Scott Ritter: Ukraine cannot win this war. It's a 'fantasy.'

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6 ай бұрын

Editor note: This interview was recorded Nov. 4, 2022
Former US Marine Corps intelligence officer Scott Ritter explains why a Russian victory is inevitable, and what it costs the West to refuse to accept this.
William Scott Ritter Jr. is an author and pundit, and a former United States Marine Corps intelligence officer and United Nations weapons inspector.
Dimitri Lascaris is a lawyer, journalist and activist from Montreal, Quebec. In 2020, Dimitri ran for the leadership of the Green Party of Canada.
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nero1988 6 ай бұрын
"I don't even think the Ukrainians believe it, that they're going to recapture Kherson ..." gold
Arma Geddon
Arma Geddon 5 ай бұрын
Its gold because it didnt happen. But what do you know exept from tabloid info?
F H 5 ай бұрын
@Arma Geddon The taking of Kherson is an absolutely brilliant victory. The Russians got themselves into an untenable position, and Ukraine took advantage of it. You have a bad case of vranyo going, my Russian troll.
2112jonr 5 ай бұрын
That and much else of what he spouted hasn't aged at all well ! 😀
Arma Geddon
Arma Geddon 5 ай бұрын
@F H And Im Swedish by the way and have no horse in the race. Its only that Im well educated and check the facts before I open my mouth.
Arma Geddon
Arma Geddon 5 ай бұрын
@2112jonr Try for once and get the facts right before you ventilate your parroted opinion!
180 MPH
180 MPH 6 сағат бұрын
Just saw your analysis on Redacted, trying to get Ukraine to join NATO was unbelievably naive from the get go, thank you for exposing the truth, and thank you for your service 🇺🇸
Gino Muehlbacher
Gino Muehlbacher 3 ай бұрын
We will never find justice in a world where criminals make all the rules
EngineerEnginering 2 ай бұрын
So we need to get russia out
JG Nogueira
JG Nogueira 2 ай бұрын
​@EngineerEnginering please take the usa with them as well, us from latin american are done with all the coup d'eat and dictadors you guys support
EngineerEnginering 2 ай бұрын
@JG Nogueira take the usa where? and to be fair the usa is the biggest peacemaker in the world right now. even when talking about the conflicts is has been in even after the fall of the ussr
Dave Hanley
Dave Hanley 2 ай бұрын
Lived in WNY for the first 32 years of my life. Always loved the Canadian people. Glad to see so many Canadians on the war path despite WEF policies. I wish the US could do the same.
Humble bills fan
Humble bills fan 2 ай бұрын
WNY sucks except in the summer/fall
Dave Hanley
Dave Hanley 2 ай бұрын
@Humble bills fan true...give anything to be back there after 25 years of economic exile though. Don't know what you have until you have to live elsewhere.
Wesley Hudson
Wesley Hudson 3 ай бұрын
So the previous agreement Russia made to honor Ukraine’s borders in return for nuclear weapons is invalid?
Jorge hernandez
Jorge hernandez 11 күн бұрын
Get real
Andrew S.
Andrew S. 2 күн бұрын
Those agreements hinged on ukraine never join NATO. Since ukraine was willing not only to join NATO but to persecute Russia in Ukraine and place nuclear missiles on its soil
JANN 2 күн бұрын
@Andrew S. Wait. What paragraph of any agreement stated that Ukraine could not join NATO? When was such an agreement ratified by the lawmakers of Ukraine? Waiting… Oh, that’s right. It wasn’t. Russia didn’t need any assurances. They were the puppet masters. Now, they’re not and Putin is throwing a hissy fit about it. There’s no justification for this invasion. None. Even though like the Bush Administration, the reason given for the attack has changed about six times.
LastMonarchist 2 ай бұрын
“Russians aren’t in the business of wasting lives” 😂😂😂
Jurgis Valancauskas
Jurgis Valancauskas 2 ай бұрын
Talk about Bakhmut :D
GMW 2 ай бұрын
Ukraine has lost tens of thousands trying to hold Bakhmut. It's now surrounded, and Wagner is inside the city doing the clean-up.
Ga Benjamin
Ga Benjamin 20 күн бұрын
@GMW Are they now hahaha
GMW 20 күн бұрын
@Ga Benjamin yes. Bakhmut is probably only days away from falling.
Grzegorz Truchel
Grzegorz Truchel 6 ай бұрын
What I learned from Scott Never ever = two weeks Fantasy = reality
Todisagree Itsokay
Todisagree Itsokay 6 ай бұрын
hm... we learn untill, we do not anymore... but just for the heck of it ;) you do realise that about 70 to 80 percent of Kherson Oblast (or short Kherson) is on the right side of the Dnieper River, don't you? you do realise that Kherson is not just a city but also a whole County, right? no? Ritter does... 🙃 just sayin...
Grzegorz Truchel
Grzegorz Truchel 6 ай бұрын
@Todisagree Itsokay he didn't mentioned anything about county, region, oblast or did I missed it? Did he mentioned Zaporizhzhia as an oblast as well? Oh he was talking about Cities which are occupied by Russian forces 😅 Scott defenders in action 😅
Mitchell Baker
Mitchell Baker 6 ай бұрын
Yep, with no power or running water.
Jacob Jorgenson
Jacob Jorgenson 6 ай бұрын
Trouble is, you cannot link your statements to actual Ritter words . Keep in mind, your hurt felling are not facts 🤷‍♂️
Talk-supersix-seven Ай бұрын
“It is fantasy to think they will recapture Kherson” LOL
Rem Ай бұрын
Technically Kherson was regained without a fight because Russian military withdrew from the city.
manuel montoya
manuel montoya Ай бұрын
Russia left Please know the difference They are using the river as a force multiplier Ukraine is unable to cross it and Russia. An hold with less men These are called tactics
Owen Ай бұрын
@Rem this is a such a cope lol. You know exactly what Ritter meant by that. Kherson would remain a Russian possession
Rainhands22 Ай бұрын
​@Rem that means Ukraine still captured it.
