My good friend, Andrei Martyanov, revealed a brief piece on Antony Blinken’s newest public demonstration of schizophrenia and I need to elaborate on Andrei’s astonishment at Blinken’s whole detachment from actuality. There could also be a medical clarification. In keeping with the Mayo Clinic, schizophrenia is:
A critical psychological dysfunction through which folks interpret actuality abnormally. Schizophrenia might lead to some mixture of hallucinations, delusions, and intensely disordered considering and habits that impairs each day functioning, and might be disabling.
Hold that definition in thoughts as you watch Fareed Zakaria interview Blinken. It’s really jaw-dropping:
Blinken’s calm, earnest demeanor masks the deranged substance of his remarks. Let me spotlight among the loopy prepare moments from this sit-down with Fareed.
Nicely, first learn put this in perspective when it comes to what Russia sought to attain, what Putin sought to attain. They’ve already failed. They’ve already misplaced.
However I’m satisfied that with the gear and help they’ve acquired now from greater than 50 international locations with the coaching that their forces have gotten, and most of the forces who’ve gotten that coaching haven’t but been absolutely into this battle.
And we made positive going again to Labor Day earlier than the conflict, Christmas earlier than the conflict, that they began to get of their arms, the gear they would want if the Russians went ahead, javelin, stingers, that they had that readily available. They had been in a position to repel the assault in opposition to Kiev.
Blinken is both affected by a debilitating case of schizophrenia or he’s a liar. There isn’t any center floor. He claims that Russia has “already misplaced.” But Putin and his Generals haven’t acquired that memo and proceed to bombard Ukrainian navy targets all through Ukraine with hypersonic missiles and glide bombs at will. Ukraine has no reply and Western-supplied air protection programs have didn’t put even a dent within the Russian effort.
Russian navy floor forces proceed to decimate attacking Ukrainian forces and have launched their very own counter-offensive operations, that are pushing Ukrainian troops again.
Ignore for the second Ukraine’s failure to punch via the primary of Russia’s three defensive bands within the south and simply deal with the truth that america can not produce and ship in a well timed method the weapons Ukraine supposedly must prevail over Russia. A first-rate instance is the Stinger missile.
To replenish its personal shares, the U.S. Military positioned an order for 1700 new Stinger launcher items again in Might 2022. Nonetheless, the Pentagon reported that it will take so long as 30 months (or two and a half years) for the finished MANPADS to begin rolling off the meeting line.
The explanation behind this prolonged timeframe is sort of simple—a number of parts for these MANPADS are now not in manufacturing, necessitating the exploration of recent strategies and presumably novel technological enhancements to renew manufacturing and improve its charges within the nearest time.
For instance, American engineers have encountered difficulties in manufacturing the homing heads for these MANPADS, so this element will doubtlessly require conducting analysis and growing alternative modules.
Comparable shortcomings in having the ability to provide Javelins, M77 artillery and 155 mm artillery shells. Is Blinken not speaking to President Sleepy Joe Biden? Two weeks in the past Biden let slip that the U.S. didn’t have sufficient 155 mm standard shells for Ukraine, which is why he opted to approve sending cluster munitions:
“It is a conflict regarding munitions. And so they’re working out of that ammunition, and we’re low on it,” Biden instructed CNN’s Fareed Zakaria. “And so, what I lastly did, I took the advice of the Defense Department to – not completely – however to permit for this transition interval whereas we get extra 155 weapons, these shells, for the Ukrainians.”
It’s alarming that America’s prime diplomat is so divorced from actuality. His denial of what’s occurring on the bottom in Ukraine makes it extremely unlikely that he may even ponder a possible negotiation with Russia to place a cease to the slaughter of Ukrainian troops. Blinken and his ilk have deluded themselves into believing that repeating nonsense in regards to the illusionary “success” of Ukraine in its battle with Russia validates the anti-Russia coverage of Joe Biden. Actuality destroys schizophrenic fantasies. The day is coming when Blinken will now not be capable to make such foolish pronouncements as a result of the fact of Russia’s victory is not going to be hidden.