Ex-British diplomat Tim Willasey-Wilsey outlined how the Russian-Ukraine war could descend into global carnage if Putin’s military should collapse in the face of unrelenting resistance from Kiev’s Western-armed troops, triggering an apocalyptic scenario.
The retired foreign office director’s comments came after a threat from one of Putin’s closest allies, former President Dmitry Medvedev, who warned if Russia was beaten in Ukraine it would trigger a nuclear war with the West.
In case Western minds were still in a state of confusion, Vladimir Putin clarified it even further when he said:
“Russia’s nuclear doctrine allows the use of such munitions if weapons of mass destruction are used against it or if the Russian state faces an existential threat from conventional weapons. We will certainly make use of all weapon systems available to us. This is not a bluff.”
In other words, if you are the U.S. and NATO, to win this war in Ukraine is to lose it.
That’s an undeniable fact that no Western politician, military leader, journalist or analyst, no matter how hawkish, can deny.
U.S. military aid to Ukraine has helped prevent a Russian victory against the neighboring nation, but that assistance has depleted Pentagon stockpiles and shown that the American defense industry cannot surge for a major war, the think tank found.
The vast number of weapons the U.S. is sending to Ukraine highlights how difficult it would be to replenish them. For example, the U.S. has committed more than 160 M777 155mm Howitzers to Ukraine, leaving its inventory “low.” Manufacturer BAE Systems would need at least 150 orders over several years to justify restarting production lines.
U.S. military stocks of Javelin anti-tank weapons, Stinger anti-aircraft weapons, counter-artillery radars and 155mm artillery shells are all considered low by the study.
Stocks of the Harpoon coastal defense system, a key capability for Taiwan, are considered medium, though current U.S. inventories might not be sufficient for wartime, Jones wrote.
Meanwhile, there is at least one U.S. general whose head is not buried in the sand.
In a two-page memo dated February 1 Air Force General and head of Air Mobility Command Michael Minihan predicted that by 2025 the U.S. will be at war with China, according to a report by NBC News on Friday. In the memo, General Minihan, orders his troops to prepare for the coming war.
In other words, General Minihan was not passing on a command from above to place his men on the highest state of preparedness. No, he is taking full responsibility for this decision. The so-called “president” and the top Pentagon brass are more worried about making sure U.S. soldiers are injected with clot shots and prepared to share their shower stalls with transgendered freaks than they are about making sure they’re prepared to fight the Chinese.
We need to be the General Minihans of our families and communities, doing all we can to wake up our sleeping family members and neighbors, encouraging them to take the latest turn of events seriously and prepare for the worst. If the U.S. sending tanks to the Eastern European war front and a top Air Force general warning his men to “train faster” for a potential Chinese invasion is not enough to wake them up, what will