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March 14, 2022
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My good friend Colonel Ken Allard has sent me this Ukraine update for my newsletter readers. I hope you will read it!

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

Three weeks into the Russo-Ukraine War of 2022, it is reasonable to ask: Who is deterring whom - and from what?

So far, the only one being deterred seems to be Joe Biden, who clumsily refused to allow Polish Mig-29’s to be transferred to Ukraine despite the fervent pleas of embattled president Volodomyr Zelenskiy. Meanwhile, Old Uncle Joe was busy linking Vladimir Putin not only to the war in Ukraine but also to sky-rocketing American gas prices and rising inflation, twin outrages for which the Russian premiere bears only slight, if any, responsibility. Through such constant buffoonery, President Biden seems intent on channeling that canonical Mayor of Amity, hilariously reassuring townsfolk that a lucrative tourist season lay just ahead, despite Jaws occasionally snacking on their relatives.

Because we are a nation divorced from studying such politically incorrect subjects as military history, we can no longer distinguish the consequential from the trivial, the capillaries from the arteries.  From Afghanistan to Ukraine, our intelligence community has been hit hardest, seemingly unable to predict whether Tuesday will be followed by Wednesday. Not only were our intel weenies utterly mistaken in predicting how fast the Taliban would triumph but they also admitted last week to the House Intelligence Committee that they had seriously under-estimated the fighting spirit of Ukraine’s citizens. Naturally, they over-corrected, reciting a laundry list of Russian tactical shortcomings. Caught up in the latest zeitgeist, Francis Fukuyama - famous for predicting the end of history several decades too early - argued last week “Russia is heading for an outright defeat in Ukraine…The army in the field will reach a point whether they can no longer be supplied nor withdrawn, and morale will vaporize.” https://www.americanpurpose.com/articles/preparing-for-defeat/

While we can all hope that Professor Fukuyama will be proven right, America’s enemies seem to be a long way from desperation. While we plead for them to produce additional oil and prepare to sign yet another nuclear non-proliferation scam, the Iranians were not deterred at all - raining their rockets down on an American consulate in Irbil, Iraq. How much does Putin fear NATO - with or without a rearmed Germany - when he launches air-strikes that came within a dozen miles of Polish territory over the weekend? And for good measure also threatened to target logistical routes acting as lifelines to the Ukrainian resistance?

Please forgive me for casting doubt on such widely-cherished Beltway assumptions: But Vladimir Putin and his fellow conspirators in the new Axis nations are not desperate! Instead, they have concluded - correctly in my view - that America suffers from catastrophically weak leadership, that it has abandoned its core spiritual values, as well as the world-beating confidence that our country once took for granted. While conceding that American martial prowess can be painfully recovered (or at least not entirely ruled out) neo-Axis leaders believe that the timing will never be better for a basic re-ordering of the global order. That new order will naturally reflect non-Western interests and dismiss any weaker set of values.  

Ukraine is already one major stake in this game, Taiwan is surely next while NATO’s newly-minted Baltic states might not be far off. When measured against the potential stakes, who cares if Russian logistical problems persist, if they lose a few tanks or if they sacrifice a few more generals trying to recapture the morale of their troops? As my friend LTG Jim Dubik wrote recently, “Like other raw realists, Putin has no intention of stopping with Ukraine…Raw realists (like him) take what they can, when they can, until someone stops them.” https://thehill-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/thehill.com/opinion/national-security/596614-the-world-after-the-war-in-ukraine-who-or-what-will-stop-putin?amp

I am also a realist of sorts, one who cherishes memories of the West Point faculty but now wonders how far the fault lines extend when five cadets are hospitalized after taking fentanyl-laced cocaine while on spring break. To say nothing of that loser who belatedly forfeited his commission only after posting a selfie that argued, “Communism will win.”  It is also frustrating to see other losers with stars on the shoulders of their World War II knock-off uniforms, who have either forgotten or never learned the harsh lessons of real war.

