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U.S. intelligence officials questioned for misjudging Afghanistan, Ukraine

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US Intelligence Agencies need to do better. Big misses on J6, Taliban in Afghanistan, overestimated Russia while underestimating Ukraine. Do better, guys!

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President Joe Biden's administration disclosed in advance Russian President Vladimir Putin's intentions to invade Ukraine, a public campaign that it says built support for crushing sanctions on the Russian economy and military support from NATO members.

Another funny day in MSM land. Yesterday deleted for vulgarity from my statement that Biden & Co. knew of, and did NOTHING serious, diplomatically, to stop the Russian invasion, and here it is today saying that exact thing. Sanctions is NOT diplomacy.

Furthermore, and much more important is what Biden & Co. did not NOT disclose, that starting on Feb 15, Ukraine had begun increased shelling of its own citizens in the Donbas, meanwhile building up larger troop numbers. This is normally done for attacks. Putin invaded on February 21.

Here’s the link for the numbers of explosions from the OSCE.

The February 15 report of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine recorded some 41 explosions in the ceasefire areas. This increased to 76 explosions on Feb 16, 316 on Feb 17, 654 on Feb 18, 1413 on Feb 19, a total of 2026 of Feb 20 and 21 and 1484 on Feb 22.

The OSCE mission reports showed that the great majority of impact explosions of the artillery were on the separatist side of the ceasefire line.

https://www.osce.org/special-monitoring-mission-to-ukraine/512272

Its crystal clear that Ukraine was about to invade over the ceasefire line into the Separatist's territory. I’m sure I won’t change any pro NATO minds here today I just hope it can help those still wondering WHY Putin invaded.

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Seems to be quite similar to Russia, where also the intelligence is under fire for their misjudgments and wrong situation reports. The differences between those two biggest players are becoming quite small, don’t they? If there ever have been some… lol

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They are selling weapons on a mass scale, forcing EU to buy US natural resources, so although losing all wars, the US big companies are winning.

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Fair question to ask, especially coming out of the Quid Pro Quo Era.

Something was definitely off about that time period and it should be fully questioned and investigated.

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The USA intelligence officials long ago lost the ability to do analysis of humans and get any human intelligence. Now everything is signals intelligence and intercepts and economic analyses (guesses). They have nothing that gets them connected with emotions and personalities.

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Avril Haines, the U.S. director of national intelligence, said that “will to fight” and “capacity to fight” in tandem were difficult to predict.

I think Russian President Vladimir Putin also thought his military would sweep over Ukraine in a few weeks. He was wrong. The Ukrainian army and people's will to fight with the invading Russians became heightened and united all the more. Of course, will to fight alone can't sustain the war. You need weapons and hi tech ones at that today.

During World War II, the Japanese soldiers and people's will to fight was very strong and the nation was firmly determined to fight the war to the last person. Toward the end of the war, they ran out of material capacity completely. Fuel was also depleted to the bottom to fly fighter airplanes and sail war ships. 

Even so, people's will to keep fighting was very strong. The wartime government organized neighborhood systems of tonarigumi, which often carried out exercises to fight with the incoming Allied forces with bamboo spears. And you know the rest of the story.

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