You all know that for many years I try to get a simple tactical and operational point across and that the US Army never fought under the conditions of a constant fire impact not only at the front-lines, but in the operational depth where your preposition areas, HQs of Divisions and Corps, ammunition and other materiel depots are subjected to constant strikes. Such as VSU learned, again, yesterday when 3M14 flew into Vinnitsa’s Officer Club and wiped out the top brass of Ukie Air Force (whatever is left of it) and foreign “providers” of the remnants of the Soviet-era MiG-29s and SU-25s from former Warsaw Pact, now NATO, countries (in Russian). The United States Army simply has no reference point and any air-defense capability at the disposal of NATO today is simply insufficient or technologically obsolete to deal with salvos of Russia’s stand off weapons.
Evidently this fact somehow dawned on one of the US “veterans” who in dramatic exposition of resolve and “dedication to mission” decided to volunteer to fight for Kiev regime.
Why this veteran testified in a front of Congressional Helsinki Commission–a fraudulent outlet used solely for propaganda purposes–completely baffles me, but whatever the rationale is, it is good that Vasquez, and this retired USMC Lt.Colonel recognize the fact that “the most difficult fighting is ahead”. Correct, because as Vladimir Putin stated clearly:
or this shaitan weapon. All of which received baptism by fire already in Syria. I, of course, do not talk about all kinds of hellish long range systems such as MLRS Tornado or Iskander, also with all kinds of very nice guidance methods ranging from inertial, to optronic to GLONASS, to radar or all of it combined. I bet Taliban or Saddam’s Army didn’t have those. That is why all those Western “advisers” in Ukraine today are desperately trying to collect some war correlates in order to figure out how to change US Army’s field manuals and procurement policies in order to have the chance against those nasty freedom-hating Roosskies. I think it is too late and too little, but, hey, who am I to decide for Pentagon thinkers how to fight the armed forces of which, as it turned out, they had very little understanding.
As one of the Representatives noted:
Mr. Wilson, those are not really that “intense combat conditions”.
As the President of Russia stated–you ain’t seen nothing yet. But even what has been seen terrified very many in the West. And Russia’s main forces haven’t been even introduced yet. So, if many confused and disoriented “veterans” from the West want to experience a real war, they will surely be welcomed by recon and fire power they never knew existed.
But now, apart from “planned withdrawal” (a euphemism for running scared shitless from positions) from Seversk, which is about to fall, Ukraine’s Minister of Defense Reznikov, who just a few days ago proclaimed those plans to start counter-offensive with the aim to retake Southern Ukraine from those Rooskies, suddenly (not really), and you have guessed already, announced (in his interview to The Times) that there was “misunderstanding” and that the talk was merely about “developing plans on de-occupation” (in Russian). No shit. But the drama, the drama! I wonder how’s the movie, a Hollywood creep Sean Penn is directing, about “heroic” Ukies progressing? When will we see this wartime drama about Nazi regime in Kiev and its enablers from Washington, London and Western media and… Hollywood? Cannot wait for it.