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Vincent Ferrara: US internal problems will nullify American support for Zelensky 4/11/2023


US internal problems will nullify American support for Zelensky. Exclusive interview with Douglas Macgregor

Vincent Ferrara
April 11, 2023

While the situation on the ground in Ukraine appears very uncertain for the troops in Kiev, in the United States internal problems and the environmental disaster in Ohio have reduced American support for Zelensky's cause. The billions of dollars flowing overseas, the tiredness of a war that lasts too long compared to the proclamations of victory of the first months, the now imminent electoral campaign: these and other elements have led to a heavy drop in popular support in the USA, as shown by recent polls .

To better understand what Americans think about the Ukrainian conflict and to get an expert view on the prospects ahead, Policy Tools reached out to former US Army colonel and former adviser to Secretary of Defense Douglas MacGregor, book author and military adviser . It is not the first time that the official has accused Washington of deceiving citizens with a false and tendentious narrative, which unfortunately also unites many European countries.

Today Macgregor warns against those who would like to prolong this war for much longer: instead it is probable that in a few months we will reach a situation in which Washington will no longer be able to pump in arms and money at the usual pace and will necessarily have to devote itself to the problems that has at home. But at that point the Americans will already be fighting an internal war, made up of economic crises and national emergencies, for the very survival of their civilization and their way of life .

– Some say that the natural chronological limit for the conflict in Ukraine is represented by the US presidential elections of 2024. Do you agree with this view? And to what extent will the White House's support for Zelensky depend on the electoral campaign?

– The support that Washington provides to Zelensky depends on powerful lobbies and interests dictated by an agenda that has nothing to do with the American National Strategic Interest . In the early 20th century, America's wars were fought on the territory of other nations, but the looming financial crisis, crime in US cities, and open borders are bringing a new kind of warfare directly to US soil. This war is a fight for survival of western civilization and American republic in North America.The result is declining American interest in the proxy war in Ukraine and declining support for it.

- Polls show that American citizens are tired of supporting the Ukrainian government unconditionally and for as long as Biden deems necessary. What is the view of citizens on the Ukrainian conflict? Do they perceive it as an ideological war?

– American citizens – as well as most European citizens – have been presented with a totally false narrative regarding the conflict in Ukraine. Since Russia was the core of the Soviet Union, it was easy to convince Americans and Europeans that the Russian Federation is bad and must be defeated in Ukraine. But the truth is still finding its way to the masses, albeit very slowly. More and more American citizens are asking questions about the real need to confront Russia over Ukraine and support a government like Kiev's, which is becoming increasingly corrupt and oppressive.

– Congress approved tens of billions of dollars in aid to Ukraine in the form of military and humanitarian support. How do Americans view these huge amounts of money that ends up overseas? Do they feel that the money should go to the country's internal problems, especially after the recent disaster in Ohio?

– As mentioned earlier, the average American citizen has no real interest in Ukraine. As the global financial crisis worsens and the US economy slows, nothing happening overseas can be more important to an American than solving the problems he already has at home. It has always been like this and it will always be like this in the near future. When did the British leave India? They left in 1947, when the debt-to-GDP ratio reached 240%. In other words, the UK left India when it could no longer afford to stay there. In time, even Washington will find that it is impossible to bear the massive capital loss taking place in Ukraine.

– Bakhmut could prove decisive in opening the way for the Russians to central Ukraine. Western media, however, tend to downplay its importance or even ignore it. Can the war of narratives manage to defeat even the outcome of the battlefield?

– The outcome of the war will be decided by the battlefield. As the weeks go by, Washington's narrative loses strength and credibility. When the Ukrainian soil becomes hard and dry enough, Russian ground forces will attack and take control of the Ukrainian regions east of the Dnieper River. At that point, Moscow will decide to advance west and claim Odessa, a historically Russian city.

But if Washington persists in fomenting hostilities in Ukraine, the Russians will push to reach the border with Poland. And while these events will take place in the months of June, July and August, Americans will have to concentrate on domestic emergencies. Let us remember that the United States is a maritime and aerospace power, but it is a land power only in the Western Hemisphere. When circumstances outside America turn against US interests (and/or run out of money), Washington in Washington will simply decide to do what they've done before: sail away or take off and go home.

Vincent Ferrara
Lives in Moscow since 2006. Translator from Russian and English, Italian language teacher. Since 2015 he has been conducting the video review in which he talks about the positive news about Russia and the cooperation between Italy and Russia

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Judge Napolitano - Judging Freedom 4/5/2023


Americans Must Choose - Endless Wars? w/Col Doug Macgregor
Americans Must Choose
Will voters compel a shift away from endless foreign wars in the upcoming election?

