During the Trump administration, retired U.S. Army Col. Douglas Macgreagor served as an advisor at the Department of Defense. He believes that Zelensky’s resistance is dumb and that he is not a hero. Furthermore, he said that Russia had been “too lenient” with the Ukrainians during the opening stages of the invasion.
After intensifying their efforts, Macgreagor indicated in an interview with Fox Business on Friday that the Russians “had now modified” their strategy as a result of their actions.
According to Macgreagor, “Mr Zelensky, I believe, is delaying the inevitable in the hope that we may be able to rescue him from his predicament.” “As for us, we’re not coming.” President Biden has made his position quite clear.”
Stuart Varney, the show’s host, asked Macgreagor if he believes the end is nigh.
The following is his response, as well as the subsequent exchange:
MACGREAGOR: Well, the end of this phase is still a few days away. The first five days, Russian forces I think, frankly, were too gentle. They’ve now corrected that. So I would say another 10 days, this should be completely over. But the question is, what is it that Zelensky going to do? The Russians have made it very clear what they want is a neutral Ukraine. This could’ve ended days ago if he accepted that. And then they can adjust the borders, but the eastern part of Ukraine is firmly in Russian hands, but again, the Russians are not seizing territory. They’re destroying Ukrainian forces. That’s their focus.
VARNEY: Colonel, it sounds like you don’t approve of Zelensky’s stand.
MACGREAGOR: Oh, I think Zelensky is a puppet. And he is 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 to 48 hours. The notions of taking and retaking airfields, all of this is nonsense. It hasn’t happened.
VARNEY: He’s not a hero? He’s standing up for himself and his own people. You don’t think he’s a hero?
MACGREAGOR: No, I do not. I don’t see anything heroic about the man. And I think the most heroic thing that he can do right now is to come to terms with reality. Neutralize Ukraine. This is not a bad thing. A neutral Ukraine would be good for us as well as for Russia. It would create the buffer that, frankly, both sides want. But he’s, I think, being told to hang on and try to drag this out, which is tragic for the people that have to live through this.
VARNEY: I am inclined to disagree with you, colonel, but, you know, we’ll see how this works out.
One thought on “Too Harsh? Retired U.S. Army Col Says Zelensky’s Resistance Is Dumb; He’s A Puppet, Not A Hero”
MacGregor is absolutely right. The Russians have 60K Ukrainian soldiers encircled in the Donbass front, every major city not yet taken is surrounded, air supremacy was established within an hour of the launch of the invasion. I don’t believe any Ukrainian report of the action. This preposterous supplying of Ukraine with jets is a fine example of the weird and unrealistic proposals of the US and UK leadership. How do they get into Ukraine against the overwhelming presence of the Russian air-force? How do they attempt operations from airfields totally controlled by the Russians? The only losses the Russians have suffered in the air are from the few shoulder fired missiles we supplied them in the months leading up to the Zelensky threat to develop nuclear weapons. Ten days later the Russians invaded.
If I were the Russians I would continue to leave the cities basically untouched, destroy all military targets, seize all military supplies they care to have an destroy the rest. As for the nuclear reactors the Russians are most certainly wise to consider taking every fuel rod in Ukraine with them when they withdraw and ensure the territorial integrity of the two newest nations on earth.
If Ukraine refuses to remain neutral and keeps on trying to become a bastion of western civilization in the east I suggest to Russia try closing off its land borders with other nations and installing a no-fly zone of their own to control imports of weaponry. I think Ukraine’s future as a state is in doubt unless Zelensky continues to talk sense as he has indicated he will do in statements this date. Whether it is sincere or time-buying intransigence remains to be seen. In the meantime the 60K troops are probably starting to get hungry. Will we see a repeat of the Nazi 6th Army’s performance in front of Stalingrad? There were reports of cannibalism there as well as in St. Petersburg during its own isolation during an awful winter. Will the new Eastern Ukrainian republics feed the troops of the Western Ukrainian (I don’t know what to call West Ukraine right now, is it a republic?) forces surrounded in their positions from which they’ve been shelling and patrolling in their efforts to reconquer the East?
God Bless Us All