Tim Le
Tim Le Ай бұрын
@manuel montoya Taking an area after it was captured is still recapturing it. Russia tactically retreating is a different argument
Tony McCaul
Tony McCaul 3 ай бұрын
I want to acknowledge Ritter's part in nuclear weapons control.
Arma Geddon
Arma Geddon 3 ай бұрын
And for trying to stop the irak war.
Tony McCaul
Tony McCaul 3 ай бұрын
@Scott Nunan Stick to the facts Scott or don't bother posting. Have a nice weekend.
Arnfinn Rian
Arnfinn Rian Ай бұрын
Hindsight is 20:20 but hell ... this did NOT age well!
Neithan 8 күн бұрын
This video is hilarious, what a tool 🤣🤣
Richard Holland
Richard Holland 3 ай бұрын
With the resources being supplied, and those yet to be supplied, and lessons learnt in other combat zones, the adage it's not the size of the dog in a fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, comes to mind.
Kenny Bachman
Kenny Bachman 3 ай бұрын
In this case it’s a whipped house dog fighting an army of wolves.
Jeff Moore
Jeff Moore 3 ай бұрын
@Kenny Bachman We'll see. I suspect your right.
Nessuno Dorme
Nessuno Dorme 2 ай бұрын
Thanks for this video. You confirm some things I had suspected were the case, especially as regards the threats we've created for ourselves in the West, at least in part, through arrogance
John Hellsing
John Hellsing 2 ай бұрын
Na alot of what he was saying months ago when this video was made was incorrect and his predictions about how the war would turn out also turned out to be incorrect, Europe is still doing completely fine energy wise, Ukraine is still holding well against the Russians, and the Russians are literally beefing between themselves between the Russian military and Wagner
GMW 2 ай бұрын
@John Hellsing wrong, but whatever. It's the American way
HH VICTOR 6 ай бұрын
Not sure if it was already noted here but the Pershing missile units in Germany Scott Ritter referred was under the 41st Field Artillery. I had served with a Pershing battalion during the late 70s. My kaserne was about a 45 minute drive east of Stuttgart. And Scott is right, the very first weapons system Gorbachev wanted deactivated on the US part was the Pershing system. EDITOR'S NOTE: I gave Scott Ritter another listen. Maybe I misheard him the first time but he is correct. Pershing units -- 1/41, 1/81, 3/84 and the 579th -- fell under the 56th FA umbrella. Well heck, I was a 1970s soldier so it's been awhile lol.
herbert92x 6 ай бұрын
The Pershing II was what really terrified the Russians. The speed and accuracy were such that Soviet command & control would be dead before they knew they were under attack. The P2 deployment was in response to the Soviet deployment of the SS-20/RSD-10.
John Sanders
John Sanders 6 ай бұрын
19:45 he says we have hypersonic missiles and then at 22:55 he says Russia has hypersonic missiles and we don't. Maybe I'm missing something here (-;
Bruce Albert
Bruce Albert 6 ай бұрын
Ah back when we really knew how to make missiles and spacecraft!
Erik T
Erik T 6 ай бұрын
Man I am nowadays quite thankful the US never left Germany...the only language the Putin entourage understands is military prowess
Americans for Truth and Justice
Americans for Truth and Justice 3 ай бұрын
Success in battle is not a function of how many show up, but who they are - General Barrow USMC
harzmountainsStoneguy 3 ай бұрын
So cute .. amen!
Americans for Truth and Justice
Americans for Truth and Justice 3 ай бұрын
@Buckaroo Bonzai Now they are highly trained combatants that are strongly motivated to protect their country from invaders. Slava Ukraini!
Mr. D!sk0
Mr. D!sk0 Ай бұрын
This aged well...
Pushpinder Kaur
Pushpinder Kaur Ай бұрын
Your comment aged like milk
Henry Burby
Henry Burby 29 күн бұрын
I used to believe a lot of these talking points. You have been wrong about everything. I learned to listen to the people who have gotten this war right.
13bm90 16 күн бұрын
Michael Carter
Michael Carter 2 ай бұрын
I am listing links to all videos like this. I will enjoy pulling them up and publishing them in 2 years time. The depth to what some people will stoop to attract attention (or $'s) never disappoints
Reclusiarch Thalastian Jorus
Reclusiarch Thalastian Jorus Ай бұрын
This video is aging worse and worse every day. So far the only battle that the UA Armed Forces have lost this winter has been them against a beaver.
Arma Geddon
Arma Geddon Ай бұрын
True! Imagine your own comments being saved too 🙂
Tim Jones
Tim Jones 6 ай бұрын
Destroying an Empire to win a war is no victory. And ending a battle to save an Empire is no defeat. -Kahless
Kaewa Koyangi
Kaewa Koyangi 6 ай бұрын
To destroy Russian imperialism is the very reason for helping Ukrainian resistance.
Pushupgirl65 6 ай бұрын
Lori Clem
Lori Clem 6 ай бұрын
Someone should mention that to pootin
Among Revenants
Among Revenants 6 ай бұрын
The tighter you grip your fist, the more that slip through your fingers - some princess far far away
T Brown
T Brown 3 ай бұрын
Everything he said about Canada is 100% on point.
Randy Gunn
Randy Gunn 3 ай бұрын
But nothing he said is right on this war! Ukraine will and is crushing Russia.
Bam Lam
Bam Lam 3 ай бұрын
​@Randy Gunn Based on what?
