Scott Ritter: Ukraine cannot win this war. It’s a ‘fantasy.’

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      soryang
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      Scott has an excellent discussion of the history of arms control, how it started and how the US dismantled it.  This begins after his review of the title subject Why Ukraine cannot win this war.

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      djean111
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      and the UK to openly join in.  He seems to be getting more frantic.

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

      "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

      A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

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        jbnw
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        Ukraine can’t win – but I worry about what happens if the US and NATO decide to send their troops and weapons into Ukraine in a full scale invasion across the Dnieper into what was Ukraine and what’s now Russia.

        Even Zelensky remembers that the Minsk accords existed as he says there will be no Minsk 3. None of this had to happen, hundreds of thousands did not have to die, and millions did not have to flee Ukraine.

        All it took would have been for Biden to encourage the implementation of diplomatic agreements of the Minsk accords, agreed to by the UN Security Council when he was Vice-President, rather than to provide what seems to be unlimited weapons to Kyiv.

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      Passionate Progressive
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      journalist, attorney, activist and eco-socialist…………

      The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

      It takes all the technical proficiency our system can provide to make up for the woeful lack of popular support and political savvy of most of the regimes that the West has thus far sought to prop up.........Bernard Fall

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      Babel 17
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      If he cuts a pragmatic deal with America where the administration gets to declare that they compelled Putin to stand down, the American negotiators know he’d be likely to stick to it.

      And a well crafted deal could cut Zelenskyy out, while assuring that Ukraine would get “taken care of” by Western nations. Ukraine gets demilitarized, and Putin goes along with the West grifting away in Ukraine, and maybe even kicking in some money to keep Ukraine fed, happy, and demilitarized.

      Sure, the current leaders of the West’s ultimate goal would remain to get Russia subordinate to the new world order, but maintaining their personal political power and finances is Job Number One.

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