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Retired U.S. intelligence officer: If you want to fight Russia, you should inquire about the story of Napoleon

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In the United States, they share their thoughts and predictions about how high a price Washington will have to pay if it gets involved in an armed conflict with Russia in Ukraine. Earlier it was noted that the Biden administration is even considering the question of suspending the provision of military-technical assistance to Ukraine in order to "give a signal" to Moscow and de-escalation.


The US intelligence community, including representatives of the retired corps, are also thinking about the situation and its possible consequences.

US military intelligence officer Rebecca Koffler, commenting on the situation, says that "if there is an armed conflict between the US and Russia over Ukraine, then this war will be impossible to win." The end result will not cost the many lives of US citizens, Koffler said. A retired United States military intelligence officer has argued that both powers are carriers of nuclear weapons. weapons, but for Russia it is fundamentally important to keep the situation near its borders under control.

Koffler points out that the actions taken and ready to be taken by Russia in Ukraine are perceived by Moscow as self-defense:

I cannot rule out that the Russians, in the event of our armed intervention in Ukraine, will use the option with a preemptive strike. It could be cyber or space strike. And they will be destructive. We have already seen how they recently tested anti-satellite weapons. They have shown that they are capable of destroying American satellites.

As Officer Koffler notes, in this case, the United States will have to launch a nuclear strike. And this will lead to disastrous consequences for the whole world.

Retired U.S. Intelligence Officer:

To fight with Russia ... in the end, no one could defeat Russia on its territory. If you want to fight with Russia, then you should ask history with Napoleon, Hitler, the Swedish king, whose army was defeated by Russian troops under the command of Peter I in 1709 ...

In fact, Koffler makes it clear that Ukraine should be perceived by Washington, if not as a direct territory of modern Russia, then as such a territory in a historical context.

Koffler, quoted by the American channel Fox News, summing up, says that "it must be stated that Ukraine is not one of the vital interests of the United States, just as American territorial integrity does not depend on Ukraine in the current state of affairs."

The retired US intelligence officer has made it clear that fighting Russia over Ukraine is insane for the United States.
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  1. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 30 November 2021 06: 48
    +18
    No one will fight for Ukraine, Ukraine is a one-time asset in the hands of the West, they will push it to Russia in order to blame it for all sins. Ukraine is already a burden for the West and the puppets do not want to go to Russia, realizing what awaits them, and the West demands to work off the invested funds ...
    1. Civil
      Civil 30 November 2021 07: 06
      -20
      Quote: Pessimist22
      No one will fight for Ukraine, Ukraine is a one-time asset in the hands of the West, they will push it to Russia in order to blame it for all sins. Ukraine is already a burden for the West and the puppets do not want to go to Russia, realizing what awaits them, and the West demands to work off the invested funds ...

      And here and there the capitalists with the oligarchs ... the purpose of the war is not clear. Acquisition of territory for agricultural holdings? 20 million taxpayers for the FIU? Seizing factories for "effective managers"? What's the point? What will the common people get from this, besides another impoverishment? For inadequate, Crimea is ours.
      1. Pessimist22
        Pessimist22 30 November 2021 07: 17
        +4
        Your position is clear, what do you propose to do?
        1. Civil
          Civil 30 November 2021 07: 28
          -5
          Quote: Pessimist22
          Your position is clear, what do you propose to do?

          This is not a position, these are questions. My position is even simpler - war to the bitter end. It is better to be proud but poor than humiliated and poor.
      2. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 30 November 2021 07: 26
        +16
        Katz, offers to surrender? And your wording about our Crimea leads to the idea that you are from the country. A fighter with the regime, from the couch!
        1. Civil
          Civil 30 November 2021 07: 30
          -8
          Quote: tralflot1832
          Katz, offers to surrender? And your wording about our Crimea leads to the idea that you are from the country. A fighter with the regime, from the couch!