Randy Gunn
Randy Gunn 3 ай бұрын
@Bam Lam based on facts, Russia is gaining inch's while losing hundreds a day!. There is no more troops,the Russian big offensive is over and still couldn't get Bakmut, and when you don't have men you don't have shit!
Martin Lo
Martin Lo 3 ай бұрын
The end section on how peace will be attained was chilling.
Brian Belgard
Brian Belgard 2 ай бұрын
Also nonsensical.
bjasound Ай бұрын
Wow...wait....Hold on Scott. So you're saying basically Russia has the ability to win the war right now....But wants to take it easy on Ukraine 😂😅
J2plus3 3 ай бұрын
Very insightful and informative 👏 interview!
Skikalake 3 ай бұрын
this was one of the best convos on topic i have listen to since the start of the war
Tim Simmons
Tim Simmons 3 ай бұрын
In the UK we get TV news that is so removed from this discussion. I have found it very informative. .
JimmyTGoose 3 ай бұрын
In the UK we have TV news that doesn't cough up the Kremlin line .
Toni Ilievski
Toni Ilievski 13 күн бұрын
@JimmyTGoose Or in other words fairytales , and i dont blame u , i know what they are , and not just for me but for the world ....
JimmyTGoose 13 күн бұрын
@Toni Illevski wtf are you on about . Keep that foil hat nice and shiny, keep out those nasty radio frequencies.
Tommy G
Tommy G 29 күн бұрын
5:20 "not going to reclaim Kherson"...🤣🤣🤣 Another "expert"
Raja Bouzeid
Raja Bouzeid 20 күн бұрын
Aged like milk
Ismail Hashim
Ismail Hashim 3 ай бұрын
We need peaceful leaders on each side to make peace. I like how some Americans are sincere even when American politicians are wrong.
Ismail Hashim
Ismail Hashim 3 ай бұрын
@Арбузы От Кая Грина they did kill, but USA is bigger than former US president. There are still good people. Until they are are able to put right people in right positions, my respect goes to Putin.
Ismail Hashim
Ismail Hashim 3 ай бұрын
@Арбузы От Кая Грина but don't you think Trump may come back in 2024?
john parker
john parker 2 ай бұрын
It would be really nice to have some confidence about what is really happening in Ukraine.
Imone iX USA
Imone iX USA 2 ай бұрын
You can be confident that Russia will prevail 🎉
Panterus Pinkus
Panterus Pinkus 2 ай бұрын
if you go to forest and slap a bear i dont know how confidence can help you...
North East Slingshot
North East Slingshot 2 ай бұрын
Alexander Mercouis
Patrick Goetz
Patrick Goetz 5 ай бұрын
I will admit that his comments regarding nuclear deterrence and the Bush administration's hubris regarding invalidating non-proliferation treaties is both knowledgeable and relatively accurate.
Heisenberg 1271
Heisenberg 1271 4 ай бұрын
How do you know its accurate ?
Patrick Goetz
Patrick Goetz 4 ай бұрын
@Heisenberg 1271 Because I was an adult during the George W. Bush administration and well remember the controversy over placing ICBMs in Poland over Russia's wishes. The US has been a treaty violator, most recently when Trump unilaterally exited the Iran Nuclear deal. The same Shrub Bush administration started a wholly unjustified and illegal war in Iraq which mostly empowered Iran and ISIS and ended up costing the US trillions of dollars. Even Bush now admits that this was terrible mistake he let himself get talked in to. That said, two wrongs don't make a right and nothing the neocons of the Bush administration did justify Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The neocons are/were scumbags and so is the Kremlin.
Doruk Baglan
Doruk Baglan 4 ай бұрын
@Patrick Goetz Hi Patrick, thanks for your valuable input. Yeah, its a shame that countries violate treaties. What do you think about the fact that German ex-chancellor Merkel recently said they brokered the Minsk agreement to buy time for Ukraine to get ready for conflict with Russia?
Patrick Goetz
Patrick Goetz 3 ай бұрын
@Doruk Baglan sounds possible? I can't speak to the factual accuracy; but anyone who knows about the Budapest Memorandum should be outraged. In fact, Russia recently targeted Ukrainian civilian infrastructure (killing only civilians) with missiles they likely got from Ukraine in exchange for solemnly swearing to protect Ukraine from invasion!
Coach Hussayn
Coach Hussayn 3 ай бұрын
I’m kind of interested in his tour of duty in the US Prison system and being an RSO. I guess his training in the Corps is what kept him alive in prison.
Coach Hussayn
Coach Hussayn 3 ай бұрын
@Scott Nunan I don’t know any Chomo apologist? Any crime like that means instant loss of credibility.
Jared Holland
Jared Holland 3 ай бұрын
Frank Shannon
Frank Shannon 3 ай бұрын
He was the voice crying in the wilderness back in 2002. He was right and I was fooled. Grudging respect.
John Rusac
John Rusac 3 ай бұрын
Scott Ritter, the broken clock that’s correct twice in a 24 hour cycle. Or once in 3 decades.
andrew barker
andrew barker 3 ай бұрын
Incoming whataboutism. It's OK to be wrong if yoire seeking to do better next time
Malcolm McFarlane
Malcolm McFarlane 3 ай бұрын
He was right in 02, since then he has become a talking head shilling for pootin. Very sad.
Robert Toomey
Robert Toomey 2 ай бұрын
Great show!!!
S A Ай бұрын
What else would have Scott Ritter the child didler say? I could have guessed.😂
Shane RM
Shane RM Ай бұрын
Scott is a world treasure. He has an astounding trove of experience in this arena. The cold truth is always better than narrative. If you have a cogent counterargument, let us all hear it.
I'm Nobody!
I'm Nobody! 23 күн бұрын
@Shane RM How, exactly, is a convicted sex offender a "world treasure"?
Ben Dragan
Ben Dragan 3 ай бұрын
Subscribed! This is some real stuff.
