Former Marine intelligence officer, Scott Ritter has argued in an interview
posted on YouTube on June 20 that a Russian victory in Ukraine will spell the end of NATO.
The former UN weapons inspector in Iraq argued that –
“NATO and the United States are facing the kind of moral and physical defeat at the hands of Russia that will probably mean the end of NATO.
“I don’t think NATO survives this.” he told presenter Danny Haiphong in the video.
“That doesn’t mean that they’re (NATO) going to dissolve tomorrow,” he clarified. But Ritter stressed – “I think people have forgotten that just in August of last year, NATO suffered a huge humiliation: the withdrawal from Afghanistan.”
Scott Ritter has rightly called Russian massacre of Armed Forces of Ukraine. This has been confirmed by Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, who stated that their military is losing an estimated 100 – 200 personnel daily at the the hands of Russian Armed Forces and the Allied Forces of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republic.
Ritter reiterated same in the interview, stating that Russian forces were destroying the arms sent by NATO members to prolong the war in Ukraine. He went further to say that Zelensky is currently asking for more arms supply than most NATO armies have in their arsenal. He revealed that Russia has a lot going for it at the moment. He said –
“By the time Russia finishes this, Russia will have an army that’s the most seasoned, combat-experienced military in the world, facing off against NATO forces who are poorly-trained, poorly-led and, guess what, now poorly-equipped because they gave all their weapons away,” he said.
In other news, Germany’s total gas reserve can only last for about two and half months according to new reports. The German side has been hit hard by Russia’s gas cut and has been left scrambling for replacements.
The German government had earlier stated it would fire up more coal plants to supplement it’s fuel needs. However, recent reports suggest that they also get about 70% of their coal imports from Russia.