          I am a Soviet man, you gentlemen will not understand. Crimea and the Ukrainian SSR, when ours were in power, were not in a foreign country.
          1. tralflot1832
            tralflot1832 30 November 2021 07: 37
            +8
            You now interpret our Crimea in an original way, who recognizes it with all your heart, are they second-class people for you?
            1. Civil
              Civil 30 November 2021 07: 39
              -1
              Quote: tralflot1832
              You now interpret our Crimea in an original way, who recognizes it with all your heart, are they second-class people for you?

              This is a historical fact. The return of Crimea to the Russian Federation is also a historical fact.
              1. tralflot1832
                tralflot1832 30 November 2021 07: 56
                +14
                And the people who live in Crimea and Russia, who do you think? Neodequats? You know how to write comments with a double meaning, there is always the opportunity to fade.
                1. Flooding
                  Flooding 30 November 2021 08: 07
                  +5
                  "For Moscow, the return of Ukraine and other former Soviet republics under Russia's wing is a matter of national survival. It is this mentality that underlies Putin's policies, including the annexation of Crimea."

                  Written with understanding.
                  Full text of the article on Inosmi

                  https://inosmi.ru/politic/20211129/251014989.html

                  Rebekah Koffler is the author of the book "Putin's Playbook. Russia's Secret Plan How to Defeat America"


                  which the author claims was censored by the government

                  more details: https://rebekahkoffler.com/
                  1. tralflot1832
                    tralflot1832 30 November 2021 08: 19
                    +4
                    Not a very good comparison, it smells like an American cliche, Putin, Muamr Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein are still devil, one war with Iran is worth something. bad up to this point. So for reflection, Kiriyenko, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the President, held an award in honor of the 30th anniversary of Lukoil with state awards. In general, according to the state, this is due to him, I have a suspicion that he is being trained for a higher position. My personal opinion.
                    1. Flooding
                      Flooding 30 November 2021 08: 24
                      +2
                      Quote: tralflot1832
                      Not a very good comparison, it smells like an American stamp, Putin, Muamr Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein - heck, one war with Iran is worth something.

                      the author, in any case, writes from the position of an American subject and a special officer. services.
                      writes about protecting the interests of the United States, as she understands them
                      you cannot demand more from her
                      1. tralflot1832
                        tralflot1832 30 November 2021 08: 58
                        +3
                        It is sacred to defend the country's interests, and we also need to act in the same way.
                      2. Vladimir Mashkov
                        Vladimir Mashkov 1 December 2021 13: 42
                        +3
                        And I liked this Koffer! There are still reasonable women and even officers in the United States!
                    2. Roman_vh
                      Roman_vh 1 December 2021 17: 59
                      +2
                      In the case of Kirieshka, Zyugzyugich will soon become president. Something I point out, then let everything remain as it is (they will come up with a pill) :)))
          2. james
            james 30 November 2021 10: 24
            +6
            Crimea was then de facto Russian, and they spoke Russian there and felt themselves to be Russians, not Ukrainians, in contrast to Chernigov, Vinnitsa, Kiev, etc.
          3. lopvlad
            lopvlad 1 December 2021 16: 43
            +3
            Quote: Civil
            I am a Soviet man


            this statement does not mean anything, since a Soviet person could be both a hero and a traitor.
            Quote: Civil
            For inadequate, Crimea is ours.
            you are more likely to belong to the latter.
            you are more likely to relate to
      3. meandr51
        meandr51 2 December 2021 10: 45
        +2
        Do you think that if Crimea were American, Russia would be better off? It's the same with Ukraine. But Ukraine does not have to be included in Russia. It is enough to provide reliable control over it. It is cheaper than constantly keeping large forces against NATO forces in Ukraine and building an anti-IRBM missile defense system on its territory.
        The people gain is the real world. As after the annexation of Crimea. Otherwise, the war is assured. The West will never calm down. He must be constantly reassured.
    2. Thrifty
      Thrifty 30 November 2021 07: 19
      +4
      Why is it always so in the USA, as soon as it became or became used, the brains began to work ???
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 30 November 2021 08: 35
        +3
        Quote: Thrifty
        https://inosmi.ru/politic/20211129/251014989.html

