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FEBRUARY 2023

Russian Offensive Will “Be A Slaughter” For Ukraine, Says Former US Intelligence Officer

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Russian Offensive Will “Be A Slaughter” For Ukraine, Says Former US Intelligence Officer

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Gerasimov’s reassignment points to an upcoming major Russian offensive in Ukraine.

Written by Ahmed Adel, Cairo-based geopolitics and political economy researcher

A former US Marine Corps intelligence officer has not only warned that Russia is escalating its special military operation in Ukraine, but that this will result in “a slaughter, a massacre” for Ukraine. His statement comes as a lot of speculation is circulating following the appointment of Valery Gerasimov as commander of the overall Ukraine campaign, with the pre-eminent idea being that there was a “reshuffle”.

Russia’s Defence Ministry announced on January 11 a realignment of the commanders leading the war in Ukraine, with General Valery Gerasimov, chief of the Russian General Staff, becoming the overall commander of the campaign. The former commander, Sergey Surovikin, is now one of his three deputies.

“The time has come where 300,000 reservists have been mobilised, trained, equipped. Russia is getting ready to change the nature of the conflict,” said Scott Ritter, a former US Marine Corps intelligence officer who served in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm and in Iraq overseeing the disarmament of WMD’s.

Ritter said how the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are evidently preparing to expand the special military operation in Ukraine to a full war effort. From his experience, there has not been a great Russian failure, as Western media would have you believe, and rather, placing Gerasimov in his position is an indication that the military operation in Ukraine will expand.

The former intelligence officer believes that Russia will complete its demilitarisation and deNazification of Ukraine in 2023. Gerasimov having greater responsibilities is an indication of this.

“When Russia finishes this current military campaign, I believe the Ukrainian Army will be physically destroyed,” he said. “Tragically this means that tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian soldiers are going to lose their lives. This is going to be a slaughter, a massacre, but they opted for this so they pay the price.”

He also warned that there will likely be a “dedicated Strategic Air Campaign” with the aim of destroying Ukraine so-much-so that “there will be no viable functioning nation.” Ritter explained that this will force the final collapse of the Zelensky regime and allow a new government to come to power and accept surrender.

However, for the next phase of the expanded campaign to be a success, someone of Gerasimov’s experience is most suitable as he will contribute to improving the effectiveness of decision-making and coordinating the actions of the Russian armed forces in the combat zone and their provision of equipment.

Although Russia already had a commander, his authority did not cover the full range of tasks necessary for the military operation to be successful. With Russia evidently preparing for a major offensive, many issues need to be resolved, and quickly, such as the effective supply of arms and equipment to troops, the evacuation of the wounded, and others.

It is recalled that the commander of the Air Force, Army General Sergey Surovikin, who was appointed as the commander of the Ukraine military operation in October 2022, was only responsible for the units that were directly on the front lines of the fighting. However, some military units involved in combat operations, mainly aviation and the Navy, were located outside the area of ​​the operation, which caused some problems in coordinating decisions and synchronising actions.

Now, Gerasimov will be on the ground among his soldiers on the front line. In modern warfare, the physical presence of the highest-ranking military office on the battlefield is exceptional, especially given the hybrid nature of modern conflicts which empowers advanced technology. None-the-less, technology cannot completely replace troops on the ground, and the presence of Gerasimov will surely be a massive morale boost.

As Gerasimov will have more leverage to ensure a better coordination of Russian air, land and naval forces against the Ukrainian military, it can be safely assumed that there will be an intensification of the conflict, likely in the springtime. This also aligns with Ritter’s belief that the total destruction of the Ukrainian state is an inevitable eventuality in 2023.

It is for this reason that only weeks before the first anniversary of the military operation, the West is scrambling to send a flurry of offensive armoured vehicles and other equipment to the Ukrainian military, even though there were initial fears on how Russia would react. Unfortunately for the West though, the war in Ukraine has reached a phase where all new equipment is quickly being turned into scrap metal.

Now, the current situation is about to become even more difficult for Ukraine with the reassignment of Valery Gerasimov.

