To the contrary, he’s a puppet who represents part of the problem in Ukraine, as US Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor explains to Fox News:
The Russians are causing exceedingly little damage, much less damage than we inflicted when we went into Iraq, in 1991 or again in 2003. Now I think they’re just surrounding the Ukrainian forces and they’re annihilating them. And this is inevitable. Mr. Zelensky is postponing the inevitable in the hopes that we are going to rescue him, and we are not coming. President Biden has made that very clear.
You think the end is in sight?
The end of this phase is still a few days away. The first five days, I think the Russian forces, frankly, were too gentle. They’ve now corrected that. So I would say that in another ten days this should be completely over. But the question is, what is it that Zelensky is going to do? The Russians have made it very clear that what they want is a neutral Ukraine. This could have ended days ago if he accepted that and then they could have adjusted the borders. The eastern part of Ukraine is firmly in Russian hands, but again, the Russians are not just seizing territory, they’re destroying Ukrainian forces, that’s their focus.
Colonel, it sounds like you don’t approve of Zelensky’s stand.
I think Zelensky is a puppet. He’s putting huge numbers of his own population at unnecessary risk, and quite frankly, most of what comes out of Ukraine is debunked as lies within 24-48 hours. The notion of taking and retaking airfields, all of this is nonsense. It hasn’t happened.
You don’t think he’s a hero?
No. No, I do not. I don’t see anything heroic about the man. And I think the most heroic thing he can do right now is come to terms with reality and neutralize Ukraine. This is not a bad thing. A neutral Ukraine would be good for us as well as good for Russia. It would create the buffer that both sides want. But I think he’s being told to hang on and try to drag this out, which is tragic for the people that have to live through this.
Unfortunately for the Ukrainian people, an end to the Russo-Ukrainian conflict is not in the interest of The Empire That Never Ended to which Zelensky answers. So, the war will continue another 10-14 days, until Ukraine’s combat capabilities are completely destroyed. I did find it interesting that the colonel’s estimate of how much longer the active operations would last was so close to my own from last night’s Darkstream.
In related news, Russia warned NATO and other neighboring countries that offering airfields to Ukraine would be a good way to ensure getting bombed and invaded.
Any country offering its air fields to Ukraine for attacks on Russia may be considered as having entered the conflict, a Russia defence ministry spokesman has said. “The use of the airfield networks of these countries to base Ukrainian military aircraft and their subsequent use against the Russian armed forces may be regarded as the involvement of these states in an armed conflict,” Interfax news agency quoted spokesman Igor Konashenkov as saying.