By Philip Giraldi

The White House keeps insisting that it will not directly involve American soldiers in the war in Ukraine, but it keeps taking steps that will inevitably lead to a large-scale open combat role for the US against Russia.

Among the most recent moves to increase the pressure on the Kremlin, Biden revealed at a NATO summit meeting in Madrid on June 29th that the US will establish a permanent headquarters in Poland for the Fifth Army Corps, maintain an additional rotational brigade of thousands of troops in Romania and bolster other deployments in the Baltic states.

Also, the number of US troops in Europe, currently approaching 100,000, will be increased. Biden also was pleased to learn that Turkey had been enticed to drop its objection to Finland and Sweden joining NATO.

On the way to the NATO summit aboard Air Force One, Biden’s National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan advised that “By the end of the summit what you will see is a more robust, more effective, more combat credible, more capable and more determined force posture to take account of a more acute and aggravated Russian threat.” Presumably Sullivan was reading from a prepared script, but the objective surely seemed to be to heighten tension with Moscow rather than attempt to reduce it and come to some kind of diplomatic settlement.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also did his bit. In an astonishing display of derriere kissing, he responded that the new US force posture commitments were demonstrative of Biden’s strong leadership. What Stoltenberg did not mention was that Biden has been lying for some time about the presence of US military personnel in Ukraine.

He let the cat out of the bag back in March, when he told troops belonging to the 82nd Airborne division in Poland that they would soon be going to Ukraine, observing that “You’re going to see when you’re there, and some of you have been there, you’re gonna see —” It was an admission that US forces are already in place inside Ukraine even though the White House quickly did damage control, asserting that the president continues to be opposed to American soldiers being directly engaged in the fighting.

Biden also claimed that the US was working to “keep the massacre [of Ukrainians] from continuing.” Again, the language was hardly designed to make some room for a possible accommodation with Russia to negotiate an end to the fighting.

And now there is a New York Times report entitled “Commando Network Coordinates Flow of Weapons in Ukraine, Officials Say: A secretive operation involving US Special Operations forces hints at the scale of the effort to assist Ukraine’s still outgunned military.”

The article describes a more active US role in Ukraine than the Biden Administration has been willing to admit publicly. Back in February, before intervened in Ukraine, the US reportedly withdrew its own 150 military instructors, many of whom were training Ukrainian soldiers on newly acquired American produced weapons. However, some Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) paramilitary operatives and special ops troops continued their service in the country secretly, directing most of the intelligence flow the US is sharing with Ukrainian forces.

In addition to that, special ops soldiers from Washington’s NATO allies have been managing the movement of weapons and equipment into Ukraine and providing some specialized training. It has also been reported that British SAS commandos are actually guarding President Volodymyr Zelensky. The NYT specifies, citing American and other Western officials, that the soldiers and CIA officers are currently not on the front lines with Ukrainian troops. Also according to the Times, even though the US and NATO member states have not acknowledged the presence of their paramilitaries soldiers in operational roles in Ukraine, Russia and other intelligence services around the world are aware of this.

The New York Times report appears to be generally correct, though it does omit some details, some of which I have been hearing from former colleagues in the intelligence services. There has been considerable overt training at the Grafenwoehr German army base as well as at the Ramstein US Air Base to familiarize the Ukrainians with the new weapons arriving. Other NATO countries are also participating in the training.

Meanwhile, the cadres of special operations soldiers and intelligence personnel operating primarily in western Ukraine are not in uniform and many of them are working under various contrived cover designations, including sometimes loose affiliations with foreign embassies and NGOs. There are also a conventional CIA Station, a group from the National Security Agency and a Military Attache’s office in the recently reopened US Embassy in Kiev.

All of the above means that Biden and other western leaders have been dissimulating regarding their active participation in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Apart from his possible gaffe, Biden will not admit that there are American boots already on the ground, but they are there and are playing a major role in both logistics and intelligence sharing. The potential downside for the president could come when some of these soldiers in mufti get killed or, worse, captured and start to talk about their role.

Retired US Air Force Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, a former analyst for the US Department of Defense, observes that deploying plausibly deniable non-uniformed personnel “is completely typical of the initial stages of a US-backed long war, and for long-term political manipulation of the target country. This is the future that neoconservative ‘strategists’ in DC and their British and European allies imagine for Ukraine.

Rather than a negotiated conclusion, with a new Ukrainian role as a neutral and productive country, independent of both Russian and US political influences, the US government and CIA see Ukraine as an expendable yet useful satrap in its competition with the Russian Federation.”

