The Gathering Storm, by Douglas Macgregor

Douglas Macgregor has committed two unforgivable sins among U.S. analysts of the Ukraine war. He knows what he’s talking about, and he’s been consistently right. From Macgregor at

America’s self-inflicted trouble in Ukraine aggravates our dangerous trouble at home.

The crisis of American national power has begun. America’s economy is tipping over, and Western financial markets are quietly panicking. Imperiled by rising interest rates, mortgage-backed securities and U.S. Treasuries are losing their value. The market’s proverbial “vibes”—feelings, emotions, beliefs, and psychological penchants—suggest a dark turn is underway inside the American economy.

American national power is measured as much by American military capability as by economic potential and performance. The growing realization that American and European military-industrial capacity cannot keep up with Ukrainian demands for ammunition and equipment is an ominous signal to send during a proxy war that Washington insists its Ukrainian surrogate is winning.

Russian economy-of-force operations in southern Ukraine appear to have successfully ground down attacking Ukrainian forces with the minimal expenditure of Russian lives and resources. While Russia’s implementation of attrition warfare worked brilliantly, Russia mobilized its reserves of men and equipment to field a force that is several magnitudes larger and significantly more lethal than it was a year ago.

Russia’s massive arsenal of artillery systems including rockets, missiles, and drones linked to overhead surveillance platforms converted Ukrainian soldiers fighting to retain the northern edge of the Donbas into pop-up targets. How many Ukrainian soldiers have died is unknown, but one recent estimate wagers between 150,000-200,000 Ukrainians have been killed in action since the war began, while another estimates about 250,000.

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One response to “The Gathering Storm, by Douglas Macgregor

  1. Riders On The Storm

    You can’t build the CCCP back better without burning it all down…from within.
    The outsourcing of burning it all down comes when WWIII kicks off.
    It is on slow burn fuse for now.
    One of the dankest memes evarz shows a huge posterior in the sky about to unleash with the caption there is a sh1t storm brewing.


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