They now confront an opponent who will shrug off small shortcomings to focus on the larger objective- using traditional Russian reliance on massed troops and massed firepower to compel the enemy’s total compliance or complete obliteration. He will not be stopped by the mindless half-measures or the bloodless counter-moves now passing for “deterrence.”

During a three-decade career, Colonel Allard advanced from draftee to the West Point faculty and Dean of the National War College. The author of four books, he was also an on-air military analyst for the networks of NBC News.

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  • gudrun Bellerjeau

    03/16/2022 11:15 AM

    Colonel Allard's comments are excellent and right on point.
    They should be plastered on the walls of the White House and be required reading.
    This is the most disgraceful "non-performance" of our government yet. How much more
    can we shrug any responsibility? Our weakness will be our downfall.
    Evil ad lust for power will not stop with the take-over of the Ukraine and it's heroic people.
    thank you, Colonel Allard for taking the time to speak so truthfully and cleary.
    Gudrun Bellerjeau.

  • David Mokry

    03/16/2022 09:50 AM

    I Agree With This Article-- Yet-- I AM Put-Out with the Incompetent Biden-- Not EVEN TRYING to
    Help The Ukrainian People-- PUTIN DOES Have "Blood" on His Hands-- But Those Who IGNORE The Pleas of The Helpless ---also Share that Blood -- In The Eyes & Judgements of GOD... I AM an American-- I Do Not Seek "War"-- But IGNORING --a Tyrant Will ONLY Give License For Him or Others --To SEEK MORE -- Terrorism & Evil against The FREE WORLD--including The USA...( Remember WW II )... WE CANNOT SIT BACK & Say We "support-you"-- YOU HAVE TO PROVE IT in ACTIONS--Not Mere Words-- We Need a Leader Like a "Ronald Reagan"--Not The Wet Noodle--
    We Have Now..... My Prayers & Support are with the Ukranian People-- & I PRAY The USA Will Do MORE Than Just ---"Play" Patty-Cake--with Putin.... :( DMokry

  • Karroll Hauseknecht

    03/16/2022 09:16 AM

    Sad to say I do not feel we can survive another three years of Biden and his administration. I am ashamed they represent our Country! Everyone he appoints is the dredges of our society and if we were to go to war with Russia, under Biden very good chance Russia would clean our plough as the saying goes.

  • casey farrar powell

    03/16/2022 08:46 AM

    Colonel

    That was a fabulous and enlightening article; I enjoyed it immensely. I have no military background and very limited knowledge of military history. That said, common sense should bring us to the conclusion that Putin and his supporters, with their bloody KGB backgrounds and obvious bottomless greed, power and control needs, combined with their heinous war-crime laced actions in Ukraine to date, will stop at nothing to achieve their (unclear) ends.
    Thank you for the clear reminder that Washington has run so far into the ditch that they may actually be abetting the enemy....very scary stuff.

  • Shelley Soger

    03/16/2022 08:18 AM

    Thank you for clarifying the Russo-Ukraine war situation. When we get bits of information about it that are so conflicting, it's difficult to see the big picture. Your honest analysis is very much appreciated.

  • Bill Criscillis's Location

    03/16/2022 07:39 AM

    Absolutely correct, every decision is political, .None based on values of existence for mankind.

  • Mary Kirk

    03/16/2022 05:00 AM

    Col. Allard,
    Thankyou for speaking out. Its been obvious from day one that the biden/harris regime does not respect western values. Many speak out on the embarrassing talks, dealings and destruction of western culture. I am astonied they are still in office. The $13.7 billion offered Ukraine falls short of the $18 billion given russia last week. WEF, NWO, elitist oligarchs and their puppet governments along with bought out MSM now have the blood of innocent men, women and children upon their hands. Children dying of dehydration in Ukraine ! They will not stop until those who have the ability take the responsibility to stop them. By the loving kindness and grace of God may these cold hearted, money motivated, controll obsessed evil people be brought to justice.