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

The American Conservative: Americans Must Choose 4/4/2023


Americans Must Choose

Will voters compel a shift away from endless foreign wars in the upcoming election?

Douglas Macgregor
Apr 4, 2023

Choosing war is the most important policy decision Washington makes on behalf of the American people. War profoundly affects the domestic economy, and the human carnage it creates is not limited to foreign soil. Yet, the last time American voters compelled a fundamental policy shift away from war was in 1968, when Nixon promised to end the Vietnam conflict and devise an honorable exit.

Once again, Americans must choose. Will Americans continue to support escalating proxy war in Ukraine, a byproduct of Washington’s pursuit of global hegemony? Or will Americans demand that Washington defend America’s borders, maintain a republic that upholds the rule of law, respect the cultures and traditions of nations different from us, and trade freely with all nations, even as it protects America’s economic prosperity, its commerce, and its citizens? 

The American financial and economic system is at risk of failing catastrophically. And Ukraine is losing the fight with Russia. Unless Americans demand new directions in foreign policy now, as they did in 1968, they will surrender control over their lives and incomes to the Washington elite’s orgy of spending on a dangerous proxy war against Russia and the arbitrary exercise of state power against American citizens at home.

After World War II, the United States emerged with the world’s most dynamic and productive scientific-industrial base, a highly skilled labor force, and a culturally strong, cohesive society. By the time Dwight D. Eisenhower turned over the presidency to John F. Kennedy, there was no matter of strategic significance anywhere in the world over which the American superpower could not assert a decisive influence. American military power was everywhere.

Washington was enthralled with its ability to intervene at will in the affairs of nations and peoples that Americans had not previously encountered. Captivated by the illusion of limitless power, Presidents Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson wasted no time looking for opportunities to reshape the world in America’s image.

The Vietnam War sobered up the American electorate, but after America’s Cold War victory in 1991, presidents have blurred the distinctions between war and peace. In the resulting confusion, the reckless pursuit of global military hegemony and the moralizing internationalism that inspired intervention in Vietnam regained its old popularity.

Washington’s ruling class has ignored the top priority in all matters of national strategy: first and foremost, the enduring imperative to preserve American national power. As America’s leaders committed American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines to endless interventions in Southeast Asia, the Caribbean Basin, the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, and sub-Saharan Africa, America’s share of global GDP fell from 40 percent in 1960 to roughly 24 percent in 2022.

American workers lost ground as U.S. multinational corporations cut their workforces and sent jobs to China and other parts of Asia. Virtually all the material benefits associated with economic growth in the last fifty years went to Americans in the upper half of the income distribution.

In a report called “Joint Operating Environment 2008,” the authors warned the Joint Chiefs of Staff, “Any descent by Mexico into chaos would demand an American response based on the serious implications for homeland security alone.” The report did not command the attention of the Obama administration and Washington’s current political elites seem no more interested today than they were in 2009. 

Against this backdrop of social, political, and economic decay, the president and Congress are effectively ignoring the disintegration of civil society in Mexico. Mexican drug cartels (with the assistance of enablers in Cuba and Venezuela) are not only invading America with impunity. The cartels are also exposing Americans to criminal violence in their own country.

Yet it is not the metastasizing cancer of criminality on the Rio Grande that is the strategic focus for President Biden and his compliant congress. It is the proxy war in Ukraine.

When it comes to defense spending and donor money, Mexico cannot compete with Russia or China. Washington takes it as a matter of faith that a divided Ukraine on the model of a divided Germany will support a new Cold War with Moscow for decades. Adding China to the new “axis of evil” is simply icing on the cake for defense hawks and their donors.

Is Washington serious? Or is the new, budding Cold War paradigm simply a clever way to guarantee a steady stream of funding for Defense and lucrative donations for the Hill? Are the new threats abroad also designed to silence dissident voices at home and command domestic obedience from the American People? These are fair questions.

If the threats south of the border must be ignored, then Washington should face up to the American military’s shortage of quality manpower, the woefully inadequate size, and general decrepitude of America’s regular Army. War with a continental power like Russia, just as true security along the Rio Grande, demands powerful land forces-in-being.

Moscow will not put up much longer with Washington’s aggressive actions to stymie Russia in Ukraine. Moscow is not in the grip of Hitlerian lust for conquest, but Washington’s weaponization of Ukraine is an existential threat to Moscow.

To paraphrase former Secretary of Defense Bob Gates, any American president or politician who is willing to risk a high-end conventional land war with Russia should have his head examined, or at a minimum, deserves serious psychiatric care. The same must be said of anyone in Washington who wants to engage in nuclear brinksmanship with Moscow.

It is time to choose again. What kind of Republic do Americans want? What kind of foreign policy do Americans want?