This is Igor (“Strelkov”) Girkin, commander of DPR forces in 2014, criticising the Russian offensive at Bakhmut.
He talks about “cretinism or betrayal”.
A friend has been hitting me with this point-of-view and using similar terms to describe the Duran, Gonzalo Lira or Scott Ritter.
I do not mind the point-of view.
I like open discussion but I do rather object to the 100% certainty about something that cannot be known in the midst of “fog of war”.