  • Mary Kirk

    03/16/2022 04:38 AM

    Col. Allard,
    Thankyou for speaking out. It's been obvious from day one that the biden/harris regime does not respect western values. Many speak out on the embarrassing talks, dealings and destruction of western culture. I am astonied that they are still in office. The $13.7 billion offered to Ukrainian gov. still falls short of the $18 billion just given to russia last week. WEF, NWO, elitist oligarchs and their puppet governments along with the bought off MSM now have the blood of innocent men, women and children upon their hands. They will not stop until those who have the ability, take the responsibility to stop them.
    By the loving kindness and grace of God may these cold hearted, money motivated, control obsessed, evil people be brought to justice.

  • Linda Olds

    03/16/2022 04:18 AM

    I agree completely with everything Col. Allard wrote. I believe that Biden and his people are doing everything exactly wrong. It's an insult to our allies to send Kamala to Europe to help (if they are even still our allies after what happened in Afghanistan).
    If Biden has someone giving him the right advice, he's refusing to follow it. This country (and the world) cannot survive four years of this...person in the White House.

  • John Grant

    03/15/2022 10:41 PM

    Evening Mike, keep up the good work.
    As a USMC old 83 year old timer I keep asking and wondering where are our Generals? Looks like war is coming and we need a leader trained in war tactics like Eisenhower, Bradley and Patton. As much as I respect your friend we have never been lead in an all out war by a Colonel but only Generals. Russia is lead by Putin, a war trained military man while we are being lead by a goofy 50 year politician.
    That alone will cause us to lose any conflict we get into.
    Its scary!

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My good friend Colonel Ken Allard has sent me this Ukraine update for my newsletter readers. I hope you will read it!

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

Three weeks into the Russo-Ukraine War of 2022, it is reasonable to ask: Who is deterring whom - and from what?

So far, the only one being deterred seems to be Joe Biden, who clumsily refused to allow Polish Mig-29’s to be transferred to Ukraine despite the fervent pleas of embattled president Volodomyr Zelenskiy. Meanwhile, Old Uncle Joe was busy linking Vladimir Putin not only to the war in Ukraine but also to sky-rocketing American gas prices and rising inflation, twin outrages for which the Russian premiere bears only slight, if any, responsibility. Through such constant buffoonery, President Biden seems intent on channeling that canonical Mayor of Amity, hilariously reassuring townsfolk that a lucrative tourist season lay just ahead, despite Jaws occasionally snacking on their relatives.

Because we are a nation divorced from studying such politically incorrect subjects as military history, we can no longer distinguish the consequential from the trivial, the capillaries from the arteries.  From Afghanistan to Ukraine, our intelligence community has been hit hardest, seemingly unable to predict whether Tuesday will be followed by Wednesday. Not only were our intel weenies utterly mistaken in predicting how fast the Taliban would triumph but they also admitted last week to the House Intelligence Committee that they had seriously under-estimated the fighting spirit of Ukraine’s citizens. Naturally, they over-corrected, reciting a laundry list of Russian tactical shortcomings. Caught up in the latest zeitgeist, Francis Fukuyama - famous for predicting the end of history several decades too early - argued last week “Russia is heading for an outright defeat in Ukraine…The army in the field will reach a point whether they can no longer be supplied nor withdrawn, and morale will vaporize.” https://www.americanpurpose.com/articles/preparing-for-defeat/

While we can all hope that Professor Fukuyama will be proven right, America’s enemies seem to be a long way from desperation. While we plead for them to produce additional oil and prepare to sign yet another nuclear non-proliferation scam, the Iranians were not deterred at all - raining their rockets down on an American consulate in Irbil, Iraq. How much does Putin fear NATO - with or without a rearmed Germany - when he launches air-strikes that came within a dozen miles of Polish territory over the weekend? And for good measure also threatened to target logistical routes acting as lifelines to the Ukrainian resistance?

Please forgive me for casting doubt on such widely-cherished Beltway assumptions: But Vladimir Putin and his fellow conspirators in the new Axis nations are not desperate! Instead, they have concluded - correctly in my view - that America suffers from catastrophically weak leadership, that it has abandoned its core spiritual values, as well as the world-beating confidence that our country once took for granted. While conceding that American martial prowess can be painfully recovered (or at least not entirely ruled out) neo-Axis leaders believe that the timing will never be better for a basic re-ordering of the global order. That new order will naturally reflect non-Western interests and dismiss any weaker set of values.  