        In my opinion, you should not delude yourself. The number of "enlightened ones" in the West in general and in America specifically is vanishingly small. And to say that they influence something there is to make your own slippers laugh. To send Rebekah Koffler a certificate signed by Putin and a birthday clock is a disgusting thing for a person to do. Tomorrow she will be summoned to some McCarthy committee and asked, "At what point did you become an agent of the Kremlin?" Let him live as he lives. Look, Michael Moore is not particularly pecked. And Oliver Stone too - not on the scale of the figure. They will simply step over any committee.
      2. aslan balayev
        aslan balayev 30 November 2021 10: 12
        +2
        Quote: Thrifty
        Why is it always so in the USA, as soon as it became or became used, the brains began to work ???

        Because an intelligence officer would quickly have his brains in place, possibly with his head. And at least, the loss of work even before publication.
        1. kytx
          kytx 1 December 2021 03: 56
          +1
          There is such a moment. All these "exes" often voice what an official cannot voice. And what is the demand from the "former"? He kind of expressed his private opinion.
        2. Roman_vh
          Roman_vh 1 December 2021 18: 02
          0
          At the top level, they do not have time to become enlightened, because from the office immediately to the crematorium.
    3. Reserve buildbat
      Reserve buildbat 1 December 2021 19: 19
      -1
      It is not an asset. This is a disposable item.
  2. Victor_B
    Victor_B 30 November 2021 06: 50
    0
    If you want to fight with Russia, then you should inquire about the story of Napoleon
    In addition to Napoleon, he could still remember the story of Hitler.
    Yes, and their own intervention in the Civil, too, we can remember how it ended.
    Where do you bury you so much later?
    1. Volodin
      Volodin 30 November 2021 07: 07
      +13
      Quote: Victor_B
      In addition to Napoleon, he could still remember the story of Hitler.

      She (not he) remembered. If you read the whole text ...
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 30 November 2021 07: 08
        0
        Quote: Volodin
        If you read the whole text ...

        Someone averted my eyes ...
    2. Retvizan 8
      Retvizan 8 30 November 2021 07: 19
      +3
      Dear you read the article, retired intelligence officer Koffler, this is not "he", but she, this is a woman.
      And also yours: ... "he could still remember the story of Hitler" ..
      And to get up is this: "the story of Napoleon, Hitler, the Swedish king"
      Well, otherwise I agree with you. wassat
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 30 November 2021 07: 21
        +4
        Quote: Retvizan 8
        Dear, you have read the article

        Above already brought pardon ...
        Just distracted by the arm ...
        1. Retvizan 8
          Retvizan 8 30 November 2021 07: 24
          +5
          Then, seeing your remorse now, I'll put a plus! drinks
          1. Victor_B
            Victor_B 30 November 2021 07: 24
            +1
            Similarly
            drinks
    3. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 30 November 2021 08: 46
      +6
      Quote: Victor_B
      In addition to Napoleon, he could still remember the story of Hitler.

      And here is a stop.
      .
      America absorbs with mother's milk, teaches at school, writes essays in college, receives degrees and composes books, that it was America that won the Second World War. She also defeated Hitler (in the Pacific Ocean? Normandy? Sicily? North Africa?). Well, the UK helped a little. Oh, yes ... We almost forgot ... Russia also got in the way somewhere under our feet ...

      So Russia and the defeat of Hitler in America will never be linked. About the Swedes, you can. The Swedes are far away and in 1709 America did not lead the "anti-Swedish coalition".
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 30 November 2021 08: 49
        +5
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        So Russia and the defeat of Hitler in America will never be linked.

        True!
        I here in bourgeoisie once asked my daughter's friend (and this is 19 years old!) - who won the war.
        Yes!
        The United States of America!
        And this is how they teach at school in Canada.
        She was very surprised that the Soviet Union lost more than 20 million!
        But our former do not forget the war.
        On May 9, the Immortal Regiment recalls the May Day demonstration.
        Thousands of people!
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 30 November 2021 10: 47
          +2
          Quote: Victor_B
          I here in bourgeoisie once asked my daughter's friend (and this is 19 years old!) - who won the war.
          Yes!
          The United States of America!