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LuhaDonetsk

IMPORTANT NEWS ZELENSKY FLED TO POLAND!

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none

He’s always been in Poland, they’ve created a copy of Kiev’s office in Poland, along with green screens and all.

TomSawyer

What a BS article again 😆😆😆

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Peter

That you were the first to read til the end and comment, with great pleasure. Again 😆😆😆

720 y. o. Big Guy POTUS sleepy Joe aka Pedo Peter

All the defense lines of the Nazis is falling apart. Elensky is running out of cannon fodder.

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RealityOfWar

Ukraine is losing 70 – 80% of its forces in intense engagements with Russian forces. They have lost most of their experienced soldiers already. The gives Ukraine a huge problem as more weapons especially tanks will not be very efficiently used with green soldiers supporting them. The reality the war is being fought out to the last Ukrainian and that the death rate of Ukrainians will accelerate in tandem with tank additions.

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WT Baker

NATO does not care how many Ukrainians die in this senseless proxy war. Think about the depopulation nature of the Great Reset and it’s green warfare character being deployed to slaughter entire populations just like imperial wars of the past. Believe it when you are told about these synarchists with their malthusian mindset and genocidal tendencies.

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Chris Gr

Guenon’s synarchism is not the same with these Malthusian pricks.

hailu

Russia needs to up its game. 300,000 reservists getting trained is not enough. Russia needs a million plus soldiers to win this war decisively.

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mikael

Yeah, the shit is about to hit the fan, but there is a lot of rubbish to read if you want to, everywhere. Winter offensive, well, it seems that the winning formula is already working, cuting up the deffencess, slipping thru and with max firepower able to inflict substasial damages and with an nedle of combined forces it, works and RF have whatever they need to overcome obstacles, and to focus on one, like winter should be an display of ignorance. The ancient water analogy about warfare, is right now, perfectly executed.

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NATO terrorists

Unfortunately for the West though, the war in Ukraine has reached a phase where all new equipment is quickly being turned into scrap metal…. This is beautiful coming right out of one of the yankee’s sons mouth..

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USA#1!

USA has a nasty surprise waiting for the Orcs… heheheh

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Clyde

Krusty the Klown of Kiev is going to take a shit on his desk before he flees?

Disinfo

I suggest they start this slaughter soon, its a very mild winter so far.

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bert33

Things like roads, rail yards, power stations, warehouses, and so forth tend to stay in one place, and once the russian army knows where it is, then they can drop flaming shirtballs on it for a day or so and make it not worth anything anymore. If they do that enough then the ukraine will become uninhabitable and generally a bad place to be, and all the people will leave. Zelensky needs to do what’s right for his people and what’s left of his military and formally surrender on their behalf to russian authorities and cause his military to stack arms by the roadside and wait to be picked up by a russian army convoy. While they still have a road.

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Shit country makes shit military

The incredible proportions of corruption in the Russian armed forces and the utter inability to train their own soldiers according to modern standards have led to incredible weaknesses and failures in Russian warfare. The morale among most of the soldiers is also weak, and the lousy skills of dim-witted sergeants have made the position of the officers very difficult. Russian military has become public joke and deserves to be ridiculed.

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Clyde

And that’s why they overran close to a quarter of the territory of the failed Ukrainian CIA project after eight years of NATO arming, advising, training and supporting the Ukrainians with intel. And now a quarter of a million or so Russian troops are operating in four oblasts that used to be territory of the failed UKrainian CIA project. And Crimea. And they have killed tens upon tens of thousands of Ukrainian military personnel in what is nothing short of a calamity for the Ukrainian people, foisted on them by the US and their kooky Banderite cousins.

NATO terrorists

You’re a joke, just like Silly Joe

Jon

This convicted sex offender was turned by the Russians decades ago and is so completely compromised by them that he lends his now worthless name to any and all pentagon propaganda.

If he says it you know it’s a lie planted by his controllers

Jon

Kremlin propaganda, not pentagon propaganda

Medved

Where is proof of this conviction?