Ukraine is already one major stake in this game, Taiwan is surely next while NATO’s newly-minted Baltic states might not be far off. When measured against the potential stakes, who cares if Russian logistical problems persist, if they lose a few tanks or if they sacrifice a few more generals trying to recapture the morale of their troops? As my friend LTG Jim Dubik wrote recently, “Like other raw realists, Putin has no intention of stopping with Ukraine…Raw realists (like him) take what they can, when they can, until someone stops them.” https://thehill-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/thehill.com/opinion/national-security/596614-the-world-after-the-war-in-ukraine-who-or-what-will-stop-putin?amp

I am also a realist of sorts, one who cherishes memories of the West Point faculty but now wonders how far the fault lines extend when five cadets are hospitalized after taking fentanyl-laced cocaine while on spring break. To say nothing of that loser who belatedly forfeited his commission only after posting a selfie that argued, “Communism will win.”  It is also frustrating to see other losers with stars on the shoulders of their World War II knock-off uniforms, who have either forgotten or never learned the harsh lessons of real war.

They now confront an opponent who will shrug off small shortcomings to focus on the larger objective- using traditional Russian reliance on massed troops and massed firepower to compel the enemy’s total compliance or complete obliteration. He will not be stopped by the mindless half-measures or the bloodless counter-moves now passing for “deterrence.”

During a three-decade career, Colonel Allard advanced from draftee to the West Point faculty and Dean of the National War College. The author of four books, he was also an on-air military analyst for the networks of NBC News.

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  • gudrun Bellerjeau

    03/16/2022 11:15 AM

    Colonel Allard's comments are excellent and right on point.
    They should be plastered on the walls of the White House and be required reading.
    This is the most disgraceful "non-performance" of our government yet. How much more
    can we shrug any responsibility? Our weakness will be our downfall.
    Evil ad lust for power will not stop with the take-over of the Ukraine and it's heroic people.
    thank you, Colonel Allard for taking the time to speak so truthfully and cleary.
    Gudrun Bellerjeau.

  • David Mokry

    03/16/2022 09:50 AM

    I Agree With This Article-- Yet-- I AM Put-Out with the Incompetent Biden-- Not EVEN TRYING to
    Help The Ukrainian People-- PUTIN DOES Have "Blood" on His Hands-- But Those Who IGNORE The Pleas of The Helpless ---also Share that Blood -- In The Eyes & Judgements of GOD... I AM an American-- I Do Not Seek "War"-- But IGNORING --a Tyrant Will ONLY Give License For Him or Others --To SEEK MORE -- Terrorism & Evil against The FREE WORLD--including The USA...( Remember WW II )... WE CANNOT SIT BACK & Say We "support-you"-- YOU HAVE TO PROVE IT in ACTIONS--Not Mere Words-- We Need a Leader Like a "Ronald Reagan"--Not The Wet Noodle--
    We Have Now..... My Prayers & Support are with the Ukranian People-- & I PRAY The USA Will Do MORE Than Just ---"Play" Patty-Cake--with Putin.... :( DMokry

  • Karroll Hauseknecht

    03/16/2022 09:16 AM

    Sad to say I do not feel we can survive another three years of Biden and his administration. I am ashamed they represent our Country! Everyone he appoints is the dredges of our society and if we were to go to war with Russia, under Biden very good chance Russia would clean our plough as the saying goes.

  • casey farrar powell

    03/16/2022 08:46 AM

    Colonel

    That was a fabulous and enlightening article; I enjoyed it immensely. I have no military background and very limited knowledge of military history. That said, common sense should bring us to the conclusion that Putin and his supporters, with their bloody KGB backgrounds and obvious bottomless greed, power and control needs, combined with their heinous war-crime laced actions in Ukraine to date, will stop at nothing to achieve their (unclear) ends.
    Thank you for the clear reminder that Washington has run so far into the ditch that they may actually be abetting the enemy....very scary stuff.

