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Former adviser to the head of the Pentagon: Biden's promise to support Kiev is similar to Britain's promise to support the Poles in 1939

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US President Joe Biden in vain encourages the desire of the Ukrainian "hawks" to unfreeze the conflict in Donbass. This idea is insane, as it could drag Washington into a direct military confrontation with Russia.


This is how retired Colonel Douglas McGregor, a former adviser to the US Secretary of Defense under the Trump administration, argues in an article published by The American Conservative.

A retired US military man talks about possible American intervention in the conflict between Kiev and Moscow. He believes that with his rhetoric, Biden is drawing his country into a struggle for which it is not ready.

More and more calls are being made in Kiev to resolve the Donbass problem by military means, and the Washington administration encourages these bellicose statements, declaring support for Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity. True, the colonel is well aware that Ukraine can only count on the moral support of its American partners.

Biden's pledge to support Kiev and the Ukrainian government's plan to reclaim territories, including Luhansk, Donetsk or Crimea, is similar to the British government's pledge to help the Poles in the event of a German attack on Poland in 1939. It is just as empty.

- he writes. At the same time, it is not entirely clear who today the ex-adviser to the head of the Pentagon compares with Germany of the 1939 model, especially given the nature of the then and today's events in Europe.
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    1. hirurg
      hirurg April 12 2021 15: 46
      +9

      And if the ex, then the brains begin to work.
      They feed them something at the service ...
      After dismissal, in accordance with the half-life of the drug, consciousness begins to return.
      But the process is quite long.
      And the restoration of synaptic connections to the end is impossible.
      1. Civil
        Civil April 12 2021 15: 54
        -19%
        Compared to Hitler's Reich ... propaganda works for the war, on both sides. In principle, Moscow will agree to annex the LDNR to raise patriotism, but there is no money to capture the conditional Kharkov. Strange as it may seem, the sanctions are doing their job for the collapse of the economy.
        1. Svarog
          Svarog April 12 2021 16: 01
          -6
          Quote: Civil
          Strange as it may seem, the sanctions are doing their job for the collapse of the economy.

          Surprisingly different .. the government continues the same policy, as if the sanctions do not harm them .. well, they certainly don’t harm them .. they shift everything to us .. ha..that I myself answered my own question ..
          As for Ukraine, Zelensky is very afraid to fight ... but he wants the owner to stroke it ... for the United States, any alignment in this situation is at hand ... this is a competent foreign policy ..
          1. hrych
            hrych April 12 2021 19: 54
            +12
            Quote: Civil
            Strange as it may seem, the sanctions are doing their job for the collapse of the economy.

            What is money? wassat Currency? Gold? Rubles? Prompt. RF is a self-sufficient state. Especially the Russian Federation is self-sufficient in the three pillars of the economy. The first is mineral resources, primarily energy resources, and what is more, the world's largest exporter. The second is food, moreover, exports have surpassed the military-industrial complex. The third is the military-industrial complex itself. Russia does not buy weapons, but it is the largest supplier, second only to the United States and holds almost a quarter of the world market. Let's compare the West, including the United States. And oh, horror, complete dependence on the supply of minerals. Take the PRC, where it is completely dependent on the supply of minerals, dependence on the supply of food and even weapons. It actually buys from the Russian Federation fighters, engines for fighters, air defense systems, radars, etc. I will repeat the question. What kind of money? laughing
            Quote: Svarog
            the government continues the same policy, as if the sanctions do not harm them ... they shift everything onto us.

            How did the sanctions prevent you personally? Which of the sanctions have affected you personally? For example. The first sanctions list included 11 people (Matvienko, Rogozin, etc.) Then 20 more people were added to the sanctions list (Yakunin, Rottenberg, etc.) Are you included in the first or second list? wassat December 19, 2015 a ban was imposed on "the export of American goods, technologies and services to the Crimea", as well as the import of goods and services from the Crimea to the United States. How many American goods did you ship to Crimea? How many Crimean goods have you sold in the US? wassat Well, so, Gazprom's daughters were limited there, I had to start other daughters wassat The counter-sanctions soon hit you ... the European Parmesan is gone. For import substitution, the ruble was deliberately lowered. I agree. What do you use in Russia? Do you need cheap dollars? What for? Pay in hard currency in the Lantern Quarter? Then I agree. I support wassat
        2. svp67
          svp67 April 12 2021 16: 08
          +9
          Quote: Civil
          Strange as it may seem, the sanctions are doing their job for the collapse of the economy.