Ben Dragan
Ben Dragan 3 ай бұрын
@evilbron666 what are you talking about…
Ben Dragan
Ben Dragan 3 ай бұрын
@evilbron666 How do you know this…
Ben Dragan
Ben Dragan 3 ай бұрын
@evilbron666 So this guy who is the news broadcaster is not the guy your talking about.
Thomas Bayer
Thomas Bayer 16 күн бұрын
Totally true!
Jerry Kinworthy
Jerry Kinworthy 6 ай бұрын
There is a reason why some people are just not listened to and being exactly wrong on what is happening right in front your eyes is a very good reason.
DDon Vrgas
DDon Vrgas 6 ай бұрын
You gotta dig around to see whats really happening and not what they want you to see
Robert Hutchins
Robert Hutchins 6 ай бұрын
@DDon Vrgas Where do you suggest we "dig"? Who is "they"?
evilbron666 6 ай бұрын
@Robert Hutchins i think the suggestion is RT, or scott ritter (same shite, different smell)
aandreya 3 ай бұрын
That interview was 3 months ago. I'd like an update to this interview. We can see this amazing Russian army and life saving. And gentle bombing.
once upon a dime
once upon a dime 3 ай бұрын
Lol ikr
Chris Burke
Chris Burke 29 күн бұрын
Gentle bombing? If ever there was a contradiction 😉
evilbron666 29 күн бұрын
@Chris Burke there have been many such rusky contradictions : liberation = destruction, freedom = slavery, rescue = child abduction. Opposite day happens 365 in russia
Republic of Canada
Republic of Canada 2 ай бұрын
I keep explaining the bit about the West having a resource advantage over Russia that is somewhere between 25-to-1 and 40-to-1, but they just don’t seem to get it. . So I decided to ‘draw a picture’ for them. . Exhibit One: 250 pounds, 6 foot four inches Exhibit Two: 10 pounds, 18 inches . THERE, DID THAT HELP ??? .
Steven Marquardt
Steven Marquardt 2 ай бұрын
I was in the 184 ordnance company Germany 1978 to 1981 we filled 200 new bunker it took us almost 2 years
Robert Pauly
Robert Pauly 3 ай бұрын
Hey this is a very interesting video. I was always wondering what Ukraine was all about Anna said the lowlights on the subject.
Sam Anthony
Sam Anthony 6 ай бұрын
This “ fantasy” is somehow becoming a reality.
FinkaMyAsh 6 ай бұрын
Same thing happened in ww2, guess who won
Rodrigo Roa Duterte
Rodrigo Roa Duterte 6 ай бұрын
@FinkaMyAsh, yeah, the invader has been defeated, its country was destroyed, split and fell under foreign administration.
Jeferson Lucio
Jeferson Lucio 3 ай бұрын
"The United States is going to leave Iraq with its tail between its legs, defeated. It is a war we can not win ... We do not have the military means to take over Baghdad and for this reason I believe the defeat of the United States in this war is inevitable ... Every time we confront Iraqi troops we may win some tactical battles, as we did for ten years in Vietnam, but we will not be able to win this war, which in my opinion is already lost." -- Ritter, Scott.
Brandon Dunnegan
Brandon Dunnegan 3 ай бұрын
Well we are seeing him wrong in ukraine as well.
noturbusiness123 3 ай бұрын
​@Brandon Dunneganno we aren't
Kenny Bachman
Kenny Bachman 3 ай бұрын
@Brandon Dunneganhe was right then, and he’s right now.
C.L.W. 2 ай бұрын
Did he just say that Russia was not in the business of throwing away lives? I think thousands of Russian and Ukrainian families would disagree
bjasound Ай бұрын
Yes that's when we all knew he was full of shit.
steven sprung
steven sprung 17 күн бұрын
Ritter speaks from a purely military history perspective - your comment obviously does not reflect any proof that you know what you are talking about
Theodore Duncan
Theodore Duncan 2 ай бұрын
They said the same thing about Vietnam, and Afghanistan. God bless the Ukraine
JANN 2 ай бұрын
The thing about Ritter that bothers me is the apparent pleasure he has as he discusses his anti-Ukraine pro-Russia views.
Korab M
Korab M 6 күн бұрын
What concern's me is the fact that you ignored everything he said and made it about him being anti-ukraine/ pro-russian
JANN 6 күн бұрын
@Korab M The thing that concerns me about you is that you don’t really know what I ignored and what I didn’t. You are making an assumption. I commented about one thing. I didn’t write an essay.
Korab M
Korab M 6 күн бұрын
@JANN I told u🤦🏻‍♂️ you basically ignored *everything* he's said and made it a anti Ukraine/pro Russian thing. The entire video is facts but you'd rather just focus on the the facts being anti Ukraine 🤷🏻‍♂️ well That's your problem my guy
Bradley Johnson
Bradley Johnson 6 ай бұрын
The Russian government isn't in the business of killing Russians He really said that lol
Pete M.
Pete M. 6 ай бұрын
In fairness, they seem to be more in the business of running all of their intelligent Russian men out of the country and into Georgia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, etc.
Abel Lyold
Abel Lyold 3 ай бұрын
Russia is not just a gas station. It is also sitting on some of the world's largest reserves of many critical natural resources. Moreover, it is not like many resource-rich states which cannot defend themselves.
Penny Hardaway
Penny Hardaway 3 ай бұрын
In addition the untapped reserves of the Donbas will go to Russia, about $12Trns worth.
Casey Chesshir
Casey Chesshir 3 ай бұрын
And 20ish% of the world's fresh water in just Lake Baikal.
A Burger
A Burger 3 ай бұрын
Russia & its culture will be just fine.They know they have plenty reserves being critical natural resources as you mentioned & they strategically plan everything out ahead of time.
