The search for truth in the Ukraine war

I think the world is at a major historical turning point.  China and Russia, with their allies and vassals, have begun an attack on a system of economic and military power dominated by the United States, which probably will succeed.  The Russian attack on Ukraine is a ramping up to that larger conflict.

That is why I am so obsessively focused on the war in Ukraine.  Trying to understand the conflict allows me to overcome my feeling of helplessness in the face of the coming catastrophe.

This video interview of Scott Ritter from last Wednesday is a good summary of the situation in Ukraine, which is different from the propaganda version in most U.S. newspapers and broadcast networks.  The meat of the interview begins at the seven-minute mark.  You don’t have to watch the whole thing to get something out of it.  

I think that Scott Ritter, Michael Hudson and the Naked Capitalism bloggers have the best handle on what’s going on.  Both Ritter and Hudson are giving video interviews to virtually anybody who will talk to them, and these interviews should be easy to find.  

Of course what they (and I) say is based on uncertain and incomplete knowledge.  The verdict of history may be different from what I (or you) think now.  But time spent trying to learn and understand is not time wasted.


Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in Perspective by Scott Ritter for Energy Intelligence.

The American Empire Self-Destructs by Michael Hudson.

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2 Responses to “The search for truth in the Ukraine war”

  1. Patrick Berting Says:

    This video really opened my eyes about the situation. As you say we don’t hear this point of view on MSM. Ritter predicts the Russians will win soon. I hope he is proved wrong.


  2. Fred (Au Natural) Says:

    So many things I could say! It would be an essay in the thousands of words. But to summarize, I don’t think Scott Ritter has a clue. There is now zero chance of a Russian victory in Ukraine. They lost that in 2014. There is an enormous amount of unfettered hatred for the Russians in every segment of Ukrainian society and a massive strategic loss to the west.

    Putin has to scavenge what he can and put a smiley face on it. There is a chance they might end up in a quagmire bigger than Vietnam and Afghanistan combined. You cannot pacify an area the size of France and 47 million people with what Putin has available.


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