Former CIA analyst Larry Johnson sees the activity in stark terms, while also commenting that the CIA has not won a semi-clandestine insurgent war in forty years. He observes that “Ukraine is a proxy; the West is trying to destroy Russia, it’s that simple. It would be one thing if Russia was the most evil, oppressive, authoritarian regime in the world. It’s nowhere even close. Even though the West keeps trying to portray Russia as such. The fact of the matter is, the West wants the resources that Russia has and it wants to control Russia. [But] Russia is not about to be controlled.”

In other words, Washington might be seeking an unending war entangling Russia and limiting its options globally. The Biden Administration has staked its reputation and possible political future on enabling Ukraine to survive without succumbing to Russian territorial demands. It is a risky and even dangerous policy, both in practical terms and politically.

The persistence of the Ukrainians in their defense is largely a product of US and Western Europe guarantees that they will do all that is necessary to support Zelensky and his regime, which is already seeking $750 billion in aid for “reconstruction.” If western military casualties begin to surface, the political support for the Ukraine war will begin to fade in Washington and elsewhere and there will be consequences in the upcoming midterm US elections in November.

A final comment on the Times piece is in response to the question why it has appeared at all at the present time. The mainstream media has been a cheerleader for aggressive US support of Ukraine and Zelensky, but now it is beginning to step back from that position, as have also the Washington Post and other media outlets. Perhaps they are becoming convinced that the game plan being promoted by Washington and its European allies is unlikely to succeed at great cost to the respective economies. Larry Johnson puts it this way:

“I think the purpose of this article coming out now is just to lay the groundwork for why we can’t put or shouldn’t put any more US military personnel or even CIA personnel inside Ukraine because continuing to put US personnel…inside Ukraine to train is becoming too risky because of Russia’s success on the battlefield.”

One might also add that it is exceptionally dangerous. A misstep or even a deliberate false flag coming from either side could easily make the war go nuclear.

Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a 501(c)3 tax deductible educational foundation (Federal ID Number #52-1739023) that seeks a more interests-based U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Website is, address is P.O. Box 2157, Purcellville VA 20134 and its email is


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  1. I remember the books and also the movies.
    “A Perfect World” is about two thugs who kidnap a child. The more baleful one shoots threats at the child. The other, played by K. Kostner, and who was driving the car, turns around and throws a violent punch at him. Then he says “your are threats” my was a fact.
    Now, for all the U.S. chatter, YOU decide who is the child, who takes the punch and who throws it at him.

  2. The TRIGGER for ‘HELL on Earth’ breaking out in the past 2 decades, was the ‘Controlled Demolition’ of the WTC. Towers and the MURDER of some 3000 innocent Collateral Victims on ‘9/11/2001’! That major logistical UNDERTAKING was made a demonic success only with the help of US Security and Intelligence Agencies looking the other way, or outright ASSISTING in that the ‘GREATEST CRIME’ Ever against the American People on our own SOIL! Where is our(?) Congress Investigating that, CRIME of the Ages against US?? That IS the Question!!

    • China is a suppressor dictatorship, but at least, whatever it does is meant to maintain the power of the “Chinese” government, but the USA nukes its own people (on 9/11) not even to maintain “its” own power, but for giving more power to the Zio parasites and Israhell.

  3. Two Americans just died in Ukraine? Who were they and what were they doing?

    American special forces supplying targeting data to Ukraine or those running the HIMARS missile systems are at risk. Ukraine is not worth American blood. In Vietnam at first they called these “advisers”.

    Here is what the American Citizens are not getting:
    1) We did not get one ounce of the gold of the Ukraine Central Bank that went missing during the 2014 political/economic takeover.
    2) Ukraine was given a bail-out loan for $42 billion. Now due to the provoked war, they cannot pay it. So will the IMF get assets instead? The State Department admitted spending $5 billion on this takeover. This was admitted on tape by Victoria Nulan and is public knowledge. Yet this taxpayer money was not returned. The American taxpayer got none of the interest on the $42 billion dollar loan.
    3) Monsanto goes to Ukraine and sells turns it into GMO. Farmers in Donbass were forced to sell land for pennies. American taxpayers got none of this benefit.
    4) Hunter Biden, relatives of John Kerry and Mitt Romney were over there in 2015 getting paid big $$.
    5) Ukraine Central bank is now owned by IMF. It was totally taken over, just like Iraq, Libya

