The following is part of a speech delivered by Eliot Cohen, a fanatical neo-con, to the Polish Institute of International Affairs Strategic Ark Conference on May 17, 2023. It is sheer fantasy. The Ukraine army has been routed by a superbly equipped, smaller Russian force. Most of the Russia army and air force are still uninvolved. It became clear a year ago that the Ukraine military was no match for the Russians whom they had so needlessly and viciously provoked. It also became clear that N.A.T.O. itself, which had instigated the war, was no match for Russia. The world has changed.
From Larry Johnson’s blog HERE…
Russians must, moreover, conclude that Ukraine—formerly, in their view, a pseudo-state containing “cousins” or “little brothers”—is gone forever. That means speedy accession to the EU and NATO, but also a deep Western commitment to rebuilding Ukraine economically and, most important, arming it to the teeth for years to come.
The paltering of the administration about giving our superabundant F-16s to Ukraine is foolish and shortsighted. These jets might not make a difference on the battlefield two months from now, but the knowledge that several hundred of them are in the pipeline for the next five years would have profound symbolic importance. We should be talking about how we will rebuild Ukraine’s armed forces, the West’s largest, most combat-tested, and in some ways most determined army.
The West needs an aggressive information campaign to drive home the reality of Russian defeat. Russians need to be reminded that their faltering economy is only a tenth the size of the EU’s; that they cannot build and deploy a modern tank; that their latest high-performance jet, the Su-57, will be outnumbered by the F-35s of the four small Nordic states; that their generals are superannuated and incompetent; that their high command is indifferent to their men’s lives; that their equipment is inferior to that of Ukraine; and that their logistics are rotted by graft and corruption.
Read the whole article HERE