2 thoughts on “Ursula von der Leyen Drops a BOMBSHELL Revelation on Ukraine

  1. How can the Ukrainian military have “more than 100,000 officers”????? This is absurd! Where does a person in her position get her information?

    I don’t have much of an education, but my information (which I feel to be reliable, as the facts are more or less common knowledge) says Ukraine in total has under 800,000 military personnel, including the officers. I am prepared to apologize if the figures are too far off. To be truthful, I made sure they’re on the safe side.

    So, if Ukraine loses “more than 100,000 officers,” it will definitely also LOSE the war!!!

  2. Getting back after 12 days to finish above response to Ms von der Leyen in her video appearance.

    First, what might seem a bit of nit-picking on the number of officers. The war is wearing on about 10 months now. That then means a loss on average of 10,000 officers a month. We don’t know whether she meant full-fledged officers, or also includes NCOs (Non-Commissioned Officers)? But, still, a lot of leaders of fighting men, the men who would be bearing the brunt of the enemy’s fire power, would mostly be what we in North America refer to as the ‘Grunts.’ And obviously a lot more regular ground troops (with some naval and air personnel included, if not already) would need to be added to the mentioned 100,000. A proportion of 4 to 1 could be a fair guess, which would total Ukraine’s military personnel losses in the 500,000 range. On the conservative side, let’s say 400,000.

    At this point in the war, such a figure is not plausible. So the tendency is to say Ms von der Leyen is broadcasting fake news/information. To garner sympathy for the Ukrainian cause (and her effort is completely understandable; part of her motive being to provide the basis for how she proposes the so-called ‘crimes’ of Putin and the Russian military should be dealt with). In other words, it’s best that we’re able to see where she’s coming from.

    The reality is that Ukraine has suffered deaths of many civilians as well. The further reality is that from the Ukrainians, we have heard on numerous occasions the damage they have inflicted on the Russians, both on their equipment and troops. The general view conveyed to western media is that Ukrainian forces have done well, not only in resistance, but also in meting out punishment to the Russian side. Since the Russians are not ready to admit and report the numbers among their losses, I will not offer any figures here. Suffice to say, the war has brought suffering and devastation to both sides.

    Those who are against war (‘Make Love, Not War’) are surely saddened by it all; indeed, in more ways than simply through thought and feeling, the entire human world is the loser.

    There is an English poet from the late 1500s, early 1600s, whom i first came across on reading Ernest Hemingway’s classic “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” a novel with the Spanish civil war of the late 1930s as the background (followed by the film of same name, starring Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman).

    Poet’s name is JOHN DONNE, and (in modern English) this is what he wrote: ***NO MAN IS AN ISLAND entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the whole. And if some of it is washed away by the sea, Europe is the lesser. ……. (Similarly) any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind. Therefore, NEVER SEND TO KNOW FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS… IT TOLLS FOR THEE.***

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