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Interesting, Sensible, Balanced Analysis: “Every military sucks, it’s just which military sucks less.

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  • Dirk March 8, 2022, 12:02 PM

    Hmm this meat puppet must be American Partisan staff. One of the many experts on staff.


  • james wilson March 8, 2022, 12:21 PM

    The winner in war is who makes the fewest mistakes being a theme that goes way back. Wars are plays of incompetence written in propaganda. Even the losing side doesn’t get enough credit for incompetence.

  • KCK March 8, 2022, 4:03 PM

    I was going to recommend this very one to you. An infantry enlisted guy whose been to war, and has operational sense and applies it to what he can see. He has forgotten more than most will ever know or understand of the war arts. The places where I do quibble with him (I quibble with everything up to The Bible, and there I do literary analysis, anyway) are not really significant. He digs deeper than the average guy is able and sources things he says.

    My quibbles: he has a healthy dose of the pessimism every infantryman must have in order to survive the present. He hears a narrative, and he darkens it like an artist rubs fire on a ceramic or charcoal stumps on a paper. The Russians are stalled; he sees the operational narrative and keeps enough skepticism to keep from being disappointed in the intel narrative. He analyzes the stall as a regroup and uses recent Russian war history to paint you a picture of the near future. Good man.

    My approach differs: since 1979/80 I studied the Russian book (Gerard posted it several posts back – The field manual of the attack) and all of their books available, because: it was my job. When I see enough reportage that doesn’t align with the book, I am forced to analyze. The Russians say they must advance quickly, and then they never do. Ever. When I read the news critters say the Russians might go into Ukraine, and if they do it’ll be a lightning blitzkrieg. I said otherwise, but it’s because I watch what happens and not just read the book.

    Our YouTube personality is very talented – several grades-worth above his portfolio, actually. But he suffers from that thing where you look at your last war (for him it was Afghan/Iraq) and see through that lens and not through actual events (or as near-actual as sourcing fukn everything will get you). You throw out the BS, look at the nuggets that are left, and make your analysis.

    In our day, our pathos was a thing called “Vietnam Syndrome”. Once I understood what it was, I ceased to fall into that trap.

    Carry on. Oh, I read earlier on Drudge how the Poles are not going to advance aircraft into Ukraine (was the report talking about third party donated aircraft?) and just this afternoon the proTrumpNews says that Poland is removing its air force to Ramstein AFB. That, my friends, is some shit. It will bear very close scrutiny because some things are happening that you are not cleared to know, and neither am I. But I can watch.

  • ghostsniper March 9, 2022, 4:07 AM

    Another showboat. yawn

  • Dirk March 9, 2022, 7:52 AM

    LOL, ghost your a piece of work! Certainly your own man. Appreciate that.

  • James ONeil March 9, 2022, 9:38 AM

    I think it’s a big mistake seeing this as Putin/Russia vs the Ukraine. This is someone vs the globalist world order.

    Take Kyiv? Small potatoes. For example someone has destabilized the US dollar and the monetary system is a new ballgame.

    Did someone, anyone, know who they were attacking when they entered the Ukraine? I suspect not, but they do know now. That being true, I wonder how they’ll play it out.

    BTW; last I heard, 2-3 days ago, Russian fuel prices have dropped, cost less to fill a tank, at least in the Russian far east, grocery store shelves are still full, even Lays potato chips, at least in the Russian far east.

    Guess I’ll gas up when I head out to North Pole this morning, before the evening price jump.