  • Shelley Soger

    03/16/2022 08:18 AM

    Thank you for clarifying the Russo-Ukraine war situation. When we get bits of information about it that are so conflicting, it's difficult to see the big picture. Your honest analysis is very much appreciated.

  • Bill Criscillis's Location

    03/16/2022 07:39 AM

    Absolutely correct, every decision is political, .None based on values of existence for mankind.

  • Mary Kirk

    03/16/2022 05:00 AM

    Col. Allard,
    Thankyou for speaking out. Its been obvious from day one that the biden/harris regime does not respect western values. Many speak out on the embarrassing talks, dealings and destruction of western culture. I am astonied they are still in office. The $13.7 billion offered Ukraine falls short of the $18 billion given russia last week. WEF, NWO, elitist oligarchs and their puppet governments along with bought out MSM now have the blood of innocent men, women and children upon their hands. Children dying of dehydration in Ukraine ! They will not stop until those who have the ability take the responsibility to stop them. By the loving kindness and grace of God may these cold hearted, money motivated, controll obsessed evil people be brought to justice.

  • Mary Kirk

    03/16/2022 04:38 AM

    Col. Allard,
    Thankyou for speaking out. It's been obvious from day one that the biden/harris regime does not respect western values. Many speak out on the embarrassing talks, dealings and destruction of western culture. I am astonied that they are still in office. The $13.7 billion offered to Ukrainian gov. still falls short of the $18 billion just given to russia last week. WEF, NWO, elitist oligarchs and their puppet governments along with the bought off MSM now have the blood of innocent men, women and children upon their hands. They will not stop until those who have the ability, take the responsibility to stop them.
    By the loving kindness and grace of God may these cold hearted, money motivated, control obsessed, evil people be brought to justice.

  • Linda Olds

    03/16/2022 04:18 AM

    I agree completely with everything Col. Allard wrote. I believe that Biden and his people are doing everything exactly wrong. It's an insult to our allies to send Kamala to Europe to help (if they are even still our allies after what happened in Afghanistan).
    If Biden has someone giving him the right advice, he's refusing to follow it. This country (and the world) cannot survive four years of this...person in the White House.

  • John Grant

    03/15/2022 10:41 PM

    Evening Mike, keep up the good work.
    As a USMC old 83 year old timer I keep asking and wondering where are our Generals? Looks like war is coming and we need a leader trained in war tactics like Eisenhower, Bradley and Patton. As much as I respect your friend we have never been lead in an all out war by a Colonel but only Generals. Russia is lead by Putin, a war trained military man while we are being lead by a goofy 50 year politician.
    That alone will cause us to lose any conflict we get into.
    Its scary!

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    My good friend Colonel Ken Allard has sent me this Ukraine update for my newsletter readers. I hope you will read it!

    Sincerely,

    Mike Huckabee

    Three weeks into the Russo-Ukraine War of 2022, it is reasonable to ask: Who is deterring whom - and from what?

    So far, the only one being deterred seems to be Joe Biden, who clumsily refused to allow Polish Mig-29’s to be transferred to Ukraine despite the fervent pleas of embattled president Volodomyr Zelenskiy. Meanwhile, Old Uncle Joe was busy linking Vladimir Putin not only to the war in Ukraine but also to sky-rocketing American gas prices and rising inflation, twin outrages for which the Russian premiere bears only slight, if any, responsibility. Through such constant buffoonery, President Biden seems intent on channeling that canonical Mayor of Amity, hilariously reassuring townsfolk that a lucrative tourist season lay just ahead, despite Jaws occasionally snacking on their relatives.

