“I’m an American and I’m not interested in being involved in this war. I don’t think that we should involve ourselves in any way. I think waging a proxy war is what we’re doing right now,” McGregor told “The Dive” host Jackson Hinkle.
“Feeding the fires in Ukraine is very dangerous, especially since Ukraine sits right next door to Russia. This is not Vietnam where the Russians could supply some things and we were both remote from our respective countries. This is a proxy war that’s very dangerous because it sits right on the border with Russia.”
McGregor also stated that Americans haven’t seen the video tapes and photographs of alleged atrocities committed by Ukrainians because America has suppressed that information in the West.
“Now, we’ve seen something allegedly committed by the Russians. This may actually have been something a group of Russian soldiers may have committed, we don’t know. And this is the problem: We tend to act on emotion, not rationality,” the decorated combat veteran said.
“And now I run into people frequently that say, ‘We have to punish the Russians.’ Well, that’s interesting, as world policeman, we’re going to punish the Russians. Well then we might as well punish the Somalis, we might as well punish the Mexicans. We could punish lots of people but it makes no sense whatsoever. We don’t know the facts.”
Macgregor said the world is looking at two groups of people fighting right now that hate each other. He added that the best thing America can do is try to bring an end to it.
“The president of the United States should use his influence not to postpone but put an end to the war. Not to lengthen it, not to make it worse, but to bring it to a close because the longer it goes on, the more potentially dangerous it becomes for us.” (Related: Trump blasts Joe Biden over handling of Russia-Ukraine crisis, warns that “world war” is now very possible.)
Russia-Ukraine war is an existential matter for Russia
According to Macgregor, the Russia-Ukraine War is an existential matter for Russia because what happens in Ukraine is critical to the Russians.
“They don’t want a foreign government running the show in Ukraine. They don’t want us running the show in Ukraine. They want a government there that’s preferably Ukrainian but not hostile to them. They don’t want foreign forces on Ukrainian soil to threaten them. They don’t want a foreign government on Ukrainian soil that puts missiles within a minute, a few minutes of flight time from their nuclear deterrent. These are all issues for them,” Macgregor explained.
“From our standpoint, this is not existential. And I think people have made a mistake. They think, we can fight this war to the last Ukrainian and bleed the Russians and make them miserable and harm them. I think it’s going to backfire. I think it actually already has on the international level. But that’s something we could talk about.”
The defense and foreign policy consultant believes that the Ukrainians are not in control of what’s happening in Kyiv any more than most Americans are in control of what’s happening in Washington. He also pointed out the unanimity in the American and Western media citing as an example the news about what happened in Bucha and the enormous explosion of hate and criticism against Russians that burst on the scene almost immediately all at the same time.
Macgregor mentioned that he has become extremely suspicious and very skeptical of retired officials that come and say virtually all the same thing because he has seen it before during the Iraq War in 2002-2003. He also took note of the very sophisticated information campaign that is being run by America or the MI6 in London.
The former senior advisor to the secretary of Defense during the Donald Trump administration said that U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland are dedicated Russia haters.
“They really are. It’s very strange. I haven’t seen anything like this that I can recall since perhaps the early ’60s, maybe the ’50s when we suddenly realized that we’d been hoodwinked in World War Two and turned half the world over to Stalin. There were a lot of people who were extremely suspicious and reacted appropriately,” Macgregor said.
“And now we’re seeing something that’s similar to that, only we’re not dealing with communism. Russia is not remotely communist. Russia is a capitalist state. People say, ‘Well, it’s fascist,’ which means essentially authoritarian. There are various forms of it. Well, most of the world, frankly speaking is run by authoritarian regimes.”
Macgregor noted that Russia is now the center and object of so much hate, attention and violence from the West, which the retired Army colonel said is really a mystery to him because he doesn’t see it as falling in the same class as Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin’s Russia.
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