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BREAKING NEWS: Biden Preparing for Ukraine’s Defeat. Ukraine can’t gain dramatically on the battlefield, the question inevitably arises as to whether it is time for a negotiation.
On April 24, media outlet Politico reported that U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is “quietly preparing for the possibility” that Ukraine’s much-touted offensive against Russia...
SINGAPORE — On April 24, media outlet Politico reported that U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is “quietly preparing for the possibility” that Ukraine’s much-touted offensive against Russia does not ensure the “total victory” Kyiv wanted, according to unnamed officials.
Publicly, the Deep State neocons in Biden’s administration have backed Ukrainian efforts in its conflict with Russia, promising to supply Kyiv with weapons and economic aid for “as long as it takes.”
U.S. officials have emphasized that they are trying their best to ensure Ukraine’s spring offensive succeeds. “We’ve nearly completed the requests of what [Ukraine] said they needed for the counteroffensive as we have sent weapons and equipment to Ukraine over the past few months,” said one administration official.
Privately, however, administration officials reportedly fear that the White House could be caught between hawkish and dovish voices, with the “hawks” claiming that America and its allies had not supplied Ukraine ample arms, and the “doves” stating that Kyiv cannot win the conflict.
The Politico report also indicated alleged U.S. fears that, should Ukraine be defeated, domestic and foreign critics would accuse America of not measuring up as well.
“If Ukraine can’t gain dramatically on the battlefield, the question inevitably arises as to whether it is time for a negotiated stop to the fighting,” Richard Haass, the president of the globalist Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), said. “It’s expensive, we’re running low on munitions, we’ve got other contingencies around the world to prepare for.”
One official, who requested not to be named, said that although the United States had “surged” arms to Ukraine and “nearly completed” delivering all that Kyiv had asked for, Washington is privately “worried about what Ukraine can accomplish.”
“If the counteroffensive does not go well, the administration has only itself to blame for withholding certain types of arms and aid at the time when it was most needed,” said Kurt Volker, the special envoy for Ukraine during the Trump administration.
“European public support may wane over time as European energy and economic costs stay high,” said Clementine Starling, a director and fellow at the Atlantic Council, a think tank in Washington, D.C. “A fracturing of transatlantic support will likely hurt U.S. domestic support and Congress and the Biden administration may struggle to sustain it.”
Many European nations could mount pressure on Kyiv to cease fighting altogether. “A poor counteroffensive will spark further questions about what an outcome to the war will look like, and the extent to which a solution can really be achieved by continuing to send military arms and aid alone,” Starling said, amid the possibility that some European nations may favor peace talks between Ukraine and Russia if Kyiv cannot show it would emerge from the conflict victorious.
Recently leaked Pentagon documents indicated that Ukraine would fall “well short” of its counteroffensive goals, echoing existing American evaluations that while Ukraine may have some victories in the south and east, Kyiv would not be able to duplicate last year’s successes.
Ukraine lacks the ability to cause Russian troops to retreat from where they are deeply rooted, officials said, and Washington is skeptical that Ukraine could successfully destroy Russia’s land bridge to Crimea, according to two administration officials familiar with the matter. That being said, some in the Pentagon hope that Ukraine would be able to obstruct Russia’s supply lines in that area, even if a total victory is impossible.
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