of the administration. And Clinton thinks the war is the fault of Republicans.

“Trump has always had a personal attachment to Putin,” she said. “which we don’t need to belabor here, and a long-standing admiration for dictators and disdain for democracy—going all the way back to his admiration for the brutal Chinese crackdown in Tiananmen Square decades ago.”

She said that Putin was a threat to “the promise of democracy — freedom, rule of law, human rights, self-determination” and then praised RINOS Rep. Liz Cheney and Rep. Adam Kinzinger for “braving the ire of their party,” which she said was “determined to discredit or co-opt the idea of democracy.”

“Representatives Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois are braving the ire of their party to serve on the House committee investigating January 6,” she said, though she never said what the relationship between January 6, 2021 and the current war between Russia and Ukraine is.

“We need a strong democracy in the United States to win the global argument with autocracy,” she said. “A strong democracy is also a precondition to mobilizing the resources necessary to deter aggression and compete economically and militarily.”

She gave hero status to Cheney and Kinzinger for not “going along with the Trump-led attack on American democratic institutions and legitimacy at precisely the time when we need to set an example for the world.”

“Sometimes it seems as if Liz Cheney is the only prominent Republican able to connect the dots between these domestic challenges and our international standing,” she said.

But, again, this war is happening at the same time Democrats have control of the White House, Senate and House of Representatives and as former President Trump is a private citizen.

Her op-ed comes at the same time as some are saying that she should be the Democrat nominee for president in 2024 and after she gave a speech at the New York Democrat Convention that some perceived to be her dipping her toes in the water.