Larry wrote a very good piece.
I want to focus on the Ukrainian’s desperate attempt to stage horrific attacks to gin up Western hatred of Russia. This has been the most “effective” component of Ukraine’s failing effort to fight Russia. But I put “effective” in quotes because the propaganda pushed about Bucha and the missile attack on Kramatorsk has not compelled NATO to intervene with ground and air forces inside Ukraine. The big show of sending tanks, outdated air defense systems and weapons to Ukraine is not changing the tactical situation on the ground. It just makes us feel better.
Read the whole thing by following the link to Larry's blog. Larry also echoes what I wrote about recently and what is becoming a point which cannot be hushed over anymore. It is not new, but SMO shone a new light on it.
I am both amused and sickened by the spectacle of the pundit Generals populating the cable news channels. They offer a harsh, delusional criticism of Russia’s lack of progress on the ground in Ukraine without conceding their own failures to pacify Iraq and Afghanistan. Notwithstanding an 800 billion dollar defense budget, the U.S. military failed to defeat the Taliban and failed to secure Iraq. Spending lots of money does not guarantee military success. And the good Lord knows we spent a ton. To what end?
The scariest thing is that those "experts" continue to do what they have been doing professionally for decades--mislead, that is polite way of saying lying, a general public, not to mention the fact of losing professional face among peers from other places. Many Russians are openly laughing at them. It is down right humiliating, but those generals continue to parade themselves as amateurs. Anyway, great piece from Larry, definitely worthy of your attention.