          Ask any American in any city in America: "What is Ukraine and what does Russia have to do with it?" and any American will tell you about the evil totalitarian Russia, which is at war with the democratic and kind Ukraine. About the same in the news they say - then it’s true. Ask to show Russia and Ukraine on the world map - they are looking for Russia in the region of India or in Africa. About Ukraine - just a stupor. If there was a map of the moon, they would look there. Every fifth person in Europe is looking for America!

          The most interesting thing is that this survey was not conducted by RT, not by Michael Moore and not by J. Chiesa. The Americans themselves organized it, they were NOT connected in ANY way with Russia. This is how they ascertained the level of awareness and education of Americans of different age groups. The plot was shown on Euronews half a year ago.
    4. lukewarm
      lukewarm 30 November 2021 09: 36
      +2
      Rebecca is her. And Hitler was there, among others. And where to bury ... We will find. Don't forget how many of ours have died. Pobole than aggressors, by the way.
  3. alex neym_2
    alex neym_2 30 November 2021 06: 50
    +1
    Also made a discovery for me! Although let him broadcast the historical truth from his belfry - maybe it will come faster for the stupid ones?
  4. Fedor Sokolov
    Fedor Sokolov 30 November 2021 06: 52
    +2
    It’s a pity that only retirees can afford to say smart things in the West.
  5. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 30 November 2021 06: 58
    +5
    I, too, do not understand the motives of the Americans to die on the other side of the globe ... what have they lost in Ukraine, why would it be worth dying for? what
    Afghanistan has vividly demonstrated the failure of US foreign policy.
    It is vitally important for Russia to ensure its security on its western borders near Ukraine ... there is motivation for this.
  6. aszzz888
    aszzz888 30 November 2021 06: 59
    +3
    Koffler, quoted by the American channel Fox News, summing up, says that "it must be stated that Ukraine is not one of the vital interests of the United States, just as American territorial integrity does not depend on Ukraine in the current state of affairs."
    His words to those who want to sing with Russia, but in the ears!
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 30 November 2021 10: 25
      +1
      Quote: aszzz888
      Koffler, quoted by the American channel Fox News, summing up, says that "it must be stated that Ukraine is not one of the vital interests of the United States, just as American territorial integrity does not depend on Ukraine in the current state of affairs."
      His words those who want to sing with Russia, but in the ears!
      Her words... Koffler is a woman though. And yet, yes, not having a bad start, she never completed the thought about the consequences of the conflict for the United States, since China will definitely seize the palm in the world without firing a single shot, and the "hegemon" will finally lose its position.
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 30 November 2021 10: 35
        +1

        Nyrobsky (Dmitry)
        Today, 10: 25
        Her words. Koffler is a woman though.
        Perhaps. Most likely it is. But does it NOW have any current meaning for sex distinction in Europe? request
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 30 November 2021 10: 49
          +1
          Quote: aszzz888
          But does it NOW have any current meaning for sex distinction in Europe?
          winked However, no! lol
          1. aszzz888
            aszzz888 30 November 2021 10: 57
            +1

            Nyrobsky (Dmitry)
            Today, 10: 49
            NEW

            0
            Quote: aszzz888
            But does it NOW have any current meaning for sex distinction in Europe?
            winked However, no! lol
            It's true! Let them walk there even on their heads, only to us with their samovar) do not climb.
  7. AshPoseidon
    AshPoseidon 30 November 2021 07: 04
    +2
    For some reason, their retirees often have adequate thoughts. Maybe after being fired, they stop taking blue pills and harsh reality begins to roll over them. wassat
  8. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 30 November 2021 07: 12
    +1
    I read the comments and laugh, I see that some members of the forum seem to react to the title and do not even bother to read the article.
    If only because they write “he” to Koffler, although if you read the article, it becomes clear that this is a woman. wassat
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 30 November 2021 07: 16
      +2
      In INOsmi, this article was earlier smile... a former intelligence officer wrote an article ... they often hang out there ... sometimes they give out interesting thoughts ... there is something to think about and compare.
      1. aslan balayev
        aslan balayev 30 November 2021 10: 34
        0
        Quote: Lech from Android.
        In INOsmi, this article was earlier smile... a former intelligence officer wrote an article ... they often hang out there ... sometimes they give out interesting thoughts ... there is something to think about and compare.

