Six Months In

The American Sun

It has been six months since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began. Does anyone know what is going on in Ukraine? The amount of disinformation and misinformation makes media consumers with memories of the Syrian Civil War shrug. Per both American and Russian intelligence services, Ukraine would collapse fast. Once this did not happen, OSINT and Western media shifted to overdrive, pushing narratives of Ukrainian victories and looming Russian collapse. This was not just Russian military forces but the nation itself. We are six months in, and neither is happening. Beyond discussing the state of play, we can look at this conflict to view the broader concerns surrounding the American empire.

It is true that both the Russian and American intel services expected a Ukrainian collapse. This was the rationale for the Gladio or insurgency discussion prior to the invasion. Both sides overestimated Russian capabilities and underestimated initial Ukrainian resolve…

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