C.L.W. 2 ай бұрын
A wise man once said, "An opinion is like an asshole. Everybody's got one"
RappRelevant 2 ай бұрын
Word's of your dad
Konstantin Drost
Konstantin Drost 2 ай бұрын
Your point?
Li Yo
Li Yo 2 ай бұрын
And, if they didn't have one...they'd expand and explode making a big stinking mess, wouldn't they!
John 2 ай бұрын
Always keep it 100% truth
Arlen Gapas
Arlen Gapas 6 күн бұрын
Ukraine deserve to win because the God is with them many people hoping and praying for their freedom ❤🙏
J. el Sayed
J. el Sayed 2 ай бұрын
They are both coming out of this as loosers in some way or an other.
Roger Rico
Roger Rico 4 ай бұрын
For the benefit of the world, we have to find an end to this conflict the sooner the better
xfactorb25222 4 ай бұрын
Yeap, Just tell Russia to head on home now.
ian A 🇷🇺
ian A 🇷🇺 4 ай бұрын
they are home, so called ukrain.. Russian soil
Terri Castles
Terri Castles 4 ай бұрын
@ian A 🇷🇺 LOL. True but it made me laugh.
Awful Truth
Awful Truth 3 ай бұрын
An interesring point of view. But I would like to ask him a few questions: Did he take in account the cost of the whole thing for Russia? Most people do the mistake of focusing on the sanctions. What most people is completely ignoring is the mass exodus, the brain drain, the isolation ( economic, political and even social) and the destruction of a vast chunk of Russia conventional forces - forces Russia cannot replace with something equivalent or better anytime soon. Same thing for its technological and social development. To give you an idea: Russia didn't just lose 140.000 soldiers, it lost well over 1.000.000 people who escaped to dodge the draft. Among those, there were many engineers, IT experts and people with skills and a higher education. That in the middle of a demographic crisis. Considering that Russia should have a birth rate of 2.1 while it has only 1.2 to solve the crisis, we can assume that it lost anything from 2.8 to over 3.000.000 citizens in only 1 year. And that doesn't even take in consideration the injured (psychologically or phisically). Add that convicted criminals hired by Wagner with military skill and PTSD are getting home to their normal lives, the fact that the Russians are running this war on social security funds, they are decades of development behind and cannot get essential Western tech. You get a 2-3rd world country with not chance to keep the pace with the rest of the World. And here is the thing: Even if it would reach the point it can extort a negotiation and a "peace", the sanctions can't just be lifted immediately after that - it will take decades to do that. And for each sanction removed, it will be possible to blackmail it - it will have to make concessions, very expensive and likely humiliating concessions. Last, but not the least: They will be forever know as Nazis due to the fact what what they did in Ukraine closely resembles what Hitler did in Austria in 1939. Putin is being seen as a second Hitler in Europe by most people and the relations are not going to change at least as long as he stays in power. The sanctions alone are nothing compared to all of that. And "having diesel" will not solve nothing of that.
Chris Burke
Chris Burke 29 күн бұрын
Those are all great points. The massive loss of people who have left Russia, and the professional knowledge that left with them, will ultimately be the death knell of Russia - moreso than the sanctions will be.
wp4934 2 ай бұрын
I only wish there was a "debate" with the issues raised here. Listening to a one sided conversation does not help the perspective of listeners. This is not a condemnation of Mr. Ritter as he is due a high level of respect for his experience!!
steven sprung
steven sprung 16 күн бұрын
The question regarding the feasibility of warfare in and of itself reduced to one word: affordability - those who lose either run out of funds, resources, human capitol or simply moral backup via consent of the war-leading nations., or any combination of the aforementioned factors. So thats your bottom line take of the interview - now to sports
Geert De Keyser
Geert De Keyser Ай бұрын
The best video on the nuclear topic so far.
Rob Clarkson
Rob Clarkson 2 ай бұрын
And Ukrainian took back Kherson. You’d think being constantly wrong he stop running his mouth and or people would stop listening to him.
Russell Currey
Russell Currey 6 ай бұрын
People like Ritter are why military intelligence is often a misnomer for a reason
Bryan Robinson
Bryan Robinson 6 ай бұрын
oxymoron= military intelligence
andrew boddy
andrew boddy 6 ай бұрын
Русский мир = Russian Peace (also Russian World) = oxymoron
Sinjin von Richthofen
Sinjin von Richthofen 6 ай бұрын
and he was correct about Iraq. No WMD's. Like him or not. Questionable past or not. He was correct in his professional duty. You can talk all the shit you like. It dont change that little fact.
ullscarf 6 ай бұрын
@Sinjin von Richthofen Yes, he did his job with integrity as a UN weapons inspector. But I've seen one interview just before the invasion of Iraq where he says of course America will win and another one where he says they won't. I'm not sure what to make of him tbh .
natham wright
natham wright 3 ай бұрын
There is a reason why people like Scott haven’t a say in how the world works.
natham wright
natham wright 3 ай бұрын
@Mathieu Philippe omg
DangerousDavies2008 3 ай бұрын
He’s also a paid talking head on RT so not credible at all.
DAVJULART 3 ай бұрын
The reason probably has to do with his criminal convictions.
Daniel Langlois
Daniel Langlois 3 ай бұрын
Insults with no substance. I'll stick with Ritter.
Sandra Martinez
Sandra Martinez 3 ай бұрын
First time listening. I like that the background is not staged with national and religious symbols.
Doug N
Doug N 2 ай бұрын
Just a well placed book with a picture of Ron Reagan. His book of course
ercost60 2 ай бұрын
5:20 "not going to reclaim Kherson"...
Dat dragon from mortal kombat.