        Yes, sometimes there are interesting thoughts. But more often ... It is high time to equate this site with foreign agents.
  9. Vdi73
    Vdi73 30 November 2021 07: 24
    +2
    In the hot stage of the war with Russia, the United States will not climb economically, politically, by someone else's hands, somewhere out of the tishka, etc. but not openly. And so, in fact, it is already a war against Russia and the authorities needlessly call things by their proper names, there is a cold war, part two. Only the United States is not the same, the USSR is gone, there is no Warsaw bloc, but there is China, which for the "exclusiveness" of the states will be more dangerous than Russia, and in order to crush China they need to subdue, neutralize Russia, which they are trying to do. I think not ... they will not succeed, time is not on their side and they will have to admit that the world has changed and they are not exceptional.
  10. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 30 November 2021 07: 29
    +1
    In general, the girl really delighted me with her knowledge of the history of Russian wars and her sober warning for overtaken Western politicians.
    It’s a pity that she’s ex.
    1. Flooding
      Flooding 30 November 2021 08: 46
      +2
      Quote: Retvizan 8
      In general, the girl really delighted me with her knowledge of the history of Russian wars and her sober warning for overtaken Western politicians.

      "Girl" was born in 1965 in the Soviet Union.
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  12. Sergey Melnik
    Sergey Melnik 30 November 2021 08: 09
    0
    Quote: Civil
    Quote: Pessimist22
    “No one will fight for Ukraine, Ukraine is a one-time asset in the hands of the West, they will push it to Russia in order to blame it for all sins. Ukraine is already a burden for the West and the puppets do not want to go to Russia, realizing what awaits them, and the West demands to work out invested funds.

    And here and there the capitalists with the oligarchs ... the purpose of the war is not clear. Acquisition of territory for agricultural holdings? 20 million taxpayers for the FIU? Seizing factories for "effective managers"? What's the point? What will the common people get from this, besides another impoverishment? For inadequate, Crimea is ours.
    "
    As I understand you are one of the oligarchs who wasted money on the Crimea? Or taxed to cowards? Just wondering why such a negative attitude to such actions of their country? Maybe it is because you yourself are on the other side? Then it is clear why the concepts of geopolitical advantages are not known to you, are unpleasant, and in general you are disgusted with when it comes to them for Russia. But it is they who are put at the forefront, first of all, and then the economy, when this problem is considered. As before, we do not need Americans there in any form or quantity. But how these territories will develop economically is an open question, since there are a lot of ways how to do this without immediately integrating the territory directly into the economic and political life of Russia and choosing the option with the least burden on our economy
  13. Two
    Two 30 November 2021 08: 19
    0
    And we have "Susanins" heaps and no roads! Well, nobody canceled the muddy roads ...
  14. rocket757
    rocket757 30 November 2021 08: 22
    +1
    Retired U.S. intelligence officer: If you want to fight Russia, you should inquire about the story of Napoleon
    Ha, he indicated few examples ... in our and their history there are several more similar examples! History must be taught and learned from it ... everyone who missed this subject has a chance to jump on a very old rake next / next time.
    1. cniza
      cniza 30 November 2021 09: 15
      +2
      For the USA, this is already a very deep knowledge ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 30 November 2021 09: 58
        +1
        Those who are supposed to have studied and remember that everything that is important is necessary ... it is another matter that this will not be reported to the layman so clearly, publicly.
        So sho the former intelligence officer and the publication that gave it out is strongly knocked out of the general "stream" ...
        What could be ... maybe ATU will arrange it, they will start to drive it under the joyful hooting of the crowd.
        1. cniza
          cniza 30 November 2021 10: 49
          +2
          Yes, it is already pecked from all sides ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 30 November 2021 11: 04
            +2
            Dermocracy does not tolerate another, wrong opinion ... except for the only correct one, i.e. YOURS!
            1. cniza
              cniza 30 November 2021 11: 18
              +2
              Yes, the objective point of view is completely denied, only the "correct" one ...
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    1. Flooding
      Flooding 30 November 2021 08: 52
      0
      Quote: wandlitz
      The clever one knows how to learn, the wise one learns, and ... teaches others

