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Scott Ritter served as a former Marine Corps officer from 1984 until 1991, and as a UN weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 until 1998. He is the author of several books, including "Iraq Confidential" (Nation Books, 2005) and "Target Iran" (Nation Books, 2006).
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 22, 2022 The Back Channel
Communications between the U.S. and Russia are essential for preventing an out-of-control crisis and a conduit exists for ongoing, high-level dialogue. But what is it really for?
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, September 30, 2022 The ONUS Is ON Biden and Putin
The Onus is On Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin to make sure that even while events on the ground in Europe devolve into chaos and violence, the leaders of the world's two largest nuclear arsenals - do not allow emotion to get the better of reason.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 22, 2022 Reaping The Whirlwind
All Ukrainian forces that are on the territory of the regions to be incorporated into Russia will be viewed as occupiers and Ukrainian shelling of this territory will be treated as an attack on Russia triggering a Russian response.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 26, 2022 Washington's Russian Drone Fantasy
The information warfare campaign by the U.S. and its allies on behalf of Ukraine appeared to engulf Putin's visit to Iran last week.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 30, 2022 Lithuania's Brinkmanship
NATO and the rest of Europe can rest assured that unless a solution is found that brings an end to Lithuania's blockade of Kaliningrad there will be a war between NATO and Russia.
(15 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 26, 2022 The Fantasy of Fanaticism
The ugly truth about Ukraine today "- the longer the war continues the more Ukrainians will die and the weaker NATO will become.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 14, 2022 Turkey Rains on NATO's Parade
In opposing the application of Finland and Sweden, Erdogan has disrupted the military alliance's effort to further provoke Russia with even more expansion.
(6 comments) SHARE Monday, May 30, 2022 Phase Three in Ukraine
No amount of western military aid has been able to prevent Russia from achieving its military objective of liberating the entire territories of both Lugansk and Donetsk as Phase Three begins.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Live Action - Role Play in Ukraine
Those with combat experience were issued weapons and ammunition and sent straight to the front, where they were integrated with Ukrainian Territorial Defense Units. Those without were given a rudimentary four-week basic training course.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 5, 2022 Crime of aggression
Bottom line is that Russia has set forth a cognisable claim under the doctrine of anticipatory collective self defence, devised originally by the US and NATO as it applies to Article 51 which is predicated on fact, not fiction.
(31 comments) SHARE Monday, March 7, 2022 Pity the Nation
When my fact-based narrative ran afoul of the regime-change policies of Clinton's successor, George W. Bush, I was cast aside as a pariah.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, February 28, 2022 Putin's Nuclear Threat
Putin made it clear that when it came to the issue of Ukrainian membership in NATO, the stationing of U.S. missiles in Poland and Romania and NATO deployments in Eastern Europe, Russia felt that its very existence was being threatened.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 20, 2022 The Evidence for Invasion the US Could Produce
Rather than produce fake evidence to the U.N. Security Council as Colin Powell had, Antony Blinken just produced nothing at all though the U.S. has intelligence it can show.
(11 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 13, 2022 The Ultimate End of NATO
Russia's goal is not to destroy Ukraine - this could be accomplished at any time. Rather, the goal of Russia is to destroy NATO by exposing its impotence.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 2, 2022 America's Putin Psychosis
Rather than examining the perspective of Russian national security interests, U.S. officials wrongly think the fate of European peace is in the hands of a single man: Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 30, 2022 Checkmate in Ukraine
Seen in retrospect Russia's demand for a written response was a trap, one neither the U.S. nor NATO yet recognizes.
(8 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 23, 2022 UKRAINE CRISIS - US 'Toolboxes' Are Empty
The toolbox is empty. Russia knows this. Biden knows this. Blinken knows this. CNN knows this. The only ones who aren't aware of this are the American people.