There will be a lot of surprised people when Ukraine finally surrenders. From Paul Craig Roberts at paulcraigroberts.org:
For some months I have been perusing David Johnson’s “Russian List,” a daily collection of newspaper and journal articles written by commentators and alleged academic experts. I must say for the most part the articles are highly unrealistic anti-Russian propaganda. I have concluded that Russian experts are few and far between in the Western world. During the 20th century cold war there were intelligent and informed discussions of disagreements about US and Soviet policies. Today there is propaganda, some of it so absurd that it is laughable.
Moon of Alabama agrees with me. On Johnson’s Russian List for January 2 is an article by Moon of Alabama titled, “Lack of Good Analysis Contributes to the Decline of the West.” It begins: “What really hit me last year was the dearth of correct analyses in main stream media and in politics with regards to the war in Ukraine. Little if anything is based on facts. More than 90% of the published output is propaganda.”
I must say this really resonated with me. I am just as frustrated. Steven Cohen must have been the last objective and knowledgeable Russian expert in the US.
Moon of Alabama quotes a range of “experts” ranging from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London to US commanding generals and a collection of politicians and concludes the pronouncements are “delusional nonsense.” https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/12/lack-of-good-analyses-contributes-to-the-decline-of-the-west.html#more
The selections on Johnson’s Russian List for January 2 confirm Moon of Alabama’s conclusion. The Wall Street Journal reports that Ukraine wiped out from 200 to 600 of the newly deployed Russian soldiers in one strike, while successfully repelling Russian missile strikes against Ukraine’s infrastructure. The newspaper’s delusional writers claim that Russian attacks are no longer effective as Ukraine’s Western allies have shored up Ukraine’s air defenses. Why then is half of Ukraine without electric power?