Episode 182: “Are We Misreading Putin’s War Aims” with Dr. Peter Vincent Pry
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“Most analysts, including myself, thought that the relevant scenario was Crimea and that the Russians would go for a quick, almost bloodless, victory,” speculates Peter, “but there is another Russian way of war that was right under our noses. And that is a long protracted war … it’s almost like they’re deliberately doing everything they can to try to provoke the West to intervene, to jump into the war.”
“The Russian air force has almost been absent without leave, hasn’t been deployed in its best capabilities,” explains Peter, “and has played a very limited role.”
“It might be aimed at creating a long period of chaos in the center of Europe,” reasons Peter, “that it’s going to put such stress on its economies and the NATO Alliance that the NATO Alliance will come apart at the seams.”
Putin isn’t returning phone calls from the White House and Russian general staffs are not talking to our Pentagon.