Scott Ritter’s Switcheroo: “Why I Radically Changed My Overall Assessment”, by Mike Whitney

Scott Ritter now believes Russia may not accomplish its objectives in Ukraine. From Mike Whitney at unz.com:

On Sunday, the foreign policy blogs were abuzz with the news that Scott Ritter had done “an about-face in his assessment of the war”. It appears that the ex-Marine had examined recent developments in Ukraine and concluded that it’s going to be much harder for Russia to win than he had originally thought..

Naturally, the news of Ritter’s reversal sent shockwaves across the internet, especially among the people who follow events in Ukraine closely and who greatly admire his even-handed analysis. Some of these people clearly felt betrayed by Ritter’s comments and blasted him as a “concern troll” which refers to a person who feigns sympathy while actually feeling the opposite. This is a terrible way to treat a guy who’s devoted so much of his time to informing people about an issue of which they might know very little without his research. Besides, Ritter is no hypocrite. Quite the contrary.

It’s fair to say, however, that Ritter has probably been the most outspoken proponent of the “Russia is winning” theory, a hypothesis that runs counter to everything we read in the legacy media or see on the cable news channels. Unfortunately, Ritter’s views on the matter have changed dramatically, and that’s due almost entirely to developments on the ground. As Ritter candidly admits, “The military aid the west is providing to Ukraine is changing the dynamic and if Russia doesn’t find a way to address this meaningfully… the conflict will never end.”

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One response to “Scott Ritter’s Switcheroo: “Why I Radically Changed My Overall Assessment”, by Mike Whitney

  1. Glad you posted this! It is real news that has got zero exposure.

    The good news is that I saw a headline somewhere yesterday that France, Germany, and Italy are ready to talk peace. This is only going to stop if someone stops it.

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