Johannes Ekhman

One of the greatest deficiencies in the Russian military is leadership and education. The leadership culture is dictatorial and enforced by fear. Corruption is structurally encouraged by the Kremlin so that the civilian authorities have the threat of legal action against military commanders. Corruption, however, wreaks havoc on Russian logistics.

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Shit country makes shit military

True. Russian military is corrupted piece of shit.

Dave

The Russian army has done remarkably well, and they adapt quickly. It turns out that it was NATO hubris to think they could arm and train Ukraine to withstand it. Perhaps though, that wasn’t the plan, just to weaken and exhaust Russia. Here also they failed. The AF of the Russian Federation now have exquisit combat experience against Nato weapons and doctrine. Their arms prove effective. The economic war also failed. Nato depleted its arms reserves. For sure, there are now massive budgets to re-arm (e.g. Germany was 50 billion, now a one time 100 billion, the new budget is planned at 300 billion. It is doubtful, however, how much can be achieved by that. In the meantime, the Russian standing army will be enlarged. Europe also pays for US weapons. So good for the US. Bit again, will that be enough?

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q_prime

Those US and EU cabals only dig themselves their tombs as their own people slowly figured out the scheme.

mikael

Yeah, the shit is about to hit the fan, but there is a lot of rubbish to read if you want to, everywhere. Winter offensive, well, it seems that the winning formula is already working, cuting up the deffencess, slipping thru and with max firepower able to inflict substasial damages and with an nedle of combined forces it, works and RF have whatever they need to overcome obstacles, and to focus on one, like winter should be an display of ignorance. The ancient water analogy about warfare, is right now, perfectly executed.

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NATO terrorists

Unfortunately for the West though, the war in Ukraine has reached a phase where all new equipment is quickly being turned into scrap metal…. This is beautiful coming right out of one of the yankee’s sons mouth..

Last edited 18 days ago by NATO terrorists
bert33

Things like roads, rail yards, power stations, warehouses, and so forth tend to stay in one place, and once the russian army knows where it is, then they can drop flaming shirtballs on it for a day or so and make it not worth anything anymore. If they do that enough then the ukraine will become uninhabitable and generally a bad place to be, and all the people will leave. Zelensky needs to do what’s right for his people and what’s left of his military and formally surrender on their behalf to russian authorities and cause his military to stack arms by the roadside and wait to be picked up by a russian army convoy. While they still have a road.

Dave

Russia will go all-in, while NATO, hardly even pretending it‘s not at war, throws in what they csn quickly spare. It would be fair to say that Russia too will suffer substantial losses. However, I agree that a massive offensive with combined forces would accelerate the campaign and hence reduce losses.

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Johannes Ekhman

As we know one of the greatest deficiencies in the Russian military is leadership and education. The leadership culture is dictatorial and enforced by fear. Corruption is structurally encouraged by the Kremlin so that the civilian authorities have the threat of legal action against military commanders. Corruption, however, wreaks havoc on Russian logistics..

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Shit country makes shit military

Russian military doctrine has always based on terrorizing and humiliating its own soldiers. Deep in Russian sick mind these officers are thinking that their terrorized soldiers, these sad bastards, will fight well. But as we have witnessed the result had been the opposite.

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Sam

Russia should nuke Poland, this will create buffer zone and send strong signal to other western criminals to back off

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Shit country makes shit military

Russians need more indoor toilets and toilet seats that these stupid imperialistic wars led by incompetent Russian fat bastards.

mike

Every week we hear “the end is soon”” , each week disappoints.

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Johannes Ekhman

Truly one of the greatest deficiencies in the Russian military is leadership and education. The leadership culture is dictatorial and enforced by fear. Corruption is structurally encouraged by the Kremlin so that the civilian authorities have the threat of legal action against military commanders. Corruption, however, wreaks havoc on Russian logistics.

Frantisek

No need to wonder why Russia is now hated and despised so much. If there is true fascism in Europe then clearly it is in Russia. Militaristic chauvinism and stupid arrogance forcing peaceful Russians leave the country. This will not end happy way to Russia.

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