Dat dragon from mortal kombat. 28 күн бұрын
Ryan Gerbal
Ryan Gerbal 20 күн бұрын
substitute for Bakhmut if you want to modernise your comment.
Oscar Castle
Oscar Castle 3 ай бұрын
I eoulf give you s millions of like for all your talks and telling us all reallity where we are now and the past. thank you
Rusty 2 ай бұрын
Well it's almost five months after Scott's interview and let's take a look at what has happened since. Kherson has been retaken but subject to regular bombardment. What did Scott say about that happening? It's winter and spring is fast approaching. It's tough to move around but I suspect the Ukrainians will attempt to cut off the land bridge to Crimea. Currently, various Crimean cities once out of reach of Ukrainian heavy munitions are being hit. The Crimean rail bridge is currently not able to handle the transportation of military hardware the ruzzians need to defend Crimea. Ukrainians are finding the munitions that hitting deeper and deeper behind the front lines. You also have to ask, do the ruzzians have the means to defend Crimea and the entire eastern front? It appears ruzzia's Wagner Group is petering out around Bakhmut and will not be able to surround let alone take it even with the help of ruzzian troops. Both ruzzia and Ukraine are having problems supplying their militaries on the eastern front, but I don't think the US will run away from its commitments just yet and ruzzia will struggle rearming with weapons that matter. Bottom line is that Crimea is vulnerable and if it goes Putin's name in the Kremlin will be mud. I might also add that demographically this is ruzzia's last war after this period in time it will not have the male population to go to war. You can go on and on about the other difficulties the ruzzians are having economically but don't have the time to talk about it. The ruzzian federation is going to look a lot differently after the Ukrainians take them down a notch.
nadir300 6 ай бұрын
That he was an intelligence officer in the Marines is the chef's kiss to all of this.
nadir300 6 ай бұрын
@Chad H Saw that. What a guy!
Planet Mikusha
Planet Mikusha 6 ай бұрын
You missed the part where he is a convicted sex offender! Did 2-1/2 years in prison for that.
Ian Shaver
Ian Shaver 6 ай бұрын
I think there’s a reason he is no longer an intelligence officer in the Marines.
Pheroh 3 ай бұрын
I often karaoke the song "Imagine", because I feel that each of us only have one life to live, and so we should set aside our ideologies and embrace our differences and sing our ways to our graves. To know that people are planning for warfare on the daily basis is sad... 1 billion humans have been killed by warfare... how many more before we stop? Well, look like we're ready for China... it's ridiculous.
cavscout62 3 ай бұрын
“Imagine” is one of the single most horrible and empty songs ever penned. If one is capable of actually considering what the lyrical substance of the song is, I don’t see how one could come to any other conclusion. Childish fantasy should be left to children.
Mustafa Husin Baabad
Mustafa Husin Baabad 2 ай бұрын
Thank you very much for such beautiful and very important comment. We only have one life to care. Let's work together to make this life a pleasant experience.
Shaw3na Firecat
Shaw3na Firecat 27 күн бұрын
Pheroh It's stunning how no one gets that's a song about communism. Truly stunning levels of not knowing what communism is.
Shaw3na Firecat
Shaw3na Firecat 27 күн бұрын
Yeah, trying to make things better and having goals is stupid. Just give up.
David Ochieng
David Ochieng 3 ай бұрын
This guy is smarter than many of the General 's I have seen speak on this topic.He brings a unique perspective to issues. May peace prevail in the Balkan.
Memo_mauser Lorettini
Memo_mauser Lorettini 2 ай бұрын
Unfortunately the case here is totally an opposites......anyway thanks for your support... W.R.
bjasound Ай бұрын
I have to ask Are you a Trump supporter.. ?
Memo_mauser Lorettini
Memo_mauser Lorettini Ай бұрын
@bjasound Totally An NRA Fan, the rest is obvious.....You cannot imagine how much of EU citizens are Mr.Trump S. Supporters....🤌👍
Geiger Farm
Geiger Farm 2 ай бұрын
When your title is “real” news 😉😂
KanuckStreams 3 ай бұрын
Wow. How can a network that is so devoted to facts and the truth, drop the ball so badly here?
Oguz Demirelli
Oguz Demirelli 2 ай бұрын
can we get a transcript? Thank you much sir.
Ric 5 ай бұрын
“The Russians aren’t in the business of throwing away Russian lives.” I sure can’t tell😂
Евгений Устинов
Евгений Устинов 5 ай бұрын
@Rick Schroth what about the Azov battalion? Gonna deny its existence?
Adrian V
Adrian V 4 ай бұрын
@Евгений Устинов Nope!! Going to deny there are many black bags ariving back at russian door steps? The likes of 100,000?
Arma Geddon
Arma Geddon 4 ай бұрын
True they have been very careful .
Gerry Tyrrell
Gerry Tyrrell 3 ай бұрын
Absolutely brilliant, totally unbiased,....Ireland
Scott Nunan
Scott Nunan 3 ай бұрын
He says molesting children really gives him clarity. I'm glad you find joy in it. I'm guessing the kids weren't as happy.
Winter_S 3 ай бұрын
3 months after this interview, Kherson has been retaken, Wagner group is losing up to 800 “soldiers” a day in their pathetic, vain attempt to take Bahkmut. NATO shows absolutely no sign of slowing down with even Germany stepping up with Leopard 2 tanks. While Ritter is knowledgeable, in just 3 months, it’s clear just how dead wrong he was and that he is the one that’s dreaming. The “de-nazification” is just another example of Russia’s willingness to reach for any lame excuse for attacking a sovereign nation. If you ever doubt Russia is a criminal war mongering state, just look up Wars Involving Russia in Wikipedia and you’ll see the real Russia over the last 500 years.