          And far from being the worst, especially in terms of equipping the army.
          Quote: Civil
          In principle, Moscow will agree to annex the LDNR to raise patriotism, but there is no money to capture the conditional Kharkov.

          You are funny. Do you think that sanctions and Western pressure on us in this case will be less?
          No, here already on their part the reaction will be the same. The question is different, but how much do we need the same Kharkov or is it more important now, if the situation develops according to a military scenario, move in a different direction. And we have enough money and forces for the capture not only for Kharkov, but also for Kiev and Lvov. The question is PERFORMANCE.
          1. Svarog
            Svarog April 12 2021 16: 21
            -4
            Quote: svp67
            The question is PERFORMANCE.

            The question of expediency can be discussed when people have something to offer .. Ukraine certainly needs to be kept in its orbit .. but how is this possible now? Choosing between two capitalists, the worker will choose the option with a higher pay .. Is the Russian Federation capable of this? Of course not..
            Therefore, in this system we will only be ruined ..
            But if the Russian Federation proposed socialism with its social obligations, the question would have played in different colors.
            Strange as it may seem, the sanctions are doing their job for the collapse of the economy.

            And far from being the worst, especially in terms of equipping the army.

            Why do you need an army if the population is declining at an accelerated rate even without war? There is no war, but the decline is like in a war ..
            1. svp67
              svp67 April 12 2021 16: 23
              +5
              Quote: Svarog
              when people have something to offer ..

              It is also a matter of PERFORMANCE
              Quote: Svarog
              When choosing between two capitalists, the worker will choose the option with a higher pay.

              Not always ... There are also other questions.
              1. Svarog
                Svarog April 12 2021 16: 28
                -1
                Quote: svp67

                Not always ... There are also other questions.

                Yes, I agree .. but when one bourgeois persuades and buys for twenty years .. and the other does nothing, then the choice in favor of the first has already been made. In other words, it was necessary to work with Ukraine and work seriously, growing and involving their elite in our projects .. But there was no such goal .. and even now it is not ..
                1. svp67
                  svp67 April 12 2021 16: 30
                  +1
                  Quote: Svarog
                  But there was no such goal .. and even now it is not ..

                  Sorry ... great regret
            2. Xnumx vis
              Xnumx vis April 12 2021 18: 41
              0
              Quote: Svarog
              Why do you need an army if the population is declining at an accelerated rate even without war? There is no war, but the decline is like in a war ..

              What should a comrade do? Please advise!
            3. Rubi0
              Rubi0 April 12 2021 18: 58
              +2
              Are you serious about socialism? Offer the generals military assistance like the States in the amount of 200-300 million for which you can build summer cottages on the Dnieper, officials have a billion to drink like the IMF, patriots still have little things for iPhones so that there will be a result, but with socialism this is definitely a failure. Remember everyone wants their own Mezhyhirya and a golden toilet)))
            4. hrych
              hrych April 12 2021 20: 06
              +2
              Quote: Svarog
              Why do you need an army if the population is declining at an accelerated rate even without war? There is no war, but the decline is like in a war ..

              Why did the population of the Russian Federation grow by 2 million and one million Crimeans? Why has half a million residents of the LPR received Russian citizenship? In total, about 4 million in the LDNR are actually ours. This is bad? So to speak. Due to the Crimea, LDNR and Ukrainian citizens as a whole, the growth of the population of the Russian Federation is expected to reach 150 million in the near future. Moreover, the percentage of the Slavic population will be close to 90%. This is bad?
          2. Vladimir Mashkov
            Vladimir Mashkov April 12 2021 16: 39
            +3
            If Colonel McGregor really thinks Biden encourages velikoukrov, then he is a naive person. Biden orders!
          3. Civil
            Civil April 12 2021 19: 06
            0
            Quote: svp67
            Do you think that sanctions and Western pressure on us in this case will be less?