    Because we are a nation divorced from studying such politically incorrect subjects as military history, we can no longer distinguish the consequential from the trivial, the capillaries from the arteries.  From Afghanistan to Ukraine, our intelligence community has been hit hardest, seemingly unable to predict whether Tuesday will be followed by Wednesday. Not only were our intel weenies utterly mistaken in predicting how fast the Taliban would triumph but they also admitted last week to the House Intelligence Committee that they had seriously under-estimated the fighting spirit of Ukraine’s citizens. Naturally, they over-corrected, reciting a laundry list of Russian tactical shortcomings. Caught up in the latest zeitgeist, Francis Fukuyama - famous for predicting the end of history several decades too early - argued last week “Russia is heading for an outright defeat in Ukraine…The army in the field will reach a point whether they can no longer be supplied nor withdrawn, and morale will vaporize.” https://www.americanpurpose.com/articles/preparing-for-defeat/

    While we can all hope that Professor Fukuyama will be proven right, America’s enemies seem to be a long way from desperation. While we plead for them to produce additional oil and prepare to sign yet another nuclear non-proliferation scam, the Iranians were not deterred at all - raining their rockets down on an American consulate in Irbil, Iraq. How much does Putin fear NATO - with or without a rearmed Germany - when he launches air-strikes that came within a dozen miles of Polish territory over the weekend? And for good measure also threatened to target logistical routes acting as lifelines to the Ukrainian resistance?

    Please forgive me for casting doubt on such widely-cherished Beltway assumptions: But Vladimir Putin and his fellow conspirators in the new Axis nations are not desperate! Instead, they have concluded - correctly in my view - that America suffers from catastrophically weak leadership, that it has abandoned its core spiritual values, as well as the world-beating confidence that our country once took for granted. While conceding that American martial prowess can be painfully recovered (or at least not entirely ruled out) neo-Axis leaders believe that the timing will never be better for a basic re-ordering of the global order. That new order will naturally reflect non-Western interests and dismiss any weaker set of values.  

    Ukraine is already one major stake in this game, Taiwan is surely next while NATO’s newly-minted Baltic states might not be far off. When measured against the potential stakes, who cares if Russian logistical problems persist, if they lose a few tanks or if they sacrifice a few more generals trying to recapture the morale of their troops? As my friend LTG Jim Dubik wrote recently, “Like other raw realists, Putin has no intention of stopping with Ukraine…Raw realists (like him) take what they can, when they can, until someone stops them.” https://thehill-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/thehill.com/opinion/national-security/596614-the-world-after-the-war-in-ukraine-who-or-what-will-stop-putin?amp

    I am also a realist of sorts, one who cherishes memories of the West Point faculty but now wonders how far the fault lines extend when five cadets are hospitalized after taking fentanyl-laced cocaine while on spring break. To say nothing of that loser who belatedly forfeited his commission only after posting a selfie that argued, “Communism will win.”  It is also frustrating to see other losers with stars on the shoulders of their World War II knock-off uniforms, who have either forgotten or never learned the harsh lessons of real war.

    They now confront an opponent who will shrug off small shortcomings to focus on the larger objective- using traditional Russian reliance on massed troops and massed firepower to compel the enemy’s total compliance or complete obliteration. He will not be stopped by the mindless half-measures or the bloodless counter-moves now passing for “deterrence.”

    During a three-decade career, Colonel Allard advanced from draftee to the West Point faculty and Dean of the National War College. The author of four books, he was also an on-air military analyst for the networks of NBC News.

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    • gudrun Bellerjeau

      03/16/2022 11:15 AM

      Colonel Allard's comments are excellent and right on point.
      They should be plastered on the walls of the White House and be required reading.
      This is the most disgraceful "non-performance" of our government yet. How much more
      can we shrug any responsibility? Our weakness will be our downfall.
      Evil ad lust for power will not stop with the take-over of the Ukraine and it's heroic people.
      thank you, Colonel Allard for taking the time to speak so truthfully and cleary.
      Gudrun Bellerjeau.

