Troops on the Ground in Ukraine a good Idea? According to a former NATO commander (U.S.): YES!
Former Gen. Philip Breedlove is the latest to catch the war fever and advocate direct U.S. conflict with Russia.
A former top commander for NATO, Philip Breedlove, is on the train of people who want to put troops on the ground in Ukraine. Philip Breedlove told The Times of London that it is time for “real action.” Something that may be scary is the fact that Philip Breedlove is named as one of “several high-ranking retired commanders advising the Biden administration on Ukraine,” according to the article.
“So what could the West do? Well, right now there are no Russian troops west of the Dnieper River. So why don’t we put Nato troops into western Ukraine to carry out humanitarian missions and to set up a forward arms supply base?”
Philip Breedlove said.
The anticipated scenario is Russia will react aggressively, if not explosively, since setting up “a forward arms supply base” would be fully entering this war on the side of Ukraine.
The Pentagon mobilized nearly 14,000 troops at the end of April along with strike fighters and Apache helicopters that were sent to Poland, Hungary, and the Baltics. A total of 100,000 U.S. troops are now spread across Europe. However, Breedlove continues his vouch as he claims the move was essential for the protection of Odesa.
“If Odesa falls, Ukraine will become a land-locked country with no access to the Black Sea. The impact on Ukraine’s GDP would be huge. It would be ruinous for the economy. The West is saying it is providing everything Ukraine needs to defend against the Russians. But the people of Mariupol had to fight without Stingers [anti-aircraft missiles]. That was a failure by the West.
Now we need to make sure that the Ukrainians win the battle for Odesa.”
Breedlove told the Times.
Philip Breedlove was complaining that the fears of a nuclear war were actually working in Putin’s favor.
“We have been so worried about nuclear weapons and World War III that we have allowed ourselves to be fully deterred. And [Putin], frankly, is completely undeterred. He has switched into the most horrific war against the citizens of Ukraine, it is beyond criminal at this point.
The message we’re sending to the entire world is if you get a nuclear weapon, you’re going to have a certain reaction from the West and certainly from the United States…[that’s all]. And I don’t think that’s the message we want to send them.
U.S. weakness on this score bleeds over to our relations with Iran, North Korea, and China”
Philip Breedlove plead that he was “not advocating a war” just a month previously. Today, however, he is advocating for NATO’s involvement directly in Ukraine. Last week as well, Delaware Senator Chris Coons walked back comments he made on the same exact suggestion.
The scenes of what could be the future pressures to get NATO into Russia can be scary...
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