            This is precisely the question, sanctions will be introduced and it is necessary to be in time before the severe economic crisis, at least something to be resolved with Ukraine.
        3. Incvizitor
          Incvizitor April 12 2021 19: 16
          0
          The FSA is much worse than the Reich, it occupied a lot more countries and killed a lot more people.
        4. yehat2
          yehat2 April 13 2021 10: 18
          -1
          Quote: Civil
          Moscow will join the LDNR to raise patriotism

          that's just the LDND recently clearly showed that it is better to die from the Maydauns than the power of the United Russia.
          so there is no reason to talk about joining.
      2. Egoza
        Egoza April 12 2021 16: 55
        +2
        Quote: hirurg
        After dismissal, in accordance with the half-life of the drug, consciousness begins to return.

        Come on. First, they earn a pension for themselves, and after that, they won't take away their pension, otherwise there will be a BIG NOISE in the army. So you can talk almost frankly
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      4. 210ox
        210ox April 12 2021 19: 22
        0
        Well, seriously, it's just that the sword of Damocles disappears over their heads. Say what you think, not what they want to hear from you. The truth is, there are stubborn people for life. Like McCain.
    2. credo
      credo April 12 2021 15: 48
      +2
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      hedgehog very

      The more retired US military and politicians write and talk about it, the more chances that the current US administration will really heed their conclusions and warnings.
      1. Jaromir
        Jaromir April 12 2021 15: 52
        +8
        It has never happened before that the current administration of the White House would listen to one of the ex-officials.
        1. credo
          credo April 12 2021 16: 00
          +4
          Quote: Jaromir
          It has never happened before that the current administration of the White House would listen to one of the ex-officials.

          Well, why not. As an example, the US aggression against Vietnam and the numerous casualties by the US military, which led to massive interventions against the US war in Vietnam.
          Do not discount the secret revenge of the Republicans, from whom the Democrats so unceremoniously took power. For any reason they will now undertake just to annoy the democrats and remind them of everything that they promised the people. And the multi-million dollar spending on distant Ukraine from the US budget is an excellent reason to raise supporters under the slogan - "There is no power of democrats who spend budget money on naked-ass Papuans."
      2. Kurare
        Kurare April 12 2021 15: 52
        +2
        Quote: credo
        ... the more chances that the current US administration will really heed their conclusions and warnings.

        I fundamentally disagree. The dogs bark - the caravan moves on. And the Americans will fight the Russian threat to the last inhabitant of Ukraine, in order to have a reason to introduce new sanctions and force the Europeans (Germany) to abandon SP2.
        1. credo
          credo April 12 2021 16: 08
          +1
          Quote: Kurare
          Quote: credo
          ... the more chances that the current US administration will really heed their conclusions and warnings.

          I fundamentally disagree. The dogs bark - the caravan moves on. And the Americans will fight the Russian threat to the last inhabitant of Ukraine, in order to have a reason to introduce new sanctions and force the Europeans (Germany) to abandon SP2.

          I would not be so categorical, given that the situation in the United States itself is not rosy.
          It is unlikely that spending on someone else's war will raise a sense of patriotism among the local US population for their President and Congress. Above, I explained my position to Jaromir.
          Considering today's news about another "innocently" murdered Negro in the United States, we can say that the intensity of passions in the internal life of the United States does not subside and the US spending on other people's conflicts and distant wars will not help to pacify them.
          1. Kurare
            Kurare April 12 2021 16: 58
            0
            Quote: credo
            I would not be so categorical, given that the situation in the United States itself is not rosy.

