Let's start with some truth.
Russia has been invaded many times over the centuries, some successful like the Mongols from the East, but Western invasions catastrophically failed -- Napoleon and Hitler for example.
Russia has long considered Ukraine a 'red line', a buffer zone, its 'near abroad', a place to fight, to protect the Motherland from the West.
I am not supporting Putin's invasion. I tell people you don't have to agree with the Russian mindset, but you must understand it.
NATO expansion to the border of the Russian Federation was madness, and sure to provoke a forceful response.
Every U.S. military strategist and civilian leader knew this.
But, they did it anyway, and got the war they wanted.
However, that never changed the eventual outcome of the conflict to fight Russia in its own backyard -- utter failure.
President Zelenskiy should have made peace in 2016. The West should have allowed Ukraine to become a neutral country, giving Russia the security assurances it wanted.
But peace was never the goal -- war was -- and they got what they wanted.
Our 'Department of Defense' and the brilliant minds in The White House sent outdated weapons, Western weapons in which Ukrainian forces were untrained, and lots of money which was siphoned off to oligarch offshore accounts.
There was zero accountability.
As the war dragged on, with hundreds of thousands of military and civilian casualties, our brave American generals continued 'fighting to the last Ukrainian', against a vastly numerically superior force, and a nation that has waited out many an invader.
American 'military experts' bragged about depleting US artillery rounds in Ukraine, and the subsequent sending of 'cluster bombs' to the Ukraine theater.
Now the average age of a Ukrainian soldier on the front is 42. Zelenskiy is emptying the hospitals of walking wounded, disabled, mentally ill, and elderly to go die in the Donbass stalemate.
AFP reported yesterday he is now recruiting as young as 15.
I guess fighting 'to the last Ukrainian' means killing the coming generation as well.
I've spent a total of over a year in Ukraine within the last decade. I was invited to write for Ukrainian newspapers because of my Russian coverage in The Washington Times. I've been to the front lines in Donbass. I was in Kyiv during the invasion, and was befriended by a close Ukrainian family, who allowed me to walk across the Moldovan border away from the fighting, as Russian paratroopers and missiles landed all around.
I've supported in my own home a Ukrainian refugee family for the better part of a year.
The Ukrainian people do not deserve what happened to them. They are being used by cynical Western leaders for some globalist dream of nirvana, wealth and corruption.
I'm disgusted by what the U.S. military senior officer corp has become.
These are not military professionals.
They are bought and paid for 'influencers'. No better than a 14 year old girl on Tik Tok.
We haven't even discussed Western support of Ukrainian ethnic cleansing in the East by Nazi battalions.
Now the war will end. Ukraine as we know it will end as Russia eventually takes Odessa and consolidates the gains into the Russian Federation.
Our 'experts' have not degraded the Russian military, quite the contrary.
The Russian defense complex is now pumping out millions of artillery rounds, advanced weapons, and has honed new tactics against Western equipment.
The Russian economy is now decoupled from the West, and our economic 'sanctions'.
Russia is now a serious threat to NATO defenses, which was not the case a few years ago.
The goal of the 'Ukraine War' unfortunately was to weaken America, and the West.
Our military generals have been complicit in this task.
Austin, and his band of grinning experts, assured in their board seat with a defense contractor, should be removed from office immediately, and let's restore honor to the American armed forces.