Inversion in War

I don’t think word magic works quite as well in military matters as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs apparently believes it does.

Russia has already ‘lost’ the war in Ukraine as the one-year anniversary of its brutal invasion approaches, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley said in Brussels Tuesday.

Milley spoke amid warnings of a renewed Russian offensive, with allies seeking to rush modern weapons and ammunition to Ukrainian forces – who have been battling Russian forces who have been slowly gaining ground around Bakhmut in the eastern Donbas region.

‘Russia is now a global pariah and the world remains inspired by Ukrainian bravery and resilience. In short, Russia has lost — they’ve lost strategically, operationally, and tactically,’ said Milley. ‘Ukraine remains free, they remain independent. NATO and this coalition has never been stronger,’ he said.

This should be sufficient to get Milley institutionalized. I mean, it’s approaching Hitler in the bunker degrees of lunacy. NATO is out of ammo, Ukraine is nearly out of men, and the European economies are out of energy. It’s NATO that has not only lost the war, but lost the plot.

There are 1430 comments on a mainstream UK media site, and virtually no one even pretends to believe this.