Fasil Voilesu
Fasil Voilesu 2 ай бұрын
Exceptionally Explaining !,.. Corect
Infinity Rooms
Infinity Rooms 3 ай бұрын
“Russia has the momentum, Russia has the initiative, Russia has realistic objectives that can be obtained.” Ah, yes. That famous year long momentum tactic of trying and failing to hold onto any Ukrainian territory for any extended period of time. Brilliant. 🧐
Royeaux Ай бұрын
Every retreat is just a gesture of good will. Win-Win.
Jimmi Mario Wilson
Jimmi Mario Wilson 2 ай бұрын
Hey guys, love the channel I respect you both. Scott, I wanted to say “ Semper Fi” my brother, devil dog. I got to say I don’t really agree with you as far as the outcome of Ukraine quite frankly, as long as they’re supplied, I don’t see Russia beating them. Russia is struggling way more than anybody expected them to and they will continue to struggle it’s only getting worse not to mention Ukrainians do you have someone to fight for their fighting for their freedom let’s face it I mean you could argue all you want about the past, and how Ukrainians and Russians are similar and where they started from centuries ago, but still has a different country, and they are fighting to get their country and their land, and their borders back from the Russians so to say that they have nothing really to fight for I mean that makes no sense. Does the obviously do so I don’t know I realize that there’s a lot of spin and if you listen to the wrong places far as media sources they’re going to make it sound like everything is good for Ukraine when it’s not, but I know Russia is suffering as much probably more than Ukraine and Ukrainians have made some amazing games and it is true that they kicked out the Russians or they initially had taken territory and so they’ve lost a lot what they gained and that’s got to have some impact so I just I don’t agree. I think it’s much more complex.
Honeybadger 63
Honeybadger 63 6 ай бұрын
They don’t have to win. Simply not lose. And they seem to be doing just fine
Mark Wierzbicki
Mark Wierzbicki 6 ай бұрын
Well Ukraine shouldn't lose as they are being supplied by what was believed to the second biggest, and second strongest Armed forces in the world, (prior to the start of this war that is) Russia. It has donated more equipment (Tanks, AFVs, APCs, ammunition, shells, guns and air defence) than most other countries combined. Ukraine has kitted out a whole Tank Btn with tanks captured in the Kharkiv offensive. Well done Russia!
Baki MC
Baki MC 6 ай бұрын
Yes, it is very good without electricity, I see that you are very smart 😀
Canton Old
Canton Old 6 ай бұрын
@Baki MC And all the thousands of (*&^ people for no good reason.
Neel Beke
Neel Beke 6 ай бұрын
@Baki MC That can be repaired, but all the troops russia is losing, & equipment, can't be... Oh & the ukranian analysts that i follow like denys davydov or reporting from ukraine, they're in those araes and they just keep posting, without electricity & internet? 🤣🤣
Dan Hutchins
Dan Hutchins 3 ай бұрын
This guy seems to be seeing this war from a different angle than everyone else... thinks russia is taking it easy... not struggling ...
Dashiell Harrison
Dashiell Harrison 3 ай бұрын
At the end of the interview Ritter essentially says the following: Ukraine needs to give Russia whatever territory it wants and in exchange Russia won't destroy it. Ukraine doesn't deserve to keep large swaths of its sovereign territory because it had the temerity not to immediately give up other parts of its sovereign territory. If Russia proves to be militarily stronger than Ukraine then Ukraine loses the right to participate in international relations. This is the most blatantly militaristic and imperialist viewpoint you could express, and yet Ritter has become the darling of the anti-war "left." What a sad joke.
TeW33zy 2 ай бұрын
I agree. It's only being prolonged.
Zoran Sulc
Zoran Sulc 2 ай бұрын
Yes, just like the British prolonged WW2 before the US decided it was in their best interest and good business to join.
Lee Scott
Lee Scott 2 ай бұрын
And yet he has been wrong about pretty much everything in this war, latest prediction was that they would take Bahkmut this week, instead the opposite happened and the Russians are running away. As admitted by the Wagnar Group and Russian soldiers.
Grimsoncrow 6 ай бұрын
This is the same guy who declared russia had won 8 months ago.
Anna Johnson
Anna Johnson 6 ай бұрын
Well he was right wasn't he!
Grimsoncrow 6 ай бұрын
@Anna Johnson not really. They seem to be losing miserably.
Jacob Jorgenson
Jacob Jorgenson 6 ай бұрын
You cannot present evidence he said that, which should trouble you. What he may have said and say today is that Ukraine cannot win and every signs Says that’s the case . One side is BEGGING for money and weapons, the latter which they have little chance of maintaining and repairing. Vs another side that is the biggest nation in the world , self sufficient in cheap endless energy , food and own weapons production.
AJ Stevens
AJ Stevens 3 ай бұрын
Thank you for a more balanced and realistic take than 95% of people.
MightyJabroni 3 ай бұрын
Ah, the snobbery of the self perceived fringe elite. Fueling nonsense since forever.
AJ Stevens
AJ Stevens 3 ай бұрын
@MightyJabroni Not sure what this "fringe elite" you speak of is, but I have no interest in being apart of your club.
MightyJabroni 3 ай бұрын
​@AJ Stevens What I speak of, is this self serving notion, that going against any perceived or actual majority (whatever the fuck that is supposed to mean in the first lace) is somehow a criteria for a take being more balanced, realistic or truthful. It is the grandiose glue that holds conspiracies, cults and other fringe lunatic groups together.
Curtis Wilken - Castle & Cooke Mortgage Hawaii
Curtis Wilken - Castle & Cooke Mortgage Hawaii 2 ай бұрын
I wish Mr Ritter and COL MacGregor (they seem to be the only opposition, even though main stream isn't looking for that right now) could debate some of Team Ukraine. Not all TU are bad people in the pockets of Raytheon etc... Of course Miley will never jeopardize his future big pay out, but I think there are some decent folks. McMaster for example. I'd love to hear these three just talk for awhile and get all sides at once...
