Officials: U.S. Secretly Conducting Operations Against Russia In Ukraine

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We seem to employ an excessive number of unnamed officials in our government across almost every agency you can think of. Recently anonymous intelligence and military officials have been circulating whispers again that the United States has intelligence assets and military personnel on the ground in Ukraine.

But more than just being present, they are also allegedly actively conducting operations against Russia.

But how can that be? Wouldn’t doing something like that mean we are more involved than just supplying weapons and intelligence from a distance, as we’ve been told is our status?

And didn’t President Biden say he would not deploy U.S. troops to Ukraine? If the whispers are true, what could that mean for the war and our involvement in the future? Let’s take a look.

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Shhhh… Don’t Tell Anybody

When the invasion was imminent back in February, the Biden administration pulled U.S. intelligence assets from Ukraine, to include our Special Operations troops on the ground. Once it became apparent that Ukraine wouldn’t collapse on itself like an overcooked souffle, unnamed officials claimed that the Biden administration sent clandestine teams back into Ukraine.

Incredibly, we are just saying these things out loud with no real worry about the repercussions if the unnamed officials are telling the truth. Isn’t the whole point of clandestine to be, you know… secretive?

This isn’t the first time the unnamed have chatted it up with the press about our alleged presence in Ukraine. In June, the New York Times reported that some CIA agents were operating secretly in Kiev to help direct intelligence, training, and weapons deliveries. 

I feel like the U.S. government has the same ability to keep secrets as my six-year-old daughter. She tells me secrets almost immediately after she is told a secret. So if we should accept that this is a fact, that the CIA, at a minimum, and possible Special Operations military forces are operating on the ground in Ukraine, should we be reevaluating some past activities that have made the news?

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It Wasn’t Us!

There’s been some suspicious activity happening on the global stage, and it’s become quite the veritable international whodunit. But first, let’s talk about government-sanctioned assassinations.

Last month Russian Nationalist Darya Dugina was killed in an apparent botched assassinated in a car bomb explosion outside of Moscow. But, of course, it’s not particularly noteworthy that Ms. Dugina was a Russian Nationalist.

What is noteworthy is who her dad is. Ms. Dugina was the daughter of Alexsandr Dugin, otherwise known as “Putin’s Brain” and one of his top aides. 

It seems evident that the elder Dugina was not the intended target, but who ordered such a daring strike and executed it? If you believe what the U.S. intelligence community and government tell you, it was Ukraine.

That doesn’t quite seem right, does it? A country that has been crowd-sourcing its military equipment and allegedly relying heavily on U.S. intelligence orchestrated and executed an assassination of a Russian within Russia’s borders? Just sit with that for a second.

And let’s not forget the Nord Stream pipeline explosion. Most talking heads point to Russia because why wouldn’t Russia sabotage their own pipeline? 

Oh, wait, that doesn’t make sense. Too bad satellite imagery from that day is too difficult to decipher due to cloudy weather. Luckily, the United States has offered to assist in the investigation – how convenient.

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Why Should We Care?

To be honest, this sort of activity in the world by the United States isn’t new. We have employed covert intelligence and military assets throughout our history in foreign affairs. 

We just typically don’t publicize it – or admit to hot war against nuclear powers. It used to be that the government would go through great pains to veil these operations with ‘black money’ funding and tight-lipped protocols. 

Our cavalier attitude towards this sort of activity is honestly only one of the reasons you should be paying attention and concerned. The other reason is that we don’t have the best track record regarding intelligence.

Even in this conflict, the intel community failed. In the beginning, they told the White House that Russia would win in a few days. Whoops.

Army Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, told Congress regarding their Ukraine capabilities predictions:

“We had different inputs from different organizations. And at least from my perspective as Director, I did not do as well as I could have.”

Obviously, but kudos for taking ownership. However, what is more concerning is what one former senior intelligence official points out:

“There was no reporting on the corruption in the Russian system. They missed it, and ignored any evidence of it.”

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What To Believe

Hard to know what to believe anymore, isn’t it? Are we on the verge of World War III and possible nuclear annihilation? 

Is Putin on the ropes and possibly facing an end to his power? His recent threats to use nuclear weapons have been met with most officials claiming we shouldn’t be too worried, just a little worried.

Last week National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said there are no signs that Russia is preparing to use nuclear weapons. However, the same intelligence assets that seem to think it’s highly probable this is all rhetoric from Putin also underestimated how quickly Afghanistan would fall last year.

Add to that President Biden telling a group of Democrats at a fundraising event last night:

“For the first time since the Cuban missile crisis, we have a direct threat to the use of nuclear weapons, if in fact things continue down the path they’d been going.”

So which is it? Is Putin’s latest speech a direct threat or toothless rhetoric? I suppose time will tell. Whatever time we have left, that is. 

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