    • David Mokry

      03/16/2022 09:50 AM

      I Agree With This Article-- Yet-- I AM Put-Out with the Incompetent Biden-- Not EVEN TRYING to
      Help The Ukrainian People-- PUTIN DOES Have "Blood" on His Hands-- But Those Who IGNORE The Pleas of The Helpless ---also Share that Blood -- In The Eyes & Judgements of GOD... I AM an American-- I Do Not Seek "War"-- But IGNORING --a Tyrant Will ONLY Give License For Him or Others --To SEEK MORE -- Terrorism & Evil against The FREE WORLD--including The USA...( Remember WW II )... WE CANNOT SIT BACK & Say We "support-you"-- YOU HAVE TO PROVE IT in ACTIONS--Not Mere Words-- We Need a Leader Like a "Ronald Reagan"--Not The Wet Noodle--
      We Have Now..... My Prayers & Support are with the Ukranian People-- & I PRAY The USA Will Do MORE Than Just ---"Play" Patty-Cake--with Putin.... :( DMokry

    • Karroll Hauseknecht

      03/16/2022 09:16 AM

      Sad to say I do not feel we can survive another three years of Biden and his administration. I am ashamed they represent our Country! Everyone he appoints is the dredges of our society and if we were to go to war with Russia, under Biden very good chance Russia would clean our plough as the saying goes.

    • casey farrar powell

      03/16/2022 08:46 AM

      Colonel

      That was a fabulous and enlightening article; I enjoyed it immensely. I have no military background and very limited knowledge of military history. That said, common sense should bring us to the conclusion that Putin and his supporters, with their bloody KGB backgrounds and obvious bottomless greed, power and control needs, combined with their heinous war-crime laced actions in Ukraine to date, will stop at nothing to achieve their (unclear) ends.
      Thank you for the clear reminder that Washington has run so far into the ditch that they may actually be abetting the enemy....very scary stuff.

    • Shelley Soger

      03/16/2022 08:18 AM

      Thank you for clarifying the Russo-Ukraine war situation. When we get bits of information about it that are so conflicting, it's difficult to see the big picture. Your honest analysis is very much appreciated.

    • Bill Criscillis's Location

      03/16/2022 07:39 AM

      Absolutely correct, every decision is political, .None based on values of existence for mankind.

    • Mary Kirk

      03/16/2022 05:00 AM

      Col. Allard,
      Thankyou for speaking out. Its been obvious from day one that the biden/harris regime does not respect western values. Many speak out on the embarrassing talks, dealings and destruction of western culture. I am astonied they are still in office. The $13.7 billion offered Ukraine falls short of the $18 billion given russia last week. WEF, NWO, elitist oligarchs and their puppet governments along with bought out MSM now have the blood of innocent men, women and children upon their hands. Children dying of dehydration in Ukraine ! They will not stop until those who have the ability take the responsibility to stop them. By the loving kindness and grace of God may these cold hearted, money motivated, controll obsessed evil people be brought to justice.

    • Mary Kirk

      03/16/2022 04:38 AM

      Col. Allard,
      Thankyou for speaking out. It's been obvious from day one that the biden/harris regime does not respect western values. Many speak out on the embarrassing talks, dealings and destruction of western culture. I am astonied that they are still in office. The $13.7 billion offered to Ukrainian gov. still falls short of the $18 billion just given to russia last week. WEF, NWO, elitist oligarchs and their puppet governments along with the bought off MSM now have the blood of innocent men, women and children upon their hands. They will not stop until those who have the ability, take the responsibility to stop them.
      By the loving kindness and grace of God may these cold hearted, money motivated, control obsessed, evil people be brought to justice.

    • Linda Olds

      03/16/2022 04:18 AM

      I agree completely with everything Col. Allard wrote. I believe that Biden and his people are doing everything exactly wrong. It's an insult to our allies to send Kamala to Europe to help (if they are even still our allies after what happened in Afghanistan).
      If Biden has someone giving him the right advice, he's refusing to follow it. This country (and the world) cannot survive four years of this...person in the White House.

    • John Grant

      03/15/2022 10:41 PM

      Evening Mike, keep up the good work.
      As a USMC old 83 year old timer I keep asking and wondering where are our Generals? Looks like war is coming and we need a leader trained in war tactics like Eisenhower, Bradley and Patton. As much as I respect your friend we have never been lead in an all out war by a Colonel but only Generals. Russia is lead by Putin, a war trained military man while we are being lead by a goofy 50 year politician.
      That alone will cause us to lose any conflict we get into.
      Its scary!