Pracylop Gonzer
Pracylop Gonzer 2 ай бұрын
Not only does diesel power the 18 wheeler trucks, it powers the railroad Diesel engines & many ships & tugs that push barges . All this would hamper shipping & supplying industry
Nyc Contrabass
Nyc Contrabass 4 күн бұрын
“Ritter is a convicted sex offender, having been caught exposing himself to minors online on several occasions. He served a year and a half in prison. Despite this, he claims he was being targeted by the US administration for his opposition to the war in Iraq.”
Davnar Ragnar
Davnar Ragnar 2 ай бұрын
Well, I think we can all see why his job status is "former". Loving the "tells" too ; ]
Raleigh Kelly
Raleigh Kelly 29 күн бұрын
Hear hear
Liutauras Grybauskas
Liutauras Grybauskas 6 ай бұрын
"You'll never get back Kherson" Well that aged like milk
FunkRaum 6 ай бұрын
city? Or region. There's a difference. Besides that, time. For how long will any situation prolong, how long can Ukraïne say they're still in control of the City, future will tell.
DalYeosin 6 ай бұрын
@Destini lund You're wrong if you think the Russians have the high ground. It's the other way around. Because of this, Ukrainian soldiers can easily shoot over the river.. and that has already happened.
Bilbil Pjeternikaj
Bilbil Pjeternikaj 6 ай бұрын
It’s a trap.
Ravig 2 ай бұрын
“I don’t think anyone believes Ukraine is gonna recapture Kherson” Well that didn’t age well. Just because they are military experts doesn’t mean they know what will actually happen.
Mais kk
Mais kk 2 ай бұрын
They didn't though
Dwane Marsh
Dwane Marsh 2 ай бұрын
@Mais kk What news are you watching? Kherson has been under Ukraine control for a while now.
Mais kk
Mais kk 2 ай бұрын
@Dwane Marsh That's like saying either side controls the Snake Island, it's false.
Dwane Marsh
Dwane Marsh 2 ай бұрын
@Mais kk Tell us all, then, who controls Snake Island right now? Bc, for what we've all seen and heard, Ukraine took it back from Russia in 2022, and still holds it. Is that a lie?
violet_green 2 ай бұрын
These are not experts really. Those are Russian supporters. Additionally, they've both come from nations that don't have any idea how is to be invaded country. What war experience can have somebody from US and Canada in war where your country is the one that is invaded not the other way around...
Remy 2 ай бұрын
"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones" - Steve Minecraft.
Mark Foster
Mark Foster 2 ай бұрын
Good to know Minecraft has the words of wisdom inherited from that other bright spark of intelligence that was Professor Albert Einstein 😂
Jason Pitts
Jason Pitts 2 ай бұрын
Einstein said that originally.
PMcK 2 ай бұрын
We are in it tech and evil
Gene Larson
Gene Larson 2 ай бұрын
He is good at putting the scare out there
Rich Vedrus
Rich Vedrus 2 ай бұрын
Truthfully never stop talking. Keep it up great intel Namaste
Craig Godard
Craig Godard 2 ай бұрын
Well I guess hes saying what you want to hear
Konstantin Drost
Konstantin Drost 2 ай бұрын
Namaste? Lol
Duke Ac
Duke Ac 3 ай бұрын
Nice to hear the truth for once
Johannes Liegthenstein
Johannes Liegthenstein Ай бұрын
Listening to this guy now, it doesn’t ad up..
Sanguinem De
Sanguinem De 5 ай бұрын
We are aware now why Scott is no longer in military intelligence aren't we? This video didn't age well only a month later.
Franky46Boy 5 ай бұрын
He is working for the 'other side' now and doing a good job at it obviously!
Tony McCaul
Tony McCaul 3 ай бұрын
Come on, the west was never going to give any credence to Zelensky's call for a preemptive nuclear strike on Russia. Remember Putin intimated about using Russia's nuclear weapons at the start of the conflict if the west interfered but someone obviously advised him to moderate his tone in this regard as he has not gone back to it since.
TROGULAR 10,000 Ай бұрын
Of course. From the beginning it has been correctly acknowledged - at the very least - as a defense effort that could not exist without vast support from very rich countries. And possibly a meticulously planned proxy war, even if Russia started it. The question of offense and defense becomes blurry as always. If there is a preexisting orchestrated effort to weaken Russia, then Putin's offense becomes a pretext. A way to pass off offense as defense.
Long Gone
Long Gone Ай бұрын
So I’m watching this video five months later and Ukraine is still fighting
AAjju Man
AAjju Man 11 күн бұрын
Ukraine does not require to win war but it can reclaim its territory by undertaking under its control.
The Spicy Meatball
The Spicy Meatball 21 күн бұрын
Wow, he really thinks that Russia would stop with a few occupied territories of Ukraine… I think he should continue reading and get to page 2 of the Russian doctrine where they talk about restoring their USSR and post-WW2 gains.
anarchy 3 ай бұрын
I feel Ukraine has just as much chance as anyone in an un winnable war...
Robert Bonobo
Robert Bonobo 3 ай бұрын
feel, or think?
anarchy 3 ай бұрын
@Robert Bonobo is there a difference?
coolthingy the third
coolthingy the third 3 ай бұрын
@anarchy Feelings is going by what you feel is good, even if it isn't true. Thinking goes by what work and what is real.
HarmCEO 6 ай бұрын
Learned a long time ago that if they call themselves real news it's most likely not.
Moriscondo 3 ай бұрын
yeah, it's tabloidy, for sure.. also a bit arrogant.
Dat dragon from mortal kombat.
Dat dragon from mortal kombat. 28 күн бұрын
Believe us bro 😅
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