      VO removes some words that are not permissible from the point of view of the administration.
      Commentators who fail to notice censorship run the risk of being misunderstood.
  16. cniza
    cniza 30 November 2021 09: 14
    +1
    To fight with Russia ... in the end, no one could defeat Russia on its territory. If you want to fight with Russia, then you should take an interest in the story of Napoleon, Hitler, the Swedish king, whose army was defeated by Russian troops under the command of Peter I in 1709 ...


    Sound advice, but no one will use it ...
  17. KADINIK
    KADINIK 30 November 2021 09: 22
    0
    It's funny to talk to crazy people about their crazy ideas. It reminded me of how the USSR was concerned about the situation of blacks in the United States in the 60s.
  18. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 30 November 2021 09: 34
    +1
    To fight with Russia ... in the end, no one could defeat Russia on its territory. If you want to fight with Russia, then you should inquire about the history of Napoleon, Hitler, the Swedish king
    It turns out that some military in the United States are interested in the history of Russia, at least in part of its wars. If Biden wanted to remain in history, then he needed to hold not a "summit of democracies", but a conference on the topic "Russia in wars over the past 300 years - the results" and invite those who were invited to the summit there.
  19. Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov 30 November 2021 10: 19
    0
    If you want to fight with Russia, then you should inquire about the story of Napoleon

    ***
    Nobody wants to fight with Russia,
    but many want to be Napoleon, at least a little ...
    ***
  20. Jarilo
    Jarilo 30 November 2021 11: 37
    +1
    America is fighting for money. If America is going to go to war with Russia, then someone paid her for it. It is not excluded that our own money, which is exported from the country in huge quantities.
    Brzezinski said this for a reason: "A new world order with US hegemony is being created against Russia, at the expense of Russia and on the ruins of Russia."
    Our management should write this quote in red letters in a conspicuous place and before making any decisions to read it and think about it.
  21. Ivan1779
    Ivan1779 30 November 2021 21: 42
    +1
    "If you want to fight with Russia, then you should inquire about the story of Napoleon, Hitler, the Swedish king, whose army was defeated by Russian troops under the command of Peter I in 1709 ..."
    Or
    If you want to fight with Russia, then you should inquire about the history of the Crimean, Russian-Japanese, First World Wars.
  22. shinobi
    shinobi 1 December 2021 03: 42
    0
    Well, at least someone has brains. In general, it is intelligence officers who understand the situation best of all, but they are forced people and do not make decisions. American politicians are full of downs, and this is very bad
  23. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 1 December 2021 04: 31
    0
    Why fight for them, let them fully enjoy your crap! and you will feel how to deal with traitors. The boomerang principle has not yet been canceled.
  24. single-n
    single-n 1 December 2021 09: 09
    0
    It is a pity that neither the British and French during the Crimean War, nor the Japanese in 1905, nor the Germans in 1914 knew about this. And so neither the Swedes beat us at Narva, nor Napoleon at Austerlitz. In the end, we won these wars, but the Swedes and the French have fought with a bunch of countries for more than one year. France is so generally after the revolution against all of Europe. From England to Spain and Austria. But only we won. And here's another pattern. Karl reached Poltava, Napoleon to Moscow, Hitler to the Volga. Where will the next ones go? To the Urals? Technology is now better than horses and locomotives.
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