147 Douglas Macgregor - Can Ukraine Keep Fighting in Bakhmut? (www.youtube.com) posted 73 days ago by scata90x 73 days ago by scata90x +147 / -0 15 comments share 15 comments share save hide report block hide replies
Totally off topic. MacGregor would probably make a better President when Trump is done, than all the people who are discussed as potential candidates.
He is the clearest thinker I've heard for a long time.
Absolutely come On Trumpy get his as VP Now
Could they? Probably.
Should they? Probably not.
Are they? Probably for a while longer at least
Is it a strategically viable move? Not really. Would really just serve as a Stalingrad. Absorbing men, machinery and other assets for no real discernible gain. Men, Machines, and Assets that much like Germany. They really can’t afford to loose.
This needs to be stickied. General MacGregor is awesome and speaks the truth. I have watched the entire video and there is only 9 upvotes (sorry had not voted yet, 10 now) and 2 comments before mine. Shame on us!
The problem Ukraine faces is that in the process of holding onto Bakhmut is that they are losing ground in other regions.
The problem (as he makes clear) is that in the process of holding Bakhmut, the Ukrainians are destroying their armed forces at a rapid rate.
I Love his comment that ' Economists exist to make Astrologers look professional'
MacGregor has been saying that Ukraine is weeks from collapse for over a year.
I believe Ukraine has totally collapsed, it just depends on how it’s defined. If Ukraine did not have the U. S. as their sugar daddy then this was over long ago.
Since May, Russia has done nothing but lose territory. For the last 2 months they've, by their own admission, losing men by the thousands in one battle for a town of less than 100k people.
And yeah, Ukraine has needed hand me down weapons from the West. But Russia did the same in Korea and Vietnam.
A strategic withdrawal for a few months last year is far far from a defeat. Militarily a smart move—military history will show how the Russians approached this “war” the same as WW2. Withdraw and inflict mass casualties on your enemy and then push forward. Rinse and repeat. When the military pundits are largely in agreement of anywhere of a 7 to 1 up to a 16 to 1 kill ratio, Ukraine has largely ran out of troops thus the swiping of young kids and old men off the street to send to the front lines. War is hell. I believe that the tipping point will be realized by early summer. Time will tell. I just pray it ends.
In case you have never understood this, the Russians are not concerned to gain territory. They are concerned to destroy the Ukranian armed forces, which they are able to do at 1000 dead UKR per day as the Ukrainians throw themselves at Bakhmut like lemmings over a cliff. The Russian losses are only a tenth as much, and they are patient. The Ukrainians are now desperate for men, weapons, and ammunition, all of which are evaporating. The magic bullets from the West are highest on the list for Russian artillery to obliterate.
Bakhmut is the center of a crossroads of major highways that are crucial to holding the region, and are at the eastern side of four major defense fortification lines. One has been breached, and the Russians are working on the next two (they are adjacent). Once they have been breached, the third line is less fortified. After that, the steppe is open to them. Once the ground dries, they can burst forth. Right now, it probably has 0 people. The size of the town is irrelevant to its strategic significance.