  4. My uneducated guess is that Russia is using low yield nukes already, whenever “required” – ones that leave near no radioactive fingerprint, similar to what was used by Israel (and USA) on the 911 twin towers, in Beirut, plus in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, whenever that particular sort of ordinance would do most “effective” job (nukes were used in Vietnam too but thats another story)
    So when the concrete fortifications are super thick protecting command centers, ammo depots, or storage for Western weapons, whatever it is that needs to be destroyed quickly when the intelligence has just come in what is there, where it is, they will just nuke it quick if need be.
    And why not?
    And what is the west going to do about it?
    Already Russia is using thermobaric shells missles, RPGs, which are super devastating and in massed synchronized deployment more effective than nukes in wiping out batallions of soldiers in trenches and shallow foxholes…
    Of course the USA military “planners” know things are totally cooked in Ukraine and there really is no way to defend the territory of Ukraine unless nuclear retaliation is used, and that means Russia will retaliate in kind.(and they will as they are not going to be on losing side in this war no matter what)
    So thats what we got.

    • That would be a good assessment.

      Joe Biden is causing more damage in a week than Trump did in four years. Sure, morons flooded into DC, and he took out a top-ranking Iranian General, but nothing like what Biden Admin is doing to Russians daily.

      Just last week, a U.S. Biden Admin and CIA orchestrated the HIMAR strike took out 14 high-ranking Russian officers in South Ukraine.

      The Biden Admin. and CIA likely have several Worldview and GeoEye satellites monitoring Russian positions in Ukraine 24/7. Then they send all the info. to their Ukrainian Nazi allies. They give the exact GPS coordinates to the nearest meter of all Russian critical locations, and the Ukies then type the GPS coordinates into their American M777 Excalibur systems and MLRS Himars. This is why Russia has been butchered for the last two weeks. Supply stations hit, and ammo depots hit. Russian officers were annihilated with precision strikes. Meanwhile, Biden and his bitches have a big smile on their faces.

    • We use TOS MLRS (Sunburn). Thermobaric. But it has 6000 meters range. Yes, it is devastating, ’cause its rockets create 3K Celsius temperature. No way to be saved. About nukes – no, we don’t use it.
      Several US satellite companies help Ukies with coordinates for the strikes. We know them. Without the USA help, for sure, Ukies are blind kittens. Elon Mask also provided Ukie troops with SkyLink.

    • Hi Andy
      Thermobarics can be launched from jets – US used them in Iraq – first a mist of “gasoline” (more or less) covers a large area.
      Then it is ignited with thermobarics.
      Everything breathing dies instantly….it can be many square kilometers of space.
      They called it a “fuel air” explosion.
      I dont know about nukes being used or not, but the US and Israel has used them “covertly” quite a few times since WW2
      This is a real war of the US/NATO vs Russia with Ukraine the chosen-battlefield and Ukrainians (both nazi and Russian) the collateral damage plus make up the military “body counts”.
      Nukes just another ordinance to pull off the shelf to military minds of the generals.
      Russia could easily use the covert-nuke ordinance, nobody would know if they did, it would just be seen as a deep bunker buster missle.
      Should “US intelligence” establish Russia used a nuke, what are they going to do?
      Broadcast on their media that Russia is using nukes in Ukraine?
      Or just keep quiet about it to avoid the WW3 nobody (but for some of the crazy nazis in Wash DC) want to see happen.
      Same goes for Russia, if their intelligence establish the USA used a nuke bunker buster, what are they going to do? I would guess keep quiet about it too.

    • Hi Milhail
      Agreed Biden worse than Trump could ever of “had the power” to be, thats how US presidential elections work – in order to please the evil that actually runs the country, you need a new president that is much more evil than the previous one. Of course fool population to think they elected something “better’.
      Whoever comes next after Biden is going to be really bad news, what sort of horrible “human entity” can there be to replace Biden?

  5. “Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.”.. ― Phaedrus. Personally I’ve always considered Phil an astute analyst but there seems to be something else going on. Trump before “ leaving office” moved SF and SOF from CIA back to the Pentagon as per an original Kennedy directive and placed them under Chris Miller and Ezra Cohen Watnick both experts in irregular warfare. Thus their actions may not be to support the Ukrainians but instead Op Z as in the case of locating Biolabs. Just a thought when one considers the possibility that Devolution is what is really going on. If not then the knuckle draggers at SAD have to be one of the most ineffective forces in any theater of battle.

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