            And the situation with Ukraine is practically uninteresting for an ordinary citizen of the United States. Except for one thing - some small and defenseless country is offended by the "killer" Putin, and as a result, Russia needs to be punished. The latest polls in the United States show that almost 70% of Americans consider Russia to be an aggressive country that needs to be stopped.
            Quote: credo
            It is unlikely that spending on someone else's war will raise a sense of patriotism among the local US population for their President and Congress.

            The costs there are minimal, no one will even pay attention to them. Plus, they mostly go through shell companies like US Aid. In addition to everything, they are included in the budget as "opposition to Russian aggression." And if that is not enough, they will print it. As for patriotism - see above: Russia's aggressive policy must be stopped, which is what the President and Congress are doing.
            Quote: credo
            ... the intensity of passions in the internal life of the United States does not subside

            They are "for now" allowed to do so. If necessary, they will quickly stop it! Remember the story of the "storming of the Capitol". People were simply called internal terrorists and no one even uttered a word!
  2. Bradley
    Bradley April 12 2021 15: 42
    +1
    Former adviser to the head of the Pentagon: Biden's promise to support Kiev is similar to Britain's promise to support the Poles in 1939

    Does anyone really think that the Americans will tear their T-shirt off for Ukraine? Moreover, if they hit us, we will hit them.
    To help financially, technically and by intelligence - yes, directly - no.
    1. Rusticolus
      Rusticolus April 12 2021 22: 09
      0
      Here you are all writing here, the Americans are so smart, but ours are not. It's easy to be smart with the printing press in your wallet. Dap is necessary, and will print so much. And we just have to buy a kalabakha-babai for the last paycheck. And at least they won't come to us. And even if we give some punks in turnips. Serious guys will not climb, because all the same kalabakha-babai. If a person has a grenade in his hand, you can beat him. Getting out of the fight alive is unlikely. And therefore ... nah such a fight is needed. Sharing off the raids, yes. But in a messy flattery, but nafig it is necessary. You can't carry money in your pockets to the next world. Even the shadow rulers of the world.
      1. Bradley
        Bradley April 12 2021 23: 15
        0
        That's all well and good, but what does my comment and me have to do with it? Or have I missed the point?
        1. Rusticolus
          Rusticolus April 13 2021 08: 42
          0
          I didn't get it. Firstly, the essence is the same, no one will grab the stubs, and secondly, the discussion tree on the phone is not so awful. Someone reads the news only during a smoke break.
  3. Trapp1st
    Trapp1st April 12 2021 15: 43
    +6
    Former adviser to the head of the Pentagon: Biden's promise to support Kiev is similar to Britain's promise to support the Poles in 1939
    Test, it turns out there is not all with greetings.
    1. Oleg1263
      Oleg1263 April 12 2021 15: 49
      +3
      And they all get smarter at once, as soon as they become "Ex-".
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  5. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich April 12 2021 15: 55
    +4
    The Chubates will not understand this. This is not their level.
  6. Holuay T.O
    Holuay T.O April 12 2021 16: 05
    -1
    Yes, the war will be Ukraine will be thrown
  7. Alexander Kopychev
    Alexander Kopychev April 12 2021 16: 34
    +2
    Before "supporting" Poland, Churchill called it "the hyena of Europe." Have you already invented a nickname for nenki?
  8. Babermetis
    Babermetis April 12 2021 18: 25
    +1
    The neoliberals, led by Biden, will not / will not / cannot read the American Conservative magazine.

    A retired colonel and adviser to the Trump administration ... but who is he to the current administration?
  9. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 April 12 2021 20: 59
    0
    Surprisingly, retired Colonel Douglas McKgregor knows the history of World War II.
  10. A.TOR
    A.TOR April 13 2021 14: 18
    0
    In the 39th England and France declared war on Germany, from that moment slowly but surely the formation of the anti-Hitler coalition began.
    Now let's consider the option in which today's China is a kind of analogue of the USSR at that time ...
  11. Graduate student
    Graduate student April 18 2021 21: 32
    +12
    Former adviser to the head of the Pentagon

    Nobody in the West listens to ex-advisers. He worked his way and that's it, no longer needed. Especially
    Col.